Hi, my name is Jules,
I'm a crafter who loves God and my family! I have an obsession with fabric, paper and glue...it makes me happy!! Thank you so much for visiting me, please stay a while and feel free to peek!
When did you start crafting?
I've always been creative. Ever since I can remember I've loved making things with paper. I've been sharing my paper crafts on YT for about 5-6 years now...wow...how time flies! I do now enjoy making mini albums, layouts and altering different items!
What other hobbies do you have?
I LOVE home decor! Every time we moved into a new place my mind would go buck wild with paint color or making each room pretty with things I would make or put together. I also love to cook, garden and for a few years now I've enjoyed painting and restoring furniture...which is hard with my back but it's been getting easier:)
What is your profession?
By trade I am a Certified Medical Assistant. Basically like a nurse. I worked in clinics for over 10 years. It's so rewarding!! I injured my low back in 05' and had to stop working in 09' because it became unbearable. I was getting all kinds of treatments, for years, but they all failed me...from surgeries, to injection and physical therapy. Finally I had a spinal fusion of 3 levels in my lower back in May of 16' and I finally have relief. I should be able to go back to work by this Summer..... more on that later on in a regular blog post:)
Are you married and do you have kids?
I was married right out of High School! I was only 18 and married the love of my life Manny....we've been married for 27 years now. We have 2 amazing kids, Manny Jr who is now 26 and Anna who is 22. Both educated, Manny has a Bachelors degree and Anna is working on her Masters. We are very proud!
This was taken in 2013 when they all graduated from college and high school.
What gear do you use for your videos?
I have nothing fancy....I have a cute little Canon PowerShot SX500 IS and have had it for about 2-3 years now. It's served me well but I'm about ready to upgrade to a DSLR. I'm loving the Canon T Rebels so far, just not sure which to get yet. I have a very old tripod that is falling apart....I can't even tell what brand it is. LOL....time for a new one I suppose. I use my Android Galaxy 7 now for most of my photos and I have taken video with it, doesn't do too bad. For editing my videos I use iMovie on my Mac and just recently updated my software and am learning the new iMovie11. For graphics and editing photos I use picmonkey....it's so much fun. It's a free site but you get a ton of upgrades with a paid membership called "Royale".
Something that people don't know about me?
Well, I'll tell you two....I really, really hate coconut! It's the smell for me....I just cannot eat it unless it's hidden in some rice pudding...other than that, NOPE!
The 2nd thing is that I LOVE to sing! I have been a singer since very little...I used to write songs with my brother when we were young. When I was about 29 I sang for the first time in front of an audience in a play at church, it was a solo!! I about threw up afterwards! I then soon after was involved a lot in that area, then for a few years lead worship on Sunday mornings. There's just something about singing to God that makes my world complete.
Anyhow, there you go!
Thanks for stopping by friends!