To be honest, I’m not one who likes to talk about herself but since this page appears to be called “about Ellie” you are probably here (maybe) wanting to know about this head chick gal.
I’m Ellie Jacobson and I’m turning the big 4-0 this year and there are days I simply don’t care about that number and some moments when I think “WHAT?! I can’t be turning 40…that’s old!!!” That’s my little freakout moment.
I was born and raised in St. Paul (East Side all the way!) and have lived all over this great state of Minnesota, like the Brainerd Lakes area, St. Cloud, Eagan and now Farmington.
I’m so blessed to be married to a wonderfully supportive man, Mark, and we have 2 boys, Sean and Alex. They are my family, my loves and my heart.
My other love is rubber stamping. I never considered myself creative, as a little girl who watched her mother free hand draw and paint like a true artist. I could barely draw a stick figure. But I had a creative side to me with no outlet. In the late 90’s a woman I worked with had this catalog from a new company, Stampin’ Up! I went a workshop and truly fell in love because I found my creative outlet.
I’ve been a stamping demonstrator off and on since the late 90’s, first with Stampin’ Up and then with The Angel Company (no longer in business). I have taught rubber stamping through community education classes to new stampers, to elementary children (my fave creative people, at a Brainerd stamp shop and lead rubber stamp clubs to share ideas with other stampers (there is nothing like a room filled with rubber stampers).
I took a break from teaching stamping to have my 2 boys and to start my creative business, My Little Chickadee Creations, which I started in 2010. I sell my hand stamped and painted tile coasters, trivets, magnets, worry stones and ornaments online, via craft fairs and retail shops. I love it and I’m truly blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids and run my business full time.
But I have missed the teaching part of stamping. So I’m a stamping coach with Fun Stampers Journey.
I’m excited to get back into teaching stamping and continue that part of my journey.
If you got this far, thank you for reading about me and if you would like to introduce yourself, I would love for you to leave a comment.