Welcome! My name is Jacki Tibbitts and I currently live in Merritt Island, FL. Married for 35 years, we have two daughters who have graced us with three grandchildren. Originally from Massachusetts, moved to Orlando in 1993 and then over to Merritt Island in 2005.
I love creating things! I started with scrapbooks then veered off into making cards which turned into all sorts of paper crafts. I do custom orders for thermos-style tumblers, cutting boards, home decor pieces, serving trays and more.
I began as a Creative Memories customer then became a CM independent consultant for five years before moving on to Close To My Heart where I was an independent consultant and supervisor of the Artsy Tidbits team for 8.5 years. I've earned my crafting version of the PhD with Close To My Heart. (I keep reminding myself that PHD can also stand for "Projects Half Done"!)
I grab my ideas from every day life - the colors on a cereal box, the flowers growing together in a garden. Close To My Heart also provides its consultants and customers with an annual Idea Book full of fun projects and hints to make crafting easier.
Initially, I wanted my children and grandchildren to know me through my photos and writing in my scrapbooks. Then I saw the joy that others expressed when receiving a card or a mini album or party decoration that I had make just for them. I love teaching others to find that joy in their life. Helping others realize that they ARE creative and praising how they choose to express their creativity is an incredible feeling.
Crafting has taught me patience... and if things don't work out the way you had planned, go on to Plan B. There are 26 letters in the alphabet for a reason!
I have just set up this website (JackiFL.com) with a blog and store for online shopping!!! I love doing local craft fairs (I will be in Oviedo, FL in November and the annual Cracker Christmas Festival in December)!
My last thought - Get your photos OFF your phone
and into albums with your thoughts,
memories and comments all written down
for your kids, grandkids and future
generations to enjoy!!!