About Me

Hi, welcome to my blog!  My name is Giovana (spelled with 1 "n" only and sounds like yio-vanah). I was born in Lima, Peru, but raised in the main port "Callao". The beach was always close to me and loved it. I met my husband in 2001 and we married in 2002, after that I moved to the USA and started my life here. It was not easy to say the least, the language, food, activities, everything was so different, I have to confess I cried for months, but now here I am, very used to America. I have learned so many things here, although I studied English in Peru and I thought I knew pretty much everything (LOL), here was another story. Pretty much understood 0% because everybody was talking way to fast!! answering the phone was a torture and keeping a conversation was a big frustration. I have to say after you realized you HAVE to do things, everything started getting a lot smoother. I can tell now I speak "good" English, I have a heavy accent (although my daughter doesn't think so :) and I love to answer the phone, LOL. I am more open to have a conversation and sometimes I think I talk too much. I love America very much (but not the fast food though)

I am Christian, I grew up in a Christian family and I am raising my daughter the same way. I am not ashamed to say I love the Lord with all my heart.

I am a wife and a mom and these 2 wonderful people are the most important people in my life. I will do everything and anything for them. Very proud of them.

I have been crafty all my life. when I was little I used to pick the little pieces of fabric my mom was tossing so I made dresses for my dolls. I used to have a huge collection of dresses. Then I learned how to knit, sew (for real) and cross-stitch. This last one was the hobby I did until my daughter was born. After she starting walking, it was really hard, almost impossible to create so then I discovered Paper Crafting!!!
I've been paper crafting for about 6 years now, if you just knew my first material, you probably laugh out loud.
I have been very blessed to be part of some fantastic Design Team. In some cases I applied for, in others I have been invited. I have been published in different Craft Magazines, which is super cool!!! (Since English is not my first language I always thought I would never be published, I was really wrong)

I hope you like my blog, the music here is part of my testimony as a Christian, so I hope it doesn't bother you.

Just in case, I read all the comments posted here, and I love to reply e-mails, you can leave me you e-mail address so you will hear from me :)

Thanks for reading this. I think I got inspired to write all this.

Have a great day and God Bless.
Giovana


7 comments:

wibbwebb said...

I always love your cards the best!!
Thanks for showing us such great work.

Sharon Jones said...

Giovana, I am so proud of you! You have richly blessed us with your talent in paper crafting and I pray you continue to enjoy it. {for your sake as well as ours...;D} God is good and we see it in your work. Thank you so much for your inspiration, gf!
Hugz2u,
Sharon

Victoria H. said...

Wow, what an I inspiration! I love your blog and all the amazing and beautiful pieces of art. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Deny said...

Me encantaron tus tarjetassss!!!, las amé!!, fue amor a primera vista jajaja, y no es broma!!! =)
Te escribo en español ya que mi inglés es masticado y con las justas pude leer tu presentación =/.
Yo tbm soy Limeña, pero yo vivo en Chile =)
Muchas bendiciones para ti y tu familia y sigue haciendo cositas lindas!!!.
Cariños y abrazos a la distancia.

Cards By Betty said...

Your story is very interesting I for one am glad to have you as an American. Your paper crafting is lovely and I have been inspired because I am a great-grandmother and I have just started card making, but have done a lot of other crats and sewing.

Ann Tuck said...

Hi Giovana
I receive your daily projects via email, so I never miss one of your beautiful cards! Now I have found your blog site, I will also follow this way. Your creativity is an inspiration to me, as I love to create, but don't feel particularly 'artistic'. I have been card-making for a year now, and have also started a blog, as a way to document my own steep learning curve. You are a wonderful guide! Best wishes - and I am glad to hear you are feeling better.

Louise H. said...

Giovana, I love your work and am very proud of you for your witness. What a blessing it is to see people who love paper crafting as I do who also love Christ. May He continue to bless you immeasurably.

 
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