I'm Annie. I am a proud wife, mother, graphic designer, art instructor, sewist, fisherwoman, kayaker, gardener, and music lover. I love my home state of Michigan, and all the wonderful outdoor activities it has to offer. In addition to owning Paper Heart Design I also co-own Michigan inspired Mittenprints, and scripture inspired Wildflower Trust.

My husband is my best friend. We moved out of state for his job the week after we both graduated from college in 2007. I had just graduated from Central Michigan University with my BAA. I was a double major in Graphic Design and Sculpture, with an Art History minor. I also completed my BS in Education, Art Education K-12 major with a minor in Industrial Education. I immediately began work as a freelancer and have been involved in creative design ever since.

I have always felt a need to make things. I'm happiest when working on projects I am passionate about, whether big or small. Ever since I was a little girl, I've known I wanted to be an artist, a teacher, and a mother. Imagine my surprise when I realized, while watching my kids play outside, that all of those dreams had come true. I am so grateful for all the blessings in my life.