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.

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. In 2008, I 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.