Thursday, January 26, 2017

All About Diana

Good morning!  My name is Diana Eichfeld and I’m one of the original Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration design team members.  I love this group of amazing creative and fun ladies and enjoy their friendships and inspiration.  I live in Bristow, VA with my husband (Chris), son (Aidan who’s 11 and fully embracing the craziness of teen years early), and our dog (Mocha).  My husband and I met in Providence, RI while in college where he was studying to become a chef and I was in business school.  Ever since I was a kid I said I wanted to marry a chef so I didn’t have to cook so it all worked out (but I still do my fair share of cooking). We both love to travel and are Disney fanatics so it’s a perfect fit.  We also got into fitness about 5 years ago when we made the commitment to lose weight and I’ve fallen in love with running and racing (my favorite distances are 10K and half marathons) and try to do as many as my family will tolerate, including incorporating races into our travel plans, haha!

 Combining Running and my love of Disney!

Aidan is in 6th grade and is really busy will all sorts of activities, including Boy Scouts, Tae Kwon Do (he’s a second degree black belt), Baseball, Basketball, Battle of the Books Club, Chess Club, and Cooking club, along with playing the Trombone.  Aidan also loves Disney and traveling so he’s more than willing to take on any of our adventures.  He and Chris are also huge Star Wars fans so on any given day I’m learning about this empire.


 50 mile Bike Ride with Boy Scouts

Off to Summer Camp
Mocha is a Chiwinnie (Chihuahua and Dachshund mix) and spends most of his time sleeping and cuddling.  Mocha does go on short runs with me but with his short little legs he works hard to keep up, walks he prefers and gets to explore the neighborhood.

Really mom?

I have a full time job as a Contracts Manager for a small Aerospace company working with the Government.  It’s close to my home and Aidan’s school which I love!  I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in 2007 when Aidan was 2 (I actually signed up while we were on vacation) because I wanted the discount but quickly found that building my business was a great way to meet new people in the neighborhood (my development was still being built out) and I love teaching people the joy of paper crafting, at all ages.  
My stamping style is clean and simple and I enjoy making masculine cards as much as softer one’s (perhaps it’s because of all the guys in my life) but don’t tend to be “over flowery” if you know what I mean.  I’m a little obsessed with glitter and bling and will try to add it as much as possible (except on my “dude cards”).  I love using different challenges to help stretch my creativity as well as fun new techniques.  Here’s a picture of some recent Valentine’s projects I made to coordinate.
I thought you would enjoy seeing where I work.  I was very fortunate that a few years ago we built out an unfinished area in our basement and turned it into my studio.  I love spending time down here creating by myself, with friends, or teaching classes. We also use the studio a lot for Aidan’s school projects and it’s nice to have a place to spread out for bigger projects (and the ability to shut the door to hide the mess when company comes).
View from the door
I cleaned up for your visit (usually I'm working on about a 6"x6" space, haha!) 

I like to display different ideas for inspiration for class attendees. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know a little about me and hope you will continue to follow the SSINKspiration team for lots of fun and creativity!


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