About Me

Hello friend.

Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe. This is my happy place where I share everything from my crafty projects to everyday life.

I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember. Even as early as elementary school, I was so excited to create with new school supplies. New markers, crayons, glue, scissors, pens? Yes please. I made my first scrapbook in middle school out of notebook paper, a glue stick, and a three ring binder. Shortly after high school, I got a job at a local scrapbook store. My love of teaching began there and I have taught several card making classes since then. The crafting bug hit me early on and has remained a constant joy in my life.

I’m currently a creative team member for Simon Says Stamp and also on the Picket Fence Studios Design Team

These days if I’m not in my studio creating, I’m hanging out with my family. I married to my best friend (Ted) and we have two sons, Alex and Aiden. They are the joys in my life. I’ve also met some AMAZING people through this hobby and feel so blessed by their friendships.

Thank you for visiting and I’m so glad you stopped by. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments. I would love to hear from you.


I am on a design team and receive products from various companies. I only share things that I love and ultimately my opinions are my own. Also, I am part of an affiliate program with Simon Says Stamp and receive a small commission for sales through my blog. Thank you.