About Areli

Hey there, welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by! My name is Areli Johnson, the face behind WithHisGifts.com

My husband and I live in Michigan. We have been married for 33 years. After raising our three children and only a couple of years of an empty nest, we are living a "life redirected" as we are raising our four grandsons. I love the boys with all my heart. Every day that He chooses me to care for them is truly a blessing. And, on those days that are tougher than others, I rely on the strength of our Lord and hold on to His promise that "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." ~Romans 8:28

With that many boys (ages 11, 8, 8, and 7 ... yes, twins!), it's pretty obvious that my house is never lacking things that make loud noises or covered in dirt. Which is why I take refuge in my crafting, my girly place.

I love learning new crafting and art techniques and sharing what I learn with others. And, I absolutely LOVE everything vintage/shabby chic and can't resist the urge to distress paper.

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and absolutely love introducing you to some of the most amazing products in the industry! You may notice that I will, occasionally, use other products in my paper crafting. This by no means implies that I love Stampin' Up! products any less. It simply means that, as a paper crafter, I reach for the products that are going to best help me bring my creative ideas to life! Most of the time, it is Stampin’ Up! and, occasionally, it is not… and that’s ok!

I'm so glad you stopped by. It is such a blessing to share my love of crafting with you and to inspire you to transform paper into little works of art.

With His Gifts,