Hi Friends! Claire here---
I was born in Greenfield, Indiana and grew up on a small farm. I am a "middle" child. I have an older sister and younger brother. I had a fantastic childhood and very thankful for my Mid-Western upbringing. After graduating from Indiana University, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
I spent most of my adult life in different areas of Atlanta and taught Elementary School for 27 years. My favorite age was 6 year olds because learning to read is one of the most important things in a person's life! I spent 20 years in First Grade. I also taught Fourth Grade and ESOL. I loved every minute of it!
We have a combined family. I have twin sons and he has a son and a daughter. We have eight GRANDchildren. -- Four beautiful girls and four handsome boys-- Addison, Victoria, Robert, Oliver, Natalie, Luke, Maggie and Will.
They keep us VERY busy! I wish we had more time to travel, but family comes first.
I was a scrapbooker for many years and then was introduced to card making. I absolutely love it! I enjoy participating in challenges and being on Design Teams. It fulfills my need to color, cut and paste which has been an life-long occupation! I am truly grateful for the wonderful friends I have made through paper crafting and blogging.
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Thanks for stopping by!