About Me

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!  

 I have twin sons  and four beautiful grandchildren.  Addison, Victoria, Robert and Oliver. 

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.  

You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram or email me at 

Thanks for stopping by!  



  1. Hi Claire, wow 20 years in first grade! I saw you mentioned over on Jodi's blog! Can't wait to loook around!

  2. hello I was wondering if I could get measurements of the dutch fold card thank you

  3. Was just admiring your latest card using Clearly Besotted stamp set. Question: the bright pink bow you used on this card was it from Teeny Tags? I found that stamp set but the ribbon doesn't have the longer tails you used on your card. Could you kindly let me know the name and number of the set you used as I would like to know more about the ribbon which is very unique. Hoping to hear from you. Does Simon Says carry the set showing this ribbon


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