Profile PictureI am a full time crafter after having retired from my job of 36 years.  I started this blog to share my love for paper crafting and to have a place to store images.  I love to craft, shop and organize.  I am hoping this blog will document my journey into the awesome world of Paper Crafting.  This is something that I’ve been waiting a long time for …. to have time to create, to play and to have fun and to share that with all of you!


I retired in March 2017 from my job of 36 years and now have time to do what I love … which is anything crafty. My interests include Card Making, Scrapbooking, Embroidery, Drawing/Painting, Organizing, Decorating and anything artsy crafty.

I’m single and live with my two “Yorkie” girls (Bella and LillyBelle). I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. We moved to Slidell, LA when I was a freshman in High School and I attended Salmon High School in Slidell. I worked in Louisiana until 1995 when I got a job in Houston, TX. I lived in Texas from 1995 until 2015 when I decided to go back home. I moved back to Slidell in May 2015 to be closer to family.

Here’s a little more about my background and how I ended up where I am in life. My career has been in computer programming/business analysis. I started working at Shell Oil Company right out of High School. I got the job because my Mom had a programming job at Shell and she suggested that I apply for a job.

So, I went for an interview at Shell back in 1980 and was hired and my 36+ year journey at Shell began. I started in the Steno pool typing and after only working for a year, Shell got us our first personal computer and I fell in love with everything and everything to do with computers.

I worked for a few years typing and working with the computer and word processors and then decided to go to college to study computers and computer programming. I first attended University of New Orleans studying Computer Science and then a few years later, I enrolled in Tulane University in New Orleans under the Computer Information Systems program.

I attended classes for 10 years while working full time and finally received my BS in Computer Information Systems from Tulane in 1995.

After receiving my degree, I moved to Houston, Texas and worked in IT for Shell as a Programmer/Analyst. I’ve had many jobs with Shell over the years, but my last position at Shell before I retired was as a Business Analyst supporting the Energy Components application used by Shell for Hydrocarbon Accounting.

I’ve always wanted to blog but just never had time since I was always busy working. Now that I’m retired, expect to see me posting blogs and videos … I’ve never been so happy or had so much fun in my life. I’m really enjoying retirement and hoping that it will continue for many years to come!!!


Pics of my two beautiful girls … Bella and LilyBelle.  They are sisters and will be 7 years old in October.

Bella …

LilyBelle …

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