Hey there, Papertrey Chicks! My name is Carrie and I live in Gaithersburg, MD. I've got these two lovely girls you see to your left and a great husband of 13 years!
I got my degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Secondary Education. I taught Health Education for 5 years at the high school I graduated from. I met my husband through a blind date my first year of teaching. We married and then two years later, we bought the company he worked for since 1990.
So now I'm co-owner of a Turf Grass Seed & Supply company. Man--quite a career change!
I'm the Executive Director of a Non-Profit Seed Trade Association that keeps me traveling a few times a year and in touch with some of the most wonderful people around the country. (Who knew Seed People would be interesting and wonderful??)
My husband and I are co-leaders of our local Community 4H Club and I am a mentor at the middle school where my oldest goes.
I've always wanted to be naturally crafty ever since I was little. I'm not talented in terms of drawing or color matching, etc. My brother is a great artist! I think I've perfected the art of CASE'ing...though...
I started scrapbooking in high school...and that carried through to when my Bird (one on the right) was born in 2001. Then, I met my best friend in the entire world, Suzanne--my craft crazy sister.
I met Suzanne through our neighborhood book club. Our book club is very close and Suzanne & I's relationship grew from there. She's very CRAFTY!! She was a hobby seamstress, but I would've considered her a professional.
She introduced me to the world of paper in 2002. At first, we said we'd NEVER stamp. We'd make cards withOUT stamping. Well, then we got introducted to SU....and then the tidal wave began! We absolutely LOVE PTI.
Now, our conversations are mainly of cards...who's blog we visited...and...if you pop to my blog, you'll see how we've been using our PTI colors in REAL LIFE!
I'm looking forward to this--may not get this long of a post every week...and I'm SO GLAD I've got until August 16th until I've got to show a technique! I'm up for it though...