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Old 09-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #1  
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Hi I am Barbara and I live in Arnold, Missouri (a suburb of St Louis). I am a mother of 2 wonderful boys, Jake will soon be 12 and Brendan 16 in December (god help all the drivers out there!). My amazing hsb is a firefighter paramedic and we will be married 25 years in May.

I worked almost 30 years in emergency medicine with a stint on Oncology and then Kidney transplant/vascular unit before having children, went part time and worked room control in admissions. I was a SU consultant for 8 years and loved making cards, never much on scrapbooking for some reason! I also do folk art painting and recently took up face painting, well my bff talked me into doing her daughers 6th bday party, someday I will learn to say NO LOL!

When my mother was diagnosed with colon/pancreatic and liver cancer I quit working, doing art and quit SU to take care of her. I am glad I did but I could never quite get back into it (art was something we did together). I volunteer and sub at my sons school but most of my days are open. I started looking for idea's for our 25th wedding anniversary party and saw all this new cool stuff, I can not believe what is out there! I am so excited, my husband, not so much LOL! He just smiled and said UhOh how much is this going to cost me LOL!!! So I am glad to be back in the art world and I love this site, I have already found so much info and gotten some great idea's!
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:39 PM   #2  
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Hi Barbara and welcome from New Zealand. I am glad you are finding your creative side again. This is a great site indeed, I love it and touch base several times a day. I am retired (Yay for the time it gives me!) and my partner and I are also coming up to 25 years together, also in May!
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:12 PM   #3  
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Hello Barbara,
....umm.... 'uhoh how much is this going to cost me' where have I heard that before? lol my hubbies favourite words.
I'm a newbie here today too but I have not been card making as long as you,
I started 3 & 1/2 yrs ago and am totally addicted to it, this is a lovely site, with so many wonderful ideas to try, I am eager to join some challenges as soon as I've found my way around the site, have fun crafting, you too Stephanie.
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