About Me

I started scrapbooking while living overseas in Brussels, Belgium with my DH who is US Navy and was assigned to NATO. We have 5 children: 16 yr, 12 yr, 8 yr old twins and 4 yrs old.  In Belgium,  enjoyed getting together with my other American friends for a fun morning/afternoon/evening of scrapping and chatting so much, that I signed on as a Close To My Heart consultant and loved every minute of it!  I am also an avid photographer. Living in Europe provided an awesome opportunity for me to shoot lots of great photographs of the cities and peoples and culture there, as well as my own family.

We moved to  Libya in Oct 2010 for my DH’s job at the US Embassy there. While in Libya I really enjoyed holding cardmaking workshops for military attache wives from many, many different countries. They were all amazed at how easy it was to create such beautiful handmade cards, calendars and layouts. What a wonderful opportunity for enjoying friendly relationships between our various countries… In February 2011 my family was evacuated from Libya, along with other American families from the US Embassy. We are now living in the Washington DC area, awaiting news of our next adventure. I am sure that wherever it takes us, I’ll be sharing my love of scrapbooking and cardmaking with the many new friends I’ll meet there!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. diecutcrazymag
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 14:54:57

    Hi! My name is Stephanie Shock and I’m the senior editor for Die Cut Crazy Magazine. We are a digital only magazine currently available on the iPad, and soon to be available in other formats. I’m writing to tell you that we would love to share some of your work in our galleries. Since we are digital you will be credited, the photos will link back to the post we find them in, and you will keep all the rights to the photo as well. Please let me know if this would be okay!


  2. Rosanne Arnold
    Feb 05, 2014 @ 14:19:15

    Hi Marie,

    I got your information from Judy Williams and have signed up for your blog posts. Please add me to your mailing lists. I would be interested in coming to some of your workshops. Thanks so much.

    Rosanne M. Arnold


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