Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hey from Missouri! Edited to add answers to THE Questions

Well, thought I had better get on here and introduce myself better. I am Liz D from Mo. I live in mid-Missouri in the boonies. We are about 15 miles from the nearest town of 2000, then about an hour and half from any decent shopping place besides Wal-Mart (not that that is decent :>))) I live with my husband (well, since he has been in the big desert for the past year- that is subjective, however, he should be home soon.) Also, our two sons, Cody 13 and Aron 11. I'm an RN and Family Nurse Practitioner (currently not working since Jeff is currently gone with the Army.)

We live on a farm, have cattle, chickens, dogs, cats etc. We live down a relatively isolated gravel road and are a frequent drop off place for others unwanted pets, so our population changes frequently!

What got you into papercrafting? I started scrapbooking about 11 years ago when our 2 adopted sons came to live with us as foster kids. I soon realized that I should sell the stuff (creative memories) and get a discount. I had quit my job as a family nurse practitioner suddenly when we got the oppurtunity to take Cody and Aron into our home and suddenly I was not bringing a paycheck home. In a soon to become common practice :.)) , I manipulated the circumstances and started holding workshops etc and saying that it was paying for my habit. I frequently go cropping with others at my not so local scrapbooking store (it is about 45 min. away). I taught classes there for awhile and loved that.

I started making cards about a year ago, when I was asked to teach a card class. I love the art and the small canvases that cards become. I found PTI when I was looking for sentiments, bought a couple of sets and soon forgot about them. This fall I found them again and its all history now. I am addicted. I love their products!

Is there anybody who inspires you? If so, who? Nicole and PTI designers and Tim Holtz and Wendi Vecchi

What is your favorite technique in papercrafting? I love vintagy looking stuff, can't wait to use my PTI stamps and grunge them up!

What do you hope to gain from joining the PALs? fellowship, encouragemnet, incentive to get something done and use up my supplies!!

Anything else you want to say?
Anyway, that's my history, except for the Scrapcarver part. I was a woodcarver and when Cody and Aron came to live with us at 26 months and 9 months, I put my sharp tools up and haven't gone back to it. Need to work on that!

Well, I am so glad to be part of this group and can't wait to get to know you all!
Liz D in MO


  1. I would love to live on a farm and I think you are wonderful to have put yourself out there for older foster children and adopting them. I wish I could go to Haiti and gather some kiddie up in my arms and bring them home!!!!

  2. Sounds like we have something in common, living in "cow country", although I am not nearly as far out in the boonies as you are (and I don't live on a farm, I'm just surrounded by them!) Nice to get to know you better Liz :)

  3. Hoping and praying that your husband comes home soon!

  4. Looking forward to getting to know you also!

  5. Aloha Liz in MO! What a strong woman you must be to take of home and children while your husband is serving. Big kudos to you! It's wonderful getting to know more about you and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

  6. Hello from a fellow nurse and military spouse! I'm praying for a safe return of your husband. I don't know how you Army wives handle those long deployments. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better throughout the year.

  7. Nice to getting to know you a little better, Liz. I can imagine it's not always easy being an army wife who's husband is on a long term deployment.


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