My Pretty Mother
Married (to the best man in the world), mother of 2 boys, also a bereaved parent...my first child was born with a severe siezure disorder which interferred with his development. He was profoundly retarded and totally handicapped throughout his short life of 13 years. My second son is over twenty years and helps take care of me(more about this below) during the day while my husband is at work.
In January, 2008 I discovered that I had only 3 months until my niece's wedding shower and since I wanted to create a genealogical scrapbook as my gift, I knew there'd be no way I could meet that deadline using the traditional paper scrapping method... so off I went searching for a way to do it digitally...that's when I discovered the world of digital scrapbooking. Since then, I've benn on a few Creative Teams. Then, in 2010, I began trying my hand at designing digital scrapbook products. I sold my designs for 3 years from the digital scrapbook store known as E-scape and Scrap. By April 2013, I decided to give up selling my designs and return to giving them away freely. My plans were to create some tutorials also since I have a professional background in developing 'Computer Based Training' BUT as what often happens with PLANS, my plans were thwarted by my health. I suffered a brain embolism (aka stroke) in July 2013. Now I am a left-sided hemiplegic(left side of my body is paralyzed), Since my left arm is paralyzed, I must do everything one-handed, which makes typing and designing(among other things) a bit of a problem. However, I miss designing so I decided to join this site to participate in the designer challenges with the hope that I'll regain the skills I've since forgotten.
Hopefully, in time (hopefully a short time - because I'm OLD and don't have a lot of time left) and with my physical therapies, I'll one day return to my former mobile self.
I love this photo of my mother in her springtime/summer hat taken sometime in the early 1940's. I think Marisa's Pretty Things kit was perfect with which to scrap this photo.
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