Anabelle was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Delaware and has lived in Delaware most of her adult life.
She lives with her husband Fran and almost five year old son Ryan. They are the center of her life! Before Ryan came along, Anabelle taught elementary school. She now works part time at the University of Delaware while Ryan is in pre-school. She teaches an undergraduate course and works in the registrar’s office. She loves being able to be home with Ryan and persue her passion – paper crafting.
Anabelle tried scrapbooking in the late 1990’s, but was so wrapped up in teaching that she found she didn’t have the time to spend on it that she wanted to. Once Ryan came along, she knew she wanted to start preserving memories and pick up scrapbooking again. She was surprised at how different the craft had become, but was soon addicted and hasn’t looked back since! Cardmaking and creating altered items and gifts came along as a natural extension.
In the rare instances that she’s not paper crafting in her spare time, Anabelle can be found exercising at the Y, reading cookbooks or baking, persuing volunteer activities or chatting on the phone with friends. However, usually she’s unloading the diswasher or folding laundry.
Anabelle’s work can be seen in several publications including Memory Makers, Scrapbooks Etc., Paper Crafts, CARDS, Scrapbook Trends and Scrapbook & Cards Today.