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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Doodle Palace & The Next Level Challenge

I recently brought my twins home in the most adorable outfit that they were given as a gift. It was different shades of pinks, green and white. It had two frogs on it along with ruffles on the but..just to cute!! I said that one day I was going to scrap a page with them in the outfits and use the color theme. Well I took the inspiration from that outfit and used it to fulfill two challenges! It is really late and my time is limited with twins. After cutting out all of my embellishments I realized that they didn't fit on the card the way I wanted. It was to late for me to even have the brain power to figure out how to cut the size I needed. Thank goodness for wireless keyboards because they come in handy when you are trying to type and nurse my babies at the sametime...and my husband doesn't think I multi-task???
I used this card for the Doodle Palace Challenge as well as The Next Level.
The challenge for Doodle Palace was to use the colors of the website (pink & green)and for The Next Level it was to follow the sketch provided and have a 3D layered effect. I made the adorable frogs with my cricut New Arrival Cartridge and stamped them with my Peachy Keen PK-740 Baby Faces n More! stamps. I then raised them with mounting squares in addition to raising the hearts they are holding even further with some more mounting squares...I know you can't see it in the pictures but it adds alot of depth to the card.


  1. Just beautiful! Thanks SO much for playing!
    Dee and Robin

  2. Gorgoeus card :-) I love these frogs and the papers and layout are fab ! Love the ribbon, flowers and sentiment too ! Lovely :-)

    Lorraine x