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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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This little piggie....

This is a free image from Nina May's blog There's Magic in the Air. It is free for a limited time so stop on by if you want to snag it. But make sure to leave her a comment to express your thanks!

Nina lovingly calls this one Gigi on Tube. Gigi ironically is my daughter's name. Well actually it is Gianna but we nicknamed her Gigi!

There's Magic in the Air The challenge was to use this image and some sort of paper piecing. I mounted the umbrella top with mounting dots to raise it.

Whimsy Stamps Texture Challenge There is lots of texture here! I sewed the edges, pearls & beads flowers

Digital Tuesday Lace & Pearls Challenge I trimmed the umbrella with pink lace and added beaded flowers w/ pearl centers ontop of the ribbon.

Creative Card Crew In this challenge we had to use Pink, black and white.


  1. OMG!! This is too cute!!! I absolutely love the lace on the umbrella!! Thank you for joining us at the DTC!!

  2. This is super cute.... love the lacey fringe and that black ribbon with the beaded thing! just lovely.. great job on all the challenges and thanks for playing along with the challenge over at TMITA!

  3. So elegant piggy, Gigi. Love the lace fringe and the black and pink colors! Great job! Thanks for joining us at TMITA this week! Hugs Nilla

  4. What a fun card! Love that image and the umbrella looks awesome! Thanks for joining in at Whimsy! :)

  5. Wow! I love this!! What a fantastic image you've used. Fab way to use the challenge colours too. Thanks for sharing this with us and thank you for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  6. OMG your card is definitly the BEST Gigi card I've seen! I LOVE her--I made one too--all paper pieced--but it is not nearly as cute as yours. AWESOME!

  7. How stinkin' cute! A sunbathing pig! Love how dressed it all up! Great card!

  8. What a fun card! Really cute image. I love the way you have 3D'd the brolly and added the lace and beads.
    Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
    Sam x

  9. Great fun card. Love the lace trim on the umberella.
    Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday this week
    Lora x

  10. What a fun card. Love the lace on the umbrella and the bow with the beads.


  11. What a great card such a fun image. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Paula xxxx