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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.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy New Year!!

FInally...I am back up and running. I got an alarm system put in my house and somehow I lost internet service. Then we got hit with about 24 inches of snow!

I couldn't resist using one of Peachy Keen Stamps adorable faces on this martini glass! I am starting my New Years resolution early and no it is not to excercise or eat healthy cause I have given up on making empty promises! I am a hoarder of scrap stuff. I buy and buy and somehow never get around to making anything with it. My friends tell me that I could open a craft store with just what I have. SO with this card I challenged myself to use stuff that I haven't used yet. Bring out the old so to speak! I found the very first paper pack that I bought about 9 or so years ago (sadly it is still almost full) and made myself pick paper from that. Then I cut out my martini glass at 4 3/4" on my Cricut using the FROM MY KITCHEN cartridge that I never used yet. I won a challenge a while ago and just got the prize in the mail (all the way from Israel!!) so I figured I would use a stamp from that. It is Autumn Leaves Winter holidays stamp set, I picked the New Year & Jan. 1 stamps. I bought this huge set of Martha Stewart glitter so I decided to use that on the stamps instead of ink for some extra bling. For the adorable face on the martini glass I used Peachy Keen PK-491 Everyday Character faces stamp set. The overall size of the card is 6X6.
I used my Prismacolor pencils to color it, Stickles, various ribbon that I have had for ages, and some flat buttons to give it some bling.

I made this card to fit several challenges:

Peachy Keen Sketch challenge
Winter Wonderland New Years challenge
Doodle Palace New Years challenge
The Corrosive Challenges - bling challenge
Charisma Cardz Anything But Christmas Challenge
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes Challenge

I wish ALL of you a New Year filled with much love, happiness & Health!

Many Hugs,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Holidays Are Just Snow Much Fun!

How cute are these stamps?????? I just love them!!! They have just been released over at Peachy Keen Stamps. I used the new PK-329 Chill Baby Chill Snowman Set for the stamps and the sentiment from PK-328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set. Unfortunately I just couldn't get a good picture of it. The glitter looks yellow in the pics but of course its not!

The stamp set came with the same stamp but different sizes. I started this card out by stamping two images with the intention of seeing which one I liked the best. But then I thought it looked cute just as it was so I left it like it was and the card took off from there.

I made this card to fit Peachy Keen recipe challenge. The challenge was to use Polka dots, stripes, a stamped image and a border. I used the Martha Steward Snowflake border punch along with various scraps of DP. I colored the stamps with my Prismacolor pencils, glitter and a DecoArt liquid gold pen to accent. I stamped the image twice so I can cut out the hats to mount them with pop dots for that dimenionsal look.

This card also fits the Simon Says "Let It Snow" Challenge and the Charisma Cardz color challenge.

I made the card while I was on the phone with my friend. Kinda bummed because I was looking forward to her coming up this weekend so we could play with all of my new stamping stuff but unfortunately things changed. I told her that I could be the plump snowman and she could be the smaller snowman. I think I will send her this card...maybe it will put a smile on her face!

Feeling Blue?

This image is due to be released this week over at Doodle Palace. These type of cards are excellent to have in your stash!! Since it tis' the season to be sick that is!!

I haven't been in my craft room for weeks and boy do I miss it! You would think if I haven't been in it that it would be clean but that isn't the case I am ashamed to admit! I am one of those messy stampers :(

I didn't have much time for this card and I had to do part of it with one of my little ladies on my lap. I added a question mark after feeling blue but not until after I took the picture.. Once I saw the color challenge over at SPCC I knew it was perfect to pair up with this stamp (hence the reason why I came up with that sentiment!). I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the images. I printed out the image twice and trimmed the head out of one of them and added it to the other image with some pop dots for dimension. I also used my Stampin Up inks to match with this weeks challenge, added some Prima flowers, sewed around the DP and used some various alphabet stickers for the sentiment.