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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, May 16, 2010

Around the World with Create a Critter

Today I started like 10 projects and didn't finish one. I literally would get halfway thru a project and get an idea for another one and drop what I was doing. I couldn't focus AT ALL!!! By the end of the day I was determined to come up with something to show for the time I spent in my craft room.

I just love the Create a Critter cartridge for my Cricut. When I saw the "AROUND THE WORLD" challenge over at Crafty Creations I figured it was a perfect opportunity to use the cute little Panda on the cartridge. I combined it with the challenge over at Paperplay which was to use the color brown along with some other color(s)and the challenge at
Cricut Cardz was to use 3 circles and any cut from a Cricut Cartridge. I also entered this into the Creatalicious Orient themed challenge.


  1. Awww this is really cute! I am in LOVE with Create a Critter! Love your card my DT sista! :0)


  2. I LOVE your panda!! I hosted a student from Hong Kong 3 years ago and anything associated with China makes me think of her. Beautiful card.

  3. This is just adorable..Love it.. You could enter this in Creatalicous challenge too..
    Hugs, Linda

  4. Awww...your wee panda is adorable...love how you've used your circles...thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  5. Adorable, love it. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  6. This is the cutest little panda bear EVER!! What personality!! Totally adorable!
    Barb :)

  7. Now he's about the sweetest ever!!

  8. This is so adorable,love the colours and cute little panda!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  9. Love this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the CCC blog!
    Ruthie :)

  10. Too cute - perfect idea for my Japan scrapbook! Oh I went ahead and bought the Storybook cartridge - figured I'd keep you really busy like FOREVAH!! if I hadn't LOL!

  11. love it , love it and more love it,,,,,,,,,what a cute panda,,,,,,,,,so adorable,,,congratulations,,,