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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, June 16, 2010

WOW! I am really dropping the ball

Today is my girlie goo's actual birthday. I can't believe they are a year old already. Time has just flown by so fast. I have a bunch of photos to post but that will have to come later because I am just trying to catch up.

And speaking of time...I am really dropping the ball this week and feel just awful about it. Today was my day to host the challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. Since the theme was Around the World I choose Japan for the challenge. I had everything picked out and knew exactly what I was going to do. But you know what I completely let time slip away from me and with planning for the girls birthday and then my one daughter having a nasty, nasty ear infection I completely let it slip my mind. I don't even have a card ready let alone have the post done. But thanks to my wonderful, generous, and caring Sistah's they pulled it off for me. You need to stop by and see their wonderful Japan inspired creations. They all left me speechless and then I thought it was better that I didn't post mine because it wouldn't of held a candle to any of them!!!!!!! I would love for all of you to partake in this weeks Japan challenge....maybe it will make me feel better that I am such a slacker...LOL!

Also this week over at Practial Scrappers there was a wonderful sketch challenge posted on June 11th. Atleast I had my project done but I forgot to post it. I tried for the first time the scheduling of the post thing but I apparently do not know how to do it correctly..UGGH!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it:

Now that it is almost noon I guess I better get out of my pajamas. I am still shaking my head, not believing how badly I dropped the ball this week. I apologize to everyone!! Now I am off to deal with two sick birthday girls!!!


  1. Happy Birthday to those cuties!!! Give yourself some slack - your girlfriends have your back! Enjoy the birthday!
    Jenny Kozar

  2. OH I so hope your little ones get feeling better soon..Happy Birthday to both of them..Dont worry about the challenge, Our familys do come first..Take care hun!!!
    Hugs, Linda

  3. Well, Happy Birthday to the girls! I hope they are feeling better! Love your take on the sketch! Such darling photos to scrap and I love the papers!
    Kim xXx

  4. You! A SLACKER!!! Never in the memory of man are you a slacker!!! I don't know of anyone who works harder than you for your fabulous family.
    I'm so sorry the twins are suffering ear infections. My lads were the same, so I know how hard it is. I hope they are improving by the minute my friend!
    Big (((HUGS)))
    Viv xxx