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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.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congratulations! On your bun in the oven...winner

This is my second post for the day! I am having so much fun with my give-a-ways!! I picked another random comment and came up with what she selected.

This is the comment that I picked:

Hollyhock said...
I accidentally trashed my comment. Got a new pc and the mouse is really whack to work with. Anyway, here's my comment:You've sold me on the gingerbread set with that positively wonderful place setting card. And the chef hat card - very tastefully done. Now for the challenge, how about using the gingerbread set and/or the accessories for baby announcements; you know the saying about "a bun in the oven" or something like that. I need inspiration.

This is what I came up with. I forgot to take a picture of the inside and my "me" time is up so you will just have to imagine it..lol! It says "Congratulations.....on your bun in the oven!" I tried to do a boy/girl theme so it would be unisex if they didn't know what they were having. I welded the oven in Design Studio using the FROM MY KITCHEN cart. I cut out the little Gingerbread boy & girl using the new CottageCutz Gingerbread Doll from Peachy Keen. I used the face stamps that came with the die which is just totally awesome! If you are anything like me and (even your stick figures you try to draw look awful!) can't draw to save your life these stamps come in REALLY handy. The hats were cut out with the CottageCutz Doll Accessory die.

And here is the exciting part......Do you know what HollyHock just won?????? Her very own

Congratulations HollyHock!!!!!
Joanne from Scrapping Cottage has generously given me a die cut to give away as a prize this week. So there girlie you are now the proud owner of a spanking new CottageCutz Gingerbread man die!!! YIPPEEEEE for you!!! Please contact me ASAP with your mailing information so I can get this out to you.
Tune in tomorrow for some more fun prizes!


  1. Hooray! Thanks for the adorable card idea and a BIG THANK YOU for the gingerbread die. I'm excited to use it! Keep your adorable cards and crafts coming. (((HUGS)))

  2. Wow! Congrats to Hollyhock! I noticed that you added a scarf to the cute teddy bear and it made me think - what about making paper doll clothes, but for the teddy bear? It might be fun for your little ones to play with some day!

    OR stringing the ginger bread men/ladies together to make a tree decoration for Christmas - like how they do popcorn or paper rings cranberries, but these little guys would be SO cute!

    Happy crafting!

  3. the card is adorable and congrats to holly!

  4. lovely little card! The gingerbread kiddos are so very yummy!!!! Love it, ladybug!
    Kim xXx

  5. WOW What an adorable card! That is soo inspiring. I love it! The challenges that we are coming up with are just amazing to see you put into action.

  6. So cute! Love those little gingerbread men!

  7. Those gingerbread are adorable, fun giveaway.
    Thanks for stopping in and entering my blog candy giveaway.
    Good Luck sweetie

  8. What an adorable card. Thank you for sharing your story on your blogger profile. I breaks my heart yet encourages me. Your strength and how you've adapted to your new life is inspiring. Keep up the awesome job God has given you.