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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, December 16, 2010

Wishing Kathy a Very, Very Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.....boy you are all very lucky that I am typing this and you don't have to witness me singing this in person!! Today I would like to wish my friend Kathy J. owner of Peachy Keen Stamps a HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday!!!! We are having a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop in her honor. We have managed to keep this a secret from her and even recruited some more people to help us celebrate (the complete blog hop list is below.) Make sure you stop at all of the stops along the way and trust me you won't be sorry. Many participants are giving away prizes to celebrate Kathy's birthday. On top of that random comments will be picked from all comments left on all of the blog stops along the way to win some of Kathy's favorite crafting items!! How cool is that??????????

I had the pleasure of "meeting" Kathy several years ago and I just knew right away she would be someone I would treasure as a friend! She is just such a wonderful person. Very giving, generous, thoughtful and down right a blast to talk to.. I made her something that I was going to share with you all today but because I didn't get it into the mail on time I don't want to spoil it and have her see it before she gets it. It's been rough around here to say the least so I had to come up with something else for the hop.
I used Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz Peach Die for the main image. I also used the Peachy Keen Happy Bird Die for the arms on the peach. I was trying to make the peach look like it was holding the cupcake from the PK-241 Happy Birthday Kids set. I glued it down wrong but when I tried to remove it, it had already left a mark so I left it. I absolutely adore the new
PK-461 Happy Lashes stamp set so I decided to use that as the face for the peach.
I will be also picking a random comment here to win a "Surprise" Prize!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for me to get in touch with you.
Below is the complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along with way.
Now from here make sure you hop on over to
Jessica B.'s blog http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/ to continue with
Kathy's Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

Angelica & Adrianne - http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/
Viv - http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/
Lorie - http://www.thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/
Heidi - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/
Janice - http://stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/
Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
Erin - http://www.erinleecreative.com/
Emma - http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/ - You are here!
Jessica B. - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Abby - http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com/
Linda- http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Dobea - http://dobeaalberts.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Jessica K. - http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
Glorajean - http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Liz - http://skittles-and-scrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Jessica M.- http://www.kinderstampo.com/
Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Kimmy - http://scrappinwithkimmy.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Sarah - http://www.pinkcricut.com/
Mandy - http://stamping4u.blogspot.com/
Lauren - http://laurenscraps.blogspot.com/
Raven - http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
Momo - http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Paula - http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
Corri - http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Embossing with Peachy Keen

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having fun getting ready for the holidays.

This week over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog we have a fun challenge for you and it's an easy one! All you have to do on your project is use an embossing technique. It could be dry embossing or heat embossing. I used red embossing powder on the sentiment. I then cut out the peppermint background paper with my Cuttlebug and dry embossed that. I also stamped the images with Versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I like the lines it gives me when I emboss the images first.

I started early on this project but halfway thru I just lost my Mojo. Maybe if I am good Santa will bring it back to me. I had designed the front on design studio for days to look like a gingerbread house. Then I changed gears to make it look like a bakery but then I just scrapped everything because I ran out of time.

This is a recipe box that I got the idea from Following the Paper Trail. But I changed it up a bit and used paper bags. Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest but my batteries were dying.

I used the new adorable PK-416 Lorie & Al Gingerbread set. There are so many different stamps with this set and they are to darn adorable!! On my next one I make I am going to put pull tabs on the cards with the little bowls, mittens and utensils. Great holiday gift for the baker in your life!