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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, January 13, 2011

My Forever Snow Angel

I am on a scrapbook layout binge. Once I start, it is hard to stop. Good thing I don't do drugs or gamble because I go overboard. I think I do a lot of layouts of my children when I start to miss them so much it hurts. It is my way of visiting them and remembering the good times we had. It is nearing the anniversary of their deaths so I guess there will be lots of layouts coming your way! I love doing them but then I feel bad that I haven't really done any for the twins. Once February passes maybe I will be able to squeeze some in. I just gotta get them printed out!!!

Once I saw the sketch over at Simon Says Stamps and the theme of snow over at Creative Belli Challenge for some reason I thought instantly of these pictures. These were some of the last pictures taken on my children. They were playing in only maybe 2 inches of snow but they thought it was the best thing in the world. I am gonna do another page with the other photos but for now I just wanted to keep this as a main picture.

The challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to use winter warmies..something related to clothing you would wear in the snow. I cut out my mittens from Simply Charmed I believe. I didn't like the way the layer for the bottom cut out so I hand cut it then flocked it with white flocking. I used my PKS-460 Happy Lash Assortment for the faces. I used the biggest one that comes in the set which I believe is the 1 3/8" size. I covered it in liquid glass from CTMH and added a metal token to the mittens also from CTMH.
And of course the picture of my daughter for the Cutie Patootie challenge over at
Paperplay. The papers are from October Afternoon. I added oodles of Stickles to the snowflakes on the paper to make them stand out more. One of my resolutions is to use up old stuff so I grabbed these chipboard letters that I bought years ago and added some stickles to that. Boy it felt good to use up some of my ol' stash I tell ya!I had some rhinestones leftover from the Shopping page so I stuck whatever I had on this page to complete it. Hope you like it!! Stay tuned for the page that will go with this one!


  1. Oh my CUTENESS! Those mittens are too cute and I LOVE you LO! Fabulous!!!!

  2. How cute. I love the faces on the mittens. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

  3. If you are going to go overboard on something, scrapping isn't all that bad!! Thank you for sharing these precious photos and layouts with us! (I love the pink!)
    Barb :)

  4. Gorgeous LO love the cute mitten's. Thanks for joining in at Creative Belli

  5. The LO is beautiful! Your story always touches my heart. You are an amazing person and I truly admire your strength and courage. Thank you so much for sharing these precious moments in time with us all.

  6. I am so sorry about your sad news. What a nice way to remember your children. Your snow layout is a lot of fun and well done. Thank you for playing in the Creative Belli Blog challenge this week. Good luck.

  7. Hugs and prayers! Fantabulous layout!

  8. Too cute! I like how you stitched it and the faces are adorable! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB :)

  9. Gorgeous Card.
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  10. I love that you used the SSS sketch for your layout. Not many people do that with our sketches and it's great to see someone thinking outside the box. Love your layout and those mitten's are the cutest. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon.
    xoxo, Christine

  11. This is a wonderful layout and such a treasure. I am so sorry that you are having a difficult time and am glad that you have found a positive way to grieve. My prayers go out to you.
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

  12. Beautiful layout! I love all the added details.
    Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

  13. Love this layout! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  14. Very cute. Love it.

    I'll be thinking and praying for you over the next few weeks as I can only imagine what a difficult time of year it is for you.

    Hugs and love to you.

  15. Your layout is just so great!! You and your family are in our prayers ....

  16. Such a fun picture!! The layout does look awesome, and I love the stitching and pretty colors : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  17. Oh how sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  18. Your beautiful twins are there with you as a living LO and would totally understand your need to record your fabulous angels when the need strikes my lovely friend. Here for you always...
    Love Viv xxx