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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, March 23, 2011

Thinking "manly" over at the Sisterhood

Hello Everyone!

This morning is a miserable rainy and dreary morning here in PA. I am trying to force myself to get up and go to Boot Camp but when I look outside I want to just go back to bed! YUCK!

On to some better news :) !! I have a great new challenge for you to participate in the next two weeks. What's even better is there is an awesome prize if you win. For this challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters we are thinking manly. We all need those manly cards but for some reason I don't tend to lean towards manly. They are usually hard for me. That was until I saw the images over at Dude Time Doodles drawn by our very own Sisterhood Designer Boni! I have the best time with her images and I just laugh my butt off when I see all her new releases. This is one store that when I go thru the Digi's I want them all because I say.."OOHH I can use that for that, and that for that one.." etc. etc. They are unique, hysterical and just down right a must have! If you don't trust me, skip on over and take a look.

I have some great friends who appreciate a good laugh so for this challenge I decided to use
Dr. Strangelove. He just makes me wanna pee my pants laughing. I kept the sentiment clean on the outside but I left the inside blank for the possibilities of handwritten sentiments. I had to cut him out because I messed up on the first card I was making with him so he looks a little rough around the edges. To finish this card I used some paper from SEI and a scrap tag that I had laying around. After I took the picture I realized that I glued my button upside down!! No wonder the twine wasn't hanging right!! Of course I just wanted to scream but I just laughed instead.

Please stop on by The Sisterhood of Crafters and join in on our manly/boy themed challenge. You are allowed up to three entries into this challenge. One lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift certificate to Dude Time Doodles!! What an awesome prize!! The hard part will be choosing which ones to purchase.. Good luck and have some fun with this challenge.


  1. This is an image that definitely makes you smile with the possibilities!! I love your colours & so envious of your fabby stitching (I can't stitch for toffee!) x

  2. That card is so cute, love the stripes and the stitching. O.K. that card made me smile. Love it.