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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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Little Hillbilly getting ready to Hop Along with PKS

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is safe and sound with all this horrible weather we have been having. Living in PA I never thought I would be hit by a tornado but go figure we did. We had minor damage compared to certain parts of the country so I am not even going to complain but it was a scary thing to live thru especially when you are home with young twins. The hail hitting the house was just simply crazy!!

Due to the tornado we lost power for a day which put me back in my crafting capabilities. I simply adore the new Hillybilly Holler stamp collection from Peachy Keen Stamps. They just make me chuckle!! So I decided to use SY-902 Hillbilly Holler Set 3 for a THANKS A BUNCH card. The challenge this week was to follow a sketch with a twist of Sponging on your card. So I stamped and colored my image then cut him out as close as possible to the lines. I then sponged him along the sides as well as the card base with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo. After that I glued him down on white cardstock and trimmed him again so he can pop a bit with the trim. I tried all different kinds of DP for the background but couldn't find any that my little guy didn't get lost in. So I pulled out my Punched Tin background stamp from Market Street Stamps and stamped it on kraft cardstock. I added clear stickles to the flowers and to the center of each circle on the design of the background stamp. I hope you stop on by Peachy Keen Stamps challenge blog. I would love to see what you create with this sketch and the twist of sponging.

And for some exciting news....... We are hopping!!! Yes this week we are hoping to celbrate some more amazing stamps from Peachy Keen. Just when you think she can not come up with anymore adorable stamps she just blows you out of the water!! As always you will not want to miss it because there are oodles and oodles of prizes along the way. So come on back this week for some more fun. Sneak Peaks start June 1st thru the 2nd.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You won't want to miss this MEGA prize!!!

Boy do we have a super prize in store this week over at You surely will want to make sure you play along for this challenge.

First I will start with the details and then move onto the mega prize! The challenge is a sketch.

Here is my take on it:

I just got my grubby inky 10 fingers on some brand new DP (to me anyway) that I couldn't wait to use by My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy line. I had this picture sitting on my craft desk of my daughter Gianna looking up at my Mom and thought it was so sweet. For the faces I used PK-640 Princess Faces. When I was doing the sentiment at the bottom I wanted to give the plain cardstock some "Pop" factor or design so I stamped the green cardstock with my new Sweet Lace background stamp and the blue cardstock with PK-102 Small Polka Dot print. I realize now that I stamped the faces reverse of what I wanted to do so I may eventually try to fix it but for now..OH WELL!

So do you want to know what you can win by playing along this week???????
DRUM ROLL PLLLEEEASSEEE.....................

Yep no jokes here! If you are the winner this week this bad boy retailed at $130 will be on its way to you!!! And to share the wealth we secured a coupon code for our followers to use at AV Thing In Its Place the sponsor who has graciously donated such a wonderful prize. Here is the direct link to the craft rack that we will be giving away so you can get all of the information to it Wall Mount Storage rack with baskets. The only hitch is that it can only be shipped to the Continental US (Hawaii, Alaska will incurr shipping charges).

I myself have this same exact rack and I absolutely love it!!!! It was a lot larger than I expected. The top rack holds all my stamps that I store in CD cases wonderfully and keeps them within arms reach. On the bars I have rolls of ribbon and craft paper which beats being stacked up on my desk or leaning against the wall. The best part of it is that it is STYLISH and trust me I need all the help I can get in that department. I suggest you stop on by AV Thing In Its Place and browse around. They have such amazing storage solutions and furniture to make any crafter whine with delight. Who wouldn't love to have that craft desk and storage unit in their craft room????? Now the coupon code/badge can be found in the upper right hand corner of my blog as well as the Peachy Keen blog. The code is good on anything in the craft storage category. At checkout you need to enter 2angels-10 as the coupon code. The prices on the website reflect shipping and trust me you will be happy that they do because the rack I got was almost 30 lbs! I will be posting pictures shortly of my rack that I received (having technical difficulties at the moment with my camera...translation my twins got a hold of it..need I say more!).

There is two chances to win on this sketch challenge so don't forget to stop on by and play along with us this week to get your chance to win!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Counter Organizer for the new PKS challenge

Hello Everyone! As you all know there has been major issues with Blogger being down so this post is a bit late.

Peachy Keen Stamps has two design teams. The team that does the Friday challenges uses only PKS face stamps on their projects. Well I decided to play along with their challenge this week since it sounded like sooooo much fun. I had so many stinkin' ideas I just didn't have the time to do them all in.

My hubby is forever getting at me for my organizational skills or shall I say lack of them. So when I saw that the challenge this week was to make something to help you or your family get organized I jumped right on in.

Here I made a desk top organizer to help me in that department and to also help prevent the build-up of bills, papers and my coupons. I started out with a box of tissues and covered it in paper from October afternoon. I went with the design on the paper and kept it that theme. I used the pear and apple from the Preserves cartridge and the radish was from Freshly Picked. I took the DP scraps and used my nesties to cut out some matting. For the faces on the fruit I used PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.

I also just got the new Market Street Woodgrain background stamp. That stamp gave it exactly the look I wanted. I glued some things down wrong but since I used hot glue there is nothing I can do about it so I have to live with it.

I hope you enjoy my organizer and I hope you take the time to play along with us this week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bring on the Bling at the Sisterhood

Hello Again!! We have another great challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters for the next two weeks. "LET IT SHINE", Bring on the bling!! The challenge is to use something sparkly, glitter, bling etc.

I did a layout of my oldest twin (by 1 minute) using a picture that my neighbors daughter took. I kept it fairly simple because I wanted the picture to be the focal point. The two pieces of DP in the lower left hand corner will be for journaling.

Hope you stop on by and see what other fabulous projects our DT and Guest Designers came up with!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2 More Frosted Designs Projects

I was so excited that Frosted Designs extended the deadline on a couple of their projects/challenges. I wanted to do everyone of them but some of the challenges were over by the time I saw them. I tried to do as many challenges as I could during what I thought was going to be naptime.

First I did a layout for the Quick Scrap by Jessica. I tried to use what I had in arm's lengths and leftovers from other projects. I actually even gave myself a time limit and I did this in less that 45 minutes.

Then I did a card for the Border Punch challenge by Kristin. I used 100% scraps on this one and kept it simple. I was going to stamp a sentiment but I wanted to leave it open for a generic card. I was going to continue on with the challenges but unfortunately the nap that I thought the girls were going to take never happened so I had to stop.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Market Street & Frosted Designs Card challenge

This card makes me laugh because it started out as a Post-It note holder in a cute decorative box. When that failed I moved onto a 3X3 note card box and when I didn't like that I ended up with a card!!! Talk about looking nothing like what you started with! I designed this card to fit into two challenges.

First over at Market Street Stamps they are having another great Color Cue Challenge this week. We were challenged to use Orange, Yellow and Blue. And over at Frosted Designs they are having a fun filled week of challenged every hour or so. I keep on missing the Hour long scrapbook LO challenges (since I just found out about it) so I am going to try to get the most in as possible. It is fun to challenge yourself. So I decided to start with their circle challenge. I took the colors from the Market Street Stamps Color Cue #2 challenge as the basis of my card and the theme of Circles fromFrosted Designs. All Card stock and ribbon is from PaperTrey Ink.

First I stamped the background (yellow cardstock) with the spankin' new stamp just released from Market Street Stamps called Sweet Lace. Then I cut out several scalloped circles with my Nesties as well as different sized paper punches and stamped them with another new release by Market Street called Punched Tin. The inks I used were by Stampin Up and to distress the edges I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo. The stamped images are comprised of a gazillion circles but to add more I hand drew some with a white gel pen, added a circle brad and some colored bling stones.

Well I hope all you ladies are enjoying your day. I did get roses but my day is like every other day since Hubby is working. I am off to do what I would like to be doing anyway....scrapping!! I am gonna try to see how many challenges I can get done today!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"Popping Up" with another Peachy Keen Sketch

Hello Everyone!!!! Today I would love to share with you another great challenge from

Peachy Keen Stamps. For this challenge we had to follow a sketch but there is a twist to it. The twist is that you have to cut out and pop up your stamped image. How stinkin' cute is this adorable little boy?? I just want to pinch his chubby little cheecks. PK-790 Boogie Board Max. What made me laugh is when I went to the PKS website to get the link info I realized that I colored him almost exactly the same colors as he was on the package without even realizing it!! I picked my papers first and then colored him to match the paper. As you know I hate wasting anything. I had this little strip of paper that I had cut from the DP and simply flipped it over and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the SY-901 Hillbilly Holler Set 2. To ink it up I used Tim Holtz Vintage photo on the edges of well...practically everything. Max is cut out and popped up with some foam tape. I hope you "Pop in" and play along with us this week!!