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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, June 28, 2011

A Peachy New Sketch Challenge

Whew...I think I survived but barely. My twins turned 2 on the 16th and we just had the party this week. My niece & nephew were here from Florida and last year we started a tradition of after the party putting up our tent (this thing is HUGE..we call it the Taj Mahal) and having all the kids sleep over. We had 8 kids in the tent and two adults to supervise not to mention 8 adults in the house. I woke up at the crack of dawn to make a gazillion Buttermilk pancakes and no I did not think ahead and buy Bisquick..sigh. But they had a blast and that is what counts. I just have been going for over 2 weeks straight with very little sleep and throw in some major stress and dealing with alot of crazy personal issues boy oh boy. The minute I stopped I crashed. It has been 3 days and I am still not recovered and I am still cleaning up the mess from the party. I haven't been in my craft room in weeks so I am very very sad..sniff sniff.

But the good news is that Peachy Keen Stamps has a great new challenge this week. That gave me a chance to sneak back in my craft room to make a card. I got to use the new stamps PK-287 Ballin' Bunnies released recently that are just to cute. I stamped the adorable crying bunny and glued it on top of the die cut. Then I did several layers of UTI and stuck it in the freezer for the cracked glass effect. I wanted something "broken" to symbolize saddness or hurt which is why the bunny is crying. I colored her in with my Prismacolor pencils with French Grey tones.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How adorable is this mouse????

Okay this mouse just makes me want to cry!!! How cute is this mouse????? I couldn't wait to use her. So when I saw the sketch this week over at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog I knew I had to use my PK-289 Mitsy Sue and Colby Cheer Up.

Here is the sketch:

And this is what I came up with:

I colored the image with my PrismaColor pencils and completed this card with 100% of my paper scraps. I just basically grabbed what was in my arms reach... I just love seeing what I can come up with when I do that. I had a die cut that I cut out with my Nesties and stamped with Market Street Woodgrain background stamp. I just cut it in half to give it another element on the card. I wanted to keep it flat for easy mailing. I also added some CTMH Liquid Glass to the flower which is hard to see.

I sure hope you join us for this great sketch challenge!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!!!

Hello and good afternoon! I just wanted to pop in and thank you all for hopping along with us. Oh and of course announce the winner of the $25 Peachy Keen Gift Certificate is..............

Dawn, RI said...
how adorable, your projects are really nice. I especially love the idea of the tag on the sugar cookies,Dawn RIabosoffit@hotmail.comdawnsdpl-papercrafting.blogspot.com

Congrats Dawn!!! Please contact me with your information so I can get you your gift certificate!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hoping along with Peachy Keen & a WINNNNNEEERR!!!!

Hello and good morning everyone!! I am so excited that you are all finally getting to see the new PKS stamps that were just released. Are they not the cutest????? I have been wanting a skunk stamp FFFOOORRRREVVVERR from PKS and I finally got one!! YIPPEEE... but unfortunately I have not had time to play with it....sigh :(

But on to the fun stuff!! The winner of the stamp set SY-905 Hillbilly Holler Set 5 I was giving away yesterday is ..........

Sherrie K. said...
Great peek and what a teaser...can't wait to see it! Sherrie K
Congrats Sherrie!

Please contact me with your info so I can get you your stamp set.

Now don't worry you still have a chance to win!!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post. Leave a comment on all of the DT's post to increase your chances..don't miss out!!

For this blog hop I was working with the SY-905 Hillbilly Holler Set 5. I just love this set because it is perfect for me. First of all I am ALWAYS running behind so I love all the sentiments that come with it. The frame can be used for just about anything and the invitation part is invaluable for parties. I had some ideas to do with that but I didn't get a chance to get them done so look forward to them in the future PKS projects. I decided to focus on the frame and the house.

Here are the projects I came up with:

This one just make sme smile. I wanted to do a carton of eggs or a basket of apples but then I changed my mind and thought of a cow. The wood border/frame and sentiment (all the frames below are from the same set) are from SY-905 Hillbilly Holler Set 5. That adorable cow is from SY-901 Hillbilly Holler Set 2.

I put liquid glass on the frame of the stamp and I tried to paint a sky background which isn't easy at midnight by candlelight so bare with me!! The sentiment is from SY-900 Hillbilly Holler SET ONE

I totally forgot to take a picture of the inside of this tag. I simply used a scrap tag laying around that was folded. I stamped the barn on the outside and on the inside I stamped .. "FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS" to make this quick and cute gift.

Quick and I mean really quick card I made using the frame or chalkboard from the stamp set. I stamped it twice as I did with all of the other cards to give it a different color center.

I ran out of time on this one but I wanted to show you how easy it is and how great this stamp set would be to make invites for any occassion. I started to do a chicken BBQ one as well as one for my daughters 2nd birthday.

If you are just getting here below you will find the order of the blog hop. You really do want to start from the beginning, not only to see all the amazing projects but there are prizes along the way. Now go on...hop on over to Samantha's blog!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone! I am so super excited about the new stamps from Peachy Keen that we will be showcasing in tomorrow's blog hop. The minute I got them in the mail I had a gazillion and one ideas in my head of what to do with them and I just couldn't wait to start playing with them. But it seems that Mother Nature had other plans for me. First the tornado which gave us no power or internet, then another storm, and then we lost power again the following day for no reason. I assume that they were trying to get all the power back to the others that were without. Usually my crafting time is nighttime so that didn't help very much!

The set that I will be showcasing really does have endless possibilities. I am going to make as many projects as my little inky fingers can create in a couple of hours but I am not sure how many I will get done. I really want you guys to see how many things you can do with just one set. As with any of our PKS blog hops there are so many chances to win along the way so don't miss out tomorrow. And TRUST me you are going to want these new stamps!!!!!!

Here is my little tease of a sneak peek...see you all tomorrow!!!