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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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Preserves cartridge dusted off!

I go from Cricut crazy to Stampin' Crazy to card making crazy. No rhyme or reason I just have these spurts. Well when I saw the challenge over at Scrappy Mom's I wanted to jump right in. My hubby is coming home today so I think this maybe an end to my blogging every day with projects for awhile..sniff sniff. Their challenge is to use your Preserves cartridge. I don't know if people realize what goodies this cartridge has on it and it is NOT all about food. There are some amazing shapes, labels and tags. I did two entries into this contest.

For my first project I wanted to do a simple card using my (yeah!) scraps from a recent project I just completed. I used their A pinch & A Dash stamp set. This is such a great set and has endless possibilities. When I was cutting out the leaves I was using a scrap piece of green card stock that I had stamped with my Market Street Sweet Lace background stamp. The cut calls for covering it up but I liked how it looked so I left it!

For my second entry..well I decided to bake! I recently just purchased 10lbs yes 10lbs of handpicked blueberries and split it with my neighbor. Not sure if I will ever do that again since a HUGE majority came with those little stems and that was not fun pulling them off all of them. I love to bake for all my neighbors so I decided to come up with a cute "personal" idea. I made these mini lattic blueberry pies and this simple but cute tag to go with it. I did a French pie crust which was so flaky it was hard to work with. Think I may stick with buying a premade pie crust to speed up the process next time..uggh did I make a mess!

Now don't laugh!!! I couldn't really get a good picture of it or decide which one I liked the best so I just posted them all! If anyone wants some blueberry pies I got a gazillion and a half of them. They range from tiny to big, to blueberry scones with lemon glaze and a blueberry cream pie..>Getting hungry???


  1. Both of these projects are ADORABLE! And that pie looks soooo YUMMY! If you have any left over feel free to send it my way. LOL

    Thanks you so much for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

    - Scrappy Mel

  2. I looovveee blueberries!! It looks delish(wish I was one of your neighbors) hehe. Loved the card and tag too. You did a great job.


  3. These are both great projects! Thanks for the inspiration! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

  4. This is GREAT! I love it and I love the sentiment. Looks so yummy too! :-)

  5. Both projects are wonderful!!! But the pie looks yummy and boy did you make me want something sweet. Off I go to the kitchen. TFS


  6. oh my goodness, your card is great! But that pie with the tag is to die for. I love the pic in the shrub! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  7. Love both the card and the tag.. sure would love to be getting that pie! Thanks for playing with us at scrappy Moms!

  8. Hey girly! These projects are soo cute! Love the tag on the pie..and love the pie!! lol..it looks de-lish! Great job with the challenge! good luck! :)