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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, August 23, 2011

Charmed I'm sure ....

I know I am FAR from normal so why would my brain think in a normal way right?? LOL
When I saw the new release from Peachy Keen Stamps PK-335 Christmas Heads the first thought that popped into my head was Wine charms. I hate going to a party and not knowing what glass is mine or hosting a party and having a bunch of wasted drinks because people get confused or lose their drinks. So I came up with this idea of using this set as wine charms. I found a tin that I had in my stash that I thought would be perfect to store them in.

I followed the sketch for the front of my tin for the challenge part this week. I grabbed whatever scraps that were within my reach and came up with this. I used Scor-Tape and MS glitter for the trim around the top lid. For the charms I stamped all of the outlines of the heads from PK-335 Christmas Heads on clear shrink paper. For the faces I used PK-482 Winterwonderland Assortment and PK-484 Snowmany Faces Assortment. Unfortunately some of the ones that I colored the best I broke last minute trying to put a bigger hole in them. A very important step is to make sure you put the proper size hole in the shrinky dinks before you shrink them!! I colored the faces with my Prismacolor pencils and my Copics.

I started to put the beads around the silver loop but my girlies woke up and my craft time was done. Itty bitty beads and little toddlers do not mix! I will be coming up with a better idea for packaging them inside as well as adding the beads but I hope you get the idea of what I was aiming for here. I think this would be a cute hostess gift or a great holiday gift to just about anybody. It doesn't have to be for alcholic drinks.

Some of the other supplies I used were:
DS65-3 SnowWriter for the puffy snow on the snowmans hat
Paint Writer in Christmas Red for the band on the Snowman's hat on the front of the tin
And some pear paint to accent the snow on the hat and inside of the buttons


  1. YOU my friend are SO SO SO creative!! LOVE THE CHARMS!! And all in a tin.. you just blow my mind! Thank you for sharing your creativeness with all of us at PKS and with all of your followers!! Love ya!! SEE YA SOON!! :) BIG HUGS, Kathy

  2. Absolutely ADORABLE!!!! Great idea, you are so very creative! Hugs- Glora

  3. Lisa!

    This is darling!!! I have a couple tins, and friend who drink wine. I am definitely going to "borrow" your idea!!!!

    Ruthie :)

  4. Charms!!! WOW I never would have thought to do that!! Your creativity is inspiring!

  5. I love these Lisa! Such a GREAT idea and so cute! They would be the hit of the party!

  6. You've shown us the way once again Lisa!! What an amazing idea, that I for one would never have thought of! You are SO clever!!! xxx