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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, September 27, 2011

Better late than never... I hope!

Okay so last week I volunteered from sun up to sun down literally working 14-16 hour days. By the time I got home I was so tired that I just showered and went to bed. Only to get up at 6am the next morning and go back at it. Well thank goodness it is all over with now but in the mean time I never noticed that my
Peachy Keen challenge never went up!! I was horrified!! So a week late here it is. I do hope you play along so I won't feel so bad and it will help ease the guilt trip!

But the challenge was a sketch and here it is. But wait there was a twist! You had to use twine or floss in addition to the sketch.

And this is my take on it.

I used PK-628 Funny Spider and the papers were called Black Bird.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quick Quotes & Peachy Keen Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful hop so far put together by
Peachy Keen Stamps and Quick Quotes. Peachy Keen Stamps and Quick Quotes have partnered this weekend to bring you incredible creations from both Design Teams. You'll see how versatile our products truly are! If you came here from the ever so fabulous and talented Kim's blog then you are right on track. I was given the Savvy Davvykit to work with. Once I started I just couldn't stop. I used almost my entire kit. I had so much fun with this blog hop and I just went on a roll. I wanted to try to show you how versatile one kit could be so I did several different themes and projects.

Here are a couple of the projects I came up with.

This first one is a criss-cross birthday card that I made into a gift card holder. I used Peachy Keen Tear Bear die and PK-241 Happy Birthday Kids

Here is another criss cross pull out card but I changed the direction. This one was also made by using scraps from the other projects I made and PK-279 Faceless Bugs .

For this layout I used PK-242 Train Set

This sentiment was perfect for me and my life's ups and downs. I wanted to keep this page simple with the main focus (of course the pictures) the quote and gorgeous paper. I stamped some simple butterflies from PK-268 Mother's Day

I had a bunch of little scraps of the Savvy paper left over and I can't bear to waste anything so I came up with this set of 3x3 little cards. There is actually 8 cards in the set but to save room I only took a picture of the one side. The snowmen and penquins are from
PK-335 Christmas Heads. I packaged them in a clear cello bag to make a cute little gift.

Another quick card/gift card holder using mainly the paper as the focal point and to try to mimic the dots on the paper onto the plain card stock I used PK-276 Flower Centers
I hope I showed you how versatile one line of papers can be. The quality of this paper is fantastic and it is double sided which I love. And before I go I just wanted to mention how in LLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEE I am with their Powderpuff Chalking Inks. I don't know about you all but I have used chalking inks that stay wet forever or smudge ruining my project. But these inks dried almost instantly. I would defintely recommend stocking up on them!

I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous projects from all the DT members so far. To continue on with the list hop on over to Lorie's blog where my projects pale in comparison to her talent. I just love her to bits!

Here is the info on the prizes from this hop if you missed it on the main blog.

How you can enter to win:
•Leave a comment on each designer's blog (including company blogs). We'll draw a random winner for each prize package.
•"Like" Peachy Keen Stamps on Facebook and "Like" Quick Quotes on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post letting us know you've done both
•Earn two bonus entries if you follow the Peachy Keen Stamps blog and Quick Quotes blog.
•The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm EDT, Sunday, September 18th.

Prizes are:

For a more details on the prizes or the blog hop order CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Peachy Keen new release blog hop

Good morning to everybody in blogland. Thanks for joining us to help celebrate all the new releases from Peachy Keen Stamps. If you arrived here from Ruthie's blog then you are right on track. I will list the blog hop down below in case you just wondered here or get lost along the way. You will want to visit each blog and leave a comment to get entered into the new release giveaway. Stay tuned in the near future for an additional give-a-way that I will be having on my blog for the PKS set that I was showcasing today (PK-646).

Mrs. Peachy Keen has done it again!!!!!!! These new releases are just out of this world adorable. Once I saw those scarecrows I about fell off my floor. I love fall!! These pumpkins..well the possibilities are endless. I unfortunately ran out of time but I had so many different ideas for projects. But no worries I have a bunch in the works and can't wait to share them with you. Wait to you see (if you haven't already) what the other DT members created..OMG I am sending them all my address so I can get on their mailing list and hope to get the cards that they made. Fall is my favorite time of the year so when I saw these I was in heaven.

Each DT member is given a set to work with. I was given PK-646 Faceless Fall Fun 2 to work with.

Here are the projects I came up with. I will warn you that the pictures are horrible because if you haven't heard on the news Pennsylvania is having severe flooding. It is devasting and heartbreaking at the devastation in areas. Even Hershey Park is closed due to damage from the flooding. The rain hasn't stopped and had no plans of stopping so I had to take the pictures indoors and with horrible lighting.

My tissue box holder. I really liked how this came out and I plan on keeping it. It sits next to me at my computer and it just makes me smile. The paper is October Afternoon. I used the leaf and pumpkins from PK-647 Faceless Fall Fun. I simply layered the pumpkins, colored them in and covered them in Liquid Glass.

Here is a top note box. I used the sunflower frm PK-646 and stamped it twice raising the top layer with pop dots. The background stamp is from Market Street Stamps.

Here is a gate fold card with the layered candy corns. The larger one is from PK-646 and the smaller one is from PK-647.

Simple card using some scraps.

I was done making my cards and I saw these scraps laying within my reach so I quickly came up with this card. The whole scene came about from a mistake but you know I am actually happy how it came out. The faces are from PK-690 Make A Monster Face assortment.

I hope you enjoyed your stay here on my blog. Now hop on over to Erin's Blog to see her adorable creations. Before you go here are the deets on the PKS Anniversary sale. It starts once the blog hop does and goes through the weekend.

Spend $25 - $39.99 15%off
Spend $40 - $74.99 20%off
Spend $75+ get 25% off!

Here is the blog hop order:

PKS Blog - http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com

Kathy - http://www.peachykeenstamps-kathy.blogspot.com/

Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com

Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com

Erin - http://www.erinleecreative.com

Samantha - http://samanthacasey.blogspot.com

Joanna - http://scrap-making.blogspot.com

Emma - http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

Heidi - http://gotscraps.blogspot.com/

Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com

Kim - http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com

Janice - http://stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com

Lorie - http://thethinkinspot.blogspot.com

Viv - http://craftinghaven.blogspot.com

Angelica - http://handmadebyangelica.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Spooktacular New Sketch

Hello Everyone! It is hard to be cheerful when my computer is right next to a window and all I see is rain, wind and more rain. BUT to help cheer up my dreery morning I would like to share with you a new sketch challenge from
Peachy Keen Stamps.

Here is the sketch for the challenge:

And this is what I came up with. The items that I used on this card are:

PK-635 Haunted Pumpkin House
PK-636 Pumpkin House Accesories
Mounting square/pop dots
Prismacolor pencils & Gamsol
My Mind's Eye Blackbird paper

I would love to see your interpretation of this sketch so come on down and play along. Make sure you stop on by to see what fabulous creations my DT sisters came up with!!! They are truly amazing.