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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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas card holder

Good morning everyone. I wanted to show you this fun Christmas card holder I made with some files from SVG Attic.

The papers I used were from October Afternoon and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up! First I simply scored 1/2" on each side of a 12X12 piece of cardstock and then 4" across the bottom. I cut a little slice out of where the scores met and folded the top part back and glued it and the bottom score up so it formed a pocket. I put eyelets in the corners so I could tie them together forming the card holder.

I fell in love with the NOEL sentiment from Cozy Christmas Captions so I knew I was going to use that one. I didn't want it to look off center so for the bottom sentiment "Believe" I cut out the base of the Noel and layered the Believe sentiment on top of that. The snowflake in the center is actually the Noble Fir tree from O Christmas Tree. I cut it out and just layered it with lots of foam tape to give it some depth/height. I am very happy with this card holder because it gives me someplace to keep all my Christmas cards and also acts as a piece of holiday decor.

SVG Attic has some great files on sale today at 50% off!!!! You defintely have to stop on by and check them out. You literally need to stock up on files at these fantastic prices. Especially the new collection called Stocking Stuff. It has an adorable lump of coal box as well as a great way to package up Wii games, DVD's etc.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Sisterhood's new challenge

It is time for a new challenge over at the Sisterhood. We are having a Christmas themed challenge and we would love to see your creations! I sure hope you stop on by and share your craftiness with us.

For the challenge I made an Photo tin. I thought it would be neat to take out each year and add Christmas photos. It would be great decoration to and fun to see the changes from year to year. Inside it is filled with photo mats, tags and lots of places for journaling. I had fun making this one. Originally it was going to be a gift but I think I may keep it!

I am off to try and get some holiday shopping and baking done!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My last post as a Peachy Keen Designer...

Good morning/afternoon everybody! I am trying to be cheerful on this bitter cold day but it is hard. Today I am sharing with you my last post as a designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. PKS was what brought me to Blog Land. I have know Kathy for many years and I just love her to bits. She is the one who told be about getting a blog and all the challenges etc. etc. Well in 2009 I started a blog and that was all she wrote... I became hooked! Sometime after that I joined the PKS Design Team and met some AMAZINGLY talented women. Not only talented but a complete pleasure to know. These women made this not only a DT but a Family. I will miss that the most. Peachy Keen has an Open call for designers still going on until December 31st. Even though I would never intentionally leave PKS I will not be trying out for the next team. Reason being I want you all to be able to experience one of the most amazing companies EVER to design for. I encourage all of you to apply. You can click HERE for all the details. It will be exciting to see all the new craftiness coming out of PKS next year.

For my last card as a designer I decided to use the stamp set that I used for my very first post and challenge on my blog. I used the strawberry from PK-239 Faceless Fruit so I thought it was fitting to do as my last post as a PKS Designer. The sentiment is from PK-292 Faceless Corn and the papers are from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop line.

I want to thank you for all the support and comments you have left during the hops and the challenges during my term as a PKS Designer. I don't like change for obvious reasons but sometimes you just gotta roll with it. I am grateful and very thankful to have been part of the PKS DT as long as I have. I am also extremely thankful for getting to know some of the most amazing women EVER. PKS was just not a normal design team they were a family and I will forever miss that. I hope the new PKS team will get to have the same experience.

I will still be around the PKS world on the PK Connection (see button on my side bar), entering into challenges and alumni hops basically anything they ask me to do as well as supporting the new DT that they choose. I owe them alot and I will never forget that!

If I had to pick someone to take my place I would pick Glora from Glora's Crafts! She has been a big part of supporting the PKS DT so I hope she tries out!

Okay folks...this is me signing off from the best DT I will ever know! Hugs, kisses and many tears :(

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 2 of the SVG Attic Blog Hop

I hope you have been enjoying the SVG Attic hop so far!! I have gotten so many ideas just from my fellow DT members my head is spinning!! If you just stumbled upon this post you can find all the details of the blog hop HERE.

Today I used the adorable tea cup from the Mad Tea Party Kit that I have been wanting to use forever. This kit is the kit that made me want to finally buy a machine able to cut out SVG's. I work in a tea room every so often and my friend loves tea. I thought this was a cute way to package up some of the Christmas tea that we sell and send it to her for Christmas. We live far away so I thought this poem would be fitting.

Friday, December 9, 2011

SVGAttic Blog Hop

Happy Friday Everyone! Welcome to the SVG Attic hippity hop blog hop! If you came from the ever so talented Laura's blog then you are right on track. If not you can start at the beginning by clicking HERE. You don't want to lose out on winning any of the fabulous prizes!!!! All you have to do is hop along and leave comments on all of the Designer's blogs.

The theme of this hop is "Gifts from The heart". We were asked to make gifts that we would give away this holiday season. I started several of them and I hope to have a chance to finish them all and showcase them to you. You have until Sunday to enter your comments and get a chance to win one of two $25 Gift Certificates that will be given away by the owner of SVG Attic, Jessica!
Here is my project for Day one of the hop. I made a recipe book to hold Christmas cookie recipes. This would be good to hand down from generation to generation. Defintely something I would treasure. I would even transfer some recipes that were handed down so they could all be kept in one place. For Mr. & Mrs. Claus I used Santas' Little Helpers. For the sentiment on top I used Cozy Christmas Captions and just added a couple more cookies that came with Mrs. Claus under the extras tab .

Now go along and hop onto Jearise's blog for some more fabulous eye candy and gift giving ideas. Below is the line up showing all the designers included in this hop. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to get your chance to win that fabulous $25 gift certificate!!!

Blog Hop Line Up:

SVG Attic Blog: http://www.svgattic.blogspot.com/ *Start here*

Jessica B. - http://www.thecrafterscottage.blogspot.com/

Ruthie - http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/

Lisa B - www.our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com *** YOU ARE HERE ***

Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/