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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My first album designed by me :)

Okay this has been a work in progress and has finally been finished.  I wanted to challenge myself to make an album completely from files that came from SVG ATTIC.  I can't believe it is finally done!!  Now I took a video of it since it is jammed packed with so many goodies and there would of been a gazillion pictures.  The video isn't the greatest since I am holding my camera with one hand and trying to show you the album with my other hand but hopefully you will get the idea. Please excuse the mousy noise which is my voice.  I am so stuffed with sinus issues.

Below I will list all the files that I used. I mention them in the video but you will be able to refer to either one. I thought I would fill this album with a mish mosh of things that I love in my life. I wanted it to be colorful and I think I accomplished that..LOL The papers I used were from October Afternoon.  I left some areas for journaling which I will do later.  I hope you like it and let me know if you have any questions.  Enjoy!

Okay these are the files I used (all available at SVGATTIC.com):


  1. OMG, this is so beautiful and such a gorgeous memento to your past and present family. I am blown away that it is your first mini album and yet another journey has begun. Just amazing and thank you so much for sharing.

  2. It is hard to believe this is your first book! It is amazing, like you!

  3. Thank You for sharing. Beautiful Album. Very heart warming.

  4. Beautiful. As much a testament to you as to your family.

  5. That is the cutest thing. I too have just recently started making mini albums. I love it, they are so easy to make and fill. Your book is wonerful. I made a babies first year book for a baby shower gift. I think it turned out cute. Again great job!