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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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Celebrating Birthdays!

Good morning ladies & gents.  I am here to share with you a great challenge that we are having over at the Sisterhood of Crafters starting today.  It last for two weeks so I hope you can play along.  We are asking you to make a birthday card or a gift for a birthday.  Super easy and we all need those in our stash that's for sure.  What's even better is one lucky winner will receive a stamp set from Shabby Chic Stamp Company called BUILD A CAKE.  For those of you who follow my blog that is the set that I have been using for a couple of projects lately.  It can be anniversary, birthday, congratulations, or you can simply use the flowers and make an everyday card.  It is a wonderful addition to have to your stamp collection.  But you have to be in it to win it!

Here are two cards that I made with the set.  If you go back further you will see some additional cards I made earlier with it.  It is really a great set.

For my first card I wanted to showcase the flowers. The sentiment for both of my cards I used from the GREETINGS stamp set from Shabby Chic Stamp Co. The paper is from Echo Park I believe and the jar and bow are from Paper Trey Ink.
 This card I paper pieced the cake and colored the trim with my Copics.  Let's Celebrate is pretty general which I love because you can pull it out of your stash for several different occassions.

I sure hope that you play along with us this week over at the Sisterhood.  See you there!

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