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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, March 11, 2012

Day 3: Happy Birthday and a SALE!

Hello everyone!  I have a card to share with you for the last day of the Shabby Chic Stamp Co. blog hop.  You know that saying "When life gives you lemons you make lemonade!" well this card is proof of that.  I finished this card late at night and just as I went to put the cap on the ink pad it dropped straight on my finished card.  OMG I wanted to cry.  Instead of starting all over I put more black marks on the matting and redid the cake.  Problem solved right?  NOT!  After I fixed my card I went to put the cap on again and I flippin' dropped it straight onto my light colored denim jeans!!! OMG I was done....I just had to walk away before I cried myself to sleep.  So this card I guess is one expensive card! LOL

I made this with the BUILD A CAKE set as well as the GREETINGS set from Shabby Chic Stamp Company.  The paper is from Echo Park.  I took the numbers that come in the set and randomly stamped them all over to give a bit more design to the die cut in the background.  The black lines....well they are compliments of Memento...argghh...

I took this one to show all the dimension I added it to it with mounting squares.

Enabler alert!!! SVG ATTIC has there St. Patty's Day files on sale. They are 50% off and only $3.00 a set!!! How awesome is that!! You can go further back on my blog and see some projects I made with these files.  They don't only have to be used for St. Patty's Day.


  1. I think your card looks awesome. Even with the marks. Gives it "character" hehe. I would have never known it was on accident if you hadn't told me.


  2. I too wouldn't have known that the marks were an accident...I say it looks great! Too bad about your jeans though.