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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 28, 2012

Having some fun!

I don't know about you all but my craft room is far from neat.  Actually it is really, really, really far from neat.  I can never find anything especially a pen.  I am always making things for everybody else but this time I decided to make something for little ol' me.  I had a lot of fun with it and just played around. This is what I came up with, I doubt I would be able to lose them now! LOL actually strike that...
 All the files I used to make this project were SVG's from SVG ATTIC.  I cut out the bottom of the recipe box from the KISS THE COOK set and scaled it down to 94 DPI on my Make the Cut program.  Then added some different DP all around the box (sorry I forgot to take a picture of all the different colored paper on the sides).  The feet I hot glued on are from Tim Holtz.  Once the box was assembled I sat there and first thought of making it into a seed packet holder.  I was going to put it all together and fill it with different kind of seeds and wrap it up as a gift.  But then I got selfish and wanted to make something for myself.  So I grabbed some pens that were laying around the house and wrapped them in ribbon.  I cut out 3 daisies from the Welcome Spring set and layered them into 2 flowers.  The butterfly is also from the Welcome Spring set.  I cut out one base and two top layers.  I took the first layer and glued it directly onto the base, then took another top layer and only glued it down the middle and raised the wings a bit.  The word BLOOM is from the Spring Captions set.  Now my darling little lady..she makes me laugh.  She is actually the scarecrow lady from the Thankful Friends set because I thought I could turn her outfit into a garden looking themed dress.  To give the dress a little pizzazz I added a bit of lace to the bottom trim.  Her hair is actually 3 hair cuts that I "weaved" together LOL.  Actually I cut out 2 of the scarecrow hair styles (one in to small of a size) and another hair style from the Indian girl.  Since I used my "good" paper I couldn't just throw those cuts away so I played around and trimmed them all to give her some fuller hair.  That adorable little chubby face is from  Peachy Keen PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids stamp set.
This is how the stamps look outside of the box.  To hold the pens in place I cut down a piece of flower foam and covered it in some green filler that I bought on clearance a couple of years ago. Now I just used whatever pens I had around the house.  But you can use new pens and make this as a really cute gift for someone, especially someone who works at a desk.  I had a lot of fun with this one...hope you enjoyed it!


  1. WOW! This is ADORABLE!!!! I would love to keep my pens in a cute container like this! Hugs- Glora

  2. Awww...what an adorable project - and CUTE idea!!!