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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, April 4, 2012

Easter Cookies

Before I share my project with you I wanted to tell you a funny story about it.  I started out making rice krispie treats in the shape of carrots and covered them in orange and green chocolate then put them on a stick.  My original idea was to use that for the Peachy Keen Treat holder challenge.  I came home and asked my hubby where the carrots where and he said "OOHHH you wanted those??" I was about to flip out but decided to go to Plan B.  I didn't have anything left over to make another batch so I made brownies and used a whole body of a bunny and cut them out so they would look like a chocolate bunny.  Again I was going to put them on a stick but they were so moist it wasn't gonna work so well.  So I put three aside and fed the rest to the wolves that were staring me down for some. LOL!  The next day my Mom was watching the girls so I could go to a doctors appointment.  I came home and she says to me..."Your brownies were really good."  I said "What brownies (since they were all gone)?"  Then it hit me, I yelled out please dont' tell me that you ate the ones in the foil hidden all the way in the back on the counter!!!!! arrgghhh She said well I just ate an ear and Mia ate a head.!! I wanted to scream yet again.  So came up with Plan C but I was so distressed I ate Plan C.  So Plan D was store bought cookies with the bunny already in the cookie!! I gave up after that fiasco.

Now onto my project!! :)  After having to change my idea a gazillion and one times I came up with this cookie holder.  The cookie holder is from SVG ATTIC's Cookies for Santa collection.  It is actually a very nice size and would hold a bunch.  I was going to cut out the inserts to it and put several different kinds of candy but they were to big for my mat. The grass border I sized down from the Easter Elements collection to fit the width of the box.

In my opinion this bunny has to be one of the cutest bunnies ever so I had to cut her out.  Originally I left the middle open so you could see the cookies but I wanted to use this bunny. I colored her with my PrismaColor pencils. I found this piece of paper from another project already stamped with Market Street Stamps Sweet Lace background stamp.  It fit the opening perfectly so I added it.  The bunny is from PKS PK-286 Easter Patch, the sentiment from PK-278 Easter Basket Paint Fight  and the carrots are from the BUNNIES die. Coloring this bunny made me realize how much I miss my PKS family.

Sorry about the bad pic of the inside.  I didn't realize until now that I forgot to take a pic of the inside. So I hurried up and took one with my Iphone. I would of had to go past my girls room to get my camera and they would of seen me preventing me from finishing this post!


  1. i love your story and your cookie box is so cute.im glad you got them in your box before someone eat them.

  2. How ADORABLE!!!!! That bunny is so cute and the little scene you made is perfect. I love the colors, background stamp, ribbon and everything. Oh and those cookies look yummy too! Hugs- Glora

  3. funny story:-) so who get these cookies??? love the box and the cute little bunny!! also love the flower - where is that one from?

  4. Perfect! The background stamp is a great accent for your cute bunny.

  5. adorable box !!! love the expression on the bunnys face, you know your getting something good in the box !! awesome job! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Peachy Keen this week !!!!