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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, August 15, 2012

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

I had a little time to play with my new Peachy Keen July Stamp of the Month club set.  I am just starting to get back into my craft room and have some fun.  The last cards that I have been making I have been using my scraps which is so much fun to do sometimes.  The only problem is that I get back into saving everything because I find uses for even the littlest pieces of paper!!  Kinda a catch 22.

There is a new challenge over at the PKS Challenge blog that ends today.  The challenge had a Pop up theme.  I first cut a scrap piece of white cards stock down and stamped the sun and mountain in the center.  Then I stamped it again to cut out the sun face and gave it a cute little face that was included in the SOM kit and popped that up.  I again stamped it onto the green scrap and cut the mountain shape out with my knife just following the hill "scape" on the actual stamp.  Found some blue scrap paper and made clouds out of that and figured it would be cute to stamp the sentiment in the clouds.  They are also from the PKS July SOM kit.  It is a simple card but it could be used for a get well or just about anything.  Plus this card means that much less scraps in my scrap draws!! That's the part I love the most!!  Can't wait to play with my August SOM kit..stay tuned :) 

Have a great day AND Don't worry, Be Happy!


  1. I LOVE this scene it is absolutely PERFECT. Beautiful job as always! Hugs- Glora

  2. This is super cute! I love the dimension of the clouds! I too am a HOARDER of scraps, so I feel your pain! LOL!

  3. Wonderful card and words to live by "don't worry, be happy!" :)

  4. WOW!! Gorgeous card!! LOVE that scene!!
    Thanks For Playing with us @ PKS!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/