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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, November 14, 2012

Be Thankful

Hello Everyone!  There is a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters with a great sponsor.  We are getting in the spirit of the holidays and asking you to share with us your Thanksgiving inspired projects.  I ran out of time (story of my life) so I only have these quick and simple little gifts bags to share with you.  I had such a blast making them that I came up with a few more versions of them.  I ended up giving them to my girls classmates at school for their little Thanksgiving feast and they loved them.  All the kids were squirreled away in the corners ripping them open.  Even know they were simple, it still pained me to see the stamped images thrown in the trash.  I know, I'm ridiculous...just can't help it!

The stamps on these are from Peachy Keen Stamps and Stampin' Up!  The big pumpkin with the flourish on it I got from Michael's for $1.  The card stock is just some various scraps I had laying around that I matched up to have fall colors in it.


  1. I think the gift bags are adorable, and great thinking for your girl's classmates.