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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.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Chocolate Bar Candy Holder for Valentine's Day

Hello Everyone!  I am super excited to actually get a project done that I wanted to.  I am trying to stick to my New Years resolution and take some me time which is getting back into crafting.  The good thing about mess, dishes and laundry it will always be there! LOL so I can put it off to craft.

I have been a subscriber to the Peachy Keen Stamp Of The Month since almost the very beginning.  I just love getting a surprise every month.  Well each time there is a new release they have a release party over on the Peachy Keen Ning site.  Along with each release there is a party as well as some challenges.  This month the challenge was to use something new.  I just picked up a new pad of Valentine's Day paper by K&Company at Michael's and some super cute SVG's from SVG Cuts. I wanted to get ahead of the game and start making my Valentine's Day gifts.  Came up with this to give to their teachers.  Inside are actually two Hershey Chocolate bars that I decorated as well.

 I found a freebie for a Candy Bar holder on their blog HERE.  I decided to pair it up with the Zebra from the Cuddly Character set  which I bought to fit the holder.  The heart is from another freebie from their site CECILE THE VALENTINE BEAR. I had to replace the eyes on the zebra with one of my PKS stamps so I chose PK-136 Large Bear Facial Features to make the Zebra even more Cuddly.  Then I took the sentiment HAPPY VALENTINE's Day from my PK-280 Valentine Sweets stamp set (which is now retired).  

You still have time to play along with the PKS New release challenge!


  1. she's baaaackk!! missed you :-) great project!! take care -

  2. Adorable Lee Ann! I just love those cute little Cuddly characters. Great job!

  3. This looks yummy! The zebra is just adorable, and does look very cuddly. Well done you, and glad that you are taking some me time.


  4. So cute what a clever and creative project

  5. Oh lisa! This is so cute! I love the zebra "make-over". His face is just perfect.