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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, February 13, 2013

Being Grateful and giving thanks

Many people are quick to call up and complain when things don't go right or they didn't get the service they expected. Any many situations warrant that.  But when is the last time you called up and raved about a product, called a restraunt and told the manager how awesome your waitress/waiter was, or just call and Thank someone who did something for you.  Just telling someone how you feel and how much it meant to you will make their day.

Over at the Sisterhood of Crafters my fellow DT member and Sistah' Micki is hosting a fabulous THANK YOU challenge.  Everyone needs those types of things in their stash so this is a perfect opportunity to have some fun and make some crafty Thank you's.  Trust me, when you need them last minute you will thank us! LOL

For my first card I broke out some of my PaperTrey Ink stamps and some Lost & Found Paper from My Mind's Eye.  I wanted this first card to be simple.  I stamped the flowers in Vintage Cream ink(also from PaperTrey Ink) and colored the flowers in with a grey toned Copic marker just for a hint of color.  Then stamped the sentiment in Dusty Durango ink from Stampin' Up!  I used one of my Nestabillities die for the matting of the image.

Next I used another one of my stamps from the Peachy Keen February SOTM kit.  This has to be one of my favorite stamp sets in awhile. I just think its a lot of fun and it makes me smile :)  I made a tag to tie onto some goodies that I will  make one day to give a little THANKS to someone. The tag is a svg file from the Christmas Open House set by SVG CUTS.  I used the free SVG's you get along with the PKS SOTM kit for the moon.  As for the heart that is a Stampin' Up! punch.


  1. Pretty card and tag! That little moon is adorable :) I never complain unless it is a need to situation. Sometimes it calls for it, but I always keep my calm, cool, collected :) . I wish I called more to others and told them that things were great and thanks. Thanks for pushing me to do that more often. I needed this post today :)


  2. Goodness..I love the moon tag..so adorable!