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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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Meet Mr. Roboto!

I am literally "over the moon" with the new Peachy Keen February Stamp of the month kit!  This kit is just so much fun and super cute to work with.  Yep, you will be seeing a lot of this kit in the future.

Over at the Peachy Keen Ning site they have a challenge for this new release.  They have challenges with every release.  I was able to play along last month when they only had one challenge, and this is the first time that I was able to play along with both challenges that they had.

For the first challenge it was hosted by their DT member Gigi. That is what we call my daughter Gianna, we call her Gigi as well as a slew of other nick names.  So I knew I had to play along with her challenge!  Her challenge was to make a project with dots and stripes.  The minute I saw this stamp set I instantly thought of using my Boy's Life paper pad by Echo Park.  I put together the whole card then went about coloring my little Alien/Robot.  The whole time I was coloring all I could think of was that song...Mr. Roboto.... Thank goodness no one was around to hear me sing! LOL  I colored him so perfectly for once.  I used my Prismacolored pencils.  It actually looked like I shaded him in and colored him with my Copics.  I was pretty proud.  But then when I went to put Mr. Roboto on my card the color tone was way, way off.  Kinda bummed since I spent so much time coloring him in.  Instead I opted to make him all shiny and glittery with my Martha Steward glitter.  I wanted to put my Liquid Glass all over his face but when I went to go use it I found out that it got all gooey and gross.  So I added some Stickles to his face. I just love this card.  I don't say that often but I do.  It is just so fun and it makes me smile.

The next challenge was hosted by my friend Janice.  If you haven't seen what she created with these stamps you need to stop on by her blog.  Really cute, cute stuff for sure.  Her challenge was to make a monochromatic card.  I never did a monochromatic card.  Honestly I wasn't going to even attempt it but since she was hosting it, I figured I would give it a try.  And you know what, I am glad that I did.  My little guy came out kinda cute.  Actually adorable..LOL!!  I just love both these cards to pieces.  I had a lot of fun making them.  Today is the last day to join in on both challenges and enter to win one of two $25 gift certificates to the PKS store.  Crossing my fingers, eyes and toes!!! I would love to get some of the add on stamps to go with this set.  I am currently on a craft spending freeze which quite frankly is worse than dieting.


  1. So sweet...love the sparkle! Lee-Ann :)

  2. LOVE both these cards! Mr Roboto? Now I have that Styx song going on in my head. LOL

  3. These are fabulously adorable!!