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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, May 29, 2013

Check out this new kit!

Svg Attic just released an awesome and unique set this week.  How fun is this set??? It is called Feel Better Soon.  And what is even better is you get this set free with a $9.98 purchase. I am so excited at all the possibilities of this set. The tissue boxes alone make gift giving even easier. How cute would these be dressed up and decorated for all and any season or occasion.  And the first aid box...a fun idea would be to pack it with cold medicine supplies, packs of chicken noodle soup etc etc. Truly there is so many fun ideas to do with this kit. Well I am off to play with this new kit!  I just wanted to pop in to share it with you all...have fun :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Say it out loud

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the nicer weather that we have been having lately.  My girls preschool has ended sadly.  They loved going to school.  That also means less crafting for me!  I am late in posting this for that reason.

There is a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  We have a fun challenge for you to play along with.  We are asking you to SAY IT OUT LOUD!  Make a project with only a sentiment, no pictures or images.  I had fun with this one.

For my first project I made a gift bag set using some files from SVG ATTIC.  First I used the sentiment from the G is for Gratitude set and enlarged it to fit a gift bag. The tag and sentiment are not shown in the stock photo but I found that goodie nestled in the files so I took full advantage! I took the tag from the same set and merged it to make a card.  I chopped it down to fit my needs.  The adorable flower is from Mom's English Garden.  I didn't change the size at all.  I loved that paper.  I only had one sheet of it which really stinks.  It is by Cosmo Cricket.

Next I took some scrap pieces of paper from My Mind's Eye I believe.  I found a vellum sentiment so I designed the card around that.

I hope you stop on by and play along with us over at the Sisterhood.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Birthday boy gift set

Hello everyone!  It's been awhile since I posted.  I have been a very busy woman.  I went from doing a 80+ hour volunteering week (yes in one week) straight to baking for a charity birthday party of which 1,000 people were invited to!  Not to mention taking care of my everyday life and my twin little girls!  I couldn't wait to start crafting again.

I was invited to a birthday party next week.  I wanted to work ahead and get it done before I ran out of time.  I made a race track gift box and gift bag from SVG ATTIC's recently released set called DAY AT THE RACES.  I used my knife feature on my SSDE to cut out the Big Hat lady and I replaced it with a race car which I welded to the bottom and then layered it.  I added the ribbon from the ribbon card along with paper from Echo Park's paper line Little Boy.  I made the set complete with a racetrack gift box.  What little boy wouldn't love his very own race track??? LOL I took the picture before my Stickles dried so the windows on the cars look funny.

The Day at the Races set includes the most beautiful peony flower.  Not only does it go together really easy it is just gorgeous.  I will say it is probably my favorite SVG of a flower so far!  You don't even have to make the race track into a car or horse track  You can make it into a regular gift box.  And you HAVE to check out the Big Hat Lady gift bag...it is just adorbs!

I got to work on another SVG ATTIC project today.  It is almost finished so I will be sharing it shortly. It is so good to be crafting again!  See you soon :)