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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 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 :)