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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.

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.


  1. Hey there girlie! HOpe you have a fun weekend planned and you can get some rest too! Your creations are awesome! What a cute idea with the bag and your card design is awesome! YOU ROCK GIRL!!