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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, June 26, 2013

Tea for me and you..

Hello ladies!  I am hurrying to get this post up before the storm hits yet again.  I wanted to share with you all this tea bag caddy that I made with the adorable file from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Tea Time with Me. I am making a couple of pieces with this set and this is the first one I have to share with you all.  I made the caddy from SVG Cuts Tea For You and Me  set.  The paper is from Fancy Pants which is called Time For Spring.  I finished it off with an adorable face from Peachy Keen Stamps.  These would make cute gifts filled with the receivers favorite type of tea which is exactly what I will do with this!  I added the lace trim from Recollections.  Okay it is getting dark now. Hope all you out there in storm land stay safe! Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kadoodle Bug Design Projects

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather we have been having (well over here anyway!).  It sure is welcomed after all the cruddy cold and wet weather we have been having.  I wanted to pop on in and share some more projects that I have made with files from KaDoodle Bug Designs

For this cute little box I used the Train case from SVG Cuts Summer Holiday set but put a little boy Dinosaur theme to it.  For the cute tag I used the dinosaur from KBD's Cute Little Dino set.  The papers were from Basic Grey.

I made an altered composition notebook to preserve your summer memories in.  The mermaid is from TOO CUTE BY JESSICA's Under the Sea file which you can find HERE.

This is the card I used for the last challenge which was black, white and one other color.  The image is the free faceless clipart bee which can be found HERE. Grab it before it goes away!! I used a Peachy Keen face stamp for the face.

I used one of those $1 frames from Michaels for this frame and covered it with Basic Grey paper.  I used the Endless Summer file found HERE to decorate it. I had a problem with the beak on the flamingo so I colored it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I loved this SVG set called Lemonade Monkeys.  I made a scrapbook page layout using October Afternoon papers. Those monkeys are just too cute!! Perfect for summer photos or Lemonade Stand pictures.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A few quick projects I made

There is another challenge going on over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  We are doing a theme of "One for the Boys".  Asking you to create a project to celebrate the man in your life.  A man, boy, son, father etc. etc. whatever the project be make it male oriented.  I made a beer mug box, lime box and put it on top of an octagon shaped box.  I plan on giving it to my hubby for Father's Day filled with goodies.  Well I should say I HAD planned on doing that.  I did add some more decorations and embellishments to it.  But apparently my darling daughter thought it looked cool and played with it ripping the handle of the mug off.  The only picture I had was this one on my Iphone before she destroyed it.  The papers I used were actually WITCH HAZEL by October Afternoon meant for Halloween but I thought they looked boyish so I used them!  

I made these to give out as Thank you cards to those who came to my Twin's 4th birthday party.  It was ocean/sea themed so I used this whale from Kaboodle Bug Designs LITTLE SAILORS kit.  I know I am behind the 8 ball but I never used clip art before.  I was so excited that I would able to print out the files just the way they looked on her screen.  This enabled me to make several of these at once and super easy!  Safe to say I am now addicted to clip art.  You will be seeing more of it around...LOL

This is the card that I made from the Little Sailors kit.

This is all that comes with the kit  

Here is my beer mug ensemble from SVG Attic before it got destroyed.

I also made those cute little Tooth Fairy tin to keep those missing teeth safe until the Tooth Fairy comes! LOL I used the Pearly Whites Fairies set from KaDoodle Bug.  I measured the tin and made a shape in my SSDE that resembles the tin to help me get an idea of how to size my images.  I then did the Tooth Shaped house, Tooth Fairy on the outside and the Tooth Fairy on the inside.  While in SSDE I put the text into the cloud.  I think it is a cute way to get the little ones excited about the Tooth Fairy coming!

Here is everything that is included in the set.

Hope you enjoyed all my goodies.  Now I am off to button up and batten down the hatches.  We are expecting to get hit by round two of this horrible storm.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

YAY for me!!!

I am running a bit behind due to my twin's birthday party.  But I wanted to share with you that I have made the KaDoodle Bug DT.  I honestly didn't think I would make it but sent my images just for the heck of it.  Much to my surprise I did!!! I couldn't be more excited. I am in awe of her files.  When you purchase them and open them your mouth will fall open.  Do you use MTC? Click that file and it opens in MTC.  Use SSDE?  Click that file and it opens up in Silhouette.  I never saw files so well organized.  And it even comes in Clip Art.  My first time ever using clip art was yesterday when I was in a rush to make tags for my girls birthday party.  I found an image that would work and I was able to print it just as shown!! OMG totally saved the day...only bad thing is now I am addicted to clip art..LOL!  Anyway I wanted to share some projects I have made so far.  You can find KaDoodle Bug's blog HERE and their Facebook page HERE.  Make sure you LIKE them on Facebook.  You don't want to miss out on the awesome freebies Melissa gives out.

My very first project I made was a graduation card for my friend's daughter.  Thank goodness she makes it so easy because I didn't have much time.  I love when you UNGROUP her files (all pieces come on one page) all the same colors move together. I can't tell you how awesome that is!!

For my first card I made an easel card using the following files: ConGRADulations Title, Graduation Owl and  SC Nature's Hoo

I fell in love with these turtles from TURTLEY CUTE and knew I had to work with them.  I paired it up with a stamp from Peachy Keen. I love that I can make those adorable eyes with a SVG file.  I stink at drawing!! LOL

My twin's 4th birthday party was an ocean/water theme.  These adorable creatures are from KaDoodle Bug's sister site TOO Cute by Jessica. The file I used called CUTE LITTLE SEA CREATURES can be found HERE.  I made them into cupcake toppers and everyone loved them.  I have pictures of the rest of the decorations and I will post them once I get them all downloaded. What is even better is today is the last day of the sale she has been running.  You get 70% off a purchase of  $25 and more.  WOW you can't beat that!!

Hope you enjoyed my new projects I have made to celebrate my new journey as a DT member of KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I will be sharing more projects shortly!