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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, July 24, 2013

Bring on the HEAT!

It is time for yet another fantastic challenge over at the Sisterhood Of Crafters.  The theme this time is BRING ON THE HEAT.  We ask that you make a project with a Sun on it.  Super easy and super fun. One of the things I love about the Sisterhood is the range of projects and the mediums used to make them.  You never know what you will see.  Painting, knitting, cards, scrapbook layouts, paper piecings and more.  I hope you come on over and play along with our challenge.  Let us celebrate the Sun because before you know it we will all be wearing coats and shivering!! LOL

For this card I welded the sun to a rectangle that I knew was going to be my mat.  Since the sun hung off I wanted to give it a backing along with some strength.  I used the sun and clouds from KaDoodle Bug Designs Pearly White Fairies kit and the sunglasses from Surfing Bear. The surfing bear is free right now at KaDoodle Bug Designs so hop on over and grab it while you can. The paper is Sweet Day by Echo Park.

For this card I used paper from Authentique and an old stamp set from Market Street Stamps that has since closed down. When I was making the card I noticed the face I used from my Chef guy still on the acrylic block next to me so I stamped it on the sun.  I colored the sun in with my Spectrum Noir markers.