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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.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gnomies are my homies

I had so much fun creating these little darling lollipop/treat holders!! Don't laugh but I usually don't use my SSDE software to do anything other than opening and cutting SVG's.  I do not know how to use most of the tools that come with it.  Well this was my very first attempt at creating something in the program.  I created a rectangle and added score marks where it would fold creating the holder.  Then I welded the mushrooms and gnomes to each one which gave me coverage in the back so you wouldn't see glue as well as support and strength.  I know that is probably kindergarten level stuff for most of you pro's but it was the first for me! lol  I used the adorable Gnomes file from Too Cute by Jessica which you can find HERE.  I also used the faces from my PKS March 2012 Stamp of the Month kit which can be found HERE. These would make adorable party favors!!


  1. These are cute... love the Peachy Face you selected too :)