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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 25, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas New Release Hop - Guest Designer

Welcome to our fourth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! I'm super excited to share with you in full the CDD June release stamps. There are four new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Holly Day Punnies - you can purchase them HERE

Be Inspired - You can purchase them HERE * This is the set I used *

Bring On The Cake - You can purchase them HERE

Say It Big - You can purchase them HERE

How about a sale??!! Use the code JUNE for 20% off your ENTIRE order!!

CDD is giving away one stamp set each day and Too Cute by Jessica is giving away $25 gift card to her store (regular priced items).

PLUS, every purchase qualifies for this FREE pattern from TCBJ...

Jessica has made this pattern just for the new CDD release freebie. 

Now onto my project that I created for this hop.  I am super excited to be able to create alongside these talented ladies as a Guest Designer. I would like to thank Tara for giving me that opportunity...THANK YOU!

I used the sentiment from the BE INSPIRED stamp set.  I created my first ever box card using SVG CUTS Box card kit.  These are super fun and addicting. The only thing I did differently was resize the label to fit my the sentiment.  I will be sending this to my Aunt that is going thru some really tough health issues.  My hope is seeing it set up like this will let her know that she is indeed Stronger than she thinks and that she has many people rooting for her! The papers I used are from Stampin' Up! but I am pretty sure they are retired.

Next up on the Line Up is the amazing and talented Lisa. Be sure to hop with us tomorrow!! Winners will be picked from a different blog each day,so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.

CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.

Blogs on the hop:
Craftin Desert Divas - http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/


  1. your box card is sooooo cute,,, love the flowers :)

  2. Very cute...love the box card and all the pretty goodies "popping" out of it!!!

  3. Amazing pop up box look at all those flowers

  4. Nice words of encouragement! I'm sure she will love this card :)

  5. Wonderful box card
    and she will love it!
    Very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  6. Wonderful colors for your box card. You inspire me.

  7. This pretty box card is beyond FABULOUS! Love all the fresh colors!

  8. This should bring a smile to your aunts face as well as encouragement! Beautiful job!

  9. This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers with the button centers!! Amazing card!! It will definitely bring comfort to your aunt!! So happy to have you guest designing with us!! You showcased the stamps perfectly!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. What a pretty box card! I love the flowers and the colors you used!

  11. What a beautiful creation !!! You created a wonderful project to go with the sentiment !!

  12. A Fabulous box card!!! Lovely sentiment!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  13. Great card in a box, great papers and colors.


  14. LOVE your CUTE card in a box. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  15. Sweet array of flowers and fun card box.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  16. LOVE your card/box, not sure how to word it :) Love all the layers and colors! I really love the sentiment too! Very pretty!

  17. Like the box card. Like the buttons.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Your box is so adorable and I totally see it uplifting your aunt. I hope the best for her. Great 1st box card they are super addicting lol :) T.F.I

  19. Gorgeous box card. The flowers looks so pretty and I love the colors too! Thanks so much for being part of the CDD June stamp release!