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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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas New Release Party!

Are you ready to get the sneak peeks started? I am!!
Welcome to Day 1 of our June stamp release party!! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the four new stamp sets. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. The design team has some amazing creations to start this stamp release party. Today we are showcasing the BE INSPIRED stamp set. 

All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Tuesday. We hope you will stop by our store Craftin Desert Divas Shop and our Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join usand share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Diva's stamps. In this group we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

Here's my project I created:

I used the CHOOSE TO SHINE sentiment from the new BE INSPIRED stamp set. 

I designed this card on my Cameo using some files from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I used her LABELS file and welded it to make the card base and the sun as well as the clouds are from the PEARLY WHITE FAIRIES set. It is hard to see in the picture but the sun as well as the clouds I popped up with some SU Dimensionals. This really was a fun card to make. When I saw the sentiment I knew right away that I wanted to base it around a Sun theme.

I can't wait for you to see the whole stamp set. It really is a must have in your stamp collection.

Sneak Peek Giveaway!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog. Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments. Thank you also much for joining us today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!


  1. You are right. That sentiment is perfect for your wonderful sun themed card.

  2. Congrats on your GDS!!! Such a lovely sentiment on a BEAUTIFUL card!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. Love the card! And the sentiment goes perfectly with it and congrats on making guest designer

  4. Your card is simply perfect! I love all the papers you have used. Thank you SO much for being a guest designer.

  5. Adorable card and I love the sentiment of that stamp

  6. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design and the papers you used!! You showcased the stamp perfectly!! Thanks so much for guest designing with us!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Stunning creation!!! Love the papers and totally a beautiful stamp. Congrats on the Guest designer!

  8. Great card, very cute.


  9. Super cute card! So bright and cheerful!
    My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com

  10. What a sweet , beautiful , wonderful project !!!

  11. Great shaped card,
    fun to look at.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Here comes the Sun. Like the image & shaped edges.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Nice card! It's perfectly paired with the sentiment!

  14. I just love your card!!! Perfect for this sentiment!!

  15. Your card made me smile! LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  16. This card is adorable and of course the sentiment is perfect!!! Loving :) T.F.I

  17. Oh your card is just fabulous, love the design and the pretty colors. Thanks for guest designing!