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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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Red, white and blue challenge

Between my birthday which just past and my surgery I needed to come up with some Thank you cards that were flat and easy to mail.  I have been loving the teal/red combo and found some paper by Cosmo Cricket called Baby Jane that I have been hoarding...I mean holding onto.  I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point so I kept the cards simple.  I used some punches from Stampin' Up! for the labels and the heart.  And I used another sentiment from my SIMPLY SAID stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas.  They are having a new linky party that started today so I decided to link these up and play along.  There are a lot of great prizes so you should check it out!!

Here is what I came up with.  I hope they will like the cards, they better since I used my "good" paper from my Stash.  You know you are somebody in my book when I use my good paper on you!! lol

Happy Crafting!


  1. These are all adorable anyone would love to get one. I agree I love the teal and red together very pretty.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. They are Beautiful!!! Awesome job my friend!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. So pretty! Such beautiful papers you used! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)