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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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July PKS/KBD hop

Hey everyone!  We are having a super fun Christmas in July Facebook Fanpage hop with Peachy Keen stamps and KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Today is the last day of the four day hop.  You don't want to miss out since there are some amazing prizes be given out.You can find day one of the hop on Facebook HERE .

I wanted to make a small gift for the holidays to hold these Christmas cow pens that I have in my stash.  I tried to turn the Golf Bag from SVG Cuts Fun and Games kit into something that resembled a barn.  To add some detail I used some Sizzix and Tim Holtz embossing folders.  I was gonna keep all the contents inside but last minute I thought they would look cute sticking out.

After taking the photos I went back and added some detail to the cow with paint.  It was to dark to take all new pictures so I took a close up and included it, just slight details to make it pop. I got a little help and the idea from an amazing friend! 

The items I used were:


  1. Now if these don't make you smile, nothing will!!! How cute and how clever your "barn" is!!