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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, January 14, 2015

First post for the Sisterhood in 2015!!

Hey everyone!! Today is the first post of the year for The Sisterhood of Crafters.  The challenge is to make a project with the theme of "Anything Goes"...but wait, there is a twist!! You need to use something new on your project.  For my project I made a gift for someone who loves giraffes.  It is an altered composition notebook that I made into a journal of sorts for her.  There is a matching bookmark as well.

  I used paper that I just bought, as well as embellishments and a SVG set that I just picked up from Too Cute by Jessica called Safari Boy 3 and Safari Boy 2.  Now these themselves are not new files, actually they are going to be discontinued soon so they are only $1 a piece!! I thought I would snag them before they were gone!!  The sentiment I used came from Craftin' Desert Divas SAY IT BIG stamp set.

I hope you all have a blessed day! Happy Crafting!


  1. OMG this is so clever and SO CUTE!!
    What a wonderful gift! SURE to bring a BIG smile!!
    Stay warm and safe ...

  2. You always make the cutest things, and this is adorable...she is going to love it...another clever idea!!!