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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, April 13, 2015

Shaking it up for CDD

Good morning!  Today starts a new linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas.  The challenge is to make a shaker card. I came up with this design based on the Dolphin sequins..lol.

I used the dolphin from Too Cute By Jessica's Sea Creatures  file.  Then I designed the shaker frame in my Cameo software as well as the waves.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from BRING ON THE CAKE.  The "have a" sentiment came from FUR-EVER FRIENDS (I masked off the other part of the stamp I didn't want).  "A splashing good time" came from GOTTA WEAR SHADES.  I used the CDD BANNER DIE set to get the stitched oval. The sequins are one of the many styles CDD now carries, they are called SPLISH SPLASH. The paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket's SALT AIR paper pad.

 All picture and links to the stamps and dies I used are listed below. I hope you come on over and "SHAKE" it up with us over at CDD and play along with our Shaker card challenge.



  1. This has got to be one of my favorite cards that you have made! And believe me I have many favorites of your creations! Everything about it is just perfect!!! I Love this :)

  2. This is so FUN! Absolutely adorable. I'm such a beach bum and these dolphins are the BEST! Seriously loving this!