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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, May 25, 2015

Summer Lovin'

Good morning y'all!  Today starts a new linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas.  The theme is "SUMMER".  My girls are graduating Kindergarten in a week.  Since I am Room Mom I am in charge of the End of the Year party.  The theme is a Beach/Summer kinda theme.  I am making them these pails and plan on personalizing them.  But I wanted to share with you the items I made with CDD products for the new Linky party!

Here is a picture of the pail and all of it's contents.  I plan on making cookies to add to it as well but that can't be done until the day before.

I tied a pair of sunglasses to the giant bubble wands I got.  I used Tag Essential dies and the Banner dies in order to make the tag.  The sentiment is from Gotta Wear Shades.

Next I used the large and small banner dies to make the base of the bag topper.  The Sky is the Limit stamp set and die combo was also used for the clouds and the sun.  The face on the sun is from Bitty Blessing stamp set. I also added some fish from the Fur-Ever friends stamp set.

I sure hope the kiddos enjoy all the goodies in the pail!

Have a great day!




  1. Soooo DARN CUTE!! I think the kids will love them!!! They're so fun & perfect for celebrating the end of the School year! :) Have a Wonderful Day!!!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. That is so awesome that you make this such fun for the kids at school. I bet the teacher LOVES you, LOL. Great ideas and inspiration!

  3. What a special and FUN gift! These are just too cute!! Love them and I'm sure the kiddos will flip when they see these!