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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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August Stamp & Die Release - Craftin' Desert Divas

Welcome to the CDD Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop.  
All stamps & Dies are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

The Autumn Wishes Bundle is available at this special price, for this weekend only thru Sunday.

This special price is for what is in stock only and ends 8/30 10pm MST.

We also have 3 new sequins
Corn Maze


Candy Corn

Here's what I've created for you...

I used FANCY FRAMES  to make the top layer of my shaker card.  I taped the two dies together to make the frame that I wanted.  Before removing the tape I ran it thru again with craft foam (2x's to give it more depth) to make the base of my shaker card.  The grass is from the OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE dies, which I cut several times to get a couple of layers.


I of course colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers as well as my Wink of Stella markers.  The adorable Scarecrow, leaves and pumpkins are from the new AUTUMN WISHES stamp set.  If you haven't heard by now there is a BUNDLE being offered on this stamp set and matching dies.  It's an awesome deal but ends Sunday so don't miss out!!  I used the dies to cut the scarecrows out.  The girl scarecrow I cut out twice and put some foam tape in between layers to make it pop more.

Last but not least I added some Doodlebug BIRTHDAY BOY Sprinkles on the sides, and of course what is a shaker card without some awesome sequins??? I added the new CORN MAZE sequins mix to the center.

Here is the release special for you:

There is FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed 8/28-8/30 no code necessary!!
Ends 8/30 10pm MST

Here is today's SVG freebie. All you have to do is comment and follow each blog. Each stop along the way will give you a letter. Collect all the letters, then go to the CDD shop and use the code to get your freebie. This freebie is only available today.

Stamps and dies are made in the USA.

Your code letter from me is: U

Your next stop is the talented HOLLY.


  1. This is so cute. Love the colors

  2. Love your shaker card. AWESOME! Thank you for sharing! Have a nice crafty day!

  3. I love this card! All the layers and details!!

  4. They are so darn cute... Great shaker card :)

  5. You created the cutest little fall scene, Lisa! Love your charming scarecrows and the fun shaker design.

  6. What an adorable shaker card!!! Love those little scarecrows!!!

  7. This is just the sweetest!! Love your shaker card!! :)

  8. Great shaker card. It looks A-MA-ZING! You did a terrific job.

  9. Your shaker card is wonderful!! I love everything about it!!

  10. Absolutely love the shaker card! Thanks for the detailed steps to make the card. It is so helpful!

  11. love the 3D dimension of your adorable card!

  12. Fabulous shaker card. Love how you created the 3D effect with the scarecrows and colored such a pretty fall scene.

  13. Wow, such a beautiful shaker card! I Love it!!!

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  15. I Love this Shadow Box Shaker Card. Amazingly Done!!!

  16. Adorable shaker... love the depth!

  17. Your shaker card is so adorable!

  18. Love the shaker card, such cool colors

  19. Adorable shaker card Lisa! TFS!

  20. Fabulous shaker card;) Love all the fun details!
    Sherrie K