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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.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week #2 of CDD Christmas Linky Party

Good morning everyone! I hope you all have survived the holiday weekend.  Unfortunately my holiday was met with a tragedy.  My brother-n-law passed away suddenly at the age of 46.  All of the family was together for the holidays due to this unforeseen tragedy, it made me appreciate my family even more.  I truly did count my blessings!

When I need to escape I go to my safety zone which is crafting and creating.  I brought along a bunch of images that I stamped so I could color while I was there. I decided to play along with the Craftin' Desert Divas second week of their Christmas Linky Party which is what I created this card for. This linky party is extended and doesn't end until December 20th so you will have extra time to create and play along.

 First I stamped the Santa from the Craftin' Desert Divas Holiday Helper stamp set. I then stamped him on some post-it note paper to make a mask for him. To get my snowy background I used the Snow border stamp from Across the Borders stamp set.  I would just like to say, this is not just a snow stamp ( I called it that) it can be used for so many different things.  To give the snow a different pattern I would flip the stamp around.  I used my white embossing powder and my Tim Holtz distress inks to get the background done.  After that was completed I removed my mask on the Santa and used my markers to color him in as well as adding some liquid applique, Stickles and some Wink of Stella markers.  

My Stitched in Circle dies are always close by since I love using them.  I cut out the Santa with the larger stitched circle die and added it to my favorite paper Doodlebug SugarPlums paper pad. The sentiment "Christmas Blessings" from the Tis' The Season was embossed in black across the bottom of the card.

I hope you come on by and play along with our Christmas Linky Party challenge.  They normally last only two weeks but this one is extended until Dec. 20th so you have plenty of time to play along and get some chances to win prizes!

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