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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 23, 2016

Create a Scene Linky Party over at CDD

Good morning y'all!  Have you seen this adorable stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas??? 

OMG it is sooooo cute! The stamp set is called ADVENTURE AWAITS, there is also another set that coordinates with it called ADVENTURE LAND.  

 I just had to create something with that adorable Wizard.  I love these adorable images. It was perfect for the new linky party that starts today over at the CDD Blog. To create my scene I used the Wizard and some of the sentiment from Adventure Awaits and a few of the elements from Adventure Land.  The "wishing you" sentiment came from WISHFUL THOUGHTS.

This is the final outcome of my card.  I added a few stars from the POCKET PIECES HELLO die set.

I sure hope you come on over and play along with our "Create a Scene" linky party.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Craftin' Desert Divas Daily Post

Good morning y'all! I am here today with you all to share my project I created for my Daily Post over at Craftin' Desert Divas.  I couldn't wait to color up these gorgeous flowers from the FLOWERS IN BLOOM stamp set.

 I stamped my main center flower then masked it off with some Post-It note paper in order to get the flowers on the side to look like they were behind them.  After coloring them up I used the larger die from the FANCY STITCHED LABEL die set.  I embossed some vellum for the matting of the image because I wanted to keep it a soft and simple look.  To finish it all off I used the SORRY die from WISHFUL THOUGHTS die set.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop day #2

To celebrate the new release, Craftin Desert Divas is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments in the blog hop. 
You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share CDD on Facebook: Craftin Desert Divas
  3. Join us in the CDD Gallery: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery
  4. Follow CDD on Instagram: Craftin Desert Divas IG

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per hopper please! Winners will be announced on Monday on the CDD Blog.

Now let's get on with the CDD release hop with our amazing designers!

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.



We also have a special priced May Release Bundle that's only available for this weekend only.

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

When I saw the cactus set for some reason the first thing that popped into my head was a desert sunset of sorts. I achieved the sky with some of my Tim Holtz distress markers and free handed the desert sand. I paper pieced the cactus and flower on the front. The sentiment came from THIS & THAT and the Cactus w/flower came from the Prickly set. To finish off the edges I used my Fancy Frames die set. My mission was to keep this plain and let the image be the "star". lol

Here are the specials for this release:

1 FREE 3x4 stamp and 1 bag of sequins for orders that are $50 or more
 before taxes & shipping. 
Offer is only good 5/13 thru 5/15 10pm MST. 
Freebies will automatically be added to your order, no special request please.

  New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!

From 5/16 - 5/23 every order will get two bags of sequins. They will automatically be added to your order, no special request please. 

 Enjoy these specials for in stock items only starting 5/13 thru 5/23 at 10pm MST. 
All stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Mindy has designed and used this adorable SVG claw machine spaceship to make her project today and we've added it to the CDD Shop for free during the 2 day hop.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.

Your next stop is the super talented:


Monday, May 9, 2016

How have you BEAN??

Good morning y'all! Today starts another linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas.  The theme is "FOODIE".  I made this card for that Coffee Lover, you know everyone has one of those in our lives! LOL

I used the GOT COFFEE stamp set and masked the coffee cup and then stamped the bag of coffee over it.  I wanted the beans to come from behind the cup.  To mat the image I used my Fancy Frame dies, love that stitched border! Next I spritzed some Tim Holtz Distress Markers with my Spritzer tool to create the background.  I wanted a CAS card of sorts.

I sure hope you play around with us today over at Craftin' Desert Divas! Hope to see you there!