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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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

July Release Blog Hop @ Craftin' Desert Divas

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you.

The next 4 days you can join us on our Facebook fan pages for our release inspiration projects. There is a chance to win a $15. CDD shop credit for the next 6 days when you join us.
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

 Plan It Out - 5x7

 Scoops - 5x7

 Sweat Season - 5x7

 Tiny Treasure - 5x7

We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive. 

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

I  used the sweet little treats from the SWEET SEASON stamp set and stamped them randomly around the page, using my Copics to color in the images.  Next I matted it with some acetate and topped that off with some layers made with CDD Dies.  For the fluffy scallop like borders I used STITCHED SCALLOP dies and on the bottom I used the hill like die from the OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE set.  I is hard to see in the first photo but you can tell on the close up photo below.

The MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment came from the Tis' The Season (did I tell you that I LOVE, LOVE that stamp set!) and snuck in a little piece of candy next to the Gingerbread from Fright Night.

Here are the specials for this release:

Save 15% on your entire purchase. 

Use Code: July15

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 7/14 thru 7/24 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Each day from 7/14 thru 7/19 one comment left on the projects 

will be chosen from random.com to receive a $15.00 CDD shop 

credit. So be sure to join us for our 2 day blog hop and then hop 

on over to the CDD Facebook page to join us for our Release 

Inspiration HopThe CDD DT will feature more projects 

showcasing the new July release.

Your next stop is the super talented: 


  1. The white with the colors in the middle looks great! Cute holiday card! :)

  2. Sweet gingerbread treat stamping & coloring.
    Have a Bee-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Awesome! And with that beautiful blue background... just gorgeous!

  4. Your card is just fantastic!!!
    Love it!!!

  5. Someone has a sweet tooth!! : )

  6. Awesome job on this card! Love that candy as the background!

  7. This is amazingly details card Lisa... Your coloring is fabulous! Love that candy cane!

  8. Love the candy mix! I have a craving now ;)

  9. Wow! The background paper that you stamped and colored is amazing. I love your card!

  10. Your background looks amazing! Love your card and your colouring!

  11. Fabulous holiday card with amazing design. Love the background and coloring for sure!