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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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Day #2 Craftin' Desert Divas Blog Hop

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

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

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 wanted to show that the CDD Planner stamps are not just for planners, there are so many different possibilities to create with this set. I mixed the HALL PASS stamp set with the PICTURE THAT stamp set to create the background. I stamped the images randomly on a piece of Xpress paper then used my PICTURE FRAME die to create the base. 
Next I used the Oval die from the FANCY STITCHED LABEL die set to cut out the center. My first idea was to create a bookmark with this for my daughter who loves sparkly things....just perfect for a shaker card.  However I figured it would be better flat. But in my typical crafty life I changed gears last minute and used the "Thanks" die from GREETING WORD dies paired up with the "for all you do" sentiment from TINY SENTIMENT. To finish it off I inked around the edges with some Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink.

Here are the specials for this release:

**New Shimmer sequins will be on SALE for $1.00.

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.

Shipping minimum orders:

$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP

$15 International use Code: 15SHIP

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 8/22 thru 8/31 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

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  1. What an AWESOME card this would be for teachers! Love the design and how you created your background. Amazing! Great colouring too!

  2. Wonderful card. Love the shape and all of your stamping. TFS

  3. Really love all the distressing and shadowing you did on this card, it give it so much dimension.

  4. Super cute card!! I love that planner stamps can be used for way more than planners