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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, November 26, 2016

Joyeux Noel Shaker Card

Good morning! It is my pleasure to host the daily post today over on the CDD blog. The idea for this started from a tissue box believe it or not. It was a light blue background with a red bird, I thought it was so pretty so I had to come up with my version of it.

First I used the circle die from the SHAKE IT UP die set.  I cut out the top layer of my shaker card and then a piece of my Xpress card stock which I was going to stamp my images onto.  I inked up the background with some of my Tim Holtz distress ink then dusted it with Perfect Pearls for that shimmer look.  

The birds came from the 2x3 stamp set called FEATHERED FRIENDS.  I stamped them about where I wanted them and then cut out some branches using the URN dies for the birds to sit on. The greenery came from WINTER WONDERLAND dies which I draped around the banner from the MIX IT UP die set. To finish it all off I used the "Joyeux Noel" sentiment from SIMPLY CHRISTMAS.

Thank you for stopping by the Craftin' Desert Divas blog today and sharing a moment of your day with me!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Oh Nuts, I forgot!

Good morning, I am up on the Craftin' Desert Divas blog today hosting the daily post.  I wanted to share with you the card that I made.  

I wanted to create a fun but simple card that you can whip up in a few minutes and even mass produce if you needed to.  

First I used the Acorn from AUTUMN WISHES along with the "OH NUTS! I forgot.  I stamped the acorn all over a scrap piece of Kraft cardstock and colored the top with my Wink of Stella brown glitter pen to accent it.  I used several different rectangle shaped dies and placed them to fit onto my card base.  I did cut some pieces a little smaller to fit my needs by running it thru again but cutting some of it off.  I did use dies from FANCY FRAMES , MIX IT UP and PLAN IT dies. 

Next I used my FANCY STITCHED LABEL dies for the cream center.  I stamped the sentiment from AUTUMN WISHES on it then I used the word "Sorry" from WISHFUL THOUGHTS and cut it out in orange so it would give a little bit of contrast.  The idea for this card was based off my paper from Authentique. Lastly I added some PUMPKIN SPICE sequins to finish it off.

To make this easier you can take a larger piece of kraft (or whatever color card base you would like) and stamp all over the page, then cut it down to various sizes. I love to color my images but sometimes I like to not only use up my scraps (who doesn't??? lol) but to use my dies that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE so much.  This card is nice and flat so it is easy to mail.

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing a couple of minutes of your day with me.