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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 17, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge #4

Okay here is my first submission to a challenge here on the blogs. The card below is for Peachy Keen's Challenge #4. First I would like to say that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Peachy Keen Stamps. The quality is outstanding and defintely 5 stars!! You barely have to press down in order to get your image and the designs are just to darn adorable!

Here is a direct link to her online store:

Or you can click on the bouncing peach to go to her challenge blog.

As for my first card/challenge that I am submitting. I must say it was a bit hard to make while nursing my twins on my lap. But since I missed the deadline on CHallenge #3 I was determined to finish this time! I used the following supplies:

PK-239 Faceless Fruit

PK-740 Baby Animal Faces N More

Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper by DCWV

Black embossing powder

Red & Green colored markers

Mounting squares

The challenge to myself is to use my scraps only..which is a good thing since I have bins of them! I used black embossing powder to emboss the strawberries and their adorable little faces. Then I colored them in with red and green markers. I unfortunately do not have those fancy Copic markers but hopefully I will soon! I cut the stamped images out and used mounting squares to make the images 3D which unfortuantely does not show up in the pictures. I also used the mounting squares to raise the mats that the strawberries are set on.

Thanks Kathy for giving us these adorable stamps to work with!


  1. Hi Lisa, OH my friend!! I can't tell you how happy I am to see you here! Thank you for all your kind words regarding our stamps!! :) YOUR CARD is just adorable!! Of course, we have to have TWO strawberries.. you will be doing EVERYTHING in pairs.. for like the next 18 years!! Love your card.. thanks for playing! Hugs, Your friend, Kathy

  2. I love this card Lisa! The colours are spot on and the strawberries are so cute!
    Hugs Viv xx

  3. Such a pretty card!!! Love how you made the strawberries with the faces ! Too cute!

  4. Hi Lisa! Well, I must say that your card is adorable, and now that I know you made it while nursing your babies, I'm in awe!! You go girl!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card, perfect papers for the perfect stamps...Thanks for playing along...HUGS...SK :)

  6. Hi Lisa, what a terrific card...makes you want to pick the berries and eat them. Thanks for playing along. Love the card..Diane