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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, August 8, 2009

All 6 wrapped into one

When I started this card I had teal and gold paper as the background so I colored the stamp to go with the paper. Well for some reason I can't stand the color teal. It just makes my eyeballs crazy. With me if I am working on a project and the color shade is off just a hair I sit and struggle with it for hours until I either change the color or I give up on it. This was defintely one of those cases. I changed the background paper to make me feel a little better but then the coloring was off. I couldn't believe I was getting so stressed out over a darn little card....so I left it as it is. I may add a little more to it down the road but I need to walk away..

I got this free Digi Stamp from Lily-Boo's Boutique.. For the coloring of the stamp I used my primacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stomps, and stickles.

This card covers 6 challenges:

Paper Popsicles card sketch challenge.

Stamp Something Charmed CHallenge. I used a butterfly charm hanging off the ribbon

Kaboodle Blog Challenge. This challenge was to use a digi image

Digitual Tuesday Challenge#18. This challenge was to use a digistamp and add some bling. The charm and the gold stickles and some "bling" to my card

High Hopes Stamp CHallenge #42. Here we had to use the color cold somewhere on our card.

Secret Crafter. This challenge was called "Cute as a bug". I used various colored butterflies on my card


  1. Fabulous card,
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodles this week,
    Hope you will also join in the new challenge on monday,
    DT Kaboodles

  2. Aww this is cute Lisa! You should never be ashamed of something you create...art is art and all art is beautiful. Plus, that bow and paper is just GORGEOUS. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week and I hope that you come back on Monday for our next one!
    - Ann @ Kaboodle Doodles

  3. I've had cards like that Lisa! Ha Ha. But trust me, this one is gorgeous. Others can see what we can't and we all see a lovely lovely card.
    Please stop bt my blog for a little surprise. ;0)
    Hugs Viv xxx

  4. It's beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge.

  5. Wow! Very cool how you applied al the challenges in one fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with Paper Popsicles!

  6. Brilliant card Lisa, absolutely love the image, just perfect for this weeks 'bug' theme! Fab layout to! So pleased you could join us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

  7. I think your card is fab as it is.
    Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday.
    Lora x

  8. Great card, the image is really sweet and I love the ribbon and butterfly charm .
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamp Something challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  9. beautiful card Lisa, and your colouring is fab, thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

  10. So pretty! what a great image, love the colors you've used! the charm is perfecT!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp SOmething this week!

  11. Hi Lisa. Don't get stressed, making cards is supposed to make you chill. Its lovely. Thank you for joining us at SCSC. Hugs, Wendy x

  12. ooh i love this one!!! the paper is beautiful xx