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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, September 29, 2009

Simple Friendship card

Had to come up with something quick for a friend so I figured why not try to combine the card with some challenges. This card is for Papertake Weekly Black & White +1 challenge and the CPS Sketch challenge. I used Stampin Up inks, paper and stamps.

Trick Or Treat

I designed this card with images that will be released tomorrow from Doodle Palace. I used the bears from one set and the pumpkin from the other set. I cut out the Bears, colored them with my Prismacolor pencils, added some stickles and then mounted them with pop dots. I cut out the pumkin (saved the candy corn for later!) and put the Witchy Poo bear sitting on top of it. I embossed the background paper with a huge spider web and then dusted it with Stampin Up' chalk. Added a couple of more embellishments and I called it the day! What I like about this set is that you don't just have to use these images for Halloween. They can be used for a mischievous (that's putting it nicely :) child or misbehaving child.

This card completes the Stamptacular Sunday's 'Tag your it" challenge.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Santa & Rudolph Large Gift Bag

This bag measures over 10" tall so it is quite large making it perfect for holiday gifts or baked goods. The image I used is from Doodle Palace. You can even have your little one put their wish list in it to send to Santa! I tried my best to photograph all of the dimension on the bag but as well as being "bow" challenged I am also camera challenged at times also!

I had so much fun with this one. I cut out Santa & Rudolph and then cut Rudolph separate from Santa. I mounted him with pop dots for dimension. I colored them both with my Prismacolor pencils, accented them with Stickles, glitter, and liquid applique. The snowflake in the corner has 4 layers, each popped up with mounting dots. I gave Rudolph a little gold bell around his neck.

The bag is cut from Cricut Plantin Schoolbook using my 12X24 mat and the fit to page feature. Snowflake is from Cricut's new cartridge Winter Woodland.

I used this bag for Stamptacular Sunday's Anything but a card challenge.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday in Heaven

Today is a sad day for me. My little Angel Annie would have been 6 yrs old today. I miss her dearly and would do anything to be blowing out candles with her right now. Blowing kisses to my birthday girl.....I love you my Baby Princess

Too Cute To Spook!

I had soooo much fun making this card. You know how you have an idea for something and it ends up looking NOTHING like it was suppossed to??? Well this is one of those cards. But I had fun making it.

To make this card I used the adorable images from Doodle Palace. The Frankenstein Bear and the Dracula Bear along with the title "Too Cute To Spook!" came from their newly released Halloween set. I colored the bears in with my Prismacolor pencils. I cut the tree and the headstone with my Cricut machine. I stamped some faux stitching around the sides. There is alot of dimension on this card since I used my pop dots...I love these things!

This card was for the:

Doodle Palace - Orange & Green Challenge

Stamp Something - Favorite Colors or Papers Challenge

Papertake Weekly - Faking it challenge

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Turtle Card

My friend's daughter Hannah's birthday was yesterday and she wanted a turtle for her birthday much to her parents dismay I will say!! When I saw the Peachy Keen Stamp challenge this week I thought of making her a turtle card right away.

The stamps I used was from Peachy Keen Stamps. I used a circle punch from Stampin' Up! to make the little "windows" on the right and then stamped theimage directly on the card and layered the DP over it. I colored in the turtle with my Prismacolor pencils and accented her with Stickles.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My "Peachy" Fall Tags!

I started these tags just to have some fun and get my mind off of things. My daughter's birthday is friday and she would of been 6 years old this year! So needless to say I have wanted to get "lost" and not think of things.

I set a challenge to myself to make fall themed tags and I had to use atleast one Peachy Keen stamp on each one. I had two more tags planned but I couldn't finish them because of my sewing machine refusing to work for me. If I get it up and running I will eventually finish the set. I cut the tags out at 5" on the Cricut using my Tags, Boxes & More cartridge. I put together the scarecrow on my Design Studio. I also fit these into Stamp Something w/your favorite embellishment challenge and the Polka Doodles anything but a card challenge. It is hard to see in th photos but I used lots of mounting dots for dimension. These would be great to use tied to some homemade goods, gifts or even in scrapbook pages!

Cartridges I used:

Tags, Boxes & More
Walk In My Garden

Stamp sets I used:

Peachy Keen PK-239 Faceless Fruit stamp set
Peachy Keen PK-580 Fall Face Assortment Package
Peachy Keen PK-741 Baby Animal Faces N More.

Something to Crow About - Doodle Palace!

This is an image from Doodle Palace's Fall digi stamp set that is due to be released this week. I picked the crow because I have a friend that is in love with crows come fall time. The edges were suppossed to be sewn as well as the title but wouldn't ya know it, my darn sewing machine is jamming and I have no idea how to fix it!!!ARGGHHH!!!

So Last Minute Lisa (the nickname I gave myself :)) had to think of plan B. It would of looked so nice sewn but there is always next time. I can't wait to make more cards using the rest of the images...Stay tuned! But you can get a hold of them this week at Doodle Palace online store.

The card covers the challenges over at:

2 Red Bananas Sketch Challenge

Our Creative Corner

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Perfect Pair

I am a far cry from being "pear"fect but I am trying to practice more with my Prismacolor pencils. I was very happy with the way the coloring came out on the pears, I think I am starting to get how to use the pencils. Unfortunately the coloring gets distorted when I took the picture but it looks really good in person...and that's alot for me to say!

I used my Peachy Keen PL-239 Faceless Fruit stamp set. I wanted to make this a "To the Pear-fect Pear" card but it wouldn't fit so I just simply put the word "Love" ...

This card is for the The Fresh Batch and the Color Throwdown challenges.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Halloween

I started this card from Colour Create's color challenge of Neon Green and black. Immediately I thought of a Halloween card and figured that was all that would work..well I was proved wrong by checking out everyone's cards! The color combo is a bit unusual and they BEYOND pulled it off. I was looking thru my papers and didn't realize how many were that color. So a big ol' thank you for pushing my imagination - even if I did stick with Halloween!

Of course I pulled out my darling Peachy Keen Stamps. If you haven't seen her Halloween stamps yet you need to stop by and check them out. They are absolutely adorable!! I used PK-627 Witchy Hat & Broom and PK-629 Carved PUmpkin, Bat & Happy Halloween stamp sets.

The challenges this card covered are:

2Red Bananas

Polka Doodles

Lily-Boo Too Challenge

Colour Create

Ho Ho Ho

Good Morning all! I have been up since the very wee hours of the morning compliments to my two little ladies so I figured why not work on a card?

On this card I decided to ink the edges with red...well all good until I get a red finger print smack in the middle of my pure white strip of embossed paper! So plan B was to chalk the strip to mask my fingerprint. It looked alot nicer unchalked but at this point everything was done and I was NOT turning back.

I love how my little Santa came out. I found him somewhere on the internet. Santa was colored with my Prismacolor pencils and his bear and coat trim was accented with liquid applique to give it that puffy look.

The challenge over at Flourishes Newsletter was to follow a sketch and the challenge over at Crafty Creations was to emboss something.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thinking of You

ARGGGHHH...You would think I would learn to layout it out first then GLUE..but NOOOOO. I guess I will never learn.

This card covers "Priscillastyes Midnight Madness challenge and SPCC Challenge #14.

Supplies I used (noticed that "my brain" is not on the list!):

Image ~ from Nina May over at There's Magic In the Air blog

Paper ~ Nostalgiques Blue Plaster. It is embossed giving it a nice texture to the paper.

Prima Flowers

Paper Studio Ribbon

Prismacolor pencils

Stampin' Up! chalks

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Little Space Boy

I had fun with this one! This adorable little space boy is from Pink Poison and the papers are Basic Grey. I tried to use colors that I normally wouldn't use. Unfortunately my darn cutter does not know how to cut a straight line...I don't get it???????

Challenges that this covered:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

Digital Tuesday It's all about the Kids challenge

Pile It On birthday challenge.

I wanted to put something like "I hope your birthday is Out of this World" but good ol' Lisa...I cut out everything and get ahead of myself. Then I realize nothing will fit! Oh well :(

My Hero - Doodle Palace new Image

I made this card with an adorable new, soon to be released image from Doodle Palace. They have a great set of images in honor of 9/11 being released this week so if you have a fire fighter in your life or would simply like to say "Thanks" to your local fire department this is a great set. It can also be used for birthdays, father's day, or really any fun holiday. I put a blue star or some hemp in the upper left hand corner but I couldn't decide which one to post so I did both!

The card base is cut into the shape of a fire hydrant. I used my Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge and the Design Studio to weld the shapes together in order for it to be a card. I played around with the size to get what I needed. I took the image from Doodle Palace and reduced it to 35% for it to fit inside the hydrant. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils, accented it with Stickles & Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects, then cut it out and mounted it with pop dots. The paper is from Cosmo Crickes Halfway Cafe line.

If anyone so happens to want the cut file for the fire hydrant card just leave me a comment requesting the file and your email address and I will get it right out to you.

I used this image to cover three challenges.

Our Creative Corner Stars & Stripes Challenge

Cupcake Craft Red, White & Blue color challenge

The Pink Elephant Red, yellow, black & white color challenge

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lots of stuff in a small package!

I managed to get 4 challenges in this pint sized card! I know, I know it's to much but I just kept on going!

The card was based off of The Corrosive Challenge to use a Kitty on your card. So I broke out my Peachy Keen PK-607 Cat-in-the-Jack stamp set. What you can't really see is that I used ribbon with little brown paw prints on it. I know that doesn't really go with the Halloween theme but I figured it could be Kitty Cat paw prints leading up to that adorable pumpkin!

It covered the Stampin' for the Weekend color challenge, Kaboodle Doodles charm challenge and Whimsy Stamps "Sew, Sew, Sew" challenge. When you go to Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog read about Paige. It's a heartbreaking story that hopefully the people in "blog land" can do something about. You can purchase a stamp that is named after her and all of the proceeds will go to her account, donate to the account personally as well as sending her one of your handmade cards! I have been on the receiving end of such love & support and I know how much it could life one's spirits!

One of my favoirte Designer papers

This card was made with Basic Grey "Sugared" designer paper. I just love the colors and thought of it right away for the Color Throwdown's challenge.

My time was extremely limted today so I had to come up with something extremely simple and quick. Those types of cards for some reason always throw me for a loop. My batteries were dying in my camera so the card just would not photograph properly but as I was taking the pics my little ladies were waking up...I had to roll with it!

I used this card to quality for three challenges.

Color Throwdown

Stamp Something I used two of my most used stamps. I used Stamping Up! Heartfelt Thanks set and Close to my heart Say It in Style. Both sets are just so versitile and can be used to make practically any card which is why they are among my favorites. I added a die cut sticker flower that came with the Sugared paper set.

Charisma Swirls & Curls Challenge Added swirl ribbon and used paper that had swirls& curls in the DP.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Teddy Angel....

I decided to make a small card purely made with scraps. I had such a blast making this one!! I realized after I took the picture that I forgot to add the Halo back on.

I used Peachy Keen PK 252 Teddy Angel acrylic stamp. I cut him out, colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and mounted him with pop dots. I also accented his wings with Stickles.

This card covers two challenges:

"Priscillastyles" Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

Papertake Weekly Angels & Fairies challenge

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This little piggie....

This is a free image from Nina May's blog There's Magic in the Air. It is free for a limited time so stop on by if you want to snag it. But make sure to leave her a comment to express your thanks!

Nina lovingly calls this one Gigi on Tube. Gigi ironically is my daughter's name. Well actually it is Gianna but we nicknamed her Gigi!

There's Magic in the Air The challenge was to use this image and some sort of paper piecing. I mounted the umbrella top with mounting dots to raise it.

Whimsy Stamps Texture Challenge There is lots of texture here! I sewed the edges, pearls & beads flowers

Digital Tuesday Lace & Pearls Challenge I trimmed the umbrella with pink lace and added beaded flowers w/ pearl centers ontop of the ribbon.

Creative Card Crew In this challenge we had to use Pink, black and white.

I always wanted to be a Princess!

I am happy to announce I am now a member of the Doodle Palace Design Team !! Yeah for me! Doodle Palace's adorable digi stamps are available on their website Doodle Palace.com

Fall is my favorite time of the year so I made this card last night using their Thanksgiving set. I love using digistamps because you can resize them to any size you need.

I colored in "Tom" with my Prismacolor pencils and sewed around the mat. I cut out a pie using my Cricut for Mr. Tom to eat. I embossed the bottom of the pan with clear powder and raised the crust with pop dots. Isn't he adorable!!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wild Thing!

This card was made for the Pollycraft Animal Challenge. I stamped the monkeys face with my Peachy Keen PK-740 Baby Animal Faces N More! stamp set.

Who needs to clean when you can scrap!

Okay it feels good to be back in the crafting mode..who needs to clean anyways!
This card covers three challenges.

SPCC #13 Color Challenge

A Spoon Full of Sugar Distressing challenge

The Pink Elephant - ribbon, 2 squares & Sparkle Challenge

I used Basic Grey paper, Stampin UP cardstock and ink and the Close to My Heart Playful Petals stamp set. I put one layer of the petals down first and the second layer I raised with pop dots.