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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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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.


  1. This is so cute Lisa!! I love the applique on this adorable santa, and the chalked embossing looks great too!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

  2. This is very nice. I love the applique you did on your santa! Wow! Love that ribbon...just perfect for your card.

  3. this is awesome!! love the beard and trim on his coat. good save on the embossed piece :) (happens to me all the time) thanks for joining us on crafty creations :)
    rose- guest designer

  4. He is so fab! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x