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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 8, 2009

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


  1. Hi Lisa, what a cool card - love the fab shape. Gorgeous image and great embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. so cute!! what a fun shape for your card! great bling too!! glad you could join us at CCC this week

  3. Oh, this is such a cute card! I just love the shape of the card! and that image is just too cute!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

  4. Wow, how creative! The shape of the card really pops!

  5. Such a cute card - very creative. Good luck on those challenges! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week.

  6. I love your fire hydrant. So clever! Great card, thanks so much for playing along this week.

  7. Lovely card and a great take on the challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  8. Love the hydrant - what a great idea! Great job :)

  9. Fantastic card Lisa, absolutely love the image and the gorgeous use of this weeks colour combo. Thanks for playing along with CCC this week :) Donna x

  10. What a great card, love the shape :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

    Hugs Ida

  11. This is too cute!! Love how you did the card shape. Thanks for playing along with us at TPE this week!!