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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.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy New Year!!

FInally...I am back up and running. I got an alarm system put in my house and somehow I lost internet service. Then we got hit with about 24 inches of snow!

I couldn't resist using one of Peachy Keen Stamps adorable faces on this martini glass! I am starting my New Years resolution early and no it is not to excercise or eat healthy cause I have given up on making empty promises! I am a hoarder of scrap stuff. I buy and buy and somehow never get around to making anything with it. My friends tell me that I could open a craft store with just what I have. SO with this card I challenged myself to use stuff that I haven't used yet. Bring out the old so to speak! I found the very first paper pack that I bought about 9 or so years ago (sadly it is still almost full) and made myself pick paper from that. Then I cut out my martini glass at 4 3/4" on my Cricut using the FROM MY KITCHEN cartridge that I never used yet. I won a challenge a while ago and just got the prize in the mail (all the way from Israel!!) so I figured I would use a stamp from that. It is Autumn Leaves Winter holidays stamp set, I picked the New Year & Jan. 1 stamps. I bought this huge set of Martha Stewart glitter so I decided to use that on the stamps instead of ink for some extra bling. For the adorable face on the martini glass I used Peachy Keen PK-491 Everyday Character faces stamp set. The overall size of the card is 6X6.
I used my Prismacolor pencils to color it, Stickles, various ribbon that I have had for ages, and some flat buttons to give it some bling.

I made this card to fit several challenges:

Peachy Keen Sketch challenge
Winter Wonderland New Years challenge
Doodle Palace New Years challenge
The Corrosive Challenges - bling challenge
Charisma Cardz Anything But Christmas Challenge
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes Challenge

I wish ALL of you a New Year filled with much love, happiness & Health!

Many Hugs,


  1. An absolutely gorgeous and fun New year card. Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

    Lynda xxx

  2. oh, this card is the cutest! Love how you put the little face on the martini glass! Super creative and clever!!

  3. Hi Lisa and Merry Christmas!!!

    Your card is just too cute and designed beautifully! Love the colors you used!! great job!!!

    Blessings, Maria

  4. Fabulous card!!.I love the face on the glass it looks great. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  5. Lisa, this is so cute!!What a perfect face for the Martini vibe. I love it, great job!


  6. You are not alone in your hoarding. :( I have to laugh that you would even know the first pack of paper you bought, so long ago. Your card is super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Peachy Keen!

  7. this is a cute cute card. 24 inches of snow? Yikes....it's 60 degrees here in Phoenix and woos me is shivering.
    Have a happy holiday.

  8. Hi Lisa,

    fantastic card, I love the fun elements of the image!

    Thanks for joining us at winter wonderland


  9. Fabulous creation hun - nice to see you here!
    Thanks for sharing at Winter Wonderland!
    Merry Christmas - and Happy New Year to you and yours!!
    Teri x

  10. Beautiful card Lisa! Such a fun, sweet image!

    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Teri xx

  11. Love the quirky martini - but I would be afraid to drink it cuz his smile might disappear - especially as quick as I sip one of these puppies LOL - Way too cute!!! Love the face and it is good to see you back at it!!! Missed you!!

  12. What a CUTE card, Lisa! LOVE the little smiley face! Thanks so much for joining us at Doodle Palace this week! Merry Christmas!!

    Dee and Robin

  13. What a fun New Year's card. I too am making myself use my older stash. LOL. Just don't tell my hubby. Thanks for joining us at Charisma cardz. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

  14. Hi Lisa!
    Well, aren't you the clever one!! I have that cartridge, and I hope it's okay if I case your idea! Fabulous, and very creative!! Thanks for playing along withe the challenge!

    Love ya,

  15. This is soooooo CUTE!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge this week!

  16. OMG, This is the CUTEST CARD EVER!! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for joining us @ Peachy Keen!
    p.s. Merry Christmas!:)

  17. This is a great card, fun image!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x

  18. What a fun card. It makes me smile! Thanks so much for playing along with the CCC during this very busy time of year. Best of everything to you in 2010!