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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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another set of scrap cards

I am happy to have more scraps out of the way. It's kinda neat to see what you can come up with when you challenge yourself. If I were to use whatever I wanted I could make an awesome card but to me I get tickled when I come up with a card out of a scrap. When I was looking thru one of my piles of scraps I came across the smallest, thinnest pieces of paper. I couldn't believe that I saved them..quite frankly I was ashamed!! I have a talk with myself and say OK no more itty bitty pieces. But then the sad thing is, is that I ended up using that teeny tiny piece of paper and there goes my vow! Back to saving everything.

Here are three more cards I did with 100% scraps.

My first card is the larger card that was for the Allsorts Hearts & Flowers Challenge and the Inspirational SKetch challenge.

The next is a very simple card that I made for the The Cuttlebug Spot black & silver challenge. Hard to tell in the pic but the white card stock is embossed. I then used a punch for some silver paper and found the perfect size black cardstock to fit inside. I used silver embossing powder with my new Close to My Heart Child's Portrait stamp set.

For my last card I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly. I found an image that I had stamped using my Peachy Keen PK-317 Ice-skating Penguin couple for some christmas cards that I was gonna do (You know the ones that I never sent out??)! Added some other scraps and a little doodad for the sentiment and it was done.

I'm off again to dive into my heap of scraps to see what I can find. It's kinda like a treasure hunt or shall I say scavenger hunt!!


  1. 3 beautiful cards. I love those penguins

    Lisa ;)

  2. beautiful cards! great take on the sketch!

  3. gorgeous cards, thanks for playing at ics

  4. Hi Lisa, Gorgeous cards!

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  5. Oh your black and silver silhouette card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Cutlebugspot this week

  6. Lovely job on this. Glad you could join us and play along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  7. Great cards! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW! hugs!