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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.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

CHasing the blues away!~

What a crummy day here today. Perfect day to post a card using blues!! It is overcaset, rainy, & very gloomy. I finished the card last night but I wanted to wait until the morning for pictures so I could get a nice one outside in the sun. NOT! I went to bed last night figuring that I was going to pull this card apart because I thought it was to much when I added the snowflakes. One of the challenges I used this card for was to add lots of snowflakes. I thought that it overpowered the card. But when I tried to remove everything I was going to ruin it so I decided to leave it as is.

I got to use my new stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps PK-19 What's So Funny? stamp set. I just loved this when I got it but I never had a chance to use it. I am trying to branch out and use more techniques. So when I stamped the snowman I stamped him twice. I roughly cut out the first one on scrap paper and placed it over the good one. I then took the tree stamp (set comes with only one tree) and stamped it behind the snowman in various places. I think this snowman symbolizes what all of us feel.....TIRED of this cold weather...on with the sun!

I got some Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter on clearance at ACMoore which I added to the snowman's body. I then sprinkled two different colors of MS glitter on the ground for the snow. I added Stickles & liquid applieque to the hat as well as to the trees.

I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly #32challenge. The challenge over at Whimsical Ink Sorority was not to use any DP. So I randomly stamped some flourishes on solid cardstock for my background design as well as the snowflakes from the stamp set. I just realized that I missed the deadline on this one...OOOPPSSS.

The other challenges I made this card for are:

Charisma Cardz "Anything new" challenge

The Play Date "blues" challenge

Stamp Something's Blue & White challenge

Humble Pies Bling CHallenge

Saturday Spotlight's"Snowflakes gone wild" challenge

Our Creative Corner's blue & green challenge


  1. OH my gosh!! That snowman is such the sweetest image!! I Love it!! :) I think all of the snowflakes/snow is perfect!! Not overpowering at all and the glitter touches make it all the more sweet!! Thanks for joining us again at Saturday Spotlight and Stamp Something this week!! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!! HUGS

  2. This is too cute! I love all of the snowflakes and that tinsel glitter...I was dying to see it "in action" as I saw it in the store and contemplated buying some! Now I will :) Great job with our challenge at Stamp Something this week! Thanks for playing!

    Janna :)

  3. This is wonderful! Love how you've created your own DP with flourishes and the bling bling you added is just perfect. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Humble Pie this week. Hugs, Maria

  4. So lovely. Love how you did the snowman and the snow. Great card. Thanks for playing at Humble Pie.

  5. what a delightful card, love that going snowman, thanks so much for challenging with us this week at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

  6. Love the blue tones here - V cheerful - even for a gloomy day!
    Teri x

  7. What a great way to use the colors in conjunction with the inspiration for the challenge...the blues!

    So glad you played along with us in The Cafe!

  8. Hi Lisa, I totally agree, what an icky day! lol
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! love your backgrounds and all you did to this wonderful image!!!
    take care hun
    Blessings, Maria

  9. That snow man is adorable. I must have him. Great card. hugs Shelley

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  10. Oh Lisa this is so adorable!! Poor Frosty!! Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday Spotlight! We appreciate your support!! Fun, fun creation!!!

  11. Sweet card, I love your 3 different textures for the snow. P.S. I found your blog through my friend Carole (Crayola)~Diane

  12. Lisa - GORGEOUS! love all that shimmer and the image is so cute! thanks for playing with us in the Humble Pie kitchen!

  13. Wow girl, this rocks. Love it.

  14. Great card - it doesn't make me feel blue at all - love that shimmer and the snowflakes rock! So glad you could join in the blue/green fun at the OCC this week!

  15. Fabulous card Lisa! Those trees are brilliant! Love green and blue together.
    Hugs Viv xxx

  16. Awesome card, love all the snow details and the fun layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps Something this week. :)

  17. Now there's someone who knows how to enjoy the snow! Wonderful image, great touch of sparkle, and fun see-through snowflake border. Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!