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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.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Christmas scraps turned into a Man Card????

Okay I think I may have pushed myself on this one! I was taking part in the Die Cuts R Us "Leftovers" challenge where we had to use leftover christmas scraps on a new card. I think I misunderstood it and thought that it had to be anything but a christmas card. I tried to combine it with The Color Throwndown's color challenge. That would of not been so bad but for some reason I thought the other challenge was to do a Man card. THAT is what made me just scratch my head...I couldn't use buttons or anything girly so I ended up with this. Imagine the yelp that came I had all of these leftover little pieces of paper so I used my Stampin Up photo corner bunch and just stuck the papers behind the "birthday wishes"...I know I am ridiculous!! I can't stand waisting anything!!
At this point I had to be done with this card since I have lots of baking to do!!

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.


  1. Fantastic card. Love the stitching and the metal embellishments. Great use of scraps. Thanks for being part of the DCRU Challenge this week...come back often! :~)

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  2. Hey Lisa!! hope you all had a fab Christmas!!
    Lovin' your handsome card!!!

    So happy to see you at DCRU too!!

    HUGS - LORi

  3. Lisa- Great job. So glad you joined us at DCRU. Your About Me touched me deeply. My 18 year old brother was kille din a car accident 4 years ago. I took up scrapping for the same reasons- to keep his memory alive and to relive all those good times. My blog and compantas are inspired by him! God bless. - Sammye Jo


  4. way to go using up those scraps!! Thanks for playing along on the CTD challenge!!

  5. I love that you used it to create a b'day card! It's perfect!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cuts R Us :)
    hugs, margie

  6. Ah, I love your man card. I love the colors in the paper and all that stitching. Sending hugs.

  7. It's perfect Lisa! I have such a hard time with masculine cards, but this one is perfect! Great stitching, embellies, colors and stamps (I have those same ones tee hee!)

  8. Great use of your scraps---looks like it turned into a fun card and one that will be put to good use. I always need a guy's b-day card! Thanks for playing!

  9. Very well done..Great way to use up those scraps..You bake tooo..Many talents..Great job.

  10. What a super man card Lisa! I really struggle with masculine cards, but yours is just great! Love the papers and the card style!
    Your story touched me! I am a pediatric nurse and it's so hard even dealing with the loss of patients. I'm so happy for your 2 new bundles of joy! You are a true inspiration!
    Amber *DCRU DT*