- Lisa B
- 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 13, 2010
Is it considered a card when you sew it together????
Okay!!!!!!! From the start this was one of those projects you should of just walked away from! I followed the sketch from Allsorts CHallenge blog. I decided to try to incorporate the paper pleating challenge from the Just Magnolia blog. That in itself was a challenge for me because I stink at measuring normally but to do this on a day where my girls refused to nap at all was well....I probably would have had an easier time climbing Mount Everest! I ran a nail file down the paper pleating front. Then I put it into a bundle and did the file on both sides. It is about 11pm at night so the pictures are really horrible. Unfortunately you can not see all of the details and texture as well as layering on this card.
I finally got the paper pleating sort of figured out so I decided to sew it on for added adhesive (besides I love sewing on my cards!). I was so relieved that I finally got the paper pleating done I was kinda doing a skip away from the sewing machine when I realized that I sewed the darn card together!!!!!!!!!!! I just wanted to fall to the floor and kick, scream and even throw a pout or two in there! I couldn't believe it! I don't know about you but once I put so much time in a card I REFUSE to ditch it. I ended up cutting it into strips & then adding it to another piece of cardstock.
The other challenges I submitted this card to:
Simon Says "Shabby Chic" challenge
Basic GreyPhoto Inspirational challenge. The pattern on the ivory paper as well as the pink paper (used Basic Grey LILYKATE paper) matches the wallpaper in the inspirational photos as well as the rug BUT it is very hard to make out in the photo...Sorry!
Just Us Girls Stitching challenge
SSD celebrations challenge
Crafty Creations Texture challenge