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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 6, 2010

Man card made easy!

It is so true that you can make a gazillion feminine cards in about a minute but if you have to make a manly card it could take you hours for just one...well for me anyway!! That is until I came across this image! This is another great stamp from
Delicious Doodles. Again all of the hard work is done. I just added some distressing, Magic Mesh, Brads, and a sentiment. I cut the magic mesh for the upper right hand corners and the lower right hand corner and had little scraps left over. Me being such a cheapo and not wanting to just simply throw it away I just stuck it on the card. This is a very simple card but the main image takes center stage and I wanted to keep it that way.

This card is for the following challenges:

Get Sketchy
Cards for Men
Pollycraft CHallenge Blog
Charisma Cardz
Simon Says Stamp Challenge


  1. Hi Lisa,

    I love this card. I've only just found your blog because of our challenge over at Cards for Men. Having read your story, I'm amazed at your bravery.

    Thankyou for joining us and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna xx

  2. This is a great Man Card I always find them difficult to do too!

    Carol Ann xx

  3. great card, lovely image
    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

  4. Wow fabulous card, love the image and definitely a masculine card. Thank you for joining us at the Cards for Men Challenge, and good luck. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  5. Oooh this is very cool. Love the background and "manly" feel to the card!! I just love Teri and her images!! We are so fortunate to have her in our back pocket eh? hehehehe

  6. absolutely stunning card :-) The image is lovely and the layout is fab too ,,, wonderful use of the mesh ! :-) I never know what to do with it :-)

    Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Hot Chocolate Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. please consider turing the word verification off ,,:-) x

  8. Excellent masculine card! Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

  9. Wonderful card...perfectly masculine! Great job with Get Sketchy 19!!


  10. Fabulous card, love the image and great chocolate colours.

  11. Stunning card Lisa!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge :0)
    Love Becky xx

  12. Wonderful card Lisa, love the image and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft challenges


    Joanne xx

  13. Amzing card it is beautiful, thanks for playing!

  14. Beautiful card, such a gorgeous image...
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x