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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 3, 2010


Hello Everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was...well it was a bit crazy to say the least. The next fun thing I have to look forward to is my girls 1st birthday but that is not until June!

I went thru a period of just buying and hoarding stuff in my craft room. I saved everything you could imagine..even down to shoe string!! I have oodles of projects I haven't started and tons of scrap paper. I haven't even touched 1/4 of items that I have. SOOOOOOOOOOO my New Years Resolution is to not only use my scraps but to complete projects as well as use items that I purchased but never used.

Being a SAHM of twins 6 month old girls things get a bit hair raising to say the least. So my husband and I have decided to give each other one day a week to do whatever we wanted with no responsibilities!! The day before it was my day I was giddy like a school girl....I was so excited planning out what I was going to do. I stayed in my craft room until about noon in my PJ's listening to my hubby struggling to take care of my little ones. I sooo wanted to help him but I was like "NOPE" it's my day and you know what I really needed it. I truly wanted to stay in my craft room all day but I wanted to hit the mall and do some errands since it is a lot easier to do without lugging two babies and everything they need with you.

So my first challenge was to use my scraps and a stamp set that I never used. I never got around to sending out CHristmas cards (sad thing is that I have made them 2 years in a row but I have never sent them out). I started out making my cards and my friend Kim said to me that I was always complaining about all my scraps so why don't I just use those. And you know what she was right. I had a different idea for my cards but I made myself use my scraps.

Some of these cards are just really simple but they made me happy to use some of my scrap paper up. The Celebrate stamp was from Anna Griffin and the New Years Bear was a freebie I picked up from Splending Stamping with The Greeting Farm. I got some new Nestibilies to cut my frames. So I guess I went with the Something Old, Something New theme!

I just took pictures of all the cards that I made. I included the ones that don't qualify for challenges but I just stuck them in there anyway...Enjoy! Can't wait to move onto my next scrap pile or tool...gotta get it started while my little ones are sleeping and the roast is cooking in the oven!

Challenges these cards cover:

Rosie-D's Challenge

The Pink Elephant

Stamp Something

Stampin' For the Weekend


  1. Love your cards. Your choice of papier is perfect. And the image is so cute. Your coloring is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Stamp Something.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  2. Beautiful New Year cards, Lisa:O) Love the papers and cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  3. Great cards!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!


  4. Wow great cards Lisa and what a great resolution. I should really buy less and use more of what I have. Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

  5. What a good girl you are Lisa!! I just might take a leaf out of your book, seeing the gorgeous cards you've come up with!
    Hugs Viv xxx

  6. Love the colours! Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this week and good luck.

  7. Hi Lisa

    Looks like you had a great start with your new years resolution, some beautiful cards.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Rpsie D's.


  8. Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

    Saskia :)

  9. Fab cards and great colour!! thank you for joining us at SFTW..

  10. Hi! What pretty cards, you sure have been busy. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge this week.
    hugs, Tanja

  11. Wow what a great set and I know what you mean about hoarding but I do not have the excuse of have twins or a child at all lol.
    I am glad you enjoye your day off :D

    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  12. These are gorgeous cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's.

    Hope to see you again soon.


  13. Ooh you have been busy & such gorgeous cards :)

    Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge.