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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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Sweet "Unusual" Valentine box

I still managed to use my scraps on this one!! Of course with the exception of having to use new cardstock to make the box. I think the green DP is a bit dark for a valentine but I am still trying to stick to my New Years resolution and use my scraps.

This is a cute box that I made using some DP scraps and some cardstock pieces along with my Hello Kitty cartridge for the Cricut. I used pop dots to elevate Hello Kitty for a bit more dimension. Inside I will put some homemade truffles. It will hold aprox. 4-6 depending on how big I make them. It was a really quick and simple "unusual colored" box for Valentine's Day.

The challenges included with this post are:

Cricut Cardz Challenge THe challenge was to make a Valentine's Day project and to use only green,black, lavender & white.

Just Buggin' All about Food challenge.

Our Creative Corner sketch challenge

Polka Doodle's"Non-Traditional" Valentine's challenge

The secret crafter Hearts challenge

Cute Card Thursday "Blooming" gorgeous flower challenge


  1. Great Box!! Hello Kitty is one of my favorites and so is Purple so I also love the flowers!!
    Lynne Just Buggin DT

  2. lovely lisa!

    my daughter loves Kitty!
    blessings, Maria

  3. Hi Lisa

    What an adroable box and some of my favourite colours.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles this week.

    B x

  4. Hello Lisa!

    Oooh... this box is so sweet and so cute! Great work!!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  5. I love the unusual colors for thsi Valentine's box!! Great job on Hello Kitty and most of all keeping to your new year's resolution by using scraps!!

    Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin'!!

  6. This is sweet. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CCC.

  7. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. This is adorable. I love this box. Do you have template? I'd love to copy it. Thanks for join us at just buggin'.


  9. Awww..this is so sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  10. Cute idea to put some goodies in!! Love the glitter and colors! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

    Kandi *JB DT*

  11. Very cute!! I love the Hello Kitty cartridges. Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin!

  12. What a fabulous creation! I love your Hello Kitty!

  13. This is gorgeous Lisa. Hello Kitty is really cute.

    Thanks for joining us again over at Just Buggin

    JB DT

  14. love this cute little box you made. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  15. Love this adoragle box! Super cute project! Thanks for joining us at OCC!

  16. Ohh I love this. Would a beautiful box. thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.x

  17. This is a really cute treat box, and the Hello Kitty is soooo sweet, I do love the purple heart!

    Robin R
    Just Buggin' design team

  18. very cute ,Thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles this week
    Hugs Kate

  19. Great gift box. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  20. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles in our non-traditional colours valentine challenge! A great valentine gift box! Cheers Claire x

  21. Beautiful box and a wonderful keepsake! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  22. Lovely box and such a cute image.
    Thanks for joining the Polka Doodle challenge and hope to see you again next time.