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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 31, 2010

Scraps to treasures??

When I saw the challenge over at Raise the Bar I just chuckled because I knew it was the challenge for me. I started out on this project thinking that I would have to break my New Years resolution of using my scraps so I can complete the Raise the Bar challenge. I went and got out my first ever paper pack that I bought which was a 6X6 DP pack (don't know the name since the cover is long gone!). When I started matching other challenges with it I was getting all giddy inside because I was back on my Scrap Wagon again!!!

I went to get new cardstock to make a card and laying on top was this cut but not done tote bag that I had cut out last spring but never used. It fit perfectly into the challenge so I decided to use it. I then broke out the circles that I had punched out of my scraps and made flowers with them to fit into the other challenge. Perhaps I over did it on this little tote but I was just happy that I managed to use my scraps and not break my promise!! I colored my Magnolia stamp with Prismacolor pencils and accented it with some Stickles. The Stickles are still wet in the photo so they really pop out. I popped up my Magnolia stamp with some pop dots for dimension.

The challenges I created this tote for are:

The Play Date Cafe color challenge.
Friday Sketchers Sketch Challenge
Humble Pie FLower challenge. I didn't realize that I didn't have 5 flowers on there until the bag was put together so I quickly stamped some flowers on the background which didn't come out to good since the bag was already put together.
Just MagnoliaHearts & Flowers challenge
Raise the Bar"Older is Better" challenge. My DP is from 2002 or maybe 2003 when I started scrapbooking...think that qualifies???? LOL
The Corrosive Challenge LOVE


  1. I love this!! It's so cute! Thanks for playing at Humble pie this week.

  2. Girlie you sure did an AWESOME job on this creation! and WOW, check out the challenges you've covered! You're doing a good job sticking to your resolution! Thanks for sharing with the Raise The Bar group ... we love your inspiration!

  3. How creative. I love this tote. Thanks for joining us at Humble Pie.

  4. This is so adorable!Love your colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge.

  5. Oh now that you bought some 6x6 paper you'll be addicted! Cute little tote. Tilda looks marvelous.

  6. welcome back to the wagon, Lisa! :) your card is SO cute - love those big flowers! thanks for playing in the Humble Pie kitchen, and don't forget to leave us a comment with your email address so we can send you a little thank you surprise! hope to see you again soon!

  7. What a wonderful project to use all those colors from The Play Date Cafe! Beautiful!

  8. Wow those flowers are gorgeous!! Love this project. Thanks for sharing with us at Humble Pie this week.


  9. What an adorable card! Love those flowers!

  10. Such a beatuiful card, love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x