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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, February 28, 2010

3 Scrap-a-licious Cards

I came up with these 3 cards very quickly using my scraps. Almost all of my cards for almost the past year have been made with scraps but it's like I haven't even put a dent in the vast sea of my scraps! I just get such a kick challenging myself and seeing what I can come up with using a piece of scrap. Instead of doing 3 different posts I put them all together into one post.

This one I literally did while I was standing. Not sure why I never sat down! There was this little black polka dot DP sitting on my desk and I figured I would try to make a quick card out of it. I found this scalloped circle which I cut out using my Cricut months ago but never used. Took a hole puncher to it and punched holes around the outer edge. I then grabbed 3 stamp sets from Peachy Keen to make up the image and the sentiment. I used PK-540 FunShine Faces for the face on the cherries, PK-408 Gingerbread Doll set for the sentiment and PK-239 Faceless Fruit for the cherries. I colored the cherries in with my Prismacolor pencils then dusted it with MS glitter. One of the many reasons why I love my Peachy Keen Stamps is that I accidentally stamped my image on the textured side of the paper and yet the cherries are so crisp and clear it almost looks digital!

I designed this card to fit the following challenges:

Lord Have Mercy Sketch challenge
Colour Create Red, black and off white color challenge
Crafty Catz Fancy Edge and Ribbon challenge

Next I came up with a simple card using a stamp set from Stampin Up that was given to me by a friend. IT is rather old (1992) so I don't know the name of it. I am having such a fun time using her stamps! I designed this card to fit the following challenges:

Midnight Madness "PriscillaStyles" Sketch Challenge
Color Throwdown Pink/white, Brown & olive color challenge
Raise the Bar Three of a Kind challenge
Clearly I Stamp Hip to be Square challenge

Last but not least I did a Christmas card! Totally out of season I know but I came across this scrap while wading through my pile of scraps and decided to try to fit it into some challenges. Hey maybe by this point I will have some cards done in time this year! I used a stamp from the set by Brenda Walton's Spirit of Christmas.
It is very simple but you know what I like it!!! Plus when you have a whole bunch to make you have to keep it on the easy side! Plus if someone throws it away I won't feel so bad :(

I designed this card to fit these challenges:

Winter Wonderland's Monochromatic Christmas
The Stamping Boutique sketch challenge


  1. Lisa, you have been busy!!! Beautiful display of cards!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Colour Create challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

  2. Gorgeous cards and I have to commend you on using your scraps - I have a huge pile and seriously need to make a dent in them! I love your monochromatic christmas card - simple yet very stylish! Thanks for joining us WW this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. Hi Lisa

    Wow you have been super busy all of these cards are gorgeous, and well done you using your scraps up I really should be doing that! lol. Your card for ww is beautiful, gorgeous colour choice thanks for joining us this week


  4. So great to see you entering again :) You have been a busy girl huh? What lovely cards you have today. I really like your take on the MM card and your colors are wonderful. Oh I just wanted to let you know to mark your calendar for March 5th because that is when the Midnight Madness will be doing a huge giveaway. It will be a blog candy style with comment entries only. No card making on this one, but I really do not want our players to miss out on the opportunity to win. You will not be sorry you entered. As always, thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges with us. We really love checking out all our entries work each week. p.s. Sneak Peek is up

    MMSC Hostess

  5. Superb cards, all off them, thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  6. well done using all your scraps, your cards are just perfect, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

  7. Hi Lisa
    wow great selection of cards, i must use my scraps up they are falling out the bag, luv your Christmas card, lovely colour, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week hope to see you next week, sue,x

  8. Lisa all your cards are simply delightful. Looks like you have been having some fun in your craft room! Love your Midnight Madness entry in the Clean and Simple style. Simply superb! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. WOw Lisa - look at you go girl! Your cards are fabulous - I love the MMSC one - that csentiment is gorgeous - you have created such an elegant card - I love it! Thanks for finding the time to join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see your cards and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  10. Great cards, Lisa...especially for scrap cards! Thanks for playing the Throwdown with us!

  11. Lisa, you have been busy and with those two little ones to boot. Your cards are all so nice and made from your scraps...wow. Love the papers and colors you chose for your sketch challenge card for Midnight Madness. What a beautiful sentiment too. Those buttons are the finishing touch. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week.

  12. They're all so beautiful - Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland too.

    Lynda xxx

  13. These cards are all so beautiful!! Love your use of scraps!! Love your papers and colors for the MMSC. The sentiment is beautiful and has such a gorgeous font!! Awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with Midnight Madness.

  14. Love all your cards, Lisa, but the CTD card is my favorite! The unique layout is fantastic!!

    Thanks for playing the CTD!!

  15. Lovely job on these cards. Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

  16. Three gorgeous cards Lisa, I love the clean cut simplicity of them (something I'm totally useless at). Great use of the colours and I just love the cherries and sentiment on your C card.
    Thanks so much for playing along.
    hugs Heather xx

  17. These are all so lovely Lisa. Beautiful colours and styles :o)

    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Teri xx

  18. WOW girlie ... how do you do it?? These are fantastic!! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar. We do hope to see you again next challenge!

  19. Very Nice! Thanks for joining us at CIC!!

  20. Wish my "scraps" looked 1/5 as good... Wow, amazing cards :)

  21. Hiya hun! Lovely to see you here.
    Loving all the 'scrap' cards I am seeing you create. Fabulous work!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland this week!
    Teri x

  22. Great cards... yay for those scraps and good for you! Thank you for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp.