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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, February 6, 2010

3rd post ~ A Scrapbook page!

Since it is getting towards the anniversary of the accident I tend to go into a scrapbooking mode of my two little angels. I started out in the craft world scrapping but lately I have been doing cards etc. But I am switching gears...I try to keep busy pretty much from now until almost the end of the month. After I get thru this I have my little ladies 1st birthday to plan!

Here is a page I did of my hubby & my Son Michael. We took them out to Wendy's after a doctors visit where they got shots. They were soooo good we treated them to junk food!! Great parents aren't we :)

The picture was taken on a cell phone. I got it printed out as a surprise for my hubby. My son is proudly showing off his "Handsome Hair". Mikey used to always ask Daddy...."Daddy give me some handsome hair" which worked out well because I stunk at it!

I based my page around these challenges:

Lord Have Mercy I based the layout around this sketch
One Stop Craft ChallengeColors were apple gree, clotted cream and chocolate
Allsorts CHallenge we had to Distress and use buttons or bows or both
Colors - green, blue, black, & Brown

Ink: Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip
Paper: Close to My Heart - Twitterpatted
Stamps: Stampin Up!- Collage Alphabet & Close to My Heart
Distress Paint by Tim Holtz - Peeled Paint
Various buttons


  1. what a lovely page - i love the colours and the distressing
    Lisa ;)

  2. Oh I just LOVE this...and I am so glad that you thought of The Play Date Cafe while working on something so personal.

  3. This is terrific Lisa..I love this sweet picture.. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this time..Hugs.

  4. Hi Lisa
    This is a beautiful LO - love the softness of it and the buttons are perfect.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  5. Hi Lisa

    A truly beautiful page - both for us all to look at as an inspiration but also for and your husband to look at and recall happy memories.

    Great layout and details - plus a brilliant photograph of course. A really good one for saying it was taken on a cell phone!! Mine usually turn out rubbish!!

    Thank you for playing along with Allsorts again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  6. I LOVE IT!! "handsome hair" ROCKS!! I'm so glad you have these photos to scrap and build your memory albums - You should come play at Scrap and Stamp more often!! LOL I love reading your memories!! God Bless those babies - ALL OF THEM!!

  7. Such a lovely page and a memory of a happy time. Your colors and embellishments make it so beautiful. Of course, handsome hair helps too. Thanks for visiting my One Stop entry on my blog. I appreciate each and every new blogging friend.

  8. Great layout for this page! The colours look lovely!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our challenge at OSCC this week!

  9. Beautiful layout lovely photo and the colours look fabulous. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  10. Hi Lisa, I'm so pleased you liked my choice of colour combo for the challenge this week, your page is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Suzi x x

  11. lisa...what a precious testimony you have. i sit here crying as i type this knowing that it has not been an easy journey for you...but a necessary one. my heart aches that such a tragedy came to your life, but it also rejoices in the strength and peace that you exude. may God continue to bless you and keep you in the days and years ahead.

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week...this is a gorgeous layout! :)


  12. Hi Lisa

    Really nice layout and i love your colours its fab!Such a sweet page

    Take care

    Sal xx

  13. This scrapbook page is beautiful. I love the layout. Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC.
    Hugs Shelley xx