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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.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Butterfly wishes.....

This was probably the fastest card that I ever made. I took a couple of days off due to this week being the anniversary of the day my kids went to Heaven. For some reason this year was harder than the last. It has taken me a couple of days to get back into my craft room but I did manage to get in there today. If you saw the room you would be mortified!!! It is beyond messy and if I wasn't to embarrassed I would take a picture of it to show you all.

But I did manage to get a very simple card done while the girls were sleeping AND work out. I based this card around the color scheme over at SPCC. Also a major factor in this card was to use only one paper for the challenge over at the ABC challenge blog. I then took a couple of the challenges listed below to put together the final design of the card. It is a very quick card but I really like it. It is hard to see in the picture but after I stamped the image I used my glue pen and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart glitter for a sparkly affect. I used the swiss dot folder to emboss the card base on my Cuttlebug so it didn't look so plain.

Supplies used:
Stampin Up! Inks ~ Mellow Moss & Creamy Caramel
Swiss Dot embossing folder
Inkadinkado Patterened Bugs stamp set

Challenges I submitted my card to:

Creative Belli Butterflies OR Dragons challenge.

Stamp Something Spring CHallenge
Cupcake Craft Friends challenge
The Corrosive "Wings" challenge
Paper SUndaes Glittery Spring challenge
Rosie D'sFriendship challenge
Practical Scrappers Stamps challenge


  1. Hi Lisa! Beautiful card! I love the butterfly stamps and swiss dot embossing.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Practical Scrappers.

    Heidi :)

  2. What a gorgeous card!

    Please check out my new color combo blog: www.ppc-challenges.blogspot.com

    -Megs :)

  3. Super card Lisa, hope the coming days get a little easier for you.
    Keryn x

  4. Very pretty Lisa! Love how soft it looks!
    Robbyn - SP Diva

  5. Very Beautiful card.. love the soft colors..
    Hugs, Linda

  6. Beautiful card...uncluttered and beautiful. I love the way you photographed it too.

  7. Sending HUGS your way!

    your card is truly beautiful Lisa, I love the stitching you added!

    I'm so glad you joined us at Creative Belli!
    Hugs & Blessings to you Sweetie!

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  9. This is a simply beautiful card... I love the butterfly stamp you used.. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week..

    Amanda :0)

  10. Lovely card - the butterflies are wonderful! I'm so sorry for your loss - I can't imagine how you cope. You are very wise to take time for yourself as part of your healing process. Thanks for playing along with us again on the Belli Challenge!

  11. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is very sweet, the soft colours and the sentiment make it very special ! Smiles from Catherine

  12. so cute - love your distressing. The sentiment is perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  13. Hi Lisa

    A beautiful , those soft coluors really add to the elegant simplicity.

    Thank you for joining us at Rosie D's challenge.

    B x

  14. Lovely card, elegant. Thanks for joining in with us at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

  15. This is such a delightful and pretty card...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

  16. You did a great job with the SPCC colors and with this gorgeous card. I'm sorry to hear that this anniversary was tougher for some reason. Hugs and prayers for continued healing.

  17. Beautiful card and I love the butterflies. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  18. Your card is so beautiful. The sewing details are wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  19. Great card, I love butterflies. Thanks for joining Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Lisa, this cards is absolutely beautiful. I love how you added your kids to your blog banner and are so real and open in your profile. I will be praying for you. I can't imagine losing both of your kids...you are so very strong. I'm glad you found scrapbooking to help and that you now have your girls! You're an inspiration.

    Here are some quotes to help you get through this week:

    You don't get over it, you just get through it. Your don't get by it, because you can't get around it. It doesn't 'get better'; it just gets different. Everyday... Grief puts on a new face.... ~Wendy Feireisen

    I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. ~Leo Buscaglia

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a Headstone in Ireland


  21. LISA.. this card is so beautiful! I LOVE IT!! Hugs, Kathy

  22. Hi! Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Hugs, Tanja

  23. I love the stamping and embossing on the card! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

  24. Oh Lisa, sweetie, you don't know how I pray for you and your family! Hugs to you, sweet friend!

    This card is delightful! I just adore your stamping and embossing! Thanks for playing again at Practical Scrappers!
    Kim xXx

  25. So soft and beautiful! I love the stitching. Hugs my friend.

    Deanne SP Diva

  26. so sorry to read about your children, I lost my son at a very early age and anniversarys are never easy are they? Sending you some gentle hugs this week.

    And such an elegant card too, wish my fast cards turned out this way!

    Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

  27. Gorgeous! I love the butterflies!


  28. You did a nice job on the card and I love the saying! TFS


  29. beautiful card!!!
    I like the stitching

  30. This is such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week. We hope to see you again soon!



  31. Hello Lisa,
    beautiful card!
    My heart pours hugs to you! I too am the mom of a deceased child and my daughter would have been 16 (Feb 8). For some reason this year was exceptionally tough. I like to say some times are just better than others. Many hugs to you and chin up! Your sharing of memories is a beautiful tribute to your angels!! God Bless!

  32. Just beautiful! Love those butterflies! Great job! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!