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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Family Memories

This is sadly the second scrapbook layout that I have done that I am in. The pictures came out pretty bad making the colors looks extremely bright but they are not. My batteries were dying and the girls were due to wake up so I had to hurry.

I followed the sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches. The challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar was to use distress inks. I distressed each flower as well as the sentiment. I sewed around the edges which is hard to see on the circle and the border. To fulfill the challenge over at MygraficoI used some chipboard out of my stash for the sentiments to give the layout some dimension. I cut out several flowers making them a couple layers each and crinkled them up for the flower challenge over at the

Supplies used:
Stampin Up Ink
Cricut Mini Monograms, Plantin Schoolbook & Home Decor cartridges
Close to My Heart "Magic Moments" paper
Martha Stewart border punch


  1. Beautiful layout and like myself, I rarely scrap photos that I am in... :O) I'm usually the woman behind the camera..
    I adore your take on this weeks sketch, the colors and papers are beautiful and those flowers are so fab..
    *Thank you so much for playing along at SOUS this week..

  2. Hey Lisa!
    I am SOOO excited that you joined us...I too had a baby last June, oh how time flies! I have 2 older children also, almost 4 and 5...but you've got twins! so exciting!!!
    ok so, onto the LO...well, I LOVE it! I adore the big flourishes and the colors and flowers...its just amazing!
    thank you sooooo much for playing Lisa!

  3. Oh, I'm so glad that you joined us this week. Love your take on the sketch! I am so enjoying your blog and hope to see you back at SOUS soon! Congrats on your twins .. and so happy to hear that your arms are full once again!

  4. BEAUTIFUL Pages, LISA!! I love that you are in the pics... seems like us Moms are always taking the pics and not in many! The flowers are amazing!! BIG HUGS.. thinking of you always!! :P Love, Kathy

  5. Fabulous layout and those flowers are amazing! Thanks for playing at My Grafico!

  6. Awesome layout! Reminds me that I need to get busy with my own scrapbooking! Love all of your details here, and what precious pics!

  7. what great layout, thanks for playing with us over at MyGrafico :)

  8. What a beautiful layout! so many little details...

  9. Beautiful! I love the huge circle and flourishes! It's awesome! Thanks for playing at MyGrafico!

    Janna :)

  10. This LO is so beautiful! Great use of flowers. They looks so cool in all those colors!
    Thanks for playing along at MyGrafico.
    Rachel B