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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.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hanging out with our LIttle Man

This is a first for me! I did a layout without matting my pictures and it was a quick LO that didn't take me long at all!!! I made this with the Close To My Heart Felicity set....I am loovvvving it :) Very simple. This was taken at my brothers wedding in McAllen, TX. It was so darn hot that we were wetting napkins and placing them on my son (wedding was outdoors). Our faces are dripping with sweat it was so unbearable.

My parents gave me a wonderfully big chin that all my kids love using as a pacifier. I think I have a picture of all my kids sucking on my chin. Since I nursed all of them I think they get confused..The angle of the picture makes my chin look even bigger. If the circumstances would of been different I would of never even scrapbooked a picture like this. One of my biggest regrets is that I don't have many pictures at all with Mikey & Annie because I was miserable with the way I looked. It is now a decision I regret emensly. So with the twins I try to take as many pictures as possible even though it looks like I have showered in days!! Scary or nice they still are treasured memories.

I have a really, really long hallway that branches off in several directions so my goal (and truly my first decorating attempt since we moved in 3 years ago) is to saturate my hallway with frames upon frames of my children & family. So I am on a scrapbooking kick for awhile.

I submitted this layout to:
Scrap and Stamp Saturdays followed their sketch challenge

Mygraficoplaid challenge

Flourishes"All About Me" challenge

Color Throwdowncolor challenge


  1. Beautiful page Lisa and such beautiful treasured pictures of you and your precious son x
    ...Thankyou sooo much for the message you left me xxx It moved me to tears when i read about you losing both of your precious children...my heart just broke for you...and for Annemarie and Michael xxx Life is just too too cruel!
    Please know that iam thinking about you and your little angels today xxx I couldn't find an email address for you else i would have emailed you.
    You can email me on simplyshaz@live.co.uk as i would definately like to stay in touch x
    ...As we both know all too well..there just are NO words...I reeally hope that you are ok today
    Shaz x

  2. Fabulous pictures and layout!! Thank you for playing FTTC54 this week.

  3. oh Lisa, this is gorgeous!

    you're so right! capture the moment...you made me think...even when we look our best, twenty years down the road we're still going to look funky, one way or another, so just go for it!

    Thank you for always sharing such precious parts of your life with us....truly inspiring!
    Hugs & Blessings, Maria

  4. Beautiful pages! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  5. What a wonderful layout! You did an awesome job! You are so funny Lisa ... I didn't even notice your chin until you pointed it out!! LOL!! What beautiful photos of you, your husband & your son! Can't wait to see more of your scrapbook work! Have a great day!!

  6. What a great take on the sketch!! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your children. But what a wonderful way to keep them present in your life!
    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge last week!! We have a fun one for you this week...a "hybrid" layout...add some digital elements (papers, digi stamps, etc...). We hope you can play along again!
    ~Lacey Stephens
    Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge DT

  7. This is a great layout and I love the precious photos!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!