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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 27, 2010

Happy Birthday using Valentine's Left overs

This was my first attempt at using my Copics. I know it is horrible but you gotta start somewhere right?? The bad thing is, is that I got 3 sets with one of each color in it so it was hard to do shading. I am not happy with the outcome but I have a huge headache and could no longer concentrate....so it is what it is!

The challenge over at Die Cuts R Us was to make a non Valentine's day card with your Valentine's leftovers. I think possibly I took it to far! I used up every scrap that I had which made me happy. I even had a little piece leftover so I used my circle punch to make a paper flower. I used my leftover ribbon from one card and the only papers I had from the other project. Awhile back I made a Love ornament in a box and I had the leftover cut out from the center. So I cut it in half to fulfill the sketch over at Papertake Weekly. I dry embossed some of the scraps with my Cuttlebug using the swiss dot folder for the Just Buggin' challenge. I used an adorable Tilda Magnolia stamp for the Just Magnolia birthday challenge.

The other challenges I submitted this card to are:

Charisma Cardz Birthday card with a twist challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Ribbon & Sparkle challenge
Stamp Scrap Doodle sparkle challenge
Cute Card Thursday Ribbon Challenge
One Stop Craft Pink challenge
Crazy 4 CHallenges 3 Textures challenge
Scrap & Stamp Texture challenge


  1. Lovely card Lisa. Love the image & your flower is so cute. Keep going with the copics they are worth practicing with as the results are great. Good start though, don't be too hard on yourself.
    Your profile is so moving & has certainly made me value my children as it shows you never know what is going to be sent for you to deal with. Congrats on the birth of your twins. What a fabulous gift they must be.
    Sending you hugs
    Sharon x

  2. This is a real sweetie!
    Thanks so much for taking our challenge at OSCC this week!

  3. What a sweet card!! Tilda is too cute!! Great job with the challenge!! Thank you for sharing it with us at DCRU this week!!
    Sheri-DCRU DT

  4. Great card!! I love the flower!! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Buggin Challenges!
    Lynne JB DT

  5. Great job on using up those V-day leftovers. I like your papers and your card design. As for the Copics...you'll get there. It takes practice, practice, practice. Glad you were able to join us this week at DCRU.

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  6. I love making things from my scraps and leftovers. You did some amazing things with yours. This is adorable. This was my first time visit to your blog and it touched my heart to hear your story. So happy to hear about the birth of your twins!

  7. Lisa, I think it's adorable. I think your coloring is FINE! I know what you mean about only having one shade in each color..I did that too. You'll eventually add to your collection and then you'll be able to do the shading. In the meantime, enjoy the Copics you have!! :)

  8. Lisa you did a great job with your copics! And I LOVE your flower! Beautiful card!

  9. This card is gorgeous and I adore the flower detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week - good luck!


  10. Beautiful card Lisa. Love the texture and that amasing flower.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the OSCC.
    Sharon xx

  11. gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

  12. Fabulous card love what you've done with the cake. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  13. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Buggin' with this fantastic card!!

    Hope your headache got better!

  14. GREAT job Lisa! Love it all! Thanks for joining in at both DCRU and JB!!!!

    Sammye Jo
    DCRU & JB DT

  15. I love it! And what a great job to handle all those chalenges! TFS

  16. This is just beautiful dear, SO love all the detail you have put into it dear. Thanks for joining us at JM

  17. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  18. Cute card - love the flower you made!
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly!
    Helen x

  19. Hi, Lisa! What a sweet card and love your paper flower!! Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!
    Cara DCRU DT

  20. This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin'.


  21. So very pretty Lisa!! So happy you shared it with the DCRU this week!!

    HUGS - LORi

  22. Wow what a lovely card and your first time use of copics is terrific..(not that I am any expert but I love using them anyway.) Your profile brought a tear to my eye as I read it..but I was inspired by how you have moved on in your life..Lynn :)

  23. What a gorgeous card! Lol I am still learning my Copics too and have the same dilemma about not being able to shade, but I think you did a fantastic job! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

    Kandi *JB DT*

  24. great card!!! keep playing with your copics you will grow to love them in no time! thanks for playing with us at just buggin!

  25. Awww this card looks so cute. I love the image and colours are fab.
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  26. So lovely & cute. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hugs Suzi xx

  27. Great card! Don't be so hard on yourself. You have done a great start! Until you build up your stash, try using them with your color pencils. That is what I did and still do to achieve the "right" look.... Keep it up! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

  28. very pretty pink birthday card with cute tilda! thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  29. Cute card! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin'!
    Stephanie H. *JB DT*

  30. First time visitor to your blog. Love your story and your strength. Thanks for sharing.xoxoxo Bonnie S.

  31. Lovely card. Great shapes and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda x

  32. Oh this is just gorgeous hon. So love your image. Thanks for joining us at JM