- Lisa B
- 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.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My little Ray of Sunshine
I decided to do a scrapbook layout with pictures of my daughter which were taken at a time in her life that was very rough and most would not want to remember let alone scrapbook it. My daughter was hospitalized when she was a little over 2 years old. These pictures were taken right before we realized how sick she was. She looks so sickly in the pictures but even that memory to me is a cherished one. After several hospitals and two blood transfusions she rebounded and boy she had some spunk!!! But as you can see her she wouldn't do anything that a normal kid did which is how we realized she was sick. These pictures were taken on Easter of 2005. You would put her down and if you left her she would be there until you came and got her..which is why she literally drew around herself. I thought those were the hardest times that I would ever encounter...boy was I wrong. I know I over did the layout but I couldn't bare to throw any of the pics away or not use them so I just put them where ever I could fit them. When it came to my son..the picture he was in had an ex of my sisters so I cut him out and had to stick him somewhere since it wouldn't be complete without him!
The white part of the layout is where I will journal eventually. But everytime I picked up the pen I would just put the pen down and walk away in tears. I wanted to do a very bright and cheerful layout...these colors are not something I would normally pick but they match the colors in her outfit.
I cut out the title on my Cricut with the Hello Kitty Font cartridge, then embossed it on my Cuttlebug. THe "I" in spring looks like a J but that is how it is on the cartridge for some reason. I stamped an orange and a lime with Peachy Keens Faceless Fruit (faces are Everyday CHaracter stamps) set and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.
CHallenges I submitted this to:
Cute Daisy May Bright & Cheerful challenge
Crafty Creations"stitching" challenge
Simon Says StampsRecipe challenge
Pixie Dust Studio"Charmed" challenge
Cute Card ThursdayMetal challenge
Bitten By The Bug 2Spring challenge