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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 8, 2010

My "Mask" - 2nd post

The challenge over at the Cuttlebug Challenge was to create a "mask" for our project and add our choice of coloring agent. I pulled out a small tree that I had cut from my Cricut probably last year sometime and never used. I just decided for some reason to use that. I pulled out the first scrap that I found grabbed a baby wipe (with twins..plenty of those laying around!) and used some ink to create my design. I decided to add several colors of green to mimic the leaves on the trees even though my mask was a leafless tree. I then matted the image and put it ontop of another scrap that I embossed with a CuttleBug folder which I believe is called something like weathered stripes or weathered wood. I thought it was kinda neat because it reminded me of the bark of a tree. I followed the sketch over at the Card Patterns blog.


  1. Lisa, your blog is a lovely tribute to your little angels, Mikey and Annemarie. I am thrilled that you have Mia Anne and Gianna Marie, so fresh from God. My dh & I tried to get pregnant for many years (unexplained infertility), but we have twin girls also! Our girls were born when we were 35yo, on June 7, 2002. They are both such a joy to us, as I am sure your girls are for you and your family.

    Autumn colors are my favorite! Your card is beautiful, and the distressed stripe embossing folder is perfect with it. I love the metals too! I have those somewhere...

    I am glad you participated in our challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge blog.
    June Houck

  2. What a beautiful card and terrific masking!
    You have a terrific blog. What a wonderful way to remember your babies.

  3. great use of materials and beautiful card. Sandi

  4. Fantastic card..Great masking..Love it!!
    Hugs, Linda

  5. Beautiful card...love the colours.

  6. That's really great masking! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!