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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 9, 2010

No DP Valentine Day Card

Shocker...another Valentine's Day card made out of scraps..I know, I know! But you know I really like this one and it was really quick and easy. I found some scraps that fit my card perfect. I broke out a stamp set that I never used before but bought ages ago by Close to My Heart called Adorable Background stamps. Since one of the challenges I had to do Love without hearts I added a Key charm to symbolize "A Key to my Heart" type of thing. This really doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day.

The challenges I submitted this card to are:

Pixie Dust Studio'sBorder challenge. I used my Martha Stewart Lattice punch.

PaperPlay'sLOVE themed challenge

SPCCcolor challenge. I didn't have the Rich Razzleberry so I used the closest color I had and stamped it on pink cardstock which lightened the color a bit so it wasn't so dark (I like it :)

The Pink ElephantValentine's challenge.

Stamptacular Sunday Love is in the Air challenge. The catch here was that you couldn't use any hearts.

CPSsketch challenge

Everybody-ArtValentine's challenge

DCRU Love CHallenge

Well I am off to get prepared for yet ANOTHER snow storm! We are expecting about 18 inches on top of the 25+ that is already on the ground...YIKES! I am also working on a yummy project that I will post soon...


  1. Beautiful card, Lisa!! I love the classic colors and that you didn't use any DP!! Thanks for playing along with us at DCRU and TPE!!
    Sheri~DCRU DT and TPE DT

  2. Lisa I really like this card! Those were my exact words when I saw it. Love the charm...very nice detail.

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  3. super cute! loooove that great background stamp, and the charm is a wonderful touch :D TFS
    - Shauna {SP Diva}

  4. wonderful card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  5. Lisa- I love scraps!!!!!! Great job! Thanks for joining in and playing along with our DCRU challenge this week!!!!

    Sammye Jo

  6. Very pretty card.. Love the ribbon and the charm..Beautiful color..
    Hugs, Linda

  7. Hi, Lisa!! Sweet card and I love the little charm. Thanks for sharing your "love" with DCRU!!
    Cara DCRU DT

  8. Oooh! Thanks for using SPCC colors for this beautiful card!

  9. I love how you made your own paper! Adorable!!

    Allison - SP Diva

  10. Love this! Gorgeous.

    (Happy early V Day!)

    Emily-SP Diva

  11. Lisa this is gorgeous!!! I love the simplicity of this design and the key!!! great card!!

    Aren't you just lovin' this snow! Nothing forever and now twice in one week! lol
    take care!!
    Blessings, Maria

  12. WOW Lisa...this is gorgeous!!! So happy you played along with DCRU and TPE this week!!!

    Big HUGS - LORi (TPE and DCRU)

  13. like your card! thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  14. wow, what a beautiful card! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at SSC this weeek:o)

  15. Great card from scraps!. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  16. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  17. Lovely card LOVE the Ribbon!!! Thanks for joing us@ DCRU!!

  18. Oh I love the ribbon on this. It's soo pretty. I love that you used more scrap. Way to go. Is that because you are still hoarding all the lovely DP you have stashed????? Couldn't resist. Thanks for playing at SSC!

  19. Fab card and thanks for playing along with us at PDS
    Lana x

  20. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

  21. Great job Lisa for using up scraps. A fantastic card came out of it. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  22. Adorable!! Love all the words!!

  23. Very pretty card! Love the ribbon and charm!

    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

    Hugs, Line

  24. Wonderful card. The stamped background is gorgeous! Melisa-SP Diva

  25. Such a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

  26. I love the simplicity of this! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  27. What scrappy goodness this is! Thank you for joining us at SPCC!

    -Kristin SP Diva

  28. Love the stamped background! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CPS!

  29. Beautiful card! I love the colors and wonderful details! Thank you for joining our Valentine challenge at EAC!

  30. Such a darling card!!! Love the little key!
    DCRU Hugs

  31. beautiful card!!
    I like the ribbon with the key, gorgeous!!!