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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 5, 2010

Quick scrap card...Surprise Surprise!

Okay...This card was made from 100% scraps! Yipee!! To bad the card is so small that it didn't use up so many. I am dying to start using more paper since I literally have 1,000's of pieces to use. I decided last night that I was going to take a picture and put it on my blog to show my hoarding issues in regards to paper...But I am not sure I can fit it into one picture! And you know what even if I took the picture I am not sure you could tell the amount. Each pile probably contains atleast 100 pieces. I need to sit down one day and organize it all but I am afraid to because then I am going to want to use it!

I am embarrassed to post these but here is a glimpse into my paper world. The sad thing is I didn't get the bins of paper on top of my cubbies or the cases of scraps. What is even sadder is I know every piece of paper that I have!! LOL I keep telling myself...NO MORE PAPER but then I see new paper and think to myself..I GOTTA HAVE THAT!! Good thing I don't do drugs or gamble...I would end up on that show INTERVENTION..but then again maybe I will end up there anyway due to my hoarding craft supplies !!

Onto my card! When I saw the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday to use Blue & White the first thing that popped into my head was snow. So lucky for me I had some snowflake paper and some other various blue DP paper. Unfortunately I realized after the card was done that you can't see to much of the snowflakes :( I followed the sketch over at the
Allsorts challenge blog. The challenge over at Saturday Spotlight was "Bigger is Better" so I used a small sized card so my image really popped out. And to finish it off I followed the Thank you card theme over at the Everybody-Art challenge blog.

The stamps I used are Peachy Keen PK-328 Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set and the sentiment was from Autumn Leaves. I colored in my snowman with my Prismacolor pencils, added some applique, Stickles and buttons and I was done. I know it is simple but the more I look at it...the more it grows on me. I sneezed just as I was placing the sentiment stamp over the card and it changed my position so it is a little off..OOPPSS

Well I am off! I am in the middle of making some homemade Ciabatta rolls for my Cajun Roast Beef that I have in the oven. My house is smelling soooooo good right now! We are expecting to have a HUGE snowstorm coming our way so I am preparing for that. Do you know how I plan on spending my time being snowed in?? Eating and scrapping...somehow with that said a Snowstorm doesn't seem so bad!!!!


  1. Oh Lisa, this is just darling!! Love that snowman and he looks big and happy on your creation hun!! Those buttons look big and fun too!! :) Love your fur trimming! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

    BTW...You should see MY paper stash...it looks worse than yours if you can believe it!! LOL!!

  2. Welcome back Lisa. OMG, I truly thought my paper shopping was bad, LOL. I need to come shopping at your house. But like I always say, you can never have too much paper. Your card is darling. I love the image, and the liquid applique just makes it. Enjoy your roast, I'm on Jenny Craig, and I don't think they've come out with Roast Beef yet. LOL. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  3. I am feeling soooooo much better..LOL. This is way more paper than me..I am so glad that someone else hoards it too. This card is just darling.. My resolution is no new paper till I get some gone...I am doing really well.. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Lisa

    Well if you get snowed in you will certainly have plenty of paper to play with LOL!!!

    How neatly you keep it all! But do you keep lots of little scraps too? I struggle to throw even the smallest piece away as I can always cut a heart out it!!

    Your card is lovely - such a lovely image and beautiful shades of blue.

    Thank you for joining in with Allsorts this week and for your DT application.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Oh how sweet!! Love the snowman and the liquid applique you added!! Thanks for playing with the Sat. Spotlight this week.

  6. Your card is beautiful, Lisa! Such a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:o)


  7. Very cute Lisa! Love that applique...I need to use mine more often!

    And wowza!! You've got tons of paper!! I wish I had that much, LOL....nahhhh, I have a lot myself, but you never have enough, right?! LOL

  8. Awesome card - even better when we can use our scraps, lol. Oh and you so need to come to my house and help me get organized..... cuz your paper area looks pretty good compared to mine, lol.

  9. A great card and cute image. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

  10. What a wonderful card! I love the buttons! And, as for your paper - I hear ya, girl! Although, mine isn't as neat as your, I have piles on the floor that I trip over every time I go in my room! hehehe!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  11. Hi Lisa

    What a gorgeous card you've made and i love your colour combo too it all fits perfectly!

    Take care

    Sal xx

  12. This is such a cute card! The snowman is adorable and I love how you've fluffed him up!

    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

    Hugs, Line

  13. This is so adorable. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only paper addict. My NY resolution is to use my scraps and paper. Good Luck dearie with your hoarding. I'll look for you on TV. Love the card and thanks for playing at SSC:)

  14. Adorable card and I have the same paper addiction...although mine is not as neat and organized as yours! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  15. Love everything about this card! It made me laugh!!! Thanks for joining us at SSC.

  16. Love your card ;0)
    Great papers you have and a lot!

    Janneke X