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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 Valentine Card with scraps

This was a quick card that I came up with while the girls were sleeping. The snow is starting over here and I am just keeping my fingers crossed that we don't lose power since our heat needs electric to start. You know when you are doing a project and you are pretty much done but you tinker with it some more and end up screwing it up!! Well this was one of those times! I was about done with the card...all I wanted was a simple Valentine's card. I was gonna trim the card a bit on the right and said to myself "Why don't you do a Border punch ?" That was my first mistake....cause I tried to punch the border thru the whole card to save time. All I managed to do was to put holes in the card with no darn border!! I wanted to scream because it went thru the DP!! So I gently pulled the DP off the base of the cardstock and got a new card. I sat there with a hole puncher and randomly punched holes that went off the edge all the way around the card so it would blend with my boo boo. And you know what/????? It looks better and I kinda like it!!

I used a stamp from the Stampin Up! Festive Four stamp set that I have never used before. Broke out my Bow-Easy since I can't tie bows for the life of me (which is why I have to wear slip on shoes!) and found a perfect piece of scrap paper. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and some Stickles. I had a little piece of scrap paper left over and rather than add it to my scrap pile I just sewed it across the page. I should have inked it first but oh well!!

I based the original color concept around Cute Daisy May's Pink & neutral challenge and Cute Card's Spots & Dots challenge.

I submitted this card to these challenges:

Cute Daisy May
Papertake Weekly
The Pink Elephant
Cute Card Thursday
Raise The Bar
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Charisma Cardz


  1. This card is just darling Lisa! Love the little card on the front and the stitching!! Perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we sure hope to see you again next week!!!

  2. Does anyone read your profile and not shed a tear?
    I think not. You have had a long and impossible journey so far and I pray for you that now it's back onto a happier tack.

    Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!

  3. I totally agree with Eileen, your are in my prayers. Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week, good luck in the draw.
    Suzi xx

  4. Lisa, thank you for sharing your story with us. As a SAHM, I have to say that reading it touched my heart dearly. I am truly inspired by you for celebrating their lives through scrapbooking their pictures, what way to embrace your time together. How beautiful to name your twins after their siblings, I am sure they bring you joy (and more pictures!) in your life.
    Your card came out wonderful - there's no such thing as mistakes, just opportunities for embellishments. ;) I love the stitching and design, thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  5. Hiya hun!
    Sometimes clouds do have a silver lining! Fab card!
    Hope you don't get too much snow over there. Stay safe and warm hun!
    Teri x

  6. This is just so sweet, love those dotty papers. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

  7. Fabulous card, was sorry to read your profile but hope the girls are bringing some happiness back in your life, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


  8. What a fabulous use of Scraps, I want to play with them.....always want to know what other peoples scrsps are like..LOL, many thanks for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  9. How lovely is this! Gorgeous work, Jo x

  10. What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our Valentine challenge! Warmest wishes Claire x

  11. Oh what a lovely card, thanks for joining us at CDM this week.


  12. Fab card, just loving that ribbon and bow!!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  13. Gorgeous card with fabulous layout and colour combo.Thanks for Playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee