- 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.
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
The Pink Elephant
Cute Card Thursday
Raise The Bar