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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.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sending down Angel kisses for Valentine's Day

When I first saw the Cloud 9 series over at Whimsie Doodles I just wanted to cry. The first one they saw was a little angel boy. I was gonna buy it but I needed a girl. When they came out with Leah I knew I had to get it. My thing was to send out gifts for Valentine's Day to all of the Aunts & Uncles from my kids. Usually socks, candles and of course edible goodies. I haven't done it since my kissed passed. But when I saw these...well first I cried then I bought them! I plan on sending all of my family some Angel kisses from heaven for Valentine's Day...okay...now I am officially crying!

The card didn't come out exactly as planned since I was trying to keep it manly. This one is going to be for Daddy from his little Angel in Heaven. For my family I will do cards with both of them on there in a way that can be mailed easily since it doesn't look like I will be getting out anytime soon to mail them from the post office. I distressed the paper with some chocolate chip ink and a nail file in attempts to make it more manly looking. I have two pictures of the card. One without the heart in the upper left hand corner and one with it. I am not sure which one I like better....what do you think? Take it or leave it?

I made this card based on the sketch over at Cards for Menchallenge. My sentiment is a bit large so it doesn't stay all the way to the right as it does in the sketch.

I added some Tinsel glitter to her wings for that feathered look, colored Leah with my Prismacolor pencils and of course added some Stickles.

This card was submitted to these challenges:

Pollycraft's Things with Wings Challenge
Creative Card Valentine's Day Challenge
Penny's Valentine/Love challenge
Simon SaysPhoto Inspirational challenge
Crafty CreationsWings challenge
Delightful SketchesLOVE challenge
Stamp Something'slove challenge
Stampin for the Weekend'sValetine's challenge
OUr Creative Corner'sMaseculine Valentine's Day Challenge.

Believe it or not....I still have more Valentine's Day challenges to complete. SO far I have split it between two cards....and I still got plenty more to go!


  1. Very beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us this week!

  2. what a beautiful card,gorgeous colours and super cute image,thanks for joining us at pollycraft


  3. ahhh adorable, thanks for joining us at DS

  4. Hi Lisa, wow thats a gorgeous image, and the papers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the challenge. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  5. oh this is just adorable , what a wonderful way of keeping your angels close to you - iam crying too now !
    .Your story always reminds me to be grateful for my children and to tell them i love them as often as i can , even when they are driving me nuts
    hugs to you Kate x

  6. Ohhhh this is sooo sweet..I am loving that you used this image Lisa..It is special and I am so happy to see that you created something wonderful with it..The image has now taken on a whole new meaning for me.

  7. Lovely work with such a special meaning. I'm sure moments like this are very difficult for you, but it's good that you can continue to create and share with us. Great challenge card for both Creative Card Crew and the masculine challenge at Our Creative Corner.

  8. Oh Lisa both cards are beautiful! It's so wonderful to keep your angels close. I was so touched and moved by your story. Cloud 9 Leah was created especially for you. I'm so thrilled you like her.

  9. What a wonderful way to celebrate your angels. I love your project and I know your family will, too! Hugs, Nikki

  10. thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week with your super sweet creation :)

  11. Hi Lisa
    Such a gorgeous card and lovely way to to celebrate your children. Having read your story I am so sorry to hear of your huge loss. You are such an inspiration...
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Take care, hugs Emma x

  12. Absolutely PRECIOUS Lisa!! I love those Angel love and kisses : )

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you'll join us again! : )

  13. Love the little angel! Beautifully done. Thanks for joining the OCC Challenge!

  14. Wonderful card Lisa!
    I have teary eyes now but it's not a bad thing :)
    Thanks for playing at DS&C!

  15. Sweet, sweet, sweet girlfriend!! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Challenge. Hope to see you again challenge!!

  16. She's so precious!! Love your pretty sparkles!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!! HUGS

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

  18. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!!!

  19. Absolutely stunning card. I'm glad you joined the SFTW challenge this fortnight and good luck!

  20. This is such a sweet card and that is such a lovely idea. You are going to make them all smile.
    Thanks for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy x

  21. Such a beautiful card, I like it with the heart. A lovely idea too. I was so touched by your story, it's brought tears to my eyes too. It's so good to know that crafting is helping you in such a big way.

    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
    Julie x

  22. Oh this is fabulous and so cute.

  23. Wonderful wings project - thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

  24. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your great work! Good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  25. Beautiful card and what a perfect image for you and your family. A lovely way to remember your angels are always in your heart. Hugs and thanks for playing at Stamp Something this week:)

  26. Simply beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!

  27. Precious and beautiful and you've got me crying! So glad you played the Crafty Creations challenge!!

  28. So sweet!! Beauiful card :)

    Thanks for joining us on Stampin for the Weekend and Stamp Something this week :)

  29. Just fabulous!!! everytime i visit you i just want to cry!This card is gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for joining SFTW

    Hugs Di xxxx

  30. I choked up when I read about your card my lovely friend. It's the absolute perfect image for you.
    You did your little angel proud with this card Sweetheart.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck!
    Viv xx