- 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.
Monday, February 15, 2010
You are my shining star
I can't believe it is snowing again!! ARRGGHHH!!
When I saw the challenge over at Raise the Bar and Frosted Designs I just wanted to cry. The challenge at Raise the Bar is to use a stamp that will be forever yours and to tell the reason why. Well I have lots of stamps that come in handy, I think are adorable or I use often but this stamp set as a special meaning to me anyway...
I picked the Close to My Heart Wishing Star stamp set. And my special story behind it or reason is my children. When my son was around 4 1/2 I was doing a side job that took my away from them day time into the night time. They were not used to this since I was a SAHM. I would literally work from sun up to sun down. Well my MIL forced me to stop and come over for dinner..Making a long story short we just finished eating and we were sitting around the table. I was pointing to everyone at the table and asking my son Michael "DO you know who they are" going down the line of everyone sitting there, just being silly. And then I pointed to myself and since I was working so much and they didn't see me I asked him "Do you know who I am" and (getting choked up here)he turns to me grabs my face in his little hands and says "Mommy, you are my star!" My mouth fell open and I just sat there sobbing at the dinner table. I just couldn't believe that came out of his mouth! It is a moment I will never forget and a memory that I will treasure always. When I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it because now my son Michael and daughter Annemarie are My Stars!
What is great about this set is that it has all different possibilities. This was just a quick card that I came up with and since I had to stay with a man theme and the color green it was a bit challenging. I may challenge myself further and see how many cards I can create this week in different ways just using this stamp set.
Besides the two challenges above, I also based my card on these challenges at:
Humble Pie to use Spellbinders. I used my Nestabilities Classic Squares Large. I know it is hard to make out but I embossed the edge on the blue cardstock.
2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge
The Pink Elephant to use ribbon
Cards for Men challenge to use the color green.
I am not completely crazy about this card...maybe it is the colors which are really not me. I tried to jazz it up a bit by adding some additional Jolee embellishment stars.