- 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.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Halloween was one of my favorite times of the year. I just love everything about fall. My love probably all started when my first born came into this world in October. We had so much fun at Halloween time. It was a big to do at our house and my kids went bonkers. I know it is March but I choose to do a Halloween layout. It was actually really fun doing something out of the norm.
I have also challenged myself to see how many different ways I can use one stamp set. I decided to try my hand at using the Peachy Keen PK-242 Train Set for at least 5 different projects/themes. I had soooo much fun with this set. I stamped the images out and then cut them all out and popped them up with mounting squares. When I saw the windows in the caboose the first thing that popped into my mind was having little faces peering out. I used PK-530 Simple Simons Face in the 3/8 size. I then hand drew the hair on Frankenstein. As for the "conductor" on the train I used the witch stamp from PK-615 Halloween Candlestick delight. It fit perfectly into the window so I thought it would be cute. There was also a pumpkin stamp in the set & I stamped a couple of those and put them as "cargo". For the larger carts on the train I used PK-553 Monster's 'n More for the Zombie and Dracula. For the wheels on the train I used various sized buttons that I had laying around. Then I thought it would be funny to have a spiderweb train track so I used my MS punch to make it. I had some ghost die cuts that I bought about 8 years ago so I added those coming out of the stack to imitate steam. I used some DP by Imaginisce called HALLOWHIMSY/PIXIE STICKS. This was double sided paper so it was hard for me because I hated wasting the other side which was really cute! The dripping goo is a punch from Martha Stewart.
The ABC challenge Paper piecing
Pixie Dust Studio 3D
Polka Doodles Things with Wings
Crafty Catz shades of green
Stamp Scrap Doodle Open challenge
One Stop Sew Simple
Crazy 4 challenges Paper piecing
Magical Crafts Things with Wings
Practical Scrappers White pen/White marker
Die Cut Dreams No flowers allowed