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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.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter everyone! This is just a quick post since I have to get ready for brunch & church. I haven't been able to be on my blog in the past couple of days because my craft room is currently being put together and I can't even get to my desk. You would laugh if you saw how I had to type this post as well as make the cards for my neighbors last night.
Sadly this was my first Easter not hosting anything big. Easter was always my holiday to have everyone over. So for a change we went to the Army base for a brunch with some friends. I wanted make a card for them but didn't have much time. The night before I spent all I could coming up with these easel cards.

The first one I made for my friend's who just lost their mother. Her favorite colors were purple and lime green so to honor her I stuck with those colors. Those are colors I am not usually used to but I tried. And the other one I came up with playing around with my new Spellbinders cross set. This was the first time I actually realized how to stencil the die cuts! To make them feel even more special I put the cards in an envelope! LOL! I tell all my friends...you know you are special when you get an envelope!.........told you I was a hoarder!!!

I put both of these cards into one post because of my time frame this morning. Sorry!

Supplies used:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Cross Collection
Stampin up! Ink
DCVW, Pressed Petals & Bazzil paper

Peachy Keen PK-858 Spring Words
Peachy Keen PK-264 Easter Egg Words & bunnies
Peachy Keen PK-263 Springtime Minis

Challenges I entered these cards into:

Your Next St amp's Purple challenge
Simon Says Distressing challenge
Penny's Easter themed challenge
The PlayDate Cafe "The blues" challenge
Magical Crafts FortnightlyAnimal Antics challenge
Cute Card Thursday Easter/Eggs theme
It's a Crafters Companion Easter Theme
Charisma Cardz Animal Magic challenge
Cuttlebug Pop-Up Easter theme
Crafty Creations Anything Goes challenge
Cricut Cardz Anything Goes challenge


  1. This is truly beautiful Lisa, i love all the detail.

    Thank you for joining us over at Magical Crafts.


    Joanne xx

  2. Think your cards are wonderful,especially under the circumstances,so well done you,hope you've had a lovely Easter.x

  3. Hi, two beautiful cards, love the colours and your second is perfect for our challenge with your bunny!!! Thanks for playing at MCFC, lots of love Steph

  4. Your cards are gorgeous hun, thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  5. Lisa these are truly `Beautiful` Your friend will love her gorgeous card...sorry to hear the sad news...hope you all had a beautiufl time.
    Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges,always a pleasure to see you there

  6. It's always lovely to have you play with us at The Play Date Cafe....Easter was a bit different for our family, too...so hope you still enjoyed it...it's about the reflection of a REAL miracle isn't it?!

  7. Lovely cards, Lisa. Glad you could share them with us at Cricut Cardz Challenge.

  8. Fabulous cards Lisa :-) Both of them are just lovely :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lols x x

  9. Lovely cards, both of them!
    thanks so much for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog~ Shantaie

  10. No need to be sorry Lisa .. these are AWESOME! How sweet of you to take the time to do this ... I'm sure they were very appreciated!!

  11. BTW ... Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge! (oops, forgot to say that!) My Bad!!

  12. Lovely cards. I especially like the ribbon you've used on your card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge, and the way you've done the inside of the card, really pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Hope you join us next week too!

  13. Beautiful easel cards! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

  14. What lovely Easter easel card. Love your PDCC entry. The crosses are a beautiful reminder. Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC.

  15. Love the easel cards--great job on both! Love them!! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

  16. Love the cards, they really have dimension. I love the big ribbon on the blue card with crosses. :-) xx

  17. Hi Lisa I love your blog and you have a very touching story behind your crafting. I love your card you have entered to It's a crafters companion challenge it signifys everything about Easter. The colours and design rock hugs Pascale

  18. Hi Lisa. I love this card especialy the cross from spillbinder. And the bunny is ever so cute, thx playing with IACCCB

  19. Oh what a lovely blog. I have been touched about your story. I love your cards/creations. Thanks for joining in with us on IACCCB

  20. Hiya hun.
    Bit late I know, but I have only just got round to making my Crafters Companion DT rounds - me bad!
    Fabulous card here though hun, love the bunnies!
    Teri x

  21. What a lovely card and the bunny is so sweet thanks for joining us at IACCC hugs from Daniele