- 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.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
My recycled project in honor of Earth Day
Hello Ladies! This week I was in charge of the challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. This challenge is sponsored by DigiSparkle and she is offering up a prize to her shop for one lucky winner - so stop on by and play along!
In honor of Earth Day I challenged everyone to alter an item or recycle something that you would normally throw out. This is one of my favorite things to do because I can challenge myself to literally turn trash into a treasure. Since I am redoing my craft room I thought that I would make myself a sign for my door...why not?? All the kids have them right??? Plus I wanted to actually use some of my supplies.
I took a metal garden frame that I got from the $1 section of Target and a piece of cardboard that was on my floor from a package of curtain rods and just had fun with it. I wanted to pick paper that I normally wouldn't use (busy, bold prints) and see how it would turn out. In the end I really like the combo colors.
I cut the flowers out on my Cricut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge (flower pg. 44). I cut the flowers out from 5" and went down 1/2" till I got to 3" and just randomly layered the flowers until I got the look I wanted using lots of pop dots. I originally had a cute little face in the center of the flower from Peachy Keen but the size of the flower made it look ridiculous so I covered it up with some Liquid applique. The frame is 16" wide so I just simply took some scraps and sewed them together to make up the width then glued them to the cardboard. What made me happy was that I used up alot of my scraps!!!!!! YIPPEEEE
Here is a list of my supplies that I used:
PK-101 Medium Polka Dot print - I used this on the MS Grass border punch
PK-249 Honey Hugs & Bugs - I used the ladybug from this set above the title
PK-204 Lil' Bugs I know it is hard to see in the pics but I stamped these on vellum and then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it. I then colored the reversed side of the image with my Copic markers and cut out. I added some MS glitter to the wings and since I had to cut off the "ears" I used some metal wire from the trees that I just bought and wound them up.
MS Grass border punch
MS leafy punch (forget the name of it)
Graphically Speaking Cartridge - for the flowers
Hello Kitty Font cartridge - for the lettering
Home Decor cartridge for the birds
Tim Holtz distressing paint - I tried to paint the frame and of course I didnt' prime it or anything so when I woke up the next morning it had all peeled off...but you know I just left it because it looked "distressed"!!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lexi's Creation Altered Item
Peachy Keen Stamps You had to use orange & white, stitching, a Peachy Keen stamp and an "upcycled/recycled" item.
Pollycraft's Anything Goes challenge
Cupcake Craft's Make your own flowers
The Pink Elephant's Nature challenge
Practical Scrappers marker challenge
My Time to Craft's On the Spot challenge
Die Cuts R Us Stamped Image & a bird
Delightful Sketches Buttons & Bling
The Creative CottageButtons & Bows