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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, May 23, 2010

All Dressed Up

I am currently doing an album for my friend who is paying me to scrapbook her family. This will become part of a 2page layout eventually but there was just one picture of her daughter all dressed up and I wanted to showcase it. I wanted to have a string of pearls coming out of the shoe but as I ws trying to do it, the string broke and pearls went everywhere!!! So I switched to these adorable adhesive pearls from CTMH.

I cut the shoe out in 3 layers. One was the base and then I cut out two top layers. I used the same DP for the first two layers but I left the base DP alone and inked up the second layer for a darker shade. Then I had this beautiful vellum with swirls and flowers on it and cut that out to go over the darker shade. I had the flower left over from a different project so I figured what the heck and stuck it on. I used chipboard letters from Paper Studio and ran them thru my Xyron. I covered the letters in DP that will be used on the opposite page.
Sorry about the pictures but they were taken late at night.

I followed the sketch over at Priscilla Styles. I added the shoe for the challenge over at Frosted Designs, pearls for the challenge at Pixie Dust Studio. I used flower DP which You can't really see for the matting and a flower to the shoe for the challenge at Papertake Weekly. Over at Cuttlebug Challenge blogspot they asked us to make it personal with a picture. I also used my swiss dot embossing folder on the blue matting which I realize now that you can't see!!!!!!!


  1. This is so sweet, Lisa! I LOVE the shoe! Awesome Page!!

  2. What a wonderful layout. What a sweet little girl. Your creation adds so much to the unique quality of the variety of talent that graces the blog posts over at the Midnight Madness challenges. Thank you for being a part of these challenges and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. This week will be an exciting player participation week, so please check back on Tuesday for that. You do not want to miss out on that. As always thanks for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Hi Lisa - this is adorable and I am sure it will be treasured by your friend and her daughter! I love the personal touches you have added and that gorgeous shoe - fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us this week and joining in the fun - we have more instore for you next week - would love to see you then! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. This is adorable....I am sure she will love it and treasure it forever. You did a fantastic job. TFS

  5. This is just precious. What a treasured keepsake. Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

  6. What a lovely LO! Love the shoe! Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
    Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!

  7. Hi, Lisa! Congratulations! You are the winner of my "Count the Pearls Contest"! Send me an email at ctdrlng@yahoo.com and I'll send your digi to you! Have a great evening!

  8. What a little princess you have here!! She looks spectacular in the lovely dress... and the LO is just perfect to show her off!! Love the shoe!!
    Barb :)