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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.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Birthday invites for the girls

Okay I know I call myself Last Minute Lisa but this is ridiculous. I purchased a set of cards on clearance that came with ribbon and everything all I had to do with print on them and WAAAHHLLLAAAA I was done. Actually they are considered wedding programs but heck they would work right? Well I decided to finally sit down today and get them printed out for my girls birthday party which is in a couple of weeks. Now I realized why "programs" are different than cards even though they look the same!!!!!!aaarrrggghhh they don't come with any envelopes!! The programs were an odd size so it wasn't like I could add something out of my stash. My original plan was to get these in the mail today. I sat around trying to come up with a card that I would be able to mass produce with ease and not waste alot of paper, glue etc.

SO what did I do??? I turned to my ever so trusty Peachy Keen stamps and came up with a card. My girls are having a watermelon themed birthday party. It sounds unusual but I got the cutest Watermelon outfits from Gymboree and based the party around that!! Crazy I know...

I used standard white cards from Recollections that CAME with envelopes. I printed out the most recent picture of my girls (came off my cell phone)on cardstock. It's not the greatest picture and defintely wouldn't be my first choice but I had about 2 hours to make about 25 invites. Sounds like alot of time but when you have to hand stamp, color, cut and glue each one ...geez you just don't know how much time it actually takes.

I used my PK-276 Flower Center stamp set to randomly stamp the circles in red and green. I love this stamp set because I use it for soooo many other things and not just for the center of flowers. Very versatile. I pretty much made my own DP right on the cardstock...no gluing needed! Then I PK-239 Faceless Fruit Stamp set to stamp the watermelon. I cut it out after coloring it with Copics. I used my White gelly roll pen to add a splash of color to the eyes and some dashes around the outter edge. This is another indispensable item I own!! I got this directly from Peachy Keen's website and it was only like $1.69. I highly suggest getting several of these.

On the inside I have all of the birthday information printed out on colored cardstock and cut out with my Nesties. Simple but cute for the time I had to knock them all out. Hope everyone would like them..sometimes I wonder why I just don't go out and buy a pack for like $3 or $4 dollars but then I remember how special my children are.......it's all worth it!!! Just wish I had taken more time to plan them.

I entered this into these challenges:

Stamp Something "2 of these challenge" I used two different sized stamps in two different colors. Heck I even added 2 baby girls :)

By the Cute and Girly Celebration challenge
A spoon Full of Sugar Cute & Girly
C.R.A.F.T. birthday/celebration challenge


  1. Lisa, These are super cute!! What a wonderful idea for a birthday party!! The little watermelon is so adorable and looks great with the polka dot paper! What two little sweet beautiful dolly girls you have!! I just want to hug them, they are so cute!!

  2. Your little girls are so precious! The invitations turned out so cute! Make sure someone takes lots of pictures of them in the watermelon outfits you bought for them. Are they identical? Thanks for sharing!

  3. Those are adorable! I LOVE the photo, they are such precious baby girls!
    Kim xXx

  4. Oh how gorgoues it that. What a great invite.

  5. Lisa,

    Your invitations are great!!
    So lovely to see your twins... they are so cute! :)

    Sunny greetings, Saskia :)

  6. Lisa, your invites turned out sooooo cute!! The picture of the girls is adorable. I LOVE your theme, and can't wait to see the pictures of them in their outfits!!!!

    Love ya,

  7. LISA B!! Your invites are adorable and I would have never known that the bottom half wasn't printed paper! The girls are beautiful and the watermelon themed birthday sounds just as cute as can be! You did a great job my friend!! Lots of Love and Hugs! Kathy

  8. Great card for our blogaversary at CRAFT Challenge, thank you for joining us and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  9. Beautiful invitations and worth all the effort. Thanks for joinng us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa ;)

  10. Oh this is so adorable.

  11. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our special Birthday/Celebration challenge! Lovely project - Good luck in the draw....Cheers Claire x

  12. thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. for our birthday

  13. Hmmmm YUMMY!! I wanna squeeze and cuddle those two!! Happy belated birthday from Auntie Bubbles!!