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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 7, 2010

Exciting news!!!!

I am so excited!!! I am now a proud member of the
Practical Scrappers design team!!! I wasn't even going to try out of the DT because the very first challenge week I had a prior commitment but I figured what the heck. Much to my surprise I got the position but then worry set in. I was volunteering that week and I didn't want my first project to be a poor example of my work. The week this layout was due I volunteered over 80 hours but somehow I fit this in between cooking, volunteering and oh yes sleep!! But I just told myself I will do a better job next time!

I am just so excited because I LOVE Practical Scrappers. I played along with their challenges whenever I could because they made me use my stash/hoard. It makes me happy when I do that :)..giggles! This week the challenge is to use stickers. I don't know about you all but I have tons but somehow I never get to use them!! For this project I used these huge monogram letters I had by Making Memories. But the stinky thing about it was the package only came with one of each letter so every phrase I wanted to do I couldn't. I finally came up with the word creations on the bottom and started to lay out the letters only to realize that they didn't fit...arrrgghhh!! The piece of paper I used is exactly the way I found it in my scrap pile. I didn't have to cut it down or anything and decided to work with the angle cut that was already there. I am doing a scrapbook for my neighbor's son who creates all of these cool things for with his Legos. This will be the opening page to the book.

Come on down and try your hand at the challenge this week and have some fun!!!


  1. Congrats on your DT call.. Your layout is just awesome..Im sure they love it..
    Hugs, Linda

  2. Lisa,

    Congratulations on your DT position! Your work will be a great inspiration to other crafters!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  3. Brilliant layout hun. And congrats on the new DT position too Have fun!
    Teri x

  4. You did a fabulous job on your first official project!! i love how you used a scrap piece of paper and never had to do anything to it!! Now that is using up your scraps... and it looks great!!
    Barb :)

  5. Lisa, you really rocked your fist challenge! I LOVE this layout and such a cretive fun way to use up some of the alpha stash! The papers are perfect with the photos. Again, welcome to our team!!!
    Kim xXx

  6. Oh how exciting Lisa!!! They are so lucky to have you!! This LO proves it!! It's total genius and shows just how creative you are.
    Love'n hugs Viv xxx