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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 14, 2010

"Punch-It Out" Friday

Good morning! Over at Practical Scrappers the challenge this week is to use punches. One lucky winner will get 3 images from Wink Wink Ink!!

I gotta say that I just love this blog!! It actually helps me use my stuff. Now I know that sounds silly. My husband said to me "but you already use your stuff". It's not the same. I have so much stuff that I forgot I even have or would not normally go to on an everyday basis. I am now trying to use paper that I normally wouldn't as well as tools and embellishments.

I made this card for my friends first Mother's Day. She has waited almost 40 years to become a Mother so I wanted to make her something special. I decided to use paper that is a bit out of my comfort zone. I used the lattice punch for the border across the card. I used a scallop circle punch for the flower and the MS branch punch for the leaves.


Stamps ~ Stampin up! & Inkadinkado
Paper ~ K by Marcella
Punches ~ Martha Stewart branch punch and lattice punch
Unknow scallop punch
Mounting dots


  1. Lisa,
    THis is a gorgeous way to show those punches off. I love the sweet mother and child image and the rose is beautiful!
    Kim xXx

  2. Beautiful card!!!

    sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  3. Hi Lisa, this card is GORGEOUS!!! After seeing your card I finally told myself I need that Nestie - so I bought a set on Ebay LOL! Happy to have you on our team!

    Deanne :)

  4. This is absolutely heavenly. Great job.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog & letting me know you follow Denise. She is great.
    Take care & have a great weekend.
    All the best, Sonia

  5. This is so beautiful...love it. I also have something on my blog for you..be sure to stop by and pick it up. TFS

  6. Hi Lisa~ I read your comment about not getting rid of my Fiskars texture plates. I did know that I could use them with my Cuttlebug & actually have but I have about 3 sets and needed to thin out my stash.
    I can only use one at a time anyway. I feel like a hoarder.
    Thanks for letting me know though. The info sure is helpful.
    Hope you are doing well.
    Take care,