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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.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

So this is my birthday so far......

Just another day right? Today is my birthday and so far I have received several dirty diapers, a couple of bites on my shoulder as well as an early AM wake up call from my little girlie goos. Guess they were just impatient to wish my Happy Birthday. I will probably eat left overs all day and the only way I would get a birthday cake is if I made myself one...geez haven't had one of those in about 5-6 years!! Sadly I will probably spend the day by myself with my little ladies doing chores or food shopping since hubby is working.

But I did get something to brighten my day. Early this morning my doorbell rang and it was the two young boys who live behind me standing there each with handmade cards for me. I just started to tear up because that is what it's all about. Those things are what I treasure the most..handmade items!

Anyways I figured I would spend what time I had doing something I enjoy...crafting...maybe I will be humming in the back...Happy Birthday to me...LOL!

Here is a layout I made of my friends daughter. I am working on the second half of it as we speak. I used Locker Talk and Winter Wonderland Cricut Cartridges as well as the MS Lattice Edge punch. Awhile back I picked up the Big Bite and never used it. I actually broke that out and used it on the large eyelets.

I designed this layout around the following challenges:

A Crafty Little Place Sketch challenge

The Playdate Cafe Color challenge
A Spoon Full of Sugar Cute & Girly challenge
The Pink ElephantScrapbook challenge

Well I am off to heat up some leftover beef enchiladas for breakfast...yummy...why be healthy on your birthday????


  1. Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope you have an awesome day. Enjoy those enchiladas for breakfast! :)

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a good day. I too would probably never get a cake, but I tell my husband a week before what kind of ice-cream cake he can buy me!! If he doesn't bring it home, momma is not happy, get tough! Shari (cricutrookie)

  3. Happy Blessed birthday Lisa from hot and sunny Singapore. I am glad I pop by your blog and am able to wish you happy birthday just before I call it a day! It is past midnight now. I just completed the card for Sam and will be mailing it out on Monday.

    Enjoy your day!


  4. Lisa, I hope your B-day turned into a fabulous day. The girls sound like they've got you busy. Love the lay out. I'm so very delighted to see you at A Crafty Little Place for our scrapbooking challenge. I hope to see you back again soon.

    BTW...love the "hair" dangling off of the scissors...very cool idea.

    Gwen DTC@ACLP

  5. Wonderful LO! I like how you incorporated this week's colors into your scrapped LO. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC :)

  6. Happy birthday to you!!! What a precious story about your neighbors. I love handmade cards--and that is exactly how I react when getting one--or hope someone acts like that when they receive one of my cards! Glad you could create on your bday:) Nothing better than doing with you love;)

    This is a FAB LO--and super cute pics:) Great job on the use of colors this week:) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC:)

  7. Happy birthday Lisa!! I just made a coca cola cake....its not a birthday cake but you are welcome to have some if you can get to Knoxville before morning! It's yummyyyy :)

    Very cute LO!! She sure took her first haircut a LOT better than ANY of my kiddos did....lord they all screamed like they were dyin.....LOL. Great use of the sketch and the hair on the scissors....OMG CUTE!!!! Totally original idea lady!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week! And enjoy that birthday :)

  8. Love this little page with the hair on the end of the scissors! So cute.

  9. I hope you had an amazing birthday. Your page is super cute! I love the scissors and hair. :)

  10. firstly a happy happy birthday to you!! and I just adore your LO the hair on the scissors is just too cute! great LO too

  11. What an CUTE layout! Hope you had a GREAT B-day!

  12. Darling layout! Hope you had a fabulous birthday! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday!! This is just adorable!!! And your friend will absolutely love it!! Thanks for playing along with us over at TPE!!! Hugs!!!

  14. Lovely LO! I hope your birthday was fabulous.
    Thanks for playing in the PDCC challenge.

  15. So cute, fun pics! Thanks for joining us at Pink Elephant!

  16. Well a happy belated birthday to you Lisa!! Regardless of how long ago it was, I do hope you are celebrating a new year and still eating enchiladas for breakfast. ;) Wonderful layout you've created for your friend! I love the scissors and hair as embellishments. Thank you so much for joining us at ACLP this week!
    ~*Joni ACLP DT