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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

Using your patterened paper - Practical Scrappers

I finally got some pictures printed out of my twin girls that are now almost one year old. YIKES!! This is the first layout that I have ever done for them. I tried to use paper that matched the clothing. I was excited because it was from a paper pack that I haven't used yet. This was literally a lazy day. We just decided to take the girls outside and sit in the grass. THAT"S it! I gotta tell you, I haven't done that for ages and it was sooooo relaxing.

The challenge this week over at Practical Scrappers is to use patterned paper. I used some DP from K&Co and found some matching 3D stickers/embellies to go with it. The picture isn't the greatest but I am trying to get better at that.

Hope that you come and join us over at Practical Scrappers. We love to help you get thru your stash and actually use it!


  1. Wow I love it...the colors , the butterflies and the pics are just so adorable..Looks like a fun day though.TFS

  2. Lisa,

    Oooh.. lovely, lovely work! You just found the perfect papers for this work!
    And... your youngest daughters are sooooo cute and adorable!!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia

  3. Lisa... I love the darker background with those adorable little butterflies!! And the pen showed up so well to make them look like they are fluttering about!! Very pretty page!! Gotta love those days when you actually have time to sit and enjoy some sunshine!!
    Barb :)

  4. WOW!! This is such a beautiful layout.. Love the photo's and those futterflys are just adorable..Hugs, Linda

  5. LOL!!! I ment BUTTERFLYS...Have a great weekend..
    Hugs, Linda

  6. Hi Lisa!!!
    lovely LO and photos!

    The index card I used on my card was part of a "vintagey" RAK I rec'd, so I'm not sure where you can buy them. I don't even remember who sent it to me anymore! lol
    I really enjoyed using some old elements and just today we went to a yard sale and I bought an old yellowed book....I have visions of ripping it apart and using in on some cards! lol
    take care hun & have a great weekend!

  7. I love that paper!! And those butterflies are just gorgeous!
    (Thanks for commenting on my blog. I came here, read your profile information and just cried for you. I admire and am humbled by your strength. Blessings to you and yours.)