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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, June 5, 2010

Happy Father's day To my grease monkey

My husband is a true blue grease monkey. He rebuilds anything he can get his hands on. So for the twins first Father's Day card to their Daddy I made him a manly simple card that I hope he would like. I tried to make it look covered in oil and dirt like he is most of the time when in the garage..LOL!

The best thing about this card is I made it out of scraps...my favorite thing to do!! I used the Diamond plate embossing folder on my Cuttlebug for the matting and used my new CTMH Large Chocolate Alphabet stamps for the "DAD" sentiment. I added some racing ribbon across the card for just a little touch. I cut out a wrench off of my Indie cartridge on my Cricut and Wallah...I was done!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Father's Day
Priscilla Styles Sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot Dad's & Grads
CricutCardz Dads
Crafty Creation Color theme
The Creative Cottage Father's Day
Crafty Catz Color theme
One Stop make your own DP


  1. What a fab keepsake for your husband....am sure he will treasure it.xx

  2. Well that is one cool Daddy's day card..thanks for playing the MMSC

  3. Lisa, what a fabulous job you've done on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. A perfect FD card. In love with the large wrench and that awesome b/g embossing!! Thanks so much for playing and hope you see you again next week!

  4. this is so lovely, a really gorgeous Father's Day card. Thanks for joining in this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge, Tracy x

  5. I love this card Lisa - it's stylish, masculine and so well made. xx

  6. Great card!

    Sunny greetings, Saskia :)

  7. Super card, Thankyou for playing along with our challenge at Craftycat, x carol

  8. What a great card! Your husband is going to love it! I have never seen the diamond plate embossing folder before. I'm feeling the need to do a little online shopping... :)Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at the CCC blog!
    Ruthie :)

  9. Wow you did a fantastic job on this one. I love the way you made it look oily....he will love it. TFS

  10. Lisa this is just wonderful. My 17 year old son and your husband would get along infamously! Since he was 15 he has been rebuilding stuff. He bought a 1962 Ford Truck two years ago, restored it, and sold it. Most of the work he did himself. Now he has a 1986 Ford Mustang he is working on. So I would say you have achieved the grease and oil look on this...lol I consider myself an expect as I have to wash the darn clothes!!! I am sure you husband will love this....so cute! Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  11. What a wonderful simple card great effects and oolours! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs Rebekah x

  12. Great card Lisa! And all made out of scraps? Wish i could do that, I hoard it all and then don't know how to use it! Your husband will love it!
    I have never come across your blog before but it is wonderful. What a lovely tribute to your gorgeous children. Your story has reduced me to tears as being a mother myself I can't begin to imagine your pain. I'm so glad that scrapping has been a positive outlet for you.
    Big Hugs
    Linds xx
    ps thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week

  13. What a great card. I love that embossed paper, so fitting for a guy card. Hubby's going to love it. Good use of scraps. Thanks for taking the challenge at CCC.

  14. This is perfect for him! Great choice of embossing folders. Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot. xxD

  15. Great male card Lisa I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at OSCC this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  16. fab male card....love the sentiment on the spanner...and fab embossed background....thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  17. great and clever card thanks for joining us at crafty catz

  18. Great card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week
    Suzanne x

  19. Totally fabby card.. I absolutey love that embossed paper!!

    Thanks for joining us over at One stop xx

  20. Cute card and the embossing on the paper is an eye catcher. Great take on the sketch and thanks for joining us this week. Tracy, MMDT

  21. Awesome card for your hubby!He will love it!
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!
    Hugs, Dena

  22. Great card , Thanks for joining us at One stop craft Challenge and good luck!

  23. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  24. I love your card! My husband too is a grease monkey and spends lots of time in his garage. I LOVE the diamond plate - I NEED to get my hands on one of those folders. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas - I enjoy checking out your blog. ~lori