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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.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I am back in the saddle...I hope that is!

I think I can finally start coming up for air. Things have been crazy for the past couple of weeks and that would be an understatement!! I have been going non-stop for weeks with very little sleep. Three days in a row I had 3-4 hours of sleep and was sick on top of it. Today is the first time I can actually start to breathe again. I was so busy with the party for the girls, then Gianna had a horrible ear infection, then I got sick, then my friend came to stay for a couple of days to have our own little scrap get a way and now my hubby was sick. And quite frankly he is the worst of the bunch. Right now everyone is sleeping so I have a chance to finally post something.

I have a couple of projects that I completed while my friend was here. We scrapped non-stop and I already miss her! It was a blast though because we gave each other our own challenges. One challenge was we each picked a stamp set for the other to use and had to create a stamp with it, the next was using a certain folder of scraps, then we had to pick a draw of die cuts and make a card with something out of it...and so on and so on. I had printed out a bunch of sketches and themes for challenges and based my projects around them. Since my time is limited I tried to kill two birds with one stone.

My fellow "Sistah" Kim has a wonderful challenge going on this week over at her blog
Sketches in Thyme. I used her sketch and my friends Tinkerbell cartridge that I don't own to complete this sketch for the album I am doing for my friend Christine. I used my CTMH Playful Flourishes stamp set to randomly stamp on plain card stock different colored flourishes. There is another matching side to this LO but you can't see that until a little later on..(it's for an upcoming sketch challenge that has not been released yet for another blog).

I completed another page for my friend Christine's album using my yummy yummy goodies that I received in the mail the other day. I won a fabulous wheel PK Glitter Glitz. The set I won was the Spring I set which contained these colors:
SPRING I - Honey, Burgundy, Gilded Fern, Merlot, Aquamarine, Gilded Ivory

These pictures were taken the day she gave birth to her daughter. She was waiting to go to the hospital to have her so I thought I would do a baby "bump" page. I cut out the word BUMP on my Cricut and sprayed it with Craft Bond and covered it in the MERLOT. I also followed the sketch on the PK Glitz blog. I left a couple of areas blank for her to journal on.

For one of the challenges she gave me she picked out my PK-244 Bee Happy stamp set. I had to make a card using this stamp set and only scraps. I found this little strip of DP that I cut off the paper where it attaches to the pad. I couldn't believe I actually saved a piece this small but then I started laughing because I actually used it!! See now I know why I save these things!!

This card fits the challenges over at The Cuttlebug Spot and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. The challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot was to use embossing which I did on the yellow card stock with one of my Cuttlebug folders. The challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday was a CUTE AS A BUG theme.

Sorry for the long post but I guess I am killing three birds with one stone..LOL! Since it is almost lunch time I better go and get out of my PJ's!!


  1. Wow you sure were busy, love to power scrap. Your layout is fab, love that tinkerbell and flower swirl. Great use of the sketch this week.
    So glad you played along this week, hope to see you back real soon!

  2. Gorgeous creations! The card you've created for our challenge this week is simply adorable too. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  3. Oh girlfriend, look at you create! I love, love, love your Sketches layout! you rocked the sketch! The bump is too cute and love the yellow and the bee on the card. Thanks sistah for playing along again this week at Sketches in Thyme!
    Kim xXx

  4. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme this week! Such a lovely layout with such beautiful girly embellishments!

  5. Beautiful layouts and adorable card!

  6. I love your tinkerbell LO!! You did a fabulous job with the sketch and all of your bling looks fabulous!! The bee card is pretty cute too!! thanks for playing along at Sketches in Thyme!!
    Barb :)

  7. You really worked the sketch this week. Love your take on it. Thank you for playing with Sketches in Thyme.

  8. Love your wish LO! The bump is way too cute! I also like your card!

  9. Such a cute card! And I'm glad to see that you were able to use such a small scrap! I keep saving my tiny scraps, I just can't bear to toss them, but I never seem to use them! Now I'm inspired!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Cute As A Bug!" challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)

  10. WOW, I would have to say you all did not waste any time with your little scrap get a-way!! Fabulous projects!!! Love the Tinkerbell layout.. My little GD would absolutely love this!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches in Thyme!! Hope everyone is finally well!!! Hugs!!

  11. Hi Lisa, what a gorgeous card. Love the cute bee image and the embossing looks fab. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Cute As A Bug!" challenge! Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

  12. Great projects! Thanks for joining us at P K Glitz!

  13. Great card, love the little bee, you other lo are super as well. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, Gemma

  14. Glad you liked the P K Glitz products and I love your projects. Very glitzy! Job well done!