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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 6, 2010

I am on a roll!!

Guess it has been the horrible storming weather or maybe something is just clicking in my Mojo area! I completed 4 layouts in two days. That is amazing for me to do!! I am almost done with the album that I am making for my friend which is what these layouts are for.

This first one I completed for the sketch challenge over at my fellow Sistah Kim's blog Sketches in Thyme. She has started up her own challenge blog so stop on by and be part of her very first challenge! It's a great sketch so have fun with it!! I know I did! I cut out the Shamrock on my Cricut Paperdoll cartridge (fit to page). The only bummer about this whole thing was the papers I matted the pictures with were so beautiful but you barely get to see them!


The second one I am posting about today I designed around the sketch challenge over at A Crafty Little Place. I had so much fun with this one!! I used purely scraps with the exception of the base cardstock that I had to use for my page. I just took whatever scraps I could find and made something out of it. All the paper I left as is and just glued to make some sort of pattern...I barely had to trim anything. I even found a strip of brown paper that I had sewn on at one point and decided to add that with a button I found with the string already attached. Then to satisfy the die-cut challenge over at
The Corrosive Challenge I dug into my diecut drawer and found some apples and some baskets!! I was so excited to find those since I thought they were perfect for the page. I just used whatever apples I could find in whatever size they were. I also came across a little "button" that I stamped about 1-2 years ago that says "You are an original" and decided to add that to the basket for fun. Maybe I went overboard once again with my scraps but I had so much fun I couldn't stop!!!


  1. Lisa I LOVE what you did with the sketch at A Crafty Little Challenge! Really a fantastic job! I'm so happy that you were able to use up scraps too...isn't it great to do that? Thanks for joining us again this week...we love having you with us.

    Gwen DTC@ACLP

  2. Love the shamrock and cute photos on the Sketches In Thyme layout!! You did a fantastic job on both challenges!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!!! Hugs!!

  3. Hey Lisa,
    Thanks for the big shout out, sweet friend! I love, love, love your take on the sketch! Those bling shamrocks are adorable and so are the photos! Love the apple layout too! So good to see you scrapping!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme for our very first challenge!
    Kim xXx

  4. How fun and a great spin on the sketch sweetie! Thanks so much for playing along with us Mavens. Hope you come back again.

  5. Such a sweet layout and adorable pictures! Love the shamrocks! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches In Thyme!

  6. Super cute LOs Lisa!!Good for you to have the time to crank out the LOs like that!! I love your take on the SIT sketch!! And you're right... gorgeous papers!! Thanks for playing along with us!!
    Barb :)

  7. What a fantastic take on this weeks sketch. Thank you so much for being part of Sketches in Thyme's first challenge.

  8. What an adorable idea Lisa! The scraps of paper are a perfect accent behind the photo. I love the apple picking sentiment complete with the embellishments on the bottom. Thank you so much for joining us with our sketch at ACLP this week!
    ~*Joni ACLP DT