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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.

Friday, June 4, 2010

More Summer fun Scrap style!

One of my fellow DT members Emma over at Peachy Keen Stamps has started a challenge on her blog Creative Time for Me. I just love what she is doing. She is "revisiting" old Cricut Cartridges and showcasing them on Throwback Thursdays! How fun is that!!! I don't know about you all but I get new things and something forget about the old things. Her challenge this week was to use the ANIMAL KINGDOM cartridge from Provo Craft. I haven't used this cartridge is ions and I was excited to see what I could pick out. I recently got the
PK-751 Animal Faces Peachy Keen Stamp set and couldn't wait to use it. This stamp set is amazing...it comes with a set of 50 stamps and totally changes the look of the images you can cut out on the Cricut. I personally don't care for the faces on the cut outs and use a PKS face whenever possible. Why not?? They are just to darn cute!

I am a big lover of using my scraps so when I saw the challenge over at The Townscrapper I was all over it. I still had the scraps on my craft table from the project I just completed (imagine that!) so I decided to use them. I picked out the fish from the Animal Kingdom cartridge and picked a fun summery theme. Maybe I took the using your scrap thing to far...LOL! I used some shell buttons that I had to cut the backs off of to put on top of the seaweed for the challenge over at Frosted Designs. For the theme of the card I used the challenges over at
Papertake Weekly, Canadian Nickel Scrap'n, and Stampin for the Weekend. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the tags and to emboss the background paper. I did the old fashion embossing to give my little fishie some scales. I was just playing around with the tags and writing on them to see how they would look. But when I tried to take the tags off it started to rip the background paper. My handwritting is terrible but it was either leave it as is or start all over and I wasn't going to do that!!
I followed the sketch over at ABC Design Blog.


  1. Lisa first I have to say I am so sorry for your lost, I couldn't believe when I was reading your profile, I am still crying, wow. your card is so cute I love it very clever thinking love the colors, I am now a follower here please stop over and visit my blog hopefully you will be a follower

  2. OMG Lisa, your card is just AMAZING!! Thank you sooo much for being a part of my very 1st throwback Thursday challenge!!
    Big Hugs,

  3. Oh,your story is beautiful and so is your card. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Lisa, thanks for sharing your story, and your card with us over at The Town Scrapper. There are so many gorgeous elements to this card that I've been studying it for quite a few minutes now! Thanks for playing at The Town Scrapper. Hope to see you back for the next challenge.

  5. So Cute! Your fish is so precious! Thank you for sharing your family story, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

  6. Lisa, your little fish is so cute! Love the little sentiment you created too! Hope you're having a good week, Big hugs, Angelica

  7. "Dropping you a Line" how clever! Such a cute card. Thank you for adding this to my first Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Challenge. If you haven't already, leave me a comment under the giveaway post for a chance to win the Summer Vacation cart. You have upt to 4 chance to win, for each comment you leave me:)

    Thanks for playing

  8. I hop'd over from Emma's blog - this is so cute! Love all the details. :o)


  9. Cute card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at ABC Design blog.

  10. Your card is Cute!!! Thank you for joining us at the ABC Toys and Crafts challenge this week!

  11. So stinkin' cute! Love the bubble background and the punny sentiment - so clever! Thanks for playing with ABC Toys & Crafts!

  12. The stamp is adorable!
    Love the detail on your card.
    Great choice of colours!
    Thank you for sharing you card with us at SFTW
    Good luck
    Heidi-Mari GDT

  13. Hi Lisa! :)
    Hope all is well!
    This is an adorable card, love the braided floss!
    So glad you joined us this week @ ABC Toys & Crafts!

  14. I love the idea of going back and revisiting the oldies!! I know there are plenty of things on the old carts that I loved and have forgotten about!! Your card is adorable and I love your buttons!! Thanks for playing along this week at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

  15. Cute cute card! Love the shell buttons & the quote! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  16. Cute card. Like all the different techniques you used on it. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  17. I really like your card.. the shell buttons are so perfect. TFP@ FD!

  18. what a cute card. I really like all the details! I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time, good luck!