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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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Movie or Book Inspired project over at the Sisterhood!

Happy Wednesday everyone! This week over at The Sisterhood of Crafters we have a fun challenge for you all. We had to make a project based around your favorite book or movie. At first I was a bit stumped because I knew what I wanted to do but I wasn't sure how I would do it. I was gonna cheat and just make something easy but I stuck to my guns and tried to pull something out of my crafty hat. I am not one for going to the movies, the last one I saw was CARS with my son years ago. I love to watch them on TV when I am able and these days I don't get much time to watch the tube.

Growing up me and my sisters loved loved loved the movie GOONIES. I just recently bought it on DVD for my sister for Christmas. It was just our thing. We even made a map and went on our own treasure hunt. This movie has so many fond memories that I just had to do it besides that was the first one that popped into my head. Once I started on this project I almost aborted it and started another one because I was like OOHHH I could do that...or that. This is a challenge that you can honestly have weekly because there are so many possibilities.

So I searched thru my stash and tried to come up with a scene with my favorite part. When they went down those cave slides into the water and found One Eyed Willie's ship..OMG I wanted to find a cave so bad after that!!!! And when he turned the ships helm and all heck broke loose well that is why I had to include the helm on my card ( I guess that is what the steering wheel :) of the ship is called!). I made it into an easel card to fit the challenge over at
TotallyPaperCrafts and I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers.

It's a big card!! I used lots of dimensional dots to give it some ..well Dimension!


  1. Excellent card hun! I remember seeing the Goonies too. Great movie! Thanks for playing along with me hun.
    Teri x

  2. WOW!!! i would say you totally nailed this challenge!! it's great you could take a movie you were that passionate about!! And this card toorund our fabulous!! Glad you stuck with it!!!
    Barb :)

  3. WOW!!! YOu did an excellent job..I love it all. TFS

  4. Lisa, I adore your card! THe ship is fab!!!!!
    You rocked this inspiration challenge!

    I just read your comment on Sketches. I would never delete your work....I LOVE everything you create! I didn't even see your layout. I had to scroll down through your blog to find it and I ADORE that snowman!!!! Such a fun and pretty take on the challenge this week! I would probably guess that the linky got a glitch when you loaded. I really don't know what happend.....I'll email and see if it was broken at anytime during the challenge. I'm so sorry that it didn't get in. we have another terrifc one next week and a yummy big prize kit!!!! If it happens again, please email me or let me know in our other group. I don't want you to miss out.....ever!!!!!!
    Kim xXx

  5. Hi Lisa
    wow what a gorgeous easel card, luv all the detail on it,awesome card, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  6. fantastic card, great way to keep a book alive. Sandi

  7. Woooooooow! This card is very stunning! GREAT JOB!