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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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Practical Scrappers - Eyelets

There is a really great challenge (and a easy one!!) over at Practical Scrappers this week. It's easy because most scrappers have Eyelets in there stash, if they use them on the other hand that's another story. Honestly I bought them all in every color but I very rarely used them. My first eyelets setter was just that little stick that you hammer down and I really didn't like it nor did I use it very well. Then I got the one by Provo Craft which I did like because I could use it anywhere on the page and it worked really well.

BUT then I was in Walmart one day and saw the Big Bite by We R Memory Keepers on clearance for $10!! I am such a sucker for clearance/sale items of course I picked one up, took it home and hung it on my cork board. It was forgotten about for awhile and quick frankly I didn't know why I bought it. When this challenge came about I sat there and tried to figure out how to use this thing and since I don't read directions it took me a few minutes. My first try was ahhh not impressed...user error probably. But now I can't get enough of it. This is soooo handy and truly very easy to use. It works really well and gosh I just adore it now. Using it on this layout with all of those eyelets was such a blessing and made the eyelet setting go so quick.

I did another LO for my friends album for this challenge. This was the very first one that I did probably because Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Hope you like it!


  1. Lisa... love the way you used the eyelets!! Glad you dusted off that tool and put it to use!!! And these pictures are adorable!!
    Barb :)

  2. Very COOL - neighbors who scrap are the best LOL! I picked up several of the $10 big bites for gifts LOL I'm a sucker for a sale too!