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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

Practical Scrappers - Transparency & Sketch challenge

My friends daughter Hannah is 12 years old and already an amazing photographer! She took these pics of my Mia (on left) and Gianna (on right) on her Iphone and edited them in Photoshop. I told her that I was going to hire her for their first birthday party which is coming already next week after I saw these photos!! Especially because she was just playing around.

The challenge this week over at Practical Scrappers is to use Transparencies, Vellum, or Acrylic Accents. This is a perfect example of why I love Practical Scrappers. I have had this Transparency pack from Colorbok FOREVER! At least a couple of years. So when this challenge came up I found a beautiful saying on one of the transparencies and simply rounded the photos and put them on top of the DP. To me the photos were everything so I wanted to keep the photos as the main focus and have them stand out.

Also this week at Practical Scrappers there is a wonderful sketch challenge designed by our very own Sasya. I just loved this sketch and knew I had to give it a try. This is another page I did for my friends scrapbook album that I am making her. I left some blank space for her to journal in when she receives the album.
So stop on by and try your hand at this great sketch. I would love to see your take on it!!


  1. Hi Lisa! Beautiful layouts! Those 2 photos taken by your friend's daughter are adorable! And great take on Sasya's sketch :)

  2. Lisa, how beautiful are your layouts!! i'm happy that my sketch inspired you! :) ♥

  3. Ahhh Babies!!! I love 'em babies! And finally I caught a glimpse of the girls LOL Yay!!!