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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, July 2, 2010

Practical Scrappers Border Punch/Decorative Scissors

As many of you know I am currently doing an album for my friend. The challenges over at Practical Scrappers is coming in sooooooo handy in helping me get it done. I just take that weeks theme/sketch or whatever the challenge is and it gets my Mojo going. This week the challenge was to use decorative scissors or border punches. So I took some pictures of my friend and a Hibachi restraunt and made a page. SHe had a bunch of pictures so I had to keep it simple. I also had to leave her room for journaling so this is what I came up with. I used my Peachy Keen Stamps, Martha Stewart border punch and my Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.


  1. Lisa, the LO is wonderful. So bright and colorful and a wonderful holiday tribute to cherished photos. I was so taken by your neighhbor holding one of the twins, and it is a sad thing to know she is gone. I believe she knows that you have honored her and is smiling.

  2. Girl you have been BUSY!! I LOVE all of the layouts and what you have done!