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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, August 13, 2010

Practical Scrappers Summer themed challenge

Hello All! It is sad to say that it has taken me this long to start scrapbooking my husband and me. These pictures were taken on our honeymoon almost 10 years ago..this was also the last time I wore a bathing suit..sigh... I had so many pictures to try to fit in here that this was my only option. I am working on an adjoining page to this layout where I kept my favorite pictures bigger.

I completed this layout for the challenge this week over at Practical Scrappers. We had to use summer themed products on our projects. I am now on a mission to start doing more pages for "our" book. It is important not only to remember where we started and our journey together but it will be something for our children to cherish. One down...a gazillion more to go!


  1. Super cute LO!! Love how you got so many pics on one page. :)

  2. Don't feel bad Lisa, Ben and I have been married almost 14 years and I haven't scrapbooked our wedding yet...
    I love your papers, those photos and that you used a lot of photos on these! Great way to celebrate summer!
    Kim xXx

  3. We have all been there... don't the kids always come first?! even when it comes to scrapbooking! LOL!! I love all the bright embellishments you used on this... looks like you had a great vacation!
    Barb :)

  4. I love all the great colors and bling on this! Looks like a beautiful place!

  5. This is the first time I have been to your blog. What a creative inspiration you are. Everything on your site is so wonderful. I am also inspired by your bravery. I cried when I read your story and saw the video. My prayers are with you always. God bless your new family and may you have many special memories, new and old. God be with you.