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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, September 21, 2010

A Peachy new Sketch!

Hello everyone! This week is a VERY VERY busy week for me and I barely have time to post this. I am volunteering all week and starting tomorrow I am there basically from sun up to sun down and then some! So excuse this brief post.

This week over at Peachy Keen Stamps we have a great sketch challenge...but wait there's a twist! You must follow the sketch (below) but you have to use kraft card stock some where in your project. For some reason when I saw this sketch I saw a layout. I think I am the only one but I am never normal!! My daughters birthday just past and she would of been 7 years old. It has been a hard week for me but I kept busy and kept her in my mind by doing projects with her as the subject. I just love how this layout came out.
I picked up some new Cosmo Cricket DP and even some Glimmer mist for this project. You really can't make out the Glimmer Mist but I sprayed it on the flowers. The DP has a garden like theme so I decided to stay with that theme for the layout. I used my PK-641 Princess Faces for the adorable Caterpillar and for the Butterfly I used PK-741 Baby Animal Faces (fits the New Arrival cartridge).

Here is the sketch:

And this is my take on it!

Hope you have time to play with us for this challenge! Remember you have two weeks to play along and get a chance to win some great prizes! And don't forget our great blog hop coming up...you won't want to miss it!


  1. Okay.. this is the cutest thing ever!! What a darling photo!! and your little critters couldn't be cuter!! love it!!\
    Barb :)

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. Gorgeous layout. She was absolutely precious. I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult it is for you. God bless you and your family.

  3. WOW! I love all of the textures and dimensions to this page!

  4. WOW, Lisa! This is a beautiful page!! You really did a beautiful job on this challenge. I love the flowers you made, and the wonderful embellishments, along with the cute little critters. The picture is just as sweet as can be!! Amazing work once again!

    Love ya,

  5. What an adorable photo and I just love the layout-those flowers are beautiful-will have to try to make some of them myself-in the meantime when you get the chance(cause I see your real busy lately) I have an award for you at my blog. Have a happy week!

  6. She is SO proud of you Lisa!!! You have framed her so lovingly. Big hugs my lovely friend.
    Viv xxx

  7. What an adorable LO!! Love it!! What a cutie

  8. Girl you are doing so good! LOVE THIS!!!

  9. I just love this page! It is so magical the way you have captured her beautiful spirit! You amaze me with your strength and your loving and giving heart! God bless you Lisa!
    Love and hugs,

  10. I'm with Janice. She couldn't have said it better. Your strength is amazing and what a beautiful way to remember her. God bless you and your family. I think of you often. You are truly an inspiration!

  11. Gorgeous Lisa!
    How did you like our 'autumn heatwave'? :)
    Take care and enjoy your wknd!

  12. Beautiful layout for such a beautiful girl. Your story touches my heart. When I look at this layout i see the love that you put into it. You did a wonderful job and I love all the detail and heart you put into this layout.

  13. Lisa, your page is GORGEOUS my friend!! You certainly did a WONDERFUL job!