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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, October 19, 2010

Wrapping it Up Peachy Keen Style

Hello Everyone! I have been M.I.A lately from blog land and haven't crafted in weeks ..sigh :( My kids birthdays in heaven just passed and I haven't had the mojo to do anything. But I did some retail therapy to help me get back into the groove and I am helping that will help with some of my new crafty goodies!!

This week over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog we have a super fun challenge for you!! We are asking you all to make a project by creating elements used in wrapping a gift. Ideas for elements are: tags, gift wrap, gift card holders, and note cards etc.

I decided to do a Stationary box for a friend of mine. She never gets Christmas cards out because of lack of time & she complains about the price of stamps. So as a little gift and a bit of a chuckle I am sending her this box filled of stamps, cards, tags and little cards as well as a little note pad. After seeing this pic I am gonna spruce up the inside a bit with some personalizing for her but in case she is reading this I don't want her to know it is for her!

This box contains 4 of each style ~ A6 sized cards, 3X3 cards and tags. The little pocket on the bottom right is where I will put the stamps. To make the image on the front of the box I used PK-019 What's so Funny Snowman. I took the tree & snowflakes from that set also to do the 3X3 cards. For the A6 cards I used the snowman from PK-327 Winter Peekers. I just love how cute those images are!!!! It is hard to see in the pictures but I used dimensionals to give it some depth.

The other supplies I used are:

Paper - Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey
Prismacolor pencils
Glimmer Mist
White Gel Pen
Stampin Up Ink
Tinsel Glitter by Marth Stewart
Twine from Papertrey Ink
and a few other items I am not sure of the names
I hope you come along and play with us over at thePeachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog with this super fun & cute challenge! See you there!!


  1. Wow Lisa. This is adorable!!!!I love all the bling.

  2. what a beautiful sharing, now there is no excuse, lol. Hope your mojo stays and you sail happily through the season. Sandi

  3. Awwwww, Lisa! You've used my favorite stamp set, and created a masterpiece! This stationary gift assortment is amazing! You've managed to incorporate so many wonderful things into this, and I can't think of a better gift for the holidays. This is a stunning piece of work, and one of my all time favorites of yours!! Beautiful job, my friend!

  4. Lisa i was tuched by your story about lossing your 2 little babys i myself have lost a child but i didnt get a chance to know her because 4 weeks before i was due her cord wraped around her neck. And her birthday is comeing up in Nov . love your bolg and now im am a follower.

  5. This is just so adorable! You did a fantastic job! love it!

  6. Only one word - WOW!! This set is so awesome, Lisa!! You're on a roll, girlfriend, keep going!! I love where it's taking you! :) Just gorgeous. Big hugs, Angelica

  7. Lisa this gift set is so darn cute! I love the way you colored the snow peeker and all the tags and cards are wonderful!

  8. What a great gift to give to someone. I just love it!!

  9. All I can say is wow! You did an amazing job with the challenge, I am just speechless! I love all the cards you have made it really is getting me into the holiday spirit! Awesome job like always!

  10. OH Lisa!! This is quite the set! You did a great job thinking out this project! I really am floored at your coloring! You always think CRAFTY.. and thats what I love because I LOVE TO CRAFT TOO!! You do great things with your PKS stamps and you know I adore you! GREAT GIANT HUGS and TONS OF LOVE! Love ya!! kathy

  11. What can I add to the previous comments! They've said it all Lisa!! You are just amazing. This set is a cut above and you have produced a wonderful gift for someone. Love Viv xxx

  12. OMG, this is awesome...... sigh, I so need to get started on my XMas cards......


  13. BEAUTIFUL projects!!! I so need to make some Christmas cards!