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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, November 23, 2010

Encouraging words Peachy Keen Style!

There was a saying that I saw awhile back and for some reason I just loved it. After what all I have been through it really comes into play now. So when we were given the challenge of making a card over at Peachy Keen Stamps with encouragement as a theme this was the first thing that popped into my head. The saying is:

"When life gives you lemons...make lemonade".
I have heard it .."when God gives you lemons.." also but either way works for me. In that case I need to see up a lemonade stand on the corner because I will be making lemonade for a VERY VERY long time. But I figured that if I will be forced to make lemonade for the rest of my life I am going to make it the best darn lemonade I can! We can not control sometimes what life gives us. We have to take it and deal with it no matter what. Your life is what you make out of it. Not that I asked to be dealt the hand I was dealt but I was. Now it is up to me to make the best I can out of it.

I came up with this card. This was as encouraging of a statement that I could think of. Even when things look really bad, somehow, somewhere there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I loved the color scheme on this paper. I know the sentiment is hard to see in the photo (sorry!). I was "encouraged" to actually weld something in my design studio. I took a scallop tag and welded it into a card.

I added Liquid glass to the lemondade glass but it doesn't show up very well in the photo. For my stamps I used PK-460 Happy Lashes Assortment. The size I used on the lemons was the 1 3/8" which is the biggest one that comes in the package.

I sure hope you come on by and play along with us this week. There are some AMAZING prizes to be won!


  1. This is adorable. I absolutely love it. Your lemmons are the cutest.

  2. This card is really cute! I love these new faces

  3. Really cute!! I love the faces on the lemons!

  4. This is soooo cute! I love everything from the sentiment to the faces on the lemons. You did such a wonderful job Lisa!

  5. Lisa! This is an amazing card and just goes to show how talented you are! The card is just BRILLIANTLY Thought up and of course, as usual, I can only sit back and admire your strength and wisdom.
    Big hugs my dear friend, Viv xxx

  6. that's so very true! great use of cut letters, papers and textures.

  7. Oh what a fun card Lisa! love this style and your design!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. So sweet and such a happy card Lisa!!
    I have a little something for you over on MY BLOG

  9. I love this card, Lisa! The faces on the lemons are just the perfect fit! You did a great job with the letters too!! GREAT COLORS! Love everything about this card... the saying is one I've used myself! Love ya tons! BIG HUGS! :)Kathy