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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, December 7, 2010

Embossing with Peachy Keen

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is having fun getting ready for the holidays.

This week over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog we have a fun challenge for you and it's an easy one! All you have to do on your project is use an embossing technique. It could be dry embossing or heat embossing. I used red embossing powder on the sentiment. I then cut out the peppermint background paper with my Cuttlebug and dry embossed that. I also stamped the images with Versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I like the lines it gives me when I emboss the images first.

I started early on this project but halfway thru I just lost my Mojo. Maybe if I am good Santa will bring it back to me. I had designed the front on design studio for days to look like a gingerbread house. Then I changed gears to make it look like a bakery but then I just scrapped everything because I ran out of time.

This is a recipe box that I got the idea from Following the Paper Trail. But I changed it up a bit and used paper bags. Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest but my batteries were dying.

I used the new adorable PK-416 Lorie & Al Gingerbread set. There are so many different stamps with this set and they are to darn adorable!! On my next one I make I am going to put pull tabs on the cards with the little bowls, mittens and utensils. Great holiday gift for the baker in your life!


  1. Love this idea, and it looks fabulous!! Aren't those PK stamps fantastic!!

  2. This looks great and is such an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a FAB idea!!! I just LOVE IT!!!!

    ♥ Nikki ♥

  4. Lisa this is a great gift idea! You did a wonderful job! Don't be so hard on yourself Sweetie!

  5. This is wonderful, Lisa! What a fantastic gift idea! I would have never thought to use the paper bags, and you know I LOVE that stamp set! Very well done, indeed!!!

    Love ya,

  6. I love it! :) What a wonderful idea.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B


  7. What a clever project. Nice :)

    olsond_d at digis dot net

  8. WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA, Lisa!! YOU ARE EVER so creative!! REALLY a super neat idea from our friend the cook/baker! You did a great job on this project!! I have 5 recipes and none of them have more than 5 ingredients.. HA AH A.. Love ya, Lisa!! BIG HUGS, Kathy

  9. OH MY Lisa!!! WHAT a clever idea!!! You really do underestimate yourself girl!! This project is absolutely BRILLIANT!! Love ya Viv xxx

  10. Awesome project Lisa... Please e-mail me your address, cause I have tons of cards I want to send to you for your next charity auction...
    My e-mail is skscrap@comcast.net

    Hugs...SK :)

  11. This is such a clever idea! I love it! I may just have to make one of these! I adore your darling little gingerbread men too!!
    Barb :)

  12. wonderful idea. happy birthday to kathy/

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    Rebecca Minor

  14. I am a newbie and realy enjoy your cards