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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, January 25, 2011

Blog Hop Winner & New PKS Challenge

Hello Everyone! Sorry I am late in posting the winner but I have been busy going from Dr. to Dr. Today was my last one so I hope that is it for awhile!.

First the winner of the adorable PKS stamp set from the Valentine's Blog Hop is.....

Trisha said...
Fabulous. I love the mice. I love all the coloring also. Feels like when I was a kid (many millions of years ago.) Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Trisha please contact me within 3 days to collect your prize. Congratulations!!

This week we have a challenge with a twist over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog. The challenge was to follow a sketch but the twist was to do a monochromatic card. I started doing an adorable card and halfway through forgot about the monochromatic thing so I had to start over. No biggie but I did decide that I am not very good at monochromatic cards..chuckle!

Here is my card:

Because I had to start over I didn't have that much time to perfect my card. I am not crazy how I colored it but hey it's handmade right??? For this card I did lots of sewing, used Stampin Up! double sided Love paper and used my PKS-280 Valentine Sweets set. I colored it in with Copics and Spica Glitter pens. I know it is hard to see that because the pictures were taken late at night and the picture stinks but trust me..the glitter is there! I then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist which almost gave it a fuzzy look. I popped up another heart to cover up something I wasn't happy with. To cut it out I used my Nesties for the mat.

I hope you hop on over and play along with our challenge this week. I would love to see some more examples of monochromatic so I can learn a lesson or two!


  1. Cute card! I really like the stitching :) Congrats Trisha!!

  2. Love your card. It reminds me I need to get out my sew easy again. congrats to Trisha!

  3. Lisa I think you are very good at monochromatic! Your card is really pretty!

  4. Lisa, thanks for letting me know that I won. I am so excited. One problem, I cannot figure out how to contact you. Could not find an email address. please email me so I can give you my address. patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

  5. Lisa you are so hard on yourself!! Next time.. you make the card and take the picture and I will write your post! (Just teasin) .. Your card is very pretty and I love all the sewing you did .. your coloring is very pretty and you keep that chin up!! Send me some cake!! LOL.. Or fudge.. or turtles.. YUM!! BIG HUGS and lots of Love, Kathy

  6. I would say your card is... PERFECT! I think you got it right with the monochramatic! I love the extra elements you added to your card! I think is is fantastic!

  7. It looks totally perfect to me Lisa! That's 'coz it IS!!! Love Viv xxx