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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 11, 2011

I'm back...with a Peachy New challenge!

I can't believe it has almost been a month since I have last posted. But the holidays are usually pretty hard for me to deal with. I do not take on to much of anything so I don't overwhelm myself. I actually just spent it around the house and hanging out with my family. I am trying to get my craft room in order. I did get halfway there and I just stopped. My intentions was to get it going before I started up again but that didn't happen. We are expecting our first snowfall of the winter today so maybe I will have the time to do it!!

I did manage to squeeze into a little space to make room for the new challenge this week over at Peachy Keen Stamps. Here is the sketch we had to follow:

And this is what I came up with:

One of my resolutions to myself is to use stuff that I haven't used in awhile. For this challenge I pulled out PK-275 Faceless Flowers Petal Pointed set. This is such a great set to have in your collection of stamps because you can use it for almost any occasion...Sympathy cards, Thinking of you, Happy Birthday, Congrats..etc etc. There are several different sizes on this size. I used the smallest size to fit my 5x5 inch card. I stamped the image of each flower twice then stamped the outline image of the flower in a darker color. next I cut each flower out and popped up each layer with a mounting dot. For the center I added a small button for a little pizazz. I used my Nesties to cut out the scalloped circle mats. For the sentiment I used PK-414 Bite Me Ginger.."Sorry to Hear you are not feeling well". This was a great card to add to my collection because I always need these. I am actually happy to be in the crafting saddle again. I got some goodies from Santa that I can't wait to use. I look forward to sharing them with you all!

Make sure you stop by and check out all the wonderful eye candy that my fellow DT members came up with.!!

I wish you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous but most of all SAFE 2011! And of course Lots and Lots of crafting time!!!


  1. This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card, LISA!! I love those paper combos and the colors are just perfect together! Love Ya! BIG hugs, Kathy

  2. Lisa, this is just lovely! Your card would certainly brighten anyone's day. I love they layering you did on the flowers and the button centers. Your papers are reflected beautifully in the colors of your flowers. It's great to have you back!

    Love ya,

  3. Lisa I love this card! Your flowers with the button centers are beautiful. It looks like you stamped them on vellum. Very pretty!
    Love and hugs, Janice

  4. Your card is beautiful and its great to have you back!!

  5. Lisa I just love your card the flower and colors all come together wonderfully... I truely honored to be part of your Tuesday Challenge and Guest Designer for PKS
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  6. So pretty Lisa. The first two things I thought of when I saw the sketch were flowers and balloons! Absolutely adorable!

  7. Hi Lisa!

    Your card is so pretty. I love the way you did the flowers.

    Ruthie :)

  8. Welcome back! Love the card... the flowers are gorgeous!! Beautiful card!
    barb :)

  9. Hi Lisa, SOOO glad you're back in your craft room!! You couldn't stay away forever!! mwahahaha! :) This card is gorgeous, you really did a great job! I love how you popped out the flowers, such bright & happy dimension!! :) Big hugs, Angelica

  10. Fabulous! I have been checking back everyday for a month and never saw you post a winner for the "surprise" prize for the Happy Birthday Kathy blog hop! Did you pick a winner? thanks!

  11. Oh Lisa!! You did SUCH an amazing job of those flowers!! Those cute little buttons in the center of the flowers are just perfect! Thaks for letting me see just how much I need to get these stamps inked up!! Love Viv xxx

  12. Your card is beautiful, I love how you used the flower paper to match the popped up flowers. So very cute.

  13. This card is beautiful!!! I love the papers you used!!! And those flowers are just perfect. I really love the dimension of your flowers. You really create wonderful projects Lisa, you are an inspiration!

  14. I Love this card! It's beautiful. The flowers are so pretty.