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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, February 22, 2011

Sketch time at Peachy Keen Stamps!!

I get inspired daily by things around me, especially my girls clothing. My daughter has these adorable pajamas that I just love the color combination of. Every time I see her wearing it I just fall in love with the colors and say to myself "I need to do something with those colors" but I never have. These are colors I normally wouldn't do. I had enough of the procrastination so I just did it. There is alot of dimension to this card which you can not really see unfortunately but I am hoping that you get the idea.

The challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps was to follow a sketch. I wanted to challenge myself not to use any designer papers and to use only scraps. So for the background I used several different sizes of circle stamps from the PK-276 Flower Center set. I stamped it in Versamarker ink then white embossing powder. All of my mats were cut out using my Cricut. For the center images I used one of my favorite sets PK-08 Hot Cocoa. To make the designs on the mugs I used the "XO" symbol from PK-277 Vivienne and Friends, and the heart as well as the adorable face is from
PK-280 Valentine Sweets. I used my Prismacolored pencils and my Copics to color them in. I added some CTMH Liquid Glass to the inside of the cups and the outside of two of them. I made this card to go with a little packet of loose tea that my friend loves as a thank you. I wanted to have the tea wrapped up to show you but I ran out of time.

I hope that you come on down and play with us in this challenge. I can't wait to see your take on the sketch!


  1. Lisa your card is really cute! I like the images you stamped on the tea cups! I like the tray you made for the tea cups!

  2. These colors are fabulous together! I love that this card just makes me smile when I look at it! I am sure the person receiving it will feel the same way!
    barb :)

  3. This is soooo pretty!! Great coloring job!!

  4. So sweet, I love those colors together. Hugs- Glora

  5. Boy oh boy Lisa!! This card is a pure delight! LOVE your take on the sketch. SO clever and SO pretty. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Love Viv xxx

  6. Very sweet card, Lisa!! I love your stamp choices for the mugs, and the colors, DP and everything is fantastic! Especially the glossy accent you added to the cups. VERY CUTE!!!

    Love ya,

  7. AWW! This card is soo cute I love the colors you chose! I really like how the cups look real with the glossy accents! Awesome work like always!

  8. Your card is fabulous! I love all the details you included! The sentiment suits perfectly! Where did you get the fabulous top notey shape you mounted your coffee cups on? I LOVE IT!
    raechelscards AT gmail DOT com

  9. I love your idea for the sketch,GREAT JOB!!!