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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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sneak Peak of the cutest stamps ever!!!!!

Okay I know I have probably said this a gazillion times about Peachy Keen Stamps but wait until you see the new releases of stamps for this month. OMG they are stinkin' adorable!!!!!! When I say CUTE I mean CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Unfortunately I have not been able to play with them and finish certain projects to show you all due to unforeseeen circumstances but atleast my fellow DT members at Peachy Keen Stamp were able to. And quite frankly I can not compete with their talent anyway!!!! I am so proud of the talent on my team I do not feel I am worthy sometimes!!

But here is my sneak peak. I will give you a hint...it's fuzzy, cuddly and CUTE CUTE CUTE! Leave a comment on THIS post to receive a chance at winning this set. Tune in April 1st for the complete Blog Hop order and new release. But remember leave a comment on THIS sneak Peak post for your chance to win the stamp set that I am showcasing here. Then Hop along the bunny trail to all the other DT members this week to also enter to win their stamp sets. Don't forget to come back on April 1st to see the completed projects as well as all the new releases.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thinking "manly" over at the Sisterhood

Hello Everyone!

This morning is a miserable rainy and dreary morning here in PA. I am trying to force myself to get up and go to Boot Camp but when I look outside I want to just go back to bed! YUCK!

On to some better news :) !! I have a great new challenge for you to participate in the next two weeks. What's even better is there is an awesome prize if you win. For this challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters we are thinking manly. We all need those manly cards but for some reason I don't tend to lean towards manly. They are usually hard for me. That was until I saw the images over at Dude Time Doodles drawn by our very own Sisterhood Designer Boni! I have the best time with her images and I just laugh my butt off when I see all her new releases. This is one store that when I go thru the Digi's I want them all because I say.."OOHH I can use that for that, and that for that one.." etc. etc. They are unique, hysterical and just down right a must have! If you don't trust me, skip on over and take a look.

I have some great friends who appreciate a good laugh so for this challenge I decided to use
Dr. Strangelove. He just makes me wanna pee my pants laughing. I kept the sentiment clean on the outside but I left the inside blank for the possibilities of handwritten sentiments. I had to cut him out because I messed up on the first card I was making with him so he looks a little rough around the edges. To finish this card I used some paper from SEI and a scrap tag that I had laying around. After I took the picture I realized that I glued my button upside down!! No wonder the twine wasn't hanging right!! Of course I just wanted to scream but I just laughed instead.

Please stop on by The Sisterhood of Crafters and join in on our manly/boy themed challenge. You are allowed up to three entries into this challenge. One lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift certificate to Dude Time Doodles!! What an awesome prize!! The hard part will be choosing which ones to purchase.. Good luck and have some fun with this challenge.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My two little piggies

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the increasingly beautiful weather everyday. What a treat from the cold and dreary days!!

It is time again for a new sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps. I decided to do a layout to follow the sketch. I thought that PK-202 Tubby Time would be perfect for a bath picture of my twins. First because there are two pigs in the tub on the stamp and second I call them my little piggies all the time. After getting halfway done with the whole thing I realized I didn't have a picture that would be appropriate to put on a blog of the two of them together so I had to switch gears. My daughter Mia gained the nick name Piglet when she was born because every time she cried she would snort. It was to cute and toooo adorable. I wanted to stay with the pig theme for the layout so I used PK-201 Pig Peeker and face package instead. I just love all the "Peekers" from PKS!!

I stamped the pigs on two different types of patterned paper. I used Copics and my Prismacolor pencils to color/accent my little piggies as well as Liquid Glass from CTMH. For the sentiments I used some chipboard letters which I inked up with Stampin Up! Early Espresso ink. Next I covered them with Versamarker and Ultra Thick Embossing Powder to make it pop a little.

I wanted to jazz up the ribbon on the bottom a little bit so I just folded it over at random intervals and hot glued it down. I inked up the edges of the DP with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distressing Ink.
Now on for some exciting news!!!!!!!!!! Keep your eyes peeled for a new PKS Spring Blog Hop to celebrate a HUGE new stamp release. You won't want to miss this one...trust me!!!! Once again Kathy over at Peachy Keen Stamps out did herself.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Do You need some help Organizing??? Plus some exciting news!

Hello My Name is Lisa and I am a hoarder.. Yes a hoarder of anything paper, stickers, card stock, ribbon and OH MY BUTTONS!! I love me some buttons. The problem is you go in my craft room and you can not move. I have to climb, fight and crawl by way to even find a spot to craft. Give me 5 ingredients and I will whip you up an amazing meal, ask me to be organized and I will just crumble and cry like a little school girl. My hoarding issue wouldn't be so bad if I was organized. So I am on a new mission to get organized. I found a wonderful website that will help me not only get organized but to get organized in style!!

AV Thing In Its Place is an online website that has some gorgeous storage units at reasonable prices. I love the fact that shipping is included. I had to grab a paper bag because I was hyperventilating at all the choices. I decided to start off with something that I can use to hang in front of my main craft desk to keep all the things that I need at in hands reach. This is the piece that I decided on:

I am counting down the days until it gets here. For the first time I can't wait to start organizing. What is even better??? All the crafting storage is 15% off until March 20th. You can click the button on the sidebar to get to the site and check out all the choices. When you check out all you have to do is put the coupon code

2angels-15 to get the 15% off.

The sale ends shortly so don't miss out!!

Rumor has it that I maybe giving away the same unit that I ordered. How flippin' fabulous is that??? Once I get the unit in I will review it and post my pics to let you know what I think of it. Don't forget to check back for the reviews and the pictures as well as the details on how you can get your chance to win one of these.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sketch time with a twist at Peachy Keen Stamps

Hello Everyone! Hopefully by the time this posts I will be feeling better. Everyone around me has been sick but I thought I was skating thru unharmed..until today that is. So excuse the short post but I am crying to get back into my comfy bed.

For this challenge we have a great sketch to follow over at Peachy Keen Stamps. But there is a twist to bring on the BLING!! Yes Bling it up!! For this challenge I used some Blingified paper which I know it is hard to make out in the photo. I also used some rhinestones, liquid glass, Stickles, and Martha Stewart glitter. I smooshed the glue while tying down the ribbon because I didn't wait long enough for it to dry..OOPPPSSS!!

The adorable little Ducky is from PK-266 Duck Dolls. I can not get enough of this adorable Ducky!! He is to darn cute. I used a die for the mating and wanted to have a flat image so it would be easy to mail. I stamped the Duckie directly onto the mat but it looked so plain. I grabbed my spanking new Grid stamp from Market Street Stamps. I stamped the duck on scrap paper and roughly cut him out. I them covered the good image with the scrap piece and stamped the grid over it and WAALLLAAAA an instant background!! I wanted my duckie to "jump" out a bit so I covered him in liquid glass after I colored him in with my Copics and Stickles.

Okay you all...I sure hope you play along with us this week. Now I am off to La La Land!!