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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, 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.


  1. This is an adorable layout and your babies are so cute!!

  2. Amazing job on the alyout,Super cute!!!

  3. Lisa this is so wonderful! I love your scrapbook pages!

  4. Oh Lisa, this is SUCH a SWEET LO!!!! I LOVE it! You did a beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

  5. Lisa, your little piggies are too precious! Your layouts are always so wonderful, and I just WISH I could be as creative as you are when it comes to them. I'd take a scrapbooking class from you in a heartbeat!! I love each and every fabulous detail on this amazing page! Very well done!

    Love ya,

  6. OMG!!! This LO is soo stinkin' cute!!! Love the peeker piggies!

  7. AWW! This is so so sweetI Your layout is so cute! You are so inspiring!

  8. So sweet, what a darling layout.

  9. Oh my your LO is just adorable, but those babies are even more adorable! Love the colors and how they match the LO! All the details..love the pigs, the ribbon, the paper and again those cuties!