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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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Counter Organizer for the new PKS challenge

Hello Everyone! As you all know there has been major issues with Blogger being down so this post is a bit late.

Peachy Keen Stamps has two design teams. The team that does the Friday challenges uses only PKS face stamps on their projects. Well I decided to play along with their challenge this week since it sounded like sooooo much fun. I had so many stinkin' ideas I just didn't have the time to do them all in.

My hubby is forever getting at me for my organizational skills or shall I say lack of them. So when I saw that the challenge this week was to make something to help you or your family get organized I jumped right on in.

Here I made a desk top organizer to help me in that department and to also help prevent the build-up of bills, papers and my coupons. I started out with a box of tissues and covered it in paper from October afternoon. I went with the design on the paper and kept it that theme. I used the pear and apple from the Preserves cartridge and the radish was from Freshly Picked. I took the DP scraps and used my nesties to cut out some matting. For the faces on the fruit I used PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.

I also just got the new Market Street Woodgrain background stamp. That stamp gave it exactly the look I wanted. I glued some things down wrong but since I used hot glue there is nothing I can do about it so I have to live with it.

I hope you enjoy my organizer and I hope you take the time to play along with us this week.


  1. That was a tissue box?!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! Where did you get those adorable decorative feet for it? This looks SO professional. This and your MSS stamp holder are two of my favorite of your projects. You are so talented! Love this!!!!!!!!! Hugs- Glora

  2. fabulous! I too want to know where to get the feet!
    liz :o)

  3. Saw this on Peachy Keen site and had to come and see this.....I absolutely love this...it would be perfect for for me.....I gotta make one....I don't have any of the their stamps thou....but I can a least try to.....thank you for the inspiration!!!!!tfs

  4. I LOVE this Lisa! Great job! Such a fun project! :)

  5. awesome project! I love the colors you used

  6. Nice job . Love the wood grain stamp you used and the fruit is beautiful.

  7. This is just flat adorable.... I love it.