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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, May 31, 2011

My Little Hillbilly getting ready to Hop Along with PKS

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is safe and sound with all this horrible weather we have been having. Living in PA I never thought I would be hit by a tornado but go figure we did. We had minor damage compared to certain parts of the country so I am not even going to complain but it was a scary thing to live thru especially when you are home with young twins. The hail hitting the house was just simply crazy!!

Due to the tornado we lost power for a day which put me back in my crafting capabilities. I simply adore the new Hillybilly Holler stamp collection from Peachy Keen Stamps. They just make me chuckle!! So I decided to use SY-902 Hillbilly Holler Set 3 for a THANKS A BUNCH card. The challenge this week was to follow a sketch with a twist of Sponging on your card. So I stamped and colored my image then cut him out as close as possible to the lines. I then sponged him along the sides as well as the card base with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo. After that I glued him down on white cardstock and trimmed him again so he can pop a bit with the trim. I tried all different kinds of DP for the background but couldn't find any that my little guy didn't get lost in. So I pulled out my Punched Tin background stamp from Market Street Stamps and stamped it on kraft cardstock. I added clear stickles to the flowers and to the center of each circle on the design of the background stamp. I hope you stop on by Peachy Keen Stamps challenge blog. I would love to see what you create with this sketch and the twist of sponging.

And for some exciting news....... We are hopping!!! Yes this week we are hoping to celbrate some more amazing stamps from Peachy Keen. Just when you think she can not come up with anymore adorable stamps she just blows you out of the water!! As always you will not want to miss it because there are oodles and oodles of prizes along the way. So come on back this week for some more fun. Sneak Peaks start June 1st thru the 2nd.


  1. Yowza, WOWZA, Lisa! Girl, your coloring of this little hillbilly fella is wonderful! Rich beautiful colors, and a great background make this one a winner in my book! You rocked this one for me!!! Love it!!

    Love ya!

  2. Lorie says it better than I ever could. Awesome coloring and great background!
    Love and hugs, Janice

  3. This is SO totally adorable! I just LOVE how you used the stamps and the background stamp. So cute. Hugs- Glora

  4. LISA!! This is the cutest Thanks a bunch card ever! LOVE it!! You scared me with that text re the tornado.. was happy to get one right after telling me that you were all okay!! WOW.. your coloring and your cutting are amazing on this card!! GREAT JOB! BIG Hugs and lots of Love, Kathy

  5. Oh is that ever cute -

  6. This is such a fun card!Super stamp with great colors!!!:)

  7. I love the hillbilly set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. GREAT JOB, sorry to hear you got damage also.. The hail tore through here (Ohio)on it's way to you.. Baseball / Softball size and did quite a bit of damage..