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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, July 8, 2011

My Peachified frame & Yes a challenge entry

Hello Everyone!!

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Friday challenge team has a new challenge this week and I decided to play along. It was the first time in along time that I actually got in my craft room and it felt so good. I had a lot of fun with this one!! The challenge is called "Plenitful Patterns". Well when I made this frame I used patterns everywhere I could..I don't think I used any solid cardstock. I had so many ideas it was hard to decided which one to do and the funny thing is, that this was not one of the ideas. I went into my Craft Closet/cave and found a $1 frame from Michael's. I painted the edges black. Then picked a newer addition of DP to my stack from DCDW.

The bees were cut from Create a Critter and stamped with PK-640 Princess Face Assortment set.After they were done I covered them in several layers of UTE. I loved the sentiment from the new Hillbilly Holler SY-903 More Phrases stamp set so I used that and stamped it directly onto the paper. I then used the new adorable acryclic PKOA-BHV Beehive Set that Peachy Keen now carrys. I wanted to add some dimension to it. This was my first time using the acryclic shapes so I kinda messed it up but (like gluing it backwards)they are just so fun to use. Now that I have the hang of it I am playing around with the other ones I got. For the background paper I used my beloved and very versatile Sweet Lace Stamp from Market Street Stamps.

For the flower all I did was cut out a bunch of patterned paper with my Nesties scalloped circle and stacked them (inked them up with Tim Holtz distressing ink first). I then covered the whole thing in CTMH Liquid glass to give the flower shine and of course strength overtime. For the picture I just grabbed a piece of colored cardstock to stick in the center and I also took a picture so you could see what it looked like without it.

I really had fun with this one!! I hope you stop on by and show us your Plentinful Patterns!

I also wanted to share with you this entry I made for the challenge over at The Scrapping Cottage. I absolutely love their dies. Unfortunately I do not have to many of them and would love to have more so my plan was to make several pages to go with the sketch challenge in order to increase my chances to win. But due to an unforeseen back injury that has put me on the couch for the past couple of days (not an easy thing to do with twins) I barely got one page done. I wanted to keep it simple because I did this page for a friend. I did not know all the details about where the pictures where taken, etc etc. so I had to leave it a bit simple so she could write and fill in the info. Basically she has lots of room for journaling. I used the http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzbunnies4x6peachykeendesign.aspx Cottage Cutz Bunnies for my layout. This particular set comes with three face stamps so you can change the expressions on the bunny which is just fabulous and fun! These dies are awesome because where can you get such detail on itty bitty objects and use up those tiny bits of scrap paper you have been hoarding..I mean saving. LOL! I have my eye on those bakeries, sweat shops and of course all the Santa ones....OMG how flippin' perfect are those??? Keeping my fingers crossed. Well gotta go get another Ice pack for my back. HOpe you all have a great weekend!

P.S. I used an Oldie but Goodie Cricut Cartridge - My Community - for the fence and stamped it with my Market Street Stamps Woodgrain background stamp. I used Tim Holtz frayed Burlap arond the outside to give it some color.


  1. Awww MAN! Just when I've convinced myself that is one stack from DCWV that I don't "need" I see your super cute frame and fall in LOVE with it!! Both of these projects are adorable - thanks for sharing!

  2. WOW Lisa, beautiful frame and incredible LO! I LOVE them both, you are so talented! Great job! Hugs- Glora

  3. The CottageCutz bunnies are so cute on your LO! Thanks for playing along!

  4. Cute, cute, cute, Lisa!! Your entries in both challenges are just fabulous!! Your layouts are always so inspirational, and I want a scrapbooking lesson from you soooo badly! Thanks so much for playing along with The Scrapping Cottage Challenge!

    Love ya,

  5. Wow great projects! The frame is so cute!