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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, August 9, 2011

Having fun with my new PKS stamps!!

Hello everyone in blogland! Here in PA it in a rainy dreary day..ugh! But on the bright side of things Peachy Keen Stamps just released a bunch of absolutely AMAZING & ADORABLE stamps. I tell you, everytime I think they can't get any cuter they do!! I did one project before I got the new stamps and once I got the new sets I just had to create something with them so I came up with another one. For both projects I used scraps and recycled materials.

The sketch to follow was:

For the first project I was playing around with some cookie ideas to give out at Christmas time. The first cookie I made was HUGE so I came up with a simple and quick packaging idea that holds only one cookie.

Here is the package I came up with:

Side View:

And here is they ooey gooey yumminess that is on the inside.

All the paper I used are scraps. The big red bow came from a pajama set that I got for Christmas (and of course I saved the ribbon). I was so proud that I was actually able to tie a bow. After I put it together I realized that the bow blocked the part top of the scalloped top border (as scene in the sketch) but I was so excited about my bow that I couldn't change it.

The snowflakes are from PK-232 Large Snowflakes. I stamped them with two contrasting colors. Next I covered them in several layers of Ultra Thick Embossing powder and hung them on some twine.

Another one of my hobbies is hoarding I mean recycling. A friend of mine gave my girls some clothes for their birthday and they came in these great sturdy boxes. The twins destroyed one box and my husband went to throw the other box out and I grew wings, flew across the room and said don't you dare!! For some reason I decided to decorate the box in a Christmas theme with the new PKS stamps (perfect timing). Then inside will be a Christms photo album that will be taken out every Christmas and displayed as part of the decorations.

Items I used for this photo box:
PK-334 LauriLoves Skip Faceless Elves
PK-417 Faceless Gingerbread Doll face stamp for the girl Elf
PK-277 Vivienne & Friends for the turtle toy and the doll in the Santa bag
PK-205 Feed, Santa or flour sacks for the toy bag
PK-332 Peachy keen Santa Set for the sentiment
Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder
Various stickers & embellishments
Prismacolor pencils
Graphic 45 paper
Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge for the fireplace

The only bummer is that covered the elves in 3 layers of UTE and when I glued them down they cracked a bit. I should of just stuck with one layer but oh well!!


  1. Okay, perfect treat holder and ADORABLE box. I can not believe all the beautiful detail on there!!!! You are amazing!!! Hugs- Glora

  2. WHOA.. Lisa!! :) The treat bag is amazing and I love that you used your left over ribbon. I can't bring myself to throw fabric ribbon out either! YOUR BOX.. HOLY SMOKES WOMAN!! It is out of this world AWESOME!! You did a great job! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Huge Hugs! TONS OF LOVE! :) Kathy

  3. WOW!!! You did an awesome job on those. Loved all of the details and especially those yuuummmyy looking treats. One question...
    Can I have some :p lol. TFS


  4. Lisa both projects are great. I really LOVE the way you decorated that box! It is awesome!

  5. Yep! You sure are having fun with your new stamps, and we're reaping all the benefits with your gorgeous and inspirational creations! Lisa, these are fantabulous projects filled with creative genius! Whoever gets those cookie bags is going to be L-U-C-K-Y, and I'm in awe of the scene on that box. Every time I go back for another look, I find more detail and it just blows me away!! You totally ROCKED this challenge!!!!

    Love ya,

  6. Well, my jaw HURTS from hitting the floor!!! Lisa, you've done yourself PROUD!!! Both of these projects are amazing to say the least, but that BOX!!!! I can't stop looking at it. It's absolutely good enough to sit on any toy shop shelf! YOU...are one HELLUVA talented lady my friend. Now where's the ice for my sore jaw......
    Love ya! xxx

  7. WOW! Fabulous packaging and your yummy's sure do look YUMMO!!! Great job on both projects! Where do you find the time! You amaze me!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!! HUGS!

    To answer your question about my Tissue Box Covers displayed at the tea ... I placed the covers over four boxes of tissues in the center ... then the others available for purchase are packaged with the box part laying flat & the lid on top ... put into gallon size storage bags and circled out around the center display boxes. KWIM!! It's the best way to package them for purchase so they could see what was available (color/design) as well as how they look put together. Easy Peasy and they LOVED THEM!!

  8. Your projects are so creative! I love all the detail!

  9. loved your cookies any chance of the recipe of those wonderful looking cookies , and also the box looked great too