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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, October 4, 2011

Did I ever mention I LOVE Fall

Fall happens to be one of my most favorite times of the year. I love anything to do with Halloween, Thanksgiving, colors of Autumn and just about everything that comes with it. I am starting to love it again that is. It is now a hard time for me with my son and daughter celebrating their birthdays in heaven and with the upcoming holidays it usually just stinks. But it is hard not to smile when I saw this adorable scarecrow from Peachy Keen Stamps called
PK-648 Faceless Scarecrow dolls. OMG I instantly fell in love!! I thought this would work great with the new challenge this week which is another great sketch challenge over at the PKS Blog.

Here is the sketch:

And this is what I came up with using yet again more scraps within my reach on my ever so neat (NOT!) craft desk.

For the face of the scarecrow I used PK-693 Monster Mash Faces. I wanted to add a litte depth to the background so I used my newly purchased Bit of Burlap stamp from Market Street Stamps. To color him I used my Prismacolor pencils and some Copics. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge and my fav Vintage Photo. The deep burgundy cardstock I had already cut to make a 6x6 card so I just grabbed it and went with it. It wouldn't normally be a color I would use but I think it turned out okay.

Please stop on by and play along with us over at the Peachy Keen blog! There is some fantastic prizes as always and I would love to see your take on the sketch! See ya there!


  1. Lisa you have made a beautiful card! I love how you often use the MSS background stamps in your cards! Great job as always!
    Love and hugs,

  2. Me too, me too, ME TOO!!!! I love Fall, and your card, Lisa! The texture behind your scarecrow is wonderful, and the rich fall colors are just screaming Autumn! LOVE IT!!!!

  3. Love the colors and what a cute little fella. I have to put that set on my wish list!!