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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, October 7, 2011

Peachy Keen & SVGAttic Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the Peachy Keen Stamps/SVG Attic Hop! If you've just come from Raven's blog, then you are hopping along just fine. If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at Peachy Keen's blog and the SVGAttic's blog so you don't miss a single chance to win one of two fun prizes up for grabs! You'll have until Sunday night to complete the hop.
Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic have partnered this weekend to bring you fun, creative, and inspiring projects to get your Fall crafting into high gear! You'll find out how easy PKS face stamps are to use with SVG Attic's adorable cuts!

I have been in love with Jessica's SVG's for some time but I didn't have the machine or the software to be able to cut them out. Well when this hop came up Silly me used that as justification to buy the machine, I just couldn't help myself. I really wanted to do the hop!! Well much to my horror with so much going on here in my personal world I didn't realize that the hop was only one day away and I didn't even take the machine out of the box yet. Computers and I just don't get along. Well needless to say I had one day (and not even a full day) to figure out how to use it and come up with some projects. Now I can kick myself in the but because I am sooooooooooooo in love with the cuts available on SVG Attic!!! She makes it so easy for you which was perfect for me especially since I was a first timer. I have so many ideas to work on with the other cuts I have so stay tuned next week for my next attempt at using SVG's. Alot of her stuff go perfect with the stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps which is why this blog hop makes perfect harmony. What is even better is both companies are run by wonderful and personable women and I think that says alot about a company.

Here is a little bit about each of the companies involoved in this hop.

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family business founded by Kathy & Dave Jakopovich in September, 2003. We are located in Green Bay, WI and are the leading manufacturer of the original clear, high-quality, whimsical face stamps loved by die cutters internationally! Kathy illustrates the entire face line as well as an image stamp line with the same sweet whimsical look. Our stamps stamp crisp, clear, and never need to be sanded or rubbed with an eraser. Trade quality photopolymer means that your stamps will last through thousands of impressions!

SVG Attic was founded early 2011 by Jessica Bashaw and is a family owned company that operates in Southern California. Jessica provides fresh, cute, and easy to cut/assemble SVG files for use with your favorite electronic cutting machines.

I wanted to play with all of her cuts. I had a hard time deciding which ones to do. But unforutantely I didn't have time on my side. I did start a couple other ones that I will have to finish this week and post. But for today I would like to share with you these ADORABLE newly released THANKFUL FRIENDS from SVG Attic. I also paired them up with the haystack and pumkin from the Fall Celebration Kit. The possiblities are endless with these kits. For those adorable chubby little faces that you would just like to pinch I used the PK-451 Wide Eyed Kids stamp collection. Now these can be used as placecards for Thanksgiving dinner or just as decoration for the Fall Season.

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you're inspired and ready to create! Don't forget to leave a comment on each designers' blog for a chance to win a $50 prize package from SVG Attic or $50 prize package from Peachy Keen! The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm CDT, Sunday, October 9th. And remember to stop on by my blog next week for some more goodies from SVG and Peachy Keen. I will be giving away some prizes and have lots of eye candy for you.

Your next stop on the hop is Cristina's blog.


  1. I LOVE that haystack!!! I LOVE those pilgrims and I LOVE your pumpkin!! D'ya get the idea? Ha Ha!! You are a GENIUS!! Your card is fantastic Lisa and I can't wait to see what else you come up with and I'm sure that whatever it is, will be as fabulous as this is! Big hugs, Viv xxx

  2. such a cute project...TFS!!!


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  5. Lisa those pilgrims are adorable and look great with the haystack and pumpkin! I LOVE this!
    Love and hugs, Janice

  6. This is so super adorable!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  7. Hi Lisa!!! These are fabulous and this is your first time with SVg's?!?! You would never know! Your shading is amazing! Love the stitching everywhere! Those faces are adorable and go perfectly with the Pilgrims! I just love those little pumpkins! Thanks so much for being in the hop! :)

  8. Lisa, Wonderful job. I can't believe it is your first time with SVG's. Keep up the good work!

  9. Great, great job.. love the pilgrims!! TFS

  10. love it

  11. Wow this is so cute!!! I love that cute little haystack and your pilgrims!! :)
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com

  12. Lisa, you are giving me hope if you got this all figured out in less than a day! I love these sweet little SVG cuts that you made. They turned out PERFECT!!!! Amazing job! Hugs- Glora

  13. really cute card. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  14. Hi Lisa!!!!

    Your Pilgrims are so cute!!! Fabulous job girlie! I can't wait to see what else you make with your Silhouette!

    Ruthie :)

  15. These Pilgrims are just ADORABLE!

  16. WOW!! You made this in 1 day?!! That's impressive! I love all the white stitching you did and how fun that you put 3-D elements with those cute characters!! LOVE IT!! TFS!!

  17. This is adorable. So glad you took the leap and learned. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  18. Oh my gosh is this not just the cutest EVER!! Wow so completely adorable! TFS sweetie! ;) Hugs x

  19. so cute i love the faces you used on these lil people :) thanks for sharing.

  20. Wow, amazing !! I love it! I am so glad that I was able to stop by and check it out!
    Crafty Hugs,

  21. That haystack is the best and your pilgrims are so cute. What kind of a cutter did you buy? I've been cutting svg files for almost 2-3 years and it sure is wonderful. But I need a new cutter and my current one won't allow me to use svg files so I'm off to buy one that will.

  22. These are just amazing! I love the 3D hay and pumpkin!!! And the cute pilgrims with those adorable faces! Beautifully done!

  23. what a wonderful card! I am a new follower! TFS
    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G

  24. Cute, cute, cute.... Don't you just love SVG Attic's files. I do, and I have all of them. Great job on your project. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Your Pilgrim card is so adorable and I love the peechy keen faces that you used.

  26. Adorable! TFS and for the chance to play. Have a great day!

  27. Very cute! I am glad you found a reason to play with those svgs! You catch on fast!

  28. Super cute! I love this lil pilgrims! Congrats on the cutter, any thing is a good excuse to buy one! LOL

    adonijah73 at gmail dot com
    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

  29. So cute! Nice to see some Thanksgiving projects. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Wow! You used a new machine and software, had only one day, and came up with this super cute project? Amazing! Love the straw bundle. Thanks for sharing!


  31. adorable! prettiest fall card i've seen yet
    Linda dntduit@comcast.net

  32. Love those Pilgrims.

  33. Your card is awesome and very Thanksgiving.
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  34. This is too adorable. I Love It! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

  35. Such a cute pilgrim card!!

  36. I love thee cute cuts. You did a great job with them. My blog is Loving Scrapper 101.

  37. Love everything about your card. Super work!


  38. Too cute - love all the elements = can't wait to see what you make when you are in full swing with your new machine!

  39. Sooo adorable! I'm loving this hop!!


  40. very cute! But now I am craving a turkey sandwich. Nice job!

  41. What a fabulous home decoration '
    Simply lovely

  42. I love your home decor project...
    so festive and warm...Wow!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  43. Great fall decor! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  44. New follower. Your little pilgrims are very sweet and your personal story touched at my heart strings. You are a very special lady and all your children are adorable. TFS

  45. This is soooo cute! Love the pilgrims! TFs CallyAnn

  46. Tthanks for allthe funprojects. Now ending 2nd day of hop.

  47. Wow, if this is your first attempt with svgs, then you are going to be making some brilliant things in the future!!! Great job!
    jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

  48. love your card
    hugs Debbie

  49. Love everything about your project.

    help at alteredbyjenn dot com

  50. Makes me hungry for thanksgiving :) great job!

  51. I guess i've been inspired to try SVG's myself now :D thanks :)
    mlind125@gmail (dot) com

  52. OMG, this is such a fun fall project.. I love the stitching and the 3D items..

    Scrappy hugs,

  53. Great Pilgrim Thanksgiving centerpiece. It is just perfect. Bet you are now truly enjoying your new cutting machine and the SVG's. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  54. Love your Thanksgiving card....so super cute.

    jennykingham at att dot net

  55. That is just gorgeous. They are so cute and the colours you chose are perfect! TFS. x

  56. Wow!! That is increeeeeedibly cute!! I love those dollies!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

  57. Your kids are the cutest I have seen!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com

  58. These faces are perfect for the pilgrims! Love it! Thanks!

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