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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.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Some Super Duper Exciting News!!

HOORAY FOR ME!!!!!!!!! I am now a Designer for SVG ATTIC, I made the Cut! No pun intended!! LOL I was like a giddy school girl when I got the news. Especially it was my first time really playing with SVG's. I just love her designs but I never had the right machine so I would just drool as I stalked her sight. Well when the Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic teamed up I used that as an excuse to get a Silhouette. I wear my dunce hat when it comes to computers and by golly I wear it proudly (sniff) but Jessica's files are a breeze that even I could figure out how to use a SVG from her store.

In typical Lisa fashion I started like a gazillion projects because I couldn't decide what to do first. As some of you may know I love to bake and cook. Many of my neighbors wait for the holidays so they can get some goodies from me. The logical thing I thought was to make a simple bread box that I could mass produce and Jessica surely made the job easy for me. The file I used was from the Holly's Holiday Gift Boxes collection. The minute I saw this set I was in love and knew it was right for me. I have some other projects started with this set as well and will be sharing them with you. Every Saturday I will be posting a project made with a SVG file from Jessica's store. One of the things that I love about this collection is that you don't have to use it just for food. You can make the boxes into holders for virtually anything and everything by simply changing the style or size. I will be sharing some of those with you in the near future.

Now on to the deets. I cut the file out in plain kraft card stock. The pretty decorative edge is included in the file so you really could cut it out in plain paper and leave it at that. I decided to use one of my fav background stamps from Market Street Stamps called CANE. I stamped it on the kraft with my Memento brown ink, then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo. Glued it together in two easy steps and I was done. A simple ribbon tying to give it some extra pizzaz..easy peasy! Then I remembered the awesome sentiments from her THANKFUL CAPTIONS file and decided to add a quick tag. After it was all cut out I took a scrap piece of brown paper and that was all she wrote. Unfortunately by the time I was done the lighting was horrible.

Here are some pictures of the box before I added the tag which were taken in better lighting.

Thanks for sharing this day with me. I hope you stop by to see what else I create with my new addiction... SVG files! Just bare with me since I do not really know how to do anything fancy like everybody else does. All I know is how to open a file and cut but I will get there eventually!


  1. Awesome! I just love how simple this file is. It's so easy and fast to assemble and can be used for anything! Thanks for being on my design team! I think you're a perfect fit! :)

  2. Love it! We make an awesome fruitcake in little pans and give them out at Christmas. I am going to size this to fit our cakes...and they will be gorgeous! The bow and tag really finish it off. Thanks for the inspiration! Off to get the file. tee hee

  3. they are addicting aren't they? nice job and congratulations!!

  4. Yay Lisa! Congratulations! Love your bread gift box and the way you use your MSS! Jessica is lucky to have you on her team!

  5. love both: the box with its beautiful border and the tag.
    i had to stop and tell you :)
    congrats in making the cut :P