- Lisa B
- 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, July 26, 2011
Anyway this week there is a great sketch over Peachy Keen Stamps. But hold on there is a twist!!!!
Here is the sketch:
And the twist was to use this color combo:
This is what I came up with using both guidelines:
The adorable elephant is from Peachy Keen Stamps. I embossed the image in a blue powder first and then colored it in. I wanted to add a little something in the blank space so I took a scrap die cut I had laying around and used PK-101 Medium Polka Dt background stamp to give it a bit of design since it was the same kraft color as the card. The buttons, sentiment and card stock are from Papertrey Ink.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Hello Everyone! I am so sorry. I had some friends up this weekend so I was busy entertaining and didn't realize that my post for the new LFIF Peachy Keen challenge didn't go up!!!! OOPPPSS!! I really wanted to play along with this challenge because it is such a fun challenge. The challenge is titled "So Punny".
Here is the definition of a Pun if some of you don't know or are lost.
What exactly is a pun?
A play on words, either on different senses of the same word or on the similar sense or sound of different words. - source: http://grammar.about.com
I have some great Pun Stamps that I wanted to use o I choose this one. I had to many ideas to pick from which was the hard part.
Face stamp used http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_515_Fun_Kiddie_Faces_1_1_8-178-6.html
The paper is some scraps from October Afternoon.
Cuts are on the FROM MY KITCHEN cartridge
Ribbon is MY MIND"S EYE
Twine is from the TWINERY
Monday, July 18, 2011
Here is a scrapbook layout that I whipped up rather quickly following the sketch challenge over at My Mind's Eye Challenge Blog. Two of my FAVORITE FAVORITE paper lines are Fine & Dandy and the Stella and Rose lines. I only had a few sheets of the Fine & Dandy since that was all that was left so (insert me sulking here) I had to use it. I know I am ridiculous but when I LOVE LOVE LOOOOVVVVEE a paper line so much I hate to use it because once I do I won't have it anymore :( But since it was for my little Girlie Goo's I had no problem.
Friday, July 15, 2011
I used the Cottage Cutz snowman doll and accessories set to maket this adorable card. It started out a place setting but you can also use it as a bag topper with a simple invitation inside.
For my second entry..well I decided to bake! I recently just purchased 10lbs yes 10lbs of handpicked blueberries and split it with my neighbor. Not sure if I will ever do that again since a HUGE majority came with those little stems and that was not fun pulling them off all of them. I love to bake for all my neighbors so I decided to come up with a cute "personal" idea. I made these mini lattic blueberry pies and this simple but cute tag to go with it. I did a French pie crust which was so flaky it was hard to work with. Think I may stick with buying a premade pie crust to speed up the process next time..uggh did I make a mess!
Now don't laugh!!! I couldn't really get a good picture of it or decide which one I liked the best so I just posted them all! If anyone wants some blueberry pies I got a gazillion and a half of them. They range from tiny to big, to blueberry scones with lemon glaze and a blueberry cream pie..>Getting hungry???
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I used my Cricut Stand & Salute cartridge for the sentiment. I wanted to do another layer of the stars so I just searched for another star and tried to size it to fit in Design Studio. I stamped the sentiment with Perfectly Pretty Grid background stamp from Market Street Stamps. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo then covered the whole thing with CTMH Liquid Glass. I added some stickles to the Stars to make them glitter a bit. I also used Vintage Sheet Music (also by Market Street Stamps) on the cream colored card stock in Espresso ink by Stampin' UP! For my flower I took my Nesties and cut out several layers of the scalloped circle in Kraft card stock from PTI. I used my Market Street Stamps Punched Tin background stamp and PTI Vintage cream ink. I had these thin strips of card stock left over so I ran them through a crimper and twirled them up (told you I don't throw anything away!). For the band I took a bunch of scrap pieces that were different sizes and cut them to the same width. I decided to make a ruffled look to hide all the different pieces being made as one. To help hold it all together I ran it thru my Janome several times in a zig zag design. Gosh I love using my scraps this way!!
It was really hard to get a good picture of this for some reason so sorry for the cruddy pics.
Paper Creations Ink - Red, white and blue
Creative Inspirations - Red, white and blue
Fashionista Friday - patriotic
Cooking It Up With Katie - colors of your flag/something your country is known for
Our Daily Bread Designs - Red, White & Blue
Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ Stitching
Simon Says Stamps Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Not bad for something people would normally throw away!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
My fellow Sister Darlene from the Sisterhood has always inspired me with her cards and the look of them. She has such an amazing flare for vintage style cards. I always admired them but it was out of my comfort zone. So today I decided to try to do something a little different and this is what I came up with. This one is for you Dar!
I sewed around the inside in a straight pattern then layered it over the Vintage wallpaper background. Next I used some Graphic 45 Steampunk DP for the main image and matted that. I wanted to add a different element so I used a flower die from PTI to cut out several flower shapes out of felt. For an added touch I used my Staz-On ink in Timber brown and my Market Street Stamps Punched Tin background stamp. Folded them in several layers and used hot glue to adhere them. Finished it off with a PTI Terracotta button and twine..WALLAA it was done. I had so much fun doing this card, I hope you like it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ Stitching
The Pink Elephant ~ Felt
PriscillaStyles Midnight Madness ~ Sketch
Simon Says Stamps Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations ~ 2DP's & 2 embellishments
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges - Die-cuts Plus Texture
Shopping Our Stash - Use something you've been hoarding or your newest products
Lollipop Crafts - July challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Hello Everyone! Are you all enjoying this heat wave?? LOL Thank goodness for central air. I feel bad but I have to keep the little ones inside because they are so sensitive to the heat they turn beat red from just a few minutes outside.
I have a bunch of photos to share with you today. Over at The Sisterhood of Crafters we are showing our "THANKS" by having a challenge. We are asking you to make some THANK YOU cards. I just had my girls 2nd birthday party so I just sat around one day (which was rare) and simply just played around to see what I would come up with. Sorry that the pictures are so bad but I had to take them inside and my batteries were dying.
I needed a simple, flat and easy to mail Thank you card that was easy to make in bulk. For these cards I just played around with the new PTI's Mehndi Medallion stamp in different colors (Stampin' Up ink). The sentiment is from PTI's Big & Bold Wishes
I made this card with my Vintage Music Market Street background stamp and PTI's Happy Trails.
This one makes me laugh. I knew I was a hoarder before but this one proves it. I have a 6X6 tablet of Stella and Rose which is some of my favorite DP ever. I had to cut the little strips off of the top but I couldn't bare to part with them so I made a card with them. OMG rehab here I come!
Hope you come and join us and show us what you can be "Thankful" for.
Many hugs...and stay COOL!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Good afternoon everyone!
There is a new sketch over at Peachy Keen Stamps and of course you will want to enter to win the awesome prize. I cut some DP in 2 inch squares and loosely glued that to a bottom mat. I then sewed it to make it look quilt like and when that was done used my Nesties to cut out the top note shape. I added a lighter rim around it by nesting my Nesties so I would just get the trim. Loved how it looked but somehow I must of leaned on something and got a bunch of ink and goo on it so I tried to distress it to hide the fact. The adorable stamped image is called PK-202 Piggy Tubby Time. This image just makes me smile because #1 it is just to darn cute and #2 it reminds me of my twins in the tub. To make the bubbles look a little more "bubbly" I added some liquid applique and then some CTMH Liquid Glass to the tub and the bubbles. I was trying to smudge some "dirt" on them to make them look even dirtier but it didn't really come out as planned so you will just have to in vision it for now! LOL The image is just dangling there like a tag so technically you can use it as a tag and write something on the back.
Hope you come and join us for this challenge. Love seeing everyone's different takes on the sketch. Off to go melt in the summer heat..uggh I wish!
Friday, July 8, 2011
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.