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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.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Buzzing by.....

I had so much fun with this one! For some reason when I saw this I immediately wanted to make it with a pull tab. Don't know why but I did so I set to try to figure out how to do it. I used the beehive svg from SVGATTIC's set called Birds and Bees which you can find here. The sentiments and little flutter marks from the bees are from PEACHY KEEN STAMPS. The sentiment and one of the little flutter marks are from PK-244 Bee Happy and the other flutter mark is from PK-249 Honey Bugs and Bees. For some added dimensions I added some twisted florist wire for the antlers (actually I don't know what the heck they're called).
To make the beehive I cut out 3 beehives. Two in black and one in the yellow. When I glued the 2 layers together I used glue dots at the very edge along the side. Then I glued the yellow paper to the front as normal. I cut off the tippy top of the front layer as well as the back. I played along with another one of cuts from SVG Attic which I believe was just a simple panel for one of the cards. I made it into 2 layers that would fit inside of the beehive. There is loads of layers on this card and it looks so much cuter in person. Sorry about the pics but I haven't downloaded the software for my new camera yet...pure laziness I guess.

Above is how it looks when everything is tucked in nice.
Partially pulled out.

And here is what the complete card taken out looks like.

HOpe you enjoy my card, I certainly had fun making it :)


  1. wow...I love your work. Thanks for sharing.

  2. WOW, gorgeous! I just love their antennae and that paper is absolutely GORGEOUS! Terrific inking too! Hugs- Glora

  3. This is so adorable Lisa! Love the papers too!

  4. Beautiful Lisa - You did an amazing job!


  5. I think this is a stroke of genius Lisa!! Brilliant!! xxx

  6. That is so amazing...totally enabling me to want this set;0)...love your creativity and am now a new follower...love your blog...many thanks for sharing such an awesome creation;0)
    Sheri G