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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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Part One of my Valentine's Day Goody bags.

Hello Everyone! My girls go to "school" one day a week for 4 hours. I am excited because I never got to the point of getting teacher gifts and making class party supplies and stuff like that. I know many of you maybe burnt out on that but that is something I was robbed from so I am having fun with it this time.

My girls are in a class that consists of 10 children in the 2 year old range. Ironcaly there is another set of twin boys..hmmm can you say boyfriends?? LOL
So I am making up each child a Valentine Day gift bag. I am making them a bit bigger because a) its from two children and b) this is my first chance that I am getting to do this. I am compiling each bag with a couple of components. I will share what the end product will look like but I thought I would share with you each item as they are done.
Trying to keep in mind their age I decided to come up with a cute little Valentine's themed memory card game. Market Street Stamps has a really cool color challenge going on so that is how I picked the colors to use. Sigh... keep in mind I started this project a couple of weeks ago. All my cuts including the square cards are from SVGATTIC. Now I am only taking pictures of one set of the cards (4) obvisouly there will be 8 in the set since you have to find the matching picture.

For the back of the cards I used Hearts of Plenty background stamp. I first stamped it in Vintage Cream ink then a red ink on top of it to sort of give it a shadow effect. I also used Hearts of Plenty on the inside top note matting as well as the Gingham stamp. The stars are from the Blast Off! set. The cuts I used were from the following files - Birds and Bees, Sweetheart Captions, My Valentine,and Yours Truly.

I am going to enter these into the following challenges:

Market Street Stamps - Color Challenge

Paper Pretties - Valentine's Day

There She Goes - Love is in the Air

Simply Create Too - Love is in the Air

Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/Love

Crafty Creations - Valentines


  1. Lisa-
    Very cute Valentines for a child! Any child would be thrilled to receive one of them I am sure. Thanks for sharing them with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and come back again soon.

  2. Lisa, you are a machine! Look at all the cards, each one is as amazing as the next! You have done an amazing job, but you ALWAYS do! I love all of them!

  3. Great set of cards, all of them are just soo adorable! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at SAS 4 Kids :)

  4. Hi Lisa, I just read your profile story. So sorry to find out what happenend. Such a tragedy. It;s great to see that you have found a way to help you deal with it. Scrapbooking really is good therapy in so many ways. So happy for you and your lovely girls, enjoy every minute. I love the cards you made, thanks so much for joining us at SAS4Kids. Many Blessings Hilde

  5. Love love love!! Love the color combo and those images are adorable! Beautiful work!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy during our Love Challenge!