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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, February 25, 2012

Feels good to be crafting again

Yeah I am back.  Well sort of.  I don't have full motion and use of my hand but I have partial and that is all that counts!!  It gets my feet in the door of my craft room.  First I had a reaction to an immunization and couldn't use my arm for a couple of days.  Then on the same arm a couple of days later I had surgery.  It's been alittle over a week after the surgery and cast/bandages removed and I am slowly regaining strength in that arm/hand.

I haven't been on the computer for awhile and noticed that Market Street Stamps was having a Block Party.
Well right before all this happened I got my Stamp of the month kits from Market Street Stamps.  Oh boy that was torture!! I could only drool over them and not play with them.  BOO HOO for me.  So I decided to try to see if I could craft today.  I found out I couldn't use the tape gun because of my wrist but I made it work the best I could.  I didn't want to push it but I had fun with it.

I created this card with the February Market Fresh stamp kit.  OMG I fell in love the minute I got it.  What a beautiful doilie stamp.  The papers and goodies are so scrumptious. I love all this stuff so much I had to force myself to use it.

I inked up the doilie in a dark grey ink then "kissed" the edges with a red ink to give it the toned look.  I stamped it onto a spare tag that I cut out.  I glanced to my right and I had the stickers out that came with the kit and noticed this sticker that would fit perfectly so I decided to use it.  I wanted to add some background images.  I grabbed my Vintage Notepad background stamp and thought it needed something on the edges so I stamped two lines using my Simply Stitched borders set.  I distressed my papers in Tim Holtz's inks.  I decided I didn't like the tag so I cut it down but then I couldn't figure out what to do with it.  There were these awesome flowers of different textures so I played around with them and layered them and eventually came up with this card.  The button and the pearl are even from the kit. Completely different than what I wanted to come up with but hey I am just happy to be crafting again.

Well I am off to see how much more crafting my hand will handle...PFFTT who needs to clean?? LOL


  1. Absolutely love your card. The impromptu flower works perfectly with the rest of the design. Lovely.

  2. This is so pretty Lisa! Glad you were feeling well enough to craft. I like the other stamping you added to the Vintage Notepad stamp.

  3. BEAUTIFUL!! I so need to lift this.


  4. Oh My! Lisa, this is superb! SO very worth the struggle as you've produced a hum dinger of a lovely card and showed off the MS stamps perfectly.
    Love, Me xxx

  5. Beautiful card Lisa! I love all the paper you used, and I love all the cards you make and this is one of my favorite!

  6. I love how some people can mix and match papers SOOO WELL! This is gorgeous! Love your use of MSS here!

    Thanks for coming to the MSS Block Party!

  7. Lovely card Lisa, I hope you feel better soon,
    God bless!