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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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Home Sweet Home - SVG ATTIC & PKS Challenge

Good Afternoon everyone!  I can't believe it is winter and we are getting 60 Degree weather.  Not that I am complaining but the darn plants are gonna get confused and start growing.  Just came in from a nice little play day outside with the girls.  This weather was to nice to pass up.  But I wanted to come in and share my latest card that I made with my files from SVG ATTIC and stamps from PEACHY KEEN STAMPS.

There is a new challenge over at both blogs so I decided to make it so it would fit both challenges.  First at SVGATTIC the challenge is to use a heart on your project.  Which I did in the little birdies hand as well as on the bird house.  There was a photo inspiration at PKS.  It was so pretty that I wish that was in my yard.  Looking at it I took the colors as well as the nature/flower theme and made the card around that.

For the card I welded some shapes together on my MTC program from SVG Attic's Yours Truly set. The adorable bird and birdhouse are from the Birds and Bees set.  I added a branch from the Give a Hoot set so the birdie had some place to sit. My sister just bought her first house so I made this with her in mind.  I included a gift card inside with some Congratulations.  The sentiment inside the heart is from PKS's PK-636 Pumpkin House accessories stamp set.  For the adorable "I just want to Pinch you" face stamp I used PKK-144 Winter Faces.  The papers I used are from Basic Grey, October Afternoon as well as some various scraps I had laying around.

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Animal Antics
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes 
SweetStamps - Shaped card
Marks Finest Papers - have at least 4 layers


  1. Oh my this is just TOO darling!!!! I love that lovely background shape and your bird is the CUTEST! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  2. Your sister is going to treaure this card Lisa! It's a little BELTER!!!! xxxx

  3. Love your card great job on it. Good luck with the challenge!!!

  4. This is adorable, Lisa!! The paper is wonderful and that cute little chick is the cutest! ~Hugs, Saundra

  5. This is really sweet! great job :)

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


    Linda (Guest Designer)

  6. eeek this is so CUTE! Thanks for joining the PKS challenge!

  7. adorable little bird and loving all the colors - your sister is going to smile (-:
    thanks so much for playing with us at Speedy the Fox !

  8. Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

  9. love your card Lisa, your sister will love it too :) gl in the challenges

  10. This card is a beauty! I am a fan of pattern paper and just love how you designed this card.

  11. Oh so cute!!! Adorable little bird!!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  12. Pretty card, Love the design. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  13. Lisa your card is absolutely gorgeous, that is one super cute bird and the papers are so pretty :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. I'm extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today..
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  15. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, however your post was done before we posted the challenge. Your entry is not eligible for the prize. We would love for you to enter again with a new project.
    hugs, Sharon