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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.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not to "Shabby"

Hello Everyone! Things are a bit crazy here so I am delayed in getting this post up. I am due to get surgery this week on top of it being the 5th Anniversary of the date our two children went to heaven. I usually try to keep busy crafting so my mind stays off of it but I won't be able to since I just had surgery on my hand..sigh. Well first I wanted to share some exciting news that I got asked to be a designer for a newly released stamp company called Shabby Chic Stamps. You have to stop by to see some of her newly released stamp sets and keep popping on by to see what projects I have done using her stamps. I am working behind the scenes on some projects but I thought I would share one with you today. 

Some of my most loved paper lines come from My Mind's Eye. OMG don't get me started on Stella and Rose!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE that line. I saw the challenge over at their blog and designed my card around their sketch. Now what I didn't do is take a picture of the inside that said "THANK YOU" before I sent it off. Stupid me since along with the sketch you had to use the word YOU in it. Well trust me it is there I was just not smart enough to include a picture of it! LOL The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection. It is called BLUSH. I loved the shabby, vintage look to it. I thought it would work perfectly with the new stamp set from Shabby Chic Stamps called SHABBY CHIC.  I used the sentiment C'est La Vie as well as the butterfly that I paper pieced on top of the sentiment.  I had a THANK YOU rub on that I used on the inside.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
My Mind' Eye - Sketch
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Use a new stamp
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
CES Challenges - Lots of Layers
Allsorts Challenge - Free & Easy
Crafty Sentiments - Let's Get Girly
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. A gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week.

  2. Lisa, your card is so pretty!! This is my first visit to your blog. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious little ones, and so happy for you that you have been blessed with two more sweet little girls!

  3. Lovely card, thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz Crafty Sentiments DT

  4. This is so beautiful love that bloom!!

    Thanks for joining us for free and easy February at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  5. stunning card ,i love it .the flowers is amazing
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  6. Beautiful card Lisa with such a gorgeous layout and special details!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  7. so far I am having fun hopping around your blogs, and getting inspired from all the beautiful cards. If and when I win this beautiful set I am going to be busy busy making my own cards. Thanks for the chance to win. I am hopping to the next one now.....I'm late I'm late!!!