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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, February 24, 2012

Shabby Chic blog hop

Welcome to the Shabby Chic blog hop! We are celebrating the newly opened stamp company Shabby Chic Stamps and their gorgeous new stamps. If you came here from Jessica's blog then you are right on track. If not, you can start from the beginning HERE.

What's a blog hop without some candy??? Well we have some awesome prizes in store. One lucky winner will get ALL four newly released sets, four random participants will win one stamp set each, and one more lucky winner will win a $20 gift certificate to SVG ATTIC.COM which is Shabby Chic's sister company. All you have to do is become a follower of the Shabby Chic Facebook page and their blog. Then leave comments on all the blogs on the hop which stamp set you like the most. Don't forget to leave your contact information along with your comment on the posts so we have a way to contact you if you win. Once you are done you can leave a comment on the Facebook page that you are done hopping. That's it!!  There are four stamp sets that have been released with more in the works.  One of the things I love the most is that all the stamps come with FREE Stamp Em's. Stamp Em's can be cut out on your machine and fit the stamps perfectly. This is like getting a free Nestie with each stamp!! NOW that makes me smile :)

Here are some projects that I made with the newly released stamps. I do have a few more to share with you but due to hand surgery I did not get them done in time. I will be posting more this week and hopefully some more during the day.
These are a few that I made with the Easter blessings set. I wanted to show that this set does not only have to be used for Easter.

This is a sneak peek of one page I made of an album that I will be sharing with you all shortly.  I stamped and cut out the crosses from the Easter set on various DP.  

For this card I took the sentiments from the Irish Luck set and stamped them in various shades of green. I used Tim Holtz's Distressing ink to share the edges. I wanted to make my own background paper and love how it came out. I cut out this horse shoe from SVG Attic on my Silhouette.  Inked up the edges and added some stickles and ribbon.  Every year I make my friend a St. Patty's Day card but some how I never get them mailed out.  I joke that one day UPS will show up at her house with years worth of cards that I made for her.

 I already posts this one but I wanted to share with you another card I made with the Shabby Chic stamp set. I really like how this one came out. I designed it with my friend in mind and when she received it she loved it!  I used some of my new stash from My Mind's Eye. I spy with my little eye the butterfly from the Easter Blessings set :)

I hope to be completely healed soon so I can share with you some more projects that I made using my new Shabby Chic Stamps.  But for now you can hop on over to CARLEY's blog to finish the hop!


  1. They are all such pretty projects! The layout is so pretty, and I like how you used the stamps on the St. Patty's Day card! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    My fave set is the Bunny Love set!

    Dena Jones
    dena dot maile at gmail dot com

  2. Hi Lisa, great style, your projects are so rustic and cute! My favourite set is Bunny Love. I like the Shabby Chic facebook page and am a follower of the Shabby Chic and your blog!

  3. Very cute projects, love them all, thank you so much for sharing them.

  4. Great job on the projects! I LOVE that shabby chic card. Very pretty. That's my favorite set.

  5. Your projects are wonderful. Loved hopping with you guys!


  6. awesome projects! love these stamps!!

  7. Wonderful projects~ Love the colors and especially the horseshoe! Thanks for sharing!! msmith38652@gmail.com

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  9. Awesome new stamp sets!! I love the Irish Luck one the most!! Great job on all your projects!!I have been following here a while!! TFS!!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  10. Great project samples! What some fun sets!

    jksand2001 at yahoo dot com

  11. Beautiful cross project. That would be perfect for my daughters first communion.

    Great job on everything.


  12. Gorgeous projects, really just stunning!! I love how you layer and your distressing is beautiful!

  13. I absolutely adore the horseshoe. Also the chic card has such appealing colors. Bravo!


  14. I love all your project but especially like the project with the Irish stamps and they way you used them for the background of the card. TFS Jearise.

  15. Beautiful projects. Love them all!

  16. Lisa you are so amazing! Such beautiful creations! You are such an inspiration! Love and hugs, Janice

  17. Beautiful card! I love this dress form stamp!