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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, March 9, 2012

Welcome Spring Blog Hop

Top of the day to you!  Welcome, welcome, welcome to the WELCOME SPRING blog hop!  If you came here from Jessica's blog then you are right on track.  If not, you can start over from the beginning by clicking HERE. 

When Jessica from SVG ATTIC released this set we all thought it would be fun to all do the same set to show our different takes on the same thing.  This has to be one of my best loved sets from SVG ATTIC. Even some of her customers are joining in on the fun!! 

Let me tell you, I had soooo many ideas because there is so much to do with this set.  I mean come on...how fun is this???   When I started this project it was my anniversary and instantly thought of my Market Fresh Kit from Market Street stamps and decided to pair it up with the bird house file from the Welcome Spring set. The kit came with a LOVE bird stamp which fit just perfectly. If you don't know yet, the bird house is a box and the lid comes off.  I am going to make a mini album of my husband and I to put inside.  I didn't get to finish that part yet so I haven't included pictures but stay tuned I hopefully will get it done soon and share it with you all.  

I just adore how this came out.  I really have to give a shout out to Stephanie who put this great kit together.  I am color challenged and waste so much time trying to match up papers and such.  But with the talent from Jessica and Stephanie I was able to make a treasured item that I will proudly display.  Thank you ladies!!! MWAH!  Without further ado, here is my project that I came up with.

 I put the letter B for the first letter of my last name since it was our "house" LOL
 I wanted to make a shingle roof and OMG these papers fit perfectly!!!
 The ribbons on the top (very top) and bottom are from My Mind's Eye.The one along the trim of the top was included in the kit. I also trimmed the house out with some twine from My Mind's Eye. To distress all the edges I used Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo and Stampin' UP! Basic Grey on the roof.
Another view of the house.  The twigs...well I have to laugh about those.  Who has painted twigs on hand?? I do!!!  It was part of another project that I didn't finish and I broke them and threw them out.  When I was doing this project I looked down into my pail and said...HEy I could use those!  This is why I hate throwing anything out!!

Now hop on over to Bunny's blog to see what crafty creations she came up with!

Don't forget......... we are also having a Shabby Chic Stamp Company blog hop today thru Sunday so stop on back and everyday until Sunday to check out my projects!  You can also check out SVG ATTIC's Facebook page as well as Shabby Chic Stamp Company's Facebook page daily for tips and inspriation!


  1. Lisa, that is absolutely beautiful. Great job!

    Beth Hillier



  3. Beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous too!

  4. LOVE it, LISA!! That paper is absolutely PERFECT for the roof! And that Love Birds stamp really looks like it was stamped on wood! Had to take a closer look to see that it's paper! SO cool! Just beautiful, girl!

  5. LOve your birdhouse! So cute! :) And yes, Stephanie is fabulous!

  6. Wow, that is a gorgeous and elegant birdhouse! That paper is awesome for the roof. Terrific job!

  7. Really like the color and paper combinations. Very creative.

  8. I love your birdhouse. The colors are awesome and then all the little extras you added really make it stand out. TFS Jearise

  9. Such a cute birdhouse, thank you for sharing it.