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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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For my Hero, MY MOMMY

My Mom recently just purchased a home by me to be by us.  It is not a full time home yet but will be soon.  One day when I was over her house she gave me this tea and I just fell in love with it.  Of course now that I love it, it is very hard to find.  Not many people by us carry it.  Whenever we are together we have a nice hot cup of tea and spend some time together.  Usually playing our games together or talking.  We have a store by us called BB's which is an Amish "bent and dent" store.  OMG I love, love, love this store.  It is filled with bargains.  You do have to watch because things are close to be expiring or are expired but not everything.  Well much to my complete shock they had a box of our tea for $1!!! I was thrilled.  The box was a bit beat up but I didn't care since the bags inside are individually wrapped. If you are wondering, the tea is VANILLA CARAMEL by Bigelow.  

I treated myself to Peachy Keen's stamp of the month kits and I gotta tell you YOU NEED THIS SET! The one I used was the April 2012 set.  There is soooo many things you can do with this set.  I just adore it to bits.  I was going for a "grown up" look for my mom since I knew that is what she would want. Anyways my mom's birthday is coming up so I came up with this cute this gift for her all for under $2!   I fell in love with the new background stamp from PKS called WHAT TIME IS IT?? so decided to use that instead of paper.  After cutting out all of the layers for the box I stamped them with that background stamp and inked them up with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap ink. The flower is from SVG ATTIC's newly released 3D Flower set. I cut out the tea cup from SVG ATTIC's MAD TEA PARTY kit.  Isn't that cup the cutest little thing?  I put one of the tea bags in it and cut a matching piece of paper to cover the original tea tag. 

Now the card.  When I was making this my head was just about to explode so I couldn't concentrate. Which is one of the reasons this post will probably make no sense at all. The card is from the Silhouette store as well.  It has a hidden surprise on the inside..pop up tea cups!!  I figured it would be cute to pair up with this.  Only problem is I was so busy decorating the front I forgot to add what I wanted to on the inside.  I could no longer decorate the tea cups like I wanted since they would no longer be on a flat surface.   I made so many  mistakes and added glue where I shouldn't but at this point I had used my good paper and had to much time invested in it so it is what it is right?? LOL I stamped an image directly onto the paper for another idea I was gonna do and totally screwed it up so I took the TEA TIME image I cut out which was originally gonna be the top to the tea holder and had to use it to cover up my mistake.  I just decided to leave it as it was.  My momma will still love the fact that I made it and hopefully won't notice.

PKS has an "Anything Goes" challenge going on right now so I decided to enter this into it.


  1. Gorgeous! I just love your style girly! I love tea too! :) Enjoy your tea time with your Mommy!

  2. WOW! Lisa, I am completely in LOVE with this set! EVERYTHING is just beautiful, and you know I LOVE me some tea. I've had that vanilla caramel tea, and you're right! It's wonderful!

  3. If this isn't one brilliant project, I'll bite my BUM!!!
    Can't see a single mistake anywhere on this gorgeous tea time treat Lisa!! You did GUD!!!
    Here's a link to those teabags. (I found them on Ebay).

    Viv xxx

  4. It's absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! The inside doesn't NEED to be decorated--it's a Simple and clean design! TFS!

  5. HOW AWESOME!!!!!! I am totally in awe of this. Amazing job using the new stamp kit and these SVG's! WOW!!!! Hugs- Glora

  6. all I can say is WOW! You did an amazing job!!!

  7. What an amazing and DARLING set!!! I'm sure your mother will ADORE it!!!


  8. Lisa these are awesome! I love your vintage style. You could use the tea cup to hold sugar packets as well. Love it!