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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, August 5, 2012

I'm BACK! Have you missed me??

So I have taken some time off from crafting.  Not intended but with so much going on it just didn't happen.  Then I decided to clean (yikes) my craft room.  I took a very long time to do that since I ripped it apart.  It is not completely done yet but I couldn't take how clean it was so I had to come in and mess it up some what to make it feel like home!! LOL!  I even redid my craft closet. Then I also haven't had internet on my computer in my craft room.  Just on my Ipad and it wouldn't let me load any pictures because I needed Flashplayer.  But hopefully all is now good and I can continue on crafting.

I figured it would be fitting to come back with a project using my PKS Stamps since that is how I started in blog land.  This weeks PKS challenge is a color challenge.  For some reason at first glance I saw Fall and Halloween colors. I picked this paper pad up on my trip to WI and PKS Headquarters. This may sound silly but I "hoard" my good papers and I hate using them.  I don't have craft store by me except for the commercial ones. Since I made this for myself and not a card that someone would just throw away, I SPLURGED! Teehhee

 I will be posting one of my projects today and they other on Wednesday for the new Sisterhood of Crafters challenge I will be hosting.

Click on photos to enlarge them :)

Here is my project that I came up with.  I started with a chipboard album that I decided to make into some home decor for my house.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I think it is just the gorgeous colors and the warm comfy feeling I get when I think of fall.  It was hard to picture this since it is almost 30 inches long.  One the back of this album I will be putting pictures of fall memories, adding a new one every year.  Certain elements I raised with mounting tape but it is hard to see in the picture.  I should of taken a close up of the letters because I was happy with how they came out.  I used several left over chipboard letters.  I painted them with Tim Holtz Distress paint in Vintage Photo.  I inked them up with coordinating TH Distress ink but still didn't like the look. I checked out my stash and found some wood stain.  That was the finish I was looking for.  Up close they have the crackled look of wood.

I colored my adorable Scarecrows with my Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers as well as some paper piecing.  Itty Bitty paper piecing mind you.  The paper pad is called Autumn Splendor by We R Memory Keepers.

Below is a list of stamps I used to complete this project.

It feels good to be crafting again.  I feel whole...maybe that is what has been missing.  Tune in Wednesday for another project of mine for the PKS color challenge.


  1. Hi Lisa!! Been thinking of you!! WOW!! Glad you go that craft room cleaned up! This project is amazing!

  2. Ok...this is AWESOME!! Glad to see you back! I love your project...I used the scarecrow in mine too. :)

  3. So cute. I love the little scarecrow kids. Adorable. Welcome back!!!

  4. Absolutely adorable!!


    Craftin Desert Divas

  5. Beautiful! This an amazing project. Thanks for playing Peachy Keen's Color Challenge this week. :)

  6. Wow, what an amazing fall project!! Thanks so much for joining us at Peachy Keen Stamps..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  7. Super fun project!! Thanks for joining us at PKS Challenges this week!!