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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.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

All Because Two People Fell In Love

There were a million things I should of been doing besides crafting but Oh Well!  Ever since I saw this amazing Valentine set from SVG Cuts I knew that I wanted to make it.  I am always busy making things for everybody else or all these different occasions I decided to make a project for my family.  I found the perfect sentiment stamp from Scrappy Mom Stamps and based the project around that. Sometimes we get caught up in everyday life and focus on our kids and forget about our marriage.  Our marriage is what started us on this journey in life.  We have had many detours, HUGE pot holes and many many obstacles.  I want our children to know the love and the bond that my husband and I had.  How our love was able to withstand the horrendous hit that life gave us.  I am gonna keep this mailbox as a little treasure chest of some sort and fill it with mementos and love letters from all the years we are and hopefully will be together.

I used the old fashioned mailbox and hot hair balloon from the FOR MY VALENTINE set. The balloon was actually a card but I took the flat elements only and made it as an embellishment.  The stamp set I used is called SWEET SOMETHINGS.  I added lots of dimensionals from Stampin' Up! to give it many layers.  I was going to add a magnet to keep it closed but it was designed to stay closed.  Gotta love that!!!  This project makes me happy.  I was excited to do something that I wanted to do, that my mind thought up.

I am entering it into the following challenges:


  1. Lisa this is so pretty and I am so happy to see your strength growing and a shift to start enjoying life again. I think your 2 little angels in heaven are smiling down on you, letting you know it's okay to be happy again! Hugs, Janice

  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the idea behind it! May have to do one like this too.
    Our family started something similar :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    This is the link for our thankful jar:)

  3. Lisa, this is beautiful! I love the thought behind it. I have this SVG file and am itching to cut it out! Thanks for joining us in the Scrappy Moms Stamps challenge! ~hugs, Saundra :)

  4. This is is so awesome I love the box and the baloon
    DIANA L.

  5. WOW, your box is stunning!!!! From the ballon, to the paper, every detail is perfect.... AMAZING!!!! YOu should enter this in a magazine!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

    Big HUGS,

  6. OMGoodness - So stinkin' adorable!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel