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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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wanted!! 10,000 reward album

Hello everyone!  I love to make projects just because, things that I think up.  Well when SVG CUTS released their Happy Trails kit I came up with the idea to make a Western themed album.  I used papers from October Afternoon's Sarsaparilla line as well as a few from Cosmo Cricket.  

It is really hard to show all the details of this album.  I did take a video but between my allergies and me holding my Iphone it is pretty bad. I will try my best to describe it in photos.

This is the front cover.  Left a place for someone to put a picture of their little cowboy.

 Next I took the Cowboy card and cut out several card bases without the star.  There is 12 pages to put pictures or journaling.  I only showed an example of one page above.

Here is two simple pages for photos and some tags for journaling.

To the left is one mat for a large photo.  One the right I made an accordion style album to hold several pictures.  I had to come up with something to keep it closed so I used some die cuts and stickers to make a label.  I put a magnet behind the  label.  The little album opens up and then folds down holding 6 photo mats.  Then there is a place to tuck in extra pictures or tags.

This page I left as a blank canvas.  To the right of the big cowboy a small picture can be placed.
Now on this page I put another accordion album filled with another 6 photo mats but it is facing the other way.  To keep it closed I cut out several layers of the horse shoe and decorated it with some brads.  Then I put some Velcro behind the horse shoe.  You simply release the horse shoe and the album will open.  Cute little way to keep the album from opening.
After you open the horse shoe this is what you will see. Simple photo mats.

A view when you fold down the accordion album.

 Back cover!

It is really hard to show this in pictures but I tried.  Hope you enjoyed it.  I know I had fun making it.  If you need an help or have any questions, just let me know!


  1. What a fun album, Lisa!! I love all the fun papers and die cuts! Lots of little surprises! Great job! ~hugs, Saundra :)

  2. I love this SO much, Lisa! Just bought that SVG set and several others this morning! ♥♥♥

  3. oh wow that is awesome. you'd have to keep it hidden from my hubby who is a cowboy fanatic. You should see his "cowboy room".

  4. This is really wonderful! Great job!