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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, June 9, 2013

YAY for me!!!

I am running a bit behind due to my twin's birthday party.  But I wanted to share with you that I have made the KaDoodle Bug DT.  I honestly didn't think I would make it but sent my images just for the heck of it.  Much to my surprise I did!!! I couldn't be more excited. I am in awe of her files.  When you purchase them and open them your mouth will fall open.  Do you use MTC? Click that file and it opens in MTC.  Use SSDE?  Click that file and it opens up in Silhouette.  I never saw files so well organized.  And it even comes in Clip Art.  My first time ever using clip art was yesterday when I was in a rush to make tags for my girls birthday party.  I found an image that would work and I was able to print it just as shown!! OMG totally saved the day...only bad thing is now I am addicted to clip art..LOL!  Anyway I wanted to share some projects I have made so far.  You can find KaDoodle Bug's blog HERE and their Facebook page HERE.  Make sure you LIKE them on Facebook.  You don't want to miss out on the awesome freebies Melissa gives out.

My very first project I made was a graduation card for my friend's daughter.  Thank goodness she makes it so easy because I didn't have much time.  I love when you UNGROUP her files (all pieces come on one page) all the same colors move together. I can't tell you how awesome that is!!

For my first card I made an easel card using the following files: ConGRADulations Title, Graduation Owl and  SC Nature's Hoo

I fell in love with these turtles from TURTLEY CUTE and knew I had to work with them.  I paired it up with a stamp from Peachy Keen. I love that I can make those adorable eyes with a SVG file.  I stink at drawing!! LOL

My twin's 4th birthday party was an ocean/water theme.  These adorable creatures are from KaDoodle Bug's sister site TOO Cute by Jessica. The file I used called CUTE LITTLE SEA CREATURES can be found HERE.  I made them into cupcake toppers and everyone loved them.  I have pictures of the rest of the decorations and I will post them once I get them all downloaded. What is even better is today is the last day of the sale she has been running.  You get 70% off a purchase of  $25 and more.  WOW you can't beat that!!

Hope you enjoyed my new projects I have made to celebrate my new journey as a DT member of KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I will be sharing more projects shortly!


  1. Gorgeous cards and super cute cupcake toppers!

  2. They are lucky! Have fun on your new DT, your projects are so nice!

  3. I am SUPER excited for you!! I recently became a fan and LIVE KBD!!! Congrats to you and your card is Super Duper Cute!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  4. OMGoodness! What ADORABLE creations Lisa ... LOVE the little sea creature cupcakes ... how cute are they! CONGRATS on your new DT spot ... I'm sure you'll make them proud ... you always have such clever ideas!
    I can't believe the girls are 4 years old ... WOW! Time sure flies!
    HUGS from OHIO!
    Talk to you soon!

  5. Congratulations Lisa! I am not surprised one bit! You do beautiful work! Happy Birthday to your sweet girls!