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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, July 2, 2013

Blogger doesn't like me!

I swear my post keep disappearing!!! I had a post up here for the Sisterhood Of Crafters challenge that I am hosting and it has disappeared!  There is still time to play along.  The theme is Stars and Stripes.  I created my card with my Spectrum Noir markers and a mason jar stamp from PaperTrey Ink.
I punched the corners for a little added touch and distressed it in some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.  The ribbon is from PaperTrey Ink as well.  I am just learning to use my SPectrum Noir markers so be kind! LOL

Another fun challenge is going on over at KaDoodle Bug Designs and it is an anything goes challenge.  I decided to try my hand at Step cards.  I don't think I ever did one and I had so much fun I doubt it will be my last!  I used a few different files to make this card.  First I used the surprise freebie( which you need to grab before it is replaced) called SIMPLY GIRL BEAR 1 .  The sun is from   and the ball as well as the glasses are from Beach Ball Bear.  The drink is from Sun Sheep  and the sun is from Pearly White Fairies. I had to add an adorable face stamp on the sun which I got from my last Peachy Keen Stamp of The Month club which you can find HERE. The sentiment is also from that kit which I just broke up to fit on the banner.

Hope you take time to play along with both of the challenges!


  1. Your Stars & Stripes card is BEAUTIFUL!!
    and for your step card...AWESOME job! Super DUPER Cute!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  2. Your cards are amazing! The patriotic one just screams Independence Day. Love them both!

  3. Love, love both of your cards! I can't believe you are just learning how to use your Sprectrum Noir's, you look like you have been using them for years! Beautiful coloring!!

  4. LOVE your R/W/B card Lisa! Your coloring is fabulous and it's a wonderful design! AND, your step card is AWESOME. Would you believe I've not done one of those? Wait maybe once ... but you've inspired me to try it again!
    Happy 4th my friend!

  5. wow!!!! Your cards are amazing!!! LOVE all the details you add! Absolutely beautiful!!

    Kim :)