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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.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Recipe/Coupon holder

Hello everyone!  I had to share with you this organizer that I made for a kitchen to be used as a place to put all those recipes you collect or some coupons.  I was looking to make something with a reinforced top for strength.  While looking at the tissue box from SVG Cuts Back to the Books set I realized that would work!  I simply flipped it over and made the bottom the top and vice versa.  When it came to cutting out the bottom I just cut the outline of the lid.  I think I also Released compound as well (in SSDE).  Now you could simply measure the piece you wanted as well.  I made a slightly smaller piece for a bottom liner to give extra support.  Now when it came to the folders I figured out the size I wanted them to be and added a score line in SSDE.  I was using the adorable Country Kitchen set from Too Cute By Jessica to decorate this organizer.  I took some of the elements from the set and welded them to the folder in order to make the tabs.  The sentiment is from the SVG CUTS Christmas Open house set. There are many layers on all the details on this set which maybe hard to see. I finished it off with a PKS face stamp from a newly released September SOTM .  I just love that adorable little chef with that face!  The paper I used is by Cosmo Cricket's Baby Jane line.

These would make cute gifts for someone to use as a kitchen organizer!  I only did four here but you could add as many as you need.  Hope you like it and let me know if you have any questions.


  1. Oh my goodness! I love the vintage paper you used. It is so perfect for this project. Also the tabs you made on the top of the dividers are ingenious...another wonderful project!!

  2. I LOVE it!! Very BEAUTIFUL! You are so TALENTED my friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  3. OMG this is SO CUTE Lisa! You are just SO CLEVER!!