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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, January 9, 2014

A new year and a new challenge at the Sisterhood

Good afternoon! I apologize for the delay in getting this post listed but we have been the "House of Cooties" this week.  It started Sunday with the girls and of course they couldn't get sick on the same day! Then yesterday was my turn.  Thank goodness I feel so much better and it only lasted 24 hours.  Sadly today is my husbands turn.

It is a new year and time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  Our "Out with the Old and in with the New" challenge started yesterday.  Use something new and something old.  This was a great challenge for me because I tend to hoard I mean accumulate things but never use them.

I just bought this week the Envelope Punch Board by WE R Memory keepers.  I have been wanting to try that.  I found this tutorial online how to make this adorable little matchbox gift box so I thought I would give it a try.  Super simple and fun! You can find it HERE if you are interested. I used some old designer paper, twine and chipboard tag, and Stickles that I have had forever.  I didn't like the look of the stickles so I sprinkled on some MS glitter.  I think I have had that tag for at least 5 years! The other new thing I used was a new file released by KaDoodle Bug Designs called Love you this Much. I thought it would make a cute little gift box or even some chocolates inside.

I hope you play along with our new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. And bring on some craftiness in 2014!


  1. Lisa, this matchbox is beautiful. Love the image! Any kid would love to get this treat.

  2. Love how cute your projects are especially with the KBD files!!!
    Feel better...
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