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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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Die-Cuts and Punches

Good morning everyone!  I am happy to be hosting a challenge over at the 
Sisterhood of Crafters for the next two weeks.  The challenge is to use Die-Cuts or Punches.  I have to say once I started looking at my stash the ideas kept rolling in.  It was hard to decide on one.  What I love about using punches or die cuts is the fact it makes it a great way to use up your scraps. 

I found some scraps from a project I made recently and came up with this tag.  Everything (including paper and ribbon) on this project was made from leftovers and scraps.  The paper was from MY Mind's Eye Kate & Co. and the sentiment was from PaperTrey Ink.

I punched out several butterflies to fill the scrap size of paper that I was using.  I popped up a couple of the butterflies to give it some dimension. Then I darkened up the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.

 These are the punches that I used.

I sure hope you stop on by and craft along with us at the Sisterhood.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a delightful and colourful tag. Love how you used the punches.
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  2. Very pretty tag Lisa...isn't it great to use up some of those scraps?? Making tags is a favorite of mine...yours is a beauty!!

  3. Oh Lisa B. you always know how to make me smile! This is such a clever idea for using up scraps and perfect for any occasion at the same time! WELL DONE GIRL!!!
    Hope you are having a good week and thanks for all you do!
    HUGS ...