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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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Picture perfect!

Hey y'all!  I recently bought the newly released stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas called Capture the Good Times. I loved the sentiments in this set and knew they would be perfect for albums, journaling as well as cards.  I thought I would challenge myself to make a bunch of projects using the same stamp set.  I thought I would share them with you all.  

Here is the first batch of ones I made.

First I made this photo cube with a picture that was taken of me and my girls by Hannah Westbrook photography. I thought the sentiment was perfect for it.

When I saw the next sentiment the first thing that popped into my head was to use a negative of the Sizzix die cut I used for the photo block.  I made this card completely out of scraps.  It was fun! lol

Next I made a camera album using the Camera shaped album by Lori Whitlock.  I changed things a bit to have it the way I wanted it.  The paper I used is by My Minds Eye called Lost & Found TWO.  I tried to show the pages inside since the papers were so pretty.  I added extra pages for a total of 20 pictures.  I also doubled up the pages so they are nice and sturdy.  Then added some ribbon and a camera charm for that extra pizazz.  

Craftin' Desert Divas is having a Linky party as well as a Facebook Gallery challenge.  Both have fantastic prizes so I am entering these into both.

Happy Crafting!


  1. This is a wonderful project !!! I adore the camera !!! Perfect all around !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!

  2. What wonderful projects! I just LOVE that album and the block is fantastic! I have some of those wooden blocks...I think I should pull them out :)

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas!

  3. Lisa, I popped over here for your Sisterhood project and spotted this post and my goodness I LOVE your creations (cute little gals, too)!! My daughter is a photographer and I might have to "borrow" your ideas for some fun gifts for her!! Love these, love these!!