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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.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Once Upon A Time Album

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  I wish all of you the best of the best in 2015.  My goal is to get more organized in my craft room so I can be more productive.

 I wanted to share with you a shaped album I created for that special little princess in your life.  I think this would make an awesome gift as well, something different!

I created the album using my Silhouette Cameo, and bound it with MY CINCH machine.  I didn't want to put hole directly thru the pages so I made an extender piece.  Each page is very sturdy since it is made up of several layers. I have had the LUXURY paper pad forever and thought it would be perfect to use.

Here is the front view of the album. All of the stamps are from Craftin' Desert Divas. The stickers are from We R Memory keepers that I have had forever and a day. I used the "Princess" sentiment from Sugar & Spice stamp set on the front page of the album.

Close up of the sentiment.

Here I used TAG IT stamps and SVG's to make some journaling spots and even a place for more pictures.

Another page with journaling/photo tags using my TAG IT stamp set & SVG's.

For this page I used TAG IT stamps and SVG's to put my sentiment on.  Then I used CAPTURE THE GOOD TIMES for the sentiment and the little camera.

I made a tag using the TAG IT set, then cut it in half to tuck behind the photo mat.  100% Diva is from Sugar & Spice.

  Some more journaling/photo spots using TAG IT.

I kept the back cover simple since it would be most likely laying flat when not being viewed.  The "LOVE YOU MORE" sentiment came from the Simply Said stamp set.

That's all for now!  I hope you enjoyed my album that I have created.  
Happy Crafting!

Lisa B.


  1. This album is just fabulous Lisa, i love all the details and all the stamps you used!!

  2. This is amazing, and I love it. WOW! It's just WOW.

  3. GORGEOUS!!!!! Love all of the details too Lisa!