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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, February 25, 2015

Paper piecing challenge at the Sisterhood

Good morning!  Today starts a new 2 week challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. The new challenge is to create something with paper piercing or paper piecing. I hope you pop on by and play along with us. 

For my projects I decided to mix things up a bit. First I altered a composition notebook with some Graphic 45 papers. I added a magnet closure to secure the book closed. Inside the book are a couple of pockets. This would be a great journal, vacation planner, summer diary or a great gift for any Sea/nautical lover. 

Next I made these cute memo pads that make great gifts. It makes an ordinary memo pad into something pretty to look at and hopefully make you smile. I cut out some butterfly images and folded them a bit before I glued them down. Then punched some labels out and matted them making a place for my sentiments. I used my Be Inspired stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Stop on by The Sisterhood of Crafters and get crafty with us!  We would love to see what you created!



  1. Lisa, I couldn't love these projects any more!! They are awesome. TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  2. Oh Lisa these are AWESOME! And yes, great gift ideas! You always come up with the most wonderful ideas! You go girl!!!

  3. Great composition book and memo pads! Looks like it was a really fun project!

  4. Absolutely Beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Gorgeous projects, Lisa. What beautiful gifts the would make.

  6. Beautiful Lisa, love the beach/nautical theme...we have a beach house, so these "speak to me"...lol...great details and layers!! Hope you are having a fabulous week!!