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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, September 9, 2015

Photo Inspiration Challenge at the Sisterhood

Hello Everyone! I am back from my hiatus at the Sisterhood of Crafters. I had to take a break due to , well many different things which were going all on at once.  But today is my first day back and I am happy to be hosting the challenge that starts today. Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about it. While searching on the internet I came across this photo (below) and I just loved it.  I thought it would be fun to host a challenge based on that photo.  So that is what I did!

This is the photo that the challenge is based around. 

 You can basically create anything using this photo as inspiration. I have been trying my hand at watercoloring and blending with all different types of mediums.  

First I randomly stamped the corn bundles on watercolor paper.  The corn as well as the sentiment is from my Craftin' Desert Divas LET'S GET STUFFED stamp set. I used my Zig Clean Color and my Waterbrush to color them in.  When they were done I covered each one in glossy accents. Once they all dried I used several different colors of my Tim Holtz Distress inks and blended them all together. I splashed some water on top of that to get the water droplet design.  Next I grabbed my FANCY FRAME dies as well as the oval from my BANNER dies set.  I taped them together to make the necessary frame. 

 Before I took off the tape I cut out two layers of craft foam to fit the front layer perfectly.  That makes making a shaker card super quick and easy.  For the shaker part I used AUTUMN SEQUINS which is also from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I sure hope you come on by the Sisterhood and play along with your Photo Inspiration challenge.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!



  1. Wow Lisa a lot of work went into this, fun work though...very beautiful!!! I love shaker cards and the sequins are awesome...I think I "need" them...lol!

  2. FANTASTIC Lisa! Love the techniques you've used (thanks for sharing that info) and your card just screams FALL! Welcome back to the 'hood' ... we've missed you!

  3. Wow! Gorgeous shaker card. Love the fall colors and the bow. Glad to have you back with the Sistah's.

  4. Wonderful card, I like colours and the ribbon

  5. What a great card! Love those colors of course!