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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, October 14, 2015

Dies & Punches Challenge at the Sisterhood

Hello everyone! 

 Today starts a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. My fellow DT Sister Terri is hosting a challenge called 
"Die-lirious and Punchy". 
The challenge is to make a project using Dies or punches. I used both!! 

I punched the corners of the card base and the DP papers with my Stampin' Up! ticket punch as well as a large heart punch that I have had forever ( I don't know who makes it). I turned it into a shaker card using some red sequins that I got from Craftin' Desert Divas (I am not sure that they are still selling the solid red). The solid white card stock layer I cut using the Stitched and dotted line die from CDD's Fancy Frame dies. The sentiment came from PaperTrey Ink's Signature Greetings stamp set. To add a bit more pop to the card I added some Doodlebug LadyBug Sprinkles that I purchased from CDD.

The challenge lasts two weeks so I hope you come on over and play along with us!



  1. Beautiful shaker card...love the "shaker mix" you have used....another beauty!!

  2. Beautiful shaker card...love the "shaker mix" you have used....another beauty!!

  3. Fantastic Lisa! You & Diane are so good at these shaker creations ... I really must give that a try more often! Thanks for a beautiful, inspirational creation!

  4. Love the heart-shaped shaker card!