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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, December 9, 2015

Sisterhood of Crafters last challenge of 2015

Wow! As I typed the header it hit me.....2015 is almost over!  It has gone so quickly, but I for one am glad.  This year has not been kind to me.

Today starts the last challenge for 2015 over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  That is crazy but super exciting! I can't wait to show you what we have in store for next year.

This challenge is hosted by our Sistah' Diane.  She picked to have a Holiday color themed challenge.  I love her unusual color choices.  Here is what she picked.

And this is what I came up with. 

I used the adorable mouse from the Got Coffee stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas. I used my Winsor & Newton markers to color him in.  The sentiment came from CDD's Baked with Love stamp set.

I sure hope you stop on by The Sisterhood to play along with our last challenge for the year!!

Have a great day and,

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Just Pigcause

Hello everyone! Today is my turn at showcasing the "Just Pigcause"stamps from Craftin' Desert Divas.  I just adore this little pig.  I found these papers and decided to base my design around them. While this set is being showcased it will be 15% off so don't miss out!!

I made the "mud" out of the Stitched Scallop dies and staggered the different cuts of all three of the scallop dies. The stitched rectangle layers came from the Mix It Up die set as well as the Fancy Frame die set. It is hard to see in the photo but the red layer is also a stitched die.

 The cloud die came from The Sky Is The Limit die set  and all the different sized hearts came from Pocket Pieces Hi die set.

Have a great day!
Happy Crafting,
Lisa B.

CDD Supplies used:

Friday, December 4, 2015

You melt my heart

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I have done a layout.  I created this layout based around the adorable "You Melt My Heart" snowman svg file you get for FREE from Too Cute By Jessica when you purchase $10 or more in files.  You can find out all the information HERE.

I did cut out several layers of the hands, heart and top portion of the hat to give it a little depth.

I made the heart border by using the Valentine's Day Accessories file.  I saved the pink and red hearts that were left over from the borders to scatter around the page.  The photo mats were made by using the Fancy Frame dies from Craftin' Desert Divas. I created the snow hill that the snowman is sitting on my turning the large speech bubble upside down from CDD In Line Die set. This die set is huge and I love the large dies because they come in handy in situations like this. The paper pad I used is called Bundled Up by Crate paper. I love the color combo in this set, perfect for those winter projects!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tis' The Season

For the next couple of days over at the CDD Blog we will be showcasing the Tis' The Season stamp set.  Today was my day over at the blog to share what I created.

This is the stamp set we will be showcasing.

This is a larger 5x7 stamp set filled with a bunch of wonderful and essential holiday sentiments.  I love the selection of so many different sayings in all these great fonts. I love having this set in my stamp collection! And don't be afraid to cut some of them to make it easier to stamp if needed.

To create this card I used a couple of stamp sets along with the Tis' The Season set.  I have really been loving the masking technique using Post-It note paper. I took the basket from the Farmer's Market stamp set for the base of my tree and masked it off. Then I used the tree from the Chill Out stamp set and stamped my tree.  The sentiment of course came from the Tis' The Season stamp set we will be showcasing for the next couple of days. To finish off the rustic sort of look I used the stitched star die from the Banner die set and some twine. My Winsor & Newton Promarkers were used to color in all my images.

Stop on by the CDD blog for the next couple of days to see what other crafty inspiration the DT has cooked up for you using this set.

Happy Crafting!

Here are the supplies I used: