Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Scary Incident and a Fun Workshop

Have any of you ever been in a car accident where you totally lost control of your car? This happened to me yesterday and let me just say, “It was scary!” I was picking my son up from school and almost home when someone pulled out from a side street right in front of me. I had to swerve to avoid hitting him and then I had to swerve the other way to avoid the oncoming traffic and then I lost control of my car and swerved all over the place, spinning around, smashing into the sidewalk and finally stopping in the middle of the street facing the wrong way. It was even scarier to look out of my window and see cars coming straight at me. My poor kids were yelling from the back, “Mommy, what are do doing? Why are you making the car go all crazy?” Thank God that a few people stopped to help me get my car out of the traffic and that the guy actually came back and apologized for cutting me off. He felt soooo bad and kept asking me why I wasn't screaming at him. I told him that I was ok and that my kids were ok. (If my kids were hurt, I would be screaming at him.) Someone called 911 and within minutes four police cars were there. It was amazing. Anyway, my car is in the shop now and I am hoping that it will be an easy fix and that the insurance will consider it the other guy’s fault.

Sorry about the car story. I am still shaking and can’t get it out of my mind so I thought I would share it with all of you. I know you are so glad that I did. LOL! Are ya thinking, “Ok. She is fine. Her kids are fine. Where’s the artwork?” Here ya go... *Ü*

Emporium Card Box with Cards Workshop
Saturday, April 4th from 1-4pm at my house. (Contact me for directions.)

ANYWAY onto the fun stuff... I have a great workshop coming up that you might enjoy. You don’t even have to be local for this one! I can mail you everything and you can make it on your own at home. We will be making a great box to store your cards along with some cards to match. All of this will be made out of a Level 1 Kit originally meant for scrapbooking, but can be used for so much more as you will see.
Here’s the scoop, you will get a Close to my Heart Memory Keeper Box, an Emporium Level 1 Kit, an extra sheet of Cocoa Cardstock, and a few embellishments to decorate your cards. The cost for the workshop is $25 or $18 if you place a $25+ order that day. I will have everything pre-cut for you so all you will need to do is put it together and decorate. Fun, fun, fun!
If you are not able to come but would like to order a kit (including the pre-cut paper and instructions), let me know and I will put a kit together for you. The cost will be the same $25 or $18 if you place a $25+ order, however there will be an additional charge of $5 for shipping. You may order as many kits as you like. Additional kits will only be an extra $2 each for shipping.

If you would like to sign up for this class, please let me know by March 18th. Space is limited and I know the class will fill up fast.

Here are a few other card boxes I made in the past. (If you are like me you have tons of handmade cards and no place to store them.) These boxes are a great way to store those little labors of love until you are ready to send them. Plus they look really cute all lined up on a shelf...


  1. I think that you were an wonderful example of grace towards the guy who cut you off.

  2. Lisa,

    I love your art work, but I'm more amazed at your story about the accident -

    I don't know that I could have held it together. I might have said things I didn't want my children to hear! I'm very thankful that you all are alright.

    Sharli - CTMH Arizona

  3. Lisa, sorry to hear about your accident. You know, THEY say that it is good to talk about your trauma. Although writing about it on your blog is only sharing it once. You should continue to share it.
    Your workshop sounds great. I love those card boxes. I got one at convention and haven't put it together yet.
    Leslie - CTMH Florida

  4. Oh Lisa! I'm so sorry to hear you had to go through that accident! Thank you for sharing, even though it was tough. You showed an amazing amount of courage and grace in not chewing the guy's head off. I'm impressed he came back and apologized too. Wow!

    And your workshop looks amazing! I love what you have done with the boxes!

  5. WOW!!! What a crazy story.......I am glad your all okay. Someone was watching over you!

  6. WOW! What a story. I'm glad to hear everyone is okay. Love the cards and the boxes too.

  7. Gracious, Lisa! That is my worst accident! Praise God you all are alright. The whole ordeal is very upsetting to me even now, because I actually KNOW you guys!! But everybody is fine though? WOW. Protected by the prayers!

    Love your workshop goodies.

    Take care now.

  8. Hi Lisa,

    Wow, glad to hear that you and the kids are safe and sound. I haven't ever had to experience that before.

    I do love your memory keeper boxes though. They look great!

    Also, thanks for coming to visit and playing along for my blog candy!