Monday, October 28, 2013

Real Life Story

I haven't journaled yet but when I do this will become one of my favorite pages!

My friend Sara's husband was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease back in January.  They had no health insurance, he was having trouble working and things were pretty bleak.  Their Sunday school class organized a 5K to raise money for his care.

These are my pictures of that event.  It was so touching to see how many people came out to support them and hug on them.  My entire family participated in the run, well they were supposed to, my Joshua got sick and daddy stayed home with him.  It was a nutty weekend because we got bad gas the day before too and our car was dead at the shop!

Back to why it is so special to me.  On the top right is a picture of my friend Sherrie and my daughter Lora finishing the 5k.  3 years ago Sherrie had a double lung transplant and now she is running 5Ks!  I pooped out before the end because of my bad knee but Lora and Sherrie toughed it out until the end!  To me this page just shows how faithful God is, Sherrie had been ill with Pulmonary Hypertension since I met her 13 or so years ago and Sara was drowning in debt and worrying about how to care for her husband and both of them God has taken care of in His own way!

Ok, now to the page! We used quite a few cuts from the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, the arrows, notebook pages, circles, title,and a photo frame!  Love that Artbooking Cartridge!  

There is also quite a bit of stamping: the chevron arrows, the reel and the Real life, little sentiments on the pictures and more!  We used these stamp sets on this page, The Reel Life and All the Details.  We even used The Reel Life to make our own patterned paper from White Daisy with the honeycomb shape!

For a little more texture, we added the Washi tape and Baker's Twine on the Journaling boxes and a Clothes Pin from the Ruby Mini Medley! There are also other embellishments with the Slate Striped Twist ties, and Glitter buttons and sequins from the black mini medley plus Sparkles!

As you can probably tell the detail on the pages I did at the Album Retreat are very detailed!

1 comment:

  1. Love the page and the wonderful story that goes with it. This is what scrapbooking is all about!