Thursday, July 5, 2012

Grand Turk {Sketchabilities Sketch #74}

Time sure flies when you're having fun, as they say, and it's been really fun working with the Sketchabilities during my term as a design team member. Thank you, Karan, for including me on this wonderful team!

Here's our current sketch:

And here is the page I made. The young lady in the photos is my best friend's daughter, Monica, and that's her sweet husband, James, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was sixteen. He has been battling this evil cancer for six long years, and at this very moment, James is at Georgetown University Hospital, and it's looking like this disease is hell-bent on winning. My heart is breaking for James, for Monica, and for everyone who is going to miss this amazing young man. Monica has been posting photos taken over the years on James's facebook page, and I decided I'm going to make an album for Monica using some of these photos. This is the first page.

Here are some details. These papers are all pretty old, from K&Co. I thought they had a nice tropical feel that goes with the pictures.

This beautiful border is made with a Cheery Lynn Designs die. The butterflies, of course, are by Jenni Bowlin, and the rhinestone brads are from Jo-Ann's a long time ago, and they're by Creating Keepsakes.

I used some old Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, which I bought a ton of back in the day when they were the only chipboard letters on the market. The lime-looking shape is also from a K&Co paper. The leaves are a Cheery Lynn die.

Go see the amazing layouts from the rest of the design team here. And you'll definitely want to play along--this was a really fun sketch to work with!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page.


Ashley Horton said...

Such sad news, Debbi!! Will be saying prayers for your friends and their family. This is such a sweet gesture to use some of their photos to create an album and this first one is really stunning!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Your layout is gorgeous, Debbi!
And what a lovely gesture to do for your friends sorry to hear this sad sad news :(

Lizzyc said...

Oh this layout is so beautiful Debbi and I am sure the album will be cherished.. I love the bright colors, they are sure to delight even in these awful circumstances.. and I hope there is a miracle for them...

Gwen Wruck said...

Hi there Debbi, What a very special layout which like Lizzy says, I'm sure will be cherished. Love how it is simply beautiful, so well made. Thank you so much for popping by my blog and leaving some love, it is so nice of someone as talented as you to do so :)

sandi said...

Love this! Just sooooooooooooo pretty!

Anna-Karin said...

That is so very sad Debbi. I am feeling so sorry for your friends. This layout is beautiful, such a sweet idea of yours to make an album with their photos.

Eila Sandberg said...

As I am writing this, I know that James is no longer with his loved ones. Heartbreaking and so very sad when such a young person is struck out from the Book of Life long before his time. What a wonderful thing to do Debbi, creating James' Book. This page is wonderful, full of love and joy, celebrating life and beautiful memories. xoxox


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