Monday, February 25, 2019

Love in Action Layout

Today I have a layout about love in action. It's one of those moments that makes you proud of your kid, but one of those events you wish didn't have to happen.

My son's friend has cancer. It's a big thing for a bunch of kids to understand. They shaved their heads when their friend lost his hair, because it was the best way they knew to support him. At the end of their friend's year of chemo, their friend's mom put together a fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation to celebrate chemo being over. Elias immediately knew he wanted to be a part of this head shaving event, and set to fund raising. He met his goal (and even though he got a little stage fright having to go up in front of all those people watching to have his head shaved), and got his head shaved by his friend (with some help from a professional) for the fundraiser.

I was digging through my stash and found this paper from Bella Blvd's Oh My Stars collection. It was just the right fit for this special photo. I paired it with a Silhouette cut file, and kept the embellishments simple to keep the photo and journaling the focus of the layout.

Unfortunately, this story doesn't have a happy ending yet. They recently found a new spot of cancer, and his friend has started a new round of chemo. We will continue to encourage these moments of love in action, and continue to pray.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine Treat Bags

Today I have some simple Valentine Treat Bags using supplies from the Scrapbooking Store's February kit.

For these I used some printed bags I had on hand and supplies found in the upgrade portion of the February kit.

These bags are not only a cute way to give some Valentines treats away, but also a great way to use up extra ephemera you may have from the kit.

Use washi tape from the upgrade to seal your treat bags shut. It will make sure your goodies stay inside, but isn't too hard to get open again. Plus, with so many cute print an color options it adds some extra cuteness to your bag.

Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day?

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbook Store Design Team.