Journaling: While Emma was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit a Volunteer came around to leave her a Teddy Bear. Although she is only 4 months old little Em played with the soft fur and funny nose of her new bear, Bubbles.
Helen’s Hugs was founded by a young girl who is a cancer survivor. She is a well-loved presence at the hospital at the age of 17. Helen's Hugs is a charity that makes teddy bears for children in the hospital. Volunteers build 50 to75 bears every month for sick children.
In her letter to the children she ends her note with “I hope that you feel better soon – hang in there. You can do it.”
The layout is of Em with Bubbles while she was in the PICU. I want her to remember the beauty of kindness and what it means to pay it forward!
I used a needle to shred the end of the ribbon for a "root" look. I like it and will give this a shot again for creating altered items or vintage/distressed layouts.
Ingredients Bo Bunny paper; Prima flowers and pink pearls; Queen & Co white pearls; American Craft ribbon, KaiserCraft wooden element; Ranger Snow Cap paint dabber; Tim Holtz fastener; Sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Sue Sykes.
I used a picture of the teddy bears from Helen's Hugs to journal. I used Photoshop to basically fade the photo and type out the journaling. You can find Helen’s Hugs on Facebook.
THANKS to all of you that are regular readers of D's Paper Studio for your patience for a new post. Before Em was released from the hospital I started to get sick. Before too many days after she got home I was very sick. I ended up in Urgent Care with a bad sinus and inner ear infection. The doctor ordered REST, medication, and tons of clear liquids. I feel much better, not 100%, but certainly on the way.
Have a Crafty Day!