A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Survivor/Page Maps Blog Contest

Hey everyone! I did this following layout for a challenge on the PageMaps blog for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The challenge was to use a sketch and sketch something meaningful to you. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to honor my grandmother and her battle with breast cancer. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and one amazing woman! I thank the Lord every day that she and my grandfather are here for me anytime I need them. I love them both very, very much and miss them terribly since I moved away. This photo was taken shortly after they married. It is a vintage photograph that I borrowed from her and copied. I just love the pic. They were and still are such a cute couple! I chose "Survivor" for my title, which I placed on recycled puzzle pieces. I cut most of the flowers with the cricut using left over paper and adhered them with various brads. The remaining are various Prima flowers. I also chose to do a pink ribbon which is the symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness. I placed it on the circle which I ran through the Cuttlebug using the D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder. The journaling under the title reads: "My grandmother, Martha Mansell, a breast cancer survivor. Then I found a poem on the internet and printed it onto vellum. The poem reads "Dear Lord, You've done so much for me. Thank you with all my soul. But, I've something to ask of thee. Needing Your grand control. I've waged this battle and I've won. Yet, others battle still. For some, their journey's just begun. Please guide each in Your will. I've walked this road, I've felt each bump. I've conquered Your test. I've grown much wiser, since the lump located in my breast. I see the world much differently. I pray others will, too. So many fight audaciously. Lord, help to see them through. Dear Lord, I ask with all my heart, please touch these special lives. Bless them with courage from the start. Bring hope into their eyes. Let their hope shine a hallowed light that burns forevermore to honor their spirited fight and our dreams for a cure." -Jill Eisnagle- This was such a fun challenge for me and I am so glad I participated. It has helped to remind me just how important it is to do regular self exams and when the time comes for me, to have yearly mammograms. Thank you for looking! God Bless!

Here is the sketch we were to use:






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12 comments:

Ziggyeor said...

That is gorgeous and so touching Aymee. I love the title on the old puzzle pieces.

Rleen said...

Aloha Aymee, thank you for stopping by my blog and left some love in my pagemaps contest layout. I really appreciate it.

Your layout is gorgeous! I love the flowers and the papers. So touching, you lucky to have your grandparents. Thank you for sharing!

Have a great day!

Kray said...

Very pretty.....like how you used the puzzle pieces.

Taffy said...

great l/o - this was a good challenge :)

Jenny B in Indy said...

Love your blog, Aymee!!

AUsome mom said...

Aymee......It's just beautiful as I'm sure your Grandmother is also.

scrappin_mom3 said...

A that is just beautiful and so touching!! Loving the puzzle pieces GF!!

Wendy West said...

Aymee, this is just gorgeous!!!

Amy said...

This Lo is awesome !!!!!!!!!

Georgina said...

OMGoodness Aymee!! this is a beautiful LO!!! I LOVE the puzzle pieces!!! =)
FANTASTIC job -as always!! =)

southernbelle said...

Go Girl!!!

this is a very touching lo. i am glad you can share your feelings in your work. the photo is so cute, and i love the use of puzzle pieces (that is unique) and the cuttlebug circle with the pink ribbon. I also like your flowers and your use of paper in this lo. It was also great the way you used a poem to help express yourself. I wish you the best.

maybe your family will respond to this also

llbbff

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the comment on my page. Good luck to you too! What a pretty layout and you have such a crafty & creative blog! Thanks again!