This was a tough one to do but it had to be done! Even though scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby and full of fun, life isn't always. And I think scrapping can be a lot more then just paper and stickers. So as hard as this subject was for me to do, I felt like I needed to do it. Almost for me to let go of the fear of something happening to him, or any of my kids.
So...this was for our challenge sketch day at Stuck on U Sketches and here is our wonderful sketch! Kinda a cool one I think. I needed way more room then provided so I made mine into a 2 page spread.
Now this is more then likely the most simple LO I have done since I started really getting into scrapping. But I felt like with the subject matter...getting all into it just didn't feel right. I needed something clutter free and to the point. So as much as I feel like this is a little too simple for my liking, I think it may be more appropriate. Ya know? It is pretty sweet though but that may be my baby boy more then the paper, LOL!
PICU, for maybe those that don't know stands for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This past July my son Cody, 12 months at the time, would not wake from his naps and was almost totally unresponsive. It was, as you can imagine, pretty scary. Though looking back, I was so extremely calm through the experience. I guess I am a stronger, more positive person then even I knew! LOL! Even though we never found out what happened to him (even with 4 days in the hospital and him "asleep" for almost 3 1/2 days total) but I am just happy to say that he remains perfectly healthy, and happy!
The pocket here is actually from the outfit he wore on the second trip to the hospital, where they cut off his clothes in the ER. I saved the light blue outfit as well but couldn't get creative enough to figure out what to do with the fabric. So instead of following the sketch with 3 photos horizontal, I did 2 "squares" vertically.
Childrens Hospital Oakland, Ca reads the title on this page. Done in cream it blends into the white background but still shows enough.
My bandaid was handmade and the medical bag was cut from Wild Card, I think, and the stethiscope (sp?) was cut from Everyday Paper Dolls. All embossed with Swiss Dots.
Don't forget to pop to Stuck on U Sketches for LOTS of great projects and also another with our Guest Designer Jane! So there is a TON to see this week!