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Monday, October 24, 2011

A personal project

This whole scrappy business we have is a fun way to connect with other creative people! I usually try to keep posts neutral and not bore you with my personal trials and tribulations of mommyhood, marriage, family drama and the continuous battle I wage against myself to be Superwoman. Well unfortunately I have been neglecting our blog. I haven't been consistently making creative posts and I apologize as I have been overwhelmed by terrible news that has befallen a true Super Woman in my life.

Typically I DO NOT create scrapbooks, or even layouts for people as gifts. I rarely have enough time to get my own pages completed. Yes my scrappy time is precious and I am selfish.

However,that all changes when two months ago my Gramma was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. News that brought my whole family to our knees. Last month the doctors scheduled her for surgery to remove the tumor and most of the pancreas. I live 500 miles away so I flew down to support her but I left my kids at home. I made her this mini book to have in the hospital so she could still see her great-grandchildren and know she was loved even if we are not always close by. It was a small gift compared to the years of love, attention, advice, support and laughter she has given to me. She had her first chemo treatment this week and my Grandpa told me she keeps that book close and enjoys looking at it all the time.

Well I thought if she enjoys it so much I should share it with you. Please forgive the terrible pictures. I took them with my phone before I packed it in the suitcase and I was a bit frantic.

The project itself was not challenging to make at all! However the emotion behind every glue dot was too much for me to even journal. But you know some things in life there are no words for. The love in the gift itself was more than enough for my Gramma. She is beyond amazing like that!  I am so happy I created this for her and that it is helping her make it to our next visit.

I wanted to let you know that this ENTIRE book was created with scraps and goodies purchased at our last Consignment Sale! I was so impressed with the quality of products I bought and was ecstatic when they fit my pictures perfectly for this album. Even the black chipboard album was picked up for $1!!! Some of the products are from Studio Calico,Sassafrass, We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket...all of my favorite lines for a VIP in my life!!!

Thank you for allowing me to share



Cindy deRosier said...

Great book, Randi! I'm sure your grandma must treasure it. Such a kind and thoughtful gift. My best to all of you as she goes through chemo.

Krystle said...

What a spectacular gift that is truly meaningful.

Marcie said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. I will be praying for all of you. The mini-albume is lovely and I can see why she treasures it!