First, let me thank Sarah for setting up this Blog Hop and Crop Out Diabetes!!! She has done a great job getting blogs to participate and rounding up some awesome prizes!!!
This is only the 2nd Blog Hop that I’ve done. The first one was to introduce myself to a Blog Group over at Split Coast called The Fall Girls. It was very easy and didn’t have any requirements other than to post a fall project and introduce myself.
This Blog Hop has been a little more challenging, but I’m learning so much. I’ve never posted a challenge on my Blog, and I’ve never used Mr. Linky, so I’m figuring all of this out as I go along!
I came across the Crop Out Diabetes Blog one day when I was surfing the web. Since my daughter has Type 1 diabetes, I wanted to participate! So here I am!!!
This layout is when my daughter was first diagnosed with diabetes. She was 11 years old and not real happy about being in the hospital. After staying at Easton Hospital for a night, they sent her to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. This hospital is one of the leading hospitals in the world, and we are so fortunate that it is only 2 hours away.
On November 7, 2009, we did our first Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes in Ocean City, Maryland. My son, David, came up with the name, Katie’s Kure. Thirteen of us walked on the boardwalk on a beautiful fall day. Katie’s sugar had been high the day before, and she was tired so we only walked part of the way. We are hoping to do it again in 2011! I kept the layout simple, especially since I had an 8×10 photo to work in. My first idea was to have several red patterned papers, but I found it was hard to match reds. They were either burgundy, maroon, or orangy. I used my Pazzles to cut the gray ribbons and the zig zag oval.
Now for the challenge….Since the diabetes colors are gray and red, post a layout, card, or other project using gray and red as the main colors. You can add some other colors, but the main colors have to be gray and red. Come on, you can do it!! I have some great Blog Candy to offer. Look at all of the goodies in the photo below. Value – Over $60.00!!!
- 5 sheets of Sticker Sentiments from SRM Press
- 7 Quick Cards from SRM Press
- 2 packs of I Kan’dee eyelet brads from Pebbles
- 1 pack of Alpha Antiquities Creative Cards from Fancy Pants
- 1 pack of spring brads from SEI
- Mouse Drops stamp from House Mouse
- Stamp from Inkadinkado that says, “God doesn’t look at how much we do, but with how much love we do it. Mother Teresa
- Making Memories Mini Book
Diabetes treatment has come a long way with the invention of Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors, but insulin is not a cure. While people with diabetes live normal lives, it is a struggle every day. They never get a break from the rigorious schedule of finger pricks, carb counting, and insulin adjustment. We can say, “It will be OK.” or “We know how you feel.” but the truth is that we will never know how it feels unless we find ourselves in their shoes.
I love you Katie!!