Every Day Heroes
There are times in life you meet someone who has a profound effect on you. Sometimes they do something consciously to help you, while other times they are able to passively alter your world. This post, and the layout I've made using the Ribbon of Courage bundle is dedicated to one such person.
The Ribbon of Courage bundle, new in the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up!® Catalog, is one of the $1,000,000 sales achievers sets. Patty Bennett helped design this set in memory of her mother and everyone affected by breast cancer. Here is my first project using it.
Big Moments Forge Lasting Bonds
My bond with Mary came from sharing so many of the miracle moments of pregnancy as well as childbirth. During my pregnancy I was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of trauma from 15 years ago. Mary helped me achieve an un-medicated birth, my way of taking back control of my body. She also safely delivered my daughter as pre-eclampsia set in, necessitating an induced birth 3 weeks early.
Over the years we've kept in touch, through her cancer battle and my trauma recovery. In early March, Mary came by for a visit. I've never seen Kennedy warm up to anyone so quickly! I was lucky enough to get a snapshot of the two of them, which I'm commemorating here.
Ribbon of Courage Layout
This is the first time I've made a layout with Stampin' Up!® products and I wanted to keep the page clean and simple. I used Whisper White, Powder Pink and Smoky Slate combined with White Embossing powder. I printed my photo in black and white because, let's face it, all portraits look better in shades of gray!
I added texture by dry embossing the Smoky Slate with the Seaside embossing folder. I also decided to stamp my images in Versamark and used white embossing powder to make the detail stand out on the Powder Pink cardstock. This bundle includes Thinlits which perfectly cut out the support ribbon as well as the heart. I used a piece of DSP from the Whole Lot Of Lovely stack behind the photo and finished off with the Courage Sentiment. For my journaling, I used the lines from the Better Together stamp set.
I hope you enjoy the layout. This is a very important piece to me, as well as a pretty revealing post! I'm looking forward to using the Ribbon of Courage bundle for more important projects. What's the most meaningful page you've commemorated in a scrapbook or pocket page?