Thursday, October 8, 2009

JustRite & Creatopia

Today I have a couple of projects that I made for my T1 diabetic son, Lance. They are mostly keepsakes, and he seems to like them a lot.

My first project is a journaling book that I made for Lance to use whenever he wants to jot down his thoughts and feelings about living with T1 diabetes. There are high emotions whenever his sugars are too high, or too low...and I thought it would help him out if he had a special place to write things down. He has been encouraged throughout school to continue writing, so perhaps this may help with that as well.

I used some SU chipboard and some denim fabric. The Creatopia has a Fabric Adhesive Refillz that is 12" wide, and sticks sooo well. I used my Corner Chomper to round the corners, and my Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes in my fabric-covered chipboard. I used my JustRite Stamps for the personalized label. The stickers are Jolee's Boutique.

Stamps: Trompe Script Font, Special Occasions Font, Times New Roman 15 pt. Font (all from JustRite Stampers)
Card Stock: Kraft, White (PTI), Chipboard (SU)
Ink:
Onyx Black VersaFine

Accessories:
Xyron Creatopia & Fabric Adhesive, Oval Nestabilites, Jolee's Boutique stickers (EK Success), Crop-a-dile, Rings, Corner Chomper, Ribbon from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon Store, Denim Fabric



The next project has photos of the walk I posted about a few days ago. I didn't mat them, as I wanted to keep things pretty flat for laminating with the Laminating Refillz. The decorative edging on the blue paper was made using my Creatopia, then I ran the whole layer through the Permanent Refillz to stick it on my green Coredinations paper. Next I laminated the whole thing, so now Lance is able to use it as a placemat or just as a protected keepsake as he chooses.

Card Stock: Vintage Collection (Coredinations), Sanctuary (me & my BIG ideas)
Ink:
Pigma Micron pen (Sakura)
Accessories:
Creatopia Cutz/ Permanent Adhesive, and Laminate

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16 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a great idea and awsome book!

Susan Raihala said...

What lovely ideas for your son!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome projects, Rose Ann! Love that you made a placemat for Lance!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Awesome Rose Ann, wonderful idea!!

Lauren said...

This is such a fun layout! I love the sneaker that you added - it's a perfect momento!

Jen said...

great projects rose ann! i love that you made them for him...i've got to do more of that myself..making projects for my kiddos!

Kristine said...

Rose Anne...what an AWESOME thing to do! The denim is so perfect for a boy and your cute li'l med supplies on the front--that's so cool. I'm sure he loved this huh?!! Poor kid. I feel for him having to live with diabetes. It's a hard road, but sounds like he has ax extremely caring and thoughtful mom to help him through it, and now a journal too which will help him. Great job with that new Creatopia! I had never heard of it, but sounds like it can do some really neat things! :)

Krista Driessen said...

What a great idea ! Love the denim fabric.
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Wendy said...

Both projects are just wonderful, Rose Ann! Lance will enjoy keeping his thoughts in this! Nicely done!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, what a GREAT project for your son!! Beautifully done, too!

Awesome scrap page as well!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a challenge for your son, and you Rose Ann. And what a fabulous idea to help him cope with it! Adorable journal!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful idea to help you DS deal with his diabetes....he is sooo lucky to have you as his Mom!!!! The denim is perfect!! The page layout is awesome, too...a great memory for Lance!! I have just started doing a little scraping...I would never have thought to laminate the project. You are just sooo creative!!!!

Allison said...

Fab idea for an altered book...those embellies are bang-on. Hopefully he gets some use out of it (I am so bad about journalling myself!).

Beate said...

Rose Ann, I LOVE the projects you created for your son!
Hugs and smiles

TexasGrammy said...

Rose Ann, I think this journal for Lance is a fantastic idea! Your page is wonderful as well. He is so blessed to have you there beside him through this tricky journey!

~Bev

Lori said...

Great projects, Rose Ann! The memory place mat is cute. The journal is especially fantastic! Hope it helps him sort it all out on those down days.