Saturday, July 4, 2015

Health History

Hello Y'all!

Happy 4th of July!!  Got any fun plans for today?  Since it's SUPER hot (102 degrees), I'll be staying indoors. :)  

I know it has been a while since my last post (again).  But I've been having a hard time getting inspired.  I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that part of my craft room is residing in my living room.  By the time I've finished gathering my supplies from both areas, I'm out of inspiration, energy, & time.  

Well, today I am sharing a layout that is quite personal.  I've had this idea in mind for about a year: to document my health (or lack of it).  So I created the images with my Cameo and then put them away because I wasn't sure how to design the layout.  I finally decided to just tell the "story," so this layout is not fancy or brilliant. 

Here it is:

I added some distress ink around the edges to "grunge" it up a bit.  This picture wasn't taken during one of my ill moments.  Thank goodness, because who wants a picture in one of those one-size-fits-all hospital gowns?! ;)

(Supplies: cardstock; pattern paper- BoBunny; Cameo; stickers- October Afternoon)

I actually tried to blur the journaling, but then realized that it's part of my journey.

I'd like to add this to the following challenge:
Scrap-challenge-Yourself: Anything Goes

Thank you kindly for stopping in.  Wishing you a safe and HEALTHY holiday.

Happy Crafting,


  1. This is a unique idea for a layout. Good for you for getting it all documented, and here's hoping it is the only layout of its kind you need to make. Take care.

  2. Great idea documenting your health... it's a part of you and will only make you stronger. Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself :)

  3. I hope that you are feeling better now and that good heath is here for you! I love the creativity and honesty of your wonderful layout. I think the photo of you is beautiful, too. Thank you so much for sharing your personal journey with all of us at Challenge YOUrself!

  4. It IS part of your journey and a fantastic thing to document! Scrapbooking is all about the good and bad, healthy and unhealthy,happy and sad so I applaud you! Love the small photo with the awesome medical drawings! Very cool! Kate (Challenge YOUrself)

  5. What an awesome way to document your journey through life!! Most people only scrap the good but this is part of the path you take, too. I hope you never have to add any more journaling to it!! I love the medical images you used!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!! Have a great week!! Hugs :)

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