I'm back with this month's reveal for the Paper Mixing Bowl. I'm gearing up to move in 14 sleeps so things are everywhere and my layout was rushed. I foresee some "tweaking" in my future - this layout is extra special to me and I want it to be awesome!
Here is the recipe:
I didn't do a layout about a special man in my life, though I could have used my awesome husband. Instead I chose my brother Bruce's girlfriend Nicole. The inspirational word STRONG spoke to me which is why I chose Nicole. Early last year she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had taken a leave from work to spend 6 months in Calgary with Bruce since both his job and lacrosse were based there. She had only been there about 3 months when she got the terrible diagnosis - Breast Cancer. She flew back to Ontario and began treatment that included chemotherapy, a mastectomy and radiation. Through all of this she maintained a positive, determined attitude to beat this awful disease. Do you see why STRONG came to mind?
I left things pretty bare as I wanted the focus to be on the words and the picture of Nicole with her great smile. I am not 100% satisfied with how the flower looks on it's own so I think I will add a few more around the frame of the photo. I used all of the utensils (with the exception of the brackets and tape). Twine - around the frame; Metal - the breast cancer pin (it was silver and I painted it pink); Brads -attached the pin; Paper with Script - as the base mat for the picture. I also used pink paint the I splashed on the background paper.
A close up of the hidden journalling:
So Nicole, this one's for you. You are one AMAZING lady!
Have a great day!