Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stampin Out Alzheimer's - Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! You might have already heard about the huge even that my good buddy and fellow PaperCraft Planet Design Team member, Jen Tapler is hosting called Stampin' Out Alzheimers! Jen's father has Alzheimer's and this event that Jen is hosting is to raise awareness and money all of the proceeds which is donated to the Alzheimer's Associateion. For just a small fee of $5.00 you can join this forum where you will find a TON of challenges, free downloads and TON of prizes. The bar to the left shows you how you can enter and join this site.

Jen has asked the stamping community to help out and huge number of stamp companies and organizations has come forward to support!

One of the companies is Taylored Expressions and I am psyched to be the host of a scrapbook challenge that if you play along can win you a $25 Gift Certificate from Taylored Expressions.

Above is the sketch and below is a sample of the sketch that I made using Taylor's stamp set called Branching Out (paper pieced together). You can find this challenge of mine HERE and All you have to do is to play along is create a sample using this sketch and upload it to the Stampin' Out Alzheimers forum - but make sure to use the tag: scrappysketchte (all one word, all lowercase) so that I can manually put it into the album. From this - one lucky person will win this gift certificate to Taylored Expressions using Random.org!

***** If you use Taylored Expression stamps - you will be entered TWICE - so come on and play along!!!

I made this sketch for one of my dearest friends whose parents are at the early stages of Alzheimers. Her parents have been childhood sweethearts and it is hard to see them starting to lose their memory. I made this page and framed it to give it to her for her birthday on Friday - and the main sentiment is "Always" - that regardless of anything - that bond is always there - no matter what.... you can't see my journaling - it is written in light gray - I chose to write down the verse from the poet ee cummings that says: "here is the deepest secret nobody knows, (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud, and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows, higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide),and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart: i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)."

Watching my friend go through this with her parents has just shown to me how precious and fleeting this thing called life is - and to treasure each other - to treasure our connections because in just a flash - things can change. The above pictures are her parents, a family shot of her family and one with her and her parents. Here is a close up of the stitching and the detailing:
Page Recipe:
Paper: Basic Grey, Martha Stewart paper pack and scrap stash
Stamps: Branching Out from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Martha Stewart brown, Adirondack Expresso
Accessories: EK success border punch, tombow adhesive, silver marker, thickers, American Crafts thickers chipboard letters, red embroidery floss and needles for stitching,
Show watched while making this: Jane Austen's Persuasion (a new fave!)

I REALLLLLLLLY hope that you will play along with me in this challenge. This is my first scrapbook page that I created the layout for and I would be soooo happy if you were to play along!!! So here is what you have to do:

1. Register at Stampin Out Alzheimer's forum: http://stampinoutalzheimers.ning.com/
2. You can find my challenge there: Taylored Expressions Scrapbook Sketch Challenge
3. Create a scrapbook page with my scrappy sketch above and upload the picture
4. USE THE TAG: scrappysketchte (all lowercase all one word) the "te" at the end is for taylored expressions
5. You have until MAY 31 to enter your entry till midnight!!!!

Can't wait to see your creations - if you have any questions - please let me know!!!
Thanks for visiting my little corner!
Sending you hugs and smiles!!!
Sankari :)


Tenia Nelson said...

This is too cool for school..lol!! tfs!!

April said...

That is just an awesome project. I love your use of the Branching out set. Super sweet!!!!!

The Mama Monkey said...

What a beautiful tribute, Sankari! She is going to love it.

scrapperjulia said...

This is a beautiful layout, Sankari! I will have to try this challenge!

Anonymous said...

Oh MY this is a breathtakingly GORGEOUS card!!!! So so pretty!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful! Love the lay-out, the tree... everything about it is just perfect... TFS!

Meredith said...

An absolutely beautiful layout!

Donna Baker said...

WOW! what a work of heART! I bet she will cry when she sees this, you are so thoughtful!! lovely poem too