Cameron's been away at Whistler with his friend's family over the weekend and I've been missing him like crazy, and looking forward to hearing about his trip and generally just having boy noise back in the house, when he gets home today.
A week ago, I created his layout about one of his favourite stuffed animals, or "stuffies" as Cam calls them. After seeing the page, a friend commented that she would have never thought to scrapbook non-animated objects. I simply told her that in our house, stuffies simply are part of the family. Cam has about 20 of them in his bed, and gives each one a specific title and rank in the household-pecking order:"This one is the mama and that one is the daddy," and so on.
I thought it was fitting to post this layout about how important stuffies are to Cameron because this week is going to be a bit of an anxiety-filled one for him, and for us. On Wednesday, he's going in to get some day surgery done on his hand where there is a bit of a protrusion of sorts. The specialist can't tell us for sure as to what it is, and we are hopeful that the pathologist can give us a better idea after the surgery is done and when they can actually see what the protrusion is. Pray that it is nothing, and that Cam will be alright.
I was re-reading the pre-admission booklet that the hospital sent, and in the literature they recommended that children bring a comfort object. Without a doubt, stuffies are VIPs in that category for Cameron, so Hippo and probably Ellie (an elephant stuffy) will accompany us to the surgery.
I'm also cognizant of the fact that the surgery will take place at BC Children's Hospital, and I am now more than ever, so glad to have a chance to give back as I will be teaching at the BC Crop for Kids event in October, which raises funds for the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Using up old and new products all on the same page makes me happy.
"Old" product: Epoxy alphabets, KI Memories
"New" product: Journalling block, Collage Press
Also making me happy: "Frankensteining" product. I just added some blue ink and diamond glaze to the American Crafts Thickers, and I love how they look.
More old/new and some techniques:
- I covered the FontWerks frame chipboard with Rangers Stickles and then added some Distressed Ink to the center of the frame and embossed it, which gave it a bit of a gritty texture. I added the perfect hippo embellishments by Little Yellow Bicyle. "Love" tag is from a CI sticker sheet.