Monday, November 5, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles-Challenge #22 !

Cara is hosting this month's challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles with the theme of scrapping about your "Family Ties". The definition of Family is up to you. There are the family you are born into, your family at church or work or dear friends that have become family.
 The twist this month is to use ribbon on your layout. Get it.."ties"? Wicked cute.
 Here is my inspiration layout:

Using the  October ScrapThat! kit, I created a layout about the miracle that has occured in my family in the face of something awful. Many of you know, my sweet niece, Vivien:

Vivi's 2nd Birthday
Vivi has Cystic Fibrosis, "a disease passed down through families that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. It is a life-threatening disorder."(PubMed)
The last 2 years, a growing group of Vivien's family and friends gather to raise funds for CF research by participating in the Great Strides fundraiser. Our team,"Viver's Givers" has raised over $30,00 in 2 years!Alhough we wish CF was not a part of our lives, the annual get together is a testimony to the amazing power of love and dedication.
 Our "Team" family consists  of Viv's parents,Grandparents, Aunts,Uncles, cousins and many family friends of all of us. We don our Tee-shirts and do our part to help Vivi and the thousands of others with CF. I am so grateful to know all of Vivi's extended family and so proud to be a part of this "team."

So..enough about me..what is your miracle? How do you define "family"? We would love to see your creation (don't forget to include the twist!) and you could win this awesome prize!
Our SPONSOR this month is Peace, Love & Scrapbooking.

Peace, Love & Scrapbooking was born out of a passion for scrapbooking and preserving memories. They strive to put together kits that feature the latest products from several manufacturers ... taking care to make sure everything coordinates perfectly! Each kit is jam packed with paper and embellies and will always contain enough product for you to create several stunning layouts or cards. They aren't a typical kit club, there is no membership or monthly minimums ... just beautiful kits at one low price! You choose what you want, when you want it and how many of each kit you'd like!

The lucky winner will receive a gift certificate good toward the kit of their choice!

Also...they will offer a 15% discount for anyone that orders a kit during the month of November! Use code: GC0906338
For a chance to win this awesome prize, link up a project by November 30th 11:59pm PST. Make sure your link is to the blog post with your project & not just your blog in general...and be sure to remember the SCRAP TWIST!
Plus our Design Team will choose their top 3 layouts from all the entries...then those layouts will be featured in our Winners Post on December 8th.
Can't wait to see what you create!!


Keren Tamir said...

This is a beautiful LO and a heartfelt story. You guys do an awesome job to raise all that money for research

Svetlana Austin said...

though it is very sad that Vivien must go through all this your family showed themselves in such an amazing way! you are great!
and your LO is also great, Tracey! love all the layering and all the scattered flowers look so sweet!

Felicity Ives said...

Simply beautiful! What a lovely story of family and the good they can do when they band together. Love your pretty layers and feminine style xx