Today is an odd day for me — it is the 3rd anniversary of our daughter’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. Although she is an extraordinary little girl, who deals with an average 8 pokes per day to test, an insulin pump attached to her 24/7 and site changes for that pump every 3 days, and is doing amazingly well in all ways, the anniversary of her diagnosis always brings back a ton of emotions for me. It is just another day for her, as she is too little to even understand what diabetes even means. In honor of my sweet, amazing little girl, here is my card today:
I inked up my Inky Impressions LiLi’s Awareness Ribbon stamp for the first time. A portion of the procedes from this stamp go to the American Diabetes Association (as well as the National Breast Cancer Foundation). I used Mercy’s sketch (MTSC65) for this week and the DCRU challenge #30 — use the colors found in the My Mind’s Eye Lush collection (oh, how I need to get some of this paper!). I chose pink & red, which I paired with Basic Gray (the color of the diabetes awareness ribbon). I colored LiLi with Copics, making her über-cute in pink & red overalls. Her mat is cut from the two largest Big Scalloped Ovals from each set. I cut an additional scalloped oval and sponged it with Memento Angel Pink before handwriting “find a cure”. The final touches were some Christmas Red Stickles for a drop of blood on the ribbon and some sparkle to her head band.
As a bonus, here is a picture of my ridiculously adorable daughter, who says she is “smart, strong & brave.” She is most certainly all of those things! (We were having smile issues this morning — either this or really cheesy!)
Find a Cure
Stamps: Inky Impressions LiLi Awareness Ribbon
Paper: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Pure Poppy, Select White (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink
Copics: B00, C1, C3, E00, E21, E33, E35, E39, R02, R24, R46, R81, R83
Other Stuff: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Christmas Red Stickles, ribbon, Nestabilities
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