Hi everyone :)
Our latest sketch challenge is live over at The Memory Nest and I wanted to share my take on it :)
I used American Crafts "Star Shine" collection :)
And here is our sketch :)
And I wanted to share something real quick :) As some of you that have followed me for awhile, you will know that Brookie was born with "Port Wine Stains" on about 30% of her body -- she has had 17 laser surgeries to help remove the 'stains' from her body -- as this skin condition can cause Glaucoma, and sometimes blindness.
Every year her hospital hosts a picnic for their 'laser kids' (these are what they call the kids that undergo this surgery) -- and it's always a great place to meet other families that are going through what you are.
Her surgeon, Dr. Hanson retired a couple of years ago, but he was at the picnic this past Saturday and Brookie was so happy to see him! :)
When she was 'little' ... she couldn't say his name right, so she used to call him "Dr. Handsome" ... lol :)
Here are some pics from this years picnic :)
Brian and her played some football and soccer, one of the clowns there made her a flower from balloons, we rode the train around the park, she had 'Happy Halloween' drawn on her arm from one of the clowns -- and of course, her and Dr. 'Handsome' ;)
And sad news to share -- our crafty community is small in size, but large in heart -- and I learned Saturday evening that a fellow crafter tragically passed away in a house fire -- for those that remember Ellen Sosnoski from Core'dinations -- she will be remembered for her beautiful smile and always being amazing and talented. I was fortunate enough to meet her many times while attending the CHA show in Anaheim and she always had a ready smile for me, and her quick wit always made me laugh ... RIP my friend :(
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)