Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pages for Stampin' Out Alzheimer's

I managed to get a few cards and pages done for the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's challenges this week. What an incredible place of inspiration and community...Jen Tapler and her friends worked hard to get people on board, offer really exciting prizes and bring people and their stories together. If you weren't involved, look for it next year!

My brother-in-law passed away in November 2007 after a decade struggling with early-onset Alzheimer's. Michael and Anne have three children, and although we still have many memories from these last years, his decline and the effect on everyone who loved him was heartbreaking. I still can't listen to My Immortal by Evanescence without tearing up.
Anyway, here they are...



Both pages use digi papers by Mindy Terasawa from her Moss Scape kit at http://www.designerdigitals.com/. I love the colours and the subtle designs. I also used Ali Edward's layered template (AELayoutTemplateNo3) and wonderful font on the Remembering Michael page. The tissue paper letters are by Anna Aspnes (also http://www.designerdigitals.com/).

And here's one more digital page:








The picture isn't a new one--but the title is something I need to commit to. Digital paper and embellishments are from Mindy Terasawa's Allure kit, http://www.designerdigitals.com/.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your BIL. Isn't it hard to watch them slip between our fingers and not able to do anything. My DH mother has it and even though she has had a great life (81yrs old) it is still heartbreaking! Hope all is well with you! Love the scrapbook pages.

Karen Motz said...

These pages are STUNNING Nancy! What a wonderful layout to remember him with. Hugs!!!

Dana White said...

Nancy these are stunning I really wish I was close so you could kick my butt & get me scrapping again! I love how you honoured your BIL I should do stuff like that for my brother

Jen Tapler said...

Nancy - I wanted to thank you again for participating in SOA and especially for sharing your BIL's story. I just discovered your blog (where the heck have I been!?!?) and have bookmarked it - I have a mild girl crush now!! hee hee! I'm also so inspired by Henri's story and your own journey through medical hardships. Thanks again Nancy!