Saturday, October 25, 2014

Celebrating Life (Scrapbook Saturday)

Life is so very precious, and when the life of someone we love is threatened and then spared, we can't help but celebrate day after blessed day! For today's "Scrapbook Saturday" share, designer Melissa Craig has created two beautiful pages, celebrating the lives of two amazing women.

This first page (at the top of today's post) commemorates Melissa's beloved sister, Theresa. As you've probably guessed, Theresa is a breast cancer survivor. Certainly this moniker -- "breast cancer survivor" -- does not define Theresa, but it is a tremendous cause for celebration. The photo framed on this page was taken at Theresa's one-year post-cancer "Celebration of Life." She is surrounded by loved ones, and couldn't be more beautiful!

To create this page, Melissa used the paper and image (Oscar the cat) from the "Think Pink" set (downloadable for free at our shop). The embellishments she added are so sweet, and just add to the aura of love for her sister that exudes from this page. Pink ribboned buttons, doodle heart flowers, and a darling little pink ribbon stick pin...these are adorable!

This second page was a special gift to me from Melissa. (Thank you, Melissa -- from the bottom of my heart!!!) Just last week my own sister, Betty, completed her treatment for breast cancer. At the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she was treated, they have a tradition of having the patients "ring the bell" when they complete their treatment. This is symbolic, yes, but the act of ringing that bell meant so much to my sister, and by extension, those of us who love her. She was blessed to have her closest friends join her for this occasion. One of the difficult things for me about her battle this past year has been not being able to physically be there with her throughout; praise God for those loving friends who helped to keep her spirited and determined!

To create this page, Melissa used some of the elements from the "Passionately Pink" set (also available to download for free at our shop). She did such a beautiful job of preserving this special event!

Life...again, I say it is very, very precious. I encourage you to celebrate it today and every day, no matter your circumstances! :-)

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