Last week I announced that I'm a Designer for Tanner Bell Designs. Tanner is a young man who sees his stamps being used for more than just creating cards. So here I am on a Tuesday morning sharing some pages I created for Katie's 2012 Album. I have to admit that this project takes me outside of my comfort zone. Fair warning ... I really am not a Scrapbooker.
You may, or may not, be aware that my daughter Katie is Moderate to Severally Cognitively Challenged. She is 20-yrs old, and she brings us lots of joy at the same time she challenges us on a daily basis. Last year Katie's school [SEDOL Transition Program] received a Grant to participate in a local Hippotherapy Program. So Katie and several of her piers went to a local barn for Hippotherapy, and she had an awesome time. Hippotherapy is an Equine Therapy Program for Disabled Children.
This was not Katie's first introduction to horses. She visited a Hippotherapy Program a couple of times during High School. The one time she got up on a horse she was terrified, and had to get off immediately. Back then she preferred to just brush the horses down.
After meeting Stryker, my daughter-in-law Lauren's horse, Katie became more at ease with horses. Hence her willingness to get on a horse and truly enjoy the experience.
Here is a closer look at each of the pages ...
I used Tanner's Chevron Grunge stamp to create the background for my layout. As you can see I started with just adding the Chevron Grunge to the top and bottom of my page, and then as I was putting the second page together I realized how empty it looked. HA! So I used the stamp on the whole page. They are not a perfect match, but I know Katie will love it!
The Chevron is part of the Diamond/Chevron Grunge stamp set.
You can find these stamps in Tanner Bell Designs store here.
In closing of this post I wanted to share the said news that we lost Stryker in July this year to an unfortunate illness. I wanted to share a picture of Katie, Lauren, and Stryker from April 14th this year.
Rest in peace Stryker and know that you were truly loved by all.
Until next time ... Enjoy!