Last year I did several projects for an upcoming scrapbooking idea book by the always fabulous Courtney Walsh. Sadly we recently heard that the book has been canceled. I don't really mind though as this project gave me the chance to create one of my all time favorite layouts. I thought I'd share it with you today as it is a good starting point to talk just a little bit about Spencer and the wonderful progress he has been making lately.
About a year ago Spencer's understanding of how to communicate using his iPad suddenly took off. He uses an app called Proloquo2go to "talk" to by touching pictures that then give a verbal output. This layout is about what an answer to prayer this was and what a joy it is to have Spencer "talk" to us.
This past year Spencer has continued to make remarkable progress with this program. He says his prayers with it, participates in school and church programs with it, and communicates his wants, desires, and even his little boy potty humor with it. He tells me he loves me daily and calls me "Mom" with it. It melts my heart every time!
I love to see him exploring the menus and discovering all kinds of new things he wants to discuss with us--it is a continued miracle for him. We also transitioned him from the iPad to the iPod Touch which he can wear around his neck and keep with him much easier than the heavier, bulkier iPad. I love the window to his soul that this tools gives us for Spencer.
The layout itself features a mix of Cosmo Cricket and My Mind's Eye papers. The papers are also embossed with my Cuttlebug. The puzzle punch and the postage stamp rotary cutting blade are tools made by Creative Memories. I also used their Custom Cutting System for the circles and their Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge for the hearts on this page. The letters are by Basic grey, american Crafts and Sassafras Lass.
Thanks for letting me share today!