Monday, August 6, 2012

Spencer's iPad Miracle

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!


  1. What a beautiful page, Ginger. It makes me happy to hear such good news about how Spencer is doing.

  2. What a gorgeous page Ginger - love your work!!!

  3. What a beautiful page. Love the colors you used.

  4. Wow!!! This is fantastic!!! AWESOME layout!

  5. Oh, Ginger, this is so special! I love that Spencer has a way to communicate with you in this way!!! Your post was so touching and the layout is awesome! Love that you worked in the puzzle piece motif. Great patterns on this too!

  6. It's so WONDERFUL to be Spencer's Grandpa! Ginger, your artistic talents are exceeded by the amazing and sincere depth of your motherhood, and only a few of us are close enough to you to know that. But I think your fans here should hear it from your Dad!

  7. Your page is great but your dad's comment and support is beyond AWESOME! I lost my dad 5 years ago and how I wish I could here him said that I was still doing a great job with my kids (31 and 24) and that he was proud of me. No matter how old we get we still need our parents to bless this journey called life!

    Spencer's grandpa, you must be one really "cool dude"...

    Rock on grandpa, ROCK ON!!