Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Type 1 Diabetes Inspired Art/Crafts

As I was doing the Creative Scrapbooking Diva Bloghop, I found Clare who is involved with a crop for Diabetes hop.

See the "Crop for Diabetes" on the right. This crop ends Feb 5, 2011.

The below scrapbook page wasn't one I would have normally shared but it is definately for a good cause. This was three yrs ago when Isabella recieved this wonderful new friend from a children's state program. There is a CD player and speaker inside. Spinoza came with his own inspirational, peaceful CD. This was a wonderful suprise that came just 2 months after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 5yrs old.

I put this page together this past November using her school desk nametag. She was diagnosed just 2 wks before kindergarten. The "Hug" tab opens to see her drawings and stories she did throughout her first year.

Then the last page is her version of Spinoza. I love to add the kid's art to their pages whenever possible. Thanks for the opportunity to spotlight this disease and pull together. I really hope to meet some other moms dealing with the same challenges.

This is for Jessika's challenge which is to alter something. This is to symbolize how type 1 diabetes alters our lives. Below is an insulin bottle used to draw the insulin out with a needle. We have since started using the pump but we still use the pen needles when needed. I covered the bottle with clay that I stamped, colored with perfect pearls and baked. It actually won first prize for the Staedlers Bottles of Hope challenge for the Craft and Hobby Association. The bottles of hope are all donated to patients, mostly cancer patients.

"He shall set the captives free" and the other side says "He will rise with healing in his wings"


T's Daily Treasures said...

Your scrapbook layouts are so lovely. Sorry to hear that Isabella is dealing with juvenile diabetes. It is quite difficult for adults to deal with and control type 2 diabetes so I can imagine it would be difficult for a child to understand a condition that is beyond their control. Spinoza looks like a great friend and her drawing is so sweet! Wishing you a wonderful day. Blessings, Tammy

mommyfink said...

Wow! Your projects have brought tears to my eyes. Madison is now 9 years old and was diagnosed just before her second birthday. I love the bottle of hope.....I think I need to create something similar!

Thank you for joining us in the Crop for a Cure and for sharing with us!


Delia Cruz said...

Truly touching, I love the layout and the bottle is beautiful!!

sleeplesswonder said...

Love the LO's. I am currently getting tested for Diabetes. It is really scary. And I am 30, so for a child it must be terrifying.
Melissa D

P.s. I can't find where to follow you.