Here's a layout I did for a sketch challenge. I decided to use two of my Platelet donation pictures I got last time I donated. I want document my donations.
I used Rusty Pickle paper for the base and the embellishments. I cut up a piece to get the flowers. The grey were on one side and the tan on the other. I only have two sheets of this and now I'm wishing I had more . I added a strip of blue bazzil and my title is some distressed stickers I had in my stash. Of course I always try to make my layouts and cards charming so I added some flower charms from ACP. Here is my journaling and if you want to know more about platelet donatation and see more pictures you can go to my older posts. But don't do it if you don't like needles!
I've been donating blood for 20 years. Several years ago I started donating platelets instead. I think donating blood or platelets is a simple way for me to give to my community. I remember my Dad coming home with his arm wrapped from donating blood. I thought it was so heroic. I started as soon as I graduated from college. (I took a 6 year hiatus while trying to get pregnant.) Dad never thought anything about it but it was his donating that influenced me to donate. I hope my simple gift of time and platelets will give someone hope during their illness.