Saturday, March 10, 2012

Medical Notes Journal. Crafting For Real Life

Crafting is good for so many things… including stress relief. The Mumster ( aka my mom) was admitted to the hospital and we’re in the process of figuring out what’s going on.

We live in different states and I couldn’t get a flight out the same day, so while I was waiting I had to burn off some energy. I figured I could make something practical, like a journal to take notes in when I do meet w/ her doctors.
Medical Record Journal (2)

Took a 9.5 x 6 spiral notebook that I had on hand and matched some scrapbook paper to the cover since I couldn’t cover over the spiral binding.

Notebook Makeover

Used a piece of paper from DCWV’s “Tradewinds” stack:

DCWV Tradewinds

and glued it to the cover with Ranger Glue N Seal. Added a piece of Core’dinations Whitewash cardstock and cut a semi circle from the remaining Tradewinds piece. Added some Colobok metallic rub-ons.

Found a decorative chipboard piece in my stash and used a scrap of the Tradewinds paper to fill the center of it. Embellished w/ pre-shaped decorative rhinestone swirly thingies and computer generated the caduceus ( medical thingy) and text.


I crumpled the paper w/ the text up and brished over it with Ranger Distress Antique Linen. Glued that down w/ the Glue N Seal.

Maybe I won’t be quite so stressed if I’m taking notes in this? Hopefully!

Medical Info  Journal

One of the Mumster’s favorite sayings is: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. Yup. 


Kristin said...

Will keep you in our prayers.

atalet-buduar said...

I wish your mom's health situation clears asap.. my prayers and best wishes are for you and family..


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Keeping your family in my thoughts, Carol. Big hugs.

Michelle L. said...

Will be thinking of you and your mom, my dear! Glad you could fashion a practical craft while waiting - what a great idea for this situation. Love, m

Holly Lefevre said...

I wish your mom well! I do appreciate your great "crafting for real life" journal. I have made a few myself recently. Hope this helps you keep sit all organized and again my best wishes for your mom.

1CardCreator said...

Hope your Mom is going to be well soon. Love the journal you made, good idea too, it's so easy to forget when you are bombarded with so much info at once. Keep you both in my prayers.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, Carol. That has to be stressful! Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts.

The Messy Roost said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. We are going through tough times with my husbands dad. I wish the best and love the journal -- so sweet.