Having our My Memories Suite friends create a book for a little girl was not what I had planned when I made a post on the My Memories Suite FB page. I had recently become a fan of reading other blogs and wanted connect with any and all MMS fans that have blogs. Things got a bit crazy and a few days had passed when I realized that I had forgotten about the post I made asking for peoples blog addresses. I started to make my way through the blogs that our MMS friends had created and was so impressed by all the creativity. I came to the 4th blog listed.....an MMS friend named Amiee Murphy.....one of the first things I saw on her blog were the words "Embrace the Journey". I knew immediately that I wanted to read more.
I began to read some of Amiee's blog. The more I read, the more I felt a connection with Amiee, whom I had never met! She is a stay at home mom, she is from New England, she is a crafty person and we both have kiddos with CHD's (Congenital Heart Defect). I am very lucky that my Carter's CHD is stable right now and he is monitored regularly and will eventually have surgery. Amiee's little girl, Katy has a severe CHD where Katy needs a new heart. I continued to read through Amiee's blog and found that the "Make a Wish" foundation granted Katy a wish last September. Katy's wish was to go on a Disney World vacation. Anyone who knows me, knows that Walt Disney World is my favorite place on earth! I needed to see photos of this precious little girl and their trip to Walt Disney World. I found some photos of their trip and they were screaming at me to be scrapped. The more I looked through the photos the more I felt I was being called to do something special. I decided to write an e-mail privately to Amiee and ask her if me and some of my scrappin' friends could help help her by creating some layouts of their vacation. It wasn't long before I heard back from her......she said it was a very generous offer, but she knows how scrappers are behind on their own pages and couldn't take our time to create pages for her family! I assured her (on behalf of my MMS friends who I hadn't yet asked to help out yet! LOL) that this was something "we" wanted to do and it would be our pleasure! She wrote back very excited that people who didn't even know her and her family would do such a generous thing!
Once I got the "ok" from Amiee, I took the little project to our MMS friends! WOW......I knew we had awesome friends, but the response was AMAZING! Within 48 hours we had 23 friends volunteer to create layouts (including 2 designers and 1 printing boutique)! I was stunned and amazed by the response! This wasn't a little project anymore! One of our MMS designers, Barb from "Albums to Remember" e-mailed me the morning after my request saying that she had created a kit just for Katy and this project to give to all the volunteers! Mary, from The Memory Boutique offered to print all the layouts for Katy! The layouts started rolling in and my tears, once again, were flowing! All 68 layouts were amazing! We were all touched by this very special little girl named Katy and her family!
Here is a special slideshow of ALL the pages that were created with the loving heart and soul of some special friends from the MMS Facebook page! We were so excited to share this with Katy and her family! We hope they will treasure these special memories from their amazing trip for many years to come!
Many thanks to the Murphy Family for entrusting us with your beautiful photos from your trip! We had an amazing time creating this memory book for you and are so happy that you love it!
Thanks to the "MMS Suite Peeps" who helped make this wonderfully crazy idea of mine come to life.....Amy, Barb (from Albums to Remember), Crystal, Debbie B., Elaine, Jamie, Kat, Katherine (from MagicalReality Designs), Kathleen, Katrina, Krissy, Laura, Linda H., Linda M., Lisa J., Lorrie, Marilyn, Mary (from The Memory Boutique), Menda, Rena, Shawna and Vicki U.
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