Saturday, November 20, 2010

Geelong Grief and Bereavement Cause.....

Deb my Design Team member from Screen 2 Scrap is organising donations of keepsakes to Geelong Grief and Bereavement unit at Geelong Hospital. So if you can help out please send Deb an email....

Read below for all the info and make sure you read 'Harrison's Story', if your thinking of doing something special or nice for someone unknown before Christmas this is the perfect chance to help out.


Deb needs your HELP!!!! (Taken from Debs blog)

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all well...
I have come across a family that have a heartbreaking time in their lives ( go here to hear about Harrison's Story) and it got me thinking about families in Geelong going through the same heartbreak.....
WE CAN HELP just a little bit.... I know of soooooo many talented ladies out there, local ladies and also others who are not local....
I have been in contact with the Grief and Bereavement Counsellors at Geelong Hospital and they would LOVE our help....
Here is what I have in mind......
Create a BEAUTIFUL keepsake for someone who has lost a loved one whether it be a child or a grandparent.....You can create a 8x8 Album or maybe a BTP item....Or you can buy a frame and insert a scrapbook page with a place for the person to add their own photo of their loved one....
You can create your KEEPSAKE for either a baby boy/girl, male/female or just keep it neutral.....
The idea's are endless and up to you to use your imagination.... I KNOW for certain that all us SCRAPPERS have LOADS of items that we buy and put in a cupboard or drawer and say " I will create something with that one day!!!!!!"
It is coming up to Christmas and to lose a loved one at that time would be awful so I would LOVE to get some KEEPSAKES to the hopsital ASAP....
Please contact me at for more details and where to send your KEEPSAKES...
It would mean soooooo much to someone to think that someone they don't even know cared enough to make something sooooo special for them during such a hard time......
SO LETS RALLY TOGETHER AND HELP OUT SOMEONE IN NEED.....Please let your scrapping friends know about this and the more we can help the better....
I really look forward to hearing from you.....
I will post here any donations we get so everyone can see what others have done....
I am off to start creating and will post here what I have created to donate....
Thanks for stopping by
Deb xo

Here's my pages and an album I'm donating......



and the album...


Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm Grateful 4

Here is my entry for Challenge #29 at 'Scrap that Poetry' using the poem 'A Prayer for the Great Family' by Gary Snyder.

The perfect poem to scrap to with 'Thanksgiving' only a few days way :)

'A Prayer for the Great Family' by Gary Snyder.

Gratitude to Mother Earth, sailing through night and day—

and to her soil: rich, rare and sweet

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Plants, the sun-facing, light-changing leaf

and fine root-hairs; standing still through wind

and rain; their dance is in the flowering spiral grain

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Air, bearing the soaring Swift and silent

Owl at dawn. Breath of our song

clear spirit breeze

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Wild Beings, our brothers, teaching secrets,

freedoms, and ways; who share with us their milk;

self-complete, brave and aware

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to Water: clouds, lakes, rivers, glaciers;

holding or releasing; streaming through all

our bodies salty seas

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to the Sun: blinding pulsing light through

trunks of trees, through mists, warming caves where

bears and snakes sleep— he who wakes us—

in our minds so be it.

Gratitude to the Great Sky

who holds billions of stars— and goes yet beyond that—

beyond all powers, and thoughts

and yet is within us—

Grandfather Space.

The Mind is his Wife.

so be it.

- after a Mohawk prayer

by: Gary Snyder, Turtle Island

New Directions, New York, 1974, pp. 24-25


I'm Grateful 4

This is a scraplift of Sarah de Guzmans 'I'm thankful' page. Thanks Sarah for the inspiration :)

Here is a close up.....

If you would like to join in the challenge post a link in the comments section with your challenge!
Creations are due November 30th at 10 am EST.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jetsetting Friends

Here is my submission for 'From Screen 2 Scrap' challenge blog.

Here is the months poster and criteria.


Added criteria for an extra 6 bonus Points

1. An Aeroplane somewhere on the page = 1 pt

2. Two colours in the title = 2 pts

3. Use two photos or two figures cut from a photo = 3 pts

Here is my submission.....

Here we are at Melbourne airport in 2008 ready to fly to Hamilton Island for a well earned rest and catch up. We had planned this trip for a while and thought it would be a great way to get together as we all turned 50 this year...(except Sue she's about 2 years behind us). Our little group had stayed close through State School (Sharon, Kim and I) and through High School (All of us) we played netball and basketball together.....hopefully we can do more travelling in the future....maybe when we retire!! :)

Entries for ' Casablanca' will close
Sunday 28th November at midnight.

Cant wait to see this months entries !!!



Here is my submission for ARTastic challenge blog. This months Artist is Chris Wake with his painting 'The Beach'

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.

Either a sandcastle, bucket and spade or beach towel =1 pt

A few Seagulls = 2pts

A family beach photo or similar = 3pts

I'm sure everyone has at least one beachey pic
amongst their collection of photos over the years.

Here is my submission:

Some pics from a beach holiday to Carrum in 1961
The journaling reads: Here I am 2 1/2 years old. the Family at Carrum, Jan 1961. Nanna and Pop Morrison and my mum :) I love finding these old photos and scrapping them. Great memories from a time long ago! My seagulls were hand drawn and cut :)

Entries close on the 28th November at midnight.
We would love to see your entry :)


My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose

Here is my entry for 'Scrap that Poetry' fortnightly challenge. I couldn't miss joining in on this one, as it was my suggested poem when I was on the's a beautiful poem from the Scottish born Robert Burns.

A Red, Red Rose
by: Robert Burns

Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,

That's newly sprung in June:

Oh my luve is like the melodie,

That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,

So deep in luve am I;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi' the sun;

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!

And fare thee weel a while!

And I will come again, my luve,

Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Here is my entry:

So come and join in the challenge, you have until November the 14th at 10am EST to either upload your entry to the comments section or send an email to