Thursday, November 13, 2008

announcements and a layout...

First up...Scrapbooking Delights are running a weekend retreat next year! How fabulous!! If you're in the Sydney/South Coast/Southern Highlands area, why not come along. Now would be the perfect time to book...perhaps put a message out for Santa. I'll share more details as they come to hand.

Next up...I've been playing over at Noel Mignon at the Harvest Crop. This layout is for Jana's challenge. Lots of bright, fun American Crafts papers and embellies, a little Kaiser PP, Glitz rubons and Scrapware for good measure. I had so much fun with Jana's sketch! The crop finishes on Saturday, so still plenty of time to join in.

Last but not least...can you scrap 6x6?

The very generous Julie Stone is organising albums again for the Southern Cross Kids Camp. Here's a note from Julie...

Unbelievably it's that time of year again! Southern Cross Kids Camp will soon start their 2009 camps for abused and at risk kids across Australia & NZ. Last year you were incredibly generous and kindly donated gorgeous pages and product for the buddies to create and present the precious camp memory books to the children.

It's with great excitement and pride, I can tell you that this year we have been asked to supply books with pages for ALL the camps in 2009! Last week I attended the annual SCKC Directors summit and told them of the enthusiasm, willingness to assist and compassion in the scrapbooking community. They were thrilled that so many of you cared enough to help. They were all so grateful that the time saved creating the pages meant the buddies could journal more meaningful words of encouragement and love and hand the children an incredible keepsake of their week.

This year, once again, we need your generous support for the children of SCKC. Our aim this year is to produce 6300 for all the camps, many pages are needed for the first camp in January. We will need to start receiving the pages by early December, not as daunting as it sounds, as last year we managed to achieve our numbers in a relatively short time period. If you could ask your local Scrap Shop or your online forum community we would be greatly appreciative of the support. If you can't help in the next month, there are another five camps they will run throughout April, May, June and July 09

If you can help us out by producing co-ordinated pages for an album, here's what we need. 20 pages per album, the albums are 6"x6, with one photo per page and it will be approx 5" x 3.5". The pages need not be intricate, in fact simple is best, with a photo mat, and a journal spot.

If you are unable to contribute pages but would love to help, we would welcome any left over alphabets, ribbons, buttons, stickers and stamps, embellishments that could be used to decorate the front covers of the children's albums. We would be extremely grateful for whatever assistance you can give.

Your pages/books are used to create an incredible legacy for these neglected and ever so deserving children, who continue to keep a flame of hope alive in their little hearts. Your help is invaluable and as I said during last year's drive for pages, you really are making a difference in the life of one young child.

As far as what is needed, the albums are 6"x6 - 20 pages with one photo per page and it will be approx 5" x 3.5", the rest is up to you, as you may have seen on my blog, simple is by far the best. If you like you can include a mat and a journaling spot so the buddies can Journal. As scrappers we understand the importance of including personal journaling and I know these children will benefit so much more if its there.

The number of LO's you can contribute is entirely up to you, we would love to be able to be able to provide for all 9 camps that will be held in held in Australia & NZ this year. In fact the contribution from last year is on it's way to the NZ camp in Dunedin in preparation for their January 09 camp!! Your contribution would be sorted upon arrival and readied for the next scheduled Camp. Any amount you contribute, be it 1, 20, 40 or 100 will be most gratefully received.

The LO's you create will be slipped into the sleeves of a 6x6 SEI Album so there is no need for you to worry about punching holes etc. Single page LO's will be most suitable. A quick suggestion would be to stick to two or three designs and vary the papers a little,that way you can cut out the various components at the same time and set up a little production line. Co-Ordinated is best as you could imagine, it gives the albums a lovely completed feel. Colours are your choice too, Both Boys & Girls Pages are suitable, although there are a few Girly Girls that come, most of the girls aren't, so bold girl combinations are most suitable( bold flowery papers are perfect), boys LO's would include, bright primaries and blues, browns, greens etc. Last year we tended to get a much greater percentage of girls pages, if possible, pages that would suit both boys and girls would be ideal, this can be as simple as choosing bright primary papers and leaving the flowers and feminine accents loose for the buddies to attach However what ever you have or are willing to create will be most gratefully received.Orientation is both landscape and portrait, although more portrait, you could either design them to be either way and the buddies could turn the pages to suit or just leave the mat loose with each page and i will help the buddies attach them when needed. Not something to stress about too much as we found most pages could be easily turned to suit. We still do have quite a few LO's for the January camps but will need your help to make sure we can fill all the Kids books, so a good time to be posting them to my address would be the first week of December 08.

When you have your LO's ready, please post them to:

Julie Stone SCKC
PO Box 290
NSW 2526

Thanks again so much, for your kind and enthusiastic offer, the difference you will make to a Child's life is both amazing and immeasurable.

This is such a worthwhile cause, and I'm thrilled to be able to help out. Can you contribute? It only takes a few minutes to put together some layouts that a child will treasure forever! Click on the pic below for more details and to watch the page counter...
Thanks for stopping by. Cheers, Lis.

1 comment:

Calia Yang said...

I love that layout and the cause is so wonderful! just dropping by to say hi!

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