Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Can you help these kids?

Take a look at this blog, and I dare you not to want to get involved and help ;)

Here's a basic run-down. Southern Cross Kids Camp run week long camps for abused and at-risk kids across Australia. The kids 'Buddies' create memory books that focus on their holiday week , that sadly might be the only happy childhood memories recorded for them. A fellow scrapper helped out at two of the SCKC camps held early this year and helped create gorgeous “Scrapped” memory books……they were the best ones yet, easier for the tired buddies and treasured beyond imagination by the children. The books were so successful, the Australian Directors contacted her and asked if all Nine of the camps in Australia and NZ could get the same albums! 325 kids memory albums!!! As you could imagine, to achieve that they need your help!

Here at Scrap It Flaunt it we have decided that we would love to take up such a worthy cause and we are asking our loyal customers to help us to achieve this.

What can we do to help?
We can take the pressure off the Buddies by creating as many 6x6 layouts we possibly can. Then all they need to do is add photos & journaling then get a good night's sleep :)

How many?
They need about 6300 pages ... surely we as scrappers or crafters can help make these children's albums a reality!!! Make 2, make 6, make 12 ... make as many as you can. These pages are for camps for the entire year, not just the 2 that Julie is attending. Exciting stuff!

So far the ladies of "Scrap It Flaunt It" have contributed 56 layouts and we have set a target of 1000!

What can I do?
You can dig into your stash (I know you've got a big stash of papers & cardstock ;) LOL) or use the growing stash here at the shop ... and start creating. Here's what you need to make:

Pages that are 6" x 6".

Layouts will contan one photo per page (approx 5" x 3.5"), add a photo mat (I cut mine 14cm x 10cm).

Make a space for a bit of journaling.

No need to punch holes ... they're being put into 6x6 page protectors in a 6x6 album

Colours - try for neutral, brights, muted, multi coloured, they need boys and girls pages but usually need more boy pages… bold colours are great as they suit both Girls & Boys. Make the page so that it will suit a portrait or landscape photo (can be turned on it's side). Where can I see an example? On Julie's blog. Real fancy designs aren’t necessary, simple is best
Try making the same layout using different papers or a few designs with co-ordinating!

How long have we got?
The camps will run through 09 But to be repackaged and sorted they will need to reach Julie anywhere between Mid to late March 09.Where do I send them?You can bring them into Scrap it Flaunt it and we will stock pile them to be sent on to Julie

No time?
Simply don't have time to create, but really want to contribute. Your old stash need a good home? Some left over odds and ends taking up space? You can contact Julie via her blog or email as they need embellishments and alphabets for the buddies to decorate the front covers. Another option is to drop off your donations to us at the shop, William St, Armadale, WA.

Are you keen? Are you excited?
I know we are. We challenge everyone who is able to donate to this worthy cause to rise to the occasion and create for these kids in need. You might be thinking ... I can only do 2 layouts ... well ... that's 2 more than they had before :)

Do you get together with friends to scrap or do craft? Why not challenge your group to create a couple of pages each? Been looking for an excuse to hook up with other Scrappers in your area? Clear the dining table and scrap up a storm.

Kids enjoy scrapbooking? Get them involved making a couple of pages for other kids who don't have as great a life as they do, a brilliant way of sharing some meaningful time and teaching them about helping out those in need..

Or you can come down to Scrap IT Flaunt It on a Wednesday and create some of these layouts with design team members Leonie Vellender and Jodi Belton :0)

SCKC need our help, we can make a real difference and all with our left over scraps!!

Come on! Lets try put a smile on a Childs Face!

Little Jodi

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