Scrappin' - an overdue layout and an upcoming class!

I have a couple of layouts that I did way back in September last year, around the time of my new catalogue launch, and I thought it was about time I shared them here...


This one was based on a layout I found in a magazine and loved, but do you think I can - for the life of me - find it now?!  It's very likely to have been from the pages of a Scrapbook Trends mag (rather a fave!) and if I can track down the actual issue, I will be sure to edit this post with the info.

The oldy-worldy map paper from the Newsprint DSP was perfect for this layout about the little girl from Ethiopia that we started sponsoring last year.  The story of how it came about is written in the background of the layout and reads like this...

"For the past few months, every time the World Vision commercial came onto the TV, you would stop everything you were doing to watch.  And every time the commercial was over, you would ask "Mummy can we sponsor a child..?"  We would talk about all the things we have - simple things that we don't even think about, like clothes, food, clean water - and how some people in the world don't have those things. Last week the ad came on TV again, and this time, as I waited for the question to come, I thought to myself that this time when you asked, the answer would be YES.  I love the way you are so thoughtful and sensitive to the needs of others and I love that you are always looking for ways to help.  We went onto the World Vision website and found Biftu - a seven year old girl in Ethiopia, who is born on the exact same day as you.  We completed all the sponsorship details and read how the little bit of money that it costs can help Biftu with her education and her family with food and water.  When the information came in the mail, you opened it up to read all about Biftu and you put her picture by your bed.  Thank you, my angel, for having such a big, beautiful heart..."

Next week I'll show you the other layout that is also very close to my heart :-)

Speaking of scrapbooking, with the poppets now happily back at school, or off to school for the first time, as is the case with my small girl, I'm dipping my toes back into the waters of the stamping class!

If you get my newsletter, you will have seen in last month's edition that I am offering two classes this month, one of which is a scrapbooking class next Monday night.

I have three places left in this class and am SO excited about the layout, so would love you to join me if you can!

Here's a peek at the layout we'll be doing...

I used a pic of my scrumptious baby nephew for my layout, but it's not specifically designed as a baby layout - any pic that will fit with the delicious colours of the Elegant Soiree DSP will do the job!

The class is $15, with all materials provided and will be held at my house in Perth next Monday, 21 February at 7.30pm.  Be sure to let me know if you'd like to nab one of the remaining places!

And don't forget to pop back here tomorrow for the latest installment of Challenge Chewsday...!

"One World 12x12 Layout" Stamps: Circle Circus Paper: Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Old Olive, Newsprint DSP Ink: Garden Green Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits, Cropadile