Sunday, October 4, 2009

Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge #27 - Copy Cat

I love Paperback swap. I put books up for swap and request books I want. All for the price of postage. I posted a book from my youngest daughter. I got a request for it and sent it off. A few days later I got a reply that I had made several young girls very happy. (Insert big smiley face here.) After several emails, I had decided to make and send scrapbooking supplies to these young girls. They are in a home for children who have been removed from their homes for different reasons. Then, as I am apt to do, I kept thinking that a scrapbook would be a better, more finite project for these girls. So I am making and sending 14 kits to these girls. They are split into 2 groups. Younger and older. Yesterday I made the kits for the younger girls.

The front page in the album will have punched out letters. This is PSE7 text inserted to show what it will look like.

I know these look a bit blank, but they look pretty good when you have pics in place.

The white page on the left (below) will have some word punched out and glued on.
I just need to figure out which word would be GREAT for younger girls.
The ribbon on the these pages is real ribbon.
I think I will probably run it through my Xyron to make it easier for the girls.
And older girls.
Any ideas are very welcome.

I used the punches and dies that I have. And all the paper and cardstock is from my stash.
Basically, I copied the format of an album I already have.

Again, I have used patterned paper for ribbon strips. I think it will be easier for the girls to glue down.

I really had fun making these kits. Again, the ribbon on the last page is patterned paper.

I have pics of some of the original album pages next to my altered versions on

Thanks for looking.


lauren said...

what an amazingly generous and thoughtful project--you are wonderful! i love how cleverly you've designed this, as well; it's finished enough to look fabulous with nothing more than photos added...but plain enough to allow the "crafty" girls to embellish further if they'd like. BRILLIANT!

Rosemary said...

YOu know, I love this idea and you (my dear friend) are so sweet to take on this challenge. Now, what do you think if I got the info from you and sent this place some disposable cameras for the girls to take photos for their albums?

Gini said...

What a wonderful thing to do Jana!
I haven't any suggestions to make as I have no clue about girls in that age group, I have sons...

Amy said...

As usual your spreading your generosity to those who need it! What a sweet person you are!!

Jessica G. said...

Isn't Paperback swap an awesome idea? Especially if you aren't lucky enough to have a great used bookstore in the vicinity.

Another awesome idea is creating these scrapbook kits; I might actually catch up on a few of my albums if I had these!

Allison Barnes said...

wow... I just happened upon your blog... I work for Stacy Julian and i was just readying though all her comments and I clicked on your blog... I saw these cute pages and then read about them and it made me cry! I love hearing stories like this! The world needs more people like you!

Kristen said...

What an amazing, selfless, contribution. WOW, Jana, you are wonderful!!!