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jayhawk4
« on: March 20, 2009 06:37:17 PM »

For about a year, I've been sponsoring a little girl from Nicaragua through an organization called Compassion International. I have a couple of pictures of her, as well as some letters and crayon drawings from her.  Smiley

I've never done any scrapbooking, but I thought this would be a fun project to start. I'm trying to think of some ideas. It's a little tricky because I don't have that many pictures to work with, and the letters/drawings are mostly on 8.5x11 sized paper. For that reason, I went ahead and bought a 12x12 scrapbook.

Any good ideas for pages I could make or ways to incorporate the fun drawings/letters into pages?
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bc7ate9
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 07:44:42 PM »

That's a really nice idea - sponsoring the child and also making the scrapbook!

For the artwork, I suggest scanning it (or photographing it) and then decreasing the size to a standard photo size like 4x6 or 5x7.  That will make the images more versatile and usable - and protect the originals.

As for the letters, you could include cute/decorated envelopes on your scrapbook pages and put the letters in them. 

Hope that gives you some ideas!
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bc7ate9
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009 07:50:00 PM »

I just did a Google search using the words "hidden journaling scrapbook" and got a ton of useful sites.  Here are a couple you may want to check out:

http://scrapbookideas.wordpress.com/2007/04/02/technique-hidden-journaling/
http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/layouts/ig/Library-Pocket-Layouts/
http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/pagestarterideas/ss/photopocket_6.htm

Have fun!
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jayhawk4
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 05:03:55 PM »

Like I said, I haven't done any scrapbooking before, so that does give me some ideas -- thanks!

Ideally, I'd like to use the original items, but because I don't want to damage them, I might have to do some scanning. I'm still kicking around ideas, so we'll see what I can come up with.

I also thought about doing some general Nicaragua-themed stuff, since that's where she's from.
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Myyrh
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009 08:16:15 PM »

Aww! I also sponsor a child through Compassion International, a boy from Tanzania named Pendael. This is such an awesome idea, I love it!

If I was to do something like this, I'd do a book like the one on Bob Dylan I found at Hastings:

http://www.netrhythms.co.uk/books.html#dylanscrapbook

It has copies of all sorts of things like it mentions, but you can take them out and look at them. There is room for journaling, and the papers and pictures inside are creatively tucked away for protection, but you can easily take them out and admire them.
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Myyrh
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009 05:53:49 PM »

Hidden journaling! Thats what I had been thinkin' of. Just clarifying Tongue
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