Saturday, 16 November 2013

ScrapFriends Sketch Challenge - November

ScrapFriends have brought us another interesting challenge this month; I'm not altogether sure I am happy with the result but wanted to tell the story of this lovely lady.
Jimmie and I met by accident; we happened to be put at the same table and were to share the same room at a scrap retreat several years ago and hit it off immediately. Jimmie has a large family and actively shares in her husband's ministry to the homeless, alcohol and drug affected of a suburb by the sea in my city. I am awed by her courage, strength and commitment to this very challenging work.
Jimmie and her family have to return to the USA every two years to raise more funds to carry on their work here in Australia. Just before leaving this year we celebrated her '0' birthday early so we could spend some quality time with her. The theme for her party was 'Thanksgiving'; not only for her years, her friendship and her mission but also because she is so dear to us; this Girl is Gold. We will miss her and can only hope that she will be able to return to us soon.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. I love the stamping and the layering.
    You can tell by those gorgeous smiles you both will miss each other but will remain friends ! Great interpretation on the layout!

  2. What a FABULOUS's so great when I get to hear the story behind the page...I really enjoy that! LOOVE how you've interpreted the sketch...the colours & the background are AWESOME....thanks for joining us at Scrap Friends this month:):):)

  3. Such a wonderful story explaining that photo! And I love your rotated take on the sketch...totally unique and terrific outcome! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Friends!