Thursday, July 12, 2012

So Far Out of Reach Layout

This week, the challenge over at Scrap It With a Song was to take inspiration from Tom Petty's "American Girl." I struggled a bit trying to figure out what I could scrapbook for this challenge, but one of the  lines caught my eye: "it's so painful when something that's so close is still so far out of reach." I started thinking about a fund-raiser we had at church last year to raise money for a clean-water well in Sierra Leone, where much of the rural population does not have access to clean water. Thanks to our fund-raising efforts (which included a blood drive, silent auction, and ticket sales for an evening of entertainment by comedian Michael Jr.), two villages now have their own wells and are being educated about the importance of clean water.There are so many other people who can only dream about clean water, but I am thankful that there are two fewer places in the world where children are dying because of unsafe water.

Newprint Alphabet (SU) & Tiny Typewriter stamp sets
Superheroes & Twitterpated Level 2 papers
Sky & White Daisy cardstock
Moonstruck, Sky & Desert Sand ink
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: waterdrops
Pattern: Sketch Support 2 Page Sketch #1

1 comment:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great page! How wonderful to help two villages get access to clean water. Thanks for the inspiration. =)