Memories …. of ScrapViolet

September 25, 2011

in Memories, photo tips, ScrapPInk

This year’s crop-for-a-cure was another big success. Creating Lasting Memories’ scrapbookers raised $150 which will be donated to CC’s in Brookings.  Here’s a picture of this fantastic group of women I am lucky to call friends:

group

Our guest of honor was Shirley Bowden who is a 5 times lymphoma survivor, hence the Violet.  That is the ribbon color for lymphoma. She has been cancer free since 2000.  Her stirring testimony of faith in God and the peace He gave her was a tremendous encouragement to all of us who were there listening.

Shirley

Shirley Bowden - Survivor!

I had an idea which turned out to be really fun.  It is my belief that the best photos of people are “staged.”  I mean, you may get lucky with a random photo but most of the time, if you tell someone you are taking their picture, then ask that they look at you and smile, you stand a better chance of getting a nice picture.  And if you tell them to do something crazy – well who knows what you’ll end up with.  And that is what I did.  First I chose individuals as I drew their prize drawing tickets.  Then better yet, I choose two tickets at once and asked them to do something crazy/silly with their friend. And here is what happened:

Ruth and Sarah

Ruth and Sarah

Jscki and Sherry

Jscki and Sherry

Teri and Marrian

Teri and Marrian

Clary and Sonja

Clary and Sonja

Cathy & Shirley

Cathy & Shirley

Lori and Helen

Lori and Helen

I got home from the crop exhausted but feeling so happy.  I decided to look at the photos I had taken and I was so filled with joy.  I hope you can see that in these pictures too. Watch out Gold Beach Retreat ladies, I may do this again soon when we meet in just 3 short weeks from now.

Marjorie

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