Tuesday 29 July 2014

Another freaking scrapping challenge.....Achievement

For the other scrapping challenge at Another Freaking Scrapping Challenge we are asked to tell about an achievement.
I have received many awards over the years for all sorts of reasons, but this is one of my best achievements.
After giving birth to my daughter I discovered that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I suffered much pain and was bedridden for several weeks.

Being me, the optimist, I turned a negative into a positive.
My specialist put me in touch with the Arthritis Foundation.
I discovered my local city, Goulburn, didn't have a branch.
So, with the help of the local chemist, I set up a branch and became the foundation secretary.
We were inducted by the mayor and this photo was published in both the local paper and the Arthritis news.
The man in the right of the photo is the Premier of NSW at the time, who congratulated me.
I remained secretary for 2 years and saw the meetings grow from a handful to over 100 members.

My layout is reasonably simple because like always, I focus on the photo.
The black flourish work behind the photo is a large stamp.
The word committee is on a transparency with a brad hanger.
There is also some doodling joining the flowers.

I still suffer with my arthritis and make cards as well as layouts.
I sell the cards and raise money for research.


Granmargaret said...

Lovely layout Julene.

Lizzyc said...

That is a lovely layout and what a wonderful achievement for you to also help so many others..

Dolly B said...

This is a lovely layout Julene and a wonderful achievement, so glad that you have documented it.
Thank you for joining in at AFSC

Lesley G said...

Well done you - what great positive!

Anne Pennington said...

LOVE this CAS layout - very striking! Thanks so much for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!