Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Club Scrap Hopes Blog Hop: Memorial to Gosia

I am sure you have seen some beautiful artwork
 at Tricia's
Now it is my turn to share my projects for you
with this months Club Scrap Hopes papers.

My blog post is a special one this time.
It is a memorial to my friend and 
colleague Gosia Orszulik,
who died a brutal and unnecessary death 
and with these projects I want 
to pay tribute to her life.

First I have made some scrap pages
with the few pictures I have of her. 
Usually you don't make pictures of
colleagues at work, but when you
play P365 (making a picture every day)
you sometimes do. Now I am glad I have these pictures.

Here the two pages together.
I choose to make ALSB pages 11 & 12
It seems like this kit is just perfect for her
and the sentiments are so appropriate.
I tore of some of the paper to symbolize the 
sudden way she died. She was only 32 and had
so much going for her.

This is the card I made for her parents. All the co-workers
have written inside. It is a folded 8,5 x 11 inch piece
of paper folded in half. 

The flowers are punched out and the candle is made out
of  a woodsie, painted to go with the papers.

This is a poem I typed with the computer and printed out.

As I also always have something with a technique for
you, I made two card with a technique Junkie
technique for you. The technique is called: 
Pressed Stains and you find it in the June/July 2013
newsletter if you are a Technique Junkie member.
You need an embossing folder
distress stains
and a water spritzer.

You ink the embossing folder with two
or three colors of your choice,
spritz a little water on top and 
add your paper.
Run the folder through the machine.
You get some beautiful background papers
this way. I added some vintage photo all around
the paper with a blending tool.
For the cards I used 1 taupe 8,5 x 11 inch cut in half
and some panels made out of my pops 
(pound of paper that I always have as an extra)
I also used it to stamp  the sentiments.

The sentiments are so true and appropriate in this case.
Here the finished cards.
I have been doodleing a little
on the sentiment.

Now for more inspiration hop over to 
and see what she has come up with for you
this time.

If you happen to loose your way
or a blog is not up yet,
you can always use the complete list
of blogs on the 

Have a creative day!


Tricia Morris said...

Hetty, I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your dear friend Gosia. I'm sure your sweet card for the family will be treasured. And thank you for all of the inspirational cards, too. You've reminded me that scrapbooking isn't exclusively for the happy times. It's okay to scrapbook the difficult moments, as well. It's a beautiful tribute.

Capescrapper said...

Hetty, what an unimaginable loss of such a young woman. I am so sorry for you, your coworkers and her family.
Your tribute to her and her life is so moving.

Thank you for the tutorial and I will definitely be giving that a try today. As always, thank you for thinking of this wonderful blog hop. It is my favorite part time of the month!

Marie said...

What a wonderful tribute, Hetty. I'm sure it will be treasured by her family for many years to come.

Queen of Dishing said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and co-worker. I'm so glad you chose to memorialize her in this way though...

Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty, as usual your art tutorials are so cool! Im so sorry about your friend. What beautiful Layouts to honor your friend.

Marya said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful tribute to your friend, Hetty. I'm glad you were able to create something beautiful in her memory.

momzilajn said...

Hetty, As usual an outstanding creative job by you & what a beautiful memorial to your friend♥ I am sure she is smiling down on you from heaven. Love, hugs, & prayers to you & her family! Love ya my friend.

Kay Williamson said...

Oh Hetty what a beautiful tribute you have created, so sorry for your loss.
Thank you so much for sharing this.

Karen Propes said...

So sorry for your loss. Life is so precious. The cards you made are so perfect, a great gift from your heart to her parents. The poem is so touching, I lost my Father last year and I've been making books and other scrapbook projects about him and his life from his little girl. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

Shona said...

What a loving tribute. Yes, I love that Project 365 forces me to take seemingly mundane boring pictures that I find later I am so incredibly grateful I have them. We just never know.

Love the technique too..thats for sharing yoru talent and knowledge with us!

nancy y said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, what a wonderful tribute to her. Her parents will be pleased.

Ink Stained Roni said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Hetty... Your tribute is very lovely and I'm sure her parents will love the card.


Classygirl said...

I am saddened to read about your loss. Glad that you have scrapbooking to help you through your grieving and to honor her. You pages are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the loss of your young coworker. I will send healing thoughts to her parents and to you of course my friend.
Lovely tribute and thanks for the tutorial too.

MyAuntKat said...

Hetty what a beautiful tribute and special way to remember a good friend. So sorry to hear that she is not in your life but what a terrific way to remember your friendship.

Karen Wyngaard said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Hetty. I'm sure your tribute to your friend will help you remember how special she was.

Unknown said...

How sad I am for your loss. It goes to show that you don't always know what the important pictures are until they are memories. Your tributes are beautiful works of art that will be treasured. Thank you for sharing

Donna Nuce said...

Thank you so much for sharing about your friend. So sorry for your loss but the pages you did will be a poignant memory of her.

Lisa K. said...

So sorry for your loss but what a wonderful tribute! I also adore the cards!
Thanks for sharing!
Lisa K.

Jill P said...

What a nice thing to do for your friend. So sorry for the loss. Beautiful pages.

Pauline K said...

Sorry for your loss. Your memorial for your friend is very beautiful and moving.

cal8007 said...

So sorry to hear about Gosia; your tribute to her is very toughing! Thanks for sharing it with us - the poem is so beautiful. Thank you for your tutorial too!

Carmen L

Holly said...

This is such a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to commemorate your friend and give her parents such a wonderful keepsake, too. Scrapbooking, like journals, should cover all of life's meaningful events. Nicely done!

Unknown said...

Hetty, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your beautiful tribute to your friend is lovely. I am certain her family will treasure the card. My thoughts are with you and her family.

Beth said...

Hetty, your thoughtfulness to her family will mean so much in the days and years to come. It's wonderful to see how many lives were influenced by someone you love.


julieB said...

Hetty, It was a blessing that the 365 Project gave you those precious photos of your friend. I may rethink my choice to pass that project by. There is much value in the ordinary.

rettaescape said...

What a wonderful tribute to your friend. It is beautiful and thanks for the embossing folder technique!

Carolyn said...

Wow Hetty! so much lovely stuff sprang from your sorrow, an amazing tribute.

Unknown said...

Oh Hetty! Your tribute to this sweet girl is soooo special and heartwarming! Your layouts, card for the parents and technique junkie cards are all so warm and loving. The colors and sentiments seem to glow. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Dayna Kuenstler said...

Hetty, what a beautiful tribute. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for her family and all of those who love her.

fuzzylover said...

Hetty - what a wonderful tribute to your friend.

Sue D said...

Wonderful tribute to your friend.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Hetty, I am praying a little prayer that God will keep you in his care and that he heals your hearts despair. Bless you for your lovely tribute and for keeping her in the thoughts and hearts of others.