My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pictures from the Prison Scrapbook Contest!!

I am so excited about today's post that I can hardly type!! 
I have pictures from the Scrapbook Contest that two friends and I judged a few weeks ago!!
Please click on this post for more information about the Scrapbook Contest before looking at the pictures!!

Here are the pictures from this wonderful experience!
Three classes created the scrapbooks and one winner was chosen from each class.
The three winners are shown below.
"Past, Present, Future"

Scrapbook 1
The scrapbooks were created with construction paper, Cricut cuts, magazine pictures, and personal photos (if available).
Inside Scrapbook 1
The theme for the scrapbooks was "Past, Present, Future".
The inmates were to use magazine pictures to give a reflection of their lives from past experiences, their life at the present time, and what they want their future to be like.
Scrapbook 2
There were very few personal photos for the scrapbooks.  The ladies did a marvelous job selecting magazine pictures for their scrapbooks!
Inside Scrapbook 2
The contestants used newspaper stories, phrases and words to tell their stories.
Some of the glossy pictures did not photograph too well.
Scrapbook 3
The story behind these scrapbooks is fabulous!  If you haven't read the link at the beginning of this post, please take a few moments to click on it!  A wonderful benefactor gave a tremendous gift to the Mental Therapy department at the prison.  The gift of papercrafting machines, tools, and equipment was extremely generous!  The front of all the scrapbooks was created using the Cricut Expression and/or Cricut Imagine.
Inside Scrapbook 3
More photos to reflect the theme...
"Past, Present, Future"

A few additional photos of the scrapbook contest!
Inside Scrapbook 4
Scrapbook 5
Inside Scrapbook 5

What a wonderful blessing to be asked to participate in this activity!  I came away with a deep appreciation for the Mental Health Therapy program at Lee Arrendale State Prison.  The Activity supervisor, teachers, and assistants work tirelessly to create lesson plans, events, and special projects for the inmates. I look forward to the next big adventure!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Karons Krafty Korner said...

Fabulous to be able to see some photos - that was really good of them to let you have some. What you did was awesome and the scrapbooks are great. TFS

Josie0602 said...

This is so wonderful! I love the photos!


Cropalcoholic!! said...

They really did a nice job! Those are beautiful! What a priceless experience. Thanks for sharing.

Nadia ( said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures! It is amazing how they were able to use magazine pictures to tell their stories!

Diane said...

Its amazing to see what a cricut machine can do! Thanks for posting a few pictures about your experience!

Erna said...

It is humbling to see these photos. May we never forget how blessed we are. Well done Carolyn, you are a very special lady!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow they did an awesome job creating these books and you could see the love and care that was put into each one. TFS

Lisa B said...

What a special experience. They all did such a great job on their scrapbooks. Carolyn you are an amazing and caring person...I'm sure that you have left a lasting impression on these women.

Michele Green said...

This is very neat to see the inside of their books. They did a great job!

L.B. said...

thanks so so much for sharing these albums!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

God is good.. I am so glad you were able be a part of this exciting adventure... Thank you for sharing this with us.. Hugs

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW Carolyn.. These are amazing! I'm glad you were able to take some pictures... All the books look amazing and you can tell they worked really hard on them.... Thanks for sharing this wonderful adventure with us! :O)