Sunday, July 10, 2011

Temporary break

Hello all...

I hope you are all having a fabulous Summer/Winter depending on where you live!  Scrap that Poetry has been taking a brief haitis and will be back in August... look for a new challenge August 1st!!!

Please take a minute and suggest your favorite poem and maybe it will be picked in an upcoming challenge!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I Love to Be a Mother #40

Challenge #40 is "I Love to be a Mother" author unknown

I Love To Be a Mother

Some houses try to hide the fact
that children shelter there.
Ours boasts of it quite openly,
the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows,
little smudges on the doors,
I should apologize, I guess,
for toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children
and we played and laughed and read;
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times I'm forced to choose
the one job or the other;
I like to be a housewife but
I love to be a mother.
...Author Unknown

Remember, you don't need to choose the entire poem... it could just be a line or a word!!!
You do not need to be a mom to play along!

You have until May to link your layout, card or 3D element to Mr. linky.
Can't wait to see what you create!

April Winner

Congratulations, Kline!
Your layout is now hanging in our Poetry Corner.
Check back for our May challenge!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Challenges

Winner for Winter Pools

Thanks for playing along everyone!

We are changing the challenge blog slightly!
We will only be posting one challenge for the entire month beginning in May.
The design team will be linking their layouts to Mr. Linky as well, for all to see!
I hope you enjoy the extra time to link your creations!
Challenge #38
Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day
by Delmore Schwartz

Calmly we walk through this April's day,
Metropolitan poetry here and there,
In the park sit pauper and rentier,
The screaming children, the motor-car
Fugitive about us, running away,
Between the worker and the millionaire
Number provides all distances,
It is Nineteen Thirty-Seven now,
Many great dears are taken away,
What will become of you and me
(This is the school in which we learn...)
Besides the photo and the memory?
(...that time is the fire in which we burn.)
(This is the school in which we learn...)
What is the self amid this blaze?
What am I now that I was then
Which I shall suffer and act again,
The theodicy I wrote in my high school days
Restored all life from infancy,
The children shouting are bright as they run
(This is the school in which they learn . . .)
Ravished entirely in their passing play!
(...that time is the fire in which they burn.)
Avid its rush, that reeling blaze!
Where is my father and Eleanor?
Not where are they now, dead seven years,
But what they were then?
No more? No more?
From Nineteen-Fourteen to the present day,
Bert Spira and Rhoda consume, consume
Not where they are now (where are they now?)
But what they were then, both beautiful;
Each minute bursts in the burning room,
The great globe reels in the solar fire,
Spinning the trivial and unique away.
(How all things flash! How all things flare!)
What am I now that I was then?
May memory restore again and again
The smallest color of the smallest day:
Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.

Please Welcome Back Shazza... as our guest designer for April.
Visit Shazza's blog here...

Hi! I'm Shazza! I'm delighted to be Guest DT at Scrap that fact its my first ever stint as a Guest DT member!

I have been scrapping for about 3 years now and love it. My main subjects are family, friends and pets.

I love everything about scrapbooking, the embellies the papers, the photos, but I especially love the friendships I have made on different scrapping sites.

I love challenge sites and try to enter a few each month and of course 'Scrap that Poetry' is one of my favourites, as I have always had a love of poetry.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the DT work and especially the entries this month.... Cheers Shazza

 Here is her take on the 1st poem "Calmly We Walk Through this April's Day"
As soon as I saw those words I just wanted to do a page showcasing screaming children and added....'will not be tolerated'.

All the screaming children have been adopted from the internet lol.

I love those photos...
What a creative use of the poem!!!
Here is her next take on the second poem...

I used the last line ...'and dances with the daffodils' from the poem I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud by William Wordsworth

I used a watercolor pic of children holding hands and dancing in a field of daffodils. I loved this poem so I added the full poem and added the

poem title and poet in the lonely little cloud at the top left hand side.

Also, please welcome Patricia
Check out her blog here.

I've made a LO with the april poem.
Used bright 'april' colours.
Used the line 'what am I now that I was then'.
when I was 17 in '73....
The skinny legs have disapeared but the crooked smile is still there (most of the times) ;) ;)

Here is our 2nd poem for the month..
Challenge #39
I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company!
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Can't wait to see which poem you play along with this month.
You have until April 28th to link your creation to Mr. Linky!
Winner will have their layout posted in the Poetry Corner!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Challenge #37 Spring Pools and a winner

Thank you to all that played along with us during our last challenge...
Winner is...
Love your design Shazza!!!
We look forward to having you as guest designer for April!

Now on to the next challenge!!! 

Challenge #37
Spring Pools

by Robert Frost

These pools that, though in forests, still reflect

The total sky almost without defect,

And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,

Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,

And yet not out by any brook or river,

But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.

The trees that have it in their pent-up buds

To darken nature and be summer woods---

Let them think twice before they use their powers

To blot out and drink up and sweep away

These flowery waters and these watery flowers

from snow that melted only yesterday.

Liz's take on our poem...

Now it is your turn... what do you create with these words?
You have until March 30th at 10am EST to link to Mr. Linky below

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Challenge #36 March

Our newest poem is "March".
We can't wait to see what inspires you from our poem.

Here is what our guest designer created...
Sarah Cooper
I selected 2 lines from the Poem:

March! March! They will hurry

Forth at the wild bugle sound...

Using them under a photo of a painting, at the Canadian War Museum, of the Highland regiment marching to battle. These pictures were all taken an a visit to the museum this past Fall. My parents, husband and I waited to go on a kid-free-day so we could truly take-in all the museum had to offer. We spent almost an entire day strolling, reading and trying to take it all in.

It's a truly humbling experience.

Check out her blog here.

Here is what our designers created...
Mel J



You have until March 14th at 10 am EST to play along with us!
Link your creation to Mr. Linky or our comment section.
We can't wait to visit your blog and check out your work!



Your layout is hanging in the Poetry Corner!
Please send me an email at and we would love for you to be our guest designer!

Winner of the RAK from Scrapbookit is Jenny.
Congrats, send us an email at
you were chosen using random number generator!

Monday, February 28, 2011


The design team is currently voting!  I will be back tomorrow with the winner and the new challenge!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Challenge #35- Children

by: Khalil Gibran

We enjoyed finding inspiration in this week's poem.  Come play along with us and use any word, line or the poem in it's entirety to create your layout, card, 3D item. 

Welcome, Chris to our guest designers for Scrap That Poetry!  We are so thrilled to have you designing with us for this challenge.  Your work is always awe inspiring! Here is a link to her blog. Check out what she did with our poem...
Absolutely amazing!

Check out the poem here.

This is what our fabulous design team created....

:A very simple layout. I stayed with the word children but my layout is about the childrens crafts we did for christmas. Making christmas tree garlands with lots of glitter and seed beads! "
Love what you did with the poem!!!


"Here is my layout...pretty simple...Saw this photo read the poem and this is what I came up with. Might not be any quotes from the poem but sometimes the poem just speaks to ya and you just gotta go with it....Thanks for looking. "
I have to agree... poems do just speak to me!
Love all the elements on your layout Angie


"I just loved the lines from the poem...."You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts."

This my boy on Boxing Day driving to Nan's house for more celebrating.
I just wonder what he is thinking about .......for a little boy, he seems deep in thought."

I love your layout!!! Great choices for everything!
"I like that the line "of life's longing for itself" is really me looking at this photo and longing for summer! "
I agree... I am longing for summer as well! Great job Tiffany.

The story behind this layout is just so moving!  Please take time to stop by Liz's blog to read more!
Liz thank you for sharing this fabulous layout with all of us!

Please come play along with us and earn a chance to win our fabulous rak for the month!
You have until February 27th at 10 am EST to link your layout to Mr. Linky below.


Well, we couldn't decide between both of the participants this challenge. So congrats Dorothy and Sarah, we would love to have you both join us for the March 1st challenge as guest designers and both of your layouts will be hanging in the Poetry Corner. 


We are going to keep the RAK going for the entire month.  At the end of the month, we will use a random number generator to decide who receives the Scrapbookit gift certificate.  So Dorothy and Sarah, you both have a chance to win as well as anyone who joins our next challenge.

Dorothy and Sarah, if you are interested in guest designing with us for the March 1st poem, send me an email at .

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Challenge #34 May You Always Feel Loved

Now onto the newest challenge....
 "May You Always Feel Loved"

There are so many takes on this poem... we cannot wait to see what you do with it... don't forget you can create layouts, cards, projects... Valentine's Day is just around the corner... maybe this poem with inspire you for the person you love!
Check out all of the poem by clicking on the Poem link on the right side bar.

Please welcome our guest designer...........

Layout coming soon!!!
We have a sponsor for this challenge...

Thanks Mel for finding our sponsor this time...

The winner of this challenge will not only have their layout hanging in our Poetry Corner and will be asked to be guest designer for our March 1st challenge, but they will also receive a $25 voucher for Scrapbookit.

Here is what the design team has created...

"May the teaching of those you admire become part of you."
How adorable is that photo and I absolutely love those banners on the page!!!

If you live where it is snowing currently like I am... I am really appreciating, Mel J's layout!!!
We all need to reminisce about the summer and sunshine!!!
Thanks Mel for spreading your sunshine! 
Angie's granddaughter is just the cutest... I love the glimmer mist on the layout!

Another adorable baby picture!!! This is Mel F's niece and she is looking forward to her visiting her in Australia!!!  Love all those embellishments!!!

"This poem made me think about the days my two little babes were born and how the world was full of shiny hope and possibility for them. I just adore the baby burrito, too! And it symbolizes the idea of the poem that I hope they always feel loved and protected. I pixelated their names and birthdates on this layout...I try as much as possible to not say their names online. "
Love these pictures and your layout Heidi!!!
I love the baby burrito too.. how adorable!
I love Tiffany's lovely wall hanging she made as a tribute to her 3 favorite people! "It's a 12x12 canvas that I roughly painted and then decoupauged pattern papers and photos to the background." =) Tiffany
Love this wallhanging Tiffany... I am sure your family does as well!!!

"This is such a beautiful poem and I well suited for this photo our dear little granddaughter. It is a very special poem and the sentiments are all grandparents want for their grandchildren.
I hand wrote the little paragraph, as I felt a special connection with this section of the poem.
Thanks for looking and hope that you enjoyed the poem as much as I.
Till next time."....Liz
I must agree Liz... it is perfect for your family!!!

Now it is your turn...
Let's see your layouts, cards, wall hangings inspired by our poem...
Check the poem out here!
You have until February 14th at 10am EST!
Please either link to MR. Linky, post in the comment section or email to Jenn at
Winner receives the $25 voucher to Scrapbookit and to be our Guest Designer for our March 1st challenge!

Monday, January 31, 2011


The designers voted and the winner is....
Chris Aiton
Your layout is hanging in our poetry corner!
We would love to have you guest design with us for the February 15th challenge.
Please send me an email at
Thanks to all for playing along with us... we always love seeing your work!

 We will be back tomorrow with our newest guest designer and the next challenge!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Challenge #33 New Year

New Year
by: Katharine Lee Bates

Are you ready for the New Year?  Did you take some fabulous photos that are just calling to be scrapbooked... well this is the poem for you!  Do you have some fun snow pics just calling out to be used?  Read our poem by clicking on the Poem link on the right side bar!

Here is what the design team has for you...
This year we actually had a white christmas!! My kids loved having the 10 inches of snow that we had. Normally we just get black sludge so to see white snow was awesome!!

Mel F

 From this poem I started by using the words 'New Year' for my inspiration. I decided to record my scrapbooking resolutions for 2011. Rather than put them onto a layout and into an album never to look at them again I decided to create something that can sit in my scrapbooking room to remind me of my resolutions for the year! I decided to create a 'Tree of Time.'


This year in the Southern Hemisphere, we were blessed with a great deal of rain and the trees and parks were the greenest they have been in years. So I worked with the words 'Green Year' from the poem to reflect the images that 'say it all'.

 Mel J
I was itching to do a layout with our new years pics and have been wanting to use bunting on a layout for a while too! The part of this layout that took me the longest was deciding which type of lettering and colours to use, I felt that yellow went well with the explosive theme but didn't show up on the heart cardstock and so I used the photo to make them pop and I was pleased with that.


Tiffany used pictures from a winter hike she took a couple years back worked out perfectly for this poem. Did a white on white layout, layering a ton of punched snowflakes and a few gems for a bit of bling!


2011 is turning out to be an extremely white year... we have had a snowstorm every week.
My kids are loving the snow! Happy New Year all!


I decided to focus on "new year" and the color white.  Since now I don't live where it snows, I thought about what other things are white this time of year.  I remembered my notebook that I hope to fill with journaling over the course of 2011.  I snapped a photo of the open pages and one of my favorite pens and created this layout, comparing the new year to a blank notebook, full of possiblity.

We are saying farewell to Tessa as she moves on to some other new possibilities this year!  I have loved having you on our team and it is always sad when it is time to move on!  I am not saying goodbye in hopes that she returns in the future!  We love you and all wish you well!

We hope you join us with our 1st challenge of the New Year!  Please link your layout to Mr. Linky below, in the comment section or email a picture to

You have until January 30th at 10 am to link.  The winner's layout will hang in our Poetry corner as well as you can be a guest designer for the Feb 15th challenge!  Come play along and tell us about your new year!