Creativity Heals: Natural Disasters

With hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and more, nature hasn’t left anyone untouched, whether directly or indirectly, by its surprises the last several years. Knowing this, in October of 2010 Stacey Caron and Kim Hupke of Spellbinders Paper Arts visited disaster-struck Haiti where they provided opportunities for Haitian children to craft as a respite from daily challenges. Their experiences are documented on this layout.

Touching Lives by Julie Overby for Spellbinders. As seen in the July/August 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Global Family Philanthropy

Stacey and Kim accompanied Global Family Philanthropy, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Haiti since 2002. Find out more about this program.


If your life has been changed, or if your heart has been touched by the aftermath of a natural disaster, try creating a scrapbook layout about your feelings and experiences. Then you can share your scrapbook pages with others by posting them in the Idea Gallery at Club CK.


Need some inspiration? Club CK memberĀ  Sabrina Ropp created Tears for Japan in response to the 2011 tsunami. To help others be inspired by the pages you’ve created, leave a comment below and include a link.

Dorathy Gilchrist, associate editor

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One Response to Creativity Heals: Natural Disasters

  1. Angela A says:

    I think scrapbooking about these kind of things are so important. To write about your feelings and how you are stronger because of what you saw or experienced. Here is one of my pages from when I was caught in a bad storm.

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