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In these strange times of #stayingathome and #physical distancing, I did wonder what we would do and how we could follow our family traditions of ANZAC Day.

Standing at the end of the driveway with a candle rather than marching down to our local cenotaph seems a bit lame. But as far as sacrifices go, it's not even close to the sacrifice of running up the beaches at Gallipoli.

And the sacrifices that 2 generations of young men and women made, means that it is relatively safe for us to loiter in our driveways before dawn . . . . so not a hard decision for us to join those of our neighbours keeping apart physically but together in spirit.


I made this beautiful 12" x 24" double page layout earlier this year for a tutorial group I am involved with - yes I do have it for sale on my tutorial page. It is a celebration of my visit to the Shrine in Melbourne on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. My mum and friend Lisa and I truly enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous knitted and crotcheted poppies on display.

When I saw our January to June Mini Catalogue and the stunning Peaceful Poppies Product Suite, I knew I was going to do some pages to celebrate these memories.


I have loved using these poppy dies from Stampin' Up! and was inspired and motivated to dig them out again yesterday to whip up a quick remembrance wreathe for ANZAC Day today.

Peadeful Poppies Remembrance Wreath

No-one who lives in Melbourne can help being affected by the tragic death of 4 police officers earlier this week, so I just loved Jo Weedon's idea of adding 4 blue poppies to our ANZAC wreathe. 

While the wreathe looks like A LOT of work, I actually completed it in under 2 hours - and made a timelapse video of assembling it - what fun!

This ANZAC Day, I am also joined by my stamping sisters in another blog hop. This is my entry in the circle of blog posts about War & Peace. To see all the participants, visit Kelly's blog here.

To go to the next blog on our War & Peace Blog Hop, click the next button below :

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I hope you've had a good day and find time to stamp over this ANZAC weekend.

Keep #stayingathome and #stayingsafe,




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Kelly Kent

Wow - what a special double layout to keep for generations to come! History on history! Your wreath is beautiful and a touching tribute to the fallen. So much senseless tragedy. Kelly x

Michelle Strazds

Wow! Your double page layout looks amazing! Great job with the wreath too.

Julia Quinn

Brilliant wreath and I love the blue flowers too. And what a stunning double spread. Awesome!

Sheila Pybus

Your double page layout is amazing, although I am not a scrapbooker I can truly appreciate all the work that you have put in. The addition of the blue poppies makes your wreath a standout. My condolences to you, the Victorian Police Dept. and the people of Victoria for the devastating loss of your four police officers xx

Mandy Depiazzi

Oh Wow Kathryn, I love your page layout and all the different colours you used for your poppies. I also love the idea you used of the police officers who tragically lost their lives. May they all rest in peace xx

Lisa Whitehead

Wow the pages and the wreath are beautiful. I love the bright colour combinations on the layouts.

Nikki Spencer

Stunning layout Katheryn, such a beautiful memory and keepsake and your wreath is such a lovely way to show respect to many! xx

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