Thursday, December 9, 2010

Why Remember November?

Most of November seemed like one problem after another.  Many of them minor or at least things we know will resolve themselves.  Others were important on-going issues that seemed to grow more challenging.  Some things were nuisances that just needed to be taken care of.  I started dreading hearing the phone ring - what now???

Because I was sick for over a week, I didn't bother with taking very many pictures for Project 365.  Who wants to capture all this trouble?  Despite a lack of photos, I still thought it was important to capture this month of our lives.  It won't always be November, 2010.  In fact, December has already been turning the tide in many cases.   When we look back on this page someday, it may be a month where everything is going great and we can remember how blessed we are.  Or it may be a worse month and we would give anything to hear my parents on the other end of the phone.  One thing is certain, it won't be this particular month again, and that is one of the many reasons why we scrapbook.

Project notes:

This page is for the Two Peas Challenge to capture a month.  I also used some suggestions from the Blogging for Scrapbookers class at  The class reminds us that we may not want to reveal everything in our blog posts - protect privacy and add a little mystery.  I didn't go into details in either the page or the post about specific illnesses or personal business.  With both blogs and scrapbooks we have to respect the privacy of others in our lives.

The journaling is hidden in a pullout behind the photos of 'honey lemon' as my husband calls our 'miracle' cold cure and a photo of our stove resurrected from the dead.  16 days without a stove or oven is interminable!

A heavy coat of Vintage Photo distress ink toned down the bright colors in these Fancy Pants paper strips for the border.  All the chipboard is left bare so this was a quick page.

There will be one more November page in our book.  We had a very nice Thanksgiving and I'll do a page on that soon.  Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Fancy Pants Daily Grind 8" pad, Basic Grey Basics in Kraft
Chipboard:  On Board letters by Stampin' Up!; Offbeat collection by Basic Grey
Letter stickers:  American Crafts blackberry Puffy Thickers; October Afternoon Mini Market; Cosmo Cricket Mini
Brad:  Basic Grey
Buttons:  Fancy Pants with SU rub-on
Stamps:  Define Your Life by Stampin' Up!

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