Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2015

Hi you all :) Sorry the blog has been so quiet, between work and LOAD the few extra minutes I have is usually doing something around the house. I do have some big news, the temporary job that I have been working at since June became a permanent job this week as I was hired on full-time :) Will be working the same hours I do now, just now I'll get the company benefits :) God is good :)
This is the last challenge for this month's theme- All About Fall over at Lasting Memories. LM - 316 - Fall Celebrations
Yep I'm one those persons that seem to scrap the events way later than when it's happening :) but 1 good thing is I got it scrapped before this year's Thanksgiving takes place:
These are 2 seperate layout that focus on Thanksgiving Day 2015 that I did add elements that they could work together side by side, since I have taken the picture I have decided to switch the layouts around and the day layout will be on the left and the dinner on the right. I used my current counterfeit kit Flower Power for this layout, with knowing I will be doing a few layouts like this I included 2 fall lines and I got last year I was able to finish up the paper with this layout. The sticker sheets I'm still working through :)
This layout came about from LOAD1016 Day 19: Tell a story about Holiday Food, any holiday. Something specific whose absence would totally spoil the day. I've done a few of these layouts about Holiday foods and when I came across these pictures from last year of Thanksgiving when I was looking for something else another day prior to this day, I made sure to have them handy and wouldn't you know that they ended up being needed after all. Thanksgiving dinner is very traditional at our house with the bird, the gravy, the mash potatoes and cranberry sauce. We also have stuffing and not any out of the box stuffing, I used a bread stuffing recipe very similiar to my Mother's recipe growing up. To me Thanksgiving wouldn't be much of anything is we didn't have that stuffing (it was always my favorite part of the meal besides dessert). I used the sketch over at our yahoo group Scrappin N Chattin for this layout:
And the papers used were a mix of 2 fall lines from Echo Park: Lori Whitlock collections. 1 is very neutral based and the other is a bit more colorful of the colors of Fall. a few closeup photos:
The journaling tells the storuy of our traditional Thanksgiving since my husband and I have been together. We were blessed to have my Mother and Brother over for the first few ones and when Mom passed on, we have made sure that my Brother has always been over and if possible his wife Daleane if she is not working.
The other side of the 2 pg LO comes from LOAD1016 Day 21:Today we are going to tell a story, rebus-style. with some of our fun stash. Using just a few elements to break up  the journaling punctuates it with a little fun! Choose your story & then hunt & gather. Hmmmm now this was an interesting way to take on a scrapbook layout and not one I do in this style very often but a fun way to use up lots of stickers.
Thanksgiving Day 2015 was very unusually warm and sunny, Buddy sure enjoyed the weather and these flowers just hung on and Dave called them Thanksgiving day flowers so the had to be in the layout too. I was able to use up quite a few of the stickers from the one sheet of Fall stickers but have a few more to get used up hopefully before the month is over :)
 This sure is a fun way to do the journaling, by adding your own writing or you could add typing and then add playful icons that will go with the story for me I found lots of fun stickers from I (heart) Summer line.
 I added pops of color here and there for the sunny warm day we were having, to enhance the memory of that day.
 I actually just created the layout from layering the papers and pictures on the layout till it look pretty darn good to my eyes, not something I normally do, but didin't have time that day to hunt up a sketch to use.
The pretty flower and pretty flower stickers to match. So for the 100 Patterned Paper Challenge I've been doing I pulled 6 papers to use on this layout and the acorn paper I found while looking for some pictures and knew I could fit it into a layout this month :) Stash Busting at it's best! I also used up the pack of enamil dots that I had in my Flower Kit and found more to use when I found a baggy of Halloween style paper in my crop bag from a crop in March. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world. If you would be interested is knowing more about or doing the 100 Patterned Paper.100 (something scrapbook related) challenge we have started a Facebook Group for it here: 100 Pattern Paper Challenge
You have until October 28 to enter any of our October challenges over at Lasting Memories! We can't wait to see what you create!


  1. Love the 2 page spread. They work well together and those flowers are amazing for late November

  2. Love both of these pages, you made them work perfect for side by side pages. Plus you know I love food pages. Yummy

  3. Congrats on the full time job!! I really like this page it radiates the warmth of Thanksgiving and includes to many great details.

  4. Fabulous layout!! Love all the details! And congrats on the permanent job placement. I totally understand being busy!!

  5. Great layout! Lots of gorgeous details!

  6. Great pages! I agree that Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without stuffing - I actually prefer it to the turkey! And great news about the job too!

  7. Beautiful fall layout! Great colors! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!