Sunday, November 29, 2015

Home is Where The Heart is for a LM challenge

Today is the beginning of the new challenges over at Lasting Memories for the month. We are having some fun with the challenges this month using some Unique National Holidays. Today's challenge is honor of Dec 3rd: National Roof Over Your Head Day :) Scrap about your home or someone elses home or any home in general. Or switch: Scrap about your home during the Holidays. Seeing Christmas lights would work.
 Hi you all, this maybe troubling for some and that is not the idea for this layout. When the rain washes away and you take a look at what is left.... In 2004 we had to deal with Hurricane Ivan, he came in a week after Hurricane Jean came in. It wasn't a Katrina, but for this girl it was the worst flooding I have physically faced since I was a youngster seeing Agnes in 1972 and that was a flood that just rocked our area to a core that I still remember, even though our house didn't get flooded that year, we know of many that did. The  prompt on LOAD10: Story: Tell of what you hold fast to for security Product/technique: Use a bold paper as a background frame revealed at the edge of your page Image: A photo that includes a house. This prompt I thought about and thought about and then it just came to me about doing a layout/theme album that I have been wanting to do for a long time: You don't know how secure you feel in your home until something devastating happens to it. Nature has a way to destruct your secured feeling. Thank you for this prompt, you got me going on a project I wanted to do for a long time:
This will be my title layout to a themed album that I want to do. I used my October counterfeit kit for my layout and this layout was based on a sketch challenge last month on a Facebook group.
The top two pictures hold 2 tags that hold the journaling for the layout. Both pictures were taken from the railroad tracks, the only way to see anything during that time as the river filled up our little community area, the rest of the borough was secured by the dike. When they built the dike years ago it didn't extend this far and that is just another long story for another layout :)
 The left tag shows the vital statistics and the right tag shows the journaling of what took place that day for us.
The bottom pictures show the house after we were able to come down from the tracks and to check out the damage. There was still lots of water in the yard and the driveway that we weren't able to come up to the house that way. After the holidays I would like to work on this album quite a bit so a large focus for me in the new year. Not always protected from the elements, but it's always a roof over our head. Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world....
National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads. For most of us, a roof over our head signifies living in a house that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as you and I. There are many homeless people right here in our country. Some people live in a cardboard box on the street...... literally. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas, and do not have a home to keep them comfortable and safe. Spend a few minutes  being thankful that you are not homeless, and appreciating your roof and home today. Also make a contribution to a homeless shelter, so others can come in out of the rain.
Happy National Roof Over Your Head Day!


  1. I'm sure these are hard picture to go back and look at and then document. But you did a great job and its probably healing to do all the pages you want.

  2. Amazing layout, amazing story Tina! I have never had my home threaten from flooding, except for some water in our basement. I've seen flooding, lots of flooding, but our home was always safe. I know that isn't the case for everyone, especially those of you that live by the river. I count my blessings that I haven't have to live through a flood and lose things. I can't wait to see more on this album you will be working on after the new year. I have a feeling it is going to be a special one! Hugs, Brenda