Welcome back! Even though life has been busy, I managed to make a couple of layouts with my October Counterfeit Kit “Memories of Home.” I am happy to have recorded more family stories to go along with the pictures. In the past I was only journaling the basics of “who, what, when & where.” Recently, I have been trying to write down the stories we tell when we are all together and may not be obvious from just the pictures.
This 8×8 layout is about our first house as a married couple. When we went to put a contract on the house, we found out through the Seller’s Disclosure that it was next door to a bomb factory! You see, the house was outside the city limits and there was a huge field behind it. Somewhere in that field there was a bunker where they tested hand grenades, so every once in a while a siren would go off and then you would hear a muffled pop. If you were in the house you could only faintly hear the siren. It never bothered us in the least and we loved our house.
The next 8×8 layout is about my grandmother and something she always said to me growing up. She would tell me to “act pretty.” She wanted me to look nice but to ACT nicer. I grew up to respect others and in today’s words Be Kind. She knew it was better to be pretty on the inside.
For this layout I also participated in Counterfeit Kit’s second Monthly Challenge – Trick or Treat. The challenge was to pick three Tricks (something a little tricky to use) or Treats (something that you love to use) or if you wanted to combine Tricks and Treats then you needed to pick five from the list and incorporate onto your layout. Here were the lists:
So for the double layout above I actually used four Treats – Flowers, Enamel Dots, Hearts & Woodgrain. I have enjoyed being the Guest Designer this month & still have some of my kit left to work with. I am hoping to make some cards as well, so please be sure to check back in for that.
Looking forward to visiting again soon!