Monday, 28 November 2016

Memorandum Monday - Nov 28th

Linking in with the other delightful Monday Memo writers through our lovely hostess, Sian at:From High In The Sky

What is new from the patio?  A fair amount of focus looking forward & in particular, to December Stories scrapping. My new resolve to not purchase anything new was tested on Friday, when I was in Waterloo, which is very close to the only local scrap store left.  Of course I had to visit.  

I did sign up with Get It Scrapped, Debbie Hodge's free December Stories mini workshop.  I really like the new to me idea of recording stories of December in a new way.  First lesson - The Herald's of Christmas.  Yes, yes, yes, a new perspective to the telling of the stories & remembering.  Sing it Taylor - shake shake shake it up.

I cannot decide which album to use this year, in the past all my Christmas albums have been red, but like so many other things, I am feeling the need for a little shaking up. (I can hear Taylor Swift singing) I have two to choose from; the standard & classic deep ruby red (photo shows a bright red, it's not) or the green herringbone.  Both are 12X12 & from the stash.



























I also have to make a choice about a title page.  Both "joy" pages would require a little more bling & I do have some red, green & clear bling rhinestones.  I will add the year to the bottom of the page.  The Simple Stories sheet of page is complete on its own - umm what's a girl to do?


















oops - how did this new sheet get in there?!?!

I have started some of my foundation pages & from my stash, I have some pocket pages that were suppose to be 12X12 but the manufacturer missed the mark; almost, but not quite.  I think I will use them for the stash of quote cards.


I am using these tags as my day markers - I have right through to the 31st of December. Each one has a little pocket so I can add some journaling thoughts.



My calendar so far just has the numbers on - that package only went to the 25th, so I have some other little squares that fit for the 6 days following.



 I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead.  My thought for the week is:  Tea is wealth itself, because there is nothing that cannot be lost, no problem that will not disappear, no burden that will not float away, between the first sip and the last.  

My Gran said this all the time, but it is from The Minister of Leaves, The Republic of Tea.

PS - I do apologize if anyone now has that T.S song stuck in their head.











21 comments:

  1. looks like some serious stash busting happening here - a lovely project to get creativity flowing - always happy to be humming shake it out - have a great week

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    1. I could probably open my own scrap store with the stash :)

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  2. It occurred to me last night, that I need to get going on organizing my pages for my Christmas Journal. A few years ago, I gave up the idea that I would need to document every day, but I haven't decided how to mark the days (your tags are great!) nor have I given any thought to first pages. I love the wreath JOY, but that last page is so perfect just on its own. I wouldn't know how to decide either. Hoping to do more digital work this year after finishing Ali's Hybrid class. Have a great week!

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    1. I have in the budget for next year to take some Ali classes - she is amazing. I look forward to seeing your pages for DD.

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    1. I am leaning towards the green ... good thing I do not have to decide just yet.

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  4. Oh no, Taylor Swift is now firmly locked in my brain! Love your papers (especially that one that accidentally sneaked in!)

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    1. Sorry about Taylor - I was listening to a mix of Christmas music & now I have Justin Bieber's Mistletoe stuck in my head!

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  5. At least it has cleared my head of The Fields of Athenry, which is what we were singing all weekend!

    The Debbie Hodge class is a really different and interesting take on recording Christmas. I hope you really enjoy it. Your foundation pages are looking very cheery and I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thanks Sian - cheery is something I am trying for along with simple & more memory journaling.

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  6. I'm seconding the green choice. Complete with zigzags reminiscent of Christmas trees! If it were me I would stick the first joy wreath design on the front but that is probably not in the scrappers' official handbook. Tea is indeed a comfort, funnily enough I was thinking that earlier this evening!

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    1. Had not seen the herringbone as Christmas trees, but now I do & I like that, I like that a lot which means I could use a wood Christmas tree on the spine & front cover, which I just so happen to have in the stash - you are genius! :)

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  7. I am going to do a December album but I am not organised like you, all I have done is choose the album! I will look forward to seeing yours.

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    1. Oh Barbara you should the online zealots of December Daily - now they are organized. Sometimes I think too much pre work can limit the results along with making others feel over whelmed if they are not - scrapping is one of those fun things that has no right or wrong. Looking forward to seeing some of your pages for DD.

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  8. Well, you are off to a good start on documenting December, I hope you enjoy the GIS class. I am still debating on what I am going to do.

    PS I did not stop at that last post to make a comment, as those donuts pose entirely too much temptation for me. Have a great week!

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    1. Those donuts are tempting & on the day I took this photo - I stuck to my original order of tea only, but two days later I got my traditional candy cane chocolate doughnut - it does taste like more. But I will have just one more to take a photo for the DD :)

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  9. Looks like you are going to have a great December album!

    I signed up for the GIS class, too, but haven't had much time to participate other than write down a few ideas for layouts.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. For the GIS I haven't put the pages together yet, sort of making notes & putting paper & embellishments in a plastic sleeve for when I have time, so I don't loose that idea. Looking forward to your posts with your pages.

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  10. Feeling a bit behind myself! You have lots of lovely foundations there. I'm a fan of green myself - so many colours go well with it.

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    1. I am feeling a pull towards the green but get tugged at "traditional" it's the red album. No decision has to be made yet. :)

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