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    Day 1: Blind Scrap
    Your page must contain:
    • Only ONE photo - check
    • Journaling (as much or as little as you would like) - check
    • Only the following NINE products: - check (hopefully)
    1. Solid color background paper - check

    At least one of each of the following:
    2. Patterned paper - same paper, four strips
    3. Frame (must be an element - a stroke around your photo does not count) - check (with paper clipped)
    4. Paint, gesso or coffee stain - paint on the sides - recoloured, behind NOVEMBER - as is in the kit
    5. Flower - two daisies
    6. Leaf or branch - two of those
    7. String, ribbon or bow - a string and a bow
    8. Word art - November, Snapshots of today, today's agenda.
    9. Tag - with kit paper clipped.

    Kit used - Morning Rituals
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/COLLAB-Morning-Rituals.html

    Journaling reads:
    November was a lot about school. We were finally in the same timezone which was a relief in ways more than one: Europe had switched to wintertime, while Indonesia had not, which meant we could be getting up at 1:30am, instead of the luxurious 7:30. Not that it made much of a difference with Katie. Oh, well, some things never change...
    Anyways, kids had already been at BSJ for 6 weeks now and were feeling more settled down. Katie needed a lot of help with Spanish and Maths, Michal was still adjusting to the MYP system - the whole thing of Criteria A, B, C and D was new to us all. Se we'd often sit at the table and work together - kids to complete their assignments, I to prepare my lessons and to keep an eye on them - they both needed help planning their work and keeping track of what needed to be done.
     
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    Day 2: Journaling on why I scrap. 422 words

    This was fun. I love journaling. This one reads:

    Why do I scrap? The simple – and the straightforward – answer is… because I like it. The not so simple – deeper and twisted - answer is because when I sit in front of my computer, I get to kill two birds with one stone: enjoy some me time, all the while indulging my creativity – and shopping - in a totally guilt-free way.

    I was introduced to scrapbooking – paper at the time – back in 2008 when I was pregnant with my second child. I felt I needed a hobby – something what would mean I’m not just a stay-at-home wife/stepmother/mom to a family of five-soon-to-be six, but a person with a life outside the four walls of our home. Yes, life was fun back then… So… I wanted to get myself a hobby, but it had to be a practical one, so I wouldn’t feel guilty dedicating my time and money to it, something I would enjoy but not banish to the attic once I was done with it. Knitting, crocheting, even cross stitching have all ended up in that – virtual - attic… Scrapbooking seemed to tick all the boxes and so I gave it a try. It wasn’t love at first sight as it turned out I’m not good with scissors and glue. And every page took forever, because I needed to print the photos, then decide on the layout, then print more photos – sometimes different size… in a word – NOT what you’d call practical. I had four kids and a dog and a hubby who was forever on a business trip and my days were not that long…

    And then I discovered digital. And was hooked. Digital meant less set up/cleanup and more flexibility and I was no longer limited by what our local stores had to offer. It was perfect! To this day I have stayed true to my motto: my hobby must be practical. I scrapbook to keep those precious moments forever. I enjoy the creative side of it - making clusters, blending, brush work – and can spend hours perfecting a layout, but I do this knowing that the page will eventually go into one of my albums. Even this page. Oh, and by the way… Scrapbooking family memories is cheaper – and more effective - than therapy. I mean it. When choosing a kit/color/pattern/layout and the photos themselves, I get to relive and reflect on those happy moments, and it fills my soul with love. So, I guess I scrapbook because it is my way of saying I love my family.

    Kit used: All About Me
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/COLLAB-All-About-Me-5-THIS-WEEKEND-ONLY.html

    Template: My Travel Journal Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/My-Travel-Journal-2-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html

     
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