January 11: Where I Live

Discussion in 'MOC 10 Challenges' started by jk703, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Carla

    Carla Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    Maybe your right!
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  2. garrynkim

    garrynkim I'm not messy, I'm just really creative!

    Jan 1, 2017
    I used a couple of geo tags, arrows, compass stamp, map as BG paper, WA with geo tag, arrow lable, home pin
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  3. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

    Dec 18, 2013
    You live in Texas. There are many unique things about the state. Heck, as far as I know, it's the only one that can decide to divide into 5 states instead of 1 if it wanted. There are oil rigs, that is unique to certain places, and not something commonly seen everywhere. Definitely in Texas. If your town doesn't excite you, think bigger - state, country. The Alamo, the JFK Assassination, the State Fair. The US has great passports that let you visit lots of countries with no VISA requirements. I know you've used your passport quite a bit!

    Sure it's easy to hate the place you live. I disliked a ton of Vegas things. The summers are hot and miserable, but I did like that the winters rarely got below freezing, and mostly stayed around 50. Sure, we had snow once, and that was miserable, but in general, the winters were mild. The cacti were neat to see, and the palm trees were cool and unlike any trees I had growing up farther north.
  4. Kat

    Kat Seeking wine/shopping/teeth brushing support group

    Oct 1, 2010
    There is actually a huge shortage of them here! One on every corner but not one with appointments for months or some who can't even answer their phone.
  5. Pachimac

    Pachimac There's no such thing as a secret hiding place

    Apr 12, 2016
    That's something that's happening all over. Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic and the absolute fear of the unknown and continual nature of it has caused so much mental health issues, they are swamped. My daughter has anxiety attacks and we cannot get her into a therapist. They are booked a year or more in advance. People are committing suicide at an alarming rate. Teens and young adolescents especially. It's really really bad. :(
  6. chigirl

    chigirl Candy Corn junkie

    Jun 20, 2010

    flip flops
    tropical drink
    journaling 123 words
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  7. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

    Sep 17, 2012
    That is hard. I feel for those that cannot get the help that they need. Ugh!
  8. Pachimac

    Pachimac There's no such thing as a secret hiding place

    Apr 12, 2016
    I'm so sorry. I totally understand panic attacks and anxiety. When I moved here from my home of California I was having them all the time. I would feel like I was going to pass out and my heart would skip beats. The Nevada summers are HELL. We were living in my IL's second bedroom (nightmare I choose never to replicate). I just had to adjust and start seeing the good or I'd go nuts. Now? I have a home that we own, two cars, my husband has a great job, and we're all doing well through the pandemic. Melissa's panic attacks are lessening. I am blessed. That makes me appreciate where I live - because so many people don't even have a home or job anymore due to all the craziness of the pandemic. I had to become grateful for the little things. Even if it's NOT where I want to be, it's where I am, and I'll drive myself more crazy if I don't accept that fact and find the good.
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  9. got2digiscrap

    got2digiscrap Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2015

    Link to the gallery: https://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/moc10_day11_whereilive.494016/

    kit: Oh the Places Elements by Sara Gleason
    Oh the Places Papers by Sara Gleason

    Travelogue August 2016 Storyteller Add-on by Just Jaimee

    templates: Pack Your Bags 4x8 Travelers Notebook templates by Paislee Press

    journaling: San Antonio has everything you can dream of we have beautiful architecture throughout downtown and enjoying the riverwalk. we have the history of the alamo. we have beautiful surrounding cities that bring country living back with a modern twist. come check out Gruene, Fredericksburg, and Kerrville. if you want the homemade beers, we have blue star. they display art every first Friday of the month. come during fiesta and you can enjoy the celebration of the battle of the flowers. it brings a party beyond words can describe and walking parades and riverwalk float parades. want a beach to see we have padre island and the gulf coast within hours. want a view go to our hill country and have an adventure with enchanted rock. want a theme park, we have sea world, Fiesta Texas and not too far away we have Schlitterbahn. a small visit or long visit bring your taste buds because we have outstanding food. always bring your smile because you will have great memories. can’t wait to see y’all soon.
    (198 words)
    Extra spots of journaling: Y'all come back often. We will leave the lights on for you.

    Adventure less than 2 hours to Enchanted Rock
    Wanderlust River Walk Tour by River Barge, By Walking or Horse Drawn Carrriage
    <3 this city we have missions beautiful architecture
    Bucket List have to see the rodeo, the Spurs and visit the theme parks.

    font: Realtime Gamer, MTF Hello My Name is, Waruna Regular

    5 travel elements used: Globe stamp with Oh the Places in the clouds, geotag element, suitcase, enjoy travel double arrow, travelogue luggage tag
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  10. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

    Jan 2, 2015
    Location items included: 1 globe, 1 compass direction circle, 1 compass brad, 1 paper strip of arrows, 1 Illinois cut-out, 1 Wisconsin cut-out, 1 geotag with heart, 1 wooden house marker. I’ve also blended in a map of the area, but obviously that was found off the web... 181 words

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  11. MlleTerraMoka

    MlleTerraMoka CT - PRD

    Jan 6, 2013

    Items : Maps, wind rose, black pins, cork pin, luggage, world map, tram

    My journaling :
    I have lived in Clermont-Ferrand for 14 years. This city in the centre of France does not have a good reputation, yet it does not deserve it. I love my city because it is a city with a rich heritage. The historical heritage with its Roman remains, its medieval ramparts, the churches and its cathedral made of black Volvic stone, its famous people.
    It is also rich in nature, with the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park and the Puys mountain range, which has recently been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. I feel so good in this beautiful city, that I decided to paint with watercolor my favourite places in a travel diary. Thanks to this creative process, I have a new look at my city, a fresh look, in search of colours I am looking for the colours and details that make my city so beautiful.
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  12. Joan K

    Joan K Maybe I'll just grow down

    Dec 27, 2015
    I'm practically Marilyn's neighbor! (@mcurtt ) I am in Southeastern Wisconsin - my location items include (1) the background map with (2)the heart on my location - (3) the Wisconsin cutout with (4)the pointer to show the spot on the map, (5)the cheese element since we are Cheeseheads in Wisconsin! The top picture also shows the sign along the highway as you enter the state. The other two pictures are of my "yard," also known as "the lake."
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2022
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  13. Roxana

    Roxana Bananas for radishes

    Dec 31, 2015

    397 words
    Location inspired items: compass stamp, map keychain, globe, "East" tag, arrows paper strip (*2), "One Way" sign, geotag.
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  14. Jess Claire Creates

    Jess Claire Creates Active Member

    Dec 27, 2021

    This was a lot of journalling, for me I tend to use word bits and titles as I find it hard to put my words down into my pages but I enjoyed thinking about what I love about where I live. I can’t give an accurate word count but it’s definitely over 100. Also used 2 of the same map piece, a geo tag cork piece, 2 arrows a flag, and an arrow circle piece.
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  15. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Why do I always have to be Captain?

    Dec 22, 2015
    And I'm practically Joan K's neighbor @Joan K - about an hour or so north of her! :) Wisconsin representing!

    My locator elements:
    set of wooden arrows
    blue geotag
    flair with globe
    wooden geotag
    state outline w/ added heart
    portion of local map

    160 words journaling
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  16. AJK

    AJK I plead the 5th ...

    Apr 18, 2012
    Thank yo for the genuine CHALLENGE, lol! Helped me define my true thoughts.:agree I've been blessed to live in places I've loved: Mansfield Ohio, Ligonier Pa., Reynosa, Mexico, Mooresville, NC., Santa Lucia, Honduras, to name a few. This one, not as much. So, a change is coming. :)
    I used an
    1. arrow,
    2. a street light,
    3. brad,
    4. street sign,
    5. map,
    6. stamp.
    The pigeon-- just for fun!:D
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2022
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  17. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

    Oct 17, 2012
    I used a map background paper (blended), a compass sticker, map washi tape, wooden arrows, embark bar code sticker. There are 150+ words in my journaling.

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  18. Smileark

    Smileark Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    How funny for your MOC8 challenge, I did a layout about Yosemite too!
    5 items: map, globe, curvy road arrow, geo tag, navy arrows
    Journaling: (154 words)
    We live in a town called the Gateway to Yosemite. It’s a 15-minute drive to the entrance of Yosemite National Park. We love it here! We can drive into Yosemite on a whim and explore all four seasons of the park’s glory! I love that my daughter counts how many deer are foraging on our road-- on the way to school. I love that while our town doesn’t have many options of restaurants—it does have my beloved Starbucks!

    I don’t love that’s its an hour drive to Target. And don’t get me started on tourists driving rented RV’s on a curvy mountain road. Or tourists who don’t know how to put chains on a vehicle but must come play in the snow! And the horrible fires that seem to be wrecking our beautiful forests…

    BUT even with those annoying things, we love our little mountain town and the life we have created here!
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  19. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Nov 6, 2017
    thank you for this inspiring challenge.
    My Word Count: 336
    My 5 themed items: map, binoculars, geo tag, arrow sign, arrows. Plus arrow paper.
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  20. scribler

    scribler Blanket? Check! Slippers? Check! Sweater? Che

    Dec 5, 2012
    @jk703 I have one more question. Can a baseball count as a location item? We are the spring training home for the NY Mets, so it's a location item for here.

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