Tuesday, April 10, 2012
On Monday we went on a Costco run and when I went to pick up my favorite spinach salad, I found they'd replaced the mushrooms with dried cranberries. Yay! I always picked off the mushrooms and threw them out, so it was a nice birthday surprise. Ever the cynic, Brad told me it's because mushrooms must have gone up in price.
Tuesday was my actual birthday and Brad sent me this pretty bouquet of tulips. A little present I'd ordered myself also arrived. Do any of you use GroopDealz? I just started using them, I usually use Very Jane but am branching out. Both have new handmade boutique style deals every day. This is the second piece of jewelry I've gotten, it's very pretty. I just love pink!
The banner tags are a terrific freebie from Linda Tieu on Back to Paper. I got lucky with the company logo, I copied and pasted it from their site and it was a png image, easy to add on top of a banner in Elements.
It was a challenge for me to figure out how to include this event. Ultimately, I decided to keep much of the journaling private, in two accordian folded cards. They are easily accessible in the pockets. In the top right photo is a collage with photos of the neighborhood path flooding, ER in our tornado shelter aka the basement, some hail from our front yard, and news coverage.
In the journaling pockets I included a screen capture of a picture posted to our local new's channel's webside of the tornado on the ground near our church. I used Days of the Week Photo Journal Cards from A Vegas Girl at Heart for it. Next to it is some information about the tornado's strength and then the journaling cards.
Additional Credits for Week 11:
Check It Journaling Card by Gennifer Bursett
Hello There by Crysal Wilkerson
It relates the story how the day after the tornado we drove across town to see both Grandma Norma and my family. We also met with a friend at the mall and I used my coupon. I think big scary events like a tornado make you want to see your loved ones. It felt comforting to see my mom and dad and I think all the grandparents were glad to see with their own eyes that we were safe and sound. I also wrote about it here.
Design A page protectors. They are very similar to the ones I still have on hand from the very first Project 365 Kit of the Month through Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Basically the journaling card slots are in the middle of Design A and in my kit all the journaling cards slot are in a row along the bottom. There weren't any other page protector options so I have a whole year's worth of those.
When I decided to give Project Life yet another go and really try to stick this time, at the end of last year, I got the Big Variety Pack. So far I've only incorporated Design F into the occassional extra insert. I really needed to break out of a page protector rut. I am so glad I did and now it might be very tough to go back! I think having the journaling in the center of the page makes it easier to connect the photos with the journaling that goes with it. I'm sure they already figured this out and is the reason for the change.
While on the surface they seem very similar I quickly found out that the journaling card slots on my protectors are not true 3X4 so the original cards are a little small for the spaces in Design A. I had already trimmed down the two cards I created digitally. A little of the backside of the cards for the next week show through and I'm still trying to decide if that's going to drive me crazy.