Friday, November 1, 2013

November's a big month around here!

It's the first of November, which means tons of excitement around here.  November is a busy month for everybody with the start of the Holiday season, but in my house, we also have 2 birthdays this month, digital scrapbook day,the Fete (more on that next week), an in person crop, an online crop, and who knows what other surprises will come our way.  With so much going on, it's hard to know where to start, but I'm going to go with the regular item first. It's time for a new Counterfeit Kit!

This month, the ladies over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog have spotlighted a great fall kit with lots of blues, orange, and mustard yellow.  It's the Main October kit from Jenni Bowlin. If you've been paying attention to the projects I've been doing lately, some of these elements might seem familiar to you.  Several of these elements were also in my October Trio Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys.

It seems a little weird to be counterfeiting a kit so similar to the one I used last month, but our annual fall picnic is tomorrow, which always yields lots of photos to be scrapped.  It will be nice to have fall inspired products ready to go.  Here's my kit. It's a big one.  First the papers

And then the embellishments.

I'm calling it Fete d'Hendaye, since that's what we call our fall picnic. I think this is going to be a really fun kit to use.  I'm ready for the first challenge!

I decided at the last minute (last night) to do a 30 days of thankfulness gratitude journal this month.  I got as far as picking the papers before bed time, but before I drifted off to sleep, I checked Facebook, and there was a post from Lain Ehmann that spoke right to me.  She's running a Facebook group called 30 Days to Fly that is all about getting yourself to the next stage in your life, whatever that stage may be.  Lain gives you a prompt every day to inspire your self-improvement journey.  I think I'm going to combine my work on Lain's prompts with my 30 Days of thankfulness journal.  I finished binding my book today, and here's what it looks like naked:

 Front Cover


Back Cover
I got a very exciting email yesterday telling me that one of my layouts was chosen to be published by ScrapNArt online magazine! 

I've got fun things happening at my sister site this month too.  We're announcing the winner from the Rafflecopter giveaway last week, and I'm announcing this month's class. It's going to be an online class about getting the most from your cut apart sheets. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Happy Scrapping