October 2020 CKC Layouts
Welcome back! Even though life has been busy, I managed to make a couple of layouts with my October 2020 CKC Kit “Memories of Home.” I am happy to have recorded more family stories to go along with the pictures. In the past I was only journaling the basics of “who, what, when & where.” Recently, I have been trying to write down the stories we tell when we are all together and may not be obvious from just the pictures.
Do you have those “remember when” stories that pop up when your family is together? Journaling does not come naturally to me, so this is something I am constantly working on. What are some prompts that you use to tell a story or start your journaling?
This 8×8 double page layout is about our first house as a married couple. After looking at quite a few houses that did not meet our expectations, we found this one & fell in love with it immediately.
When we went to put a contract on the house, we found out through the Seller’s Disclosure that it was next door to a bomb factory! You see, the house was outside the city limits and there was a huge field behind it. Somewhere in that field there was a bunker where they tested hand grenades, so every once in a while a siren would go off and then you would hear a muffled pop.
If you were in the house you could only faintly hear the siren. It never bothered us in the least and we lived there for six years. Now that is definitely not your average new home story!
October 2020 CKC Monthly Challenge #2
The next 8×8 layout is about my grandmother and something she always said to me growing up. Anytime I would go somewhere, she would tell me to “act pretty.” She wanted me to look nice but to ACT nicer.
I grew up to respect others and in today’s words Be Kind. She always wanted me to be respectful and friendly to everyone, no matter who they were. She knew it was better to be pretty on the inside.
This is something I still try to be mindful of today. I don’t like it when people look down on others because of their current circumstances or things beyond their control.
This double page layout was for the October 2020 CKC’s Monthly Challenge #2 – Trick or Treat. The second challenge this month was to pick three Tricks (something a little tricky to use) or Treats (something that you love to use) or if you wanted to combine Tricks and Treats then you needed to pick five from the list and incorporate onto your layout. Here were the lists:
So for the pages above I actually only managed to use four Treats – Flowers, Enamel Dots, Hearts & Woodgrain. I have enjoyed being the Guest Designer for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month & still have some of my kit left to work with. I am hoping to make some cards as well, so please be sure to check back in for that. Let me know if you played along with the October 2020 CKC and what were your Trick or Treats?
Looking forward to visiting again soon!
UPDATE: Since this post I have put together a handout with 3 story starter ideas to help you look for stories that might not be immediately obvious from your pictures. You can check that out and download a copy from my post in March, 2022.