Preparing for Harvest

We made it 10 months through the year of 2013. What have you been laboring? What have you been working on? The year may not have been what you have expected. It may have brought some unexpected things. As we enter the month of November, the month of Gratitude and Thanksgiving, focus on the fruits of your labor. It’s now the time to reap your harvest. Therefore, I have lined up a few projects that I will be sharing with you throughout the month reflecting on this theme. I usually focus on the pictures and minimal journal entries for my scrapbook projects. But this month I feel that I need to take it to a whole new level and focus more on journalism.

My first fall  project will be a Project Life album using a brown American Crafts Project Life Mini Album.

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Also, I’m using the Project Life Fall themed cards of a pack of 60.

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I had contemplated if I should do this album but after my long and trying day I realized I had to this one for me to reflect on how far I have come from January to now. I have not decided if this should be a daily thing at the moment but more of a book of positive notes that I want to remember. My first page will consist of a picture of my family at a Harvest Festival that we recently attended and a journal entry for the day. I want to be able to reflect that although trials and obstacles may come my way that I have planted goods seeds and I am thankful of the fruit that they bear.

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Today I am Grateful!

Have a Scrappy Day! – Marlishia….


Craft Loft: Embracing the Fall Season

Are you embracing the Fall Season? I live in the Midwest area and I love the Fall Season. I started in September beginning to prepare for the Fall Season. From the entry of my home and throughout, you’ll find the beautiful colors of oranges, reds, gold tones, green, and browns throughout. This season welcomes the harvest of pumpkins, squash, and various shapes and colors of leaves. Embrace this Season, take the time to take notes of special events that are happening in your life. Also include your family and friends. Capture the photos that express the changes of October and make this festive not only in our homes but also in your crafting. If you planning to visit the Pumpkin Patch this year, make sure you take plenty of pictures to incorporate in your scrapbook pages and don’t forget to add a journal entry. You can also make a mini album or photo card and send a Fall theme card to family and friend. Embrace all the things you love about this time of the year and share with your family and friends. Let the story-teller out and share whatever crafting you love to do. This is the time to collect the leaves, send the cards, make the tags, and decorate your home and embrace the Fall Season with a little caramel apple cider.