Friday, November 12, 2021

TN Time With Lisa & Lori - November Challenge

Hello, hello! Happy  Friday to you! Do you have plans for your weekend? I think we are planning on putting our tree up on Sunday. Not as early as last year but still earlier than all the years prior! Shane has started talking constantly about putting the tree up - and the lights up - and what he wants for Christmas, so I think it is time to deck the halls and bring on the jolly!

It is also time for the November edition of TN Time With Lisa & Lori. Before we get to that - I want to say a big thank you to Aimselee for playing along with us in October! It is always fun to see someone playing along! Now, let's get on with the challenge. 

Here is how it works - this is a just-for-fun monthly challenge that starts on the 10th of each month and ends on the 9th of the following month at midnight CST. If you complete my random challenge for the month - link your TN, bullet journal, or planner spread below. If you complete just Lisa's sketch challenge, link up over on her blog - My Creative Endeavors. If you combine both challenges - be sure to link up on both Lisa's blog and here on my blog.

Here is my challenge for November:

The color for November is kraft and I want to see a cut apart/project life card on your spread.

Here is the awesome sketch that Lisa has created for this month:

This is what I came up with:

I created a Halloween spread documenting our little family party this year. I used this page kit that I had put together for my November Stash Bash kit:

A few more scraps have been used, another sheet was cut into, and I was able to use a couple of stickers. I still have lots of Halloween photos to scrap - just if I have time to get to them before the end of the month!

Here's a look at the left page of the spread:

I have quite a bit of journaling that I would like to get down and I had one more photo that I wanted to use that goes along with the journaling, so I used my cut apart card as I flip out so I could get everything I wanted on this spread:

I am still trying to condense all that I want to say on that one 3x4 card. I attached it with a removable adhesive for the time being because I may end up having to type it all up. The gist of it is that since our big family Halloween party back in 2019 when almost my entire extended family dressed up - Shane has been in love with Halloween. He now loves it almost as much as he does Christmas! He dressed up as a witch - or wizard - that year and that is what he wants to be every year. He has so much fun when we all dress up!

He used to be so good about taking pictures but here lately, not so much. He did not want to be in any of the group photos so I had to be sneaky when I took any of him. In the photo above, he was trying to stop me from getting a picture of the other kids by blocking my view - but I really love how this turned out! It looks more like he photobombed them!

I added a couple of jack-o-lantern stickers and word phrase stickers below the cut apart card, I feel like it needs a little something added to the top of the card so I think I will add a tab and maybe add "open here" to it. 

Here is a look at the right side of the spread:

I die cut my title from black cardstock and added a few more stickers from the sticker sheet and a ghost that I stamped and fussy cut. I found a strip of these enamel stars on my desk and I picked the ones that matched and I added them to my spread. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:

I pulled out one of my life-crafted albums from Citrus Twist and I am working directly in it. I think that I will definitely be finishing out 2021 in these albums and working in them in 2022, as well. 

Now, even though this is a just-for-fun challenge we do have a few rules:

1. Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2. Create a new, not previously posted project.
3. You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4. If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5. You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6. You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7. Most importantly have FUN!

That's about it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - have a wonderful day!

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  1. Hi Lori! Thanks for welcoming me/commenting on my blog, glad you're happy I'm playing, so am I. Having lots of fun, grateful you are okay with my "faux" TN and my using collage sheet images instead of scrapbooking elements/photos sometimes. I promise to do both, lol. First, love your spread! Ooh, boy, I had a learning curve today about cut-aparts and Project Life cards, but Google, YouTube and Amazon schooled me on it. Also, thanks for introducing me to Citrus Twist. I'm either going to buy some digi cards to print out to use or try to make my own as I've had some Heidi Swapp 3x4 mini stencils for awhile and never used, I think this is what she created them for. See, I knew there was a reason I bought them, hahaha Maybe I'll buy and make. Anyway, hope that and using Kraft will meet your challenge. XOXO

  2. Lori, this is so awesome! Love all your li'l touches and the stories about Shane's response to dressing up (LOVE IT!), photos -or none- and the way he loves special days like H'ween, and holidays like Christmas! It is the same with Noah! Our big kids are both so special. I love your TN pages. Keep up the great work! ~ Ali :)

  3. This is amazing Lori! I love that you created a flip out with your cut apart card, so creative!! I just love it and wish I had thought of it, I am going to steal your idea and use it again in the near future! Have fun putting up your tree!!