This is a challenge in the memory of our 2Peas friend, donna . She passed away on July 5th 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. It will be a monthly challenge.
Before Donna died she really wanted to get the albums she was making for her boys, finished. The Peas were amazing and created over 200 photoless LOs to send to Donna so she could add her photos and achieve this goal. She had stories to tell and wanted to get them told.
So in Donna's memory I think we should all scrap our own important stories. You'll know when you've done one of those special LOs, one of those ones you've been procrastinating about but it's a story or photo you really wanted to get in an album. You'll know when it's a Donna worthy LO because it's something personal to you. It would be great if you share it here or just let us know you've done something you think is Donna worthy.
And because donna was a chemistry teacher, I'm throwing in an equation each month as an extra challenge. So this months equation is: a white background, doodling and a one word title on your creation.
You must use all items, but if you don't have something, you can substitute something you feel is similar, please don't feel like you can't take part because you don't have an equation item, just pick something similar. Also when it says use 3 of an item, you can use more if you want, as long as there's at least 3 it's good. Do each challenge separately or feel free to combine them. To see how to point this for team challenges, check out the challenge thread here and it's challenge #16.
What a nice way to honor Donna’s memory. I have some gaps in DS’s childhood albums that I always say I’ll work on someday. This is a great prompt to get them done one at a time. Thanks for creating the challenge!
I am so nosy, I really want to pull that tag out and have a read! I adore the tags on the bottom with the doilies and beautiful background paper, it's so pretty!
Love your second LO too, the border is lush (great use for "that" paper!) and I love your scatterings that mimic the floral paper, so lush! Love that black & white washi, the sewing and the 'I may be wrong but I doubt it' sticker is perfect!!
I'm sorry that I didn't get to know Donna. She must have been a great person if her memory is being kept alive. My husband died 20 years ago in May, 7 days before my 40th birthday. I really hate May. The 20 year anniversary was pretty difficult. Grief is nothing like the movies. It is not a straight line to "doing fine" and you can get overcome by it by the most surprising little things. When he first died I remember thinking that I couldn't wait until the 20 year mark because by then I would surely not be so emotional about loosing him. Ha! Joke was on me. His sister and I spent the day together. We went to lunch, to the corner where my old house used to be, and finally to the cemetery. When we got there, I wanted to post a photo to instagram. The first photo that popped up when I opened it was from my son, who is now 32. He wrote such a touching message it made Martha and I sob. Good thing we were at the cemetery, ey? I put my journaling on one tag and Andrew' journaling along with the photo he posted on another. And lest you think that it is all gloom and doom, I remarried 8 years after Myron passed away. Both his sons are wonderful young men that do not carry a chip on their shoulder over loosing their dad. And that my friends is my proudest accomplishment.
Bless you cristelina I hate May as well, I lost my Dad in 1988, it was 30 years this year and it wasn't fun. I know what you mean about it sneaking up on you. Love your LO, I adore those sequins you've added to the lush paper and what a great idea adding your son's journalling as well. Brilliant work