November at Simple Scrapper

This month’s Story Starters at Simple Scrapper all have to do with scrapping the Hard Stuff. I am definitely not one to scrap difficult subjects, so this month’s layouts were a stretch for me. I can honestly say that without these Story Starters, I would not have made these pages. Fortunately, I also had the Sketch Templates to work with and I could easily focus on my stories.


This first layout is about how much I miss my sister and her family since they moved away about five years ago. When she and her family lived near me and my family, we got together often. Our kids were all little and we would often go to local parks, playgrounds, and museums together. Now we live about four-and-a-half hours apart, which makes it difficult to visit very often.


In 2002, I lost both of my grandmothers within just a couple of months. Since then I have made layouts about both of them and the impact they have had on my life, but I’ve never scrapped about losing them. Even though this layout was difficult to journal, it came together easily with the help of one of this month’s Sketch Templates.


I scrap almost exclusively in 12×12, therefore I usually convert the letter Sketch Templates into that format to make my layouts. However, this month, I loved this 8.5×11 Sketch Template so much that I stepped outside my box and used this one as is. My youngest son has faced several challenges in his life and has always overcome them. This layout records that wonderful fact about him.

And now that November is here, I am joyfully looking toward the holidays. I am always looking for inspiration for scrapping the holidays, so I will be in Simple Scrappers’ Holiday Storyteller Free E-Course. Sign up now!

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