Documenting World Events

I typically am not an event scrapper, more of what I would call a moments/emotion scrapper.

However, obviously, events are important to be documented! I am a big believer of everyone having a story to tell, and even if it's an event that a lot of people have experienced, you have a unique perspective!

I felt like I needed to document the day that all the tornadoes came through our state. April 27th.

It's one of those things your grandkids will want to know... your part in the big picture.
(An aside- I felt very Gretchen-like making this page. Something about the straight lines, the heart, the colors, that black and white striped paper in a small strip... I love that we all have our distinct styles! My fellow design team members and our message board members always inspire me!)
I thought it was really cool that the Jump and Jive kit had these chipboard accents, and that there was one that had "27" on it. It was a perfect accent. The "april" sticker was cut off of one of the border strips from Cosmo Cricket that was in the kit as well.
I whipped out my date stamp from the Office Party kit.

If you don't have pictures of an event, or the ones that tell your story, you can always go to the internet! I had originally seen these photos from an amazing set that the Boston Globe did of the tornado damage. The one on the bottom broke my heart. I made sure to make a note on there from where the photos came.

I feel like I have more stories to share about the tornadoes and their aftermath. I don't know how I'll record those; perhaps just in a journal... but I am glad I have this page documented, because it is certainly a day I will never forget.


  1. love love love. and great minds think alike!

  2. Thanks for posting. I plan to do this also because my older son just moved home from Tuscaloosa and where he use to work was destroyed (on McFarland). I have a receipt from the store that was found in Moody by a precious lady that was willing to mail it to me. Also, I have a picture of a mailing label that someone posted. I kept seeing "posts" on FB about a business mailing label on McFarland from a tornup box being found in Roebuck but didn't look at the picture until the day after the storms. It was from where he worked and he was laid off from there last July. We didn't understand why at the time but God revealed his reason to us very clearly that day.

  3. Thank you for sharing this post with us! I'll find time to do this.


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