Blessings to you

 We are in the midst of November now and I started my Thanksgiving cards to send to friends and family I can't share the holiday with.  I am so thankful for meeting friends here and other paper craft sites.  There are so many times I have wanted to toss all this to the side and say it does not matter but something tugs at me to reconsider.  Many times it has been you reading my posts and sharing a kind word.  You taking the time to  give me encouragement.  It has been extremely difficult for me to be here the last few months as you may have noted from so few posts and my inability to visit your blogs.  I apologize.  I feel very challenged because several months ago it was determined I had lost  visual acuity in one eye. Basically I feel like there is a constant shadow or a black spot.  I sought immediate care and was sent to a specialist. My pupils were dilated and  appeared normal so I was sent for a field vision test.   I failed it  and the doctor referred me for more tests  but I was busy with the new school year preparing my class,  my family, volunteering, and finishing a class I was taking for teaching.  I bought new glasses and started wearing them instead of contacts and also decided to step away from the computer more.   It seemed like it was better but last month I noticed it was happening with the glasses on and off.   I called the specialist and have an appointment on the books to be seen.  Yeah!  Thankfully I can still see almost perfectly with one eye which helped compensate for the other.  However, I don't want to continue on this path in case it leads to something more servere.  I keep thinking I am still incredibly blessed in all I can do and continue to do.   So all this leads me to my card for the day which is entitled blessings which I do feel greatly!
Thank you for stopping by!
Challenges for my card:

Bloggers Challenge: Birds of a Feather
Card Crafter's Circle: #49 Textures
Frosted Designs: Color challenge
Papercraft Star: #121 A Thank You 
Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks
The Squirrel and The Fox: #31 Anything Goes


SRM Mini Calendar Album

This is a  mini coin envelope album I made using SRM Stickers with pull out tabs and bound to carry in your purse.  I kept embellishments to minimum since it is travel calendar.
To create this calendar cover 6 No. 1 coin envelopes with pattern paper and punch circle on ends.  I cut and covered two chipboard pieces for my cover and bound with my BIA.
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Inside I used Mini Calendars on each side with a manilla tag that I decorated with Calendar Companion and stamped a journal box to write important dates on. 

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                                                 Here are the decorated tags pulled out.

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   A side picture for you to see all the pages and tags.
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This mini calendar is going to a good friend of mine that loves to keep track of  birthdays, anniversaries, and special days. Hope you like!