Sunday, November 18, 2007


The Front of a Gratitude Journal I am Working On

Today I was thankful for a day spent in my jammies and playing in my crafty zone. A fabulous rainy Sunday! I lit a candle, put on the XM Christmas tunes station, and just had a day to indulge (in between laundry, fixing lunch, cleaning the kitchen, etc.)...

I spent the majority of the zone working on a project that I've been wanting to get done
for Thanksgiving. My idea is to pass around a journal/book/album on Thanksgiving and have each person in our little family of four write down what they are thankful for. I might have to give them their own separate papers instead, to make it go faster, then put the papers into the book. Later I will add photos of each person, and pictures from our Thanksgiving Day as well as journaling about what we 'traditionally' do on this day of giving thanks.

Supplies: Most of the papers and ribbons used are from the October & November Self-Addressed kits (Sassafras Lass patterned papers... oh my aren't they yummy!). The stamps are from Purple Onion Designs (Thankful, journal blocks, flourishes, and alpha used on inside title page) and Stampin' Up (gratitude sentiment & from the heart sentiment). The book is from 7 Gypsies. I used Mod Podge to attach the papers to the front and back boards as well as my crop-o-dile to add some big ol' metal. Take a close look at the front cover! The ribbon on the side says 'a heart full of thanks'. I just love it!

Inside Page
I'll come back and add more stamping..

Sample of Each Family Member's 2 Pages
The left side has a 'card' to open up, and it says what I am thankful for about each person.
The right side is for that person to write what they are thankful for. I will add a photo of
them and date it. Might add a few more embellies...

The Book
Still some work to get done... Add tabs with names of each person, things like that!

A closer Look
My pages.

So! That is a wrap! Hopefully I will share the 'after' photos after each of us gets to add our personal touch on Thursday.

Have a great week and lovely Thanksgiving with those that you hold dear to your heart.


ScrappyPam said...

Love this - what a great idea!

Kerilou said...

This is beautifully done! I love all the colors and how you put everything together...really lovely, and what a keepsake! Happy Thanksgiving! Keri

*karendianne. said...

Andi these are lovely. As always I enjoy seeing your talent. Also, I really dig the papers that are Orange with Polka Dots. ;)

Happy to hear you had a perfectly relaxing, smooth day in which to create. I'm enjoying that happiness for you! Happy Love, *karendianne.

reflections:0) said...

Great work! I see ink on your finger in one photo.... hehehe Hapyy fingers....:0)


liannallama said...

That's a beautiful book-it will be such a treasure when it's complete!

Sandy said...

Wow, Andi, this is an awesome idea---and a treasure for generations to come! It looks beautimous!!!

Dawn said...

This is fantastic. I love all the great colors. wonderful bravo.