Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My Thankful 30 {2015} Days 11-15

I was in a bit of a crafty funk and hadn't worked on my mini album for several days, but I made some progress with getting photos ready, pages made, and some journaling in place. I have no doubt I'll get back on track, but sometimes you just need to take a break from it all. ;)

I realized I hadn't done any stamping in my mini, so I rectified that for day 11 and created a background by using one stamp in a repeating pattern with a warm yellow ink. I didn't take the time to draw lines prior to stamping and so you can see that once I got to the top, my stamped images got a little skewed. oops! For day 12, I used non-traditional fall colors to match my photo.

On my page for day 13, I had encountered a small hiccup with the die cut I was going to use, but in the end, the red "favorite" tag was the perfect complement for my coffee love. For day 14, I once again used patterned paper cut into a triangle to cover half of my page. I really like the look of it and could definitely see myself making a mini with all of the pages like that.

Once again breaking into my stamp collection, I used a couple of sets to add a subtle design and also make a little die cut for day 15. I stamped everything on a scrap piece of paper to make sure I liked what I had conjured in my mind and then recreated it onto my actual page.

Like I mentioned above, I finally added my journaling for the first 12 days. Using Photoshop Elements, I created text boxes that were roughly 2x3 and typed in my journaling. Once it was printed, I cut it apart, and adhered it to the back of each corresponding page.

Just to give you a heads up, I won't be holding any sales over the course of the weekend. Instead there will be a year-end sale taking place December 7-10 and ALL of Brandi's retired flair will be back in stock for one last hurrah. There will also be a couple of other surprises, so be sure to mark your calendar!

For those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful holiday, filled with much laughter, love, and good food!

patterned paper and die cuts - Pink Paislee {Cedar Lane}
mini flair - Feed Your Craft
enamel dots - Doodlebug
die cut leaves - Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
stamps - bookshelf {Cream Soda Studio Calico}, Square Patterns {IACB for Studio Calico}, At The Table {Kelly Purkey}
inks - Goldenlocks {Simon Says Stamp}, Doc Brown {Studio Calico}
font - GistX 
dingbats - Trend Rough Ornaments


  1. You stamped the book background? I love it! I thought it was paper. Loving the non-traditional colors and clean lines of this wonderful album, Elise! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  2. These look great....to be honest, I LIKE the slightly skewed stamping on the bg of that page....it makes it more 'real', if you know what I mean! I really need to do this. I started a 'thankful' album. And have done 1 page in 3 months. And it's NOT that I don't have stuff to be thankful for...I simply forget to fill it in!!! Bad me...but GOOD you;)!!

  3. I'm sorry I'm very behind in my reading, I've been in the hospital for 3 weeks and still no idea when I'm coming home. Internet sorta sketchy here too. Anyway, I really love how your album is turning out. It's so beautiful. I love, love, love the background stamping you did. And also the triangle patterned paper background. Awesome stuff, you're so inspiring. Enjoy your holiday. Michelle t

  4. Your Thankful book is a real treasure Elise!
    Thank You for sharing it with us.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  5. I love the background you made using the book stamp. I've read the top 2 books and saw The Martian movie. Happy thanksgiving, Elise!!

  6. Beautiful pages.
    I love the crisp clean look to them, so pretty :)
    Great idea to put the journaling on the back to not compete with the photos

  7. If you were in a funk it certainly doesn't show in your creativity. Lots of lovely goodness Elise. Love how this album is coming together.


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