Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Thankful 30 {2015} Days 21-25

I had fun over the weekend catching up on my December Daily® album, but sitting on my desk glaring at me was my near complete Thankful mini. On Sunday morning, I typed up my missing journaling and made my page for day 30 so now it can be given it's home on the bookshelves.

A 30 day project can be a lot to take on as the holiday season approaches coupled with the excitement over creating a December album, but I really do recommend making a gratitude album. Whether it be for 30 days or just a week, or even in a different month than November, it really is a lovely treasure.

For day 21, I finally tried out using a silkscreen and it was easier and less messy than I had thought it would be. If you have one in your stash and haven't used it yet, definitely give it a whirl! On my page for day 22, I layered a couple of papers and embellishments to tie in with my journaling of loving layers of fall apparel.

Day 23 I added some punched hearts in a cluster similar to the glittering sunlight in my photo and for day 24 I cut apart a die cut to be able to add it to the top and bottom of my photo.

For day 25 I used a beautiful leaf stamp to create my background and added a mat to my photo to give the green and white from both a little separation.

I'll be back later this week to share more of my December Daily, but you can see snippets on my Instagram, @lilgik. In other news, Brandi and I have been hard at work getting new flair designs ready for January 1st as well as working on exciting new products that will be arriving early 2016. Sneak peeks will be coming soon so I hope you'll stay tuned!

patterned paper, die cuts, puffy stickers - Pink Paislee {Cedar Lane}
"i love you" silkscreen - Messy Box from A Beautiful Mess
adhesive cork heart - Feed Your Craft
heart punches - Recollections
leaf stamp - Felicity Jane
ink pad - Color Theory {Going Green}
gold acrylic paint


  1. This turned out so beautifully, Elise. This collection complements your photos perfectly and I really enjoyed seeing the special techniques you tried out. :)

  2. Lovely pages. I agree, the silkscreen wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be!

  3. Beautiful album. It's on my list to make a gratitude album. I love all your projects. Awesome stuff. Michelle t

  4. So perfect! I'm sad I dropped the ball on my project this year, glad to see you carried through! Thank you for the continued inspiration!

  5. This is such a lovely little album Elise. I really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful photos as well as all the artistic approaches you took with it. And huge congrats it getting it completed!

  6. Your album is so pretty.
    I love the softness of the pages.

  7. So sweet and lovely! So glad you liked silk screening! Bravo to new designs!

  8. Elise, your photos are so inspiring! Love the photo of you with your fall apparel, it says "fall" to me.


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