Thursday, November 10, 2016

My Thankful 30 {2016} Days 2-6

It's been busy, busy around here, but most days I'm able to find 15-30 minutes to keep up on my album. So far I've been enjoying working with the variety in page sizes, though it does present a challenge to have space for my journaling. I've been solving that by using different ways of tucking my journaling behind my photo because with a project like this, it's important for me to have my words along with my pictures.

For day 2, I used a die cut to mat my photo and then made some more leaves like what is on my album cover and then finished it off with a mini flair.

On the 3rd, using the same mini clothespin that was used in my photo, I adhered it to the page and it's holding my photo and journaling. The patterned paper is something I made using a stencil and Distress Inks.

Since I wanted 2 photos for day 4, I decided a double-page spread would be best. I used the same patterned paper on both sides and then a few die cuts to embellish my journaling. Because our kitties are a couple of nuts, the acorn stamp was perfect and I colored them in using a water brush and Distress Inks. There are also some ink droplets that got mostly covered up, but I always like the little bit they add to a page.

I had 3 photos for the 5th, so using patterned paper, I extended my page by having it open up to reveal my pictures and writing. To balance the die cuts, I stamped on my journaling block. I like to make sure I rotate between the primary pieces of my kit to keep my album cohesive. So from page to page you might see any combination of patterned paper, die cuts, stamps, and stencils.

Between the 5th and the 6th, I inserted a 4x4 card to use as an embellishment. Similar to how in Project Life spreads you might have filler cards, I wanted this one to show prominently because I love the design and it matched well with the pages it's tucked between.

On the 6th, I once again had multiple photos I wanted to include so I printed them in a photo booth style and adhered them to my page that I stenciled on. I cut out a couple of stamped images for my embellishment and then added my journaling to a small white tag that I held in place with the top album ring.

I've been enjoying seeing who else is participating in this project or one like it on Instagram. If you're also documenting your November, let me know, I'd love to see it!

day 2 - die cut - Crate Paper {Gather} Ephemera, die cut leaves - Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, Distress Inks - Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber, mini flair - Feed Your Craft So Thankful
day 3 - stencil - Tim Holtz Set 22, Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
day 4 - patterned paper and die cuts - Crate Paper {Gather}, acorn stamps - Gather the Good by Brandi Kincaid for Kelly Purkey, Distress Inks - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Peach
day 5 - patterned paper and die cuts - Crate Paper {Gather}, stamps and 4x4 card - Gather the Good by Brandi Kincaid for Kelly Purkey, mini flair - Feed Your Craft So Thankful
day 6 - stencil - Tim Holtz Set 22, Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade, stamps - Kelly Purkey Around Town


  1. I am really enjoying your thankful album shares Elise! These are so beautiful... Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Beautiful album. Your work always lifts me. Michelle t

  3. Looks really good [love the kitty page!!]....& always admire how you use so few 'ingredients'....but there is endless variety...and it all matches! Clever :) And I really, really like how you 'switch it up' with photo sizes and styles. GREAT!!!! PS: I've knicked your thankful ideas to incorporate into my December Daily if nothing is going on...thought it would make a nice combo....been asked to participate in a DD blog journey, so when I've mentioned this, I've added a link to you & yours :) Won't be up for a bit, of course:):)

  4. I love your Gratitude Mini album Elise!
    I wish I had kept one!
    Thank You~

  5. I am totally swooning over your mini here! It is so fabulous Elise!!! You are an inspiration!


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