Friday, November 18, 2016

My Thankful 30 {2016} Days 7-11

Every couple of days I've been able to spend some time working on my album. I'm sure you can relate that as the year winds down, things seem to get busier. I've had to be more flexible this year and I have found myself taking photos as the opportunity presents itself and then I match them up with the prompt for the day.

So far it's working well, because when I sit down to make my pages, I can take the time to remember the snapshot and remind myself how truly grateful I am for these small moments that are making up my November.

For day 7, I bought a small pillow that's fashioned after a library check out card and I'm thankful for these touches that give our home a little more personality. Since the photo strip on the preceding page went off the edge of the paper, I backed it with patterned paper and built up my layers from there.

On the 8th I documented about the new grill we got. I trimmed a 3x4 card from my stash and adhered it with foam tape. That way I could use the metal leaf clip to hold my photo and journaling.

My page for the 9th went in a completely different direction than I had envisioned. My first attempt was to stamp the leaves in various colors and cut them out. It wasn't going the way I wanted, so I replaced all the colors with a light grey and made my own patterned paper. I stamped on directly on my photo and then used washi tape so that it could be flipped up to reveal my journaling.

For the 10th and 11th, I went without photos and had fun stamping away. I really need to remember how much I like the look of stamped images on patterned paper. For day 10, I used the journaling block stamp I designed and embellished it with more stamps.

A lyric from the song Waste a Moment by Kings of Leon made up my day 11. I didn't think I'd use the music sheet patterned paper when I first saw it, but it turned out to be perfect. Since my page for the day was taken up by the quote, I used a die cut tag and included my writing on the back.

I hope to back sooner than later to share more pages. My plan is to have this all finished up right after the month ends because like so many others, I'm excited to get my December Daily on!

day 7 - patterned paper - Crate Paper {Gather}, stamp - Gather the Good - Brandi Kincaid for Kelly Purkey, ink - Rosie Cheeks hybrid cube - Simon Says Stamp, washi tape - October Afternoon, enamel dots
day 8 - patterned paper - Crate Paper {Gather}, 3x4 card and stamp - One Little Bird for Kelly Purkey, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, metal leaf clip - Pink Paislee, Peach Heidi Swapp Color Shine
day 9 - stamps - Gather the Good - Brandi Kincaid for Kelly Purkey, Christine Herrin, ink - Fog - Simon Says Stamp, Inky Black - Studio Calico, washi tape - My Mind's Eye
day 10 - stamps - Journal It - Feed Your Craft, Gone Exploring - Spring Break - Christine Herrin for Kelly Purkey, ink - Rosie Cheeks and Slate hybrid cubes - Simon Says Stamp, date roller stamp
day 11 - patterned paper and die cut tag - Crate Paper {Gather}, stamps - Stepping Stone alphabet - Studio Calico for Hero Arts, ink - Goldenlocks - Simon Says Stamp


  1. Your pages look great! I'm glad you found a less complicated approach, I can see it's working well for you.

  2. Oh my GOSH! I spy BRUSSEL SPROUTS!!! nooooooooowaaaaaaay would I be thankful for those things, LOL!!!!! Sorry, much distracted;) However, I just realised you're using different sized pages.... that looks fabulous AND the light grey stamped leaves...GENIUS! AND that little cushion...delicious!!! Enough with the 'us' ending words for now, eh??!!!!!! As for walking... love how you used that cool round stamp there.....& I've been TRYING to walk. just run out of time ....ok, I'd rather hide in my scrap room....but shhhhh!!! Don't tell on me!!!

  3. Your thankful project is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Michelle t

  4. Lovely pages. I like the backgrounds made from stamped images so much!


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