Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my American readers! We had a great day yesterday with my husband’s family eating good food, enjoying warm conversation, and pondering how grateful we are for life’s blessings, experiences, and lessons. I hope you have been able to do the same!
Yesterday, all of us on the BasicGrey design team posted Thanksgiving projects. I am so inspired by these gals! Be sure to pop over and see what they created.
Here is the layout I made about how grateful I am for my sweetheart. :)
BasicGrey Persimmon Collection: Sweet Potato paper, Spiced Pears paper, Crumb Cakes paper, 6×6 paper pad, Element Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Waterfall Theme Pack, Printed Feathers, Stencil Alpha, Acetate Alpha, Mixed Brads, Printed Chipboard Shapes, Die Cuts & Transparencies
BasicGrey Hey You 12×12 Paper Pad (graph paper for journal block)
To continue the theme of my page, I kept most of my embellishments in pairs … representing my husband and I. I adore this man and I am so grateful for him in my life. I’m not one to gravitate toward gold (jewelry or otherwise), but I am really LOVING the sparkly gold trend we have been seeing in scrapbooking projects lately. It adds the perfect amount of warmth. Love it!
I’ve been scrapping up a storm this week and have pages to share with you over the next several days. I hope to see you again soon!
My kids are constantly leaving little creative messes around the house. Sometimes they frustrate me, and sometimes they totally amuse me and I can’t help but snap a picture. I love to see their creative minds, their thoughtfulness, and their imagination at work. I collected a few of these shots together on the following page.
This page was created entirely from the Noel Mignon Union Square kit, with the exception of the cream cardstock background and the My Mind’s Eye mini letter stickers in the title. I ADORE they way Noel puts together a kit. Honest-to-goodness … if you haven’t tried out one of her kits, you NEEEEED to! The best way to find out information on Noel’s kits is by following her on Facebook for sneaks and the lastest release information.
I love the gold touches in this kit. After anchoring my photo grouping with the gold glitter tape, I pulled in more gold around the page with my title, some gold stamping, and the gold rub on borders around the photo block. The pink/yellow/blue color scheme looks so lovely with the gold and would be a great color combination for lots of other topics … girls, babies, Easter, Spring, or even a sunny Summer page.
Thanks for coming by to see my work today! I hope to see you again soon!
It’s probably no secret by now that I love to die cut on my pages. This cute little tourist bird is a cut file set called Spring Break by Lettering Delights. I thought he would make the perfect companion for these pictures from our cruise vacation last year.
I used a sketch by Becky Fleck from the Fall 2013 Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine (pg. 30) as the genesis for this page. The great thing about this magazine is that it is FREE to view/download online. How cool is that? If you haven’t yet, be sure to check it out HERE.
All of the papers come from the September 2013 5th & Main kit by Cocoa Daisy and most of the embellishments are from the Oh Deer Me November kit.
I hope you have a great weekend and are able to sneak in a bit of crafting.
See you again soon!
As a 12×12 scrapbooker, it took me awhile to see the value of the 6×6 paper pad that so many paper companies offer along with their collections, but now I LOVE them! I love mixing larger patterns from the 12 x 12 collection (for example, the large red chevron print on this page), with the smaller scale prints from the coordinating 6×6 paper pad (the rest of the papers used on this page).
Again, this page was inspired by a shape I saw in an interior design magazine. Home décor really inspires me … it always has. :) I think my husband is thankful I love scrapbooking so much, because if I didn’t, I might be trying out all the fun things I see on larger surfaces … like the walls in our home. Hehe! It’s nice to have a 12″ surface to experiment on.
My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste “Presh” Collection: Details paper, Awed paper, 6×6 paper pad, Beautiful 2×6 Journal Card, Tiny Word Stickers, Chipboard Stickers, Enamel Shapes, Decorative Buttons, Decorative Stamps
I used the My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste Presh collection for this page. The 2×6 journal card was the perfect title. I could have used the open white rectangle for the journaling, but opted to add three punched and layered butterflies instead to carry the pink around the page in a visual triangle.
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away? We will be eating dinner at my in-laws house with 35+ people. Should be lots of fun!