30 Days of Thankful Week 2

30 days of thankful week 2I’m back with another week of my 30 days of thankful and some tips for you all. 30 days of thankful is an album where document something that you are thankful for every day for the month of November and was started by Cathy Zielske, who I just think is awesome. You can find Cathy here.

This week I ran into a little problem where I ran out of my ink and printer paper for my Selphy and couldn’t get to the store until Friday.

What I did, to solve this problem was create a folder on my phone for the photos that I wanted to use for the week. I would do my journaling in my album on the same day so that way I wouldn’t forget what I wanted to be thankful for, then on Friday I printed my photos and just slip them into the album. I have found with this mini album that I do prefer my photo in the full 4×4 size over the 2×2 sizes but there are some days where the collages come in handy.

Just a little tip for you, Best Buy price matches Amazon and the ink and paper was $29.73 at Amazon so Best Buy price matched it for me and I didn’t have to pay the $36.99 that they charge for it.

I have a stamping tip in the video so be sure to check out the video and if you haven’t seen week one video you can watch it here.

Next week I will be using Lagoon and Thistle Ink. I really like separating the weeks by using different inks for each week. It makes it a lot easier to differentiate which week is which. I might even add cover pages to each week but I haven’t decided on that yet.

Are you documenting 30 days of thankful?


Thanksgiving Folio Album

make it monday fall blog hopI am back this month with another Folio album! These things are just to darn cute and easy to make. You can find the tutorial on how to make these albums from My Sisters Scrapper . The one thing I do differently in my album is that I make these folios using the Close To My Heart flip flaps. I absolutlely love these things and they make it so easy to add photos to these mini albums or add photos to your regular scrapbook layouts or project life. You can grab some of these amazing flip flaps at my shop.

To finish this folio off I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to create some great tags, make the shaker frame and make the title for my folio. The shaker frame was made by gluing a bunch of frames together using my bonding memories glue. I love, love, love this stuff. This glue is just so awesome, I even used the glue to wrap my paper around the chipboard and of course there is no rippling in my paper of any sort even though this is a wet glue. By using the bonding memories glue I save a ton of money by not having to use scor-tape or my ATG. You can grab this awesome glue here.

Back to the shaker card, I used my Cricut and cut out six frames and one pretty frame. I have some old transparency hanging around my house and of course I have sequins. I punched out some cute fall leaves with an old Creative Memories punch. I think next time I make a shaker frame I will add a few more frames to give it more height. You can grab the cut file for the shaker frame here I already added more frames to it for you.

The entire album and all the little extras were all created with the Pathfinding paper pack which you can grab here.

thankful folio mini album

Thankful Folio album with Pathfinding Paper


What Thaksgiving crafting activities do you have planned?

You can check out the other wonderful sites in this Make It Monday hop here:

Connie turns Thanksgiving place cards into gratitude keepsake + hostess gift!

Watch Kristie Sloan create little paper house gift boxes for Thanksgiving treats.

Melissa is counting her blessings to create a gratitude album

Jen Wright is sharing a new template with a thanksgiving theme…

Gina is making place cards from Corrugated cardboard.



30 Days of Thankful Week 1

30 days of thankful mini albumWell so far so good. I haven’t missed a day yet of my little mini album! If you haven’t seen my first post about this project you can check it out here. This album is inspired by Cathy Zielske and can read all about this project here. I did this project last year and at the end of the month I realized how much I have to be thankful for.

This past week I was thankful for beautiful weather, healthy children, the ability to stay home with the kids, the chance to have some quality time with my honey and dishes that were washed for me.

I find that this project is not all about being thankful for the big things in your life but also the little things and some days you just need to be thankful for the little things because to many things are going wrong in your life.

With that being said here is my video of the past week with some tips on how I am adding my own touches to Cathy’s awesome products.

The first week I used the Olive and Goldrush inks for my daily numbers and this week I am going to use Crystal Blue and Slate ink for my daily numbers. I thought it would be a nice way to show that I am documenting different weeks. I will also pick a new accent color for this week as I used a bright pink for last week.

Have you tried the 30 days of thankful project? Let us know in the comments.

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