As I prepare to go away to the US for Thanksgiving as I do every year, I figured it was as good a time as any to get to working on a gratitude journal. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time but it’s always one of those projects that gets shoved to the back burner. I admit I don’t feel like I have a lot of content for it right now, but I know it will come, and there will be times I can draw on what I’ve been grateful for in the past. For now I’m just having some fun with the process, and creating one of my wee addictions…. a mini album! 🙂 This is also 100% using my stash and I vow to not buy more for it, because it’s about the message, not the embellishments. I actually just sold a substantial amount of things at my LSS garage sale a few weeks back, and that gift certificate will be used towards a Silhouette Cameo – to do everything my Cricut was supposed to do – until the legal action. My fault for not buying an old version of the software when I had the chance, but I still can’t help but be extremely bitter towards ProvoCraft for the stance they took. Well, ProvoCraft’s loss is Silhouette’s gain as I won’t be buying further ProvoCraft products as a result, whereas Silhouette has embraced all forms of technology (which is how it should be).
Anyways, here is the chipboard cover – still a work in progress, especially the inner pages, but it’s been so far fun and so fantastic to use my stash of things I just HAD to have and has been collecting dust for years. I don’t have any set time-frame for how often I plan on jotting things down, or how many at a time, just as the mood strikes. It’s a good start. I don’t do well with rigid rules like that.
-Products used – 7 Gypsies 8×8 book boards; PP – Stampin’ UP! Good Morning Sunshine DSP; Basic Grey chipboard monogram; Teresa Collins Gratitude Journal tag matted on Wausau and Stampin’ UP! cardstock; Tattered Angels screen prints Tattered Traveler stamp stamped with Staz-On black, Adirondack acrylic paint to edges in Espresso; 7 Gypsies binderie punched; Stampin’ UP! Ticket Corner Punch; Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds and Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist to tag and monogram; ribbon from stash.