Sunday, October 26, 2008


Thanksgiving is fast approaching. And each Nov. I teach a book that revolves around gratitude and being thankful. I started making the books for two reasons, 1- I am terrible about taking photos at thanksgiving and 2- for a family tradition. When I was a kid we would always have Thanksgiving at my grandparents home and after the food was blessed my grandpa would have us go around the table and say what we were thankful for. Grandpa has been gone now for 18 years, but I want my children to have that moment on Thanksgiving where they ponder gratitude. The books have been a great way for me to make more of a memory out of each Thanksgiving. The kids usually write silly things, like when Pierce and Avery wrote 'I am Thankful for me, myself and I', but that year my sweet Gabe wrote 'I am thankful for my Mom" which still melts my heart.
This years is a 6"x8" book called Reflections of Gratitude. I think it is important to Reflect back over the past year and truly take a look at all we have to be grateful for. One thing I am Grateful for is Basic Grey paper, because the moment I saw it, I saw this book in my head, which made me happy. This book is truly reflective, the front and back covers are clear acylic pages with a silver leafing technique (can't wait to show you gals how to play with silver leaf) The first page is actually a mirror, that we will be aging with alcohol ink. Everything is reflective from the mirrors to the silver stickles to shimmering tulle. So if you are wanting to reflect on gratitude this Nov. join me Nov. 22 at Scrapbooks Etc.


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