Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey! With the changing leaves and cooler weather, I’m already getting excited for all of the holiday memory keeping projects. One of my favorites is gratitude journaling and I decided to make this an everyday project rather than just a one month project that is only done in November.
I recently got a new journal and decided to document some informal photos from my day and spend some time just reflecting on the things I’m thankful for...that might be something as big as a special event or something as small as getting to enjoy my coffee in peace. Be sure to check out my process video at the end of this post for more details on how this layout came together using products from the Gabby Collection.
I started out with a 3x4 photo of some neighborhood horses that I saw on my walk this morning. I used a couple of different papers, some tissue paper, that adorable torn notebook die cut, and a tab to create a layered photo cluster.
I decided to tackle this spread in small little clusters of embellishments. Once I added the photo to the page, I then created a smaller cluster at the top using some washi and another die cut from the Gabby Collection.
I recently picked up a layered floral die set to use with my Felicity Jane papers. I pieced together a bunch of floral elements using a combination of the Gabby solid papers, past papers from Felicity Jane and a little white gel pen for added highlights.
I used some of those floral die cuts to create another cluster at the top of the opposite page along with my title. I love that “today was:” journaling prompt from the Gabby Stamp Set. You could easily pair it with past FJ stamp sets but I chose to use the Gabby alphas along with some alphas from the Amber Collection.
My final cluster is at the bottom of the page and was made using a variety of Gabby Die Cuts and a little more of that pretty Tori Washi.
I was sure to leave myself plenty of room to journal about my morning walk. With all of the chaos of this pandemic, distance learning, and an impending evacuation due to the fires here in California, I wanted to take a moment to focus on the things I’m thankful for like velvet horse noses and fire helicopters flying overhead on their way to tackle the SQF Complex fire.
The Gabby Kit is sold out but you can still grab items from the collection a la carte and don’t forget to check out the process video for this project below.