Danielle here, sharing the first few pages of my mini album for the Gratitude Challenge.
In England we don’t have Thanksgiving, so this challenge is a really exciting opportunity for me to consider and acknowledge all the fabulous people and things in my life that I am truly grateful for.
After faffing around deciding what format I should use to document my project, I chose a mini album as it’s just the right size for me to include smaller photos and a nice amount of journaling, which I have been printing on vellum.
I couldn’t resist digging out my die cutting machine and using the wonderful Reagan metal die alphabet set to punch out the word ‘thankful’ for my album cover (I’m a little obsessed with that die set). I had to use that beautiful striped Harper paper too - it’s just soooo Felicity Jane ;-)
I chose a more neutral paper for my second page so that my die cut title would really pop through the negative space. I’ve also been having a lot of fun with the Harper stamp set, stamping out leaves on my papers.
For my first bit of journaling I decided to write what I hoped to get out of the challenge. It’s been a very tough year for a number of reasons, but my family and friends have really got me through so this is a lovely opportunity to thank them and to use this album as a reminder that in tough times there are always people that will pick you up.
As this mini album is a bit of a work in progress, I will continue through the month and answer more of the questions from the gratitude prompt (have you printed your copy yet, there are some really great questions). At the end of the month I’ll be sure to upload a flip-through to show you how I got on.
I hope you enjoy what I’ve created so far and thanks so much for reading. I’ll be back soon with another post.
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