Today is taking that thought into a little bit different direction.
Today I share my project that is also posted over at heidiswapp.com.
Today I warn you...high photo volume...with a bonus tutorial at the end.
It pleases me to share with you a mini album based on the theme of gratitude.
A few of the team members were challenged with creating a project based on gratitude.
Heidi has a digital kit available soon that includes beautiful cutting files with all sorts of words that lend themselves to the blessings and gratitude theme.
The Vintage Chic collection came in handy once again. Love this line. It should be shipping to online stores and local scrapbook sources even as I write this. I wanted to stay with the yellow/gold theme with pops of the teal.
This mini album is chock full of pockets and journal cards and tags and places to write lots of thoughts and feelings on this theme of gratitude. I cut many of the words out on my Cameo on white cardstock and then misted them each.
|my kiddos + cousins. quite a clan.|
The opportunity for the little mr.'s 2nd birthday is what prompted this album. Although an occasion like a child's birthday might seem everyday, it caused me to pause and take a deeper look at the photos taken, and let them lead me in a story of being thankful for this event, for these people, for the little moments that are as fleeting as he is getting big.
There is more detail on Heidi's blog about what I used where. Like the quotes she created that I printed on the VintageChicNotes and tucked away in the pockets.
|plenty of room on other side of tag for additional journaling.|
Ah...to have this thought always at the center of my mind would in itself be a gift.
|included on every mini layout are the sentiment or definition stickers, or both.|
I took time to be thankful for our food.
For the fact we had plenty to share with our extended family.
That there was even left overs.
That we always have enough.
|notice the photo has a tag sewed on it...|
I was happy to have these sweet moments captured that were shared between my mom and my baby.
|it opens with another photo underneath.|
Priceless. It looks as though he is totally taking in what she is sharing with him.
jmpgirl ~ blessings+gratitude
Had great fun with these vellum pockets, and share how they were put together below.
There are interactive photo flip books included.
A peek inside.
There is celebrating my oldest daughter's love to bake...
and how she baked these raspberry cupcakes with buttercream frosting so heavenly.
There is of course the star of the show...
...and though little...he brings abundant joy to our lives.
There is also remembering to capture these older ones...
as they will not always be with us and I remember that my older ones and their cousins were once 2 years old...sigh...
So much to take in here today...
the gratitude theme...
the mini album with plenty of room for lots of stories and quotes...
the gorgeous cutting files soon available in Heidi's shop...
and the event of a little guys birthday, and how so many blessings can be rendered from such an event.
Now for the vellum pocket tutorial::
2. Trim vellum to 2 pieces measuring 6x4.
3. Cut out a rectangle from the center of the 6x4 pattern paper leaving about a fourth inch frame.
4. Layer the 2 pieces of vellum together with the pattern paper frame on top.
If you made it to here you are an amazing reader!
Thank you so much.
Now go...celebrate gratitude.