Good morning friends. November is a busy month, but I think it's important for my family to make time and acknowledge how blessed we are. We have so many blessings in our lives and so much to be thankful for. So I created a very quick and easy scrapbook album where we could record our thoughts this year and which would serve as a keepsake in the years to come. The base of the album was done in a class I took from Marion Smith a year and a half ago. Having pre-made albums hanging around is a great way to make projects quickly and easily. The album alternates between a sheet of card stock and a smaller pocket created with card stock.
Mini albums like this are a great way to use iPhone photos. So many photos I snap up with my phone are not awesome, but yet still really encapsulate a sweet family moment. Putting them in a distressed kind of album is a great way to preserve them.
I created each pair of pages with a couple photos of the person that I really love (red eye and blurriness and all). Then, in the pocket page, I had the person write down what they are thankful for this year. For Lara, I wrote it down for her.
Then, I just added a few embellishments to the pages for a little extra visual interest. Because this album does not contain a lot of pages, I could add some really bulky flowers and chipboard without having to worry about not being able to close it. But I didn't spend a whole lot of time trying to make the pages picture perfect and fancy because really, it's the journaling and pictures that will make this so precious in the years to come.
Here's the cover of the album. I just added the "So Thankful" and "2013" to personalize it.
I am entering my So Thankful mini album in the following challenges:
Craft My Life - Anything goes but no cards
Parade Your Crafts - Thankful
Path of Positivity Challenge - Thankfulness
The Paper Girls Challenge - It's time to give thanks
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving (and a wonderful rest of the week for all my international friends)!