Tina Aszmus: I’m always a fan of journal prompts and lists. As soon as I saw the 5 things sticker, I knew I wanted to add it to my Capture album. I attached the sticker onto my photo, and cut down a journal card from the Persimmon waterfall pack for the journaling. I added some misting and layered on the paper leaves, garland and acetate flowers to add some dimension.
Ann-Marie Espinoza: This year has truly been one for the books, so I thought I would use some of my favorite photos and pair them with my favorite Persimmon products from 2013.
Lisa Dickinson: At our Thanksgiving dinner, I’m attaching a small embellished journaling card to each napkin, along with a pencil so that guests can jot down a few things that they are grateful for before we begin our meal. Later, I’ll use these cards on layouts, or in a mini album about our holiday. These cards are quick and easy to create and will help you document (and remember!) your gratitude long after the holiday has past!
Lexi Bridges: I’m so thankful for family, friends and health. I love this season to reflect. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, but often once it is over I fly right in to Christmas and Thanksgiving never gets scrapped. Not this year. This year I have pre-made a layout just for this very purpose. Once the day is over, I plan to print a photo or two and add them on top of the burlap.
Kelly Rasmussen: I love to hear what other people are thankful for, so I’ve got a quick and easy way for everyone in the family to get involved in a fun project. Just decorate a container, add some slips of paper and have everyone in the family write down some things they are thankful for. You could do this for the whole month, a week or just the day of Thanksgiving. If you are having guests over for Thanksgiving I think it would be fun to have them write down a few things as well and then pass the bowl around the table to read before dinner. And when you are all done, those little slips of paper with everyone’s handwriting would be perfect to add to a layout.
Kelly Noel: I used a 5×7 Capture Journal Book to document what I’m thankful for this year. I plan to add to it little by little. I added some stickers from Persimmon to match the fall feel I was going for and a black and white photo of my boys.
Jen Kinkade: When I began thinking about being thankful obvious things like my family, my health, my home, etc. came to mind, but when I connected being thankful with memory keeping I immediately thought of photography. Capturing smiles, freezing moments in time, remembering a moment, story, feeling–all from photographs. I decided to base my “thankful” layout on being thankful for my ability to capture photographs. I used both the Capture and Carte Postale collections when creating this page, using elements to direct the eye to each typed phrase. I’m extremely thankful for every moment captured with my camera!
Jana Eubank: On this layout I used a variety of alphabets to create my title. I also kept most of my embellishments in pairs to represent my husband and I. I am so thankful for my husband! He is my very favorite person and my best friend. I’m so grateful to have him in my life.
Audrey Pettit: Little compartmentalized frames are a great way of adding a bit of festive cheer to your home décor, while documenting all the things you are most grateful for. This frame was the perfect fit for highlighting my two biggest blessings, my home and my sweet family. I added a favorite photo and a fun house die cut, paper pieced using a mixture of prints from the 6×6 Paper Pad. Candy Buttons, die cuts, and a transparency title add instant character. By removing the glass, I was able to build upwards, creating lots of fun depth and layers with dimensional adhesive.
Alexes Brown: I thought it would be fun to not only document the thing I am thankful for, but also the things the rest of my family is thankful for. This mini has four different envelopes and inside each one is a list that each member of our family filled out and tucked away. A really fun way to document the feelings of each individual family member!
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