Monday, November 3, 2008

My Gratitude Album

From the November/December 2008 issue of Simple Scrapbooks, I decided to try the "Gratitude" Album for this month.

Before Photo:
I bought this cute little album at Target. It is a 4x6 horizontal orientation photo album with enough sleeves for up to 100 photos. Since I'm planning to use 2 pages per day, I would have some leftover space at the end, but I saved about 12 pages for Thanksgiving to add everyone else's thoughts on gratitude and photos of our family gathering. I downloaded Cathy Z.'s template for the jounaling from

After photo:

But it wasn't quite right for the Fall colors I wanted to use, so I set to work altering the cover - removed the pink ribbon, painted with Making Memories "meadow" acrylic paint, added rub-on letters, some old stickers, and new piece of ribbon and voila! What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Ooooh I like . . . . thinking about doing the "daily december" by Jessica . . .

Cheri said...

I'm doing the Daily December as well, but not quite like Jessica's. Mine will be much more linear and all pages the same size (8x8) - I'm combining directions from Jessica's site as well as the Nov/Dec issue of Simple Scrapbooks Mag (p. 72-73) and instruction in Mini Albums in an Evening (p. 108 -). I'm hoping that all this "daily" stuff will force me to take more photos, live more in the present, and journal more. At least I'll have 2 completed albums by New Years!

Anonymous said...

Cheri, this little album turned out so cute. I love the way you redid the cover for fall (although the original stripes would have been cute for another theme).