Sunday, November 16, 2008


Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I can't wait as it is my favorite meal of the year! But it is special for other reasons too. It's a time to stop and really give a quiet thanks for all my blessings. I think I want to start a gratitude journal again. Even if I just try to fill it out once every month. My favorite part about journaling is actually looking back, seeing where I have come from, where I still have to go.

To get us in the mood for the holiday, Lucy posted a new challenge over at So Tell Me Your Story. The charge is to do a layout showcasing what you are thankful for. I came up with the layout above. I used the very yummy Fancy Pants Daily Grind line. I adore these colors and actually handcut most of the details! The journaling reads: Sometimes I find myself smiling, feeling grateful for my blessings. Our babies, this house, our love, friends and family. There was a time when everything I have now felt like a distant dream. But it is real. All these blessing begin with us. So thank you for all the gifts you have given. For loving me.

What are you thankful for?


  1. What a cute page! Love the flowers!

  2. Gorgeous page!

    Food yesterday for all day football watching was New England clam chowder. (Titans were away in Jacksonville)

    Here's my recipe

    1 small onion minced/ chopped
    2 T butter
    1/4 to 1/2 cup ham chunks or Canadian . bacon
    1/4 flour
    1 large can of whole baby clams
    2 cans of minced clams
    4 bottles of clameto
    1 bag of hash brown potato chunks
    1 cup of milk
    pepper SPICES TO TASTE ( about ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon)
    garlic powder
    onion powder
    old bay seasoning

    Heat the first 3 ingredients till onions are translucent. Add flour to make rue. Add the rest of the ingredients except milk. Heat till boiling let boil about 10 minutes till potatoes are done add milk reduce heat let simmer another 10.

  3. I love how you did the paper on this layout. Very cool.

  4. The colors on that layout are just great! LOVE that blue!!

  5. I like the layout - especially the striped paper and how you distressed it. And yes, we have so much to be thankful for.

  6. Beautiful layoug and great use of the Daily Grind! Love it!

  7. Beautiful page, and beautiful job on the details! I'm thankful for my so many things, I love the idea of a journal devoted to that.

  8. Love all those hand cut flowers Stacey!

  9. This page is beautiful Stacy! I too love Thanksgiving...and not just for the food ;) it's such a wonderful day of reflection for stop and be more grateful.

  10. Stacey, what a wonderful challenge and I really love your page! Great colors and love all the hand cut details!

  11. Cute page Stacey! Great photo!
    I am thankful for my family and that we are all in good health. I am also thankful for some really awesome online scrapping friends like you!!


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