Sunday, November 10, 2013

An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is Pamela O'Connor.   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you our Gratitude with an Attitude artwork , so here we go.

This past year, I was challenged by my supervisor at school to pick a word to define my school year. The word I choose was Positive because I felt that I needed to work on getting back to my more positive upbeat self. I really wasn't sure if having a word would make much difference, but it has certainly helped me to focus on the positive things in my school life. When I saw the title of our blog hop, I thought that Gratitude would be a great word for me to embrace in 2014 at home and at work. I wanted to make a Gratitude journal that I could write in each night and list at least one thing I was grateful for on that day. I am learning that in many things in life, it truly is mind over matter. Having the right mind set may not solve every problem, but it is a great way to start!

So I started with a  5x7 card base using the frosted paper pack and added several layers. I love the stamp set Always Grateful. One of my favorite sayings is featured on that set, "Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough." I added a set of stamped trees with some snowflakes in the background to create a soft, whimsical look. What project would be complete without some bling, so I added several silver glitter gems. I took the finished card and slid it into the front cover of the My Creations Journal. For the finishing touch, I tied ribbon on the spirals on the side. Now to get started writing down all of the things for which I am grateful!

The next blogger on the hop is Melinda Everitt.

I am also using this project for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for this week. This project also works wonderfully for the Heart 2 Heart Blog Gratitude Challenge. For more detailed information on the making of this project, check out my post on the KellyCraft blog


Frosted Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Always Grateful & Frosted Cardmaking WOTG Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart 
Silver Glitter Gems & Silver Baker's Twine - Close To My Heart
Slate & Crystal Blue Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
My Creations Journal - Close To My Heart 
Various Ribbons- Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots


  1. Lovely Cards! I love Frosted. :o) tfs

  2. What a fantastic idea! We should keep gratitude journals all year long... Beautiful job, LaJeania!

  3. LaJeania, I love this idea of keeping a journal of what we are grateful for. This is an awesome project. I love how you bound it together and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us. And you are correct, Mind over matter. Sometimes we put ourselves into negative atmosphere just because we think negative. Keep up the positive mind frame and life will be fantastic in more ways than one. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

  4. Wonderful! Love this idea and the ribbons tied on the side are fabulous!

  5. Just fabulous! What more do I need to say.

  6. What a beautiful journal! I too believe that an "attitude of gratitude" can really help us get through life. Thanks so much for sharing with us @ H2H! We are thankful for YOU!

  7. The beauty of this journal will certainly inspire some wonderful writing! I love the ribbons!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to H2H this month and showing us your gratitude project!

  9. Beautiful journal! The ribbons are a super touch. I love the word you chose and may it bring a grateful heart as well as a smile to your days. So thankful you joined us at H2H this month! :)