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