Monday, November 19, 2012

So Thankful...

Happy Monday! And, if you are stateside and celebrating this week, Happy Thanksgiving week! 

We have a new challenge for you at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog. So, if you haven't already, hop on over there and take a look at all of the DT's inspiration.

This week, it is all about giving thanks!

Whether you are getting a head start on making thank you cards for the upcoming holiday, hand crafting a gift in thanks, creating a scrapbook page about someone you love, or an art journal page about things you are thankful for - there are a lot of ways to give thanks this week....

And we want to see! Be sure to link-up for your chance to win!

As for me, I wanted to make a quick page all about things I am thankful for right this very minute. Quick and easy, just to capture my thoughts.

After a little misting on the background, I took some off-cuts and border strips and layered them up on the left hand side of my layout:
 A little title work:
 Some more off-cuts for an embellishment here and there:
 Some stream-of-conscious journaling:
 And there we have it!
 All of my thankful thoughts documented:
Quick and easy peasy! This layout will make a great addition to the scrapbook I keep just for myself... a bit of a hodge podge of random thoughts and layouts about me. Sort of an art journal meets traditional scrapbook.

Now, what will you create this week as you think of all that you are thankful for?

I can't wait to see! Be sure to link-up for your chance to win $50 to spend at

And, if you want to try your hand at a quick and easy layout like mine above, take a look at the supply list below: (affiliate links used)


  1. I am thankful the tumour was benign...I am thankful for a husband that just wants me to get better and is willing to do everything so that can happen.

  2. Lovely way to showcase why and what you are thankful for. Love the little house and the added wooden letters. Tracy x

  3. What a uniquely YOU way of scraping what you're thankful for, Ashli. This is so your style! I love the "thankful" running up the one side of your layout. The little bits and bobs you've added amongst your journaling are a great touch. <3 Candy

  4. What a fabulous LO! So original. Love it. Bet your kids will treasure this one in years to come.

  5. Wonderful page and I like the idea of just having a book for you. I'm on the road again - I may have to swerve into digi. Sheesh!!!

  6. Great idea! It will be interesting and fun to look at this page in the next ten years to see if anything changed.

  7. What a lovely thoughtful layout! The little accent points are wonderful!

  8. Wonderful idea for a page, Ashli! I love the little bits you used to accent the journaling.

  9. hey i an do this!! Beautiful work!!

  10. Very nice, I love the way you journaled on this one!! Have a wonderful Monday!

  11. Turned out great!! I think it would throw me for a loop to do a non-photo page, but I love how you did this, to focus on your Thankful thoughts!!

  12. Love this layout! What a cool idea to do a non-picture page, and the journaling is great! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Fantastic page! Love the title and paper strips. A perfect page for this week! :)

  14. WOW!! Fabulous idea and page Ashli!

  15. I love it! Love that journaled page with only a little extra... Perfect!

  16. Love this page, Ashli! And I love the way you put font along the side :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  17. Love this layout! Such a fan of those Amy Tangerine papers.

  18. Love the journalling - what a wonderful page!
    Alison x


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