Thursday, November 28, 2013

I'm Thankful For...


HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those of you who celebrate today!  I can't wait to get my turkey on!!  (not in a weird creepy Hannibal Lecter sense...I just like to eat turkey!)

Since today is Thanksgiving, it's the perfect day to start our new Thankful Scrapbook Challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers.  This week, the challenge is to make a scrapbook page about either Thanksgiving, or something you're thankful for.


Since it was a little too early for current Thanksgiving photos and I didn't have any that were already printed from previous years, I decided to do a double layout of what I'm thankful for.  The first page (from top to bottom) is my totally adorable husband, the cuterst grandson ever, and my gorgeous daughter and her fiance. The second page has a pic of my awesome son and daughter-in-law (parents to the cutest grandson ever!) There's nothing in the world I'm more thankful for than the people on these pages.


I I feel like I kind of cheated on my layout a little this week.  I used a page kit that came with part of a larger kit from SEI that I got at CKC recently.  Although I like the elements in the kit,  the one thing I didn't realize when I was buying it, is that everything comes completely pre-cut and ready to assemble.  It literally took 30 seconds to put the page together. I think it's AWESOME for new scrapbookers, but I like a little more challenge in my pages.  So I went with it, but then added some sentiments and chipboard from Quick Quotes.  I inked up the pieces of chipboard (the leaves, "love," and "sweet" on the first page and "joy" on the second) with different colors of chalking inks and added some sparkle with a Gelly Roll pen in stardust that my sweet friend Becky gave me.


Up in the top corner of the photo on the second page, I used the Thankful sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper's I Am Thankful stamp set.  I just LOVE this set.  It's got the cutest little scarecrow holding a pumpkin, and a turkey that you could do SO MUCH on your thanksgiving table with...think place cards, food cards for a buffet, etc.


Oh, I little tip before I go!  Starting right NOW, Mark's Finest Papers is having a Black Friday sale.  They're giving a 30 % discount off all their stamp sets.  It's their biggest sale of the year!  The discount is good through Monday December 2nd.  Happy shopping!

And in between your turkey and your Christmas shopping don't forget to link up with us for this week's challenge.  You have a really great chance at winning an awesome MFP stamp!  And after all, as busy as you're going to be this next month, don't you need to sit down and take some time to craft?

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

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