Sunday, October 19, 2014

Control Freaks Fall & Gratitude Blog Tour

Welcome... It's time to hop along with the super fabulous Control Freaks group!  This month's theme is Fall & Gratitude.  My favorite time of year!!  You've probably arrived here from Connie Babbert's blog.  Her projects are always so gorgeous and creative!

I wanted to focus on the Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit in the Holiday Catalog.  I love the premise of this kit, jotting down items of thankfulness.  Life is hard, but when you take a step back and list all your blessings, your attitude turns right around.

Of course, as a demonstrator, I would have to put my own spin on it.  I thought this was a perfect kit to pull together a decor item, a surprise for my daughter for her bedroom.

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She'll get a chance to write down some items she is thankful for, and I added some photos I thought she would like.  She will be able to rearrange, add, and customize as she likes.

Stamps: For All Things, Truly Grateful, Fall Fest; Paper: Vellum; Ink: Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon; Accessories: Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit, Linen thread, Rhinestone jewels, Banner punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Feathers framelits, Fun Fall framelits, Bitty Banners framelits, Big Shot.

Following through with the idea of jotting down items of thankfulness, I created a prayer or gratitude journal with the kit.

I trimmed down the paper inserts slightly so they fit easily in the pockets and bound the album with the kit's thick baker's twine.

Stamps: For All Things, Truly Grateful, Fall Fest; Paper: Very Vanilla; Ink: Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon; Accessories: Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit, Linen thread, Gold Basic Metal button, Rhinestone jewels, Banner punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

So what to do with the leftover number stickers?  December Dailies came to mind, although the color scheme is definitely for fall, so I put together some November Dailies pages.  You could easily throw together some Project Life pages, but I love the hodgepodge feel of a This & That album.

I was determined to use the kit whenever possible, so with the exception of a couple embellishments, all items came from it.  Day 10 utilizes an interactive pull-out from one of the kit's pockets.

Stamps: Remember This, Hip Notes, Alphabet Rotary; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer; Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso; Accessories: Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit, Epic Day This & That bundle, What's Up punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Squares Collection framelits, Big Shot, Alphabet Soup download in My Digital Studio, e-cutter.

Jump over to the amazing Debbie Henderson's blog to check out what fabulous ideas she has for us. 

5 comments:

LeeAnn Greff said...

LOVE your ideas for the Gratitude for Days kit! WOW; how perfect for a teen to add to her room decor. Fabulous ideas!

Carol Carriveau said...

Very nicely done, so fun and colorful!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a fabulous way to use the kit. These projects are awesome Heidi!

Melissa Davies said...

Love your spin on the kits! Great ideas for memory keeping!

Jen Timko said...

This is crazy great, Heidi!!!