At Thanksgiving we often reflect on what we're grateful for. For me, as I'm sure many of you, family tops the list. So many of our layouts are dedicated to a particular child or family member, but the focus of this book is the family as a whole.
The album is from 7Gypsies. I started by painting the cover white, then applied the Tim Holtz edge mask (yep, still lovin' the masks) and over painted with yellow (to match my actual house). The house was edged with blue ink. The title block is a metal rimmed tag with rub-ons by 7Gypsies and a grungeboard key. The keyhole is also grungeboard. Quick and easy!
While I will be adding photographs, the focus of this album is journaling. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
What you believe in as a family (family creed or motto)
How each person defines family
Favorite way to spend time together
Favorite place to travel
Favorite family meal
Favorite family restaurant
Favorite game to play together
Favorite spot in the house
The best thing about our family is...
Each person's choice for movie night
Include children's handprints or fingerprints
Let each child draw or scrap on a page
This is a great project to get the whole family involved with!
And this news flash! I have a new class scheduled for Saturday, December 13 from 3-5 pm called Mini Painted Masterpieces. We'll make six miniature canvases using six different paint techniques! It will be great artsy fun, and you can finish the paintings with collage, drawings, or embellishments and use them as gifts or ornaments! The best part? You can stay for the Saturday night crop for free if you take the class! I'll be there to help you finish your art, and I'll have a big bag of collage goodies to share! You can read the class description here, or call the store to sign up! Hope you can join me!