October 6, 2014

Top Dog Dies | Pumpkin Gratitude Journal



Happy Monday! I hope you had a chance to get crafty this past weekend for World Card Making Day.  I used the opportunity to get going on some projects for the next couple of weeks. The Canadian Thanksgiving is on October 13th, next weekend. So I knew that the Top Dog Dies Pumpkin  Album Steel Rule die and the Pumpkin Finishers set was perfect to make a gratitude journal for the occasion. Next weekend the whole family gathers at the cottage to enjoy the beauty of the season and have our Thanksgiving dinner. I am happy to say that my husband and both kids will be there this year, for that I have a lot to be thankful for.


tracey_gratitudejournal


I created my book using cardstock for all the pages cut with the Pumpkin Steel Rule Die, and the Pumpkin Finishers for the leaves and the stem. I cut a Vintage A2 Mat in green for the centre of the cover and I dusted off my Zutter.  Lots of pages for everyone to write down what they are grateful for this year...



tracey_gratitudejournaldetail


tracey_gratitudejournalinside


Top Dog Dies Pumpkin & Finishers Set

   

Vintage A2 Mat

23 comments :

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

I love this to bits what an awesome project and loving the vintage die <3

Lynn said...

Beautiful. I love this journal! So happy everyone will be together Tracey.

Renee said...

Fabulous!
Such a wonderful memento! :)

Alanna said...

This is so cute Tracey an how wonderful to hear that all of your family will be together.

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous!

Annette Allen said...

this is just the cutest.. love that you made a thankful book.. I bet you will fill it up.. yay for everyone attending Thanksgiving.. That makes for a happy mom. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness, how precious!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Tracey this is so wonderful... what a great idea! So happy that you'll have your whole family together.. truly something to be grateful for =]
Michele

Cathy Weber said...

This is fabulous!!!! What a creative idea and excellent use for the pumpkin dies! I have got to get me something so I can make mini books like this...so cute and easy to flip though!

Deepti said...

Wow what a fabulous project. Love that it is so elegant too :)

Lisa said...

Family and Thanksgiving should be side by side in the dictionary!! I love the warmth of togetherness this holiday brings. So happy all of you will get to be together sweet friend. This project is darling, SWOON ~ LOVE it!!!

Joyce said...

What a great project for your family to work on over Thanksgiving. It will make a wonderful keepsake, too. Love those beautiful fall colors you chose, and the binding is so professional looking.

Laura Norris said...

Too cute! And such a great idea!

Bobby said...

I love the idea of a gratitude journal, not just for Thanksgiving either. It turned out beautifully, Tracey.

Jen said...

What a wonderful keepsake to mark your Thanksgiving this year.

Barb Ghig said...

Your pumpkin journal is really beautiful, Tracey! And, how wonderful that your hubby and children will be there for your family weekend! I'm sure you will be creating more heart warming memories, and now you will have it well documented! WTG!
Thanks so much for sharing your journal with us!

Julia Aston said...

Love this cute pumpkin journal book Tracey! how fun it will be to fill it in and look back at it year after year!

Sharron said...

Beautifully done journal--it's looks perfect! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. Your sweet little book will hold many priceless memories.

cm said...

First, how wonderful that you'll be surrounded by family on Thanksgiving. I know it will be extra special! Second, this pumpkin gratitude journal is totally awesome! Not only is it classy and sweet in appearance, but I love the essence and intention. I need to write down and reflect on things I'm grateful for, far more often...Thanks for sharing this wonderfully thoughtful and heart-warming journal with us!
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, your Thanksgiving sounds so wonderful with all your family home. What a special time it will be. I love your sweet pumpkin journal, so so cute.

Anita in France said...

How lovely that you and your family will be together for Thanksgiving, Tracey ... sounds as though it will be magical! How wonderful to complete your fabulous gratitude journal together ... and then keep it forever! Anita :)

maria f. said...

This is wonderful, Tracey. An eyecatcher and now that I've read the story, it's extra special. I wish you and yours a meaningful Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy the family time.