October Gratitude Album

At the beginning of the month I had made the decision to participate in the 31 minutes for 31 days challenge, I quickly realized that this was not sustainable for me, some days I just don’t have 31 minutes to dedicate to something creative, so I reevaluated my project and opted to create a gratitude album. My supplies were all ready to go, I was taking pictures on a daily basis and I love the month of October, it always brings me so much joy and happiness, so a gratitude album was the right fit.


I had originally opted for 6×8 pocket page format but after completing my day 1 spread I realized that a smaller format with daily mini layouts or spreads might be more suitable. I might adjust my project to fit a 5×7 album, now I just need to find such an album. I used a mix of supplies that I had on hand, lots of Ali Edwards and Feed Your Craft products.


My cover page is simple, an enlarge picture paired with a digital brush by Ali Edwards, which is available here in her store. I added an Avery tab paired with simple word stamp and a label sticker for the date. Love the simplicity of this spread, I feel it is the perfect cover page for my album.


The day 1 spread is simple, I paired the mega date stamp with versamark to create a water effect on the kraft cardstock. This technique is an oldie but still works so very well. Again a large journaling sticker paired with the smaller picture and brad tucked underneath the picture make for a simple combination. I think that “simplicity” will be the theme of this album for me. Hopefully I will have more to share very soon!


Author: ohpaperjoy

I've been part of the scrapbook industry for over 10 years. My love of paper started at a very young age when I started hoarding a collection of notepads and fruit scented pens. My love of scrapbooking and memory keeping evolved when I became a mother. Over the course of my creative career, I've had the pleasure of designing for various manufactures; I currently design for Ali Edwards and Gossamer Blue. My style is eclectic with a flair for mixing embellishments, creating layers and a love for white space. As of two years ago, I shifted her creative focus to documenting our family’s daily activities with Project Life.