So Grateful For {Take Twelve}

I’ve got a confession to make…these photos weren’t taken on the 12th…they weren’t even all taken this month! My day on the 12th felt too much like other days I’ve documented and I wanted to do something different. So in honor of Thanksgiving I decided to document 12 things I’m grateful for right now. And I went looking for 12 photos to represent those things. Some were taken this month, some were taken previously, but I’ve got 12 photos scrapped! And that’s what really counts!

  • Design Inspiration: I saw this layout over at Studio Calico and fell in love! Not only did I love the idea behind the page, but I also loved the little file folder canvases she created for each photo!
  • Color Inspiration: I wanted to go with fall colors for this layout. So many of the tones are similar to the inspiration layout, but without the blues.

I created my title using a variety of fonts. I’ve loved this woodgrain alpha by Amy Tangerine for awhile but never found the right layout to use it on. Today was the day!

To add a bit of interest to the bottom corner I stamped a couple of arrows. I didn’t have a brown ink so I used gray instead. Since I was stamping on a brown background the color still came out just right. Love that!

I used my Cricut and SCAL software to cut the individual file folders. I like the depth that pattern paper gives, as opposed to cardstock, so I used pattern paper for each one. But since there are so many I kept it simple by using tone on tone patterns. Then to dress them up a bit I add strips of paper or washi tape to each one. And I journaled on each little canvas with a mix of letter stickers and handwriting. It was a super fun take on a grid layout!!

Have you been taking part in Take Twelve? It’s still not too late to start! You will never regret documenting your memories!

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Posted November 19, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Oh, that’s cool! I wish I could do “cool” lol. Love the file cards with word and picture – just wonderful. Keep sharing!

    • Posted November 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      I bet you can do “cool” Melissa! Scraplift away and you will have “cool” too! 🙂

  2. Posted November 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    This is an awesome idea. I have done a similar layout for my “current fav scrappy items”. This is just great.

  3. Posted November 21, 2012 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Oh this is lovely – and serendipitous as I was sorting through stash and found a stack of club scrap file folders at the weekend. Was just thinking what to do with them – thanks for another idea 🙂

  4. Posted November 24, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    This post made me wish I had taken part in Take 12 all year long! What a fabulous layout I’m going to file it away for future inspiration!

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