Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Book of Gratitude- Pion Design

I made another project for the Pion Design Blog. This time its a mini-album called "My Book of Gratitude"
I'm keeping this book beside my bed so I can write in it about all the things I'm thankful for in this life.
I've left it blank at the moment as I didn't want to share my innermost feelings here in Public. 

I used the  Alma's Sewing Room collection for this project because I love the rich purple tones. This eggplant like hue is absolutely gorgeous.

I used quite a few chipboard pieces from my 2 Crafty stash. I simply inked them in either Dark Purple ink or a light pastel purple I recently got from Prima. I have all the chipboard pieces listed at the bottom of the post.

The large flower is from Joann's Fabrics and the smaller ones are Prima. 

The mini-album I used was a funky Kaisercraft MDF book. It assembles in a very special manner which really appealed to me.

I'm keeping it besides my bed so I can re-read what I'm thankful for each and every day.

As you can see, I've left a lot of blank space for writing. It is almost like a journal as I want to be able to add many thankful entries in this book as time passes. Once I fill it up, I will make another one.

I decorated the rings with lots of purple ribbons I found in my stash.

Alma's Sewing Room 12x12 - Purple Room- PD3401B
Alma's Sewing Room 12x12- Purple Rose- PD3404B
Alma's Sewing Room 12x12- Purple Wallpaper- PD3407B
Alma's Sewing Room 12x12- Borders- PD3410B
Alma's Sewing Room 6x6- Purple Room PD3501
Alma's Sewing Room 6x6- Purple Wallpaper PD3504
Grandma's School Book 12x12- School Book PD2511B

Here are the pieces of 2 Crafty chipboard I used 


Other Products used
Flowers: Prima, Joann's
Colorbox ink: eggplant
Prima edger: purple pastel
Ribbon: Michaels, Scrapbook Fantasies
Martha Stewart Punch
Memory Box die
Trim: Recollections

On this note of gratitude I want to thank every single one of you who come to visit my blog. I am also very thankful for your friendship. It means so much to me

take care my friends


Cathi ONeill said...

What a great idea, Keren, and such a beautiful book! I need to remember that there is always something every day I can list to be grateful for, even on my most stressful or bad day! I might have to start a journal myself, though I am slightly intimidated by minis, so mine will be a regular journal notebook, lol!!

Astrid Maclean said...

This is a wonderful little album and I absolutely love the idea of it! I used to have one where I wrote one positive thing that had happened to me every day, but this is possibly even better. Thank you for the inspiration!

Lynne Forsythe said...

That is absolutely beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful album- how fun it will be to fill it up!! :) Well done~!


Lizzy Hill said...

Hmmmnnnn [hand tilted under head with concentrated expression on face...] I wonder what your first entry will big hint there at the end of your post, eh????!!!!!!!! I think we are all soooo thankful for bloggy scrappy friends. They 'get' us, yes??? And what a MARVELLOUS idea - especially to look back on when times are a bit your design elements - & the different 'spaces' you've left to write in:):):)

Rachael Funnell said...

This looks FANTASTIC Keren.... YES! I totally agree thankful for the WONDERFUL INSPIRING scrappy online friends!! x

Words and Pictures said...

So beautiful and elegant, and what a wonderful use it will be put to... I'm very thankful for all the amazing inspiration you provide!
Alison x

Sandra said...

Keren this is right up my ally, number one I love the colours and number two I think we should all document what we're grateful for. This album is the perfect way to note your feelings. I really looooooooooove this Keren.

Georgia Heald said...

So beautiful and just love the concept behind this :)

Marilyn said...

So Beautiful mini Keren! It looks very elegant!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo beautiful!! I love love love the colors, the flowers and all the butterflies!!

Leanne said...

absolutely gorgeous!! love it!

Ella Swan said...

Very beautiful Keren. I will always be grateful for all my bloggy friends but especially for the really true ones like you :) xo

Lynn said...

What a beautiful idea Keren and a precious keepsake. I think we should all pause and remember what we are grateful for each day.

yyam said...

Such a beautiful gratitude album Keren. Love the amazing layers and textures. :)

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

WOW...Stunning my friend!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

This is stunning Keren! Love the idea and of course the beautiful book.

Unknown said...

Cool work great details and lovely colors.

Sonia said...

Wowwwwwww fantastic work dearest creative friend^_^
In Italy today is the International Women's Day,so I wish you 365 days of happyness and love^_^

Adriana B said...

stunning book, love the soft colours, also thankyou to you visiting my blog and leaving some love, have a great weekend :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

stunning job!

Carole Wright said...

HI this really is beautiful, love it.

juscrap said...

What a great idea, Keren, and such a beautiful book! I realy love it. xoxo

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - this is a fabulous concept and it's so lovely too!!! Beautiful work! :D

Lizzyc said...

Hi Keren, wow this looks amazing.. I love the colors you have used in this gorgeous little book and I am sure it will bring you wonderful remembrances as you firstly write and then reread all the precious things in it.. each page is very special!

Tina said...

I have no words for this is so beautiful. purple's my favorite color and oh yes congratulations with your beautiful purple LO in the love challenge at Get Creative you won.

Hugs Tina

Eila Sandberg said...

My own book of thanks is just a plain spiral backed notebook but I use it every single morning. Reading it makes realize how incredible blessed and fortunate I am. You book is SO beautiful Keren, absolutely precious! Thank you for being Keren! mwah mwah mwah!