Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

A very happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I hope you're counting your blessings, enjoying the long weekend, and spending time with family and friends who are dear to you this day!

At the beginning of October (seems like just yesterday) my family got together at my Grandparents' farm for a huge family photo. I thought it would be fitting it scrapbook some of those photos for my Thanksgiving post. What am I most thankful for this Thanksgiving? My family, of course!!

My Grandparents may not have much money to their names, but they have had very successful lives, if you as me. They have 5 children, 5 children in-law, 19 grandchildren, 8 grandchildren-in-law, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren on the way! I scrapbooked a photo of my grandparents with their 11 great-grandchildren.

Products Used
- Prima Mountain Lily Sunflowers
- 'Mix and Mend' papers by Sassafras
- Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alpha Stickers
- Rusted Sun Alpha Stickers by Fancy Pants
- Sandylion OWL Stickers
- 'Latte' Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
- Journaling Card by October Afternoon
- 'Coffee Bean' Brilliance DewDrop Ink Pad
- Cardstock and Thread (via Sewing Machine), additionally

I started with some beautiful paper from the "Mix and Mend" line by Sassafras. I am a huge fan of Sassafras, in my opinion, they can do no wrong! Every line they put out is a home run in my eyes! I really can't get enough of Sassafras!!

I mounted a 5x7 photo with more "Mix and Mend" paper, and then mounted it again with two colours of cardstock. The brown is called 'Pinecone' - but please forgive me; I do not remember the name of the yellowy-brown-gold colour that I used. I then took the mounted photo to the sewing machine and did some seriously messy sticking back and forth on a few of the sides.

More of the "Mix and Mend" paper was used for the rectangle under the three smaller photos. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and did some messy droplets on it as well. I inked the edges of it with my CoffeeBean DewDrop... and waited for it to dry.

I later cut a large circle of the Pinecone cardstock to go behind the large photo because, after arranging all my elements on the paper, it just didn't look right... I needed something to ground everything.

Then I added all the finishing touches!

Don't you just LOVE Prima Flowers? I sure do! They really make your projects look extra special... and those owls by Sandylion are soooo cute!! I'm quite happy with the results.

Thanks for letting me share my "Rich, truly" scrapbook page with you!
Have a great Thanksgiving!!!