Monday, November 16

Thankful Album

Feeling thankful this week and grateful for all of my blessings. 

 Our challenge this week is all about thanks. Thanksgiving will soon be here, and we are showing gratitude to family and friends. You might create a thank you card, table decor for Thanksgiving, or any way you give thanks. This challenge will run for TWO weeks, which gives you plenty of time to create. I can't wait to see what you share!

I love making mini albums and haven't created on in quite awhile, so this challenge was the perfect time to get started. I just got a great kit filled with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice goodness, and what could be better to work with for this season!



I had an old Maya road album filled with chipboard pages and envelopes to use as my base. Inked up the edges and just started cutting and layering the pages. Went back in and added all of the fun embellishments. 

Here's where it all you can see, I get pretty messy when I am in the middle of a project!

Then, I had the brilliant idea to go in with my black pen and doodle design areas...

I love how that transformed the look of the book! Such a simple thing to do, that made a big impact.
My mini album is ready to add words of gratitude, photos, or give as a gift. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret this week's challenge. Remember, you have two weeks to enter, Happy Thanksgiving, and I am grateful to each and every one of you who stops by to visit...Thank YOU!!

Simon Says Stamp offers a very generous $50 voucher with each challenge!



Check out the fabulous online store, Simon on Instagram, and the wonderful projects by the design team! 



  1. Love your gratitude journal! Fabulous pages and so many beautiful layers especially that little pocketbook!

  2. oh my goodness! this is absolutely amazing! every page is a masterpiece! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Totally beautiful, Maura! I love the way you embellished this fun album :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. What an awesome mini-album...loved every page!

  5. You always create such sweet albums and this is no exception!

  6. Beautiful! That's absolutely amazing. I love it!

  7. This mini is a great surprise! I love the cover, but the inside is absolutely amazing! Beautiful work! Barbarayaya

  8. This is fabulous Maura, each page is a feast for the eyes and is so beautiful! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving ~ hugs, Emma

  9. Your album is awesome! Love the beautiful details on each page. :)

  10. This is so awesome! I have the Pumpkin Spice collection but have yet to really use it to its fullest. You did that and then some! Thanks for showing me how to nail a paper pack! You combined everything so thoughtfully and I adore the concept of a place to record things we're thankful for. I love all the little pockets and places to tuck things. Super extra gorgeous work here!!!

  11. This mini album is stunning, Maura! Love all the thanksgiving/fall elements. It's not really traditional, but it is in a way. Love that! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Sandra

  12. This is gorgeous Maura! I love the papers you used and the doodling adds a wonderful touch.


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