19 August 2008

Class Project: Gratitude Album

Here are a few pictures of a mini-album that I recently put together for a class this fall. It's a gratitude album...a place to keep a few snapshots of things you're thankful for. I know from experience that it is helpful (therapeutic, even) to focus on the good things in life rather than dwell on the difficult things that cannot be changed. A gratitude album helps you remember and focus on life's blessings.
(Click on the photos to bigify...)

For this project, I used papers and journaling cut-outs from Bo Bunny's new "Beautiful Life" line. The fall colors made me think of Thanksgiving.

(Click on this photo to read the quote I chose to include on the inside cover. It's one of my favorites.)

For this project, I played around with different photo options and eventually decided to print a few favorites in sepia tone. Other than heritage projects, I haven't done much with sepia tone photos. I really like how the brown photos blend in color with the paper.

I'm looking forward to teaching this class in November, just in time for Thanksgiving!


Sharon said...

Another beautiful album. The sepia tone does go beautifully with this project. Good job, Janet.

Lynn said...

Janet, I just love that Bo Bunny paper! It is beautiful. I also love the idea of printing the photos in Sepia. I do that often. Great album. I think I might do one myself. Its small enough to work on and maybe get me back into things around here. Thanks for the great idea!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous! All those colours are perfect for fall and I love the idea of this!

Janet said...

Sharon-Thank you! I'm happy with the sepia tone photos...it was a fun change!

Lynn-I loved the paper when I saw it online, then when our store rec'd the shipment, it was even prettier in person. It would be awesome for you to make an album...I've made a few different kinds of gratitude albums over the years and they always help me. They're great to look back on when you're feeling a little down, too. Good to see you back, Lynn!!

Colleen-Thank you so much! Fall colors are my favorites! :-)

Fonda said...

Oohhhh love that paper and project! I'm getting to teach some classes at the store this 4th quarter too-I'm soo excited!!! I might just have to take this class also!!!

toners said...

Beautiful! I'm really enjoying seeing all these projects of yours :)

Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous album! I love the colors. :) tfs!

Maureen said...

Wow, Janet. Can I come down to do one with you?

Pretty please?