Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thankful with True Blue

I am in love with the Fine & Dandy "True Blue" collection by My Mind's Eye. The colors and patterns just speak to me . . . I can see myself using this collection over and over, so don't be surprised if you see it some more. ;)

Thankful 2010

I typically do not add a large amount of journaling to my pages, but this time I decided to make it the focal point of my design. I wrote out what I wanted to say in a notebook beforehand so that I had an idea of how much space to plan for my journaling. Next, I created a design leaving lots of writing space, the notebook patterned paper in the Fine & Dandy "Tickled Pink" collection was perfect for this! I used chalks to emphasize the words in my paragraph that went along with the Thankful theme of my page.

I used my Cricut Expression machine and the Thanksgiving Cartridge for my title. I cut out the "Thankful Heart" phrase and trimmed out the word "Thankful" adding the oak leaf from the "Heart" phrase. I LOVE the images on the Thanksgiving Cartridge . . . definitely a favorite that I can see myself using over and over.

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy "Tickled Pink" Patterned Paper (Wonderful #FAD112), Fine & Dandy "True Blue" Patterned Papers (Dapper #FAD123, Snazzy #FAD132) , 6 X 6 Paper Pad #FAD135, Chipboard Accessories # FAD140, Layered Stickers #FAD142, Stamps #FAD143, Buttons #FAD139, orange patterned paper (MME Kaleidoscope collection), brown cardstock, Cricut Thanksgiving cartridge (title) and brown embroidery floss.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so creative with your page layouts!!

  2. I love your layout - the photos look like they are sitting on a mantel - beautiful!!

  3. Love this, Jana! Such a fun design...and the journaling is wonderful. I love what you wrote about narrowing down your obligations - I'm working on that myself! And I was recently released from the calling you're serving in now - such a fun one!! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring layout! :o)

  4. Gorgeous LO and design! I really love the colors with the dark accents, just stunning! :)

  5. Beautiful page that I am sure will make you look back and reflect for years. Thanks for sharing!

  6. i love this pps, too!
    your layout is really great!

  7. beautiful layout with heart felt special journalling! a layout to treasure ..


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