Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

I am so excited to be a part of Tessa's Precocious Paper Attitude of Gratitude event. 

Attitude of Gratitude is a month-long event in November designed to encourage you to express gratitude on a daily basis. Tessa will be sharing her own thoughts on her blog, as well as uplifting quotations, stories, articles and videos, Her hope is to inspire those who participate to have a more grateful heart, and in turn, happier life.

 Last year I looked forward to Tessa's posts and I can't wait for them this month, too.  Tessa is such an inspiration, such a beautiful person.  I am thankful to call her my friend. 

This year I am going to join Tessa for her Attitude of Gratitude project.  I am going to try to blog my gratitude daily and throughout the month I am going to add to a mini gratitude journal which I will share with you along the way. 

Kit includes:

♥ Handmade Mini Album - 3 chipboard pieces, 2 distressed cardboard pieces, one metal ring, 4" by 6" finished size
♥ 2 Fabric and Felt Flowers
♥ 2 Sewing Pattern Petals
♥ 1 Denim Twist Flower
♥ 1 Blush Jersey Twist Flower
♥ 1 Full Set of Sweet Spots (10 pieces, exclusive to kit)
♥ 1 Navy Tulle Clothespin
♥ 1 Pink Raffia Clothespin
♥ 1 Green Raffia Clothespin
♥ 2 Leaves
♥ 1 Large Shipping Tag
♥ 2 Paper Sacks
♥ 1 Glassine Envelope
♥ 1 Template (for page shape, not pictured)

Let me tell you, if it's possible, this kit is even more awesome in person than in the picture above.  I am so in love with all the shaped journal pages and Tessa's flowers and Sweet Spots NEVER disappoint. 

Today I am sharing the title page for my journal:

Gratitude is the Best Attitude
Supplies Flower, Leaf, Trim, Chipboard: Precocious Paper; Stamps: Rubber Soul, Stampin Up; Ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; Paint: Delta, Liquitex, Making Memories, Plaid; Acrylic Ink: Liquitex; Decoupage Medium: Plaid; Gelatos, Pen: Faber-Castell; Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang, Studio Calico; Other: Dictionary page, gesso
The majority of this piece is paint supported by ink.  I'm loving playing around with my Gelatos.  They have the perfect colors for creating my little girl's skin tone, pouty lips and rosy cheeks. 

My all-time favorite flowers of Tessa's are her Sewing Pattern Petals because they're just screaming out to be customized.  I went subtle on this one giving it a healthy mist of gold and brown. 

(Keep an eye out for more of "my girls" soon.  I'm hoping to get a variety of them up in my Etsy shop ASAP.) 
Please, join Tessa and me in this month-long exploration of gratitude. 

Here is how you can be a part of it:

1. Add the image above as a badge to your blog.

2. Blog your thoughts on gratitude daily (or as often as you can throughout the month).

3. Share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter if you prefer.

4. Write your thoughts in a journal.

5. Collect your thoughts throughout the month and create a layout or mini album to display your gratitude.

Thank you for joining me today.  I am truly blessed to be able to share what I love doing with you. 



Diana Fisher said...

Love this! And the lil girl is amazing! Gorgeous work!!

Scarlett said...

Aww Heidi you girl is adorable and fabulous in so many ways. Love her face and those big ol' eyes! Glad to be joining you and Tessa in this.

Tessa Buys said...

I already told you how much I love this, but again, I love this!!! I can't wait to see the album as it develops. Thank you so much for joining me and for your sweet words :).

cbshai said...

I love your little girl. She is so stylish. As always fantastic work.

glorygirl said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW! Loooove this!

Natt Smith said...

So artsy journal !!