October 18, 2009

Simply Thankful Sunday at Belles 'n Whistles



Happy Sunday!


With Thanksgiving coming soon
(at least here in the U.S. it is)
I decided to create something special for that special holiday.

I remember as a child my family would always take turns
naming something that they were thankful for.
We did this every year when I was younger, but this tradition has
seemed to fade away as we got older.
I decided to take the "Hearty Thanksgiving" stamp
from Belles 'n Whistles and
incorporate it into a special Thanksgiving Keepsake.

This is a "Thanksgiving" journal.
 

I only wish we had one of these when I was younger.
It sure would be fun to look back and read about all the things that
we were thankful for over the years.

I used a basic spiral bound 3 subject notebook,
covered both the front and the back, and then decorated
it the same way you would if you were creating a card.

The sentiment on the book was computer generated in order to
get a larger text area.  The ribbon is tied and knotted on the
spiral binding, so it's sure not to come untied. 
I placed a couple of tabs inside the book
so the book could be divided by peoples names,
so that they could have their own section of the book. 
Or you can use the other sections for quotes, comments
or just a funny or unique memory that may have
happened during the day.

I am absolutely sure that a book like this,
will become a cherished item.
Not to mention the start of a wonderful
new family tradition!

7 comments:

Jacque said...

What a marvelous idea, Lynda...and so very nice as a family keepsake!! You have done a beautiful job in showcasing this darling image!! Your coloring of it is stunning and the details, like the tied ribbons and the sparkle are just beautiful...Have a delightful Sunday...Hugs...Jacque

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lynda wow this is mouth droppingly gorgeous those rich deep colours, sorry if there is no such words but that is how the creation made me feel.

Hugs
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous, stunning work with the images.
luv
Debby

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

What a gorgeous journal and a great idea too! The image is beautiful too -- your coloring WOW!!

Kim Y. said...

Oh my, Lynda! This is a gorgeous journal! I love the colors and love how you colored this adorable image!

Mina said...

wow Lynda this is amazing and the image is stunning
Mina xxx

Mina said...

beautiful and should a great idea...I love B&W's stamps but only have two including the one Im putting on tomorrow...cant wait to see the christmas ones
Mina xxx