Saturday, October 30, 2010

TAC’s The Flavor of Fall Blog Hop

As the weather cools off I tend to make more paper crafts than I do in the warm summer months.
I missed the last TAC Blog swap so I knew I wanted to make sure that I joined the fall one.
I usually decorate my apartment for Halloween and fall but don’t usually make a lot of fall crafts.
I wanted to challenge myself to made a fall themed craft.   I decided after seeing a few gratitude and I am thankful for… books that I wanted to make my own.
I started by looking at my papers for fall colors and decided I wanted to try to use the scraps of Genevieve paper and hopefully use lots of the 3 sheets of tags I have.   I love the Genevieve papers but have rarely used the tags so I have a lot to work with. 
I decided to use a Maya Road Binder Book that I got in a surprise bag as my book.  I wanted to use paper to cover the chipboard but I didn’t have much of the Genevieve paper so I decided on a few pages from The Sands of Time paper pack.  
I used two papers to cover book and layered on another piece of paper before I attached a stamped tag and flower accent to the cover.  
I love the flower button, I can’t believe that I didn’t use it before now.
I added an eyelet and a bit of ribbon to my Gratitude tag.
I wanted to tone down the colors of the pages so out came Walnut Ink and Glimmer Mist.  I love the splattered look of the pages.   Too bad most of it will be covered up by either photos or tags.
I ran Walnut Ink around the edges of the chipboard and finished off the pages with a little inking around the edges as well.
I love the book so far.  Now to decide how to fill it up.  I’m thinking either pictures of things I am grateful for or just lots tags with little notes of the things I am grateful for.  Maybe I’ll use the album as a gift instead.
Maybe I should leave the book by the table centerpiece and we can jot notes in it as we think of things we are grateful for.

What are you grateful for right now?


Check out some of the other entries in this blog hop :


  1. love your journal ... thanks for playing along with us!

  2. Very nice - lots of work but OMG well worth the time. TFS.

  3. Such a cute book! Good idea to use up extra tags on too!

  4. Very pretty! I know you'll enjoy filling this with things that you're thankful for!!

  5. Wonderful project! Love all the details you put into it.


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