Documenting Gratitude

Hi everyone, Jil here with some ideas and examples about how to document gratitude in November. Let’s start with a great idea from Kristine:

Here’s what Kristine says about her approach: “I’ve decided to up my daily gratitude game for November! Instead of just a daily list of sentences, I am making use of the sticky notes that came in the Pocket Memory Keeping Kit. I removed each one from the pad, and with a glue stick, attached them to the papers from the MK and planner kits. I cut them out leaving a small border, which gives the stickies a little pop. My plan is to write something I’m grateful for one one sticky per day, and then adhere those into my simple Dori, starting on the Gratitude page shown. I also am going to leave some room for extra journaling, if the mood strikes. The notebook cover I’m using has a vinyl pocket adhered to the front, which is the perfect spot to store two weeks’ worth of stickies – this way I can easily take them with me and add my gratitude on the go if I want. I’m excited to see how the whole thing looks at the end of the month!”

I love this idea so much! I’m eager to try something similar with these adorable stickies. Don’t they look inviting all stacked up, ready to go?

Let’s look at how Traci Reed is planning to document gratitude in the coming month:

She is using a Traveler’s Notebook, and this decorated cover is so gorgeous!

The Memphis Season kit is brimming with great elements for documenting gratitude in notebook, planner, or scrapbook. I used elements from the kit for a section about gratitude in my One Little Word album. My word for 2019 is “choose,” and so I focused on theme of Choose Thankful in the October section of my album:

Throughout this section, I’ll left room here and there to journal at the end of the month.

Since this is in my October section, I had to have a card to write about Halloween, even though my focus, and the journaling I’ve already done, emphasizes what I’m thankful for. I love add tags and pocket cards from the Cocoa Daisy kits in my OLW album!

On my main page, I used a 6X8 photo and cut up the pocket card with speech bubbles into journaling spots I could distribute around the page. I used the adorable little leaf stamps from the memory keeping kits on the cut-up card. The cork element was perfect for this project, and I love the texture and warmth added by the cork. Our weather is chilly now, so I’m definitely getting cozy before heading outside. Die cuts and those amazing rubber leaves, along with a little machine stitching, were my finishing touches.

Hopefully, our gratitude projects will inspire yours! Tag your work #cocoadaisy on social media so we can all enjoy it.


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