Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This past weekend, I made a page for one of the Two Peas Online Crop challenges. The challenge was to make a page highlighting the smaller things you're thankful for. I love making pages like this. I enjoy taking the time to think about the everyday things that make my life great. They are also always fun to look back on years later.

My list
//blog hopping
//cozy scarves
//books and magazines
//hot shower
//pumpkin pie
//fun snail mail
//hot green tea
//taking walks
//brussels sprouts
//unexpected hugs

When I made the list, I just started jotting stuff down. I didn't think about it long or edit what came to mind. I knew I wanted 12 items, because that would work the best for my design, but I thought of a couple more things after the 12. For me, that's totally ok. I'll add them to the page the next time.

I highly recommend thinking about the smaller things you are grateful for. For us scrappers, you can totally make a scrap page. But for you non-crafters out there, you can also just jot them down in a notebook. Or you can just share them with your family members. The act of acknowledging them is powerful. It will adjust your attitude, your perspective, in a very cool way.

I used primarily Amy Tangerine's collection from American Crafts, with a little bit of Hambly and Lily Bee. I lifted the mixing of the Thickers in the title from this page by Garden Girl Jill Sprott. I love how that turned out.

The challenges are open for a week, until Sunday the 27th. And there are prizes! So, if you're looking for some prompts, you should totally check it out.  I couldn't find one place where all the challenges were listed, but you can find them all here. You'll just need to scroll through the page.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving. I so appreciate you stopping by. See you next week!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Love this! The design is great - love the up and down tags. I really should do this NOW because I've been in such a funk lately. I also believe in the power of gratitude. I'm off to make my own list of list of everyday things. :)