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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day scrapping

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

To tell the truth, until recently, Memorial Day didn't trigger much of an emotional response in me. I didn't know anyone personally who was in the army, and was generally more focused on the sales and hot dogs.

But thanks to the scrapbooking world, I have read hundreds of words by women whose husbands risk their lives every day. So this Memorial Day, I have so many families on my mind.This post by Stephanie Howell is especially beautiful.

So it seemed fitting to show you a layout today that's all about gratitude. In an effort to remind myself of what I have, instead of always focusing on what I want, I decided to write down one thing I'm grateful for every day for 30 days.

This could easily be a great mini book or even home decor item, but when the idea came to me in layout form, I decided to go for it! It's still in progress, hence the extra lines:)

I used lots of Elle's Studio Handmade Layers tags on this one, and my beloved Studio Calico woodgrain butterflies. Seriously, woodgrain butterflies? Best. idea. ever.

So my question for you today is--what are YOU most grateful for right now? (Alternatively, how do you feel about woodgrain butterflies?)

And I'm working on that Q & A post, should be up soon! Feel free to contact me with any more Qs:)


  1. I adore the idea of a layout for this topic! Brilliant! Totally on my lift list now - thanks!
    And today I'm grateful for my healthy family - we are very blessed. (And woodgrain butterflies rock, as a side note response - hee hee)

  2. Such a brilliant topic and the layout is great.

    I too love those butterflies!

  3. Great idea and an awesome layout! :)

  4. Love this idea for a LO. Very cool.
    I haven't seen those butterflies before. They must be in an add-on I didn't get?
    What am I grateful for... wow, so much... I wouldn't know where to begin!

  5. Love your layout, Keshet and your 30 days concept. Could be a great mini, too!
    Besides the big stuff, right now I'm grateful for air conditioning (shallow, I know... :(
    Not a big fan of the butterfly but woodgrain could change all that!

  6. Woodgrain butterflies??? That is a great idea! Love the LO and thanks for popping by my blog :) have a wonderful week

  7. i love your layout! i especially love the cluster and the photo and that you used the "white space" for journaling!
    i am grateful for so many things as always. but right now i am thankful that i have a small family of 3 and that we are such a great team!

  8. My oldest son read his first book! great idea for a page Keshet.

  9. HAHA - I LOVE the idea of woodgrain butterflies although I missed them in the store today when I added the extras to my kit order - drat! What is WRONG with me - I must be blind! Great LO - love the idea - show us when it's all filled in too - again i mean :)

  10. that is an awesome idea!! i love how whimsical this feels!

  11. That is such a great idea for a layout! I think I am mostly just always grateful for good health. For me, my family and friends. Have just been knowing and hearing about so many dealing with health issues. Especially cancer! Just makes me appreciate my blessings all the more! And love those butterflies!! So hard to find right now.

  12. Love your layout, the idea and the design..and definitely love the butterflies!

  13. this is very cool! love those elle studio tags. just got a bunch of them and psyched to use them and that gray background :)

  14. What a great idea Keshet. I am really grateful for my family xxx

  15. Terrific LO in progress! And I love your product choices!

  16. LOVE this idea, keshet. i need to do this.

  17. I LOVE your blog banner!!! So pretty and creative! Can I ask where you bought your Studio Calico wood grain butterflies??? I have been ISO of these for months and can't find them anywhere in stores or online. I'm dying to get my hands on some! LOL Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

  18. Hi, there! Thanks for commenting on my blog and letting me know about the butterflies. Lots of sites were sold out, but I did end up finding some!!! :)

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