In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roof over our heads, and the small things, like having a good hair day or the sound of the pouring rain. Gratitude means counting your blessings, and better yet, research has shown that an attitude of gratitude can enhance positive moods and emotions, build stronger relationships, decrease stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. While many of us express a lot of gratitude this time of year, especially since November is National Gratitude Month, it’s important to make it a year-round habit. And when you want to give a shout-out to what you’re thankful for, then the I Am Grateful Project Recipe™ Kit is your feel-good answer. Check out this gratitude scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and think of what life wins, people and experiences you would highlight!
Continue reading Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout
Special festive events, from Thanksgiving to “Friendsgiving,” Christmas and New Year’s (and all observances in between), have looked a bit different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little creative fun within your craft room! If you’re looking for a project to feast upon, then blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has you covered with a layout that’s stuffed with cuteness — check out this turkey scrapbook layout!
Continue reading Gobble Up Some Fun With The Turkey Scrapbook Layout
Pumpkins are a symbol of fall — we can bake them, carve them and perhaps get a whiff of them in a scented candle. You can also decorate with them… in garland form! (Yes, really!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was feeling the DIY spirit, so she created these DIY paper pumpkin garlands that will make your home look gourd-geous and festive. Check it out below!
Continue reading Adorn Your Home With These Autumnal DIY Paper Pumpkin Garlands
Thanksgiving is all about counting your blessings and being grateful for the loved ones in your life. If you want to express your appreciation for them in a heartfelt and meaningful way, a Thanksgiving card is a fun and festive way to do so. With the ThankFULL Theme Pack, you can create wonderfully warm and deliciously detailed DIY Thanksgiving cards that show just how much you care. Take a look!
Continue reading Send Thankful Thoughts with these DIY Thanksgiving Card Ideas
Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday. Any time you can gather with friends and family to eat delicious food, watch football and take the time to catch up is a worthy celebration. Memories of Thanksgiving moments are some of the most precious and treasured ones you can have, and the ThankFULL Theme Pack helps you load your pages with all of them. Let’s take a look at these Thanksgiving scrapbook layouts!
Continue reading Create Pages Bursting with Blessings with these Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layouts
There are so many sights, sounds and (most importantly) smells that we associate with Thanksgiving. From the turkeys to the pies to the cornucopia of gourds and delicious decorations, Thanksgiving is one of the most iconic holidays we have on the calendar. Want to stuff your spreads with all its scrumptious style? The ThankFULL Theme Pack helps you do just that with these Thanksgiving scrapbook borders. Check them out!
Continue reading Come Back for Seconds with these Thanksgiving Scrapbook Borders
Bountiful Thanksgiving scrapbook layouts abound with the ThankFULL Theme Pack! You’ll find everything you need to make layouts that look absolutely delicious, including four sheets of designer paper, two sheets of stickers, a recipe card and one sheet of Ivory Cardstock. To help work up a big crafting appetite, feast your eyes on this Thanksgiving scrapbook layout idea featuring the ThankFULL Theme Pack (and be sure to save room for dessert!).
Continue reading Feast Your Eyes on this Festive Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout
What senses do you associate with the autumn? The feeling of a brisk breeze? The smell of a freshly-baked pie? The sight of vibrant leaves floating down to the ground? The sound of a football stadium on game day? The taste of apple cider? No matter what it is, this fall scrapbook spread provides you with plenty of room to fit all of them onto the page. Check it out!
Continue reading Bring on the Brisk Air with this Fall Scrapbook Spread
There’s a wise saying that “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; it’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving preparations, it’s easy to get caught up in who is bringing what and whose house are we going to and how are we going celebrate with all our families? Over the next few days and throughout the Christmas season, let’s all remember to take some time to reflect upon what we’re thankful for and appreciate the special people and moments in life. Let gratitude fill the place where getting caught up in the chaos of the holidays previously lived… allow yourself to feel thankful, and for that thankfulness to bring you happiness. And, we’ll get the ball rolling… in today’s blog post, check out what some Home Office team members are grateful for!
Continue reading Bring On an Attitude of Gratitude
Wreaths are traditionally used in autumn to show a welcoming home and create a pleasant fall aura. They go hand-in-hand with the season, just like the Gather Together collection! Although it is a “scrapbook collection,” you can use Gather Together for all sorts of fun fall crafts! Want to find out how to combine the two and make a beautiful DIY fall wreath project? Read on to learn how!
Continue reading How’s This for a Fun Fall Craft? Create the Gather Together Wreath