Nov 4, 2015

Pumpkin Spice - 30 Days of Thankful

Hi Simple Stories Fans! Rebecca here today to share my favorite part of documenting fall! 
For the past few years I have followed along with Cathy Zielske's 30 Days of Thankful and created mini albums documenting a photo a day in November. Last year, I used a Simple Stories 6x8 Album and the Life Documented Collection. And the year before I used a Simple Stories 6x8 Album and the Daily Grind Collection. Thus year I decided to use a Simple Stories 4x6 album. I have to say there is a lot less pressure in the smaller format album! I am also using the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection this year. There are so many grateful-themed sentiments in this collection and the colors are perfectly fall-themed too! I love starting with the cover because you get to be creative and have fun.
To prep the inside of my album I cut up all my 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 cards from patterned paper. I filled all of the page protectors that came with the album with my favorites.
I included the 4x6 transparency in one of the 4x6 pockets. I will keep it in mind to take at least one horizontal photo with lots of white space at the bottom!
 I even cut apart all my 2x2 squares. Some of these will end up being covered by photos.
I kept a few of the divider pages that are included with the album. I may use the backs of these for longer typewritten journaling.
I backed two of the smaller chipboard frames and added enamel dots to the outside of the page protector...just for fun!

I am so excited to have the bones of my album completed so that during the month of November I can just slip in photos and add journaling! Be sure to stay tuned to the Simple Stories blog because later in the month I will be back to share the progress of this fun album!

Supplies Used (Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Collection)
4600 Collection Kit
4601 Basics Kit
4602 Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
4603 Expressions Cardstock Stickers
4610 3x4 Journaling Card Elements
4611 Horizontal Journaling Card Elements
4613 4x4 Elements
4614 2x2 Elements
4631 Enamel Dots
4638 Chipboard Frames

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