Thursday 19 October 2017

Count My Blessings | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

My idea for this Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team project certainly evolved. I knew I wanted to create a gratitude journal.  I have plans to give each of my family members a 3x4" piece of white cardstock to document what they are thankful for and attach an Instax picture... Thanksgiving came and went in Canada but I intend to do this on a day where perhaps we truly need to count our blessings. Until then, this journal remains on my shelf with only my own blessing written out.

This sentiment comes from the Count Your Blessings stamp set by Stampin' Up! It's perfect in every way.

The cover of this journal starts with a piece of watercolor paper. I heat embossed the sentiment using clear embossing powder and black archival ink. To create the pumpkin, I dipped by aqua painter marker in Pumpkin Pie refill ink and hand drew the pumpkin as best I could. Eventually, I was happy with the image - remember that water colouring can be very forgiving so be sure to give this technique a try.

As for my blessings - well, Stampin' Up! has given me a voice and platform to share my loves with this amazing Artisan Design Team.  I am so thankful to be given the opportunity and that people from around the world drop by to say hello. How special. And how surreal. 

Thanks again for dropping by today - lets keep moving along and see what Dani has made for you.

Tanya Boser

Products used in my projects today includes the following:


  1. Wow! I'm in love, Cathy!
    Mega beautiful!

  2. I do not think I am able to succeed in such a pretty pumpkin as yours ... I like the idea of this notebook and the feelings that it will preciously keep. So much love on paper ... Merciiiiii

  3. Beautiful! I love little gratitude journals like this.