Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thankful

Sheryl says, Kaya!

What a perfect timing! I just finished this mini to celebrate my 30th birthday. Thanks for looking!

Box Cover

T-hankful
"Three decades. Mid-adulthood. Aging. Wrinkles. Crow's feet. I started to feel the panic. But I realized there's no other way to move but forward. Hence, this mini book to celebrate my third decade of living, loving and learning. And to be...thankful.

panel 2
H-earth "I am thankful for every single meal; for every morsel of rice served hot in our dining table. For everything that comes out our hearth to nourish our body and satisfy the heart. For these, I am thankful."

panel 3
A-rt "I am thankful for the chance to indulge in many crafts/hobbies; for exploring the creative soul that gives a fuller meaning to life."

Panel 4
N-orth Star "I am very thankful for the family that I have; a kind husband and two adorable girls who think the world of me. They keep my feet grounded, planted to the ground."

panel 5
K-ids "I am thankful for these girls who have the power to lighten up my day with just a smile."

panel 6
F-friends "I am thankful for my friends, old and new." (Note: and even those who are not in the billing, you know who you are ;-))

panel 7
U-understood


panels 7-8
U-understood and
L-oved.
"I am thankful for this man because with him, I am understood and loved."

"How can I not be happy with everyone and everything I have? I felt silly worrying over things that should not be worried over. So here I am, 30 and counting my blessings. And the fact is, I didn't even realize I have so much until now. :-)"

Materials:

6x6 Chipboard Accordion Album by Imaginovation
Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (copper, periwinkle, and sky blue)
Journaling books (from various lines)

Nick Bantock Collection Raised Felt Pad

Basic Grey Tags (Friend)

Pebbles Inc "Real LIfe" Tags

Jenni Bowlin Studio Stitch Border

American Crafts Elements Brads

Fancy Pants Rub on "Free Spirit")

Creative memories Fine tip Pen


Alpha:
Autumn Leaves Dreamy Enjoy Letters (by Rhonna Farrer)
Creative Imaginations Martin Swoosh lowercase

Creative Imaginations Casual Blue

Basic Grey Alpha

American Crafts Sprinklers Glitter Letter Stickers


About me:

Happy Mama to now happier Lilaa and Maia (ages 2.5 & 1 year old respectively), wife to my one big love. Rekindled my love affair with Scrapbooking in May 2006. I c0-own and co-manage an online bookstore Bookoto.com with a good friend Julie Kelly.

Also, I have moved to my new virtual home here. Though you can always come by here.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your journaling is amazing, She. And the entire album is very real, heartfelt, and gorgeous! I love it.

Jules said...

ooops - no, I am not anonymous - that was my comment above, She. Mwah, Ng Jules.

marking said...

Hi Sheryl.I was so surprised for the early submission. Love all the little details on each page. Such heartfelt journalling too. Good job.

Cookie Aguilar said...

wow this is very nice!!! ganda ganda!!! love all the elements on it!!!

cabbie lopez said...

lovely lovely mini book!!! love the colors and the papers you used here!!!

CraftFairy said...

I love all color combinations you used - so very rich and warm; went well with the journaling. I also love the textures and the time you spent putting on the tiniest details. TFS!

zabethtan said...

You don't look like in 30's. I thought you are in 28. Anyway, your mini album is full of details loved the colors and the touch of it. The journaling is truly admirable so warm and touching.

Beautiful as always. Loved it.

Donna E. said...

hi ms beautiful! galing ng mini mo, as always very smart and elegant. love the colors as well!

Freethinker said...

thank you beautiful ladies for the comments. :-)