Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday Montage #33

What a GREAT way to start off our Thanksgiving week ... by sharing some creativity with the Monday Montage girls!! And while I am at it ... I am SO VERY GRATEFUL to be part of this group of amazingly-talented women. But more importantly, they are all kind, smart, funny and just lovely from the inside out. Blessed to have them in my life!!

Today I am sharing what I call a little "gratitude" tin. I made these with "my girls" (the youth group from church). What you CAN'T see is a bunch of ovals I punched out of just plain ol' printer paper (they are on the inside ... and NO I did NOT punch over 300 for every girl ... I did about 40 or so). The idea is to write down little things that you are grateful for ... or events that took place that make you happy ... on each of the ovals and place them back into the tin as the year goes by. (I just assumed that the girls would use up all the pieces I gave them and figure out something ELSE to write on as the year progresses.) At the end of the year (around next Thanksgiving), they can pull out all the little slips and read about how AMAZING their lives are. I also encouraged them to date each little slip of paper. They could write things as simple as "I love popcorn!" or "Went to the park with my family!" ... anything that made their day happy.

Stamps: Truly Grateful
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink:   Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits, Circle Framelits, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon (retired), Autumn Wooden Elements, Linen Thread, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Tea Tin

Here are all of the girls' tins lined up all pretty and fancy ...

We had a GREAT time together decorating our little tins ... these girls but a smile on my face and love in my heart. More blessing for which I am truly grateful ...

Click "Back" to see Melissa Stout's fantastic creation, and/or the "Next" button to see something else to be grateful for from Amy O'Neill!

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Cathy Casey said...

I love this project and the idea is so awesome!!

brrenwick said...

Such a fun project to do with all of your girls! I'm sure they loved every minute of it!

Creating on the Run said...

What a great idea! The tins turned out so cute. I'm sure the girls loved them!

vickiw said...

I love your idea and what great leadership on your part to encourage/teach these girls to look at the positives in life. Thanks for your ministry to mentor them. They are lucky to have you. Happy "Thanks/blessings to you".