Monday, November 19, 2012

Attitude of Gratitude

For several years now, every November, I have been posting "Attitude of Gratitude" posts every day on Facebook.  Basically I just post something I am thankful for each day.  There are lots of people playing along.  If you haven't started, it's not too late!  ;)

Well for the past three years I have also used my Attitude of Gratitude posts and made a layout with them.  It's fun, and I love looking back at them.  You can see my past Attitude of Gratitude layouts here.  This time I decided to make a 2 page layout to fit it all in better.  The Facebook posts are from last year.

I used the wonderful Hopscotch collection from Fancy Pants.  It is hands down one of my favorites.

Here's my layout:

I really love how it turned out.

Here's how I made it:

1.  I printed off my Facebook posts.  I actually did a screen print and essentially saved a photo of my computer screen for each of my posts and then opened them in Photoshop.  But you could just copy and paste your posts into a document.  Or you could even just print your full Facebook screen and cut the parts out you want.  

2.  I created a base for my layout.

I didn't have enough full sheets, so as you can see from one the picture, I had one sheet that already had a leaf cut out of it and also had to piece together one side of the blue polka dot papers.  No big deal.  :)

3.  I took a craft knife and cut out each of my posts, leaving a tail to make it look like a word bubble.  You can always use scissors or a trimmer and just cut it out normally.  I've said this before, but don'w worry about being perfect!  You can see that mine are not cut out perfectly at all.

4.  I already had an idea in my head oh how I wanted my layout to turn out, so I arranged my Facebook posts and adhered them down.

5.  I cut strips of patterned paper and laid adhered them to my layout.  I made sure to extend them across each page of my layout because I love the way that looks.

6.  Then I added my photo, my title, some leaves and some buttons.  For my title I cut down slightly the negative parts of the numbers and adhered them first.  Then I took the numbers and put them on top, but popped them up.  I really like the cool look it gives the title.

And here are some close up's of my layout:

Well there you have it.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping in today!!!

Have a fantastic day!


Leanne said...

What a wonderful idea!!

Danielle said...

Wow, what a great idea with the printed FB posts! Fabulous design!!

Manda said...

This is such a great idea, and I just love the way you have laid it all out.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a page! Wonderful work!

Sylvia Blum said...

Wonderful idea and fantastic page, Pamela! LOVE it!!!

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous layout! I really love the title, and all the leaves. It's a lovely record, and a wonderful thing to do each November. x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an AWESOME IDEA!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee how your lo turned out!! I loveeeeeeeeeee all the posts, the colors and loving the way you added the year!!!!

Lisa Echerd said...

Just a fantastic idea. I love it. Definitely want to give this a try - minus Facebook - maybe with my journal. Thanks to you for the inspiration!

Lynn Murphy said...

What a totally cool idea. Very inspiring.

~Melissa~ said...

WOW! That is really a fabulous layout! Thanks for showing the steps and thanks for sharing!

Connie Mercer said...

so clever and beautiful!! Love it!!!

Ruth G said...

I'm thankful for those who share great ideas (especially ideas about gratitude!!!) The LO is wonderful, too!

Heidi said...

What a wonderful idea! Such a great keepsake!

Sarah Webb said...

Terrific idea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela,
glad i stopped by to see what you are up love this attitude of gratitude, wonderful!!
Have a great evening!
Rose Ann :)

Nicole Doiron said...

This is truly BEAUTIFUL!!!