Monday, October 5, 2015

Family Traditions

Welcome to the October Crafty Secrets Linky Challenge and Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart. The design team was challenged to create a Thanksgiving themed project or a project that expresses thankfulness and gratitude. We hope you will join us for the hop, and then visit the Crafty Secrets BLOG where you can find a free download and details for entering the challenge yourself.

For my project I did more of an "idea" then a tutorial!

My idea was to make a Thanksgiving Journal with all my
18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren names listed
in order by age on a separate page for each..

Then the fun part!

To ask each child the question "What is Thanksgiving"
I thought the answers would be entertaining 
and I would date each page with the year
and ask the same question each year.

I think it will be fun to hear the answers 

and how they differ from year to year as they grow.
What a great new tradition  to pass down to the family!

The Crafty Secrets papers I used to cover my journal with
were all scrap pieces from previous projects using

I finished by adding a few die cut leaves and a little wooden house.

Here is the list of the hop in order....all links are here in case you get lost along the way.

Shantaie Fowler should have come from here to
Diane Hover (that's me) on the hop is


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a clever idea, Diane! Love the papers and embellies you used. Thanks for squeezing this into a very busy schedule! I truly appreciate it!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful journal and what a great idea to do with your grand children

Shantaie said...

How wonderful, so warm and inviting! and it makes me excited for Thanksgiving day!

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely idea and a beautiful journal cover! Love how those leaves look suspended!

suzyb said...

Warm memories from family gatherings. The change in the season from warm to crisp, the smell of pumpkin pies! Mmmmm Your journal would be perfect for Thanksgiving notes and recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Victoria, BC

Darlene said...

I think this is such a neat idea! What a fabulous treasure to have from year to year as the kids grow up! You are SO CLEVER and I'm so glad I got to see this in person ... FANTASTIC!!! You never cease to inspire me my friend!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great idea and it will become a keepsake through generations I'll bet. You make the most clever projects. Your fingers must be flying!

Lisa said...

What a great idea this is!! An amazing keepsake for your family!! I love the cover!! The details you added are so perfect!! Have a great day :)

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