Monday, November 18, 2013

Friends Who Scrap Fall Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall Inspiration Blog hop. If this is your first stop and you would like to travel through the blogs in order, head on over to Mandi's blog.

With each changing of the seasons, there comes a feeling of renewal. The falling leaves of Autumn carry with them our memories from the passing year. It's time to be thankful for both the good things and for the challenges that have helped us grow. We can find inspiration both within ourselves and in the world around us. Today, my friends and I are sharing with you a variety of Fall projects to inspire your creative soul. It's up to you to add your own spin on the fall projects with the things you are personally grateful for.

This month, the focus of my Project Life pages has been to document gratitude. No matter how big or small, focusing on my pictures with a thankful heart has put a wonderful spin on both the big events and the everyday occurrences.

It's so easy to get caught up in the regular pattern each week seems to fall into. School, work, days off and then repeat. It's so easy to forget how wonderful your home town can be. I invite you to take a look around and notice the beauty in the place you reside. This past weekend, I paid attention to how wonderful it was to just enjoy the sparkling of the sunshine, the tiny birds at the cafe where we ate lunch were and how everyday activities really can become as wonderful as the biggest event or holiday.

Laughter is a gift. Reflecting on the things that are making your family laugh right now can be a wonderful snapshot of life and gratitude. Currently for us, it's been a silly movie and the antics of my cat. Documenting my husband's job isn't something I do often enough. I used a photo he sent me to document a project he is working on as well as to reflect on how grateful I am that he has a job.

Mixing the daily events of our lives with my thoughts about gratitude has worked well for me. I think that sometimes we make a project more complex than it needs to be. Though being grateful is very important, that doesn't mean it necessarily has to have it's own album. Taking time to reflect on something your are grateful for can be just as meaningful when you add your thoughts to your current memory keeping projects.

Thank you for joining us for Autumn Inspiration. I hope you haven't missed any of the stops along the way. Just in case, here is a list of all of the blog hop participants.

Mandi - 
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Megan - 
Robyn - 
Devra -
Laurie -
Cassie -
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  1. Thanks for showing how you used PL to document your thankful journey. And I love the way you added the smaller photos onto the 4x6 sizes. Must remember :)

  2. I love the choices you made to document about. Great PL pages!!

  3. What a wonderful reminder to be grateful for the small things. Love the chalk accents!

  4. Love how you use PL to document your everyday life. You are right, we do not take the time to take in the "little" things in our have inspired me to look around more closely!
    Your pages are terrific!

  5. I love how you used PL! What a great way to remember to be thankful throughout the year!

  6. I love the spread. When I look at your page it makes me forget about the seams in the protector.