I have to tell you a little about the inspiration behind this line. For many years I felt a strong desire to do a line that would capture the GRATITUDE that I personally feel for life. I know others do too and I wanted this line to be about documenting those special feelings of GRATITUDE for LIFE and the BLESSINGS that we have.
I knew that HE wanted me to design this line. I actually fought it a bit because I did not think I could do it justice. I wanted a line that was not actually a THANKSGIVING line but that would have the look and feel of FALL and the THANKSGIVING season.
There is die cut tags, folders, library card envelopes, transparency (top right), stamps, ribbon, chipboard and a retailer kit to go with the collection.
You can see the collections on my website. I am in LOVE with the ORANGE in the line. It is my personal favorite orange shade. I have been making projects that MEAN so much to me.
This is my book of GRATITUDE that I will be teaching on the TC ALASKA CRUISE. There is a lot of the GIVING THANKS stamps in this project.
I put my ALL TIME favorite quotes on GRATITUDE in the collection.
"AS I started LOOKING, I found MORE and MORE."
For me living a life of GRATITUDE is what I feel EVERY day. I have had many times where I could focus on the negative instead of living with gratitude. After I had my stroke, I remember crawling on the ground to chase after my 15 month old son and had a newborn son by my side. I was suffering from vertigo so bad that I could not walk without falling down or running into walls. I was a BIG mess.
I was crawling and trying to take care of two young sons. I remember saying, "THANK YOU GOD for ALLOWING ME to be HERE and if I NEVER walk again, I can ACCEPT this and be HAPPY. " My stroke was the BEST thing that ever happened to me. I learned to appreciate LIFE in a way that I never had. To this day, I wake up and THANK our Heavenly Father for each and every day of my life. I am so much happier when I think EACH DAY (and OFTEN) of the GOOD- focusing on the POSITIVE.
I made a video yesterday too. It is a video with a little question and answer about the TC STAMPMAKER. It is my hope to get it posted tomorrow.