This is the time of year to overlook the often unfortunate weather and concentrate instead on our blessings. There are so many things to be thankful for. As a scrapbooker/crafter, no doubt that family and friends are very high on the list of things we are thankful for. But what about the little things that enable us to enjoy this hobby? Let us remember to be thankful for our eyesight, the dexterity in our hands, the ability to form thoughts and to translate those thoughts into journaling. Let us be thankful for the time and opportunities we have to create. Let us be thankful for self adhesive products, because we all know how much easier they make our crafting time. Let us be thankful for one another, and to be inspired by those around us. The cross stitching element of this layout was inspired by another member of the Scribble Scrabble design team who recently won the title of Scrapbooker of the Year in the UK, Stephanie Garbett. We are so proud of you Stephanie!

Happy Fall and in the Spirit of Thanksgiving, we'd love to see a Scribble Scrabble layout you've created with the topic "Thankful". Please leave us a link.

By: Danielle Layton

Baby Bath Gift

Tis the start of the gift giving season. So many new babies born around this time of year, I know my son was. My Scribble Scrabble project today includes 4 photos that illustrate how to make a baby gift from a drawer organizer I purchased for $4.99 from the container store. I'm a military wife, and frequently need to give a fast and inexpensive baby gift to the other women in the company. So I originally took my husband's drawer organizer for his ties, (later I just bought them new). I paint and cover the box with paper, and load the altered box up with bath samples for a new baby. I change the paper for boy/blue and girl/pink. The Scribble Scrabble Baby Circus line is perfect for this because it includes both blue and pink papers, or other neutral papers if you don't know the gender (like green). I usually do the box after I get the call about a baby being born in the company, so I usually know. I added some clear wrap, ribbon, and a Scribble Scrabble die cut lab as a tag. Fast, simple, and inexpensive. And you can use the left over paper for scrapbooking or cards, what's not to love about that?

Altered Baby Bath Gift (from Drawer organizer)
Instructions:1. Sand paper glossy finish off box.2. Paint with 1-2 coats of white paint.3. Add Scribble Scrabble paper with Memory Mount glue.4. Add Scribble Scrabble Die cut Swirl to the back with adhesive.5. Add sample bath stuff and towel.6. Wrap with clear bag and tie with tag and ribbon.

Supplies: Drawer organizer from the container store; Making Memories white paint; Memory Mount glue; Scribble Scrabble patterned paper, die cut swirl and tag; Cosmo Cricket jack ribbon; Hole punch from Staples.

Post by Danielle Layton