Sometimes life is tough. It is easy to get caught up in the negativity that surrounds us. So, it is important to keep reminding ourselves what is the most important.
In my life, I am thankful that I have two beautiful children who are happy and healthy and starting their own adult lives.
I am also incredibly thankful for my amazing husband who does everything humanly possible to make me smile — even if it means telling bad jokes or doing silly dances — things he would probably deny if questioned.
To help keep me focused on the positive and important things in life, I created this 8×10 canvas to hang in my home. (click on the photos for a larger view)
The paper is Authentique’s new Thankful line.
I used dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix to cut out the leaves, then added a bit of Distress Ink and molded them with my fingers to be dimensional.
Then, I added a few acorns, cut out from the paper, and topped them with Distress Stickles. They give a soft sparkle without it being in-your-face bling.
The word Thankful is cut out with my Cricut and the smaller words are cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die.
The globe is from Globecraft Memories. I used the top ring and one globe from the DIY Portrait Ornament Kit. I ran the frame through an embossing folder and then coated it with Victorian Bronze Enamel Powder. I made the family photo sepia toned to match.
For the final touch, I added a few Piccolos — tiny, laser cut pieces made from compressed chipboard — and coated them with enamel powder. I love the elegance they provide.