Halloween is history and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Let’s please not talk about Christmas just yet. Ha. It’s time to move from goblins and princesses to thinking of pumpkin pie and turkey but most of all it’s that time of year when we start thinking of all the things for which we are thankful.
I am very thankful this year to be able to blog again and to actually have some time to be creative. So, I got a little creative a few weeks back and made a little printable just for you, as a Thanksgiving gift, because I appreciate your taking the time out of your busy life to stop in here and see what I might be up to.
I love to work with paper and I have several old wallpaper sample books that I picked up at a yard sale a few years back. (Okay, I hoard paper. I admit it. If it is beautiful, interesting or useful, I.am.keeping.it. I even cut out pieces of shiny foil, embossed work or other pretty pieces from greeting cards and add them to my stash.) Anyway, the wallpaper samples are great for making collages.
Here is the little collage I made “Plaid Pumpkins with Indian Corn.”
I then used Adobe Illustrator to add the text line, to come up with this:
Sorry for the difference in color between the two photos above. They were taken at different times and the lighting was different. The background of the print file should print out white on your printer. At least mine did.
Actually, a few of the photos on here are darker than they should be. The lighting was terrible on the day I took these. I took a few more today because the sun was shining a bit and they are a little better. Has there been a lot of rain where you are? We are pretty rain weary here in Georgia!
I made the printable image so that it will easily fit into a precut 8×10 mat with a 5×7 opening (can be found at Hobby Lobby
or your favorite art/craft store or even your local Wal-Mart.) Look for sales and you can usually pick them up for a dollar and change or less. You can frame yours or do what I do and just use it in the mat. You don’t even have to use a mat. If you print it on card stock it should be sturdy enough to stand up on an easel or lean against something, so you can just trim it and use as is.
The 5×7 size makes it easy to tuck it into an existing vignette and add to your mantel or hearth. I have mine on our antique jelly cupboard in the breakfast room.
I tried it several places first…
But it found its home here:
To download your free Printable, go here
I hope this will be a little reminder of reasons to be thankful. I know that I am thankful for you!