BEE Thankful Gratitude Journal

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR November 2015 Blog Hop.  If you’ve just hopped over from Karen’s lovely blog, then you are right on track!  If you somehow got lost along the way, please visit the RRR BLOG where you will find the complete list for this hop.  We’re working with the elegant ribbons in the November Ribbon Club this month.  I was inspired by the gorgeous gold shimmer satin ribbon and put together this BEE Thankful Gratitude Journal with a little help from my Graphic 45 Botanicabella paper collection.   But first, here’s a look at the scrumptious ribbons in this month’s ribbon club.

November ribbon club assortmentThe photo really doesn’t do this collection justice as it is one of the most luxurious, elegant ribbon club collections this year.  I’m totally in love with every inch of this fabby ribbon!  For some reason, the gold ribbon made me think “Thanksgiving.” And thinking about Thanksgiving made me think about the golden hued papers in Graphic 45’s Botanicabella papers and about gratitude.  So I whipped out my scissors and glue and went to work on this BEE thankful gratitude journal.

Kathy by Design/Bee Thankful Gratitude JournalThis is a pre designed kraft album from Crafty Secrets.  It looks tiny, and measures just 3.75″ x 5.5″ when all closed up.  But the accordion folds of this lovely album open out to measure a full 21″ long with loads of pockets, peep holes and room for fun.

Kathy by Design/Bee Thankful Gratitude JournalI added ribbon topped manila tags, sticky notes, gratitude quotes and beautiful paper to the kraft album base.  I’ll just let the pictures do the talking for me.

The honeybees set the theme for this golden hued album.

The honeybees set the theme for this golden hued album.

Gorgeous shimmering ribbon the color of honey, and altered metal embellies add a rich feeling to this album.

Gorgeous shimmering ribbon the color of honey, and altered metal embellies add a rich feeling to this album.

Kathy by Design/Bee thankful Gratitude Journal

Sticky notes fit perfectly inside.

Sticky notes fit perfectly inside.

Manila tags can be used for photos, or for journaling.

Manila tags can be used for photos, or for journaling.

The album can be opened for display.

November Blog Hop RRR 10November Blog Hop RRR 11This little album is loaded with texture, color, inspiration and fabulous ribbon!  It’s one of my favorite projects this month.

November Blog Hop RRR 12Now hop on over and visit  Leslie’s  fabby blog for even more ribbony goodness.

If you’d like to purchase this gratitude journal, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!





28 thoughts on “BEE Thankful Gratitude Journal

  1. Karen Letchworth

    What a lovely journa, Kathy. I like how you incorporated golds and Autumn tones wth this month’s ribbons.

  2. Jill Figley

    I absolutely love it! I love the colors, and all the elements you put into it, it obviously had a lot of work and thought put into it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  3. Elaine

    Gosh Kathy, you don’t half know how to put a project together girl, this is simply stunning .
    Well done you. xx

  4. Margie Malone

    Kathy, The package arrived. Thank you for the little “extra.” I have to say that I love this card so much and that’s why I bought it!! You are an artist and every thing you touch is beautiful. Thank you for the recipes in the box. I have to try some of them. I saw somewhere you had a bunch of pumpkin recipes. I’d love to have some of them – if you feel like sharing. Thank you for your beautiful cards and the box. They will be well loved.

  5. Amber

    The journal album is absolutely stunning Kathy! I love the rich hues of the paper used and that cover with the bee image is amazing. The ribbon compliments this so well. Again this month my jaw is dropped at the level of art your create.

  6. soozyb2013

    Another one of your lovely creations Kathy. This one is just awesome with all the bees and other wonderful stuff that you seem to find every time!
    Happy Thanksgiving

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you, Anita! You can find the album base in the Crafty Secrets online store. The ribbons this month are amazing! I think I used up every little scrap! Thanks for hopping by!

  7. LuvtoKraft

    Oh my, this is an absolute honey of a project, Kathy. Love the bees, the warm Autumn colors and all the fun embellishments. I think this is one of my favorites, too!

  8. jenscull

    your accordion album is so beautiful! I haven’t made one of these in ages. you have really poured so much of your love and talent into this one. the golds from the kit go so well with the honeycombs and bees. 🙂

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