A Creative Attitude of Gratitude

There are blessings in our lives we cannot count in the typical sense of the word. It wouldn’t be possible to assign a number to all of the miracles we see on a daily basis! But we can “count” our blessings in so many other ways. In our words, and especially in our attitudes, the world can see our grateful hearts. William Arthur Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ou.

First off, a simple and beautiful way to display your gratitude: the Close to my Heart Designed Décor Colonial White frame! With the help of the Pathfinding and Wanderful paper packets, delicate golden embossing, and several fun stamp sets, this frame is a showcase of gratitude.

Gratitude Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beauty of a display such as this is its accessibility and versatility—you can swap out photos  as often as you like! If you want to focus on a certain family member every week (or every day, if you’re feeling ambitious!), fill it with pictures of only them. If you want to focus on a different aspect of your life every few days, group your pictures beforehand and have them ready to swap out: family, pets, nature, neighbors, friends, specific life events.

They’re so easy to rearrange, and just a few themed shapes cut from your Cricut® machine will accent your photos nicely. Use a mini clothespin, hook clips, 3-D foam tape, or Glue Dots™ to attach your photos and artwork.

Gratitude Frame close-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a wonderful way to jump start your gratitude for the series of fortunate events that is your life.

Recipe:

B1463 My Acrylix® Thankful Heart,

D1604 My Acrylix® Season of Thanks,

C1589 My Acrylix® Lifetime of Happiness,

C1504 My Acrylix® Fall Harvest,

X7191B Wanderful Paper Packet,

X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet,

1385 White Daisy Cardstock,

X5637 Barn Red Cardstock,

1276 Ponderosa Pine Cardstock,

Z1375 Kraft Cardstock,

Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Pad,

Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad,

Z2145 Ponderosa Pine Exclusive Inks™ Pad,

Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad,

Z2104 Barn Red Exclusive Inks™ Pad,

Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad,

Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad,

Z2457 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marigold Marker,

Z1865 Designed Décor Colonial White Frame,

Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment,

Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
4″ Shift+Border <4> (p. 41)
2½” Icon <b> (p. 72)
2 ½” Shift+Icon <B> (p. 72)
2″ Border <b> (p. 72)

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