Friday, October 8, 2010

Giving Thanks - by Cari Locken

I just love this time of year. I love the coolness in the air, the changing color of the leaves, hunting for the perfect pumpkin and making yummy comfy foods!

I also enjoy this time of year because we set aside a day to be thankful. (not that we should just do that one day of the year, don't get me wrong) but it is nice to have a day where we can actually sit down together and actually take the time to say what we are thankful for. I'm hoping to do just that this year at our dinner table before we dig in to our delicious turkey dinner meal.

In keeping with this theme of Giving Thanks I'd like to share a few projects with you that I've made.
I just made this layout this past week using one of my all-time favorite collections by Imaginisce, called Apple Cider. I love it. So rich & warm.

Supplies used: Imaginisce (Apple Cider - papers, ribbon, chipboard), I-rock tool (by Imaginisce), Fiskars border punch (leaf design), owl (My Little Bit of Whimsy), Core'dinations Cardstock

This little mini album is accordian style. I taught it last year at a retreat. It's so cute & easy to make.

Supplies used: chipboard, Bazzill Basics kraft colored cardstock, Scenic Route patterned paper, chipboard (Riff Raff Designs), flowers (Prima), stamps (Making Memories and Melissa Frances)

Here's another mini album that I've made. This one housing pictures of people and things that I'm thankful for. I'll be teaching this class again up at The Ultimate Scrapbook Retreat at Loon Lake in a few weeks.

Supplies used: Paper Trunk (papers, letter stickers), ribbon (Offray), punches (EK Success), Fiskars border punches, Bind-it-all machine and o-wires, Making Memories stamps

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Cari, those are just gorgeous projects!

  2. Love the trail of leaves on the layout! Beautiful work!

  3. Adorable mini album! Beautiful layout too, especially love the little trail of fall leaves :)