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Sep 15, 2008


If you haven't already, please read my previous post about getting WARM AND FUZZY!

When I got my calendar downloads from A Muse, I printed them out all on high quality Papertrey Ink white card stock. I took them to my stamp room and I began thinking of some different ways I could use the calendars. The first idea I came up with was to create a THANK YOU BOOK.

My vision for this project is a heartfelt one. One that will probably earn me some tears on Thanksgiving Day! LOL One of these books will be made for each of my family (hubby, me and 3 kiddos). I used the square format calendar and perpetual calendar for this project. This size works PERFECTLY for chipboard coasters!

The first page of the Thank You Book is a November calendar page. Each family member can use the calendar to cross off each day as they make a daily entry in their book. The next section of the book is the November page from the perpetual calendar. Each day, a simple answer to a question will be answered on the line for that date: What are you thankful for? They will jot down a quick one or two word answer in that slot every day leading up to Thanksgiving answering what they are thankful for. The next section is the thank you section. I inserted 30 blank pages to be used to elaborate on their short answer about what they are thankful for. For example, if I write "my children's smiles" as my short answer, I would then use the black page to explain WHY I am thankful for their sweet little smiles. :) Get it? :) On Thanksgiving, family members can pass them around and read them, read aloud some of their favorite entries, or just keep to reflect upon what was important to them at that time of their lives.

I think it will be an awesome way to celebrate the month of Thanksgiving! :)

Get your calendars here:

Stamps: AMuse thank you sentiment, turkey, "this books belongs to", scarecrow, SU alphabits and big deal alpha
Ink: Memento black, Kiwi Kiss SU
Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat patterned paper, PTI white, SU black, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette
Accessories: Heidi Swapp ghost shape flower, SU flower brad, silver brads, photo corner punch, Janome sewing machine, 1/4 inch circle punch, Basic Grey sanding kit, Bind It All, silver coil, red line dimensional boosters, Copic markers, Nestabilities, small oval punch, chipboard coasters, Xyron


  1. Awesome idea Jody and one that I may just have to CASE. We all need to be more thankful and what better way to do it? Could you give us examples of your questions?

  2. What a fabulous project, Jody, and very original use for the perpetual calendar (sniff)! Gorgeous papers & design, too!

  3. What a great idea....I love it!

  4. Jody - I love how you created the "corner" with the square Nestie. I'm just giggling to myself being I had started one calendar with that idea as well, but never got it finished. Great minds think alike - LOL! Beautifully done!

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