Thursday, January 17, 2008

A SOS Blog and Layout Challenge


As part of my Sisterhood of Scrap weekly duties, I issues a blog journaling challenge today.

This time of year after the craziness of the holidays and with the not so great weather can be hard for a lot of people. I think it's more important than ever to remember all those little things that we're thankful for whether it's the great cup of coffee you had at breakfast, a little time to yourself or a kiss from someone special.

My challenge is for you to blog a list of 10 things you're thankful for today - big or small! Even better would be for you to turn that into a layout or mini book. I've been working on a mini book that I'm adding to a little at a time and it's on my blog as well!

** I'm also happy to be offering a little prize for anyone that actually does this as a layout as well. You'll have until January 31st to comment to this thread with a link to your layout and I'll randomly draw someone's name to win!


My gratitude list today...
  • my morning cup of Starbucks (brewed at home)
  • a cuddle from my "big guy"
  • my commute being as far as the living room
  • having gotten the dishwasher unloaded, reloaded and on before 6am!
  • my health (even though I may be starting to get a cold)
  • friends old and new
  • continued learning about who I am and where I want to go in this life
  • knowing that I always have the unconditional love and support of my family
  • the kiss from George just before he leaves every morning and when he comes home after work every day
  • the shining little face of my "little guy" when I get him out of bed and the warmth I get when I hear that excited "Mummy!" every morning

I think on my agenda today should actually be a layout about exactly this though I have a few others running through my brain too. Here is the mini album I've been working on that some of you have already seen, so if you have, you have to excuse me posting it again and my plan is to do another layout or 2 for it today, so I should have something new to post tomorrow! Come back and check!





OK, well think this is it for my gratitude post for the day! Let me know if you've blogged this because I'd love to stop by your blog and check it out! Thanks for stopping by mine...

Cheers,
Colleen

12 comments:

Susan Costanza (aka:SusieQScrapbook) said...

Wonderful idea, so many of us take the simple things for granted (including myself sometimes).

jen said...

What a great challenge and a beautiful mini-album! Thank for sharing :)

Linda said...

Great list and I like your mini album, very pretty!

Marie said...

Thats sooo cool! Congrats girlie!!! Love the pages!

Heather said...

Love your layouts. So beautiful! And where did you get that Elmo shirt your son is wearing in his birthday pictures!? My son is ADDICTED to Elmo right now and would LOVE that shirt!

Lynn said...

ooooooooooooo this totally rocks. and the gratitude is awesome. helps keep things in perspective.

Sarah C. said...

Colleen, thanks for the kick I needed to complete another page for my All About Me album: 10 Things I am Thankful For. :)

kimkt said...

Colleen, your mini album is gorgeous. Thanks for the blog challenge. I posted my list at
http://kimkt.blogspot.com/

traci said...

I love this challenge...it got me to make another page for my scrapbook...
http://musingsinmn.blogspot.com/

Deanne said...

I did your challenge!!!
http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2008/01/thankful-for.html

chelemom said...

Wonderful LO's!!!!

redmom said...

Beautiful mini album! What a great idea....it's got my gears going!