Happy Thursday!  Not only is it time for the monthly Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop, but I’m also teaching my monthly stamp class tonight!  And as things worked out  one of my class projects for tonight fits perfectly into the theme of the hop “THANKFUL”.   I am super excited about this project  and I hope you like it too!  Click on any of the photos to see them larger.

We will be decorating an acrylic mini accordion album from the TE Store using the TE stamp set Celebrate Life (that’s the Blast from the Past part) as a special home decor project.  We’ll stamp a half sheet one sheet wonder and cut it into the panels and then embellish with photos and sentiments.  Here are some closer looks at the panels.

I stamped the pumpkin with brown Stazon and watercolored it with Mustard and Pumpkin SU dye ink.  It was cut out with the Blossom Nestabilities.

I used photos from our niece’s gorgeous Fall themed wedding.  These pictures were just printed out on regular copy paper on my home computer.  I can always replace them later with better quality photos, but I was actually surprised at how good these look.

Isn’t this such a FUN project?  I needed to keep it simple enough to work in a class setting, but I would like to do another now where I could go crazy using anything I want.  By the way – I tried two types of adhesives to attach the cardstock panels to the acrylic – Scotch Quick Dry and Tombow Multi – and both worked great!  I was worried that might be a bit of a problem, but not at all.

Here ‘s the full list of players in today’s TE Blast From the Past Blog Hop –

1.  Taylor VanBruggen   19.  Lisa Hjulberg    
2.  Monika Davis   20.  Joan Ervin    
3.  Rebecca Ednie   21.  Chris Loritsch    
4.  Regina Mangum   22.  Jen Arkfeld    
5.  Tracy Clemente   23.  Jen Tapler    
6.  Cassie Trask   24.  Peggy McCurry    
7.  Pattie Goldman   25.  Melody Rupple    
8.  Sankari Wegman   26.  Michelle Single    
9.  Libby Hickson   27.  Charmaine Ikach    
10.  Kelly Collins   28.  Stephanie Kraft    
11.  Cyd Paiva   29.  Jami Sibley    
12.  Bonnie Ratzloff   30.  Tangii Crain    
13.  Karen Motz   31.  Arielle Gordon    
14.  Stacey Schafer   32.  Jessica Willison    
15.  Dana White   33.  Ashley N Newell    
16.  Terri Trotter Earley   34.  Bronwyn Velazquez    
17.  Jodi Collins   35.  Donna Baker    
18.  Carole Chesser    


I bet you thought I was finished, huh?  Nope!  Not only are we decorating one side of the acrylic mini accordion album for Autumn…we are also decorating the other side for Christmas!!!  Wanna see? Click on the photo to see it larger.


For this side we’re using TE Winter Wonderland and Sparkle & Cheer in Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Not Quite Navy.  I got the felt snowflakes from the SU Clearance Rack recently (but you could certainly die cut your own) and the large alpha stamps are retired SU.  Notice how I used the blossom die back to back for the pumpkin on one side and the snowflke on the other?

Let me know if you’d like to see more detail on how this project is done.  I might even try to make a little video over the weekend.  These would make great gifts for teachers, co-workers, and friends.  I can hardly wait to help my class create these tonight!  Thanks for stopping by.

20 Responses to “Thankful – for so many things…”

  1. Arielle Says:

    Jami, this is SUPER CUTE! You did an amazing job… now I want to make one – lol!

  2. Regina Mangum Says:

    Jami, this is so beautiful! What a wonderful keepsake and it will be treasured for years. XOXO

  3. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Wow! Jami, this is just fabulous! Love the beautiful fall inspired colors and photos and the Christmas side is lovely!

  4. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Wow! This would make a fantastic Christmas gift. Need to check out those albumns.

  5. Terri E. Says:

    What a fun idea!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  6. Karen Motz Says:

    This is beautiful Jami!!! Each panel has so much detail…it’s a feast for the eyes!!!

  7. Joan Ervin Says:

    Oh, Jamie…this is a fabulous project….WOW!!!! I want to come to your class!!!!

  8. Melody Rupple Says:

    I LOVE this! I bought a couple of these! I need to use them. Just love how yours turned out!

  9. Cyd Says:

    What can I say except – “OH MY!” These are both BEAUTIFUL. What lovely keepsakes and reminders to be grateful. 🙂

  10. Ashley N Newell Says:

    I love these! Just GORGEOUS projects!

  11. Peggy McCurry Says:

    Gorgeous project!

  12. Chris L. Says:

    Jami–this is just amazing, I love it! I wish I was going to your class!

    Chris L.

  13. Leslie Miller Says:

    Wowee! What a fabulous two in one project, Jami! And all in one class? Amazing!

  14. Bev Gerard Says:


    Jami … not one … but TWO incredibly delicious concoctions! You’ve set my mind in multi-motion … {{hope that’s safe!}}~!
    These are both precious … and so giftably wonderful!!


  15. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Fabulous projects Jami. Love the colors and great images you used… the stamped BG papers are awesome. Those snowflakes are perfect! :o)

  16. Taylor Says:

    This is so fabulous! Love, love, love! Hope your class went well last night!

  17. Jodi Collins Says:

    How FAB Jami! GORGEOUS pictures on this beautiful keepsake!!!

  18. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

    Yowsers, Jami, I’m sorry I missed out on this class! Definitely do a video if you can find the time! I’d love to see how it’s done. Awesome project dear girl!

  19. Tangii Crain Says:

    Jami, this are just awesome!! What a great idea. You did a wonderful, wonderful job on these!!

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