Thursday, January 29, 2009

operation 47: THANKFUL

yet another paper adventure page! (WOOHOO!)

this one was maybe the hardest to think of what to *DO*... (being as i am sooooo magnificently fortunate as to have an almost infinite supply of things for which i am truly, deeply, undeservingly grateful!) ...but then when i finally settled on my theme, it was one of the easiest pages to make.

i decided to go with something that has been a big part of my life the last couple of years; something for which it is not too dramatic to say, "this changed my life". seriously. those of you who've been following along for a while will already have guessed what is coming. yepper. it's three beautiful things. (for those of you who don't know what i'm talking about, allow me to direct you to the source of the phenomenon, ms. clare grant, and her magnificent blog; and here's a link which displays all of my posts with the label 3BT (in reverse order) if you're interested.)

ok, so basically, the thing that surprised and delighted me most about the 3BT process is how much the mindset of ACTIVE which i mean making a point of specifically looking for, noticing, and being excited by the good things in your life...has made me feel more positive on a daily basis. it's kind of mind-blowing, actually. i highly recommend it to everyone!

(photo of 3BT journal printed on kodak premium paper, cut into the shape of a polaroid, inked & outlined; patterned paper: creative imaginations; alpha rub-ons: ki & scenic route; other: colorbox inks, zig pen, manual typewriter, aka "sister klara")

text reads, "thankful for...GRATITUDE?! no, seriously! keeping a 3BT journal is the best thing i have ever done. i knew it'd be fun to make and cool to read afterwards, but i had no idea how much it'd improve my outlook. turns out, the act of *LOOKING* for beautiful things makes you see the good that's all around. the more you see it, the more gratitude you feel...the more grateful you are, the more you can see how much you have to be thankful for. it's the reverse of a vicious circle. (and clare grant is my all-time *HERO*!)"


  1. this is really great Lauren ...and i do think you are *very* deserving!! i too am a huge fan and believer of 3BT, and have been recording mine in a day-timer for about 2 years now!

  2. FABulous Lauren!!! wrapped up in your heartfelt gratitude...perfection! definitely rock...I have never managed to keep a journal of any sort...I know I "should" but for whatever reason I never maintain them. I like this 3bt concept...very interesting..

  3. that is gorgeous Lauren...and what a great strategy for living a happy life...i wish my "snark parker" were not posting anonymously...i would email her and let her know the secret to being happy!!!

  4. I really really really want to do this, but I can't even keep up with my own scrapbooks and cards. I really enjoy each and every one of your pages. Congrats to you!

  5. Thankful for gratitude is the perfect does change your life in so many ways.
    Imagine if the whole world was doing much nicer would we all be???

  6. Magnificent as usual! You are so the queen of collage and I just LOVE it!

    What a great idea for appreciating life!

    (-: Heidi

  7. this is gorgeous!! I can't believe you are almost done already. I need to get on the ball!!.

    Did you get the stamps yet? I sent them priority. You should have gotten them yesterday at very latest. If you don't get them today or tomorrow tell me.

  8. LOOOOOVELY!! You really are the goddess of journaling you know - always as entertaining! ;)

    ..oh, and sorry that I haven't answered your mail - it was so sweet of you to write and I will respond, soon! I'm moving to that little island tomorrow, so I've had some crazy busy last weeks!

  9. I love how you scrapbooked this...I love that album too! I think it would help me if I made something similar to! Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. We love three beautiful things and we love paper stuff. Have a little look at the if you have time.

  11. This is an awesome page- It is great how journaling helps us to see things clearly! You have been busy- journaling, booking?, cardmaking, and receiving awesome mail- monsters and all! Glad you are having a great week! debb


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