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March 18, 2011

Thankful Thought | No.2

Today I’m thankful for the color I see bursting out, willing itself to bring beauty into the world.

Download Thankful Thought | 002.

Thankful Thoughts is a new semi-regular series. If you’ve missed any of the previous weeks please check out the archive. Thankful Thought | 001 included a rounded corner mask and a video tutorial to show you how to work with both the mask and the photo overlay.


  • 1.
    Sylvia said…

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see these in my garden… thanks so much for the gift!

  • 2.
    ShellyP said…

    Thanks Ali, I am so loving these photo overlays. I am planning on making a mini Thankful for book with them. My end project will help remind me to think thankful thoughts on a daily basis. As always, loving all your projects and postings.

  • 3.
    dawn said…

    This is beautiful and I can’t wait to see color in my yard if the snow ever melts. Thank you for the overlay.

  • 4.
    Susan said…

    Thanks Ali. On my 47 before I’m 48 list there is ‘make a gratitude journal with my twins’ – I think we’ll turn it into a photo gallery of thankfulness and gratitude to our Lord – one of those simple little 4×6 albums will do just fine and some 4×6 journal cards. I’m lovin’ this idea.

  • 5.
    Lori P. said…

    Thankful for this! : )

  • 6.
    Daisy said…

    Thanks for the overlays, love seeing what new products you’ve designed!

  • 7.
    Marcie said…

    What a wonderful concept and idea. Am so looking forward to seeing our first-blooming forsythia!

  • 8.
    Meg said…

    Hi Ali! I just want to thank you for offering these overlays for download. I’ve had a really rough couple of months, and thinking thankful thoughts is just what I need. You’ve inspired me to start my own Project Life, and now you’ve inspired me to discover my own thankful thoughts! I just put up my first thankful thought on the blog, and I can’t wait for my project life binder to arrive later today so that I can start my first week!

    Thanks again :)

  • 9.
    iHanna said…

    Thanks Ali, I did my thankful photo already because I’ve been thinking about it a lot:

    • ….
      Pat B said…

      Love your photo! Meant a lot to me because my mother lives with me and my husband right now and I am trying to cherish the time I have left with her. Thanks for sharing!

  • 10.
    Jennifer Levin said…

    What a gorgeous picture! Thank you for this series. I think it’s a wonderful way to add thoughts of gratitude into our daily lives. Have a great weekend and enjoy Spring Break! ~Jen

  • 11.
    Melanie Jackson said…

    Beautiful picture!!! Thank you so much, such a simple yet powerful idea. Thanks again. – Mel

  • 12.
    Sue TR said…

    Hi Ali! Thanks for the free templates and the glimpse of spring! Am hoping after the long new england winter, we’ll start seeing some bright colors soon! have a super weekend!

  • 13.
    Wendy said…

    Thanks so much for this gift! I can’t wait to see our gardens grow!

  • 14.
    Neusinha Fusco said…

    Dear Friend
    My sympathies, comes through an award. I show the Japanese people of my concern … for now is my little drop of water in a small bird’s beak incedio in the forest, but is the part that fits me. See on my blog, put in your if you wish.

  • 15.
    Dori said…

    once again i am thankful for your kindness.

  • 16.
    Amy said…

    Thanks so much, Ali!

    Will you be printing these and using them in an album or how will you use them?

    Thanks again – love them!

  • 17.
    Nicole said…

    Thank you, thank you! I’m so jealous you are seeing bits of spring already. That’s a beautiful picture.

  • 18.
    Ellie A. said…

    Happy Friday darling! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to see a bit of blooming around here but I am super thankful for feeling the weather that makes Spring come along finally showing up.

  • 19.
    Lida said…

    I went to your Thankful thought 001 video to finally figure out the mask and photo technique. So I learned something so easy when I thought it would be difficult. It was very helpful. Thank you! And thanks for the downloads.

  • 20.
    Patricia said…

    So pretty! Anxiously awaiting colorful blooming in Indiana!

  • 21.
    Amy B said…

    Can I use these overlays if I do not have photoshop? I need a lot of help when it comes to the digital world!! Thank you for offering them :)

  • 22.
    Ruth said…

    This came at the end of a tough week ~ thank you very much. You can see what I did with it on my blog:
    At the risk of sounding like a cyber stalker, thank you also for sharing so much about scrapping and your life.

  • 23.
    o-girl said…

    Thank you for the new overlay and for sharing this project. I look forward to when things begin to bloom here.

  • 24.
    Lorita said…

    Thank you so much for the thankful thoughts download.

  • 25.
    tara pollard pakosta said…

    I love this idea so much!
    I tried with my mac and cs5 but I could not get the rounded corner thing to work! I am CLUELESS with digital stuff!!!
    any ideas about what works for that?!

  • 26.
    Lee said…

    Thanks again!

  • 27.
    josephine said…

    Amen to that! Thanks for the freebie too.

  • 28.

    Beautiful photograph and what a thing to be thankful for!!!
    My thankful thought is at my blog. :o )

  • 29.
    Jolynn said…

    Beautiful photo. Love the thankful thoughts template. Thank you for sharing.

  • 30.
    Kriste said…

    My favorite part of spring is the blooming cherry trees. Right now the weeping cherry is blooming! Such a beautiful fountain of pink blooms.

  • 31.
    Nancy L said…

    I look forward to all the wildflowers that have begun peeping up.

  • 32.
    Wendy WendtVanGuilder said…

    I am so excited to see the seasons change from hockey to baseball. I have a son w/adhd and we full acknowledge this! But it’s so great to see the snow and ice melt and Charlie look forward to the baseball season to start!!!! Good luck to all

  • 33.
    Shirley said…

    Ali I am loving this new series. Here is my Thought

  • 34.
    Missus Wookie said…

    Our Forsythia is bursting out too, love that splash of sunshine.

    Cool idea for a new series – thanks for sharing it with us.

  • 35.
    jo said…

    Better late than never I have managed to blog my second thankful thought –

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