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Gratitude Postcards 2013 – Looking Back

2013 was my year of gratitude. I did two weekly projects that were to be focused on gratitude. However I will admit that most of these postcards did not end up getting sent. So maybe that can be my 2014 project. Sending them out, reaching out to people for whom I am thankful for and having an excuse to mail them. If there’s a card you’ve loved and you really want, let me know and I can try to mail it to you.

here are a few of my favorites:

I had mixed feelings about these little cards. I loved the idea of watercolor postcards and I loved working on them with David, too. We did actually send all of his.

But the paper was harder to work with than my watercolor Moleskine journals or the Arches paper I usually use for my projects. It was hard to use it with stencils and not have the paint seep under. I ended up using sponges a lot (which I don’t in my other paper).

All in all, I think this was a fun project and I’d recommend it.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 41

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: smile, you are beautiful.

This card uses a My Mind’s Eye stamps and watercolor markers.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 40

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: invite love in.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 39

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: look for the joy in every season of your life.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 38

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: music is food for the soul.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 37

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: capture the joy in everyday moments.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 36

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: you can shed any piece of you.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 35

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: sometimes you have to sit quietly until things come into perspective.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards - Week 34

Here’s this week’s card :

It says: life is ephemeral, savor it.

something slightly different this week :)


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 33

Here’s this week’s card (not one of my favorites):

It says: follow your north star.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 32

Here’s this week’s card:

It says: it is okay to be you just as you are.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.

Gratitude PostCards – Week 31

Here’s this week’s card:

It says: never ever ever ever give up. never.

This card uses a template from The Crafter’s Workshop (as well as a few others.) and acrylic paint.


Gratitude PostCards is a weekly project for 2013. You can see a detailed post on my goal and the postcards I use here.