Thursday, March 26, 2009

{Finally a little stamping}

Ahhhhhh--I have missed stamping! Now that I feel better, I just wish I had more time! It's "drama week" at the Nelson home---and if any of you have kids involved in Theatre Arts, you know what I mean! The week is actually called "Production week", but we Nelson's (OK, the parents, anyway) call it "drama week"....because there's sure to be plenty of it, at school and at home! When your kids go to a small school, they do everything---they sing in the choir, they're in drama, they play sports, they are class/school leaders---they still have the normal academic load AND all the other---so all around Trinity Academy this week---parents affectionately (OK, some--NOT so affectionately) refer to this week as drama week! It's all worth it in the end, but it's a VERY LONG WEEK! OK---all of that said, I've been distracted the last week or so trying to help out with the production---so, very little stamping has been done!

I did have a Stampin' Up party and got so much free stuff it was kind of embarrassing! It was NUTS how many free stamps sets I got! You gotta love Sale-a-bration! I picked up a bunch of punches---I LOVE THE PUNCHES! Anyway, I hope to get a chance to use some of my new goodies, soon!

I have had this journal for some time now, but I finally decided I need to use it and MAYBE I'd be more likely to use it if it was cute---SOOOOOOO, here's my cute new journal---it's really just for me. It won't be going anywhere, it's just a journal I write in when I read my bible, but I need to write more things down and perhaps this will help me do that~~~

I used patterned paper from Papertrey's line and added the ribbon to cover where I pieced it together. I just love this saying by Luther (there's a better picture below)---it's in the Out on a Limb sentiments set. What a great reminder of how God prepared a way for all to come to Him.

I cut the ovals out with my nestabilities and HAD to add some buttons, I LOVE the buttons---the black and white are Papertrey Vintage buttons and the red are from a Foof-a-la package I have. I sewed them on with various DMC flosses. I stamped the edges of the journal directly with my stamp pads to add some texture. This was a very quick project---it just took me three weeks to sit down and do it!

It's good to be back to blogging! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to be more regular with my posts again soon! Have a great weekend~

Altered Journal:
Stamps: Out on a Limb, Out on a Limb Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: True Black, SS White, Pure Poppy, Black and White Basics patterned paper, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: Palette Black, Pure Poppy
Accessories/Tools: Oval/Scallop Oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Buttons-(PTI & Foof-a-la), Pure Poppy Grosgrain ribbon (PTI), DMC floss, dimensionals (SU!)

1 comment:

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card, Kathleen! I love the colors and the button border under the image!