Saturday, July 25, 2009

{July Blog Hop}

Hello again! It's time for the Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink. This month Nichole asked us to experiment with text. You can look here for complete details. This is what I came up with.

This is a notebook I've had for awhile. I use it when I go to church to take notes on the sermon or Sunday School lesson. There's so much I have to learn and I just can't remember everything, so I try to take notes and look back over them during the week. I have long wanted to decorate it, but it was just never a priority because it functioned just fine without the decoration---but, it looks a lot better now that I'm finished!

I have been reading through the Psalms this summer and Psalm 138 has meant so much to me, so I decided to use that as my text. I know you can't really read it from the photos, but it's a lovely Psalm. I typed it up in a WORD document and made it a light brown color. I wanted it to blend into the background. I printed it out on some Spring Moss Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper. (I just taped the paper to a piece of cardstock and then sent it through the printer.) I trimmed it to fit the notebook about 2/3 of the way down. On the bottom third, I used a Kraft piece of cardstock with some large polka dots stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. After I attached the paper to the notebook (I just used Mono multi), I sponged all the edges with distress ink. I added a piece of grosgrain across the seam of the two papers. I stamped two small and one large flower from Friends 'Til the End onto white cardstock and colored them with my copic markers in the PTI colors. I used the Hibiscus Burst and Dark Chocolate color combos. Then I used some T1 in the shadows. I stamped the leaves onto more patterned paper and cut everything out and arranged them on my notebook, popping them up with dimensionals. I added some Dark Chocolate Vintage buttons, tying them up with DMC thread. Finally, I tied Hibiscus Burst buttons with rustic jute twine and put them on with glue dots all the way down the left side of the notebook. I covered the back and inside with Spring Moss cardstock and added a pocket at the front to keep handouts, or other things I might need.

Thanks so much for looking tonight---enjoy the hop! Psalm 138 is written below, if you are curious what the text says. And details of what I used are, too!
Kathleen~



Stamps: Friends 'til the End (PTI)
Paper:Kraft, Spring Moss, SS White cardstock, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper, Friends 'til The End pp (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, VersaMark (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/Tools: Clear embossing powder (Ranger), Copic markers, Hibiscus Burst & Dark Chocolate Vintage buttons, Rustic Jute twine, grosgrain ribbon (PTI), Heat tool
(Marvy)
, dimensionals (SU!)


Psalm 138
I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise.
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.

29 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Fabulous use of scripture! I love when we as God's children are not afraid to use the gift of creativity! Great interpretation of the challenge

Heidi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Very creative way to add your text to the patterned paper.

Stampin' Pam said...

BEAUTIFUL and practical -- what can be better? Love your use of scripture for this.

IamDerby said...

Everything about this is beautiful! nice job

maria fiscella said...

This is gorgeous!

Catherine said...

How beautifully done...and I love the buttons down the side too!

raduse said...

Fabulous. Great way to use the scripture and keep it with you too.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! tfs!!

Chris said...

great looking notebook! TFS!

Marcie S. said...

I love that button strip down the side...beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Just beautiful! The bottons are a nice touch! :) TFS

peggysue said...

That is a beautiful psalm, now you have such a nice notebook for use at church. Very pretty, I like the use of the polka dots with the script.

Carol said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors.

Kacey Elliott said...

Beautiful! Now yu will love your book even more because you finally decorated it :)

Daniela said...

I love it! The buttons are perfect.

Regan said...

totally gorgeous!

Marge said...

Fabulous idea to do your Psalm text that way & it turned out so beautiful; I'll bet it makes you smile just to carry it into church!

BethieJ said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Great job!

PurpleD said...

Such a great idea! Lovely. Your background turned out awesome!

Karen said...

I love that you made your own text background from something that holds great meaning for you...wonderful!! You have made a beautiful creation! :>

Kim said...

What a pretty notebook!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh wow!! What a fantastic cover!! It's is absolutely gorgeous!!

Dana said...

Great job on the notebook cover!! So clever to use a Psalm text for it!

Nancy L. said...

beautiful card!

Gwen said...

Oh wow!!! that is really really pretty!!! great job with the challenge!!

travelingmama said...

How cute! Love the buttons!!

Terri E. said...

I adore your row of buttons. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Terri said...

Nice job!

Janelle said...

I'm so late getting through the entire blog hop -- I almost decided not to go on to the 3rd page. So glad that I did! Love your notebook. What a great idea to print the words to Psalm 138 on the bitty dot paper! I take notes every Sunday, too. Keeps me focused. Now, I think I need a pretty notebook. :) (I also read a Psalm every day. When I finish the book, I just start over again. No matter how many times I read them, they're always like new. Don't you love that God's Word is alive that way?!)