Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hello!

I'm back...semi-refreshed and ready to roll!
I had a wonderful week off. It felt great not to stress about posting. It's amazing how easy it is to let the blog take over your life and become #1 on the list of things to do everyday!
This is a prayer journal I made form my SIL to give to her for hosting Easter Sunday dinner. I loved how it turned out and I can guarantee you I'll be making myself one just like it in the coming days. The colors are totally "me". I am definitely in need of a journal that I can use to write down prayer requests. I can't keep them all straight in my head anymore, so it's time to get them written down somewhere so I can give my mind a break once in a while!

The paper is from My Mind's Eye, their Bohemia line. The stamps I used in creation of the journal are Everyday Blessings by PTI, and the bible verse underneath the PTI cross is from Stampabilities. The little mini gift card I made to go with the journal uses stamps from Mixed Messages by PTI. I made three separate sections within the journal. One to write prayer requests down for family members, one section to write prayer requests for friends, and a final section my SIL can use to write down special scripture verses.
I gave it to her yesterday at my family's Easter gathering, and she was truly touched. She had just mentioned to my brother that she had so many families to pray for at church that she needed someplace to write them down. God answered her prayers through me! I love how He works!
Hugs,
Amy

21 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous....you do beautiful work!
    I need to make myself a prayer a journal....thoughts and prayers for my husband and children.

    Have a terrific day!
    Hugs....

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Amy - what a special gift to receive.

    Glad your back!

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  3. Amy, first of all welcome back! The journal is so precious and so beautiful ... And yes, the card is wonderful too. You've givin me a great idea. I take a spiral journal to church each week so that I can take notes during the sermon and to write down prayer requests too. But sheesh this artist here never thought to pretty up her little journal (what a shame becuase I've embellished just about every other journal that has crossed my path!). Perhaps its becasue this journal is just for me and other journals tend to be given as gifts. Regardless I need to pretty it up. Plus making a tab divider for the prayers and the sermons to be in sections would be a great help for me. So glad your back and thanks for the inspiration too!!

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  4. This is beautiful Amy! I'm glad you are back posting in your blog. I think you should focus on the supportive people who enjoy your creativity and understand your struggles and not let other people upset you. It would be better to have 1 supportive, friendly blog reader than 100 people who drift by looking at cards. Despite the fact that blogging makes creativity look competitive, there are other things in life besides stamping (gasp!!) LOL

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  5. Gorgeous, Amy! I love those colors, too!

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  6. I am encouraged by your faith Amy, and inspired with your creations on a regular basis. I know that you and your family will come through these tough times, the Lord won't give you more than you can handle.
    I check your blog daily (rarely comment) and love seeing your work.

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  7. Way cool, Amy! Love the papers and color choices you made. Fabulous projects! Hope you're having fun stamping your heart out! ;)

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  8. Great to have you back...we ALL need a break from even the most special things we love, huh?

    Love your journal!!

    Glad you're back!

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  9. Wow - there is a big master plan but us little people get to make it happen !

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  10. So pretty! Love this color combo!

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  11. Glad to see you back and refreshed, Amy! OMgosh....I LOVE your prayer journal!! I love the gorgeous papers, beautiful cross, and pretty ribbon!!

    Your card is very beautiful as well!!

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  12. girlie, so glad you're back!! this is GORGEOUS, and i love how you tied the card into the design. wonderful gift and very thoughtful of you. but that part's not surprising...you're very thoughtful.

    hope you're having a blast in the cabin by the lake!

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  13. I love this paper, it's sooooo cool looking!

    Glad to see your 'back'! Have fun stamping!

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  14. This is so pretty! I love the colors and the stamps you picked for it. I'm sure she loved it!

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  15. These are beautiful projects. I love the prayer journal and think I'm going to have to create one for me too, as I'm always forgetting those that I NEED to be praying about. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Welcome back!!! I'm glad to see you start with a prayer journal...hope your "spirits" have been lifted and your heart mended. Looking forward to more and more cards.

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  17. These are fabulous, Amy! I love the color combo (light blue and red tones are one of my favs) and the embossed "flap" layer of the card is TDF!

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  18. Amy's back! I love this card! It is beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful Amy and how cool to be an answer to prayer. Did you stamp the cross on chipboard?

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  20. This is beautiful! So good to have you back! I sure hope you will continue to talk about whatever you want in your posts...I feel like I get to know you better and I like it that it's like I have another internet friend. Hugs xoxo

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  21. love this prayer journal. Tracking those prayer requests is a great idea since you can see how God answers them too! We are such a NOW society, but when we look back it's so cool to see how God answered our prayers and to see Him working because he is not so much a NOW God. He sure works wonders over the course of years though. Just speaking for myself anyway.

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