I am getting sooooo excited! Tomorrow afternoon I leave for the weekend Ladies Boosters Fall Retreat at Odosagih Bible Conference in Machias, New York. It starts Friday with dinner and goes through Sunday brunch. Just think - NO cooking for 2 days, NO dishes for 2 days!
I am also teaching a craft class on Saturday afternoon. We'll be making a Prayer Journal using the black/white hard cover composition books. I got the basic idea from a Gina K video on StampTV.
The book is covered with cardstock on the binding, front, inside front and back. A ribbon can be added to cover the edge of the cardstock on the front. I made a place marker using ribbon and the Vintage Tag DooHickey from Magnolia.
A coordinating design paper is glued to the front and the Tilda image on top of that. I cut Tilda with Nesties Labels Four. A second choice will be Labels Ten.
I colored Tilda with my Copics. NO! NO! NO! The Copics are NOT going! I'm taking my SU markers for the coloring part!
This is a very quick project and can be done using any color combo and image you would like.
This would be an excellent place to keep that ever-hiding, just walking away Christmas card mailing list with addresses! I also keep a list of what gifts I give to whom each year to help this "Swiss cheese" brain to remember so I don't duplicate things from year to year. This was especially important when I was making most of my gifts.
Special Christmas memories can easily be added in journal form, with plenty of space for pictures. Maybe even notes from guests.
Again I covered the binding, front, inside front and back with cardstock. I used Crumb Cake (Kraft) on the binding and Handsome Hunter on the front and back. The front inside was a Christmas Stripe from DCWV Christmas stack from 2 or 3 years ago. The ribbon is from Michael's or AC Moore.
The Tildas used are Fireplace with Stockings, Tilda with Jolly Wreath, Large Sled and Jolly Tilda.
I made tiny slits alone the inside edge of the wreath and wrapped a 1/8" ribbon around the wreath, bringing it to the front and tying a bow. The wreath is covered with Flower Soft. All the images are colored with Copics. I did the coloring last Christmas and didn't keep track of what I used. These journals would make quick and simple gifts for any occasion simply by changing the images used on the fronts.
Thanks so much for stopping by. See you when I return from Retreat all refreshed, rested (maybe) and brimming over from great teaching.
Blessings and Huggeroonies,