Well we had quite the busy weekend.. I will have to blog more about our Saturday adventures, maybe tomorrow. Today i wanted to share my latest project. I really wanted to make my mother a prayer journal. I looked on the web for hours and never really found what I was looking for. I have seen them embellish store bought stuff like this on DIY scrapbooking before but could not find the episode when I was searching. So I had to wing it ..lol So here is my first attempt at altering a store bought journal..
(YOU CAN CLICK ALL THE PICTURES TO GET A CLOSER LOOK )
Here is what it looked like when I bought it:
( I tried over and over to get a decent picture of this journal but with the flash it had an awful glare and without it was just blurry so anyway you get the idea.
Here is the front cover of it after I got done with it:
Here is inside the front cover:
( the bottom is a piece of vellum matted to a blue piece of paper using eyelets.
it has Proverbs 3:5-6 on it)
On the opposite side of the front cover is this :
( I didn't take the full picture because it has some personal info on it)
Next is the inside of the back cover:
some more mounted vellum scripture quotes ( Matthew 7:7 and some scripture stickers and some dove stickers Psalm 118:24 and Psalm 150:6)
Here is the back cover:
I printed out one of the scriputes that we pray a lot over family,friends,troops, our country...it is Psalm 91. Then I distressed it my crumbling the paper and inking the edges and creases and then matted it.
It is hard to see but there are two clear stickers with silver writing one says "Praise the Lord" and the other says "Faith is the substance of things hoped for,the evidence of things not seen."-Hebrews 11:1
Then I randomly stamped on pages throughout the journal " God is Love" and " You are a Blessing to me". I tried to get a picture but for some reason the ink would not show up in them ...was very weird. Also I gave her two ribbon bookmarks that are attached to it. Here is a picture of one and the other is wider and tan colored.
This picture is not a very good one either but you get the idea. The journal I bought at Wal-Mart for $4.82..and it has Psalm quotes randomly printed in the upper right of some pages :) :
I am pretty happy with this being my first attempt and having nothing to go by. Although there is a lot of room for improvement. That will just make it that much more fun when I make my next one :)
Well there you have it ...This is what my mom will be getting for Mommy's Day...What are you getting your mom?
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