Friday, June 26, 2009

Sometimes Prayer is the Only Gift We Can Give

A quick Note! They have extended the deadline to sign up for the Stamping Around Weekend in Farmington CT - so if you want to get in on this super fun stamping weekend see more info and sign up here!

I made this little book of Bible Verses to give to an Interim Assistant Pastor who is leaving our church this Sunday. During his year with us he ran a weekly Bible Study group that I particpated in. I wanted to give him something to remind him of our spiritual time together - so I found verses about prayer as well as discerning God's path for us. He is semi retiring and looking for a part time pastor position in VA where his family is from so he really doesn't know what will happen next for him and his wife.

Phillippians 1:25 Romans 12:2 (click on pic to see larger)

2 Corinthians 1:11 Psalm 16:8-9

James 5:16 Psalm 139: 3, 5-7, 9-10

Psalm 119:2 Psalm 32:8

And this is a picture of our church (that my father drew for the church many years ago so it's really special to me) that I put on the last page so Fr. Charles will remember his time with us whenever he takes out this little book.

I cut out the pages from cardboard with the Top Note die from Stampin Up - then cut out pieces of designer paper with the same die and attached it to all of the cardboard pages - front and back. The verses are computer generated and printed onto Vintage Cream. I cut them out and attached them over the designer paper. I punched holes in the top left corner of each page with my Crop a Dile and put a silver chain through the holes. You could add flowers or other accessories to each page as well as the cover - but I wanted the verses to be the focus so I left it all plain. I think the designer paper has enough color and design on it to make it nice to look at. The cover stamp is by The Stamp Pad Co and I used Labels One Nestabilities to frame it.
I'm teaching two classes at the Paper Tree in Manchester, NH Saturday - and Sunday we're having the farewell party for Fr. Charles and his wife Debbie - then I have an 8 year old's birthday party to attend - so I may not be back until Monday unless I can slip in a little stamping time! Have a super weekend everyone - and thanks so much for stopping by -
remember to check out Stamping Around if you are in the Connecticut/New England area!

Stamps: The Stamp Pad Co.
Paper: PTI: vintage cream,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU: Top Note Die, Tandy Leather: chain, Crop a Dile, Nestabilities: Labels One, computer generated verses.


Julie Masse said...

What a fabulous little book Julia!! I'm sure he'll love and appreciate it! :)

~amy~ said...

what a wonderful keepsake! I love it..

Sharli said...

It's such a sweet book and what a kind thought! I love the drawing that your Dad made of the church - that's very good - I see now that creativity runs in the family!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Such a special gift, Julia. Great papers. It will bring fond memories especially with the last page of the church.

Crystal said...

Julia what a wonderful gift...beautiful papers and images...fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

Julia, this book is beautiful! What a thoughtful gift! I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated!

One4Joy said...

oh, Julia, this little book is so your thoughtfulness and the wonderful, wonderful print of your full of memories! The CC paper is just so happy, a perfect choice.

Have fun teaching today and be safe. 'C' you back here next week!

Anne said...

How incredibly thoughtful Julia!! I am totally impressed with the drawing your dad did, now we know the talent is a family trait!! You know you can make that image into a stamp, don't you?? That would be awesome!! Let me know when you're ready to sell it!! Hugs to you GF!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Beautiful book!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, this is just beautiful!!!!

Julia, Joey got his card on Friday and was just thrilled to death! We've stamped and colored Riley several times already! That was so sweet of you!! I'm sorry I have been so busy and didn't email you right away! We are headed out tomorrow on vacation and I have to get to bed, yikes! Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea!! I just love it!! I've made one of these before with a postcard notebook, but I like this idea with coasters!! :) TFS!