Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Prayer Journal

It is such a great feeling to get back to stamping!!! It has been such a long time since I have just been able to sit down and play with some paper and ink :) I am finished with school until Fall and have lots of plans for projects over the summer. I will be a guest designer for an upcoming online event that you will NOT want to miss....watch for more details soon!

But, now onto the project at hand. I am not the original creator of this project, but have tweaked it a bit to make it more "my own." I am taking a very serious look at my prayer life and this journal is a wonderful tool in my endeavor:

 
 
 
The journal is made with the brand new "Epic Day This and That" journal that is in the new Stampin' Up catalog that goes live on May 31st!! I love it!! I admit that I was skeptical at first but once I got my hands on it, I was hooked.....have lots of ideas for this little treasure :) I already have another one ordered. This would be an awesome gift and I can think of so many people to make them for!
 
There are five pockets on the inside to keep little scraps of designer series paper for prayer requests. Each pocketed page has a tab that you can label with whatever  or whomever you pray for often. I plan to add a few more embellishments to "dress it up" a bit but I just couldn't wait to share it with you..lol!!
 
 

 
The first and the last pockets each hold two greeting cards that are ready to send out, except for the sentiment. I decided to wait to add that when I was ready to send the cards. You don't always know ahead of time what you are going to send one out for so I just put them together and will add that just before sending.
 
 


I am currently putting together a tutorial for this project and will offer a kit as well. If you are in the central Michigan area, there will be an in-person class option or you will able to purchase it long distance and receive a kit in the mail. I will have it up and ready right after Memorial Day so I hope you come back and check it out :)

I am really excited to start using this in my daily prayer time. I believe that having prayer requests recorded makes it so much easier to keep them constantly in our prayers. As I fill this one up I will be definitely be making another and another and another.....etc. This will get a lot of use!!

Well, once again, it is so good to be back and stamping!! The new catalog is coming soon and that is always such a fun time....lots of changes this year which will bring some challenges to some of the projects I had planned, but I have decided to face it head-on :) Looking forward to the new stamping year!! I hope you will join me :) 'Til next time...............

Happy Stamping,

Laurie

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