Sunday, October 25, 2009

Giving Thanks . . . in soft pink

Happy Sunday stampers! Its time for a new challenge from the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge blog. This week's hostess is Laurie! (a recent birthday girl) and the verse she has selected is I Chronicles 16:34 "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."

Our challenge is to make a card or project that expresses your thankfulness for someone or something they have done, or to make a card that encourages someone to be thankful.

And our sponsor this week is Rubber Stamp Shack. Be sure to check out the main blog here to catch a glimpse of what you might win. Also you don't want to miss seeing what the rest of the design team has created for this challenge, I think it gets better week after week!

My project uses one of the new notepads that Papertrey Ink just issued with their latest release. So handy for so many things! What you are seeing is the notebook cover, when you untie the ribbon on the side, it opens. My daughter is a faithful journaler as she reads her bible each morning. I watched her settle into her quiet time each morning before work when she was home from college this summer.

I know that one area in our lives that can always use a little encouragement is a reminder of what God has done for us, so I made her this little thankfulness journal/notepad so when she sits with her bible in the morning or goes to bed at night, she can jot down the precious gifts God has blessed her with that day or recently. I tried to make it as pretty and feminine as my lovely daughter is, and received a lot of inspiration from the Papertrey Ink designers and one in particular, Melissa Phillips. Check out her blog here.

We've had such rainy weather here lately, the photo is a bit dark, hard to get a good image when its all gray outside! We had one nice weather window this afternoon and took advantage of it to have a wonderful time at a local apple orchard. We came home with a half bushel of all different types of apples and three pumpkins.

The star is glitter covered chipboard, the scallops from a Martha Stewart punch on a shimmery vellum that overlays the music stamped BG. I used Tim Holtz antique linen ink for a soft, vintage look, not to mention DD is an elementary ed music major. The DP is from SU, but it matches perfectly with the blush ribbon from PTI.

The chiffon flower is handmade, there was a great tutorial on Priscialla Styles blog a bit over a month ago, you'll find the instructions here. I dyed the chiffon with Pink Pirouette ink and because the chiffon is so light and airy, you get a lighter shade of color when you dye it so again, it matches the ribbon nicely. A nice trick is to edge the chiffon with a bit of stickles for some extra shimmer, I think I used lacy white (?) stickles on this flower. I have two strips of PTI white velvet ribbon there as well, some pearls and a sentiment and some flourishes from the Stampin' Up set Elegant Notes. The little border around the pink paper is from a new PTI set, Take Note, helps frame things nicely. Thanks for looking and we hope you get a chance to participate in this week's challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

23 comments:

Davi said...

Peggysue, This is just lovely lovely!! So soft and feminine. Your daughter will feel quite blessed Im sure to journal in such a beautiful book and to be reminded of your love for her. You obviously have shown her Christ by your example. blessings

Gina said...

This is so pretty, I love how feminine it is. What a great story about your daughter too.

Candace said...

This is such a beautiful journal for your daughter. I love that it is so feminine and pretty. Have a great day!

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous! Those little notebooks are addicting arent they?

Kathy Winter said...

This is very beautiful Peggysue!! I love it.

Kristine said...

What a beautiful gift for your lovely daughter! I'm sure she LOOOVEd this and will put it to good use in her quiet times. That's so neat that your daughter is doing that on her own. My 10 yr. old reads her Bible before bed w/o me prompting her...it's awesome that she wants to do that and is in the habit--it's def. a good habit to have! Your DP and Nesties and ribbon-it's so soft and pretty. Great job!

Kristine said...

I KNEW I saw that chiffon rose tutorial there! LOL ... that is soo pretty, I love it in pink!! I don't have any chiffon to use, but loved that tutorial so I will try it someday :)

Dell said...

This is beautiful with a beautiful verse as well!

Leah said...

Very pretty, I am sure she will treasure it:)

Belinda said...

Lovely! I bet your daughter will love it!

Pamela said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

Randi said...

I have seen these little notepads on the web and they are darling. Yours is stunning, so feminine and frilly. Everything a DD need to keep track of blessings.

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh my...your chiffon flower is just beautiful! It goes perfectly with your sweet, feminine journal you created for your daughter. What a wonderful idea, and how special that it is coming from Mom...I'm sure she will be thrilled to receive it! Such a stunning project overall!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you on Saturday for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting. You don't want to miss it...EVERY participant will be a winner!!

Marge said...

This is totally soft & sweet - LOVE it too!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Peggysue! I love your creation with your 3-D flower! It has such a nice, soft, vintagey, feminine touch! Thanks you so much for playing in the week's Just Us Girls 3-D challenge! I hope you join us next week for more fun-Kristin has something special to share with all that play! :)

Babies- Beth said...

Love the feminine colors, here! Just beautiful!

Stampin' Pam said...

Peggy Sue this is quite lovely.You reminded me of how important it is to be grateful for our many blessings so I am going to make my daughters one of these "grateful" journals for their stockings.... Yours is quite soft, feminine and pretty. Love your flower - have to check out that technique myself.
Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new WILD CARD challenge.

Stampin' Pam said...

Peggy Sue this is quite lovely.You reminded me of how important it is to be grateful for our many blessings so I am going to make my daughters one of these "grateful" journals for their stockings.... Yours is quite soft, feminine and pretty. Love your flower - have to check out that technique myself.
Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new WILD CARD challenge.

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is BEAUTIFUL!! Your DD is gonna LOVE it.. that handmade flower is darling.. I am gonna peek at the link you shared for instructions NOW! :)
Have a GREAT day!!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty and delicate. What a lovely way to show someone appreciation!

Stephanie said...

so so pretty, Peggysue - love the shabby chic look :)

Helen said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the soft look it has. Your daughter is going to love it!!!
Blessings!
~H

Tracey Cuccia said...

Oh my stars PeggySue -- I LOVE this to pieces!! What a sweet gift for your DD...I bet she loves it :)