Saturday, April 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop

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Whew!  I just made it!  I really wanted to finally enter the blog hop and decided to just sit down and do it.  The challenge this month was to use one of PTI's Timeless Templates.  (Click HERE for a list of all participants.)  I decided to use the Recipe Wrap-Up and turn it into a home for my prayer lists.  This a project that I have been meaning to do for awhile and am glad to have "finished."  (More explanation later)

Here are my inspirations: blog hop inspirations

I knew that I had to use that red fabric.  I picked it up as a fat quarter at Walmart a few weeks ago, but have been too chicken to use it.  Then I have my new favorite stamp set: Spots & Dots.  And my other colors would be Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides and Summer Sunrise.

Here are some panels that I made to go on the cover:blog hop font pieces

I cut some scrap cardstock to 2 3/4" by 3 1/4" then wrapped the fabric around and secured with FabriTac.  (I LOVE this stuff.  Once you get over the inital price and realize that it lasts forever, it's amazing.  Got mine at Ace Hardware, but have seen it at Walmart too.)

Here is  the finished cover.  As you can tell, I added a little bit more to the top panel.  Love the addition of Ocean Tides.  Then tied it up with some twine.  I am slowly becoming addicted to twine.

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A close up.  Not sure what else you can tell from this shot, but I like it.  So here it is. ;)

blog hop front close up

Then I needed some pockets.  Decided to stay with the theme from the front and make 3 with that yummy red fabric and three using Spots & Dots.  This time I inked around the second set with some Summer Sunrise.  (After doing so, really wished that I had done this to the cover panel too.  Of course it's already glued down tight.  Figures.)

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Here is the finished inside.  I love the alternation of colors.  It just makes me happy.

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Another "necessary" close up shot.

blog hop inside close up

And another...

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And another!  Actually these shots do  show how I stamped the PTI recipe  cards using the Recipe Box stamp set.  I was really worried about finding an ink to match the fabric.  Pure Poppy is more of a coordinating color than a match.  And since they're not touching at all, it works just fine for me.

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Now, this is not finished.  I would like each of the pockets to be for a specific prayer list.  I have ideas such as: Community/World, Friends, Family, Us, Church.  But thought since I might get a few visitors here tonight, I'd ask you for more ideas!  So if you have an idea for a prayer category, please leave me a comment. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

~Patti

Supplies

{Prayer Journal}

All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted  Stamps: Background Basics: Spots & Dots, Recipe Box  Ink: Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy & Summer Sunrise  Paper:  Select Cardstock, PTI's Recipe Cards  Patterned Fabric:  (This was a fat quarter that I got at Walmart.  It is from Quick Cuts, called "Red Assorted.")  Ribbon:  Ocean Tides Twill  Other: twine from Walmart

27 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Erin R said...

How amazing! Such a wonderful way to keep all prayers in one place.

ALLY said...

This is beautiful Patti! Love the colour scheme you chose!

Courtney Baker said...

This looks great. I love how you used the fabric.

And for the record I'm addicted to twine too.

Maureen L. said...

Great job on the hop challenge. I just love your color choices

Natasha said...

This is beautifully done! Beautiful colours too!

Ann said...

Its lovely and the colours are so different but co-ordinate perfectly.

Verda said...

Love the idea of the toppers on the cards. Nicely done.

Stampin' Pam said...

WONDERFUL project - lot of thought went into this thoughtful idea.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!

Nancy said...

Love it, so cheerful!!

Vicky said...

wow!! this is beautiful!!!

Terri E. said...

Love your fabrics and your use of fabric and color. You are too much fun!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Betsy V said...

Beautiful project!

Regan said...

amazing project, just perfect!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous.... loves the bold colors!

peggysue said...

Great job using fabric, I have never tried that. And i like how you matched all the colors. Community/world is a bit broad . . . do you have any missionaries you pray for? Missions could be one category.

Donelda said...

wow....I LOVE the design you created with that new set!! Nice project!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors you used.. I just got that stamp set.. so cant wait to PLAY! GREAT job!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

ljurecek said...

What an elegant project!

Marge said...

Elegant, gorgeous & great colors!!!

Lori said...

What a fabulous idea! I really like how you incorporated fabric into your design.

Ally said...

So pretty, especially with the fabric!

Dana said...

This is a lovely project! You will love using this each and eery time.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Great job. Love the colors, the fabric...love it all

Babies- Beth said...

Love the addition of the fabric, really gives it a more formal look- and your use of Spots and Dots is great too!