Last week I had the 1st part of my laser surgery at the dentist and it went pretty well. But this weekend while I was cleaning my teeth I exposed a root and it really HURTS! Yesterday I went back to the dentist to see if he could help and he did his stuff but it was still hurting. So I stopped off at the library and bought myself a couple of used books ($1-$2 each) to play with.
You see, I have been wanting to make myself a "pretty" book to keep my weekly Bible studies in and I figured today was as good as any to get started on it. I have always been one of those people that likes to be creative (if I can) when I am hurting. It kinda takes my mind off of it and usually I feel much better when I am through. Today I thought I'd show yo what I did with my used library book. . .
The cover has one of my favorite verses - it was a memory verse of mine in Sunday school when I was about 10 years old. It is Psalm 119:11 "I have treasured your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You". I figured this was a great verse for this type of book!
This is what my book looked like when I started - it was a hardbound cookbook
I took all of the pages out
I did my "magic" and added a 3-ring binder mechanism.
Then I added all of my notes from my studies and my church bulletins (I keep them all in sleeve protectors)
This is the back of the book - pretty plain and simple.
and this is the spine - I added a cross and some charms and even a rusty washer I did some metal stamping on.
I bought those charms with Jesus on them a couple of years ago while on a shopping trip with my friends Judie and Ann. I didn't know what I was going to do with them when I bought them but they were PERFECT for this project! The cross was left over from a rosary I bought at Goodwill for the beads. I needed the beads for a class but I kept the cross.
This book was my inspiration book. It is an Art Journal that I made as a class sample (this class will be taught in Jan - I know some of you have already signed up for it)
It started off as a used library book (The DaVinci Code) too!
I'm not gonna show you everything in the art journal but here is the opening page. . .
and another page. . .
I guess the creative bug is running wild in our house this week. . .
Look at these crazy beaded spiders my Mom made on Monday. She has joined a seniors group and is taking all kinds of fun classes (yoga, a book club, line dancing) and now a beading class! This is amazing if you know my Mom - she doesn't usually join "groups" and doesn't believe she is creative at all!
But look at that smile on her face - she is really happy with her spiders!!!
Well, I guess I need to get busy I have one more Halloween costume to get made for my Monkey. And sitting here is NOT getting that done!
I hope you all have a GREAT DAY - try creating something for yourself this week - it'll put a smile on your face!
Till we meet again. . .