Saturday, June 28, 2008

Good Stuff...

I wanted to share a mini book that was made by the sweetest lady--my friend, Phyllis Merrell...Phyllis shared this with me and I wanted to pass the idea on to you all. She made several of these prayer books for her and her friends at church. It is compact enough to carry around in her purse, and she uses it whenever she can take the time out of her day to pray...
It is filled with lovely quotes and scriptures, and the whole thing is made using the Making Memories journaling spots...
A great tip I learned from Phyllis is simply twisting the metal out of the holes at the top of the notebook--and when you get your pages situated the way you want them, you simply twist the wire right back into the holes. She demonstrated it for me, and it was quite simple!
She keeps empty cards inside the back cover of the notebook, and writes the names of people on the cards as they are needed. She then tucks the names of the people in her prayer circle into the back of the book, and prays for them...
Thank you for sharing this absolutely beautiful book, Phyllis! I'm happy to call you my friend--and I love your inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration, I picked these 1974 papers up the other day and I can't wait to use them!
And this is the second purchase from this gal on etsy. Love her work--you should check her out!

And last but certainly not least, if you are local, you NEED to check out Cord Camera in N. Olmsted this weekend. They have a massive amount of clearance stuff--and it is all an additional 25% off the lowest price until this Sunday. CRAZY!! I got the American Crafts Rub on books (Remarks) for $1.50!! I spent a fun evening there scrapping with friends and I told them I'd come home and blog about it tonight (hello Patty and April!). Be sure to check it out--the sale ends on Sunday...

I also wanted to scream a huge THANK YOU to everyone who turned out to the garage sale on Wednesday night and Thursday. I have never, ever seen anything like the crazy amount of people we had in our development (there was actually a police car directing traffic at the top of our street!) Needless to say, I was almost wiped out entirely and didn't even open today. Thanks so much for stopping by and telling me you read the blog! I was really touched by your comments and support, and it means a lot that you said hello...

And to those of you who missed this garage sale, do not fret! There is another one in the works, and the details will be posted soon, I promise! I will not be renting out the clubhouse as I did last year (sorry--I'll be on vacation), but I will hold another garage sale in August (along with several other neighbors who did not participate this time around) and I'll post more when there are details...

Enjoy your Saturday everyone!

10 comments:

Ryzmomplus2 said...

What a great idea that mini is, and so cute! Need that etsy site??? Glad the sale was a success!!!

Haberdawoman said...

Hello there! I LOVE reading your blog, you always have such wonderful ideas to shere with us and always keep it fresh. Thank you for the work you put in :D

jamie said...

so great to hear from you and that you are still kicking after your wicked crazy garage sale! you have been missed in the blog-o-sphere world.
that mini is adorable...will peruse it more later...in the midst of finishing this crazy dt application for someone i know!!!
so glad your week was a success...and will we see any of those p/p in a future kit? hmm...

Valerie said...

Of course Phyllis Merrell did that mini! She is an amazing woman! A great blog as usual, Trish! Keep it going!

Ady said...

what a wonderful little mini... Thank you, Thank you for my RAK. I loved every single thing in it... You are amazing...

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Hey Trish! I'm so glad that your garage sale was a success! Love the inspirational mini album and I wish I lived close by so I can visit Cord Camera, too... BTW, I gave Ady her b-day gift early because I just couldn't wait. She loved it! LOL! HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Pmerr said:
Thanks, Trish, you are so kind. I appreciate you sharing the Mini. www.robinsweb.com/inspiration/god_says.html is one of the websites where the quotes can be found. Also, you can add pictures of your family/loved ones on the mini pages.Trish has caused me to fall in love with Noteworthy items.

Libby said...

Good stuff, indeed. Thank you SOOO much for the inspiration and ideas! I read your blog everyday and look forward to the projects and ideas you provoke. Your dedication and hard work is very much appreciated!

Scrapper Mom said...

That's a great mini! I am loving your blog :)

Janet said...

Love the idea of the little book made from journaling spots! Awesome project...TFS!