Saturday, May 26, 2012

Not in Control Layout

This is something a little different for me. Scrapbooking something that doesn't include photos, and isn't trying to capture an event/moment.

I've followed Courtney Walsh for a while. She recently started what she calls Faith Fridays where she gives us a prompt to scrapbook about, and encourages us to create pieces that reflect where we are in our faith. This doesn't come naturally to me, but it's something I really wanted to try. This layout is actually for her very first prompt, which was from four weeks ago. I knew I wanted to create a layout for it, but have been wrestling with how I would do it. The prompt was this: Document Your Truth: your latest revelation, your latest word from God. The most recent thing you don't want to forget. Your ah-ha moment...

So I've been mulling this over in my mind for about a month. In the meantime, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out held an online crop this past weekend/week. One of their challenges was "In the NOW". We are supposed to document what is going on now, what we are delighting in now, and we were also challenged to make the layout without photos. Another of the SFTIO challenges was texture, to use at least two on the page.

This brings us to the actual project. One of the things that I constantly struggle with is being in control, and lately this has been especially true. Each of the frames on this layout contains a scripture that supports my truth, that I am not in control. They are great reminders, and promises for me to hold onto. In case you're wondering exactly what they are, these are the verses: Jeremiah 29:11, Matthew 28:20, Jeremiah 33:3, Joshua 1:9, 2 Corinthians 12:9, John 15:27, Isaiah 41:10, John 16:33.

Some of the frames were stamped onto kraft cardstock, cut out and then adhered to the layout, others were stamped directly onto the base piece.

For the texture portion of the challenge, I used some milepost shapes which I pressed into my black stamp pad to highlight the ridges. There's some grosgrain ribbon that is tied with May Arts twine on each of the tags. I also used some burlap ribbon to frame the layout.

This turned out a lot simpler than I thought it would, but I like how it emphasizes the overall message, and it was a project that I needed to do. It's a great reminder for me.

I hope that you have a great long weekend and get to do some extra crafting!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Cranberry, Black, and Kraft cardstock
Stamps: CTMH - Posterboard Alphabet, A Typeface, 10 Things, A Moment in Time; Unity - Frames in the House
Ink: Black
Other: CTMH - Milepost Shapes, Cranberry Grosgrain, Bonding Memories Adhesive; May Arts: Twine, Burlap Ribbon; 3L Dodz Adhesive; Tombow adhesive; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Pigma Micron Pen


  1. Ooooh, I LOVE this so much, Miriam!! I LOVE that you didn't use a photo and the stamped frames are amazing!!! Wow! I'm so happy you shared this! :)

  2. Wow, love this! I'm not big on picture-free layouts, but with a message like this, who needs pictures? I may need to make one like this to hang up at home. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. wow this is such an awesome idea and I totally love it...very creative are fabulous...

  4. I finally had a chance to visit your blog and it is great!! Happy to now be a follower!! See you on blog day!!!

  5. I love this Mir, thanks for sharing your heart in such a beautiful way.

  6. Wow this is beautiful Miriam. Happy you joined TAWS blog hop!