Friday, January 7, 2011

Journey

On Monday morning I was laying in bed at 0 dark 00 listening to Anton tell me about his Lego "Dark N Nader" for the 500th time with one eye open..... I have to watch when he takes the helmet off......... "look mommy now Dark N Nader is Skywalkers dad"  WOW that is amazing Anton .....really my mind was set on what I was going to do that day. 

 I am part of an amazing group of people over on the Papertrey Ink forum who are sending love, hugs, prayers, sunshine, you name it we are sending it to a wonderful young lady Katie.  Katie is an amazing young woman who really has so much courage and gives so much inspiration.  I knew I wanted to make a book/journal because we all need somewhere to write and why not make it pretty ... right??  So I was laying there thinking I know the stamp I want to use and I will need my BIA and I need my quality paper and I need o rings.   So out into the garage I go to start unpacking more boxes ...... I will not be denied!!!  Within minutes I had all my stuff and I started my day and would return later to start.   Later that day I read this post and then I knew I was on the right path....... the stamp I picked that morning was "JOURNEY" So I followed my heart, I only know Katie from her work and reading her blog, and this is what I came up with..............



I used the MS punch for the small butterfly and then both PTI dies for the larger 2

This is one of the tags for the inside pocket


More tags

 In the back I made a pocket and put some cardstock I cut with the spiral notebook page
in Fine Linen ..........

So that is it ........ I hope it brings a smile to Katie's face.  It was for sure made with love and hope that this will all be okay!!!

Have A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!

22 comments:

Lindsay said...

How fun Sue Ann! I love the masculine feel of it and those tags are fantastic!

Kara said...

how beautiful and thoughtful is this.....gave me chills sue ann.....awesome:)

Liz said...

Amazingly beautiful.

Amy said...

Do you know what? You need to post more often! I love your work! This notebook is exceptional and so very thoughtful! I'm soo soo sure that she will love it and it will make her day to receive this!

On another note. Yeah, more unpacking!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a thoughtful gift, Sue Ann. It's beautiful. I'm sure she loves it.

Melissa said...

This is so special, I love all the details you added. I'm sure she will love it! And I need you to teach me how to use my BIA!

Dana said...

Oh Sue Ann, you have a knack for really knowing someone through nothing more than their blog. This is the most lovely thing I've seen all day. Your loving, kind spirit shows in your thoughtfulness and I just KNOW it will make Katie smile.
Those tags are nothing short of INSPIRED.

Noora said...

Sue Ann, you are one amazing lady! what a gift! so touchy and thoughtful, I have no doubt in my mind that she will love it and charish it!!

Terri said...

What a wonderful thing to make for her. I bet she will love it!

Kristii said...

Wow!!! What an awesome gift!!!! What a ray of sunshine for Katie!!! I'm sure she'll love it!!!!

Laurie said...

WOW!!! You are one sweet gal! You have the biggest heart!! These projects are amazing and I can tell you put alot of work into them! I know she will love them!

Jen Carter said...

Sue Ann, this is just beautiful and so heartfelt! You put so much love and thought into this and it shines through! I love the splash of blue on the butterflies!! It is like it signifies hope during a hard time!

Denise said...

Sue Ann, you have a beautiful heart - it literally shines through the projects you create. I feel sure Katie will love this - it is exquisite.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my, this is just BEAUTIFUL! What a thoughtful gift for her. I'm sure it will brighten her day!

Rhonda said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the tags and the whisper sentiment. Kati will be blesssed.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so gorgeous Sue Ann, and I'm sure it will lift Katie's spirit!

christy compton hall said...

Oh this is wonderful. The papers are exquisite and they fit so perfectly with the photo of Katie that says 'girl version of my brother'. I'm loving you!

Sara Mac said...

What a wonderful journal Sue Ann. I'm so glad that you followed through with the idea that popped into your head. This is gorgeous and meaningful. I'm sure it will brighten Katie's day.

Heidi said...

Sue Ann this is a wonderful journal and I just want to give you a great big hug. It's beautiful and I know Katie will love it and appreciate you for making it.

Curt in Carmel said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes because of how thoughtful you are. I too have been reading Katie's story and have posted comments on each and every one of her posts for the past several days. My heart is just breaking for her and her family. She was kind enough to take the time and post a comment on my blog to thank me. I took that opportunity to ask for her address which she sweetly gave me. I too am working on something to send to her and her family. I relate to her sweet husband who is so involved in her care. I want to remember him too. Thanks for publishing this post, and thanks for being so incredible! Best, Curt

Katie Renz said...

Sue Ann,

I was so touched when you sent this to me. I treasure every second you poured into this beautiful journal just for me. I can't get over your generosity.

Its beautifully made and you might have already read my post, but it has been dedicated specifically to my chemo treatments. At this point, they are scheduled out to somewhere around 6 - 8 months. My goal is to take a picture of each and then do some journaling with it.

I will treasure it not for the journal itself but for the kind hands that created it.

Thank you so very much!

Sue Plote said...

Sue Ann - I'm late to the party, but just wanted to say that this journal is AMAZING! You are the one of the most thoughtful people on the forum, and I am glad to call you friend. I agree with a previous poster...post more often. You're amazing!