Tuesday, June 15, 2010

He Carries Me

Hello!  Before I share my latest Scrap That Poetry layout, I have a gripe.  I live in central Wyoming (aka middle of nowhere).  Our mail generally goes through Denver before coming to us.  We recently moved across town and I forgot to send my new address to the fabulous Lisa at Scrapbook Circle (the kit club).  She was great when I panicked that my box was going to the wrong address - thanks for your help, Lisa!  Anyway, it was too late to send it straight to me, so I waited patiently for my box to be forwarded.  After a week and a half, I finally called the post office.  My box came to Riverton, had to go back to Denver for forwarding processing, and then had to come back to Riverton.  How is that efficient?  It took almost two weeks to get my goodies!  But I was thrilled that the box finally arrived the day I was making my STP layout and I had a great time digging into the kit to make this:

Our new challenge poem is "Footprints in the Sand".  I'm one of those people who tries to take on too much by myself, and I often don't rely on the help of others when I should.  This poem has always been a great reminder to me that I have my Savior to depend on, as well as others He sends in His place. I wanted my layout to be a simple statement of testimony, so I used a single photo, subdued colors, minimal embellishments, and a simple title. 

Speaking of the title, I've been meaning to stitch one for a long time, and this was the perfect layout to try the technique on!  I simply put alpha stickers down, lightly traced them, removed them, then stitched on my pencil lines.  I love the look! 

I also stitched the center of my flowers and the banner.  I used the clocks from the Scrapbook Circle kit, cut in half, to make the bunting.  They represent how He is there for me at all times.  Oh my goodness, and I LOVED the tape in the kit!  That houndstooth strip is Pink Paislee artisan tape - I want more!

We would love to see you play along with us!  Whether you scrap beach photos or something very personal like many of the design team members did, there is a take on this poem for everyone.  Have a wonderful day! Tessa


  1. I agree with Karen. Beautiful x

  2. The mailman suprised me today ;)
    Got your flowers!
    Wow, they look great.
    Thanks again.
    Did some advertising on my blog:
    Greetings from Holland.

  3. I love that title more every time I look at it. It's perfect.

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee that photo, the stitched title!! Just wow!!!! I'm sorry that your package took so long...but at least U got it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Sorry your kit took so long to get there. Things are all updated for next month. :) I LOVE the banner made out of the clocks. Such a fantastic idea.


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