Tuesday, August 18, 2009

10 Journals Down ??? to go....

Can you guess what I have been doing? Journals, journals, journals everywhere. I have to confess that I am loving doing this. My sweet hubby went out and bought me 10 notebooks. They are spiral but how was he to know that I wanted composition books. He was so kind to take the lead and get me the notebooks that I could not resist making them, just this way. Because the front covers and back covers were of a lighter weight chip board I had to use four sheets of card stock for each book. I have been saving this Maud Humphrey calendar since 1999 to use on something special. I loved the prints so much. So I got out my handy exacto knife and began to cut. It hurt, a little to finally cut it apart but I believe the books will be a blessing to someone.
I have contacted the hospital where I got my mammogram last time and I am anxiously waiting for a call back. I think I am on the right track because I feel really "good" about this project. I am going to donate them to the hospital for patients who are struggling with cancer.





I want to put something on the inside to encourage them to write out their:

Favorite childhood memories,

Where they grew up ,

Who influenced their lives the most,

Favorite poem or saying,

Who their favorite movie star is,

Their Victories & struggles,
Anything to get them to express their thoughts and memories on to paper.

When someone is gone we loose so much of our family history/our linage. Do you have any suggestions on how to get this across in a simple way?
I would appreciate any help I can get...
Thank you so much for stopping in. Your comments are so appreciated...Sharon

23 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Sharon...your journals are gorgeous! You brought tears to my eyes! You are a beautiful soul and you are going to bring happiness to so many with your wonderful journals.

I think you're on the right track with the subjects for them to write about.

Hope your burn is better...big hugs to you sweet lady!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh I just love them!! Not sure how to make people write. I feel pushed if prompted too much but also getting ideas is hard too. Oh I'm no help! They are lovely and we do need to write things down. I'm 15 yrs older than my sister and I wrote down some of my favorite memories of her and when she was 24 she sat down and read them. SHe was ols enough to appreciate them. It is something we both treasure. These things are important.
Hugs, Lisa

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Sharon, my sweet friend, these journals are just beautiful!
What a lovely gesture that will help so many.
Maybe something like: Let your heart speak through your words...

I am so proud of you and know that you are helping so many...

Love,
Lynn♥

Coastal Sisters said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these journals. The images are wonderful! Great job Sharon!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Betty said...

This is so awesome of you Sharon. And they are so gorgeous too. What a great gift for someone who is facing challenges, and for their family. You have so inspired me to do something similiar. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

What a lovely gesture and just beautiful journals... You are doing a wonderful things with such a loving thought....

Jak Heath said...

These are wonderful Sharon, a few more ideas could be favorite food and candy, first sweetheart, favorite Toy, best friends name.
hope these help.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Sharon. Your journals are beautiful! You have a kind heart.
Thank you for sharing your photos.
Hugs, Sharon

Linda K. said...

Sharon, These journals are the best and will bless those that write in them. Bless your heart!

Linda

paru's_circle said...

an extremly kind gesture.. notebook journals are awesome

Nadine said...

Dear Sharon,

What beautiful journals and what a beautiful idea to give them away. I know that they will truly encourage & bless someone!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW, you do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.
xo

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Sharon- your work it truly inspiring. The journals are gogeous, and such a wonderful gift to those in need. I hope the prompting idea works. Your beadwork is spectacular. Thanks for visiting my blog and Julie's too.

Heidi said...

Beautiful notebooks! Bonne annèe means Happy new year:-) Heidi

Lori E said...

This is a great idea. I often save calendars because of the pictures.
You really make them something special.

Chari said...

Hello Sharon...

My friend, I'm so happy to have you join in with Sunday Favorites this week...welcome!!!

Wow...I think this is a fabulous idea...so very sweet and thoughtful!!! Your journals are absolutely gorgeous...I bet you did have fun making them!!! I love the art/pictures...and the embellishments that you used are so beautiful!!! You know...this is my very first visit to your blog and I really don't know you...but your sweet spirit and caring heart is easy to assess...just by the desire you have to be a blessing to these ladies with breast cancer!!! I am going to pray right now that the Lord will open the door for you to be able to place your beautiful journals in the hands of those in need!!! Thank you, Sharon!!!

And thank you, my friend...for linking up with Sunday Favorites today...I sure hope that you'll consider joining us again...maybe to include an update on how this project is going!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Those journals are fantastic and you are wonderful for thinking of this gift. I'm an 11-year cancer survivor ... was lucky ... everything was removed through surgery, so I didn't have to have any follow-up treatment. I kept a journal through the whole stuggle and I often refer to it for continued strength. I've also tried to share my experience with other cancer patients ... that is a part of what we must give back. These are just incredible. You have talent and are filled with good will.

Myrna said...

Your journals are so beautiful~what a wonderful blessing you are to the ladies. What a great idea that I'm going to store away...I love how God uses our talents to minister to others.

Barb said...

Oh i just love your journals, and yes, more images please!! That would be awesome.

and big thanks for the tip on the journals. I hope the one here has them too.

blessings,

barbara jean

Beth Norman said...

Hi Sharon,

I'm Beth, Marge's daughter. She gave me your link, and I must say 'wowzers' I'm very impressed. Mom said you did awesome beadwork, but I guess I didn't quite realize just how good you are until I came by. Holy smokes! I love to decorate journals too. These are darling, and you really got the steal!

Charmingdesigns said...

Your journals are just charming!! Laurie

carole said...
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carole said...

Hi Sharon;
I read the comment you left on Carol Anne's Boutique blog about her Give Away and I sent an e-mail to you.
Your creations are awesome!!!
Please let me know what you think after you have read my e-mail and let me know.
Thank you
peace
carole ann

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