Monday, June 18, 2012

Stuck Like Glue

Want to know what I did on my glue-fest?
I made scripture memory books.
As part of Mercy Triumphs, Beth Moore challenges us to memorize the book of James.
So I'm going to try.  
Anybody want to do it with me and keep me accountable?
For the record, I didn't start out thinking of cute ways to get these together.  
I did  know that a laminated sheet of white paper wasn't going to work for me.
I needed something that would fit in my purse. 
Not to mention that regular white paper would get sucked into the vortex of my desk over the next five months.

The original plan was a bundle of colorful index cards attached to a jump ring.
Then I spotted some chipboard books in the dollar bins at Michaels.
(I love the dollar bins at Michaels.)
A plan hatched.

For this project you will need:
chipboard books
scrapbook paper
(I started with this glue runner, but it ran out quickly, so I switched to what I had on hand--Mod Podge.  It worked.)
fine-grit sanding block or sandpaper
distressing ink, optional
I'd never worked with chipboard before, but thanks to Google, I've mastered it--at least the straight-edged kind.;)
 Chipboard for the Inexperienced:
1)Put lots of adhesive on your chipboard
2)Smooth paper on top.
3)Cut closely around the shape.
4)Sand the edges to give them a polished look.
If you use Mod-Podge, make sure your boards are dry before you try the sanding part; otherwise, your paper might tear.
The rest goes fast:

Print out your text; mine is in my favorite font, Traveling Typewriter.
Adhere it to the boards.

Ink it a bit if you like.
You know that verse about not letting your right hand know what your left hand is doing?  Well,this is a picture of my left hand trying to photograph what my right hand is doing.  Didn't work out, did it?
 Cover with a coat of Mod-Podge for protection.

Carry them with you wherever you go!
Some of you are probably thinking that my time would have been better spent working on my memorizing than making these books.
You could be right.:)
Yet, the extra effort, time, and beauty of these books convicts me to really use them.
Now I have to memorize James.

Next step: let the Word get in my heart
and stick like glue.
Be blessed  today,

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**As always, all pictures are property of dwelling in the house.**


  1. :) you are so cute!! Love your craft!

    Hope you had a great weekend and have a really great week!


  2. Ginger, this is such a cool idea. I would love to memorize James with you. I would want to make the books too though, and I think I will be way behind you by the time I could get to it. I will see if I can stop by Michaels and get some of the little books this evening. I have so much paper that needs to be put to use, this would be a very worthwhile way to do it. Accountability is a good thing. Thanks for the challenge. I will check back with you and let you know if I succeed or fail in getting this underway with everything else that is going on. Found your post at Made in a Day.

  3. These turned out beautifully! Good luck memorizing- I find the older I get, the harder it gets to do that!