The New Project

I Really enjoyed reading all of the comments that came in regarding my new project and the little contest I am having!  I love winning prizes, but I really don't want to work to hard for them!
 I had eight people get close enough and I picked FOUR winners!!!!
I think my favorite comment was from Shaz in OZ, This would be a great blog post in itself, gosh I am happy to have such clever friends than make me look good!!!
Shaz wrote:
"My thought is a summary - you have ink bottles but no nibs, thread, but no needles, fabric glue but no fabric!! and conundrum that is what it is Ginny :D
Thread may not require needles nor may fabric glue require fabric, ink nibs etc (maybe paint anyway).. but you do have card..
I think knowing you, it is a gift first and foremost and possibly booklet format like a prayer journal 'cos looking at your list there are thoughts that are Bible orientated, colors with various thought association - like Teal and zeal"

I actually have two new projects, but I was only asking for one and I'll tell you who the winner(s) are in a minute  (building suspense I hope)

The first new project is I am reviving Maxam Made Studio.  The studio was my outlet to sell my cards and printed gifts, Card making supplies and book/journal making supplies.  By the Grace God I have been able to purchase premium supplies at really good prices, in turn I reflect those price in the goods I sell. I'm not trying to get rich, I am trying to promote The gospel, encouragement and rubberstamp art and keep myself in ink.  I've never wanted to sell from this blog.  This blog is for encouragement and art.  At one time I had a .com sight and it was a disaster, it was so unfriendly to operate, and shop from.  Steve Got sick, my mother got sick and I closed the website, Family came first.   This Week I felt the unction to give it a go again.  Right now I have it's face up and hopefully in the next week I will stock it.  For a sneak peek go here: Maxam Made Studio.

Now the next project which the contest was all about - and hopefully you are still awake and reading.  I wanted to do something I have never done before, something that was meaningful.  I wanted to make a chap book!  A chap book is a simple book, under 40 pages.  They are very popular in the letterpress trade and spotlight the printers craft.  They can be on any subject and usually in runs under 150 copies. 

 This is a simple chap book
Of course if you are going to make a book, you have to put something in it!
my idea all came together while I was counting supplies for my Studio shop.
I want to publish my book for my 54th birthday and send it to the people that have blessed my life - in just a little over a month, I want the book to be about me.  Does that sound vain?
My favorite book ( not the Bible - The Bible is no mere book, it is the living word of God )
Is Pilgrim's Progress.  It was the first book I read after I became a Christian and it so deeply impressed it's message into my thinking and spirituality, I will forever be thankful.
I have felt like the last 33 years of my life have also been a 'Pilgrim's  Progress".
So in a small short beautiful Chap book I wanted to publish the  Word that has gotten me from     there to here and then to where I am going.
I am going to make thirty copies, it is a huge first time endeavor, I've never done anything like this before! 
I have everything I need
a book to help me with the binding, cover papers, book pages, binding thread, glue
The cover will be a 110# Navy blue felt textured,                                                                                      the pages are a wonderful suede color 30# laid finish.
I have plenty of stamps, ink and embossing powders
I do still to select the verses I will be using, the "typesetting" and amount of copy.
So I've got about 45 days to do it!
Oh yeah, The prizes!!
Well Shaz gets one for being so clever,
Random . Steve picked numbers for me and they were:
2- Shelly Schmidt
3-Marilyn Mathis
7- Angelartistock
So Ladies if you would please email me at with your address and favorite Color I will send you a card making goodie kit - please tell me if you have a fav theme too!
Thnak you for stopping by and thank you for your support, it really means so much to me!
Ginny M
PS reading about chap books and Pilgrims Progress make for very interesting reading!! 
Just ask Mr. Google!


Marilyn Mathis said…
I sent my info but forgot to say that I have read a very old copy of Pilgrim's Progress and enjoyed it. I also have a copy of Bunyan's Christiana's Progress for devotional reading, the simplified version.
Such a fabulous idea, good luck with your newest endeavor! I am sure it will turn out beautiful!
ooer Ginny thank you for being nice about my comment which was bit cheeky, I thought perhaps afterwards :D
.. and wow fav. colour that is hard.. but think looking down at me just at mo it is mauve.. will email your addy..

So thank you dear friend, think this has been great fun.. love your idea too :D may our wonderful caring God and Father richly bless you in all your endeavours for Him, so agree with you on Pilgrims Progress. love Shaz in oz.x
Angelartistok said…
Awww.....thanks for picking me. Have fun with your Renewed venture. Pray some Love into your projects. You should have my address somewhere & I really should be sending you a card after receiving lovely ones from you. My go to themes are butterflies & flowers. Have a blessed weekend!
Angelartistok said…
Awww.....thanks for picking me. Have fun with your Renewed venture. Pray some Love into your projects. You should have my address somewhere & I really should be sending you a card after receiving lovely ones from you. My go to themes are butterflies & flowers. Have a blessed weekend!
Shelly Schmidt said…
How exciting to see my name as a chosen one : ) aka winner of your candy : ) I love flowers in the Spring- bad allergies- so enjoy them in pictures, I also enjoy Asian as you well know. I do not know Pilgrims Progress at all.... so will have to read up on it! Have a blessed day!
Tangela Brown said…
Congratulations to all the Winners! And I am so very proud of you Ginny! Can't wait to see the end results.

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