Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Will Be Here

Alby says, KAYA!

When I saw this month’s challenge, I immediately thought of “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman. I first heard the song when I was in college more than a decade ago. I fell in love with it, and with Steven Curtis Chapman (I fantasized marrying the guy!). Several years later, the song meant more to me than it did when I first heard it, specially after Ariel sang it (attempted to, actually, since he wasn’t able to finish when his voice cracked with emotion) during our wedding reception. The song sums up our wedding vows that we made not just to each other but also to the God of love who brought us together. The song was part of the album “Live Adventure” released in 1993 that won Steven Curtis Chapman his second Grammy award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. It was recently revived in a very soulful rendition by Gary Valenciano, but for me, nothing beats the original.

Listen to it here. When you clck the link, it will take you to the Live Adventure album. Just click on the forward button of the player on the right side of the page until you reach song number 12 to play I Will Be Here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear
I will be here
If in the dark, we lose sight of love
Hold my hand, and have no fear
'Cause I will be here

I will be here
When you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind
I will listen
And I will be here
When the laughter turns to cryin'
Through the winning, losing and trying
We'll be together
I will be here

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the future is unclear
I will be here
Just as sure as seasons were made for change
Our lifetimes were made for these years
So I will be here

I will be here
And you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older
I will hold you
And I will be here
To watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you are to me
I will be here

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the sun does not appear
I will be hereOh, I will be here.

What I did:
I really wanted to use the complete song lyrics and there’s no way I can do that nicely with my own handwriting. So I decided to type it and print the song on vellum, which I layered with a patterned paper. Instead of using vellum adhesive, I decided to machine stitch the vellum on the patterned paper. I cut some patterns from one of the papers and used them as page embellishments. I inked the edges of all the papers - I tend to do this all the time. I also layered flowers on top of the big flower pattern and sewed a button on the flowers.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers – Webster’s Pages (Your Life. Beautiful line – Love Note, Brown Polka Dot, Orange You Beautiful); Alpha Stickers – Scenic Route; Alpha Chipboard – Making Memories; Word Sticker – K&Co.; Chipboard Label – Prima; Ribbon – Making Memories; Flowers – Prima; Ink – VersaMagic, VersaMark, VersaFine; Embossing Powder – Ranger; Adhesives – UHU, Glue Dots, Fiskars Foam Adhesive; Rubber Stamp – Hero Arts; Vellum; Button; Thread; MS Word; LoosieScript Font

About Me:
Hi I'm Alby! I'm married to my hubby Ariel. My mojo has just gotten back from a long vacation, just in time to complete my entry to Kaya 22. I have a blog that I haven't really updated regularly, but you might want to check in once in a while to see if something's up.


CaysCreation said...

Beautiful page and beautiful song!

Alby said...

Thanks! :D

Mei Ann Guerrero said...

How can a girl not fall in love with a guy who can give justice to this song? This is really a beautiful song and your LO is just as beautiful. Cheers!

CHING said...

Lovely layout!!!

Susie said...

I love the song too....nice LO!

Alby said...

Thanks ladies! Nakaka-in-love talaga ang song na ito. Because of this challenge, I've been singing the song all weekend. :D

CraftFairy said...

I love how you used sheet music for your embellies. Bagay na bagay! Beautiful LO. TFS, Alby!

tnapay said...

sweet, sweet page alby. :)

marking said...

Gosh Alby, its so nakakakilig!

Lee i. said...

love all the cutout deails at ang sweet ng photo na yan ha. i'm sure it also happens on real life. inggit...

janis said...

yup, tama si lee, sweet ng photo niyo!!! great LO!!!

Alby said...

Sisters, thanks for the sweet comments. :D

Candy said...

Alby!!! Nakakain-love naman si Ariel mo!!! Haaaay. Ganyan ang panaginip ko noon, kakantahan ako ng mapapangasawa ko. Instead, I got someone tone-deaf!!!(Peace, Arn!) Tingnan mo naman ang tadhana!!! Buti na lang, sa akin nagmana si Galo!