Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stamp Club Card

This is the card I made for Stamp Club yesterday. The background is double embossing which I learned how to do on the Cuttlebug Challenge website. I love that technique! The punched edge is my new favorite border punch from Martha Stewart.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Blog Site

I started a new blog site to tell the stories and show photos of my ancestors. Thanks to Colleen and Shaunasee for the great idea! The first ancestor that I chose to spotlight is my great-great-grandfather, Ephraim George Holding. This is a photo of him standing on a spire of the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was the first electrician in Utah and installed all the electric lights in and on the temple and many large buildings and homes. This photograph is hanging in the South Visitor's Center on Temple Square. If you would like to read more about him you can go to Windows in Time.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Logan James is Born!

Julie had her baby last night! Logan James was born at 6:01 p.m. at St. Marks Hospitol. He weighs 6 lbs. 11 oz. and is 19 inches long. He is a cutie and we're very glad he got here safe and sound. I can't believe my baby has a baby! They are both doing great!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ATC Greeting Card

I decided to make a full size greeting card with one of the ATC's that I made for the class on Saturday. I added layers of cardstock and printed paper, ribbon, and pearls. The punched circle border is a Martha Stewart punch. I don't know why I go for pink so much lately!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Artist Trading Card Class

These are the ATC's that we made in the class I taught today at Stampin' Happy. We had a full class and it was lots of fun. These classes sure keep me on the ball in finding new ideas and techniques to try. I really enjoy doing it!

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Improvement Era

The other day I ran across an old Improvement Era magazine that my mom gave me many years ago. It is dated March 1955, which is my birth month. This is the magazine that the Church published before the current Ensign. It has been neat to read through it. There are articles by David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, and the incredible Hugh Nibley. There are Richard L. Evans' The Spoken Word messages from his weekly broadcasts with the Tabernacle Choir. This magazine has poems, recipes, and most incredibly- advertisements! Our current Church magazines have no advertisements at all. It is like a blast from the past to see these old ads!
Oh, Postum! How sad it is that they don't make it anymore! We drank this a lot when I was growing up and I still have been drinking it over the years. I have a little bit in the bottom of a jar which I have't wanted to use yet! Lucky Julie has a whole jar of it at her house! Apparently they still sell it in Canada, but I won't be going there any time soon!

Cars have come a long way since 1955!

Can't you just picture your mom wrapping your sandwich up in waxed paper? What would we do without good old ziplock sandwich bags these days?!

It's fun to look at the titles of those old TV shows.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Red Dress

About 13 years ago my oldest daughter, Amy starred in her high school production of Hello Dolly. She was so good in it that a lot of people thought that she was a professional that the school had brought in to perform with the students! Her voice was and is just amazing and I will never forget sitting in that auditorium watching her perform. I was SO proud of her.The number where she comes down the stairs singing in that beautiful red dress at the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant and then dances with all the guys was so terrific. That was a moment in my life I will never forget. A friend of hers actually bought the red dress from the school and gave it to Amy as a gift. She wore that dress a few more times over the years- singing in a couple of pageants and in a couple of plays at the Off Broadway Theater in Salt Lake City.

I made this collage for her and also reduced it and made a pendant. I gave them to her yesterday for her birthday. Yes, we have the same birthday! She was a wonderful present for me on my 23rd birthday. She is a wonderful person and I'm so glad she is my daughter. I love her very much!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Fabulous Award

Wow! I got my first blog award! What a nice birthday present! This is from Christine at her Change of Heart blog site. Thank you, Christine!
I am supposed to list 5 of my favorite things and pass the award on to 5 of my favorite bloggers.

My Favorite Things:
1. My wonderful Family
2. My dear friends
3. My Church
4. Books
5. Paper crafts

My Favorite Bloggers:
1. Jessica and The Howard Six blog- she is the one who inspired me to start a blog and told me it was really easy!
2. Sharon and her Clark Mills Family blog- she has such an inspirational site and has given me so many great ideas.
3. Keron and The ColourGuru blog- her art is amazing, the service and love she gives to so many others is incredible and it's good to read about things that are happening Down Under!
4. Becca and her Amazing Paper Grace blog- she makes some of the most beautiful cards you have ever seen and tells us the supplies she used and how she did it!
5. Rachel at Papercrafts by Rach blog- more remarkable cards to give us lots of inspiration!