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Saturday, February 2, 2013

I made this for my sweet kindergarten daughter. It can be found in the template gallery. Why not learn to read reading that which will boost self esteem? Nothing like positive affirmations to start the day while eating breakfast!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Introducing Project Monson

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Twice a year we have a General Conference where our church leaders, men and women, talk about topics that will bless our lives. The messages are Christ-centered and inspiring to all. Every conference I try to take something in the messages and apply it to my life. I use Heritage Makers products to make something for the wall so I have a daily reminder. This year I had a fun idea. President Thomas S. Monson is so inspiring. His life is filled with experiences where he has listened and acted on promptings he has had. By acting on these promptings to help and serve others he has richly blessed their lives (and his). Here is an example, Full Talk Click Here:

  • As Sister Monson and I were driving home after visiting friends, I felt impressed that we should go into town—a drive of many miles—to pay a visit to an elderly widow who had once lived in our ward. Her name was Zella Thomas. At the time, she was a resident in a care center. That early afternoon we found her to be extremely frail but lying peacefully on her bed.
    Zella had long been blind, but she recognized our voices immediately. She asked if I might give her a blessing, adding that she was prepared to die if the Lord wanted her to return home. There was a sweet, peaceful spirit in the room, and all of us knew that her remaining time in mortality would be brief. Zella took me by the hand and said that she had prayed fervently that I would come to see her and provide her a blessing. I told her that we had come because of direct inspiration from our Heavenly Father. I kissed her on the forehead, knowing that I perhaps would not again see her in mortality. Such proved to be the case, for she passed away the following day. To have been able to provide some comfort and peace to our sweet Zella was a blessing to her and to me.

For Project Monson (to try to become a little more like President Thomas S. Monson) I will dedicate the next 6 months (at least) to trying to be more observant to other's needs. I will act on my feelings and reflect and record these in a Heritage Makers book that I have titled: "Project Monson". The book might be months, or years to complete, but that is the good thing about Heritage Makers you can create as you go.

The reward: I love to help others. I think this will be good for me and provide me a positive perspective each day. I will be a good example to my children and involve them in it as well as my husband.

The quote from conference that I have chosen to make into a metal print for my wall is by Linda BURTON (President of the General Relief Society) Click here for her talk:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I have been sitting in this chair since Heritage Makers released the new products! Addicted. What iphone case should I make for October? Help! (I created them both from scratch, no template.) Create your own account and give it a try on my website

Monday, September 17, 2012

Soccer Canvas! Love!

Have you recently taken a photo that makes you smile? What about a photo you took years ago that is in the bottom of a box somewhere? Here are 3 photos of my 13-year-old that makes me smile and one I recently made into a Heritage Makers project so I can celebrate these moments and how far he's come!

At least one of these precious photos are on my wall making me smile every day.....  Sport Wrapped Canvas for my son's room (8x20 size, $60 Bronze Club HM price)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

12x12 Wrapped Canvas

Last project I made for my son's room, but my husband took it to work to hang in his office.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrate Photos.... Publish STORYBOOKS

If you are like me you like to take a lot of photos. But what do you DO with them? Will your children ever see what a great parent you were when you took them to the park, beach, etc? Are you like most people who do nothing with their photos? I had this problem. There I would be snapping photos digitally and wondering WHAT I was going to do with them. Then I discovered I could use Heritage Makers online studio to create a yearly FAMILY ALBUM. I have created one for every year since 2003. They are priceless. I do a spread like this weekly or monthly depending on my mood. Lately I have been doing a photo a day to document my 2012 year but that is another story...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Interview your loved ones.

Have you ever taken the time to sit down with a parent or grandparent and interview them about their life? Heritage Makers makes it easy with a print-out called "story maps" that are available to everyone for free. I have used these story maps to interview my grandpa, grandmother, both parents, and my father-in-law. The questionnaire takes about 45 min. on average and the information is priceless. You might think you know your parents but you soon discover there is so much you didn't know. Once you have the information you can then make a life story book that highlights the important things you learned from the interview. See example.