Sunday, April 5, 2015

Family History Can Be Fun

Recently I attended a family history retreat at the Heber House in Utah. The classes were taught by Crystal Beutler, family history guru and  owner of the Heber house and Rhonna Farrer of Rhonna Designs. (They also taught at rootstech this year.) The main focus was how to do family history research on the go from your phone, but I learned so much more than that. I made some new friends and was really inspired to make more time for family history research, personal journaling and more.

So I am ready to breathe life back into this blog.  I'm excited to share my design adventures and inspiration here, and of course family history discoveries!

Speaking of, check out this gem! This is a photo of my Granny Bill that I had never seen before that I found on Family Search.

This week I am going to teach a class to the ladies at my church, entitled "Using Technology for Good". Part of this class will be to share the family history apps I learned about at the retreat. I  will also share info on some great apps for taking photos on your phone. Check back I'll save a link to the slideshow here when I've got it all buttoned up.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Logo design for Chez Lash Company

Here is a sneak peak of a new logo I just finished up for Chez Lash Co. They are a Utah company that train students in lash extensions and sell all the products for it.  I am currently working on a new design for their website as well. Chez the owner has been so fun to work with. She has so much energy it is contagious. I can't wait to see it all come together. I 'll share more after all the rebranding is finished.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Halloween Crow Paper for Digital Scrapbooking

Halloween is drawing near. Add some not so scary panache to 
your halloween photos with this free downloadable digital paper. 

Here is the paper with out photos:

Here I added some fun photos from a few years ago of my
 husband and I dressed up as Star Wars characters.

Happy Halloween to you.

Last year I made a printable Vintage Witch Halloween Tag 
you might like to attach to a treat.

Looking for more free Halloween printables?
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* This free download is for personal use only. This means that it is not to be used for any kind of commercial project. Please contact me if you would like to my graphics for a commercial project.

I love to see what you make – so please leave a comment if you want to share & I will visit your blog.

This isn’t required, I just like to see my designs in use.

If you would like to tell someone else about this paper I"ve designed, please direct them to this blog post. 

Do not give away my images, and since they are just for your personal use, Please do not sell them to others.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Vintage Sign Restoration Project

Last week I discovered a lovely shabby chic home interior store in Provo, Utah called Brambles. I have no idea how I've  never made it in before but I'm glad my mother-in-law encouraged encouraged me to drop in. (Thanks Chyrl.)
While I was in there I noticed a great vintage real estate sign that Lisa, the owner of the shop recently picked up. She asked to me to restore it and I had a great time doing it.

The sign had been used a few times over. The last person in possession of the sign blacked out the letters with black ink.

Here is the before and after.

The bottom photo shows a close up of the drippy black ink that covered the letters before I restored it.

The top photo shows how it looked when I finished it.

What do you think?

If you are a local to Provo head over to Brambles, you'll be happy you did.
 I am working on some other 
fun projects that will be for sale there very soon. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Family Meal Plan Printable

Eating together as a family makes us smarter and happier.

"Sitting down to a meal together draws a line around us," says Miriam Weinstein, author of The Surprising Power of Family Meals. "It encloses us and, for a brief time, strengthens the bonds that connect us with other members of our self-defined clan, shutting out the rest of the world."

• 19% of teens who have fewer than three family dinners per week report that there is a great deal of tension or stress between family members, compared to 7% of teens who have at least five family dinners per week.

• More mealtime at home was the single strongest factor in better achievement scores and fewer behavioral problems in children all ages. More meals at home also resulted in less obesity.

For more facts about the great things that happen when we make time to eat together check out,

I know this is important so I decided to make a Weekly Family Meal Plan Chart printable. I am going to try this format for a week and see how it goes.

Let me know what you think. You can right click on the image above and save it, then print!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back Stage

Outdoor concerts are the best. 

That's what summer is all about. I headed over to Stanford's Laurence Frost Amphitheater to see a few bands last week. I was really excited to see my bro-in-laws band, Eyes Lips Eyes open for Modest Mouse. The show kicked off with Benjamin Francis Leftwhich and then Eyes Lips Eyes took the stage. I actually got to go back stage while Modest Mouse played, which was rad. 

I guess the description in my above photo should say back stage with Tony Hello from Eyes Lips Eyes, while Modest Mouse is playing, but it didn't look as good.

Here is a dancing tree getting the crowd excited in the back ground. 
The tree is Stanfords unofficial mascot which is a member of the Stanford Band. 

Modest Mouse crate.

Anyway it was super fun and I will make the above design available for download soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Logo for Pearls with Purpose

Here is a new logo I just designed for a great non-profit organization.

The Mission of Pearls With Purpose Foundation is to improve the living conditions in third world countries while helping women accessorize  with genuine handmade jewelry at amazingly affordable prices.

You can find out more about them here.