Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I love happy memories!

I was looking through a box that contains quotes, thoughts, pictures, letters, and such items  that bring back memories for me.  This box of items is something that I want to keep forever.  Anyway,  I came across this quote and it made me smile.  It brought back a great memory.  I love happy memories!Winnie-the-Pooh-and-Christopher-Robin-winnie-the-pooh-6512104-500-340

"Promise you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
Christopher Robin to Pooh


Friday, June 17, 2011

Favorite things Friday…creating cards!

One of my most favorite things is ….


creating cards!

One my most favorite things is creating cards.  I love it.  I love to create new cards and send them to people that I simply adore.  The card that is featured above is one of my most favorite ones.  I happen to be in Zuchars and noticed these adorable mini cupcake liners.  I had to have them.  I knew that I needed to create something with them…Viola!!  This is what I ended up with…it makes the cupcake 3D. 0326111201-01

0326111201-00For the frosting, I found some of this “bumpy” ribbon from Joann's.  I knew that it would be the perfect texture to complete my cupcake card.  The problem is…it doesn’t fit in an envelope.  I guess, it will be one that has to accompany a package.  :D

Yes, I do have a passion for making cards.  I love it and wanted to share it on my Favorite Things Friday post. 

Happy Friday!!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

It is almost like popcorn.

49105main_popcorn I will admit that I don’t like asking people for help. It really don’t matter what it is…I just can’t ask for it. I don’t like to bother people or put any undo stress on them. If I can’t do it myself…I just won’t do it. I know that this is a huge weakness for me. I am sure that there are people in my life that would love to help and would often say “yes” if I were to ask. In fact, my mom is one of those types of people. She would do anything for anyone. Why am I sharing this with you…I want to share an incredible milestone in my life. I asked for help. Would you like to hear the story…then, read on…

I was sitting in Stake Conference on Sunday afternoon. The speakers were exceptionally great and the Spirit was incredibly strong. I was taking notes on promptings that I was receiving. During one of the rest hymns, a thought popped into my mind. It was so vivid and it was an answer to one of my prayers. We, as a Stake Young Women’s Presidency, challenged our young women and our leaders to read the entire Book of Mormon before YW camp. They have had approximately 10 months to complete this challenge. Along with that challenge, we encouraged them to finish the Virtue Value. Our Stake Presidency took the challenge and on Sunday they wore gold ties to show that they had completed this particular value. They bore testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and power that has come into their lives as the completed both of these challenges. As I sat in the congregation, I felt an overwhelming love for the young women in our stake. I know that if they will read the Book of Mormon and complete the Virtue Value, their lives will be blessed.

I have been thinking of what we could do for our young women who have completed these two challenges.  This is where the thought popped into my mind.  I would say it was like popcorn.  It started with a little kernel.  The kernel represented the thought of doing something for our young women.  As I listened to the spirit (apply some heat) and by the end of the meeting the plan was set into motion.  Hence…the popcorn is now fully popped.  But of course, I needed some help.  Kind of like adding a little bit of butter and salt to the popcorn…or in my case….my favorite… Hot Tamales.

OK…this is where the milestone in my life happened.  I knew who I needed to help me accomplish this project…Bobbi…someone to help me add those delicious flavorings to the popcorn.  The thing is I don’t know her.  I just happened to come upon her blog one day and absolutely loved it.  So…with all of the courage that I could come up with…I wrote her and email asking for her help with this project.  She sent me back a response, …”I will could be thrilled…”  I can’t share with you any of the other details because camp hasn’t arrived and I want it to be a surprise.  But…I will share ALL of the information after July 26th.  You can check back and find out more information. 

The popcorn is now furnished with all of its delicious toppings and is waiting to be eaten by those sweet young women in my stake.  I love it when the Spirit “pops” into my heart and directs me in the ways that I need to go.