Census Indexing

I’m a genealogy fanatic! I love it and have been researching my family history for more than fifteen years.  More than ten years ago I started giving genealogy lectures.   In fact, this fall I’m directing the Kentuckiana Family Research Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  FamilySearch is cosponsoring the event and we will have speakers from the Louisville Genealogical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, the Louisville Free Public Library and others.

A couple of weeks ago FamilySearch Indexing set a goal to index 5 million records in one 24 hour period.  They not only reached that goal, they doubled it, indexing over 10 million records with the help of over 46,000 volunteer researchers of which I was one.  Yay, us!  If you want to help index you can try it out here.

reason to smile thank you card

Reason to Smile Catalog CASE

reason to smile thank you card This clean and simple thank you card was created with the Reason to Smile stamp set that’s only $5 this month with a $50 product purchase.

CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”.  The butterfly card on page 92 of the current Stampin’ Up! catalog inspired this card.

reason to smile thank you card detail

The rhinestone flower centers add a special touch without making the card fussy.  And the Labels Collection Framelit die cut is perfect for a quick card front.

reason to smile thank you card interior

Adding another Label Collection Framelits die cut to the inside of the card gives you a place to write your note and adds coordination to the design.  I could have stamped something in the interior but I decided to keep it simple.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Reason to Smile w’ #131274 c- 131275
Ink: Tangerine Tango #126146, Basic Black #126980, Baja Breeze #126960, Rose Red #126954
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045
Extras:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Rhinestone Basic  Jewels #119246
Reason to Smile Stamp Set Special This is a great set for only $5 with a $50 product order.  Do you need to stock up on adhesive, need some ribbon or other fun accessories?  Place your order now and get the Reason to Smile stamp set for $5.

moving forward bike hello friend card

Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward

moving forward bike hello friend card This year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set is Moving Forward.  It’s our way of making a difference.  When you purchase this year’s exclusive stamp set, $3.00 is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

moving forward bike hello friend card detail

I love the crisp, playful designs and versitility of this set.  I used the wonderful patterns and colors – Tangerine Tango & Pacific Point – of the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper.  To get the zig zag pattern I used a 1″ strip of pattern paper run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.

moving forward bike hello friend card straight

A thin strip of Tangerine Tango card stock, a great substitute for ribbon, was used for additional visual interest.

Available in wood-mount or clear-mount, order your Moving Forward Stamp Set today and make a difference.

Enjoy, Julie

Moving Forward Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Moving Forward w-# 126320 c-# 126322
Ink:  Pacific Point #126951, Tangerine Tango #126946, Garden Green #
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920, Tangerine Tango #111349, Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Baker’s Twine #124262, Pearl Basic Jewels  #119247, Word Window Punch #119857

Family Sunday Share

MDS Always Elegant Bridal Album Last week I shared some of the pages from my daughter’s wedding album that was created with the My Digital Studio and the Always Elegant Digital Kit.   Here’s a few more pages featuring her bridal pictures.

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Kristin studied fashion design in college so she designed and made her own wedding gown.  (She graduated eight months later.)  She wanted a vintage look and she even used covered buttons off the gown my sister made from me when I got married.  My sister was a fashion design major also.

MDS Always Elegant Bridal Album 3 Kristin found this beautiful, beaded fabric that she used at the waist and she created a beaded border which you can barely see at the top of the photo.  Because of school schedules Kristin and Joel were engaged and married in two months so it was a rush to get everything done.  Kristin was sewing the buttons on the front of the dress on her way to her bridal photo session while her sister drove.  Crazy!

Enjoy!  Julie