For members of our church (and anyone else who wishes to participate) it is General Conference weekend. We get to listen to the Prophet and Apostles and their wise council for us.
When I first joined the church, I would have to travel the 45 minutes to the nearest chapel to watch the Conference Broadcast. 5 two-hour sessions over two days meant no travelling home in between sessions. The days were long and I was grateful for them. Especially when I listened to older saints talking about how they used to have to wait for the print edition to reach them. What a blessing to be able to see and hear an actual prophet!
Today I am further blessed by technology to be able to listen online. My children can play in the other room and I can actually HEAR what is being said. Tomorrow we'll all travel 45 minutes to the nearest chapel just as an exercise in getting the children to sit and listen (hard to do at home) but they're young to sit through all the sessions yet. I'm so grateful to be home.
And as someone who has never been good at JUST sitting and listening, I'm also happy to celebrate a lesser-known holiday today....WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!!!
(unless you're a paper crafter, you've probably never heard of it)
The very cool design team at Skrap N Chat has come up with some challenges and I'm having fun knocking out cards. I've never really spent time making cards before and had no idea it could be so fun!
Here are some cards I've made today:
This one has what's called a "gate fold" (just learned that today!) so I'll show it to you open and shut:
And lest you think I'd given up scrapping all-together AU CONTRAIRE!!!
I just happen to think that summer is the time for making memories and the cold of winter is the time for preserving them.
It's not a world event per se, but there are participants from around the world in Lain Ehmann's LOAD (LayOut A Day) contest happening this month. That's right, a scrapbook page every day! 31 Layouts by the end of the month. I'm already up to 4 (but there's no sense rushing ahead because the point is to MAKE a LO every day--get those creative juices flowing!).
Here are a few I've done so far:
(I think I'll have to do one of the Boy tomorrow!)
As you can see, I'm having fun with the 1-photo LO right now, but don't worry, I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of multis this month! I actually already did one for October 1st of the Princess and her cross country meet (I was that excited) but you don't get to see that one unless you're part of the LOAD group (too much personal info on the LO).
Now if you'll excuse me, I still have a Birthday card to make!
And yes--I know that there are much more important and devastating events happening in the world right now. My heart goes out to all those in the South Pacific who are suffering so much this week. They are not forgotten, even as I choose to highlight the fun things that are happening in my life right now.