We Won – We Won Beacon!

I am so excited – my little sister just won The Professional Beauty Association Beacon Competition! Out of 600 applicants 100 are chosen based on the presentation and content of their resume, portfolio, and marketing pieces submitted to the competition.

Beacon is a part of PBA Beauty Week which held in cooperation with PBA Symposium, the North American Hairstyling Awards and Cosmoprof North America.  She will get to meet some amazing hair professionals, learn some great stuff, enjoy VIP front row seats during the award ceremonies, and gets to go on a guided tour through the largest international hair trade show.

I got to help her with some of her marketing stuff. She came up with everything, I just helped her out. First off, a menu of all her prices for her salon someday…


We designed a shirt with her salon’s logo going down the side. She actually got shirts designed just like this.


Finally, everything together, menu, shirt, and of course some business cards.

Preview copy

Congratulations Kira!

Stuff to Scrap Freebie Blog Train: Because I Said So

This is my first time participating in a blog train! I’m so excited. I had so much fun designing this kit – the colors were so bright and fresh. I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to stop by everyone’s blogs to pick up their fabulous freebies!

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Scrapalicious Cereal
Christin’s Creations
Becky (SAHM Scrapper)

Scraps N Pieces – Lori

Shel Belle Scraps

Digital Scrap Fun

The Scrapping Sisters

Digi-designs by Nicole

B2N2 Scraps

Saphira’s Scrapdesign

Grandmas Templates

Megan Poulton Designs
~ You are here! 😀

Luna Rosa’s Scraps

Tricia’s Treasures

Melissa’s Scraps and More

The Scrappy Kat

Pretty Pixel Designs

Ányi + a digitális scrapbooking

Just For Fun

Adriana’s Cafe

Where The Heart Is

Mommy Me Time Scrapper

Scrappin’ Serenity

Jensen Motley Crew Designs

Let Me Scrapbook!

Sheri’s Scraps

Manda’s Scrappin’ Creations

Milly Dee

Flower Scraps

A Fish Design

What You Do Speaks So Loud…

My Mom needed some help with a handout for an upcoming Stake Leadership Training for all the Young Women Presidencies in her Stake. She found this quote:

“What you do speaks so loud, I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

As part of her talk – she’s going to do a great object lesson.  As she gives her talk, she’s going to remove her jacket, take off her necklace, take off her earrings, take off her shoes, and any other extra layers she can manage to wear (like a belt, bracelet, maybe even nylons.)  All the while giving her talk without any mention of what she is doing until the very end, and then she say something like: “You probably won’t remember a word I said by the time you get home, but you will never forget what I did.  Actions speak louder than words.”

So here are a bunch of different ideas we came up with for the handout:



Handout#3After lots of refinement, we came up with this final version:


We thought that the quote was best with a simple font and capital letters. Easy to read, and will look great on a fridge or by a phone. Hopefully to remind the leaders that their young women are watching what they do and what they do says more than what they actually say. It’s a good thought for all of us…

Warm Fuzzy Handout Lesson: What Have I Done For Someone Today?

I taught last Sunday for Relief Society. This month’s lesson was from the October 2009 Conference Ensign: What Have I Done For Someone Today? From President Thomas S. Monson.  President Monson’s talk centered on service. He mentioned that last year someone asked him what his ideal birthday gift would be. His answer was for everyone to serve each other. Many youth and children across the world did just that. To report back they had “Warm Fuzzy” Jars that they filled with tiny fuzzy pom pom’s. (I think that’s what they are called…) So, to help with my handout and lesson – I made Warm Fuzzy Seed Packets – to plant the seeds of service in the sister’s hearts! I actually found this adorable idea from Linda at VisitingTeaching.Net. I loved the idea – I just wanted to recreate and re-size it for me! Here’s my version – feel free to use it for anything you need!

Warm Fuzzy Jar Seed Packet

I also found this great poem that went perfectly with the lesson too. I got it from Sugardoodle.net:

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody Poem

First Photo Book

My Daughter’s First Year Birthday Book got here! Hooray! I have to say that I absolutely love how it turned out! It was cute looking at all the pages on my computer and such a great feeling to have her first year scrapbooked…but it was even better to actually hold the book in my hands and look through the pages. Everything was perfect! The book itself feels like a high quality book -thick pages, great colors, etc. I used ArtsCow.com to print. They have great stuff at the best prices I’ve been able to find online. My daughter loves to look through all the pages too!