Friday, November 21, 2008

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

On December 6th, two other demos and I will be hosting a "Last Minute Christmas Gifts" class. It will be in a Open House/Super Saturday format where you can pick which projects you would like to make and how many you would like to make. Below are the projects which will be available that day and the prices. If you would like to come, please RSVP to me by Monday, December 1st via email to stampinelisabeth at gmail dot com.

All Occasions Plate: $12 without easel; $18 with.
Holidays include Valentine's Day, Easter, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Created by Cindy Petersen
Glass Block and card: $12
Created by Elisabeth Bellville

Card Pail (includes rubons): $25
5 cards which are blank, and the rubons allow you to choose the sentiment. All you have to do is rub! Very easy!
Created by Sheila van Uitert

Merry Banner: $8
Created by Sheila van Utiert

2009 Calendar:$10
Created by Cindy Petersen

Candy Tin: $6 without candy $8 with
Created by Elisabeth Bellville

Tea light Centerpiece: $15
Created by Elisabeth Bellville

I can't imagine anyone NOT loving gifts like these! And you can receive the added bragging power of saying you HAND MADE it for them! Who can beat that?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You gotta love the web!

While taking a break from work I did my usual perusing of the favorite blogs. One blog leads to another and viola! I come across a cooking blog (a beautiful blog at that with pictures that make me want to eat my computer screen) that is created by a girl I went to High School with! I haven't seen or talked to her in over 10 years. It's a wonderful blog and you should check it out. Here's the link.

I love the internet! Even with all it's possibilities to harm, it connects us with people we haven't talked to in years, gives us information to help improve and beautify our lives and is all around awesome.

It looks like Ben will be leaving next Monday, November 17th. We'll see though since they keep pushing it back. Until then, I'm trying to spend as much time with him as possible. When he's gone I'll be filling my time with cooking and creating and reading and will have lots to share! Take care!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Grandpa's Funeral

My dear Grandfather passed away on Friday, October 24th, after a painful battle with Alzheimer's.

My grandfather was a true family man- always putting the needs of his family first- and it was wonderful to see so many of our family members putting him first and attending his funeral. I was able to see cousins and other relatives that I haven't seen in nearly 10 years.

The funeral services were lovely and my Aunt April, cousin Lisa and I sang a musical medley of "On My Honor" and "I Am a Child of God" (arranged by my lovely cousin, Katie Keil). I lost my composure during the opening hymn and thought I was a goner when singing the musical number. However, we all held together well. Grandpa must have been helping us.

Grandpa Davis served in the Air Force and was a BYU football season ticket holder for over 40 years. At his internment there were military rites and the pall bearers wore BYU baseball caps in honor of "papa." Here are some of the pictures (which I took with my dad's camera since I was a dummy and forgot to bring mine):

The sign on the street let us know where to go

My youngest cousin, Paden, putting on his baseball cap

Taking the coffin out of the hearse

The trumpeteer (?) who played taps.

boutonnieres on the coffin

My father and his mother

The grandsons (minus Tyler Keil who is serving an LDS mission in Georgia)

Expressing how I feel in writing is somewhat difficult for me. I hope that even though my wording is simple that doesn't take away from how much my grandfather meant to me and how much I will miss him.