Sunday, August 23, 2009

Once Upon a Time

[Layout made with the August kit from The Girl's Loft]
Yippee! I finished the scrapbook I started at CKU! It's BIG so I'm not going to post photos here - but it's in the slide show to the bottom right and if you want to see it bigger you can do a click on one of the photos and it'll come up bigger.

This album was designed by Debby Schuh and has lots of fun and interesting techniques! I love it! She'll be teaching this album at other places in the future - keep in mind that I knew I had a lot of stuff to get in so I bought an extra album refill and as a result also used some additional elements from my stash.

A quick summary of the album - It starts with the song "Wide Open Spaces" by the Dixie Chicks - and it's about how I first came to learn of Utah [and the mountains!!] and the Mormon church [through the Osmonds] - my days at BYU as a non-LDS student and how my own faith was strengthened during that time [imagine it being the first week of class and you're surrounded by all the girls on your dorm floor asking about your faith when they believe so very differently...]; the wonderful friends I had in college [both LDS and non LDS], how after I transferred to a school at home, the Lord led me back to Utah to serve on summer mission, and then how Craig and I had the opportunity to go back to the same church and help them double their worship space. Basically, it's about how the Lord directs our paths if we just trust in Him... my story of faith in my late teens & early twenties...

Thanks to my friend Pam Eeeee for the great photo shoot out in Vivian Park - Provo Canyon!


Debby Schuh said...

Your album looks wonderful! I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see the album being used and that you're telling your story! What a treasure!

stacyj said...


I'm so glad I got to read your post today -- what a great faith-promoting story!

I'll ask my bro about the Cougar, but it looks like the same one to me ... I think. I was just there last weekend, but we didn't go by the stadium.

What a neat album -- so glad you finished.