About Me

My name is Glorajean (one word, no "i", and a lowercase "j"). You can call me "Glora" for short. I once found a website that told me that there is only one unique ‘Glorajean’ first name in the United States. This makes 'Glorajean' the # 1,133,807 ranked first name in the United States!
I am the seventh of eight children, born and raised in Utah. And I'm still here.

I took time out of my college years to volunteer for an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Paris, France. I speak somewhat fluent French and love the people of that country.

I have been married to my sweetheart since 2001 and we have three beautiful children.
I had worked in accounting before the birth of my first child and am still able to continue my work in that field part time. I am able to do most of my work from home and enjoy the flexibility I have with my job and being a home maker.

I have a great love of paper-crafting of any sort: cards, scrapbooking, home decor, treat containers, you name it and I love creating it.

I love reading a good book. I love anything Disney. And I especially love spending time with my family. I am truly blessed.

About this Blog

I started this blog with the sole intention of having a way to enter crafting challenges for Peachy Keen Stamps. I had no idea it would become what it has. My husband was my first "follower" (maybe he did it out of a sense of duty?), and Miss Emma signed up as my second follower (at the time, she was a member of the Peachy Keen Design Team, and had not yet come out with her own stamp line). I can not tell you how thrilled I was when Emma of My Creative Time came out with her new stamp line and asked me to be a member of her design team. I was SO blessed to have worked with her from the VERY start of her company and for a full three years afterwards!

I was also thrilled in 2011 when I was chosen as a Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. I was honored to be chosen as an actual Peachy Keen Stamps Design Team Member in 2012 and again in 2013. I enjoyed every second of that incredible journey too.


I'm a Mormon!

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly called the "Mormons" because of our belief in "The Book of Mormon." There are other fringe groups out there with some strange beliefs who also claim to be Mormons, so let's be clear that I'm not part of those.

I always went to church with my family every week and I really enjoyed it. I had great friends there and we learned fun songs and we learned about the scriptures too. I had a paper route growing up and found myself singing those same sweet songs that I had learned on Sunday while delivering newspapers. I especially noticed that on particularly cold days that singing these songs about Heavenly Father, Jesus and eternal families, warmed my body from the inside out. I later realized that this warm and tingly feeling was a confirmation, through the power of the Holy Ghost, of the truths that I was learning at church. I continued to read the scriptures and learn from them. I loved everything that the church represented and I knew that I wanted to be a part of it forever. I know that my Heavenly Father is never more than a prayer away. I know that he loves me for I have felt his love encompass my from head to toe. I am thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ and I know that he is the one who has made it possible for me to return to my Heavenly Father someday. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and that he is a prophet of the Lord. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I am thankful that I was able to learn of these truths line upon line. A little here and a little there. These truths give me peace, comfort and guidance. They make me want to be a good and loving person. I love being a Mormon.
I live my faith by sharing of my talents with the young children at my church. In our church, we take turns serving in various positions, and presently I am the "President" of our Primary organization, which means I watch over and help teach the children age 3 to 11. Before that I played the piano for the singing time of the young children. I love being with the children so much. They are eager to learn the gospel and sing the songs. I am blessed to be with them each Sunday. I live my faith by trying to love and serve those around me. I like to look for the little things that might make a difference to someone: giving a kind comment, sharing a smile on a gloomy day, lending a shoulder to cry on, offering a prayer for someone in need. I love being able to help others realize how much the Savior loves them.