Guest Posting at Lemon and Raspberry


Lemon and Raspberry Blog

Hey friends,

I wanted to share with you that I had the chance to do a guest post yesterday on Lemon and Raspberry’s New Year’s Day Blog Party!  What a fun way to start 2013 and so much available in one day.

Amy always provides lots of information and motivation for all kinds of business and personal projects throughout the year and this is the way she kicks it off.

You’ll find tips and inspiration about Memory Keeping, Blogging, Photography, Travel, Marketing and just general creativity and productivity.  She also provides creative prompts for journaling the details of your life.

My post is called Memory Keeping with a Purpose. If you have a few minutes stop by and say hi to Amy, check it out and tell her that I sent you. She’s running a free mini online workshop and several giveaways as part of the New Year’s Blog Party, so sign up to participate or for a chance to win one of the prizes.

Amy T Schubert


New Project Life eBook

For those of you who are scrappers I thought I’d pass along this info about a new eBook that my daughter, Amy contributed to.  It’s all about ideas for a scrapbooking/memory keeping system called Project Life.

Here’s a link to more info about Project Life.

Project Dig Deep Table of Contents

And here’s a link to the new eBook that was just released.  It’s called Project Dig Deep. Amy’s offering a discount, as well as a drawing for a free copy of the eBook.  But hurry, it won’t last long.

Dig Deep eBook Contributors

She’s the one in the top left corner.  So proud of her!

Do you enjoy memory keeping or scrapbooking?  If so, you might enjoy Amy’s blog,

What’s your favorite memory keeping method?



I accept the “30 Days of Lists” challenge!

O.k., so I’m a couple of days behind, but I’ve decided that I’m going to try to do the “30 Days of Lists” challenge here.  My daughter, Amy is one of the hosts of this project, so I already feel invested somehow.

I’m working during the day and busy tonight, (on my lunch break now) so I won’t be able to do much until at least tomorrow night, but I WILL do it.  I mean how hard can it be to write a list every day.  Hopefully I’ll have the time, energy and creativity to make it more than just a bunch of boring lists.  I’ll add some photos and trinkets.

Day 1 List was to write…

“A few things about yourself”

Day 2 List is to write…

“Things I’m good at”

I promise I’ll do these and get caught up on the next few days at least by the weekend.  My hope is to at least do it on my blog, but I’d love to have a hard copy to leave behind for my grandkids someday.  🙂

Won’t you join me and think about giving it a try?

Sounds like a fun and oh so easy project, doesn’t it?

Creative People – Part II

O.k. since I’m getting flack about not including my son and daughter-in-law in the list, I’ll continue now that I’m back home.

Update on Kevin – here’s a link to the Pranczar And Vyxx’n website where he and Shawn Thompson recorded a couple of a’ cappella songs, just being their crazy selves. They constantly keep us entertained when they’re together.

Andrew, our son-in-law is also very creative. He works doing custom framing of artwork and does an awesome job! Soon he’s going to be learning how to do audio engineering and I’m sure his creative juices will show up there as well.

Erin, our daughter-in-law is also quite talented. She plays the violin beautifully, is learning to scrap book (due to peer pressure) and loves to decorate with Shabby Chic. I look forward to being able to spend more time discovering her many gifts in the months and years to come.

John Lynch is my friend, one of my bosses, the teaching pastor at Open Door Fellowship, one of the authors of the book TrueFaced, an amazing speaker and quite a creative hilarious guy.

He can deliver a message filled with the grace of God that everyone can understand, he makes you laugh and cry, does drama and accents and writeslife-changing inspiring words. I love to hear him share his heart through preaching and the written word. God has given him a real gift for communication and I’m proud to know him.

Update on Terry: I was looking online for any links that might refer to his old band, Glory Road and besides a ton of stuff about the recent basketball movie, look what I found. Glory Road the gospel quartet! (for those who don’t know, this is NOT my husband’s band) Or did you want to buy a copy of the old album? Exit – Glory Road

Gary DeLacy is our friend that does all kinds of graphic design in So Cal. He does album covers, and much more. He actually designed and created our wedding invitation, which was printed on clear plastic (acetate or something). It was way cool! He designed the Glory Road album cover as well. One of these days when I have time to dig through my stuff, I’ll find these & post them for you to see. This photo shows some of his album cover work.

He often has created great custom Christmas cards and one year he did one with a picture of Pope John Paul II on the front with a Christmas greeting in Polish on the inside. He actually sent one of the cards to the Vatican and got a nice note back from the Pope!

Mark Converse – Terry was privileged to play regularly with Mark at Placerita Baptist church where we attended in Santa Clarita. Mark is an amazing professional drummer and percussionist who’s played with dozens of orchestras, ensembles and shows. If you Google his name you’ll see him listed on many many albums as well. Terry always looked forward to Christmas time when he and Mark had a chance to do a few duets of old Christmas favorites with guitar and percussion. Generally I’m not big on the drums, often they are too overpowering and over shadow the vocals (which I think are very important). Mark is one of the few drummers that I really looked forward to hearing. He is so tasteful and knows just what to add to a song. I LOVE listening to him play.

Bernie Rolfe (photo right) has been a singer, musican, song writer, record producer, arranger, choir director, band leader and inspiration to me since I was 16 years old. He was my choir teacher in high school which was so fun! (I told him about the job opening.)

Even though I had no musical training, he recruited me into a singing group called Shira, where I had the pleasure of singing and sharing Christ with hundreds of people in Arizona through the outreach ministry, Hand in Hand. He’s always been a great encouragement to me and he gives awesome big bear hugs!

Well, I could go on and on but these are just a few people who have and continue to inspire me to think and act creatively. I’m so thankful for all of their involvement in my life.

Creative People!

I have been so blessed to rub shoulders with many creative people in my life. I love the creative arts, but have probably a thimble full of creativity and talent compared to most of these people. Check out their work and enjoy the gifts that God gave them!!!

Randy and Linda Thompson are dear friends and Randy’s the worship pastor at our church. We’ve known them for almost 30 years. Yes, he’s that old, even though he doesn’t look it. Check out Randy’s site and come to his concert if you can. You won’t regret it. The rest of the family, Linda, Shawn, Miranda and Tyler are very gifted as well! You’ll see links to some of their blogs at the right.

Dave Argentati is a friend that we’ve known since the late 70’s. We lost track of each other for a while, but now we’ve reconnected. He was in a band with Terry and played an awesome steel guitar as well as other things. He’s still writing and performing. You’ll also see that our old friend and amazing guitar and bass player, Greg Williams is on his recordings.

Obadiah Parker is a musical trio that are friends with my daughter, Amy. They sang at Amy & Andrew’s wedding and Matt wrote an amazing song just for them. Love ’em!!

Scott Crozier
has been my friend since elementary school. It’s hard to see all of his creative talents from his blog, but believe me, he’s a gifted musician, writer and artist!

Craig Yoe – I had the privilege of getting to know Craig when I was 15 years old as a new Christian in Ohio. He was arrested for preaching in the streets at that time. He’s a wild man, as you’ll see from his web site!!! He (with God’s help) was actually responsible for telling me about Hand in Hand when we moved to Arizona, so he’s indirectly responsible for me meeting my husband and the basic course of my life and he doesn’t even know it. Crazy, how God works, huh?

Our daughter, Amy is a wonderfully gifted photographer, scrap booker, vocalist, and actress. I look forward to seeing where God takes her with her gifts and talents.

Our son, Kevin has been blessed with an amazing gift for comedy. He also plays guitar and bass, has a wonderful tenor voice and loves to write.

My husband, Terry is a gifted musician. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, a little bit of banjo and a mean harmonica. He doesn’t have a website or blog, but some day, I hope to post a song or two that he’s played and/or arranged.

There’s more for this list, but I’m on my way out the door so I’ll have to stop here for now. Enjoy!!