Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{FREEBIE} Blank ANY YEAR Calendar!



Everybody needs a blank calendar, right?  Well...  here's another SUPER cute one!  After I did the landscape version a few months ago {HERE} - I got a ton of requests for a portrait style set.  Like the other one, I did a set in color and a set in gray... What's great about this - is if you have the most current version of Adobe Reader, you can use the "add a text box" option to put in dates, events and notes before printing. This printable is hosted by my good friend, Melanie at SugarDoodle - you can download {HERE}!   

Enjoy!



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Sunday, September 14, 2014

{SUNDAY SENTIMENTS}... Week 18!



I have so many things swirling around in my heart lately... I think this will be exactly what I need to see on my board this week to keep me going!  My sweet-hubby - who has been through so much these last few years - begins yet another detour this week. After two courageous, back-to-back battles with cancer and a stem cell transplant, his recovery is proving to be more difficult that either of us imagined.  His progression has stalled and we've been told he's gone as far as he can on his own.  So - what will we do?  We'll do what we do best and that is to keep fighting. Keep pushing forward.  We'll do what it takes to help him regain the quality of life he fought so hard to win back.  We both have anxiety, not yet understanding what it will entail and how long it will take as he starts a full physical rehab program this week in NYC.  So... we are going to BE STRONG, BE COURAGEOUS and know that no matter what... the Lord is still there with us, every step of the way.

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Much love,



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Friday, September 12, 2014

{NEW!!} LDS Activity Days Planner



Since doing planners for RS, Primary and YW the last few years... I've a zillion requests for an Activity Days one (which is a religious, goal-setting program for 8-11 year old girls in the LDS Church).  Until now, I haven't had the time to sit down and sketch it out (much less design it) - so I was thrilled to finally get it done.  It's 82 pages and is packed full of organizational goodness!   Also... just to qualify myself so you know I know what it needed to include - I've been an Activity Days Leader twice + with the perspective of having been a Primary President and a mom with 2 girls in the program... I think this turned out super awesome and I'm excited to walk you through it!

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Activity Days Planner {HERE}


Activity Planning is probably one of the most important roles of an Activity Day Leader.  Where possible, groups should meet twice monthly and the leaders should prepare creatively planned and enriching activities to help the girls learn, grow and pass off "activities" in their books.  So first, I created monthly sections that contain dated calendars for 2015 (+ sections for Sept-Dec 2014) and two one-page activity planners.  The "Activity Planners" have a space for thoughtfully outlining and preparing each activity, tracking to do's, notes, reminders, expenses, etc.


Next to the activities themselves, probably the most important thing is tracking the girls' progress.  I created two sections to do this - first an "Individual Progress Tracker" section, then "Group Progress Tracker" charts so the leader can have a more bird's-eye view of where everyone stands with their achievements - which can aid in planning future activities.


In addition, there are annual activity planning sheets for 2015 & 2016, annual at-a-glance calendars for 2015 & 2016 + rosters, birthdays, attendance, budget pages and more (each in it's own section).


And... of course, this planner also comes with a set of coordinating divider tabs to make navigating your planner quick and easy.  You can print your tabs on regular paper or card stock, fold and staple to adhere - OR you can print on full sheet sticker paper, punch, fold and adhere that way.  I always design the interior pages in black and white to keep printing costs down, so the tabs definitely add a fun splash of color. The tabs with this planner are 1 inch square - and as you can see from the picture, I punched mine with a 1" square scalloped punch.  Similar instructions are also included with the printable, but that's the basic idea. 

TIPS for TABS: You can trim your tabs with scissors - or you can find these types of punches at any craft or scrapbooking store.  You can also find them on Amazon, I prefer either EK Tools or Fiskars Brand punches for reference. I also ran a strip of clear packing tape over my tabs before punching them out, this makes them nice and shiny + lots more durable for a full year of use. 

TIP for COVERS: The covers are designed for "borderless" printing.  On your home printer, when you hit print and the properties box opens - select your "borderless" option in Advanced Settings + check the "fit" box so the image spreads properly on the page and isn't shrunk.  This can also be requested at a copy center.  I print my covers on glossy photo paper, then laminate for durability.

When everything is printed - you can either 3-hole punch and add to a regular binder or can have it spiral bound at your favorite copy store.


YOU'LL FIND THIS PLANNER IN MY SHOP {HERE}!



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Thursday, September 11, 2014

{FREEBIE!} 12 Months of Visiting Teaching



 I was so excited when Melanie over at SugarDoodle.net invited me to create a printable and guest post during launch week of her website re-design!  She is absolutely one of the most wonderful women I've ever met... I love her so much!  Over the years, our friendship has bloomed.  She's incredibly supportive of me and is a big part of the reason my blog has grown so much.  I know many of you found me through her - and for that I am so grateful!  So, of course, I wanted my contribution to be AWESOME and I hope this set does not disappoint!  Now... I know this printable is themed as "12 Months of Visiting Teaching" - BUT these tags are great for many occasions!  ANYtime you need a little "drop-by" treat or want to send a gesture of friendship or pick-me-up to someone you love, you now have a new arsenal of tags and ideas! 


To read about the inspiration behind this project, to get instructions, a list of gift ideas and to download your tags, please visit Melanie's new website {HERE}!  PS... These tags can either be trimmed with scissors or punched with a 2" round punch.

Thanks, Mel. You are simply the best! ♥



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Monday, September 8, 2014

{NEW!!} 2015 Relief Society Planner



As requested... I'm punching out these LDS Presidency Planners as quickly as I can - and Relief Society was next on my list!  It turned out AWESOME and I'm so excited about the expanded monthly planning sections, they are sure to make your job a ton easier to manage!

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 Like my other LDS Planners for 2015, I created it with 6-page monthly sections that include a calendar, week-at-a-glance planner, the 2-page spread familiar from last year (with some nice changes) + a sheet of coordinating notes.  In all, it's 100 pages of awesomeness to help you manage everything from teaching schedules to conducting to callings to compassionate service - to tracking new babies, new sisters, your assignments, concerns, moves and more!


I've also included a set of coordinating divider tabs - that not only add a fun splash of color to your planner, they also help make navigating a cinch! You can print your tabs regular paper or card stock, fold and staple to adhere - OR you can print on full sheet sticker paper, punch, fold and adhere that way.  I always design the interior pages in black and white to keep printing costs down, so the tabs definitely add a bit of flare.  The tabs with this planner are 1 inch square - and as you can see from the picture, I punched mine with a 1" square scalloped punch.  Similar instructions are also included with the printable, but that's the basic idea. 

TIP: You can trim your tabs with scissors - or you can find these types of punches at any craft or scrapbooking store.  You can also find them on Amazon, I prefer either EK Tools or Fiskars Brand punches for reference.



Another TIP:  I ran a strip of clear packing tape over my tabs before punching them out, this makes them nice and shiny + lots more durable for a full year of use. 


Other pages you'll find inside are 2015 & 2016 "At-a-Glance" Calendars, sheets for jotting down annual "looking ahead" type events for both 2015 and 2016, Contact Info Sheets, Small (one page) RS Activity Planner for monthly activity planning + various coordinating notes sheets throughout and in a dedicated section in the back.


 I've also expanded the planning sections for the 3 big events in RS throughout the year... This image shows the "Super Saturday" Section... but there are similar 4 page sections for both the Annual RS Birthday Social and the Christmas Social!


The final detail to share... is if you aren't in love with the "Scrappy" cover, I've created 2 alternate covers than can be purchased separately. Below are the links you'll need to get started!


TIP: The covers are designed for "borderless" printing.  On your home printer, when you hit print and the properties box opens - select your "borderless" option in Advanced Settings + check the "fit" box so the image spreads properly on the page and isn't shrunk.  This can also be requested at a copy center.  I print my covers on glossy photo paper, then laminate for durability.

When everything is printed - you can either 3-hole punch and add to your RS Binder or can have it spiral bound at your favorite copy store.



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Sunday, September 7, 2014

{Sunday Sentiments}... Week 17!



Time for Sunday Sentiments again!  Can't think of three bits of better advice... :)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

{NEW!!} 2015 Primary Presidency Planner



YAY!!  My most requested and talked about printable is ready for 2015! This planner is SUPER-SIZED and has more than double the planning pages as last year.  It has come a long way since my original version in 2012 and each year it just keeps getting better!  I've had my Etsy Shop for almost 4 years now and the 2014 version was my ALL-TIME best seller.  As in ever - in the history of my shop!  Thank you to all of you who make purchases - you've helped me support my family the last few years and I appreciate it so much!

Ok... time to point out the changes and additions!


First, instead of the original 2 page spread... I've designed a whole section for each month!  It starts with a nice divider page, next is a one-page DATED monthly calendar and a new "Week-at-a-Glance" Planning Sheet.  This page can be used to better manage your weekly to do's - and to monitor what is going on with Activity Days and Scouts.  Maybe you use that section to help you plan your Sharing Times or other assignments you are given.  You can also use it as a place to record notes if you meet weekly.  Whatever you choose to use it for, you'll be so glad to have the extra space!  Next is the traditional two-page spread that you'll be familiar with from previous versions.  I did make a handful of thoughtful changes that I think will help you as you manage your busy calling and juggle all that goes into Primary.  Finally, the last page in each monthly section is a dedicated page of notes.  Presidents may particularly like this page for note taking during other meetings such as Ward Council, Training Meetings and Conferences.


I'm also starting adding sticker/divider tab sets with each of my planners and I just LOVE them!  Not only do they make your planner more functional and easier to navigate - it adds a fun pop of color that makes me happy!  You can print your tabs regular paper or card stock, fold and staple to adhere - OR you can print on full sheet sticker paper, punch, fold and adhere that way.  I always design the interior pages in black and white to keep printing costs down, so it's a fun way to add a little bit of eye candy as well.  The tabs with this planner are 1 inch square - and as you can see from the picture, I punched mine with a 1" square scalloped punch.  Similar instructions are also included with the printable, but that's the basic idea. 

TIP: You can trim your tabs with scissors - or you can find these types of punches at any craft or scrapbooking store.  You can also find them on Amazon, I prefer either EK Tools or Fiskars Brand punches for reference.


Another TIP:  I ran a strip of clear packing tape over my tabs before punching them out, this makes them nice and shiny + lots more durable for a full year of use. 


All of my LDS Presidency Planners come with "Scrappy Style" Covers for members of a typical presidency OR you can purchase the Geometric/Lollipop Covers instead if you prefer.  Below are the links you'll need to get started!


TIP: The covers are designed for "borderless" printing.  On your home printer, when you hit print and the properties box opens - select your "borderless" option in Advanced Settings + check the "fit" box so the image spreads properly on the page and isn't shrunk.  This can also be requested at a copy center.  I print my covers on glossy photo paper, then laminate for durability.

When everything is printed - you can either 3-hole punch and add to your Primary Binder or can have it spiral bound at your favorite copy store.

MORE Primary Printables you may be interested in...



More planners to come... RS is next, then Activity Days and Primary Chorister!

2015 YW PLANNER is available {HERE}



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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{NEW!!} 2015 YW Presidency Planner



YAY!!  My 2015 Young Women Presidency Planner is ready and it's bigger, better and WAY more awesome than last year's!  It's got the same great pages you all loved last year + has lots of new pages to help leaders stay organized and to make the most of their planning.  There are SO many details to stay on top of each week and month - I think you are really going to like how the additions will simplify everything!


The FIRST thing I want to show off is instead of just a 2 page planning spread like last year, each month now has a 6 page section!  A fun page divider comes first, then a single-page DATED monthly calendar (due to the number of international sales, I did not include holidays) with a "Weekly Activity Planner" to make planning weekly activities more manageable. The next two pages should be pretty familiar from last year's planner (with a few thoughtful updates), and the last is a full page of notes for all the EXTRA stuff leaders manage and would make a great space for notes from other meetings like Ward Councils and Stake Meetings, trainings or conferences.


Another AWESOME addition to this planner are the coordinating sticker/divider tabs!  This particular set is designed as 1" squares - they can either be cut out or punched.  You can print on regular paper, fold and staple to adhere - OR you can print on full sheet sticker paper, punch, fold and adhere that way.  Similar instructions are also included with the printable, but that's the basic idea.

FAQ: I used a 1" square scalloped punch, it can be purchased at any craft or scrapbooking store.  You can also find them on Amazon... I prefer EK Tools or Fiskars Brand punches.


Divider tabs make me happy.

Another FAQ:  I ran a strip of clear packing tape over my tabs before punching them out, this makes them nice and shiny + lots more durable for a full year of use. 


Same as last year, this planner includes both a YW in Excellence Planning Spread as well as one for New Beginnings.  Additions to these pages include the new page divider + an extra sheet of notes.


The planner comes with the "Scrappy" Style Cover for members of a typical presidency OR you can purchase the Geometric/Honeycomb Covers instead if you prefer.  The Purple and Green Cover Sets also come with covers for all of your Advisors!  If you'd like the Scrappy option for your Advisors, there's a listing for that too!  Below are all the links you need to get started!


FAQ: The covers are designed for "borderless" printing.  On your home printer, when you hit print and the properties box opens - select your "borderless" option in Advanced Settings + check the "fit" box so the image spreads properly on the page and isn't shrunk.  This can also be requested at a copy center.  I print my covers on glossy photo paper, then laminate for durability.

When everything is printed - you can either 3-hole punch and add to your YW Binder or can have it spiral bound at your favorite copy store.

MORE YW Printables you may be interested in...



More planners to come... RS is next, then Activity Days and Primary Chorister!

2015 PRIMARY PLANNER is available {HERE}



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