Friday, September 4, 2015

2016 Chorister & Activity Day Planners!


I've been a busy little beaver this week and added two new planners to my shop today!!  This time it's the 2016 versions of my Primary Chorister Planner and my Activity Days Planner... it's the same great layout, fun new cover!  I also added US Holidays and major Church Wide Events (like General Conference) to the Calendars.  If you've been waiting... feel free to skip this post and head straight to my shop!!





Here's a little sneak peak inside the Activity Days Planner... you've got Monthly Sections that include dated calendars and activity planning pages.  You've also got Attendance, Birthday Trackers, Annual Calendars, Personal and Group Progress Trackers, Expense Tracker and more!

Get more details HERE!


The Primary Chorister became a fast favorite when I first released it last year... so I stayed true to the original layout which includes monthly sections with dated calendars + ample space for jotting down notes, ideas and plans for building a creative Singing Time for your Primary Kids.

Get more details HERE!

I'm now almost done with my LDS Planners... RS is next!

Happy Printing!!



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

2016 Primary Presidency Planner NOW AVAILABLE!!


I'm on a roll this week!! YAY!! BRAND NEW 2016 Primary Presidency Planners hit my shop today!  I started getting emails for this one in JULY - so I'm guessing there will be some happy, dancing Primary Presidents out there right now! One of my most popular printables of all time... this is a MUST HAVE if you are in a Primary Presidency! :)

If you are ready to grab it, visit my shop HERE - or if having a dedicated planner for your calling is new to you... read on! 


The heart of the planner is broken down into monthly sections.  Each section has a divider page, a weekly "At a Glance" page that's helpful for keeping track of weekly meeting notes or to do's + a full page dated monthly calendar (with US Holiday + Church Wide Events) and a 2 page planning spread for keeping track of callings, birthdays, interviews, needs, concerns and assignments!  And... if that doesn't give you enough room... there's a "notes" page in each section as well.  This extra notes page is particularly helpful for Presidents; giving you extra space for Ward Council notes.


In addition... there are extra note pages, a contact sheet + "Looking Ahead" pages for both 2016 and 2016.  "At-A-Glance" calendars are included for both years as well.  Coordinating printable tabs are a DARLING addition and can be printed on sticker paper or simply attached with a staple or clear packaging tape. :)  

Primary Chorister and Activity Days Planners will be released within the next week! 

Happy Planning!!



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Friday, August 28, 2015

2016 YW Presidency Planner NOW AVAILABLE!!

 

Could it be??  I'm actually AHEAD of my design schedule!! Woot! Woot!!

When the church released the new theme a couple of weeks ago - my design wheels began to turn and I saw these colors and ARROWS immediately in my mind!  I love arrows and I love how they can relate to "pressing forward" - on we go, on we march!  I stayed true to my popular layout, but added US Holidays and General Church Events and included the monthly "Come, Follow Me" topic on the monthly pages.  If you are familiar with my LDS Presidency Planners... feel free to skip the rest of this post and head straight to my shop!


If you haven't used this planner before - below is a quick peak at what you'll find inside...


First, each month has a planning section... inside you'll find a full page calendar, a weekly activity planner, a 2 page planning spread that helps you organize your thoughts, concerns and assignments in all areas + an extra page of notes!


Next, there is an entire planning section for YW in Excellence... from assignments to the program to a review of how things went!


A similar section is set up for planning New Beginnings as well.  You'll also find various other pages like contact sheets, notes, at-a-glance calendars for 2016 and 2017, looking ahead planners for 2016 and 2017 + lots of space for random notes... it's all covered!


Like years past, I also made a set of Extra Advisor Covers for those of you who'd like to give a planner to everyone in your organization.  I'll be adding more and more coordinating printables for 2016 in the coming weeks, so stay closely tuned!!

Happy Planning!



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Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer CHRISTMAS SALE - 40-60% off!



Oh my goodness!!  I was having so much fun with my family this Summer that July came and went and I never put up my annual "Christmas in July" Sale!! Shame on me!!  Hahaha!! :)  To make it up to y'all (as I know many of you wait for this sale)... I'll just run it in August instead!  So, take note of the dates above - and hop over to my shop to start filling your carts today... then you'll only need to come back and enter the codes once they are activated.  I'll send out my newsletter on Sunday evening once they are activated (hint, hint), then will also announce here and on FB.  Don't miss it - this is only a twice annual sale and you won't see discounts like this again until Black Friday. :) 

Great HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: Framed Subway Art, Recipe Binder, Bottle Cap Key Chains or Necklaces, Menu Boards, KISS Jars, Nuggets and more! 


Thanks, guys!



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

*NEW* Missionary Subway Art!


One of THE most popular listings since I opened my shop has been my Missionary Subway Art.  Over the years, I've accommodated a ton of requests to incorporate the flag of the country the missionary is serving in.  This week it dawned on me I needed to just create a special listing for flag themed art!  It's a bit more expensive than the standard black text - as I have to create the flag and work on colors... but the extra few dollars is definitely worth the final product.  I'm ABSOLUTELY loving these and I hope you do too!  They make great mission mementos for any missionary or missionary parent! 


Have a great day!



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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How to Make CHUNKY BEAD Key Chains!



Oh my goodness... my blog is getting DUSTY!!  It's Summer, what can I say?  Kids home, sleepy mornings, camping trips, grandparents in town... it's been wonderfully-lazy-busy. ♥

HOWEVER... I MUST take a break from my Summer Blogging Break and show you my latest BEAD obsession!!  Look how DARLING these chunky zipper pulls are!!  Just clip them to your key chain and they roll right over your wrist, making it super easy to fish them out of your purse or church bag... I'm in love!


Of course, you'll need some colorful supplies - my FAVE SHOP for all things bead is... of course, Fizzy Pops!!  Some of the beads shown in this post I received as thank you gifts from them (because so many of you now shop there too) - however many of them I've purchased from them and other shops because I have a rare obsession for stripes that must be fed constantly. Ha!  

Below is a list of what you'll need:

5 ♥ 20mm Beads
9 ♥ Assorted 12mm Beads
2 ♥ 8mm Pearls
17 ♥ 2mm Silver Spacers
1 ♥ 4mm Jump Ring
16" of wire, cut
1 Large Lobster Clasp (I found this at Joann's)
1 Crimp Bead

Tools needed: Wire Cutters (to trim your wire) & Crimp Tool or Flat Nose Pliers (to set your crimp)


Now that you have your supplies - it's time to lay out your pattern.  I've been making these up all week and this is the pattern that I created and have continued to copy with each one.


You'll notice that the "central" bead is the round crystal at the bottom of the picture.  Start stringing one up from that one and go all the way around until they are all on the wire.


Oh gosh.  Bright stripes make me happy!

Once you have it all strung, you'll want to add that central bead to join the wires.  See image below...


This part takes a bit of patience, but once you've done it once and you get in a groove - it gets easier and easier!  Next...


If you've never worked with crimp beads - they are pretty easy, but it's helpful if someone can show you what to do.  Here's a video tutorial on Fizzy Pop's Blog where Erika shows you how to set a crimp.  If you fast forward to about minute 7:00 - you can see how she does it. :) 


OH SO CUTE!!!!


So... that's where my little creativity bug has been occupied lately.  I've made about a dozen so far and plan to give them as gifts to my girlfriends this Christmas!  They look DARLING in a little white organza gift bag by the way!!  Definitely swing by Fizzy Pops to pick up your beads and supplies - I got everything from them for the pink one I made in the tutorial (except the heart lobster clasp which is from Joann's).  Then don't forget to use CANVAS10 to save 10% on your order!!

Where I find my polka dot beads : Whimsy & POP and Bubblegum Bead Co

Happy beading!



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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Patriotic Bottle Caps!


I LOVE joining up with Fizzy Pops and Artsy Fartsy Mama for fun and unique projects!!  With the 4th right around the corner... Lindsay tackled Patriotic Accessories and this is what she came up with using the July Image from my Annual Bottle Cap Collection!  


She didn't stop there... and with beads from Fizzy - she made these too!  Are you dying?!!  Hop on over to ARTSY FARTSY MAMA for the tutorials AND to enter a giveway to win all of the supplies to make your own Patriotic Accessories just like these!




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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

#ReligiousFreedomMatters


There's so much going on in society right now... it troubles me how quickly biblically sound and traditional moral values are constantly devalued in politics and media (and how I can't even check out at the grocery store without being blasted by it). So, in an attempt to raise my voice using the SAME RIGHTS... I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. I also believe that God has divinely created us, individually, as men and women for specific and eternal purposes. I understand that my beliefs are not shared or practiced by all... but it's important for EVERYONE (not just celebrities, political figures and the media) to stand up and state or defend their beliefs... even if it's not the popular opinion or going to land on the cover of a magazine. I have chosen to practice tolerance for the beliefs and choices of others; I hope and pray in return, that the same consideration and tolerance for my beliefs can be given. heart emoticon




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