Monday, May 30, 2011

YW lesson #23 lm3 Overcoming Opposition

President Ezra Taft Benson gave 12-steps to overcoming opposition. This is what I focused most of my lesson on.
This handout is 4x6
(click on image 1st to enlarge in new window, then right click and save to your pictures)

I liked the talk by Joseph B Wirthlin HERE. There is a part in it about butterflies. I will wrap the cupcakes up like I did HERE to give to each girl.

YW lesson #22 lm3 Eternal Perspective

I Liked the part in the lesson where it said "An Eternal Perspective helps us see things as they are, were, and will be."
  I'm not actually teaching this lesson so I just made simple little handout.
(click on image 1st to enlarge in new window, then right click and save to your pictures)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

YW lesson #21 lm3 Learning to Share the Gospel

For this weeks handout I tried to think of something Shiny. I knew I wanted my handout to be about Matthew 5:13-16 but I didn't want to use a candle, or flashlight. I was trying to think of something fun. I was at a local party store ZURCHERS and saw a 12 pack of lip gloss that I thought would be cute. Gloss=shine a little bit of a stretch but it works

 I just printed it 4x6 on my own printer, and mounted it on some yellow card stock. You could just as easily print them at Costco, walmart etc... For best print quality Click on picture 1st to open in a different window. Then right click and save picture to your computer.

Another Idea that I thought would be cute and cheap would to make the girls Bath Salt.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

Here are a few idea's for last minute teacher gifts!
 Apothecary Candy Jars. see HERE
 Good Job Dry Erase Boards See HERE
 Rolo Pencils see HERE

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lesson #20 lm3 Understanding Missionary's Responsibility

IDEA 1) see tutorial below
IDEA 2- I made these cute lil paper shirts for a lesson last year SEE Tutorial HERE  I think it would work great for this lesson too.

I had seen a tutorial HERE a few years ago to make rings out of Shrinky Dinks. You know that plastic stuff you cook. So I made the girls these cute lil rings (costs less than 5 cents each to make). the c2s stands for Called to Serve. I thought it would be a good reminder to serve others. What better way to help us prepare for missions than to serve others.
I used the Shrinky Dink frosted ruff n ready. I bought it at Hobby Lobby for $5.99 then used my 40% off coupon. It comes with 10- 8x10 sheets

 step 1. Cut your rings. To get a fit the size of a chap stick tube I cut mine 1'' by 4.75 inch then rounded the corners a little with scissors.
step 2. Color your design. Color on the frosted side. Because I was doing letters I had to reverse the letters. I just printed some on my computer reversed then traced them. The plastic is pretty see-through before cooking. I then wrote their names and drew some little birds with a little black sharpie marker.

You can also use rubber stamps with the Stazon Ink, or they even sell printable shrinkydink paper. I like to use the girls favorite colors whenever I can just to make things seem a little more personal.
 step 3. Preheat oven to 325. put brown paper bag on the bottom of the pan. Cook design Frosted side up for 1-3 minutes.
 Here it is all shrunk up (:
 Step 4. quickly grab design from oven and wrap around object to get circle (chap stick tube, glue stick tube, marker, etc...). Face the frosted side towards your object so the outside will now be shiny! You have to do this step really quick because it hardens fast. I just pulled my baking tray out of the oven a little and grabbed the plastic with my fingers. I used little gloves for the first few and then got brave and used my bare hands. It was a little hot but not hot enough to burn (:

Monday, May 16, 2011

CD Cover ArT

I've been saving my old CD covers for a while knowing I wanted to make something with them. I listen to some pretty random music but I sure do love it!
"Every Memory has a Soundtrack" has been one of my favorite quotes since college.
I can't wait to put this in my craft room. I love looking at the album covers and thinking about what memories I have tied to the music.
Jane had this Frame lying around in her garage. It was the perfect size for my project.
1st I spray painted the frame White. I didn't worry about taping it off because I was just going to glue the CD covers directly to the canvas. It took about a million coats of white spray paint but FINALLY it worked!

I mod podged the CD covers directly to the canvas. Nice thin coats of modpodge.

I then mod podged over the entire thing to help seal the the edges. I waited for it to dry and did one more coat.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mothers Day

Just a quick couple idea's for mothers day!
Ky was one of the men in charge of the Mothers Day gift for the women in our ward. This is what we came up with.
I just stamped on the cute little brown paper bags. You could also run them through your printer (i choose not too since we were doing 130 but if I was doing a few the printer would be way faster)
We filled them with delicious BYU brownies (SEE HERE). They are so YUMMY!!

I made this cute little book for my mom like 5 years ago. It was from a class I took and I don't remember the teachers name to give her the credit. It is made from a metal address book with cute scrapbook paper mod podged on. I had each of my siblings write a cute little note to our mom. you can find the metal address rolodex

Thursday, May 5, 2011

lesson 19 lm3 Heritage

I liked the part in the lesson that talked about traditions. I am going to have the girls all share a family tradition, heirloom, or something about one of their ancestors.
For a little treat I brought some brownies I made from one of my favorite recipes from my mom. A recipe that I will pass down to my own children(:
I just printed the recipe on the cute little brown paper bags.
I am going to print one of these handouts too. I just can't decide which one??

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All dressed up

Another Jcrew inspired dress. I had seen a beautiful grey ruffled dress online but call me crazy, I didn't want to spend $198 for a toddlers dress. So again Jane came to the rescue! I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. She sorta used simplicity pattern 2709 but tweeked it A-LOT!!

We're lovin all the ruffles. Look at this beautiful Easter dress for my adorable/sweet/funny/ niece. It turned out beautiful. Thanks for being such a super model ms. S!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jamberry Winner

Thanks to all that entered the Jamberry nails giveaway.

Using random number generator the winner is....


Please send me an email ( with your address so I can get you your cute seafoam jamberry nails!