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Friday, April 29, 2011

Sorry for the absence...

I hope you haven't given up on me just yet. Its dead week for me at college which means EVERYTHING that professors can assign is DUE THIS WEEK! Not to mention studying for finals that is  {GASP!} next week!!! My mind has been busy with trying to get the good grades that I always I beg for a little bit more patience with me and HANG IN THERE! I have not forgotten about you!!

When I return (sometime next week) I will have new handouts, ideas, crafts and I might even share a recipe or two. AND if I get really might even see a new look to the blog (I am still learning how to customize it all). Anway, I just wanted to check in with you to let you know I am still alive (since I don't have a co-creator to help me out) and that I will be back SOON!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

April's Personal Progress Motivator

Sorry this has taken me so long to get posted but I finally have it ready to go. I will post pictures of the finished product a lil later on (It seems like I always lack with pictures and getting them up with the posts).

Anyway here is what I am doing. I am taking a tag and punching a hole on the side...taking some ribbon and looping it through and then tie the other end around some candy (in this case mini Twix candy bars) and setting the ribbon tied candy inside a plastic egg. Then of course setting it in a wicker basket with easter grass.

Here is the tag: 7 to a page PDF

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lesson 15: Blessings of the House of Isreal

Here is lesson #15 from the YW Manual #3
Paper and elements courtesy of Free Digital Scrapbooking from their Spring Kit.

Click HERE for PDF of 4

Monday, April 4, 2011

I have corrected my mistake

I have now just corrected the mistake on the binder cover for this year...sorry again for the trouble if you were one that had already downloaded a copy of apologies. Everything is ok now.


If you are a fan of my FB page, you will have seen me post about my friend Krystle and her dare to the world about reading the Book of Mormon.

I think this is a great thing and so I am going to pass along her dare to read the Book of Mormon.

Check out her FB to learn more:

Here is a crafty idea that is easy and cute

I was cleaning out some of my girls camp totes looking for who knows what, I found my journal/notebook that I created and that we ended up doing as a craft project up at girls camp. All of the girls and leaders thought they were cute and easy to make. In fact I had some girls wanting to make a second or third one.

I like this idea because it provides a journal for those who might not have one or brought one to camp but it allows the girls individuality come through. There are also nice in making a boring ol' composition notebook look cute.
So lets get started...

(*NOTE: I will be posting pictures to accompany the instructions soon!!!)

Here Is What You Will Need

Composition Notebook (regular or mini size)
2 sheets of patterned scrapbook paper (12x12 works best)
2 sheets of plain colored scrapbook paper (12x12 because you will need the scraps to create the side binding)
Pen/Pencil to trace outlines
Scissors or paper cutter
ModgePodge (I used the matte finish) or Acid Free Double Sided Tape
Small Foam Brush
Ribbon (optional)
Assorted Embellishments (I used the rhinestones and applied with Jewel It)
Newspaper (to protect your work surface from getting sticky)

The first thing you are going to do is trace the outline of your notebook to the scrapbook paper of your choice. The plain color will be the inside while your patterned paper will be on the outside. ***NOTE: the outside cover can be a little shorter than the width of the outside cover because you will be covering it with the binding  BUT YOUR INSIDE HAS TO BE THE SAME!!! or else you will have an ugly white line/space.***

Once you have your lines traced, cut them out and then line them up to make sure that they fit and that you have the front with the correct cut out fronts and the back with the correct backs.

Once you are satisfied with your cut pieces of paper, starting with the inside covers, modge podge (or tape) your plain scrapbook paper to the inside. Making sure that you get clear to the edges and there is no air bubbles. Repeat with other inside cover.

Next apply the outside covers to both the front and back with modge podge. Again making sure that there is no air bubbles and that the edges are securely fastened down.

Now for the hard part...(OK so it might not be that hard but pay attention)....Take a piece of what ever you used for your inside cover color and cut about a 4 inch wide strip or so that fits the length of the book. This is going to be your new spine/binding. Test it by shaping it to the notebook itself. Making sure that you get the back spine even as you can with the front spine. If this seems to be to small of a binding for you, you can trim it or make it bigger...its your call.

BEFORE GLUING, CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NOTEBOOK IS FACING THE RIGHT WAY!!!! Now that you have your spine binding measured and fitted, take some modge podge and glue just the back and the middle of the spine LEAVING THE FRONT UNATTACHED.

Take your ribbon (if you have chosen to use it) and loop it around the open part of your spine cover and tie a bow on the front. You might have to take some modge podge and glue down the ribbon in a part or two on the inside of the spine not on front. Once you have your bow where you want it, apply modge podge to the the inside of your spine cover and firmly press down. Again making sure there is no air bubbles and that the ends are securely fastened down.

Then apply your embellishments as wanted.

Ta Dah!!! That wasn't to bad now was it????

OOPS! I found a mistake...

To my dear faithful readers...I HAVE FOUND A MISTAKE!!!
So I really apologize if you have taken the time to download it and use it in some way.

I am sure that most of you have received that email that you can read even though all the words are jumbled up except for the first and last letters? They say it is because the human mind/eye doesnt read each letter individually but as a word in whole...I am thinking I seriously believe that now.

With that being said, as I was laying down on my bed taking a nice nap (my young women's binder was laying next to me) I awoke and with sleepy eyes I realized that I had mispelled the second Virtuous on my first binder cover that has the mutual theme on it for the year by adding a "R" to the word.
How crazy was I not pick it up when I had first created it??

So I will be posting a revised, CORRECT binder cover sheet and image(for those who printed off pictures of it) by the end of the day...TODAY. Sorry for the mistake and the confusion!
I really do try to create things that are free of any mistakes but if by chance one slips through the cracks and gets posted please please email me at and let me know of any mistakes you see or found and I will correct them ASAP!!!

Thanks for understanding!

****UPDATE: I have fixed my error and the correct one is ready for download...thanks for your patience.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Camp Letter

So I thought I would post an image og the letter that I am planning on sending out to our girls and their parents, however I am stillawaiting approval from the president.