Just popping in during this busy Thanksgiving week to give you a heads-up on some great savings on the binding/punching machine I use to make my Personal Progress calendars (2013, 2012 and upcoming 2014). I am not paid or affiliated with Zutter in any way, I just LOVE my Zutter Bind-It-All and it makes creating my Personal Progress calendars a cinch! Right now, until December 1, 2013, you can get the Bind-It-All for 40% OFF! This is a huge savings–I’ve never seen it priced lower! Continue reading
I am working away on my 2014 Personal Progress calendar and have a little sneak peek to show you!
But first, I have some great news! If you want to get your hands on some of my YW fabric designs in my Spoonflower Shop, now is a great time to check it out! Right now, fat quarters are 50% off–that means buy one, get one free!
If you use the coupon code instyle13 on an order of two fat quarters, you will get one FREE and also get FREE SHIPPING! You can also order one fat quarter at 50% off ($5.40 for basic cotton)! All fat quarters are 50% off.
This coupon code is good until 11/25/13. I used this coupon code today and it worked for me, but please know that I cannot guarantee it will work in the future.
Note: A fat quarter is a piece of fabric that is 21 inches by 18 inches.
This would be a great time to order some 2013 Mutual Theme pillow fronts (color/chalkboard) to make Christmas gifts for your young women or to snag some YW Values fabric (black & white/color) to make a Personal Progress book holder for your daughter or niece. Continue reading
I created this easy-to-use calendar to help you (and me!) with yearly planning and scheduling. It features one of my 2014 Mutual theme logos with space on each month page for notes, announcements, scriptures and thoughts. And, because I made an editable/saveable PDF file for you, you can quickly add your information to each month in a snap. Simply open up the PDF file in Adobe Reader (get it free here if you don’t already have it), click on the space you want to edit and type. Then save and print. Continue reading
I’m taking a little break (a very, very little one, I promise!) from creating my 2014 calendars to introduce you to Holiday Storyteller, a FREE e-course that I’ve collaborated on with 26 other scrapbookers and that is brought to you by Simple Scrapper.
Are you filled to the brim with holiday spirit? But, do you also get overwhelmed and lose momentum for holiday scrapbooking projects? Holiday Storyteller will help you stay inspired to scrapbook the season’s best stories and follow through with your projects.
They’re HERE! I’ve got 2014 Mutual theme logos for you! Use them on youth-conference t-shirts, girls camp flags, activity flyers, newsletters, craft projects, invitations and more. Continue reading
Looking for an idea for New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence or even Activity Days? Here’s an idea that we used for New Beginnings this year. We created a beautiful evening centered around Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk and book (get the ebook for free right now for Kindle!) Your Happily Ever After.
I love this talk and its message is perfect to share with young women and girls. Not only would this theme work for Young Women activities, but it would make a great Activity Days Mom and Me or Recognition activity.
I am excited to share with you the printables I made for this event including a storybook invitation, program cover, logos and photo cards. You can download them at the bottom of this article. Continue reading
A sweet blog reader from California asked me if I could make a Young Womanhood Recognition (YW medallion) certificate for her stake. She wanted something in addition to the standard Church certificate so her stake YW presidency could honor girls who completed their Personal Progress at a special stake YW event. To help her, I created an 8.5×11-inch document similar to my Honor Bee Certificate with spaces for both the stake president’s and the stake YW president’s signatures as well as another certificate that is a ward version, with spaces for bishop’s and ward young women’s president’s signatures. Continue reading
One of the amazing girls in our ward has just completed her second Honor Bee! That is the award the girls can earn after they’ve earned their Young Womanhood Recognition award. Earning an Honor Bee is a great way for those girls who complete their Personal Progress quickly to stay engaged and who need something more to do.
Instructions for earning an Honor Bee are in the back of the Personal Progress book and consist of re-reading the Book of Mormon and performing 40 hours of service for others. The girls are encouraged to help other Young Women complete their Personal Progress.
Once an Honor Bee is earned, the young woman is presented with a bee charm to add to their medallion necklace. And, girls can earn as many Honor Bees as they want!
When our cute young woman let us know she had earned her Honor Bee, I went looking for an accompanying certificate to give her. Surprise! The Church does not have one! So, I made my own and share it with you.
The Church has announced the 2014 Mutual Theme! It is:
I am excited this theme focuess on Our Savior, Jesus Christ and hope it will help our Young Women develop stronger testimonies of Him.
To go with this theme, I will be working on a 2014 Mutual Theme logo in the next several weeks as well as creating a 2104 Personal Progress calendar and a 2014 planning calendar for you.
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Welcome, welcome to this stop on the Everyday Storyteller 2 blog train! It’s launch week and I’m so excited you’re here! Just for stopping by, I’ve got a chance for you to win a FREE copy of Everyday Storyteller 2 AND a freebie download, too! (Find the link to my free journaling cards at the end of this post.)
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