11.14.2017

UPDATE: 2018 / 2019 Activity Day Leader Planner

Hello again!

I've had a handful of people reach out to me asking if I planned on doing a 2018/2018 Activity Day Leader Planner, and the answer is YES!


If you don't have your hands on the complete planner, click here to see if it's something you'd be interested in purchasing. Again, I know this is priced low. As someone who serves in the church as an Activity Day leader, I wanted to create something beautiful and useful, but not break the bank for other sisters who want to serve to the fullest and stay organized in a unique way.

I didn't make a TON of changes, so for those of you who have purchased the 2017 planner and feel 'jipped', I sure hope this post helps!

The only two things different in the planner itself, are the calendar overview and yearly activity overview pages. The calendar overview page has 2018 and 2019 on it, and there's now a 2019 activity overview page. You are more than welcome to download them for free. See the links below the following pictures to download:

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Now, there are a few new things I've added to the 2018/2019 planner bundle.
The first one is: Activity Day Invitations. I wanted to make cute invites that you can pass out to your girls in Primary Opening Exercises or mail out. I also thought that these could be great missionary tools, and your Activity Day girls could pass some out to their friends. I made 5 different designs, if you want all 5 patterns, are more than welcome to purchase the whole planner bundle, or purchase them separately here.

I am going to throw a freebie Activity Day invitation here as well for the blush/polka dot design.

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The second, and last new addition to the bundle is a Welcome Favor tag. You can purchase it separately here, or click on the link below the picture for free.

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And that's all I have for now.. I may or may not be working on a special work book for Activity Day girls. I'm SUPER excited to show you everything when it's all finished. Until then... :)

» IMPORTANT - DISCLAIMER «
This shop is not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor is this an official church document.

10.26.2017

I am a Child of God: 2018 LDS Primary Theme

Hey there!

I have been so excited to get everything ready for this blog post. It took me a little over a month to get everything put together, but here we are!

I was asked to create a 2018 primary theme bundle to match the 2017-2018 Activity Day planner I designed here. Naturally, I accepted the challenge. This has been the biggest project I've taken on in my entire graphic design 'career'.

Some people say I'm not charging enough. Well, here's the deal: when creating this, I felt so much love for the primary children all over the world. I wanted to create something that would be budget friendly. As being a primary secretary for only a few months, I've come to know some of these printables that I had created for myself and for my other presidency sisters, as very useful tools. I wanted to create something beautiful and make it available to primary leaders country/world wide and not ask them to break the bank. Yes, I still make profit, but knowing that at least someone out there can use these printables and enjoy them, makes my heart full. Does that make any sense? Maybe I should stop typing and just get to the pictures already. I'm sensing rambling. 

In this post, I wanted to share the yellow version end results and a few freebies!
To view the pink version, click here.


Here's the main listing photo I have for the 2018 Primary Bundle. This is the second main listing photo I created for this project. I didn't like how the first version was sloppy and didn't seem to have much thought put into it. I'll admit, it was the last thing I put together out of everything, and I got too excited to have it finished.

So what all do you get in said bundle?

Here's the low-down:



Flag Banner PDF File - Banner Reads "I am a Child of God", with coordinating temple and faded polka-dot accent flags. The PDF file is 8.5" x 11" with 7 pages total ($4.99 Value)



13 Articles of Faith Printables - You'll get 8" x 10" JPG Files, 5" x 7" JPG files, and an 8.5" x 11" PDF file. ($4.99 Value)

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Before I get too far... JPG files are for easy printing at home, or at a photo lab (i.e. Walgreens, WalMart, Costco, etc.).

PDF files are for easy printing at home or at a local print shop (i.e. Kinko's/FedEx, Office Depot, Staples, etc.)

8.5" x 11" (for those of you who didn't know) is standard US paper size.

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12 Monthly Theme + Scripture Printables - You'll get 8" x 10" JPG Files, 5" x 7" JPG files, and an 8.5" x 11" PDF file. ($4.99 Value)



Here's our first freebie! To download, click here.

Front, Back & *Spine Binder Covers + Bonus Presidency Title Front Binder Covers ($2.99 Value)
(This deal will only be available for a limited time - and is only available here on our blog)

Each cover is on an 8.5" x 11" PDF page - for easy printing on standard size paper at home or at a local print shop.

*There are spine covers for 1", 1.5" and 2" binders with multiple to an 8.5" x 11" PDF page.


This next picture features a few of our items, two of these items aren't sold separately:


Birthday Month List Printable (Not sold separately) - You'll receive an 8" x 10 JPG File and an 8.5" x 11" PDF file.

I am a Child of God Book Mark Printable (Not sold separately) - These book marks are sized to be approximately 2" x 9" - There are 3 book marks to an 8.5" x 11" PDF page.



'I am a Child of God', Birthday and Thank You Gift Tags ($2.99 Value) - These are sized to be 2.75" x 4" with 4 tags to an 8.5" x 11" PDF page.



Our second freebie! To download, click here.

'We Missed You in Primary!' Card ($1.99) Value - You'll receive a 4" x 6" JPG file and an 8.5" x 11" PDF file with two 4" x 6" cards to a page. I feel as though these cards could become great missionary helpers, especially if you let your primary kiddos help out!

(This deal will only be available for a limited time - and is only available here on our blog)



'Welcome to Primary 2018' Card ($1.99 Value) -  You'll receive a 4" x 6" JPG file and an 8.5" x 11" PDF file with two 4" x 6" cards to a page. When creating this, I had the idea that these could help you let your primary kiddos know who their new teachers will be and what classroom they'll meet in.



Class List Door Signs ($1.99 Value) - You'll receive a blank class door sign, as well as door signs with the following classes listed:

Nursery, Nursery A, Nursery B, Sunbeams, Sunbeams A, Sunbeams B, CTR 4, CTR 4A, CTR 4B, CTR 5, CTR 5A, CTR 5B, CTR 6, CTR 6A, CTR 6B, CTR 7, CTR 7A, CTR 7B, Valiant 8, Valiant 8A, Valiant 8B, Valiant 9, Valiant 9A, Valiant 9B, Valiant 10, Valiant 10A, Valiant 10B, Valiant 11, Valiant 11A, Valiant 11B, Valiant 11 Girls, Valiant 11 Boys

These are on 8.5" x 11" PDF pages for easy printing on standard size paper at home or at a local print shop.



Classroom Door Hangers ($1.99 Value) - You'll receive blank door hangers, as well as door hangers with the following classes listed:

Nursery, Nursery A, Nursery B, Sunbeams, Sunbeams A, Sunbeams B, CTR 4, CTR 4A, CTR 4B, CTR 5, CTR 5A, CTR 5B, CTR 6, CTR 6A, CTR 6B, CTR 7, CTR 7A, CTR 7B, Valiant 8, Valiant 8A, Valiant 8B, Valiant 9, Valiant 9A, Valiant 9B, Valiant 10, Valiant 10A, Valiant 10B, Valiant 11, Valiant 11A, Valiant 11B, Valiant 11 Girls, Valiant 11 Boys

These door hangers are sized to be approximately 3.9" x 10.25" with two hangers to an 8.5" x 11" page.


These are what I'm calling our 'Primary Presidency Helpers' ($2.99 Value) - You'll receive 3 (8.5" x 11") PDF files that will include a substitute list, a sharing & singing time agenda for both JR and SR primaries, and a primary presidency meeting agenda sheet.



Coordinating 'I am a Child of God' CD Cover & Label Image ($1.99 Value) - You'll receive an 8.5" x 11" PDF with two 5" square CD covers on a page and a 5" square JPG image that will be easy for uploading to your CD label program for printing.


Sharing Time Opening Exercises Cards + Folder Insert ($2.99 Value) - You'll receive 2 (8.5" x 11" PDF files), one of which will have 4 cards to a page.



Here's our last item on the list, which also happens to be our third and final freebie! To download, click here.

(This deal will only be available for a limited time - and is only available here on our blog)

Sharing Time/Opening Exercises Wrist Bands + Folder Insert ($2.99 Value)  - You'll receive 2 (8.5" x 11" PDF files), one of which will have 4 wrist bands to a page. The wristbands are sized to be approximately 1.5" x 10", and have will have one of the following assignments per wristband: Talk, Scripture, Prayer and Article of Faith.

That's it, that's everything! Thank you to everyone who has made it to the end of this post! This project has certainly been a labor of love. Enjoy <3


8.19.2017

NEW: 2017-2018 LDS Activity Day Leader Planner

Hey everyone!

I want to share something that I'm over-the-moon excited about and that is also near and dear to my heart.  In case you didn't know already, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I was recently called (again) to be an Activity Day Leader over the 8-9 year old girls within my ward boundaries. For those of you who don't know what that is - think Jr. Youth Group or Boy Scouts - but on the more spiritual/home making side of it.

Wanting to take my calling further this time, as well as realizing that I am much more effective at life if I write things down, I started the hunt for Activity Day helpers on Pinterest. While I found a handful of things, they weren't quite what I was looking for, so I decided to make something for myself. Thus - my Activity Day Leader planner was born.

Please enjoy my crappy phone pictures. I am not a photographer. One day I'll get there and have beautiful real-life photos
for you to feast your eyes on, but this will have to do for now. 

Over the last two weeks, I have put almost all of my free time into this planner. I loved creating the pages so much, that this won't be the last planner printable you'll see from me. (Think Activity Day work book for the girls, Activity Day activity ideas and printables, Recipe Binder, Meal Planning Binder, Budget Binder) Do you feel the excitement from the endless possibilities?



So... what's in this planner anyway? First off, you can purchase the planner here at my Etsy shop. I wanted to keep it affordable, in hopes of getting a little profit, but mostly wanting to share my love of the design as well as Activity Days with my fellow Activity Day Leader sisters.

If you purchase the planner on Etsy, you will receive three different 8.5" x 11" PDF files:

· Full Color - Front Binder Cover, Binder "Binding" Slip, Back Binder "Gospel Principles" Cover
· Full Color - 17 inside planner pages
· Black & White/Gray Scale - 17 inside planner pages

The inside planner pages included are:

✿ 2017 - 2018 Calendar Year Overview
✿ Faith in God Individual Progress Tracker
✿ Faith in God Group Progress Tracker
✿ All About Me
✿ Activity Birthday Lists (3 pages total)
✿ Class Contact List
✿ Leadership Contact Lists (2 pages total) 
✿ Faith in God Advanced Activity Planner
✿ Faith in God Activity Brainstorming
✿ Activity Attendance Sheet
✿ Activity Days Leader Meeting Agenda
✿ 2017 Year Activity Overview
✿ 2018 Year Activity Overview
✿ Activity Days Budget Sheet

















Thank you so much for reading! I'd love to hear any feedback you may have. If this is received well, stay tuned for something special.

» IMPORTANT - DISCLAIMER «
This shop is not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor is this an official church document.

7.01.2017

Cancer Update, Baby Showers and Fireworks?

Hey everyone! 

I know some of you have been wondering where the heck I was for the last few months while my shop was closed. Well, in case you didn't see my Etsy message, I took a little bit of a mental break.

Last year I was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma. The tumor was located in my right thigh, just above my knee and it was 19cm long, and about 7.5cm round in the middle. I fought long and hard last year and was cancer free for about two months until they found a few happy little tumors growing in my lungs earlier this year.

Having this recurrence diagnosis was very hard on me and my family. The statistics and odds are not pretty for people with sarcoma metastatic tumors like mine. Thus, the needed break to be with family and connect with the people I surround myself with (a.k.a. the village of friends and extended family whom I love)

Taking a breather from running my business was mandatory, and I am so thankful for those who did reach out to me with their condolences and for those who are keeping me in your prayers.

And just so you know... so far the immunotherapy treatments they have me on are working! So there's hope for the future and God is so good!

Amidst all of this cancer craziness, I had the pleasure of planning a baby shower for my sister-in-law who is expecting her first child. I have three boys, and when she announced that she was having a girl, I was all over it. Naturally, I have shared a few designs with you that were in her shower theme on my etsy shop:

Invitations


Game Cards


Mommy or Daddy? (He said, She Said Game)

You guys.. this is why I love graphic design. This is why I love anything centered around event planning. I love this stuff. My family thinks I'm crazy, but I don't care. I love it.

Here are some pictures that I took just before guests arrived:

Words for the Wee Hours - A word of encouragement, a chuckle or two, give the mommy-to-be a note just from you!
Please pick up a diaper and write on the booty, something to take her mind off the doody!
(I'm a sucker for poop jokes)

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G cupcakes made by my super talented sister-in-law Emily





What do you think? It wasn't crazy fancy, and no I didn't hire a professional photographer to captivate all of our shower shenanigans like you see for some of those amazing Pinterest party types. I took all of those photos by myself.. with my phone. #winning


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On another note - What are your 4th of July plans? I'm pretty sure we're not even doing fire works this year (those things are crazy expensive these days, am I right?) We plan on having a low-key BBQ and enjoying time with the ones we love.

In celebration of our country's freedom, and since I know I've been gone for a little bit, I'd like to surprise you with a coupon code to use through July 31st.  AMERICA15 - use this coupon code to get 15% off your next design order!

I love all of my Etsy customers, you all are so good to me! I'd love to hear your feedback and please contact me if you ever have any questions!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and 4th of July!

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