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Jan 1, 2014 - Churchy Stuff, Printables    26 Comments

YW & YM 2014 Theme Come Unto Christ Printables

This year our church youth group's theme is Come Unto Christ and be Perfected in Him.  I loved a talk given by my friend Stefanie where she turned the scripture into an invitation.  I tried to run with that theme when I made my bulletin board for this year. With all of the adorable chalkboard graphics out there, I decided to try my hand at one.  Honestly I figured this would be the easiest and cheapest bulletin board yet.  All I had to do was design it on the computer, save it to a thumb drive and take it to Staples.  There they could print it out on one big sheet for just $8.  Just ask for the architectural prints in black and white.   I made the graphic gray scale to add interest and since it didn't cost any extra I figured why not.  This is the graphic I created:   Download the large file to print an oversized Read more [...]
Nov 3, 2013 - Parties, Printables    6 Comments

How to Throw a Great Pirate Party

Last week my youngest child turned 4!  Wow, how time flies.  My Will is all boy and of course loves Pirates.  He was Jack Sparrow for Halloween and could watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies over and over again.  So, when I asked him what kind of birthday he wanted he said "I want a PIRATE PARTY!"  His excitement for his upcoming party made me want to amp things up for him.  We invited 11 friends, way too much for a four-year old, but as long as we were going all out, why not!?! For the table, I pulled together as much piraty stuff as I could from around the house.  I included beachy stuff too since I have a lot of it.  (I printed this cute AHOY hanging banner HERE) As the kids arrived, we did a gathering activity, a pirate puzzle from a dollar store.  This was a great way to keep the kids interested while Read more [...]
Oct 6, 2013 - Churchy Stuff, Printables    8 Comments

We Need Women Who Are…

Once again I loved LDS General Conference that was on again this weekend.  One of the speakers, Elder Christofferson gave a fantastic talk on women of the world.  He talked about keeping women feminine and women of the world.  He quoted former Relief Society President Margaret Nadauld and I absolutely adored this quote.  "The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.  There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.  We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.  We have enough greed we need more goodness.  We have enough vanity we need more virtue.  We have enough popularity, we need more purity."  I made it into a little printable but couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I uploaded them all.  Feel free to copy, download, or pass out in a Read more [...]
Mar 2, 2013 - Churchy Stuff, Printables    47 Comments

Printable Baptism Programs

This last weekend my third son Sam was baptized.  It was a very sweet and exciting day for all of us.  He couldn't wait to turn 8 and was beaming the entire day. Since this is my third son's baptism, and I served in our Primary as the secretary for a few years, I have made pleanty of baptism programs.  I thought I'd share this simple layout that you can print yourself. I started out by having three programs to a single sheet of cardstock (or paper).  I selected a simple image of Jesus and John the Baptist and fit it across the bottom.  With a brown border and blue "Californian FB" font (which you probably already have) things are clean and focused on the baptism, not the child. I printed them on my home ink jet printer on some pearl card stock that my mother in law gifted me.  I love the soft iridescent shine Read more [...]
Jan 23, 2013 - Graphic Design, Printables    16 Comments

Passport to Reading

A good friend of mine was in charge of our schools Read-a-thon this year.  She asked me if I could design a "Passport" for each of the kids in the school.  Inside they could fill in their information and have a place where they could write down the min. they read for each week.  This is what I came up with. On the inside, the students can glue a picture of themselves (or some times teachers can print them off from their class pictures).  There is a note from the "Principal" and a place for them to sign their name, just like a real passport. There are 12 spaces for "stamps", stickers, signatures, or recording their minutes or "reading miles traveled".  You could also encourage the students to read books that talk about other countries around the world. To download the PDF printable for the Passport to Reading, Read more [...]
Oct 6, 2012 - Churchy Stuff, Printables    31 Comments

I am a Mormon Printable

You may or may not know that I am a Mormon.  This weekend is a great time for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because it is our semi-annual conference   This is when we listen to our Prophet and his twelve apostles and other great leaders.  A talk that was given Saturday morning by Ann Dibb was particularly fabulous (follow THIS LINK to hear her talk).  Here is a free printable I created based on her words.  Feel free to download it and use how you'd like.  I created it to be printed as an 8X10, 8.5X11 or 5X7. {Click HERE for the high res version in light 8X10} {Click HERE for the high res version in light for 5X7 or 8.5X11} {Click HERE for the high res version in dark for 8X10} {Click HERE for the high res version in dark for 5X7 or 8.5X11} To learn more about Mormons, click Read more [...]
Aug 22, 2012 - Graphic Design, Printables    7 Comments

10 Fabulously Free Fonts

I love fonts and typography.  It wasn't until this year that I realized that there are FREE fonts out there, just waiting to be downloaded!  Thousands of free fonts.  If you are new to downloading fonts, I'll share a few of my favorites and outline how do download them to your computer for easy use.   Click on the name below to download the fonts: Prima Handmade, Jellyka King's Hat, The Classy Dots, Shelter Me, Embossing Tape, Free Booter, Tall Trees, Channel, Type Xero, KG Eyes Wide Open How to download and install fonts onto your computer: 1. Click one of the font names above in green. 2. Find and press the "Install" button on the font website. 3. Go to your "Download" folder and double click the file name (mine shows up on the bottom of my browser). 4. If a comment window opens up, click close. 5. Find Read more [...]
Aug 6, 2012 - Printables    222 Comments

Free Instagram Printable Template

Instagram is so fun and hip right now I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make a free template for everyone.  I've basically made a layout that is printable in 5X7 or 8X12.  Here are a few uses for the template: Perfect for a teen or pre-teen scrapbook.  There are places to put the date, the event, who is in the photo, and what they were doing, and lets face it, way cooler than cutting and gluing pages together. It's almost time for school to start again, and it seems every year one of my kids is supposed to bring a bunch of photos to tell the class about themselves.  These are perfect.  The one below shows an example of a boy showing off his swimming skills as well as lets the teacher know whats going on. Invitations are always a fun way to get creative.  Here a teen band made a concert poster using the Read more [...]
Jul 19, 2012 - Printables, Recipe Book, Travel    13 Comments

Road Trip Chex Mix

I have very specific things I like to take with me on trips.  One must have is my Road Trip Chex Mix.  It is full of everything yummy, chocolate, peanut butter, coconut and sugar!  I took the original recipe from the Chex box itself, but have modified it a bit.  This is a great recipe for all of you moms of Gluten intolerant kids since it is Gluten free! Alright, here are all of the ingredients necessary to make this delectable little treat. Ingredients: 8 cups Chocolate Chex (1 box) 1/2 medium bag M&Ms 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes 1 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup chunky peanut butter 16 sandwich Ziploc bags   In a large bowl, mix Chocolate Chex, M&ms, and coconut together.  Set aside. In a medium sauce pan, heat corn syrup and sugar until barely bubbling.  (I Read more [...]

The Road Trip Pack List

I am a list person.  Lists keep me organized and on top of things.  You may have seen my Grocery Shopping  List where I have  everything I ever buy, almost, on a one page printable.  My Road Trip Pack List works the same way.  I have included anything I could imagine we would take on our family road trips.  These road trips might include staying in a hotel or rental property, camping, and staying with friends or family. Here's how it works: Print off the list. Highlight the items you need for a particular trip. Write in any thing I might have missed. Gather the highlighted items. Cross them off with a pen. Hit the road, knowing you didn't forget anything! (Note: you could also print off a duplicate list, highlight it as well then when it is time to pack up and head home, you are sure you didn't leave Read more [...]
Mar 31, 2012 - Open House, Printables    2 Comments

Woodland Easter Tablescape

Easter is coming, I can't believe it is already next Sunday!  Here is a Woodland Easter Tablescape I laid out in prep for family coming over. The runner is actually my Chevron Rug, washed up fresh for the table.  Below you can see a chunk of wood left over from my wood block lamp excursion.  I layered it with a piece of burlap ribbon, some paper grass and candies with a nest my kids found on the street in front of our house a few years back. How cute does that chocolate bunny look in the pocket of my burlap slipcover?!  A few peeps (bunnies, cause let's face it, they are cuter) tucked in paper grass and an empty cardboard egg holder sit ready to be snacked on.  The little ducks in the pond was an applique from a Baby Gap t-shirt 11 years ago.  I love the image and have kept it in storage till the right project Read more [...]
Mar 7, 2012 - Crafts, Printables    2 Comments

Rustic Fabric Tags

Today I want to share a little fabric tag I made.  It is really simple and didn't cost me a dime, all scraps I had on hand. First cut out a rectangle out of scrap fabric.  Mine is a linen look-a-like.  Fray the edges on three sides.  On the top, sew a contrasting piece of fabric folded over the top edge. Print off numbers 1-9 HERE.  Cut the numbers out with an Xacto knife.  With stencil adhesive glue the backs of the numbers and lay them in the center of the tag.  Lay the tags on a piece of plastic food wrap in case the paint goes through the fabric.  Lightly paint around the edges of the numbers with craft paint.  Remove the numbers and allow to dry. Sew a small piece of twine to the top edge of the tag.  Go back and forth a few times to make sure it is secure. Hang the tag on just about anything!  Great Read more [...]
Mar 1, 2012 - Churchy Stuff, Printables    48 Comments

New Beginnings Game Night

In February we held our annual New Beginnings activity.  This year we mixed things up a bit and had a "Game Night".  Here are the invitations I made up: I left the date, time etc off the template.  Simply place a text box in the open space to add YOUR info. If you would like to download the template for the Game Night invitations click HERE  NOTE: The template is a photo of the tickets, just blow it up so the gray line meets the boarder of your page layout. I made a similar layout for the program that we handed out at New Beginnings. If you would like to download the Game Night program click HERE for the front and HERE for the back side NOTE: I printed the invitations AND the programs on a cream opalescent card stock and it turned out awesome.  It gave it a very vintage carnival feel.  If you don't Read more [...]