Friday, September 8, 2017

Love Notes

I'm excited to share this simple little thing that I think will make a HUGE impact on deepening our love and gratitude for each other here in our home. Living in a day and age where everything is created digitally or sent electronically.... I'm excited about this special place for HAND WRITTEN notes to each other. The guys in our home will have the solid black notebooks next to their beds and all the girls in our home will have the cute little heart ones on their night stands. I found those at the Dollar Tree by the way!!!! SUPER PERFECT FIND!! Anyway... These will serve as a place for us to leave notes to our family members as our hearts are nudged to!  Tell them THANK YOU for a kind thought or deed, tell them how awesome they did on their math test, tell them how much you love them and are glad they are in our lives.... WHATEVER.... handwritten notes. 
I personally plan on leaving little reminders in my phone at first to make sure I do this for each family member at least twice a week so I don't forget in the beginning. But can you imagine what a treasure this will be to keep forever close to your heart?? Special messages written to you from the people you hold dearest? I'm so excited! 
Here's the graphic I made for these through the AMAZING Rhonna Designs App so you can save this to your phone or desk top and print some to make for your family also! 
If you end up creating some I'd LOVE to see yours so be sure to come here and comment or tag me in your Social Media post! One more thing before I go.... I'm SUPER DUPER excited about a fun announcement I get to make next week!  SORRY FOR THE TEASER BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE!!!!  Have a great weekend friends! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

A fun and simple Baptism Treat

I just love the age group I teach in Primary. They are all so excited about turning 8 years old and making the decision to be baptized a member of the church. Their eagerness to learn and excitement is contagious. Here's a simple handout I designed that can be uploaded to any one hour photo and printed like a 5x7 photo. Glue on a Kit Kat candy bar and you're all set! A fun little Baptism gift for a boy or a girl! Who doesn't love chocolate and a fun reminder of your baptismal covenants! Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I Will Go Inside Someday

Hi there! I'm sure if your house is anything like ours now... School is back in full swing! This means crazy, busy schedules and trying to master the calendar. But a busy life equals a very blessed life so I am NOT complaining. I love it! 
One of the things that comes with a brand new school year is Volleyball season. I'm so very proud of my daughter Cassidy for making the High School Varsity Volleyball team for the 2nd year now... She's a Sophomore you guys! YES MAJOR MOM BRAG! Ha! 
With this commitment for Cassidy comes extra financial requirements. I normally help her create something crafty we can make and sell for extra money but there is just no extra time this year as we are trying to 
fund raise for a tournament coming up quick in Las Vegas, NV. 
Normally on this fun blog of mine I like to share freely of my talents and handouts I create as you can see in hundreds of previous posts. But I thought since this is something a little different and special that some of you may see the value in spending the $3.50 on a digital version of this painting I made so you can print as many as you want in whatever sizes you need. These are my hopes anyway! Here's a sample (please forgive the blurriness) of one I have printed and hung in an 11x14 frame I got from Hobby Lobby. Then also a sample of the print itself
 so you can see it clearly. 

These can be printed rather inexpensive at any photo processing shop and would make awesome gifts for the young ladies in your life. If you don't feel the desire to purchase this then pretty please consider sharing this post with a friend who may love to have it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 
 When clicking on the PayPal graphic below you will be taken to a secure area where you can use PayPal or your credit card. The cost is $3.50 and once we receive notification of payment you will be sent the digital file via email. If you have any questions please post in the comments and we will reply as soon as possible. Thanks so much and have a great day! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Primary Lesson 29 Having Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Hi there! I'm finally back to a place in my life where I feel like I can stay on top of sharing my creations and handouts for my different callings, Visiting Teaching, and even fun things I create for my children being their mom. Bookmark me, share me, go follow me on Facebook and Instagram! @PaperCakesAndIcing  

So tomorrow's Primary Lesson on Faith is one of my very favorite topics. I can't wait to share these little handouts and plant some seeds in class. I chose Radish seeds because they sprout quickly and my kiddos will be able to come back next Sunday and share their results. 
Here's a photo of the cups and soil and seeds. I'm also sharing the image/handout I made that can easily be downloaded then uploaded to Walgreen's ONE HOUR photo and printed in 4x6 size. Easy peasy!!!  

Hope this helps someone! I'm not doing as many handcrafted handouts anymore just because my time is so limited these days but I think something quick that can be created in an app can be just as cute and effective. Have a great weekend! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lesson 27 - I Can Help Others Be Happy By Sharing

So there's a cute story in Lesson 27 which you can find here about a boy sharing his crayons. This made my idea for a handout for this week pretty simple. Just had to design a tag for it. 
I created a pdf for the tags on these crayons which you can

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!! Have a great weekend! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Donut Thank You tags with free printable

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! 
Haven't made a handout to share in a while but I did create these a few weeks back.  This was for a "Thank you" night we had for all our teachers at our monthly Enrichment activity!  I took a photo with some yummy donuts bagged up so you could see how fun and simple this little thank you gift was!  They were a hit! And these could be used for anything really!  Here's a link to download the PDF I created.... 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lesson 31: I Will Obey the Law

This fun handout may not help anyone out now if you were teaching this lesson today but I promise to start posting them closer to the beginning of the week. I team teach our class of 12 7 & 8 yr olds so there will be some Sundays where I won't have anything unless I'm bored but that is RARE. ha ha  Anyway.... our lesson today was about obeying the Law and this handout was a BIG hit. I designed it in a 6x4" format then uploaded them to Walgreen's to print. This is easiest... just be sure to preview/crop before submitting for processing. You may have to trim them a little too just to make them look even.  Just tape on some Smarties! Enjoy! Making Primary lessons fun!