Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here is the text (not the title) that's on the handout so you can copy and paste it into your own Word doc:
The skull and crossbones is the universal warning symbol for a poisonous substance. People all over the world recognize it as a graphic warning of what can happen to them if they take the substance into their bodies. Latter-day prophets have warned us of another kind of contamination that can be deadly, not to our bodies, but to our spirits and minds. The mass media—television, radio, movies, magazines, and newspapers—communicates to many people at the same time. These media can be used to further the work of the Lord on earth, to educate, and to entertain. But they can also be used to destroy. They are a chief tool of the adversary, who seeks to break down moral behavior in all of us.
Once you have the wording and the title how you'd like then just print it onto your colored paper. Here is the link to the font I used on my handout. I love grungy fonts and this one went perfect for this handout. Now once you have the wording printed out you are ready to add your skull & crossbones. Yay for FREE clipart! I found this one here. You can copy & paste the image into Word then resize it to fit on your handout. Once you resize it then print it out on some heavy cardstock and carefully cut the image out leaving a small border. This looks better than trying to cut up against the black line. After I cut it out I attached it to the handout using some pop dots or foam tape so it stands out a little for a 3-D effect. The fun extras are optional of course but since these handouts are for Young Women I added the hot pink zig-zag stitching with my sewing machine and a little pink tie bow. DONE!!! How's that for quick, easy, cute and effective???
Thursday, August 20, 2009
♥ Toodles! ♥
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This handout is pretty easy to put together! I created a pattern you can copy and paste into Word then resize however you want. Then print it onto whatever colored paper you choose.
I tied the little colored ribbons on the centers of the kite tags then taped the black ribbon down to the back of each one. I always use a heavy cardstock on my handouts so they are sturdy and not flimsy.
We can liken our lives to a kite in the wind. With the wind a kite moves upward, if the wind stops the kite will fall. The wind represents self-mastery or discipline. Weaknesses can make us strong and move us upward, but if we let down and don't exercise self-mastery we will fall. The string is like the gospel. It directs us and allows us to grow and reach higher heights as we practice self-discipline.
♥ ENJOY! ♥
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Do all the GOOD you can
By all the MEANS you can
In all the WAYS you can
To all the PEOPLE you can
At all the TIMES you can
For as LONG as you can
Helping comes in CANS not in CAN’TS
May your cupboard be filled with CANS!!!
Supposing today were your last day on earth,
The last mile of the journey you’ve trod;
After all of your struggles, how much are you worth,
How much can you take home to God?
Don’t count as possessions your silver and gold,
Tomorrow you leave these behind,
And all that is yours to have and to hold
Is the service you’ve given mankind.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The handouts I came up with for Lesson #24 are pretty basic and there are no patterns required. :o) I loved the "Invitation" idea that was already in the lesson manual so I just went the extra mile with it. Please click on the photos if you'd like to see the images larger! The "Invitation" stamp I picked up at Michael's Craft store in their $1.00 bin! Gotta love that! Please also keep in mind that I only teach a small number of girls in my ward every week so sometimes my ideas may or may not be more involved. Since I have fewer handouts to create I feel like I can get a little more elaborate with them. Not that these are!
I also ran across this sweet message while preparing for my lesson:
"Let prayer be the KEY that opens and closes your day!"
I was super excited because I actually had a ringful of old-fashioned decorator keys that I picked up somewhere several years ago for just pennies! I attached this quote to them as an additional handout for the girls. The modern key handout pictured here with the antique key is just a sample I made for those who have misc. keys kickin' around their house or junk drawers they could use instead of a big fancy one! LOL
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Here's the items you will need to create this handout. And some basic steps for putting it together. A few notes first.... You can copy and paste these images into Word and easily resize them to fit your needs. Easy Peasy. I traced the heart and crown onto patterned paper then cut them out by hand. The earth is some clip art I found free online somewhere. I will keep better track so I can give proper credit.
Here's the quote I used:
“My dear friends, you are a royal generation. You were preserved to come to the earth in this time for a special purpose. Not just a few of you, but all of you. There are things for each of you to do that no one else can do as well as you. … If you will let Him, I testify that our Father in Heaven will walk with you through the journey of life and inspire you to know your special purpose here.” -- H. Burke Peterson
Now here's some basic steps to putting this handout together:
Print the quote out on white cardstock the size you'd like. Leave room to the left of it to add your crowned earth. Mount your cardstock on patterned paper if you like. I love this look and use the little black and white dots a lot. Size the earth the way you need it then print it out on white cardstock. I did mine to fit my 2 1/2" circle punch so I wouldn't have to hand cut these out. Then trace the crown and heart onto patterned paper and cut out. Add linework to white cardstock, heart and crown. I use an Ultra Fine Black Sharpie pen for this. Use pop dots or foam tape to adhere the earth as well as the heart. This gives it a 3-dimensional look. Very cool! Adhere crown to earth. Add jewels and your're done! YAY!!!
Thanks for your patience! ♥
okay... this fun heart hanger also has a quote on the back of it by President Gordon B. Hinckley:
“Forgiveness may be the greatest virtue on earth, and certainly the most needed. There is so much of meanness and abuse, of intolerance and hatred. There is so great
a need for repentance and forgiveness. It is the great principle emphasized in all of scripture, both ancient and modern.”
The font I used on this handout is called "Digs My Hart" and I got it from a free scrapbook font site that I absolutely love! To down load this font for free CLICK HERE. I will be adding a lot of links to the side of my blog over the next week. Ones that I find myself using pretty frequently. So this one will definitely be listed!
Okay.... here's the pattern for the heart. And then as a bonus... I wanted something to display on my table while I gave the lesson. I loved this scripture in Ephesians so I created a fun mini-poster with it. ♥ENJOY!♥
“God … has a pencil with an eraser on it and he has promised us that he will use it if we will repent and change our ways. … He has said that if we would forsake our evil and thoroughly make up our minds against it, then he would wash it out of his mind and just forget the whole thing. Of course, he expects that we will wash it out of our minds also.”
The especially exciting part is I can share my creations here with you! They can be used as hand-outs with your lessons, visiting teaching or even for creating other miscellaneous projects! The possibilities are limitless! Please feel free to always comment or contact me if you have any questions. I will try and be as thorough with my patterns and instructions as possible! I want you to look at my projects and KNOW that you can create them too!!!