Monday, November 30, 2009

YW Value Pages

images found at (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Bottlecap necklace

Here's my first attempt (still playing around with ideas) at making a necklace for the 2010 LDS youth theme:
I tried to get a clear photo, but the reflection off the top coat didn't allow it - so here's what the image looks like for the necklace and the bead:
I love dangling beads! I really enjoy that I can customize the paper beads to match too! =)
Want the image so you can make your own - click HERE.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Beaded Watch

Blogger won't upload my photos correctly, it keeps rotating them =( But you can still get the idea ;)I'm going to bead some watches to sell - they're so fun to make and wear!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Take a Hand, Touch a Heart

I made this as a thank you gift from a friend who presented a wonderful message from President Monson of take a heart, touch a hand:
I used her daughter's hands in the image when she was over for an activity at my house - I'm so sneaky ;) Like she even has old nail polish on one of her thumbs - thought it gave it character, so I didn't edit it out.I made a matching bead out of paper that hangs as a charm with crackle glaze:Now I have a request to make a HUGE one for the dad, maybe without the glitter, ribbon and charms though, eh? hehe Guys appreciate crafted items too! =)
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Video of Pileated Woodpecker

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker

A very cool woodpecker has visited us multiple times the last 2 days! This beautiful guy is a Pileated Woodpecker:I could see tiny bugs flying around and it seemed as though he was licking them from the air - it's tongue is super long!
I have a video of it too - I'll try and upload tomorrow. After 3 1/2 minutes of just observing, I got bored - hehe And I won't post the whole video - I'll edit it to a minute or so ;)
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Attic Door

This is our attic door before - a little obvious and extremely ugly ;) plus it's plain and tacky:
Here is the attic door and ceiling covered up with bamboo flooring:
It will match the bamboo floor we will put down in the hallway - I like the idea of bamboo flooring on the walls and ceiling - fun!
A bit less obvious - nice work Baby!See my electrical outlet? It's for the fountain - I love being able to say 'Honey, can I have an outlet here?' and it's done! =)
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Give Thanks

These are blocks I cut from a 2x4, stained them, mod podged letters I printed on patterned paper and added some ribbon:

A cute mushroom house with a few things to be grateful for that I put at the end:

It was blue & pink before, I erased all the colors and scanned in my fall paper so the mushroom would match =) I lightened the lines to gray too. Okay, I squished it too - but I needed it to fit my block dimensions ;)

I heart fonts! And cute graphics!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Girly 2010 LDS Youth Theme

2010 theme girly ;)
Maybe a handout or scrabble tile necklace - I'm going to play around with the funness ;) (is that word with 1 n or 2 - hehe)
Want the image - click HERE for the link.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

YW Handout for Drug Abuse

Combined lesson Word of Wisdom & Drug Abuse - Livi did the object lesson =) We're going to have the girls give a part of the lessons when possible.
I used a Christmas ball ornament and printed off a skeleton face and rolled it up and placed it inside - not a fun task - hehe The Crossbones are bent on the bottom to help it stand up.
Quote: If you never take the first, then you'll never take the second from N. Eldon Tanner. The DDD in the corners of the bones are for 'Don't Do Drugs'.
Here it is standing up - just switched the crossbones wording around on the final product, like the 1st picture:
The girls loved them - they're so cute when they get super excited - is it all about the handout?? (look who's even writing that! LoL) I hope they come away with remembering the message too ;)
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bedroom Closet Bamboo Floor

We got the bamboo flooring in the closet that is shared between 2 bedrooms done on Saturday. I cut all the pieces with the chop saw and Jonathan nailed them in:
Jonathan put up the trim and bead board, now the finish work (more putty, sanding and painting). Like the outlet? We put 2 in the closet . . . won't that be nice? For something, just can't think of what yet ;) Keaton liked it so much, he wanted wood floors in his bedroom - awww, so sad it's going to stay carpet!! Personally Jonathan & I both hate getting out of bed and putting our feet on cold, hard floors. And if there is wood floors in bedrooms, what do people do anyway? Put an area rug down - what's the point? hehe
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Welcome to the Hive

We make these signs for the bedroom doors of the girl's we kidnap when welcoming new Beehives into Young Womens:
We have breakfast at the leader's house and the girls love it!
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

YW Handout for Virtue - Good vs Evil

We learned about having courage to live our standards because of worldly pressures. We talked about Daniel's faith and courage and I gave the girls granola (pulse) with the Word of Wisdom from D&C 89 summary handout. We combined 2 lessons today, which is really tough to do in the amount of time we're alloted for class! But, here's my handout on virtue and judging good vs evil:
I used the GOOD with the EVIL illusion for this handout and only 1 out of 9 in my class had seen it before, but they all liked it.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

more ornaments

kissing ball:

Snowflake 1:
snowflake 2 (see, how fun is this ribbon? hehe):who's ready for Christmas? ;)
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Reward for RSVPing ;)

Six of the YW RSVP'd for an activity and I told them after the activity they were going to be rewarded with a 'treat' for having such good manners. They all thought they were getting a cupcake or something and were very excited - LoL, but I only asked them what their favorite color was and didn't tell them what their reward was. This is what I made them:
Hopefully they like them . . .
. . . enough to wear them - hehe
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tin Ornaments

I made these graphics on my computer. I had a black and white graphic of the girls and colored them in using Photodraw application. I created the word art from cute Christmas sayings. I flipped the image before printing them on iron-on paper. I ironed them onto muslin and mod podged them onto tin I cut from roof flashing. I used the crop-a-dile to punch the holes to attach ribbon. I made both light and dark skinned girls.
Christmas Tree Ornaments with quotes/sayings:

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Christmas is a time when you get homesick even when you're home.
Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive.
Those who have no Christmas in their heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Snow Baby Ornaments

These suckers take a very long time to make ;) I used clear ball ornaments and added glitter to them this time.
Jonathan noted that I have a lot of ribbon as he helped me put away some craft stuff . . . I admitted to him I have a passion for CUTE ribbon especially when it's 50% off ;) If I'd hide something from my husband, it'd be ribbon . . . and that's very pathetic sounding - LoL
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Monday, November 2, 2009

VT General Conference Handout

I found some free LDS graphics and free fonts, so I played around with a VT message from General Conference for November. I kind of made an ornament out of it, thus why it's hanging on the Christmas Tree:
I designed an iron-on graphic and ironed it on muslin and then mod podged it on to some roof flashing - hey, it's great tin for crafting with ;) I used Katie's Crop-a-Dile and now I am going to buy one myself - love that tool! Here's the graphic I made up close:
It's from Safety for your Soul by Jeffrey R. Holland. Great talk, but he also delivered it amazingly!
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

2010 LDS Youth Theme

I played around with the new theme, I like the fish graphic for courage:
Maybe a handout for January, but I don't love it - hehe I'll probably play around some more - maybe Christina already has an idea she wants to use anyway ;)
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