Thursday, September 25, 2014

TWIX or TREAT FREEBIE!!




Re-Posting my MOST POPULAR download from last year... do you have this one yet?

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I thought we should start October off with a fun freebie!  To get my inspiration, I parked myself in the candy aisle until the right idea popped into my head!  Then, as I was making the tag - I just HAD to size it so it can also be used as a mason jar lid topper.  What can I say?  I'm addicted.

The tag is a 2.5 inch circle and can either be trimmed with scissors, or punched with a 2.5" punch.  Print on white card stock (or for best results, glossy photo paper) and attach with coordinating ribbon to your treat.  I think it would be super cute to fill the jar with mini-Twix or just attach the tag to a cello-bag full of minis.

 CUTE, cute, cute!!


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Halloween/October Subway Art | Assorted Halloween Tags, Labels & Favors | Halloween Advent

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Happy Haunting!

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Sentiments... Week 19




I love this talk by Elder Eyring (and also his book "Choose Higher Ground").  He reminds me to keep putting one foot in front of the other.  He reminds me that the best path isn't always the easiest one - and he reminds me that the view from the top when I get there will be not only phenomenal, but will be worth it. ♥


Much love,



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Friday, September 19, 2014

KISS Printables... Think Outside the Jar!



I am so excited at how much you guys are loving the KISS sticker sets!!  I know I've mainly been showing them as "Mason Jar Gift Sets" - which is DARLING, but I wanted to show you more ways on how you can package your decorated kisses.  So, I put together a fun spread of ideas to get you thinking outside the jar!  I love that the same printable can be used in so many different ways!

One of my favorite ways to give the kisses is in a clear cocktail cup that is then wrapped up in a cello bag.  I grab my cups at the Dollar Store in the party or wedding section.  There are 10 cups per package - so it makes it lots less expensive than a mason jar + you use about two-thirds the kisses which helps with cost as well.  Another fun idea is to use those small organza bags (find at any store that has a party section).  They only fit 8-10 kisses, so it's easy, inexpensive and makes a cute, tiny favor.  Also, be on the lookout for other types of glass jars... you can find all kinds of shapes, sizes and prices - so look for one that fits your event and budget.  I find lots of glassware at the Dollar Store, Michaels, Home Goods and big box stores like Wal-Mart or Target.  I'm always on the lookout and love when I can pick up a few on clearance to have on hand.  The mini-mason jars are nice as well... you can pack a ton of cuteness in a tiny package!  You can also use a plain cello bag with ribbon and no container.  Fill it as much as you'd like... big or small!  Another great idea is to just put them in a candy dish!  Great for serving them at a party or adding to a dessert table.  One other great "think outside the jar" idea is to check your files for any of my box templates!  I did a bunch of those last year and if you grabbed them then, you can use them in a new way and fill them with kisses!  A fun new spin on a past printable!



I also LOVED the idea mentioned on my FB page about using the kisses to play a memory game!  Just package up a set for each person using a cello or organza bag and let them play and devour their game!  GREAT idea for classroom or birthday parties with any of the sets!


My sis and my mom have also been hot on the kiss trend and recently sent me these phone pics of how they are using my kisses.  My sis found a cute jar, then used her Cricut to cut out vinyl spiders - so cute!!  My mom found these fun little jars in the Target Dollar Spot just this week and is packaging hers that way for an upcoming party.

So many fun ideas... don't let my "Mason Jar" addiction steer you away from other creative ways to use my kiss printables.  The ideas are truly endless!

What are you doing with your kisses?



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

MORE Mason Jar KISS Printables...



Oh my goodness!!  I have absolutely FALLEN IN LOVE with these Mason Jar Gift Sets and KISS printables!!  They are super fun to design... but even more fun to give!


This week, by popular request, I've added three new sets to the collection and just love how they turned out!  The birthday one is bright and fun... the Thanksgiving one (especially when made with gold foiled Almond kisses and orange foiled Caramel kisses) is so festive - and the new Christmas one is probably my favorite of all the KISS sets.  I wanted it to not just be cute, but to be meaningful and more of a Nativity/Christ-Centered printable. I ended up choosing 20 names from my "Names of the Savior" Subway Art and it turned out much more amazing than I planned.  Using gold foiled kisses definitely makes a big visual impact with this one too.  They are all now available in my shop... on sale this week individually - or bundled in a set for 40% off!




A couple of months ago, I designed these sets - and I think it was the fire-storm from these that has lead me to keep designing them!  The "Jar of Sunshine" and "Jar Full of Thanks" have both been TOP SELLERS... as has the "No Tricks, Just Chocolate" Halloween set.  They are all just TOO fun and everyone goes nuts when they see them!  I've put them on sale as well this week - and reactivated the Discount Bundle that is only available for a limited time.



And... the two that started it all!  The original CHRISTMAS set and one for TEACHERS!

So... hurry and stock up while they are on sale (through 9/21)!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{FREEBIE} Blank ANY YEAR Calendar!



Everybody needs a blank calendar, right?  Well...  here's another SUPER cute one!  After I did the landscape version a few months ago {HERE} - I got a ton of requests for a portrait style set.  Like the other one, I did a set in color and a set in gray... What's great about this - is if you have the most current version of Adobe Reader, you can use the "add a text box" option to put in dates, events and notes before printing. This printable is hosted by my good friend, Melanie at SugarDoodle - you can download {HERE}!   

Enjoy!



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Sunday, September 14, 2014

{SUNDAY SENTIMENTS}... Week 18!



I have so many things swirling around in my heart lately... I think this will be exactly what I need to see on my board this week to keep me going!  My sweet-hubby - who has been through so much these last few years - begins yet another detour this week. After two courageous, back-to-back battles with cancer and a stem cell transplant, his recovery is proving to be more difficult that either of us imagined.  His progression has stalled and we've been told he's gone as far as he can on his own.  So - what will we do?  We'll do what we do best and that is to keep fighting. Keep pushing forward.  We'll do what it takes to help him regain the quality of life he fought so hard to win back.  We both have anxiety, not yet understanding what it will entail and how long it will take as he starts a full physical rehab program this week in NYC.  So... we are going to BE STRONG, BE COURAGEOUS and know that no matter what... the Lord is still there with us, every step of the way.

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Much love,



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Friday, September 12, 2014

{NEW!!} LDS Activity Days Planner



Since doing planners for RS, Primary and YW the last few years... I've a zillion requests for an Activity Days one (which is a religious, goal-setting program for 8-11 year old girls in the LDS Church).  Until now, I haven't had the time to sit down and sketch it out (much less design it) - so I was thrilled to finally get it done.  It's 82 pages and is packed full of organizational goodness!   Also... just to qualify myself so you know I know what it needed to include - I've been an Activity Days Leader twice + with the perspective of having been a Primary President and a mom with 2 girls in the program... I think this turned out super awesome and I'm excited to walk you through it!

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Activity Days Planner {HERE}


Activity Planning is probably one of the most important roles of an Activity Day Leader.  Where possible, groups should meet twice monthly and the leaders should prepare creatively planned and enriching activities to help the girls learn, grow and pass off "activities" in their books.  So first, I created monthly sections that contain dated calendars for 2015 (+ sections for Sept-Dec 2014) and two one-page activity planners.  The "Activity Planners" have a space for thoughtfully outlining and preparing each activity, tracking to do's, notes, reminders, expenses, etc.


Next to the activities themselves, probably the most important thing is tracking the girls' progress.  I created two sections to do this - first an "Individual Progress Tracker" section, then "Group Progress Tracker" charts so the leader can have a more bird's-eye view of where everyone stands with their achievements - which can aid in planning future activities.


In addition, there are annual activity planning sheets for 2015 & 2016, annual at-a-glance calendars for 2015 & 2016 + rosters, birthdays, attendance, budget pages and more (each in it's own section).


And... of course, this planner also comes with a set of coordinating divider tabs to make navigating your planner quick and easy.  You can print your tabs on regular paper or card stock, fold and staple to adhere - OR you can print on full sheet sticker paper, punch, fold and adhere that way.  I always design the interior pages in black and white to keep printing costs down, so the tabs definitely add a fun splash of color. The tabs with this planner are 1 inch square - and as you can see from the picture, I punched mine with a 1" square scalloped punch.  Similar instructions are also included with the printable, but that's the basic idea. 

TIPS for TABS: You can trim your tabs with scissors - or you can find these types of punches at any craft or scrapbooking store.  You can also find them on Amazon, I prefer either EK Tools or Fiskars Brand punches for reference. I also ran a strip of clear packing tape over my tabs before punching them out, this makes them nice and shiny + lots more durable for a full year of use. 

TIP for COVERS: The covers are designed for "borderless" printing.  On your home printer, when you hit print and the properties box opens - select your "borderless" option in Advanced Settings + check the "fit" box so the image spreads properly on the page and isn't shrunk.  This can also be requested at a copy center.  I print my covers on glossy photo paper, then laminate for durability.

When everything is printed - you can either 3-hole punch and add to a regular binder or can have it spiral bound at your favorite copy store.


YOU'LL FIND THIS PLANNER IN MY SHOP {HERE}!



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Thursday, September 11, 2014

{FREEBIE!} 12 Months of Visiting Teaching



 I was so excited when Melanie over at SugarDoodle.net invited me to create a printable and guest post during launch week of her website re-design!  She is absolutely one of the most wonderful women I've ever met... I love her so much!  Over the years, our friendship has bloomed.  She's incredibly supportive of me and is a big part of the reason my blog has grown so much.  I know many of you found me through her - and for that I am so grateful!  So, of course, I wanted my contribution to be AWESOME and I hope this set does not disappoint!  Now... I know this printable is themed as "12 Months of Visiting Teaching" - BUT these tags are great for many occasions!  ANYtime you need a little "drop-by" treat or want to send a gesture of friendship or pick-me-up to someone you love, you now have a new arsenal of tags and ideas! 


To read about the inspiration behind this project, to get instructions, a list of gift ideas and to download your tags, please visit Melanie's new website {HERE}!  PS... These tags can either be trimmed with scissors or punched with a 2" round punch.

Thanks, Mel. You are simply the best! ♥



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