I know it’s not time for summer yet. I am trying to be patient, but it is so hard when you get a few days of 60+ degree weather and you just want to be outside in shorts, and then the next day there is three inches of snow on your car! That Mother Nature sure likes to tease us here in Northern Utah!
Anyway, my lovely friend Janet, from the last post, lovingly volunteered me to help her decorate some tables for a Relief Society dinner tonight. She asked me if I would come up with a way to display this quote because they have a Hawaiian theme going on, so we are decorating with pineapples. This is what I came up with, and I hope it is okay for what she wants.
It is amazing to me how this end result is so simple and seems like it took me a few seconds to put on the paper. Maybe for some people it would be that easy. But this actually represents a few hours of work for me. The simplicity is actually quite hard to achieve and it takes me try after try of adjusting fonts, colors, shapes, backgrounds, etc. I ended up with something I like… I hope others do too! I know pineapples are “in” right now, and I like to give credit to the TV show”Psych” for that, but maybe its just because they are delicious.
*Here’s a link to the 5×7″ PRINTABLE. If you want a different size, let me know and I can shoot one over to you! Enjoy!
I have this friend. Her name is Janet. She is an AMAZING person and I have yet to ever be disappointed in her actions. She is one of those ladies that can do anything and do it better than anyone else. She is loving and giving and caring… my kids call her their “Tremonton Grandma.” In fact, most Sundays Violet can be found sitting in her lap during Sacrament meeting. Needless to say, I am SO SO grateful for Janet.
So, it was her birthday once, and I made her this picture and framed it for her. I saw the quote and knew that it was Janet in a nutshell.
I have been trying to organize my digital world, which is much harder than organizing physical things, I think, because I don’t see the progression. But I came across this again and thought it would be a good little addition to my site.
Its just a little 5×7, perfect for throwing in a frame as a cute gift for someone you appreciate!
Here’s the download
PS If you get a chance, let me know if color-wise the download version looks the same on your computer as the sample here on the blog does. I haven’t figured out why my computer shows the colors so differently on my blog, but I hope it looks normal to everyone else! ?!?!?!
I had a few minutes in my busy day to do absolutely nothing. That rarely happens, but when it does I normally turn to Netflix. Today, I decided that I should probably use my few minutes to be productive, so I thought I’d add something onto my flavor designs site! I know its been a while, and I typically have been posting church handouts lately, but I wanted to do something different.
A few weeks ago I read a book called “Olivia” by Julie Wright. It’s a light read about a woman whose relationship with her husband is struggling when she joins a book club and how they help her through this tough time. Sounds “Hallmark-ish,” I know. It was fun to read. Anyway, there was a quote in the book that I absolutely LOVED.
“In God’s infinite wisdom & love, He gave us each other.”
I immediately wrote it down to be sure that I could make something with it later. And today was when that “later” finally happened.
To continue with my “out of the ordinary” day, I thought I’d mix up my typically simple style and go back to my college days of photoshop. I hate to admit that it was FIFTEEN years ago that I took my first photoshop class. While I find it helpful for some things, I typically don’t use it for graphic design as vector art is much cleaner. So I had to search through my computer apps to find it, dust it off, and try to remember how to use it and what I wanted to do with it.
Having said that, I kinda love how this turned out. I might need to make another design with this quote because I love it with the idea of a whole family being given to each other, but my design feels more for a couple. But this is today’s design… take it or leave it! 🙂 I’m super excited to put it up for Valentine’s Day!
Wanna print it too? Here’s the link to your 8×10 pdf
Working on my Young Women’s lesson for Sunday about letting go of worldly things and becoming followers of Christ. I’m basing it on a talk by Elder Robert D. Hales called “Being A More Christian Christian.”
I made some handouts (of course). They are going to be stapled to a bag full of sweedish fish. I thought they turned out cute, and thought I’d share in case you wanted to use it, too!
*I need to give props for the fish to FreePik. Made my life a whole lot easier! 🙂
Here’s a link to print 4 to a page so you can make them for your Young Women!
What does one do with their free time on their birthday? Well, if one is like me, they end up designing a quote for a centerpiece for an Elders Quorum activity. I’m not actually going to use this design for the centerpiece, but I still like how it turned out. I’m thinking I’ll put it on my wall in my bedroom instead. The quote is definitely worth sharing, so here it is!:
Here’s a print-quality PDF of the 8×8.
So… I’m alive. Its been a while, but my life has been nothing less than insane since October! We went on vacation to see the in-laws, and as soon as I got back life was beyond busy. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, planning Young Women in Excellence, planning a ward Christmas party, and having sick kids almost constantly, it may be a miracle that we are all still alive!
Basically, crafting and unnecessary creativity has been put on the backburner! But, as I have been getting ready for New Beginnings, I have made a few YW printables I thought I’d share on here.
Here are the links to the print-quality 8″x10″ PDFs:
Press Forward Icons
Press Forward Scripture
My lesson for YW tomorrow is on the prophets and why we should follow them. I have posted my basic lesson plan, but today I made a handout for the girls. It was a quote by President Monson that I really liked, and I felt like it summed up the responsibility of a prophet: to remind us who we are and tell us what God expects of us.
I sustain the prophet of the church through not only raising my hand, but through my thoughts and actions as well. I believe he is called of God to lead this church and to help us on this journey called life. I’m grateful for President Monson and all he does for us and teaches us. I’ve included a link for a 8×10 AND for 3.5x5s that can be cut and handed out. I found some simple frames at walmart (2 for $1.88) that I put mine in, but they are cute just printed, too.
Link to 8×10
Link to 3.5×5