Friday, February 3, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

2017 YW Binder Covers

2017 is upon us. I didn't post at all during 2016 except to post my binder covers for YW! hahaha
Here is this year's offering. I am now camp director and am not doing the regular day to day things in YW, however, as is usual, my oldest daughter is, & asked me to help her get some paperwork together. We are of course running just a tad late on that, however, I do really love these front and back covers. They go with the vintage vibe that some of us are in love with right now! 
Here's a little tip for you: If you'd like some of the same paper for the binding of your notebook, just print an extra copy and trim the paper to fit. It will! Good luck!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2016 YW Theme Printable

The new year is fast approaching & we are starting to think about next year. This year's theme that was announced is found in 2 Nephi 31:20. I thought I'd do up something super quick and yet, because
this scripture has so much in it, it seems wrong to not include the entire thing. So, as always when I
create something, it begins as something and ends as something else. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Few Cuties!

I know I've talked about how we are doing a superhero theme this year in YW. And this clever woman, Marquette LaRee, created some amazing logos for a superhero theme she's done. We loved hers so much, and she had them available for download, so we took them and made buttons that the girls can earn throughout the year. Each month, if they complete a value experience or begin a project, they get the corresponding button for the month. 

The cool thing is that the girls can put them on their lanyards for girls camp. My lanyard is the one pictured above, from many past years at camp. The girls love them, and trade them with each other. They earn them for various certification items they complete. The nurse even has one she gives out to girls who are caught "drinking water"! :) The buttons were my good friend, Britt's idea. She is so creative!

Here's a closer look at the buttons. I want to think of one the girls can earn from the Bishop. Gotta brainstorm!

Another thing that came in this week were these little beauties! I just love them. They are little post-it notes for girls to stick on their mirrors to remind themselves of the goal they are working on for their Personal Progress. So cute & helpful! (I got the idea here.) 

That's all for now!
Happy spring break!

Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY Water Balloon Launcher & YW Honor Bee Printable

Over Valentine's Day weekend, we had an awesome young woman get baptized. Since she is 17, and a junior in high school, she won't need to complete the entire personal progress program. I believe the book specifies that instead of completing the 3 requirements and the 3 elective requirements of each value, she only needs to complete the 3 required ones and then complete a 10 hr. project for each value. This is still a lot if you are 17 already. We recently had a young woman complete her Personal Progress and she is a junior as well. We paired these two up to help each other, but to complete your honor bee, there is still some documenting that needs to happen that the book doesn't really give space for. The printable below are what we are going to use. Feel free to use them as well. (If you click on the pages below, it will enable you to print them. They are half

The sheet on "How to be a personal progress mentor,"  I did redo to fit our look. The original was found on  It just gave some really great ideas. Take a look! Love them! 

On another note, isn't it wonderful when a child asks at 9:30 at night if you can help them build a water balloon launcher before 10:30 the next morning for their college physics class? I guess I am just glad she asked. :) We had a great time and I can envision quite a few uses for this little baby after she is done with it!  

Supplies needed:
2 - 2x4 - cut into 4 pieces 36" long & 2 pieces 24" long
2 -1x3 - 6 ft long - cut into one piece 24" & 2 pieces 36" long
1 1/2" drywall screws
3/8" drill bit
latex tubing
2 washers big enough to cover the bottom of the funnel
thin nylon cording

1. Screw the rectangular base together by  putting the 2 - 24" pieces of 2x4 inside 2 pieces of 36" 2x4 using your drill and drywall screws. I did pre-drill my wood because the 2x4's are generally very hard.
2. Drill 2 holes using the 3/8 in drill bit into one end of each of the 36" 2x4's that are left. This is where you will be inserting the latex tubing. 
3. Screw these 2 - 36" pieces upright into the base as shown in the picture above, making sure that the holes you drilled are at the top.
4. Connect the 1x3 measuring 24" across the front of the 2 upright pieces. This brace keeps them stable. I used my nail gun but you can easily use your drill and some screws.
5. Connect the braces on the sides (using the last 2 36" pieces of 1x3). Prior to doing this, I held them up and marked off the angles where the wood would hang over. Then I trimmed those pieces off. I used my nail gun to also connect these braces but you can use your drill here as well.
6. Drill 2 holes into the sides of the funnel on each side. Run the latex tubing through these and through the upright 2x4's as shown in the pic above. Tie a knot to secure. Do this on each side.
7. Tie a knot in one end of the nylon cording. Run this piece through the funnel and on the other side of the funnel run a washer and tie a knot. 
8. Now you are ready for a water balloon!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 YW Binder Cover

I know I am a bit late with this, but our ward really wanted to get the girls out moving, using the theme this year. The YW leaders talked about a bunch of ideas all geared toward doing service, and in the end, decided to really focus on being someone's hero...specifically a superhero! When you are a superhero, you aren't looking at yourself, you are really focused on completely put your heart, might, mind & strength of everything you are, into it. So, to go with that, here is a printable that can be used for a binder cover, which is what I intend to use it for. (If you click on the picture, it will let you be able to print it.)

Happy serving!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 YW Themed Leather Band

In Young Women this year, the theme is "O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind & strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day." D&C 4:2

We decided to make a cute little leather band for each of the girls with the theme. I invited over the YW leaders to help make them, because after making one, I decided I would not be doing all 24 by myself! (lol) These are pretty labor intensive, as I was cutting the leather, punching the discs, etc. In a couple hrs, we had 8 completed, so a few more mornings and we will be done.

I think they turned out pretty cute!