Monday, September 4, 2017

Reverence is more than just quietly sitting...(GIVE AWAY CONTEST)


I just added this new set to my Etsy shop.  Its a series of posters showing kids how to be reverent.  As I was drawing them it occurred to me that they are really a bunch of things we do on the OUTSIDE of our bodies in order to connect with the spirit of Heavenly Father on the INSIDE.  There are actually 13 posters even though there are only 12 in the picture.  If you're interested in Posters with out the words (so you can make put them in a different language) please let me know.

I AM GIVING AWAY A FREE SET of these to 3 lucky winners.  Leave your name and email address in the comments.  I will randomly draw 3 winners next Saturday Sept. 9, 2017.  Good Luck!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mini-Missionaries!!!

I'm super excited about my primary lesson today.  We are learning about the first missionaries of the church, the places they went, the things they did.  For a fun and educational activity, I have made these mini-missionaries for the kids to color and cut out. (or they can draw their own) I'll have them put their name on the back along with the date and our ward.  Each child can send the missionary along with a letter to someone they know who lives somewhere else in the world. The idea is that the receiver takes the mini missionary around with them and takes a few pictures with it.  Then they can either send it back to the child with a report of his/her mission, or send it on to someone else and post their adventures on a Facebook page I set up called "Mini Missionary Mail". I really hope that people will participate and have fun.  I think it will be so neat for the kids (and me) to see what the church is like and connect with members all over the world!   Click below to download the mini-missionaries - or make your own!



Friday, June 23, 2017

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man


I just love Camille from "Camille's Primary Ideas".  She has the best ideas!  This next month she is teaching The Wise Man and The Foolish Man in primary, and she is using my 'little houses' to do it.  You can find her lesson plans HERE, and you can download the little houses for FREE below.  They are printable that you can cut and paste to put together. I'm including all five houses even though I think you'll only really need two. :D Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Something New.....

I'm being very brave.  I'm stepping out on a limb to try something new.  I'm renting a booth at the Davis County Fair in August.  That means I'll be selling actual, tangible products.  Not just digital downloads.  It seems silly, but I'm kind of nervous about that.  Equal parts nervous and excited.

Anyway....I'm hoping some of you will come see me there.  And I'm wondering if you have any suggestions about what I should put in my booth.  Do you have any favorites? Or ideas for something new? I'd love to hear your suggestions.  I've got till the end of August to pull something together. :)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lesson 22 Primary 5

Hello Friends!
I just finished some handouts for my primary lesson.  I'm probably cutting it too close for most of you, but just in case someone can use this, I'm posting it.  My lesson today is about the printing of the Doctrine and Covenants (Called the Book of Commandments back then). It tells the story of a mob attacking the printing press in Kirtland.  The mobbers threw the printing press and all the printed pages out the window.  Two young girls, Mary Elizabeth Rollins age 14, and her 12 year old sister Caroline grabbed the printed pages and ran to hide in a corn field. I have discovered that my class (8-9 year olds) does best with lots of short activities. They also like to color while I tell them the stories. So, this hand out is a maze and a coloring page.  The maze is pretending to get the girls through the corn field to save the pages.  Though in reality the girls laid down and hid in the cornfield, I think this will still work.  I hope this will be of use to someone.

Oh! and before I forget, the mazes were made by KrazyDad.com.  He's got an amazing site with all sorts of free downloadable puzzles and such.  Check it out! I made two versions of the hand out.  The one shown is an easy version, and the other one is from Krazy Dad's 'challenging' collection.




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nephi's Courage

I have just finished a quick little kit for Camille from Camilles' Primary Ideas.  It's a set for teaching the primary song NEPHI'S COURAGE according to her lesson plan.  It includes a mask of Nephi that you can mount to a craft stick, or add strings to and tie on. You can cut the eyes out so it is wearable, or just leave them.  You can buy it in my Etsy shop. OR.....


If you are interested in a black and white set that you or your primary kids can color,

the black and white set for FREE.

*When I first posted this set, I had forgotten to include the Laban character.  If you didn't get him, you can click on the download button again and get him now. I added him to the file.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  I hope you'll enjoy the set.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Kits = Give Away Contest!

Hello everybody!  I hope you are all keeping your sanity.  This time of year gets so crazy and hectic with the end of school and everything else!  I am pleased to announce two new additions to the Etsy shop.  I'll be giving away three free copies of each kit to lucky winners that I will draw randomly.  I will announce those winners next Saturday May 27..... Wait a minute.  That's my 18th wedding anniversary. 💗 I'll be out of town with my Husband.  How about, I announce the winners when I get back on Tuesday the 30th?  If you would like to win one or both of these kits, please leave a comment  telling me which kit(s) you want and remember to leave your email address so I'll know where to send it!


This is a clip art set of the currently operating temples in Brazil. :). According to my blog stats, the greatest number of visitors from outside the U.S. come from Brazil, so I wanted to show them some love. Several other temples have been announced in Brazil, but I couldn't find any reference material to draw from, so they'll have to wait for now.



This is a clip art set of the story of the Good Samaritan.  It has the beaten man, the two men who walk past him, the Good Samaritan (of course) and the inn keeper.  It comes with black and white line drawings for coloring too!

You can always purchase these if you'd like.  You'll find them here in my Etsy shop.

Keep watching!  I have a few sets of different random things that I'm trying to pull together to get ready for the shop.  They'll be coming soon.

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN EMAILED THEIR ART.  THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!