Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Easter Story and Translation of the Book of Mormon!

 Hello Everybody!  Are you getting excited about the Covid 19 vaccines?  It looks like there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Hooray! 

I'm excited to announce that I have two new kits in my Etsy shop



The first one is kit about the Translation of the Book of Mormon. It has Martin Harris and his wife, Lucy. So you can use it to tell the story of the 116 lost pages.  It also has Professor Charles Anton to tell the story of Martin taking the manuscript to be authenticated.  And best of all, it has EMMA SMITH.  Lots of you have been asking about her.  She hasn't been in any of the other sets I've done so far.  I never draw fast enough to keep up with the pace of the lessons, so I know these stories have already been taught this year, but here they are anyway.  I hope you'll enjoy them.  



The second kit is the Easter story.  I got an email asking if I had illustrations of the Easter story and I thought to myself "Duh! Why have I never thought to do that before?!"  So I sat down and started drawing.  This one IS in time to use for Easter.

As always, I will be giving away free copies of both of these sets.  Just leave your name and email in the comments here and next Saturday, March 20, 2021, I will randomly draw three names to send these to.
If you just can't wait, you can click here to go straight to my Etsy shop to buy anything and everything there for 20% off.  Just use the coupon code EASTER. The code is good from now until April 23, 2021.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

WINNERS!

 Congratulations to the winners of the drawing for my new Organization of the Church mega-kit!

I'm happy to announce that the winners are:


DEB DEB

CHRISTINE SILLIMAN

& PAULA MOSER


I have already sent and email with a link to download the kit to your email addresses.  For those of you who didn't win but would still like to purchase the kit, you can click here to go to my Etsy shop.  Use the coupon code MEGAMEGA to get 20% off of anything and everything there. The coupon code is good until the first of April.  Thanks everyone for participating and for supporting me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Organization of the Church

 Remember last month when I told you that there would be another collaboration kit coming from me and Chrissy at ministering principles? Well, it's here! 

As a missionary I served at the Peter Whitmer Farm in Fayette, New York.  On April 6, 1830 Joseph Smith and his small group of believers met together there and officially organized the church.  In the visitor's center there, they had three charts showing the organization of the church of Jesus Christ. Each one showing the Savior himself leading the church, with prophets and apostles and the many spiritual gifts that come with the priesthood and authority of God.  One chart showed all this in Christ's time, the next showed it all in the time of Joseph Smith, and the last showed it as it is in current times.  I loved those charts.  Being a visual person it laid things out so clearly and made it so easy to teach that the gospel has been restored now, just as it was in the days of Christ.  

The visitors center in Fayette has been redone since I served there.  They no longer have those charts on the wall.  For years I have been wanting to draw them and have started a few different times over the years.  It never quite happened, until now.  And the timing couldn't be more perfect with the study of church history this year.

As I mentioned, this kit was a collaboration between Chrissy at ministering printables and myself. The kit is HUGE. There are so many things in it. A bingo game with10 cards, a puzzle, bookmarks, posters, a memory game, eye spy cards, treat bag toppers, word search, scripture stickers, fact cards to put in your scriptures, and of course - the charts that started it all.  There is so much stuff in the kit that it's a little pricier than other kits I've put in my shop before.  It's totally worth it.  But, if you don't want to spend the money, you can always enter the drawing here to WIN a set for yourself.

SATURDAY FEB 26, 2021 I will randomly draw three names to receive one of these mega-kits for FREE. Just leave a comment below and remember to leave your name and email address. (If there is no email for me to send the files to, I choose another winner).  

If you are ready to just to buy it now, you can click here to go to my shop, then use the coupon code MEGAMEGA to get 20% off of anything and everything in the shop.  This coupon is good until the end of March. 




Saturday, January 2, 2021

New Kits!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 has been rough on all of us, but hopefully the new year will bring better things for us all.  2021 will be bringing lots of changes for me - we have decided to move to Rexburg, Idaho.  We will be moving into a house with an in-law apartment that my in-laws will be living in.  It's a big adventure that had never crossed my mind until the opportunity came up. It quickly became clear to us that this is what we are supposed to do.  There is a lot to get done, including moving my husband's business.  With a lot of things up in the air, I don't know exactly when we'll move yet, but it probably won't be till around November or December.  That should be plenty of time to take care of it all.  If any of you have any information for me about Rexburg, or tips for surviving the winters, I would love to hear it!

I have also been working on building an actual website for myself.  This is just a hobby for me, so time and technology have passed me by here with this old blog.  I think I'm the last person to still be using a one!  I'm really excited about how things are coming along with the new site.  I will be able to categorize all my illustrations and hopefully make it easier for you to find freebies for the things you need.  I'll have a shop and a few other things to update my presence here on the web too.

Another new thing is that I've been doing some collaborations with Chrissy from Ministering Printables.  She is a fabulous graphic designer.  Her computer skills run circles around mine and she makes my art work look so much better!  With the illustrations I've recently done for the restoration (Smith family, first vision, witnesses) She has made tons of fun games and activities.  You can check them out in my Etsy shop. Because the kits also belong to someone else, I don't feel right about giving them away for free.  So, there will be no give-away this time.  However, I will give you 20% everything in my shop for the next month!  Just use the coupon code COVIDCRAZY  at check out.  Take a look at what Chrissy has done!


BINGO GAME


Coloring pages, puzzles, mazes, games, word searches, I spy and MORE!



Memory Game 


Fun fact cards for your scriptures



Scripture stickers! Aren't they the cutest? 




CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ETSY SHOP.

If you like what Chrissy has done here, you will LOVE the second of our two collaborations.  I won't spoil it entirely, but I will tell you that it will be a GREAT tool in teaching about the restoration of the gospel. (I used it on my mission) and it will be coming out soon - so keep a look out for it.  Thanks everyone for supporting me! 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Two new Church History kits! Give-away!




 

I have two new sets in my Etsy shop!  The First Vision, and the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon are ready to go for next year's church history lessons in Come Follow Me.   

You may be surprised to notice a woman among the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.  If you are not familiar with the story of Mary Whitmer, click here for a brief explanation.

Of course, I am doing a give-away.  To enter the drawing to receive a free copy of these two sets, just leave your name and email address in a comment.  I will choose three winners next Saturday Oct 24.  I hope you enjoy them! 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Just a little Update...

 Hello!  I am happy to announce the winners of the drawing for a free download of the Joseph Smith Sr. Family clip art set.  They are:


CONNIE

TAMBRA

& AMBER!


For those of you who won, check your email.  I have already sent you the files.  For those of you who didn't win this time around, stay tuned.  I've done the drawings for 2 1/2 more new sets.  Once I get them scanned into the computer and all put together, I'll have a giveaway for them as well.  There is a first vision set, and set with all the witnesses of the Book of Mormon - including one you may not know about.  The third one that I am still in the process of drawing is one I've had on my to-do list for several years.  It is a diagram of the organization of the church. 

Thanks for all your comments and participation.  It is a big encouragement for me.  I don't know about you, but getting the kids back to school has not been easy for me.  My brain is not in the game yet!  It will be nice when things go back to normal right? 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

A new clip art set!

I realized that the new curriculum for next year's Come Follow Me has been posted, so I started drawing things for next year.  I'm having a lot of fun because I served my mission in Palmyra at the church historical sites.  The prophet Joseph and all the things that happened there in the cradle of the restoration are dear to my heart.  I just finished this set of Joseph's family. His parents, and brothers and sisters.  I drew them at the ages they would have been in 1820 when Joseph had the first vision. Technically, baby Lucy wasn't born until 1821, but I felt bad not to include her.  It also has three different versions of Joseph Jr.  One at age 14 (first vision) age 17 (When Moroni visited) age 21 (when he actually got the plates from the Hill Cumorah)   I will be giving away a free set of this kit.  Just leave your name and email in a comment to enter the drawing.  I will choose a random winner on Saturday August 29.  That gives you a little over a week to enter.  

I'm also offering this image for free download.  It is my version of 17 year old Joseph.


Stay tuned.  I'm currently working on a First Vision set.  Then, I've got 2-3 more ideas waiting in the wings.  Thanks for all your encouragement and support.