Thursday, June 30, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 28: Consecration and Sacrifice

Lesson 28: Consecration and Sacrifice as defined by Elder Bruce R. McConkie:
“Sacrifice and consecration are inseparably intertwined. The law of consecration is that we consecrate our time, our talents, and our money and property to the cause of the Church; such are to be available to the extent they are needed to further the Lord’s interests on earth.
“The law of sacrifice is that we are willing to sacrifice all that we have for the truth’s sake—our character and reputation; our honor and applause; our good name among men; our houses, lands, and families: all things, even our very lives if need be” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1975, p. 74; or Ensign, May 1975, p. 50).
How have you sacrificed for the work of the Lord?  What have you done this week to sacrifice your time or talents?  The lesson gives some scenarios that are major decision regarding the laws of Consecration and Sacrifice reading through them I asked myself would I be willing to do what was right for the building up of the Kingdom or would I be selfishly and do what was best for me.  When we trying to live the laws of consecration and sacrifice will help them respond unselfishly and constructively to frustration, confusion, and impatience, as well as to matters of time, talent, and money.
This kit was made using the soon to be released kit Piggy Bank! Watch for it!! In the mean time you can download the handout here.  


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Here is your 3rd quick page using Celestial Sky by Shawna of the Steadfast CT!  I told you last week how versatile this kit was look at this awesome page you could use any one of your favorite photos with this quick page!
Celestial Sky can be found here along with all of Steadfast's other digital scrapbooking kits! Download your freebie here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 27: Forgiving Ourselves

Lesson 27: Forgiving Ourselves is one of the steps that we must take in the process of repentance.The lesson shares this story.
Julie was the strongest hiker in the troop and was usually out in front setting a pace that was sometimes difficult for the rest to follow. On this day some of the young women decided to play a trick on her. While she was resting and enjoying a drink, they quietly opened her pack and hid a large stone inside.
When the rest period was over, the young women put the packs on their backs and started up the steep mountain trail. At first Julie was not aware of the extra weight she was carrying, but after a while her pack began to feel heavy and she started to tire. For the first time she could remember, she was forced to drop back with the slower girls in the rear of the group.
It was not until she had almost reached the top of the mountain that Julie discovered why her pack felt so heavy and why she had become so tired. She was angry at first, but then she realized that her friends were only teasing her for being a strong hiker. She laughed with the others about the useless stone she had carried so far up the mountain.
Once the heavy stone was removed from her pack, Julie felt strong again and was soon walking in her usual place at the front of the group.
If we don't learn to forgive ourselves then we will end up carrying rocks around our entire life.  Once you are are truly repentant of your sins then you are able to forgive yourself.  Life may not have turned out like you had always dreamed. But it has turned out the way that Our Heavenly Father had planned for you.  Repentance and learning to forgive yourself will bring you true happiness.  

This week's handout was made using YW Camp Kit you can find it here.  You can download this week's handout here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The kit Celestial Sky is a very versatile kit you can use it for your Earth Day pictures, to teach your church class! It has so many uses! Today's quick page is a freebie from the Steadfast CT using the Celestial Sky kit found here.
Download it here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


This adorable kit reminds of many things, like the play money I used to enjoy as a child, my piggy bank and even tithing. The colors are bright and playful. This kit comes with 15 papers and 12 elements (32 total) which includes three buttons, two coins, one piggy bank, wallet, dollar bill, one dollar bill frame, two sets of three flowers, two leaves, two sets of three crimpy ribbon, three straight ribbon, three ribbon ties, and three rick rack.
Here is some inspiring layouts from the Steadfast CT.

Find Piggy Bank at Faithsisters here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 26: Repentance

Lesson 26: Repentance one the most wonderful principles of the Gospel. The lesson shares a quote from President Spencer W. Kimball declared: “Since the beginning there has been in the world a wide range of sins. Many of them involve harm to others, but every sin is against ourselves and God, for sins limit our progress, curtail our development, and estrange us from good people, good influences, and from our Lord” (Faith Precedes the Miracle [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1972], p. 174).
Because this world is full of sin at one time or another we will all commit sin and Our Father has given us the gift of repentance.  This is the ability to ask forgiveness.  If we are sincere in our repentance process then we can be forgiven.
You can find Best Friends in Love here. The handout here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


First let me apologize about the freebie last week! I thought I had posted one!  I have had a pretty busy life lately!  There are few more changes for the next little while we will have a freebie on Tuesday and the Young Woman's handout on Thursday.  I hope you enjoy this quick page freebie created by the Steadfast CT, using the kit Celestial Sky you can find the kit here! You can download this free quick page here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 25: Obedience

Lesson 25: Obedience
“There is a still small voice telling us what is right, and if we listen to that still small voice, we shall grow and increase in strength and power, in testimony and in ability not only to live the gospel but to inspire others to do so.
“My most earnest prayer is that every man and every woman will get it into his and her heart that they are in very deed the architects of their lives” (“The Path of Safety,” Improvement Era, Dec. 1937, p. 735).

This handout was made using the kit Choice and Accountability you find it here.
You can download the hand out here.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Whispering of Spring is a great kit for those spring picture you are now able to take since the weather is now getting warm!!  This Spring kit is full of flowers and will be a sure winner for many beautiful layouts. It comes with one complete alpha (upper, lower, numbers and symbols), 25 papers, and 20 individual elements (68 total) that include seven argyle straight ribbons, one bee, two unique birds, one birdhouse, five borders, two unique butterfly's, four buttons, two unique clouds, one fence, eleven unique flowers, three square scolloped frames, three circled scolloped frames, three hearts, one hills, mushrooms, three unique owls (family), four rick rack, one snail, four ribbon string, four regular string, one sun, tree and three branches. Check out the CT previews below!


Friday, June 3, 2011

June Visiting Teaching Handout

This month's visiting teaching message about Strengthening Families through Self-Reliance.

You can download this handout, including a blank version, here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Monkey-ing Around Blog Train Blog FREEBIE

Hi everyone! It's the first already! I have a blog train blog freebie for you today. You can download my contribution here.

If you're following the train, then you probably came from MagsGraphics.
Now your next stop is Sideways Designs.

If you get lost along the way you can always stop by the Blog Train Blog.

See you soon with more freebies :)