Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 35: Dating Decisions

Young women you need to start now and decide what your dating standards will be when you are old enough to start dating. 
“Begin to prepare now for a temple marriage. Proper dating is a part of that preparation.
“In cultures where dating is appropriate, do not date until you are sixteen years old. Not all teenagers need to date or even want to. …
“When you begin dating, go in groups or on double dates. Avoid pairing off exclusively with one partner. Make sure your parents meet and become acquainted with those you date. Later the time will come for choosing just one. You may occasionally want to invite your dates to activities with your family.
“Plan positive and constructive activities when you are together. Do things that help you get to know each other. Be careful to go to places where there is a good environment, where you won’t be faced with temptation.
“Because dating is a preparation for marriage, date only those who have high standards, who respect your standards, and in whose company you can maintain the standards of the gospel of Jesus Christ” (For the Strength of Youth, p. 7).
Some guidelines that you may suggest to your young women. 
  1. I will date only those young men who live Church standards.
  2. I will attend only activities that meet Church standards.
  3. I will save physical intimacies for marriage.
  4. I will uphold high standards of modesty in my dress, language, and actions.
  5. I will make a list of personal qualities that I would like the young men I date to possess.
  6. I will return home from each date clean and unashamed.
  7. I will discuss my dating activities with my parents.

    Find the kit Best Friends in Love here
    Download the handout here.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girls Love Purses Freebie 5

I love this kit! It has so many options for your layouts!  As you can see over the weeks each CT member has created unique and beautiful quick pages. You can get this awesome kit Girls Love Purses here. The freebie here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Release: Bunches n Bunches Templates

These new templates are great for multiple photos!!  You can find them here at Faith Sisters. Need some inspiration here are some layouts created by the Steadfast CT.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 34: Avoiding Dishonesty

“Early in the morning today I went to the municipality offices in Dombo Tombo, and while we were in line a woman dropped a $20 note on the ground. I saw it fall and told her about it. She picked it up and said, ‘Thank you.’
“Many of the other people in line said to me, ‘You are stupid. You are foolish. Why didn’t you take the money and buy your own things?’
“But I said, ‘No, I shall never do that because I am a child of God.’
“When the others calmed down, an older man who was standing behind me said quietly, ‘Do you go to church? It seems as if you are a good girl.’
“And I said, ‘Yes, I go to church.’
“And he said, ‘What is the name of your church?’
“I said, ‘It is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you want to, you can come to the Dombo Tombo Hall on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. or on Sunday at half past ten and I will meet you there.’
“And the man said, ‘Oh, yes! I will come!’
“So I am very happy about what I did today” (Esinath Mutumanji, “Today in Dombo Tombo,” New Era, May 1992, p. 44).
 This story goes to show that people do pay attention to us and if we are honest or not! 
Find the kit with 4 quick pages here.
Download the handout here

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Girls Love Purses Freebie 4

What a cute take on Girls Love Purses!  Girls love Shoes too!! I don't know how many pictures I have of my 5 year old wearing my shoes or her dress shoes! This is the perfect quick page to use for those great photos! Find Girls Love Purses here.  Download the freebie here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Release: Buzy Bee

This kit is all about the bees! It comes with two complete alphas (upper, lower, numbers and symbols), 41 papers and 21 individual elements (62 total) which includes eight individual bees, seven buttons, one circle, two comb cells, four curled ribbons, seven flowers, four flowers with stems, one frame, grass, six hearts, three honeycombs, one honey stick, three journal tags, one leaf, four rick-rack, one stitches, two straight ribbon, four tie a tags, one tree, zipper and a zipper pull.
This kit is so versatile as you can see in the layout below! 
Find Buzy Bee here


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Girls Love Purses Freebie 3

These Girls Love Purses quick pages are just too cute!! The Steadfast CT has done an awesome job with this cute! It just go to show you what cute pages you can make using this wonderful kit! You can find Girls Love Purses here. You can download the quick page here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

SALE AUGUST 14th-16th!!!

Make sure you advantage of this AWESOME sale!!! 
Find Steadfast store at Faith Sisters.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 33: Each Person Is Divine and Eternal

Lesson 33: Each Person is Divine and Eternal, teaches the young women that they are all different in their own ways, but yet our Heavenly Father loves each of them for who they are and who they will become.  The lesson shares this story:
“There was a girl in one seminary class who seemed to be helpless and almost hopeless. I tried to encourage her and draw her out; I sensed that she wanted desperately to belong and to do something. But when she was asked to respond, give a prayer, or read a scripture, she would struggle for a while and then start to cry and return to her seat. There was some sympathy on the part of the class for her, but it is also true that there were some students who were often brutal in their comments.
“She almost never combed her hair, she had very poor clothing, and she frequently wore mismatched socks, if she wore any at all. If she arrived for class a little early, the chairs on either side of her would almost invariably be empty. If she got to class late, she could sit by someone because that would be the only seat open.
“I knew enough about her background to understand why she was the way she was. Her mother was a widow with almost no income.
“In that class were the student-body president of the high school and also a girl who had been elected the beauty queen. Besides being very handsome and intelligent students, they were talented otherwise and involved in many activities.
“One day I called the two of them into my office and asked if they would like to perform a miracle. They were interested. I told them some miracles were a little slow in developing, but they were miracles nevertheless. We then talked a little bit about the girl, and I made assignments. The student-body president was to smile and speak to her every time he saw her around school. That was all. He didn’t have to take her on a date; he didn’t have to stop and talk to her; he didn’t have to associate beyond that or single her out—merely the happy, encouraging ‘I think you’re great’ or ‘Hello, how are you today?’
“The beauty queen accepted the assignment of walking with the girl across the road from the high school to the seminary. That was all. She didn’t have to include her in her circle of friends other than to walk to and from the seminary every day. She would simply hurry to catch up with her or slow down to wait for her when they were coming across the street and just talk about whatever she wanted to talk about.
“The two of them went about their tasks quietly but enthusiastically, saying not a word to anyone else. The miracle was not long in coming. One day I knew there was something different about the girl. It took me most of the class period to figure out what it was. And then I saw what it was. She had combed her hair that day. That was an event!
“Over the next month or two the transformation continued. Our beauty queen became friendly and chatty with her during that time. She could never walk with her alone because she had her own friends following her. And so other girls were included in the group, and soon the girl was surrounded for those few minutes each day with the most popular girls at school.
“There are so many interesting details that could be related about the miracle. Our wallflower transformed herself, went to college, found good employment, married in the temple, and those who know her would never believe the ugly duckling of her youth” (Boyd K. Packer, Teach Ye Diligently [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1975], pp. 149–50).
It is amazing how one simple act of one person can change another person's perception of them self.  Will you be that sister or that friend that helps someone else know of her self worth!?

The kit used to create this hand out can be found here.
The download is found here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Girls Love Purses Freebie 2

This is week our freebie is a postcard with the quote that inspired this great kit!  From a recent talk Given by Elder Quentin L Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve.  Girls Love Purses can be found here. Download the postcard here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Monet - Impressionist - Nauvoo

For an assignment last week I had to use a photograph taken by me and create a piece that represented the styles we were studying that week. I choose to use a picture I took last Spring, that can also be found in the Nauvoo In the Spring Alpha set, and transformed it into an Impressionist Monet piece. Here is the final result. (You can click the image to be taken to a full sized version for your own collection :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Release: Flowers and Quilts Template Set!!

I love layout templates! Especially ones where I can place more than one picture! Here are a set of four layout templates all color coded and prepared for your layout pleasure. There are helpful hints in each file and the stitches are on a separate layer from the stitch holes so you can modify the stitches to match your kit to name a few. There are even a couple templates with specific spots for those terrific border cluster's designers like to sell matching their kits. This set comes with four 12x12 files in layered .psd, .tiff and pngs.

Purchase the templates here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Missing Link

I forgot to provide one of the links to this month's blog train contribution. Be sure to grab Download 5 for the rest of the Alpha collection :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Girls Love Purses Freebie 1

Girls Love Purses is that perfect kit for your little one's pictures carrying your purse around or packing a purse around playing like she is a mom!  This kit was inspired by a talk Steadfast heard recently about a lost purse and it's contents. She couldn't wait to scrap about my own purse! This kit is a colorful and girly with one complete alpha (upper, lower, numbers and symbols), 30 papers, and 19 individual elements (77 total) which includes two unique butterfly's, six buttons, four curled paper strips, four curly ribbons, four fasteners, four unique flowers, five round frames, five heart frames, one girl, eight hearts, four journal tags, two unique leaves, eight unique purses, five ribbons, four rick rack, one staple, stitches, four straight ribbons, four strings, and one tree.  You can find the kit here.  Download this great quick page here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blog Train Blog - Flower Blossoms

Hi Everyone! Here is this month's blog train contribution. This month is designer choice for the Blog Train Blog and my contribution is an alpha with numbers, one flower and paper. I hope you like it!

You can download my portion (each opens in a separate window) here:

Download 1
Download 2LinkDownload 3
Download 4
Download 5

You probably came from: MaitriScraps
Your next stop is: Aimee Harrison

If you get lost along the way you can always visit the train station at the Blog Train Blog.