Sunday, September 29, 2013

Quote Card 23 (Relationship With Ourselves) FREEBIE

I decided to start at the beginning of my collection of quote cards and share them in order. Number 23 was the first one I made myself instead of using a Journal Card made by another designer. I can't share those since they would be giving away their card. But, I can share the ones I made, so long as I give credit for the template and kit used.

Today's quote card I made using Spring-a-ling Freebie by Cinnamon Scraps. I did not use a template. The quote is from Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Of Things That Matter Most, October 2010 General Conference. Enjoy!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quote Card 27 (Adversity) FREEBIE

I know, "Quote Card 27" really doesn't mean much, does it? For simplicity's sake, I named the cards as I saved them on my computer as numbers. This one is number 27. This one is a quote by Harold B. Lee that reminds us everyone meets adversity, but having the gospel in our life allows us to see past it and into a brighter, more eternal future. I found it in the D&C Lesson 28, "Oh God, Where Art Thou?"

I made this quote card using the kit "Scrap Therapy" by Kimeric Kreations found here at DigiChick and a template by Simple Girl Scraps "Have No Fear Template Freebie" found here. If you save these to your computer, leave a comment. I would enjoy knowing someone else likes these, too :).


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Weapons of Mass Distraction FREEBIE

This past Saturday our stake had a Relief Society Women's Conference with the title 'Daughters of Majesty'.

"In the restored light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a woman, ... occupies a majesty all her own in the divine design of the Creator." Jeffrey R. Holland.

We enjoyed inspiring keynote speakers, fabulous workshops and a very delicious lunch with a salad, sandwiches, and potato soup.

The workshop topics were:
  1. Getting the Most out of Your Temple Service
  2. Living up to Your Privilege - Growing in Service
  3. No Matter What - Recognizing and Minimizing
  4. In our Busy and Noisy World, How Do We Hear the Holy Ghost?
  5. Understanding your Majesty - Understanding who we are and understanding God's Immeasurable Love for Us.
  6. What does it mean to Reach our Spiritual Potential?
We were able to attend three of the six workshops, and the three I attended were numbers 2, 3, and 4.

Of course, the speakers were phenomenal and they provided us with many fabulous quotes I just had to record for myself to reference later. One speaker pointed out the quotes she had throughout the room and said, 'They told me I was a keynote speaker. These are my key notes.' LOL!

For the past many months I've been creating quote cards for myself, typically from the weekly Sunday School lessons, but fabulous quotes are everywhere! As I find a quote that means something to me, inspires me, or reminds me to hold strong during trying times, I create a quote card. I cannot keep up with all of the quotes I find, so I try to focus on those that speak to me during the trials I am facing right now.

I print a group of these quote cards at a local Walgreens for 19 cents each and place them into a 4x6 frame that I keep next to my computer monitor at work. I use a MCS Original Clear Acrylic Box Picture Frame for a 4x6" Photograph (I found here at Adorama) because it allows me to place multiple quote cards inside and then rotate them as I see fit. Also, it allows me the flexibility to create the cards in either landscape or portrait view.

So, I couldn't resist making quote cards for the Women's Conference. So far, I've made two and I am sharing them with you here today.

From the workshop, No Matter What - Recognizing and Minimizing, the speaker talked about using our time wisely and in the best ways. She shared an image of some nukes with logos of some of the popular social media's today. I recreated this and included another card with a related quote in the cards below. I created the nuke myself! .... okay, I did trace it from one I found online. I traced it in Illustrator and converted the layers to a Photoshop file. That was the first time I ever did that. So fun! I used the referenced digital kit below to color it.

Using a FB logo that looked like it was being torn out of paper, I recreated the same effect for the rest of the logos I used and put them on their own nuke. I thought I was so clever. I hope you like the final results.

Both of these cards were made using Ellie Lash Digital Scrapbooking Kit, Space.  I didn't use a template for the first card, but the second card is the result of combining and resizing two templates by WM[squared] Designs, Go Green - The Templates. Enjoy!