This is the the little scripture journal packet that I put together for the young women that I talked about a couple of days ago. Look for additional downloads as I get them prepared to upload. We got composition notebooks for each of the young women. I spray painted a few black so they would look like a chalkboard, found the idea on pinterest. It was a really simple way to dress up a composition notebook. However I left quite a few in the lovely black and white geometrics.
The tags were inspired by Martha of Marthwrites.com (found here). Martha's handwriting is so wonderful, I have handwriting envy! I attempted to recreate her tags, but my left-handed angle was lost with her delicious swoops and curves. It doesn't appear that forgery will be my next profession, but it was a fun exercise none the less.
The girls also received a file folder filled with a few ideas:
1. Scripture journal overview that Dana created. It's a create overview of scripture journals, ideas, and formats. Dana said was inspired by Shannon over at Redheadedhostess, a wonderful resource.
2. Plan of Salvation pages (Dana created these using my Plan of Salvation downloads. Thanks Dana.)
3. Book of Mormon Maps created by Shannon.
4. Copies "The Living Christ" and "The Family: A Proclaimation to the World". I thought having their own copies would allow them to cut and paste according to their individual study preference.
5. A few other handouts that I will share in the next little bit after I get the downloads ready.
I also included a quote page on the importance of keeping a scripture journal. I formatted this to print on sticker sheet with 6 square stickers. You can certainly print it on cardstock and cut the quotes out as well.
As I was preparing for this evening I found more and more quotes and teachings about the importance of writing down the sacred things of our hearts. I had to narrow it down to six, but I will definitely work on another sheet for the future.
The last thing I included for the young women was a "fluff" envelope. I wanted each of the girls thave little bits of things they could use to dress up a page if they wanted. The envelope contained tabs, circles, labels, a couple hand cut hearts, tags, etc, etc, etc. I explained that the fluff isn't what is important. At least I hope I did, I have been nursing a horrible "bug" that I have let get out of control. I'm on antibiotics now, but much of that night is fuzzy. I hope they knew that it's called fluff, because that's what it is, fluff. Now don't get me wrong, fluff is nice, it's still just fluff.
Included in the fluff were these value tags that I created for each of the girls. I used this estate punch for my design, drew a little outline, added the text using Nelly Script Flourish designed by Crystal Kluge (had a lovely conversation Stuart Sandler, Crystal's associate. He answered all my questions about commercial use licenses. I have a new respect of font designers and all the work that goes into their products.) I then printed the individual value pages on their respective color and punched them out. It was a simple project that resulted in some lovely labels.
I currently have no inspiration on what I should write with the value labels, but I wanted to create an example of one way to use them in their journals so I created little 3 1/2 inch wide flaps using extra cardstock from another project and some decorative paper tape. I am anxious to fill in the flaps one day when the Spirit directs. Perhaps I will talk about my expereinces with the values from my youth. I still remember hearing and learning about the values and the new personal progress program when it was first introduced. It would change my YW experince as the values and their colors would fill my life.
Perhaps I will fill the pages with someone who typifies that particular value and what I can do to become more like them. Or I might write down what I know about each value and how adhereing to the principles can enhance my life creating the woman I want to become. I will have to think about it some more, pray, and listen to the things the Spirit would like to teach me.