Monday, August 18, 2008

Crafty(ish) things...

Our ward is doing a Super Saturday craft day in October. We had to have the sign up display table done this past Sunday to give a few weeks to sign up as well as a few weeks to prepare kits for that day. I was asked to make and teach one of the crafts. They wanted a magnet board so I created one that is 12" X 24". I painted the wood black, sanded and stained the edges. Glued on the custom cut piece of sheet metal and attached bazzill flowers to the top with upholstery nails and put a saw tooth hanger on the back. Easy peasy! The cost for making this craft is $9.00. Pretty cheap I think and WAY CUTE! I'm really looking forward to Super Saturday. We are doing lots of cute and easy crafts. It's sure to be a fun day.

On Friday night I went to town for scrapbooking night with the Ladies of Star. I got 2 easy layouts done. It's hard to be too creative when you're at someone elses house and don't have all your own things. Done is good in my book. It really was a fun night with my friends. In total there were 10 of us. Mindy is the one who hosts. She cooks us all a fabulous dinner and dessert and she sets up tables and lights in her living room and raffles off fun things. 10 people can work perfectly in there. I sure appreciate all the effort she puts into our monthly scrap night.Seminary started today for the kids in our church who are high school age. (9th-12th grades) We have 3 seminary teachers that teach every morning here in Maricopa before school starts. Brother Malan is one of them, but he had foot surgery and had been in so much pain. Obviously he was unable to get his classroom ready. I had brought Chad and Hunter to the church to set up his tables and chairs and I was talking to him about his class. The other two teachers classrooms look so cute. He told me "I can teach the class, but I have no idea how or the ability to decorate a room". I told him "this is your lucky day, because I CAN'T teach a class, but I CAN decorate a room". LOL! He was thrilled! I spent a day and a half setting up his room. They are studying the New Testament this year. I printed upthe names of all the books in the New Testament and tore the edges and inked them for an aged look. I had Hunter and Chad put them up high on the wood beams in order. The kids have to memorize the books in order. They look really good, I think.


I also got all his students binders with their name labels on them and included a pencil pouch with a black pen, blue pen, pencil, red scripture marking pencil and a scripture mastery card. The each have a composition book with their name label as well as this years manual.


His classroom doesn't have big bulletin boards so I utilized the back of the double doors. The girly side of me had to cute it up a bit. He wanted something to do with knowing the Shepherd, so I found a really nice picture of Christ as the Shepherd and found sheep in my clip art. They were facing left, but I thought they should be looking towards Christ so I flipped them and then put the students names on them. The quote I used says..

"We should each ask,
Am I loving enough, am I studying enough,
am I serving enough to know the Shepherd?
May we all come to know the Savior through
obeying his commandments, so that when we
meet him face to face, we each can say,
I know thee, thou art my Shepherd."
I can't tell you how much I love that quote. If you really ponder on it, there is so much power in it. I hope the students this year really strive to know the Shepherd.
I'm getting ready to head to town to get a few things. I'm not quite done with his room yet, plus Mark forgot his wallet and needs it.
Happy Monday Everyone!


17 comments:

mascanlon said...

it all looks wonderful Jolene and I know Brother Malan will appreciate it...even the girly touches!

Kassie said...

Awesome work, as usual, Jolene. Love the quote!

CHAD & ELISE TYSICK said...

I love the magnet board Jolene! Im definately gonna havta sign up to do one of those...or two..or three! You are always so organized and crafty, I love it!

Glazier's said...

When I saw the magnet board on the table, I just had to do it! I can't wait to make it. :)

Allyson said...

YOU Are a queen! Queen organizer, Queen crafter, Queen cook, Queen mom! Is there anything you can't do! I am just so inspired!

Chickenbells said...

Wow!! I am quite impressed girl...everything looks wonderful. I think it was a cute idea with the sheep and the shepherd...I love the visual!!

Andi said...

Oh Jolene...what you did for the classroom is wonderful! It looks amazing. I know the teacher was so grateful for your creative efforts.

I told my husband I wanted to go to Salt Lake City on a vacation and visit the Morman Church. Can someone who isn't Morman do that?

chrisg said...

(I am sure you answered Andi. But YES!!!!!and you don't have to go to SLC either.)
Jolene it all looks so good. I agree it WAS his lucky day. I have to agree you are the Queen. I am glad Cody is attending seminary. Such a great program.

Diana said...

I wish you lived closer so you could help me decorate the new house!! Feel like a trip to Canada?? LOL

familywithfivekids said...

Jolene - You have been busy! I love your magnet board! That is sure to be a popular craft at your Super Saturday. Your scrapbook pages are so cute - I'm afraid I shouldn't even call myself a scrapbooker anymore because it just doesn't happen BUT I do use fun scrapbook paper every day in my daily happenings...so maybe there is hope for me yet. I love the things you did for the seminary teacher - that was so kind of you to volunteer your time and talents. You are the best!

robin c. said...

Jolene,
You are an inspiration!! Your board is wonderful. I love what you did in the classroom...what a great quote!!! It is one to remember for sure!

Marilyn said...

What a sweetheart you are! Thanks for being a good example of service and inspiring us all!

Emily P. said...

I guess I need to take a tour of our building, where on earth is this room? And I've never seen the baptismal fount either. Weird.
Your grandbabies are adorable, you are adorable and everything you touch is adorable. I can't wait to make one of those magnet board for my new craft room. You are such an example of hard work and service. You are a saint!

~LisaLou~ said...
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~LisaLou~ said...

Hi Jolene,
I'm so glad we're in the same ward. I knew that magnet craft must have been yours. It's cute! Can we do more than one?! You know, I was thinking the other day, I know you don't like being the librarian that much, but I think it's a great spot for you. I think you can add your magic touch to so many things in the ward! We're pretty lucky!(Don't hit me for that comment! It's just my opinion!)
The Seminary room looks great. You're a sweety!
Love ya, Lisa

Briana said...

You did a fantastic job Jolene! I bet he loves it!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Our ward has never done a Super Saturday, never, ever, ever; and I've been in it for 34 years now. Makes me so sad, especially when I see such cute, inexpensive ideas like yours!! I KNOW we would have so much fun at one of these, especially as we're starting to get a really good mix of ages and not just lots of older ladies and a few younger ones. *sigh* Have fun at it! Great job decorating the seminary room!! I'm always amazed at how so many young kids around the world are able to get up for early morning seminary. I was blessed with released time.