Stake Youth Conference

I just did a few posters for the stake and thought I’d make this one a freebie. If you have a Stake Youth Conference coming up, feel free to download and customize the details for your own event. Preview is below, click here for the high resolution version to use. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you download it and say what you’d like to see next on my […]


Pretty Banners

I recently got an email from a lovely YW leader asking if she could send me photos of the banners her girls made. Yes of course! And these are absolutely darling, the little flowers add such a nice touch. Here are photos from their activity, so I thought I’d share with the rest of you: As a side note, one of my Young Women told me that this summer when […]


A Brand New Year 2010

I cannot praise the Church enough for getting their youth programs online. The new is full of great information that the youth and we leaders can download, print and share, based around this year’s theme of Be Strong. If you haven’t seen it, forget my blog and have a look. If you’re still here, here’s the highlights to look for: On the homepage is a slideshow of large images. […]


Personal Progress Redesign

Still on Christmas break, but had a little time to write. I thought in this post, I’d speak as a designer and give my ‘design review’ of the new YW Personal Progress visuals (not the content). And also to give a shout-out to the designer as I’m sure trying to please a committee of women and general authorities must have required a miracle. Designing by committee is a very tough […]


2010 Young Women Theme now available

Hey I’ve just added the 2010 YW Scripture to my etsy shop. It comes free with every YW Theme banner purchase. And it also matches the YW value banners. BTW, the YW Value Banners sold out last year due to YW in Excellence and New Beginnings. If you order your value banners before December 1 you’ll get a free 2010 scripture with it for returning customers to update last year’s […]


Lesson #37: Caring for our Physical Bodies

I chose to base the lesson on the supplemental talk given by Susan W. Tanner, “The Sanctity of the Body”. First of all because I thought it fit my girl’s needs better and two, I’m not a trained fitness coach and didn’t want to give the girls a jumprope test to point out who was more fit than the other! I also borrowed from the Doctrines of the Gospel institute […]


Value Banners, Up! (and instructions)

So for my 10 hour Personal Progress project, I crafted and hung the value banners in our room. It makes a HUGE difference in our YW room, giving it that touch of color and a reminder of what each value represents. (And yes, that is the size of our room!) The plan is that each month we will highlight a different value and read it’s scripture in our opening exercises […]


Power, Love and a Sound Mind

While preparing for the Lesson on Living Righteously Amid Pressures, I came across Elder Cook’s lesson on Living by Faith and Not by Fear. The scripture he shares has always been one of my favorites, so I made it into a bookmark. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7 Now you too can […]


Sleepover and a Pep Talk

For the next two weeks I’m going to be busy writing my PhD design thesis, round II. It’s a 350 page monster and I’m determined to make it tame. Because of that I will be doing lighter posts for a bit! So the thing I wanted to share this week is the impact a sleepover can have on Young Women. We had a sleepover on the same night of the […]


Library in your Brain (Lesson #33 handout)

Here is a handout to go with Lesson #33: Avoiding degrading media influences. I had the girls think of their minds like a library and how it’s important to not fill the shelves with bad things that crowd out the good. The girl’s head has an open book to illustrate this idea, along with three arrows. The first arrow points towards the book, where girls write down the standards for […]