Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wedding Invitation in a RUSH!

My co-worker announced that she will be married with her long time boyfriend. She announced to us on Monday and her wedding will be on next week Tuesday. She will be married in their province so she will go home on Friday night. 

On Friday, I ask her, "Where's my invitation? I thought you are inviting us.." And she said, it's not yet done. Huh? I feel worry. I asked why? What are your plans? How would you do that? She told me that she bought a wonderful card stock with scent. It was really nice but the problem was she typed in the wedding invitation in Microsoft Word and she planned to printed it out, cut and paste, then fold. That's it!



I feel sad how she is going to do that... I asked her if she would allow me help her do her wedding invitation. She was hesitant but I really insisted because I wanted her to feel special during her wedding. It makes me feel sad to imagine that she has not able to fix her invitation yet and when she goes home she will be much pressured and worried. 

I told her that I this is the thing that I love to do... She was shy to say YES! So, I searched the google. Google is really GREAT! I asked her to choose which DIY Wedding Invitation she feels she would like it and feels comfortable with. She have not thought that their was a lot of DIY Wedding Invitation in Google. I introduced her with Google that night. And she was very happy! :-) Thanks Google! And A BIG THANK YOU for all the GENEROUS BLOGGERS WHO SHARES THEIR TALENTS AND KNOWLEDGE. YOU HAVE HELPED US SOOO BIG!


We just followed the instruction but we have some small revisions.

1.) Print the free template and cut. Patterned it to our chosen card stock then cut. 

2.) Measure the square in the middle where the information is located. 

3.) Open Microsoft Word, insert text box. Change size of text box from the measurement we get.

4.) Freely design what we wanted inside the text box and all the information we want to show.

5.) Print in Parchment Paper. Cut and Punch Holes for ribbon attachment inside.

6.) Fold to close and final with ribbon bow.


WHAT I LEARNED with this experience... I feel reminded that my favorite thing to do could be a help to someone else. What help we can offer to others could touch their lives, feel them happy and have relief. I, too, for myself, I was reminded again of the good feelings in my heart in sharing good things to others especially how thankful they are and how they appreciate it. It really feels good to share! 

I also learned that I HAVE TO BUY OR USE SCORING TOOL. We had funny moments doing this invitation. The card cracked and we find ways how to solve it. What we did was slice a bit in the corners we need to fold. But it is still not good. After this, was the time I've learned I should have scoring tool or that BONE FOLDER thing... I would definitely will buy that one! and more invitations and card making soon! Congratulations to my friend and co-worker!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Father's Day Favor

For this year's Father's Day celebration, I wanted something simple and easy but not having a shy feeling instead excitement and good feeling.


I searched out Pinterest. And I found this post from KROKOTAK. They made a father's day card. It is sooo cute.  My heart melts everytime I see these kind of this things. Simple things have deeper meaning and value. Why I always feel this?

Anyway, I just follow the DIY instruction from KROKOTAK. Only that I make it smaller. 

Here 's what I did:

1.) I printed the file in PDF format. 

2.) Since the card is big, I wanted it to be small, I scanned the printed file to jpeg format.

3.) Cropped the picture. Close the file. 

4.) Find the file where you store it, right click, and print. When you print it, choose 5" x 7" size and unchecked "Fit Picture to Frame". 

5.) Follow DIY instruction from KROKOTAK.

6.) To complete my gift, I bought Rebisco Biscuits and attached my card to it.

7.) And lastly, share the joy to the Father's at Church! :-)



Hope that this will help you for next year's Father's Day!


Friday, June 3, 2016

72 Hours Starter Kit REPACKING

You might asked yourself why repacking? One of the objective I raised with our Stake RS Presidency with this activity is to help the sisters start building their 72 Hours Kit and helping them strengthen their faith of the prophet's counsel. 

I know it has been so easy for some of the members but I was one of the members who struggled building this. I believe that this should be done but I don't know why it is so hard to start. Just so many reasons behind. I feel that others would feel the same as I did. That is why I personally would like to help those sisters to start their kits. 


The main idea of this activity is to:

1.) Bring all the items (that were agreed upon) at church, on the day of activity. 
2.) Repack the items. 
3.) Sisters would receive their 72 Hours Starter Kit.

PREPARATIONS:

-> MEETINGS WITH ALL WARD RELIEF SOCIETY PRESIDENCY IN OUR STAKE: Meeting is so important for me. I think I can call it council meeting with the ward relief society presidency. I remembered a talked from the latest General Conference by Elder Russel M. Ballard in titled Family Councils. I also like this scripture verse, “Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good.”Alma 37:37. 

What would be the agenda during the meeting?
        -> ATTENDANCE: We have to know the maximum attendance of each ward's Relief Society class. This will be our basis for the TOTAL NUMBER OF 72 HOURS STARTER KIT. As per our meeting, we have agreed that we declared extra allowance for the attendance but we don't go beyond numbers. For example, the maximum attendance we have during our class 40 sisters but during activities, only 10 sisters or less would go. We declared 25 sisters for this particular activity to anticipate more will come but we did not say 40 sisters. (Hope you get what I mean. :-))

               We have six wards in our stake. Each ward varies of attendance they have declared but we came up with a TOTAL NUMBER OF 140 SISTERS were expected to attend and will be receiving the kit.

         
-> ITEMS: All the wards should agree of the items to bring and the quantity for each item for each packs. After our meeting, we have agreed that each packs would contain the following items with their corresponding quantities: 

               -> TESTIMONIES: Each ward should prepare someone who has testimony on 72 Hours Kit or present something from activity you had or someone from your ward on how she prepares her 72 Hours Kit.


 -> STAKE RELIEF SOCIETY PRESIDENCY PREPARATIONS: We had problems with the venue for the past activities. It happens that we were being tested? or we lack preparations? It could be both. :-) Anyway, we make sure the cultural hall would be available this time. 
Here are preparations you might consider also when you do this activity:
           -> Physical facilities - You need enough table for this activity to be able to properly place things per items
               -> Plastic Bag Containers - You might want to make a complete sample for each pack so that you would what size of container you should buy.
             -> Bring stapler, staple wire and adhesive tape - This is important to seal each container.
           -> Program / Speakers / Snacks / Invitations / Microphone / High Council or Priesthood leaders 

DURING ACTIVITY:

No matter how you planned well, we should always be flexible during the actual day. We realized that other wards did not fully understand how many items for each pack. It is so funny to see some big chocolates and small chocolates coming. :-) And big rolls of tissue paper against a small tissue on the tables. I think we should have make a sample and bring it on during the meeting and show that to each Relief Society President. Also, funny it seems that some plastic bags were too big for light kit. :-) 


In actual, the attendance was not 140 sisters. It was lesser but was not less than 100. It was not bad at all. Those extra packs were divided for each ward and were given during Sunday.
The only confusion that came during the repack time because the sisters were so excited. They did not listen to instructions. They want to move forward. 
During repacking there were too many ideas. But our instructions was, each table was named for each packs. And wards assigned to each pack should attend to that table. After the repacking, I mean when each pack was done packing, their is a big plastic bag that will be filled with all the 5 packs. And at the end of the table, the plastic bag is complete with 5 different packs for 72 hours kit. 
What happened was, the sisters formed a line, and each bring their plastic bag and go through all the items and get one pack, which is okay also.... but you know, their were a lot of comments. I think if we follow the instruction it should not be that way. Others have their own opinion. They want it to change the system in what they think is right. hmm.. Kind a sad and funny... :-) Hoping that all were satisfied. :-)

RESULTS:

Anyway, the end result was SUCCESS!! Some of the sisters says that this was a great activity and is good to be repeated to be able to track if the sisters who prepare their 72 hours kit increase. I agree to them! But it is up to the next Stake Relief Society President if she desire to continue this activity. 



I'm happy that finally this activity was done and everyone was happy because they are bring home! I think the most important is that each sisters should be able to start building their 72 hours kit.


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