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Monday, January 26, 2009

Baptism booklet

I am super excited about this! The week before a child gets baptized I go to their house and go over a few things with the child and their parents. I go over things that they need to know about the day they are baptized and answer any questions they are their parents might have. I also introduce them to the scouting/activity days program. I wanted to take them something special and have been racking my brains about what I could give them. Last week I went to our monthly scrapbook night with the ladies and we made these darling Hot chocolate recipe books, they were super cute! I have always prided myself on being the world's best copy cat...I rarely come up with original ideas, my brain just doesn't function like that! So when I saw this little recipe book I thought "How can I turn this into a baptism theme". Well this is what I came up with.... they are seriously the cutest thing eva! For the boys I will have to make a few changes, like adding a male paper doll. They are only about 5 1/2"X 7 1/2", so they are perfect size for the kids to be able to look at. There are places for them to put pictures and answer questions about this special day. I have already had four people request that I make one for their child (they aren't in my ward). I think for the other ones that I will modge podge over the top of it (before I add anything dimensional) this way it will be waterproof and more durable. Take a look and tell me what you think! Front of the book
page 1 and 2

page 3 and 4

page 5 and 6
page 7 and 8

page 9 and 10

page 11 and 12

page 13 and 14

16 comments:

HollySteffen said...

they are beautiful!!!

RBS said...

Amazing Jen, They are simply fabuloso! Whenever I need a creative idea, I know where to go. What a lucky ward you have.
Mom

Noelle said...

You take magnifying your calling to a whole new level. I need to be more like you!

Chelsea said...

They are freaking adorable! I don't know what you mean about not being able to come up with your own ideas...I would not have come up with that in a million years. It is SO cute! Seriously, Jen! You should sell them at the Quilted Bear. I used to work there, and let me tell you, you would never be able to keep them in stock!!!

Chelsea said...

Also your fabulous bows!

triestep said...

I love what you've done with the 8 is great stuff and your baptism books. They are beautiful! I think you should sell these...create a website/blog and sell them. I bet tons of people would buy them, me included. In fact, if you would be willing to make some for me when I need them, I would pay you for sure! I just am not that creative!!! And March is on for sure...I'm thinking sometime the second week in March?

Super Angie said...

HOLY CRAPOS! You are one amazing woman! Can I buy one off of you for Dallin?

Amy said...

You know how jealous I am of your work with the kids in your ward!!!! Please can you be our Primary President. Love, Love, Love it!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Totally adorable! You are so talented!

Bri and the Gregster said...

You're the best copier i've ever seen!!!! I want one and i've been baptised for 16 years! super cute!

Anderson's in Europe! said...

yes!! i love them!! remind me when nikoys old enough to be baptised (3 more years!!*siff*) to talk to you about the cuteness of the stuff! man... all i got was a talking to and a congrats pat on the back...

Kayla said...

Jenny you know I love them!!! I will help with the others...party at my house...movie...food etc!!!
I take it you took the pics before the water incident!

ShaneWendy said...

Love the booklets. You are very creative and artistic. I am the ward activities director in my ward. I need a activity for Valentines day, got any suggestions for me?

Deedee said...

WOW, Jen....could you make one for each of my grandkids...you know.. not all at once just one at a time starting next year for Will..please, please, please?

Tara said...

Oh my stars and stripes, I LOVE those so much!!! I am so copying the idea for Young Women's, not sure what I am going to do or how I am going to do it, I just know that these are way to cute to not copy!!!
Keep the good ideas coming, I need all the help I can get.
xoxox

Nicole said...

so i guess i'm 3 years late... but do you still make these?!?! you don't know me, but my daughter is being baptized and i'm not so crafty. i'd LOVE to buy one from you and pay for shipping! PLEASE email me! mnkk_boyd@yahoo.com thanks!!!!