Arise and Shine, Sunshine

Kim's ward had their YW New Beginnings this past week...  "Kim, I love how it turned out!  The 'You are my Sunshine' lyrics are amazing!  And I love that you made the posters sparkle.  By the way, I love you sis!  Happy Birthday tomorrow! Wish I lived close enough to join in the celebration!  ((hugs))"
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Here are the details of their night:
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INVITATION
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DECORATION
I took each of the following prints down to our local print shop and the enlarged them to the size of half a poster board. We are all about the sparkle this year so we chose a few key words, raindrops or beams and glitterfied them with gold. (Your eye always catches the glitter) The YW loved the signs so much they all want one to hang in their rooms, that will be another activity. (click each poster to go to the original link - I could not find the original source for all posters)
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We hung twinkle lights and bright yellow pom poms above provided by each leader and YW.
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Our focus was on the Savior and how we can be a beam for him. We made a sun and each beam represented the Young Women, adorned with glitter stickers.
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THEME GIFT
Pillow case with the 2012 Mutual Theme ironed on it (adorable)... went off what mom would tell us every morning.  :)
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REFRESHMENTS
Each leader brought white or yellow treats:
Yellow Cake Balls
Lemon Sugar Cookies
Lemon and White Chocolate Popcorn
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Bright Yellow Gum Balls with Smiley Faces
Cupcakes adorned with the Sun
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes (Kim, I added this for future reference)  :)
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Our Drink was a sunshine mix:
Frozen Pina Colada Mix, Frozen White Grape Juice and Sprite
Served in a canning jar with a slice of lemon and a white and yellow striped paper straw (Huge hit!)
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PROGRAM
We stuck right to what the hand book said when it came to the program... introduce the Young Women program and spotlight the new upcoming Beehives.
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Welcome: __________
Song: Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam (it was fun to watch the girls sing that song, they were kinda silly)
Prayer: __________
Introductions: (class officers and girls in each class)
We had the Presidents introduce their presidency and each girl in their class.
The President assigned a girl to read what the class motto was and another showed the symbol and tied it in with the sun (The Laurels symbol is a wreath, she talked about how the wreath is like the sun... eternal.)  The girls stayed up front until the Beehives were done and them they all repeated the theme.
Spotlight: Each new upcoming beehive came up one at a time and their mom or dad spotlighted them.
YW Motto and Logo: One of our Laurels spoke on the meaning of the torch and having the light "Sunshine" of Christ in our lives. Did you know that D&C 115:5 "Arise and Shine forth that thy light shall be a standard for all nations" is the basis of the Young Women Program? Kinda cool to know that!
Speaker: YW Pres. Talked about the purpose for New Beginnings, how Christ is our center and how each YW can radiate his love through faith, divine nature, individual worth, choice and accountability, good works, integrity and virtue. etc...
Special Musical Number:  "You Are My Sunshine" (performed by one of our laurels - playing her ukulele)
Here is the video:
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Here are the lyrics - additional lyrics written by Brenda Dobry, one of the young women leaders (amazing!):
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.
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Arise and Shine forth
Just like the sunshine
Let your light shine everyday
You'll never know dear
How much HE loves you
Shine your light for him today.
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You are a daughter
Of Heavenly Father
Saved for this day
To light the way
He will direct you
He will protect you
You'll shine brighter every day.
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(everyone joined in on the last verse)
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.
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Personal Progress Introduction: Given by PP Leader - tied in the PP with the Sunshine
Year in Review: "Get ready to be loved and shine!"
Theme Gifts Given to the Young Womenpillowcases
Closing Remarks: Bishop
Closing Song: Shine On
Closing Prayer: __________
Refreshments:  (see above)
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It turned out to be a great night!

69 comments:

  1. I am loving everything that they have done. I would love to use their invitation. Any chance they would be willing to share? bobettedavis@hotmail.com

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  2. Where did you get the iron on transfer to do the pillow cases? I'd love to do this :)
    caraleejjones@hotmail.com

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  3. Bobette and Caralee,
    I have asked Kim for both the invitation and the pillowcase templates. I will let you know when they are available. :)
    Terri

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  4. I'd love to do the iron on pillow template too. I was going to do a fabric paint stencil but this is so much cuter and easier! Thanks:)

    reidkristan@gmail.com

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  5. Girls, I have the invitation from Kim. If you want to shoot me your email address I will send it to you.

    As for the pillowcase template - Kim said one of her YW Leaders used a template from her cricut.

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  6. Can I get the invitation? How did you make the pillowcases? Love love love this!!

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  7. Jamie,

    I have the invitation template ready to send, I just need to know where to send it. :)

    The pillowcases were made with an iron-on created on a Cricut Machine.

    Terri

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  8. Way cute. We want to give each of our girls the subway art of You are my Sunshine! Can we get a copy, please? ~Thanks so much~ Misty gmmccown@aim.com

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  9. can i please have a copy of the invitation and pillow case templates please

    my email is
    cngatuakana@linz.govt.nz

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  10. Misty,
    I did not create the subway art. I believe they found it through PINTEREST. I will try to link each poster to it's orignal site. :) Give me a minute.
    Terri

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  11. I love this. Can I get a copy of the pillowcase template?

    My email is sherise.flood@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  12. could you email me the template for the invitation? Thanks! BTW, where did you find so many white pillowcases?? I've been looking everywhere for pillowcases but can't find any in "bulk". I need about 25 or so.
    peie0607@gmail.com

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  13. Kim said one of her YW Leaders used a template from her cricut to create the pillowcase design. II am sorry, I do not have a template.

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  14. Hi! We have a really small ward, and therefore we are doing new beginnings and ywie together this year. Any chance I could still get a copy of your cute invite? Marciejane.ison@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!!

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  15. I would love the invitation. My email arjhj@yahoo.com.

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  16. Hey, I am planning my wards Young Women in Excellence. I love the invitation, could you send me the invite? Meghan_5858@hotmail.com or Megsma97@aol.com. :) Thanks!

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  17. What a beautiful night! Love the song and program. Thank you for sharing! May I have the invite template? Thanks!
    gunnhp@hotmail.com

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  18. Amazing! I would love a link to the invitation/pillowcases
    Thanks so much!

    jameyjeppson@gmail.com

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  19. I would love to use your invitation for our YWIE. Could you email me the template? shawnfrehner@hotmail.com

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  20. I LOVE this idea. Is there anyway that you will send me the invitation template?
    k3tglazier@hotmail.com

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  21. I also want the template for the invite. It fits perfectly with our YWIE. apowell08@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much! I love your ideas, they're so helpful and fun!

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  22. Could you please e-mail me the template for the invitation? Thank you so much! You are so creative! My e-mail is nhong8@gmail.com.

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  23. I absolutely love your blog! Such cute ideas. Can you email me the invitation template to lynnsi.margetts@gmail.com.
    Thank you for sharing your cute ideas

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  24. Aloha,
    I am a faithful blog follower and would love to get a copy of the invitation template. I love it!! We are hoping to use it for our Young Womens in Excellence. If possible please let me know if I can.

    paulandnancygarner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I love everything about this, I would love a copy of the invite template if you still have it? Thanks for sharing the great ideas!
    bell_carmen (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  26. Could I get copy of the invitation template? hackbarthfamily@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  27. Where can I get the images for the You are my sunshine posters? I would love them. Thanks!
    Karen Rohner
    krohner@cox.net

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  28. So Adorable! I would love to use this for YWIE. Could I get the invitation template? Thanks so much for sharing your cute ideas!
    buffycoddington@gmail.com

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  29. Karen, if I was able to find the original source of the posters you should be able to click the poster and it will take you straight to that source. Otherwise, I do not know where they came from. I believe the YW leaders found the prints through Pinterest.

    Buffy, check your inbox. :)

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  30. Would you be willing to share your invite with me? I would love to use it for our Young Women in Excellence.

    Also I am interested in how you did the pillowcase.

    Email is raelenepeterson@hotmail.com

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  31. Raelene, check your inbox. As for the pillowcase, they found the template on a Cricket machine.

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  32. Can I get the template for the invitation please? This is such a beautiful idea! Thank you :)
    islandmommy@gmail.com

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  33. Hi would you mind sending me the invitation template as well?? I think it's perfect for our YWIE. I am so amazed and inspired by all your incredible and creative ideas. Thank you immensely for sharing!!

    -Andrea andreafrandsen@gmail.com

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  34. Darling! Could I request the invitation template?

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  35. Does my email post on my profile? Or do you need me to send it to you?

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  36. Could you email me the invitation template? We are adapting this for Young women in Excellence! Thanks!!
    Tanyafisher76@hotmail.com

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  37. Sent, sent, and sent.

    Heather, I will need your email address. If you feel more comfortable sending me your request straight to my email that would work too.

    freshairedesigns@gmail.com

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  38. You have such creative and fun ideas! Will you please email me the invitations? My email is gretchenhunger@hotmail.com. Thanks

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  39. I would also love to get a template of the invitation! My name is Heather and my e-mail address is doogabod@hotmail.com.
    Thanks!

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  40. I would love a copy of your invitation template also.
    Thanks,
    amberljorgensen@gmail.com

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  41. Oh my goodness! What a darling program for your girls! They are so luck to have such great dedicated leaders! Will you send me the invite too...please? Can I also get a copy of all the "You are my Sunshine"posters? Thanks a million! Alicia
    sahowlett@yahoo.com

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  42. I just re-read the info on the posters...I'll go to the link! Thanks again:)
    Alicia

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  43. I wanted to use this invitation for our YW in Excellence. Could you please send me the template? wdlweber@bridgemail.com
    Thanks so much!

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  45. You have such great ideas. Can I get a copy of the invitation to use for YW in excellence. Thanks so much. whimpeys@gmail.com

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  46. I would love to receive a copy of the invitation as well. Thanks! mlane1984@gmail.com

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  47. i LOVE the invite! will you share the template with me? i've been assigned to do our invite and i am literally tearing my hair out trying to do it! thank you!! janelle.inez@gmail.com

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  48. I would love to use the invite for our young woment. Would you please email me the template?
    Thanks,
    Melissa
    mmhamblin@hotmail.com

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  49. I would love love love to use that invite also! What a cute night and what a fabulous job they did!!!!
    My email is jessycarlisle@gmail.com
    Thank you!!

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  50. Love love love your invitation! Can I have a copy too? Thank you! susie.hatch@gmail.com

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  51. Could you please send me the invitation, too? Thank you so much!! camilynbacon@yahoo.com

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  52. Hi!
    I was wondering if you would be willing to send me the invitation? So adorable! amy.m.morgan@gmail.com

    Thanks! :)

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  53. Any chance I could get a copy of the YW in Excellence invite template also? ashley_wasatch@hotmail.com

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  54. Do you still have the invite template? I would love it. My email is bsbutterfield@yahoo.com

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  55. I would love the invite template. Also the recipe for the punch. I am going to use it for our Evening of Excellence. Thank you
    lynetteintx@yahoo.com

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  56. I would love the invitation template as well, pretty please. Thank you for sharing great ideas and talents with other:) olsenstephanie@msn.com

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  57. Is it still possible to get a template for this invitation? sandipinney@gmail.com

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  58. Can I get a possible template for this invitation? amanda.welsh@gmail.com

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  59. I would love a template of the invitation as well. Thank you!
    davenshay@gmail.com

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  60. I would love a template of the invitation as well. Thank you!
    davenshay@gmail.com

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