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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hey...I have a question you!!!

I have people from time to time who come to my blog for the printables, and ask me how to print what I have designed.  Since I don't use a file share program, I guess I thought that everyone would understand that they can just click on the image they want to print or have access to, and then right click, save as, then save to your computer in a particular file that you will remember.  So..... does this method work for all of you?  Is this confusing? 

I started to use dropbox for multiple images, and for word documents that cannot be downloaded directly to this blog.  It generates a link for you to click on, and you can access that way.  BUT... going back to my question.  Do you all understand how to access the images, bookmarks, printables, etc.,  that I design and share on my blogs? 

Your feedback would really be helpful to me.  Please comment.

Thanks, Katie G.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I found this darling little queen of hearts, at the following blog link
Hope you feel loved hopefully by your Visiting teachers, but also by your Heavely Father.

Proclamation to the World

I love the Proclamation and since it is a big part of this months V.T. lesson, I decided to make it Pink for Valentines Day and for the month of February. Click on this link and you can download it there.  Enjoy!  Katie

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Favorite Things (actually blogs) "Valentine"

My granddaughter spend the night at my home last night and she is a little singer.  She takes vocal lessons and was singing some songs for me.  Who would have thought she would bust out singing..."Raindrops on Roses, and whiskers on kittens..." you know the song from the Sound of Music... My favorite things?  Well that has been swooshing around in my mind all day and I thought I would go back into my favorites and look at the folder called "My favorite blogs".  I have many but a few stand out and especially because Valentines Day is coming up.  OK... here are a few of my favorite blogs that have some cute Valentine things to do and see:
I guess this is enough for now.  I love to share fun blogs, and I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do.  Have fun and Enjoy!  Katie G.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 2012 Visiting Teaching Message

Can you believe that I finally created a project of my own?  I am going Visiting Teaching tomorrow and wanted something cute to go with this darling little journal that I bought from Hobby Lobby today. for $2.50 each, to give to the sisters that I visit teach.  So... I thought a bookmark would do the trick, and save the page that they last journaled in.  I think you will be able to see the tie in that the journal has with the message, which I have posted the link to on my blog. Click on the image to enlarge it, then right click and save as (a particular file on your computer) and then you can print from there.  .
 .Enjoy and Happy Valentine Day!  Love, Katie G

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Bingo (2 different sets of cards, pictures and numbers

So why would I be posting Valentine Bingo on my Visiting teaching surprise blog?  If you are a mom and help out at school, then you will like this post. 

My daughter called me and told me that she was going into both of her children's school classes to help with their Valentine parties.  She wanted to play Valentine Bingo with each class.  So... I wanted to help her and came up with some cute Bingo cards. 

I found the darling basic Valentine Bingo Card template on a blog called "The idea Room" and here is the link to the template and the directions: 
I took the blank template and added my own numbers on the "Numbers Valentine Bingo" game.  There is a blank card so that you can use it to make your own, that I found on at the idea room website, at the first link.  Here is my link that you can download these if you like:

For my Grandsons class, some of the children don't know their numbers up to 24, so I decided to take the basic template from the idea room and put my pictures on the cards.  I found it difficult to find enough images that looked good together, so I just found RED images, and made them pngs, and added them to the bingo cards.  I think they look darling.  I created These two cards, as well as I have all the objects and a blank card for you to create as many different combinations as you like.
They are located at this link in my dropbox, but will only be up through the end of February 2014, so get them now.

Please do not ask me to customize more cards for you, because I do not have the time, but I think that you can do it yourself.  Save the images to created a page for you to use as the caller page, or print off each different picture image, to show the kids as the calling card.

I have to give some kudos to the blog that I mentioned that I got the template downloads from, The idea room.  You should go to that blog because it has so many darling ideas of fun things to create.  Take a tip from me and go visit it.  Best regards, Katie G

You know what they say about old friends and antiques? They grow more valuable with time.

Glad that you dropped by my blog!

This blog and it's contents go hand in hand with my Visiting Teaching Tips and handouts blog found at If you by accident get to this blog first, make sure to go back to the other one and see all that there is for you there. This is sort of my overflow or stroage blog because I can't keep everything there, so I add my creations to this storage unit and that is my Visiting Teaching Surprise for you. Sometimes however, I do put in things that I think you would enjoy even if they aren't specifically related to Visiting Teaching, but my vision in life is that if I take all the time to make things, I may as well share them and get more use out of them. Sorta like hand me downs but brand new "Down loads". I hope you enjoy these freebies. Drop me a note to say hello in the comments under the downloads posts.