"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Values Photo Book

At Girls' Camp, I spearheaded this fun craft project:


At the beginning of the fall last year, we told the girls and leaders to take photos of nature in our 8 value colors. Each person sent in their top 2 photos for each color, and we printed up a bunch of wallet-sized photos. Then, we made value photo books, to remind us the importance of each of our values (Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue) and the way our heavenly parents remind us through nature by showing us all of the gorgeous colors (white, blue, red, green, orange, yellow, purple, and gold, respectively).

Each person's book is as individual as she is, and everyone chose different photos and methods of decorating their books. I chose to create a spine and bind my book. I also put my value colors in rainbow order because I'm CDO like that (which is like being OCD, but in alphabetical order, like it should be) and doodled around some of my favorite pictures. I used the cutout windows to highlight my favorite photo from each color book, and also doodled a quick icon that could represent each value. The book is made of 8 6x6 cards, and I used tiny velcro dots to keep the card flaps closed. I loved how mine turned out, and it was rewarding to see others happily working on theirs throughout the week. Big success.

Out of these 8 values, Divine Nature is probably the one that sits in my heart the most often. Out of these 8 values, which one touches your soul the most often? I'd love to hear!

P.S. Look for the next post, where I'll have a giveaway to share!


  1. I loved your values book - so fun. I love having nature all around to constantly remind us of our Creator and who we are.

  2. I liked the divine nature one the best.

    1. Fancy that! It's my favorite, too. We were meant to be together.