Updates to 4×6 Prophet & Apostle Quiet Book

I suppose there is one benefit of being sick… resting on my bed with a laptop on a Sunday gave me a few minutes to put together these pages. As more information becomes available about these 3 newly called apostles, I’ll update the info on their cards. For now, enjoy learning about these new apostles.Documents

Download 4×6 Quiet Book of Prophet & Apostles

And if you have a few minutes, listen to this Mormon Channel Conversation with Elder Rasband and his wife. I loved learning that one of his gifts is having dear friends and one of her gifts is loving others!

Update on Simply Fresh Designs: December 2014

My etsy shop has been closed since January (I was slammed with some major morning sickness).
We spent the summer keeping 5 kiddos busy and I spent a lot of time at doctor’s appointments for non-stress tests, etc.
Scotland Charles Smith was born August 28 and things went relatively smoothly (all things considered).
We are so grateful to have this 6th little one in our family.
Newborns throw in an added busy-ness to a family and we are still adjusting.

I was hoping to get my etsy shop open for Christmas, but sigh….
I need to continue focusing on my family and all my time (plus, all the time I don’t have) is reserved for their needs.
4x6 2014 christmas card black_lighter

BUT … the good news is that you can now download all FREE Simply Fresh Designs Items (including quiet books with images) via DropBox.. Hopefully things will be easier to access now.

Merry Christmas Friends!
Thanks for your patience with all we have going on around here!

p.s. I am hoping to sneak in some time for 2015 Primary & YW theme posters. Check back soon.
And if that doesn’t happen, check pinterest… there are oodles of darling ones shared by others.

Quiet Book: Apostles & Prophets

Update: Please see Simply Fresh Designs DropBox for Download of quiet books.

Many of you have asked about this Apostles & Prophets quiet book without the images. Today is your day!

A Sample of My book so you can see the potential of the templates:

This is what comes in the download:

Download:
4×6 Apostles & Prophets Quiet Book without images

(This is a large file so it will take a while to download. Let me know if you have trouble downloading it.)

Links to Pictures of Prophet & Apostles:
Newsroom.lds.org

For pictures of Prophet/Apostles as boys:
October 2002 Friend Magazine

Friend – October 2006 Page 13 & 14

Guess Who: Special Witness (throughout the Friend)

Terms of Use: Personal & Church Use only

Good Luck & Happy Scrapbooking.(& you didn’t think you were a scrapbooker!)

p.s. Many have asked about a tutorial on inserting the images. I found a great tutorial using Picasa (free program through google) by Clover Lane.

4×6 2012 Primary Monthly Themes with songs

Just finished up the 4×6 size 2012 Primary Monthly Themes complete with the words to each song for the month (+ a blank song sheet to fill in extra songs that your ward is doing).

Download:
Zipped Folder of 4×6 2012 Primary Posters

(the file is large so be patient when downloading…
you will need to unzip the folder before you can access the images)

Credits:
PolkaDot Posies Paper: Crystal Wilkerson
Font: CK Chemistry

Terms of Use: Personal, Family, and Church use only. Please don’t resell.

Old Testament Quiet Book without images

It has been a long time since I’ve created a new quiet book. I know many have been awaiting this Old Testament book. I wish I could share it with the images, but the Church has asked me not to. You can read more about that here. Someday I’ll get around to a few more books including Church History, and oh so many more. For now, enjoy this one!

This is what is included in the download (+ a sample image of my book for ideas of photos to insert).

Download:
Zipped Folder of all 4×6 Old Testament pages

(please note that the zipped folder is very large and may take a while to download)

Now – what can you do with these .jpg files?

You can insert your own photos found in the:
Gospel Picture Art Book (my favorite!)…
Some of the images are only found in the old Gospel Picture Art Kit.

I use Photoshop Elements to create the quiet books & insert the images, but I’m sure there are other photo-editing softwares that you can use to insert the LDS images into your quiet books. A reader shared the idea to use Picasa. It’s a free program and you can now do digital scrapbooking with it. Yay!

This is what mine looks like:

Merry Christmas!

‘Book of Mormon Stories’ Quiet Book without images

Looking for the RyanAmelia/SFD Give-A-Way! Keep reading and you’ll find it on the next post down. We’ll close the give-a-way Sunday at midnight. We’ll announce the 2 winners Monday. Gracias!

I’m slowly but surely getting the quiet books shared (without images). Yay! I love sharing things. This is what is included in the download (+ a sample image of my book for ideas of photos to insert, + 1 psd file for tree of life page).

Download:

Zipped Folder of all 4×6 pages

(please note that the zipped folder is very large and may take a while to download)

Now – what can you do with these .jpg files?

You can insert your own photos found in the:

Gospel Picture Art Book (my favorite!)…

or they are now shared on the Lds.org Media-library

I use Photoshop Elements to create the quiet books, but I’m sure there are other photo-editing softwares that you can use to insert the LDS images into your quiet books. A reader shared the idea to use Picasa. It’s a free program and you can now do digital scrapbooking with it. Yay!

This is the sample of what my book looks like after the images are inserted.

Merry Christmas!

“Teachings of Christ” Quiet Book without images

I’m slowly but surely getting the quiet books shared (without images). Yay! I love sharing things. This book is the companion to “Life of Christ” and between both books, all the images from the New Testament Gospel Art Book are used. This is what is included in the download (+ a sample image of my book for ideas of photos to insert).

Download:
Zipped Folder of all 4×6 pages

(please note that the zipped folder is very large and may take a while to download)

Now – what can you do with these .jpg files?

You can insert your own photos found in the:
Gospel Picture Art Book (my favorite!)…
or they are now shared on the Lds.org Media-library

I use Photoshop Elements to create the quiet books, but I’m sure there are other photo-editing softwares that you can use to insert the LDS images into your quiet books. A reader shared the idea to use Picasa. It’s a free program and you can now do digital scrapbooking with it. Yay!

Just wanted to share a quickie thought a friend brought to my attention today… which prompted me to get this book ready to share. Love it!

Merry Christmas!

p.s. Look for more quiet books without images coming soon!

“We Believe” Quiet Book without images

I finished up another LDS quiet book called “We Believe.” This is what is included in the download.
I was able to keep all the cute doodle images in this book
because I purchased those and they can be used for personal use only. Yay!

Download:
Zipped Folder of all 4×6 pages

(please note that the zipped folder is very large and may take a while to download)

Now – what can you do with these .jpg files?

You can insert your own photos found in the:
Gospel Picture Art Book (my favorite!)…
or they are now shared on the Lds.org Media-library

I use Photoshop Elements to create the quiet books, but I’m sure there are other photo-editing softwares that you can use to insert the LDS images into your quiet books.

This is what my book looks like with the images inserted:

You are welcome to ask questions, but I can’t promise that I’ll have time to respond to all. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

p.s. Look for more quiet books without images coming soon!

‘Life of Christ’ Quiet Book without Images

Many have asked for the LDS Quiet Books without the images. I really, really, really want to share all I have, so I’ll slowly get to all of them. This is what is included in the download (+ a sample image of my book + 3 photoshop files so you can insert the large photo behind the text).

Download:
Zipped Folder of all 4×6 pages

(please note that the zipped folder is very large and may take a while to download)

Now – what can you do with these .jpg files?

You can insert your own photos found in the:
Gospel Picture Art Book (my favorite!)…
or they are now shared on the Lds.org Media-library

I use Photoshop Elements to create the quiet books, but I’m sure there are other photo-editing softwares that you can use to insert the LDS images into your quiet books.

You are welcome to ask questions, but I can’t promise that I’ll have time to respond to all. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

p.s. Look for more quiet books without images coming soon!

Up… down… and all around

This is my life lately.
The digital subway art store has been up for a week. Yay!
But as of today we took the store down. Boo!

But a little thing called PREECLAMPSIA has entered my life in my 34th week of pregnancy. Hence… I’m slowing down… way down. A dear friend reminded me that it’s easier to say NO to things when you have something inside strongly saying “YES!” to other priorities… as in YES to healthy mother/baby/family. We’ll see how things go, but I’m not planning on doing much on Simply Fresh Designs until the late fall. Check back before Christmas and we’ll see if we can have a few things up and running.

Update on Quiet Books: A lot of you have asked if I can email the quiet book images to you. I’m afraid this still violates the Church’s Terms of Use (transmitting electronically). Boo! The good news is that my husband has started submitting some of the quiet books for church approval… so I’ll let y’all know how that goes when we hear back from the Intellectual Properties Department.