‘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!

Christmas Freebie

A friend asked for an 8×10 of this print that I shared on my personal blog. I thought I’d share it here for y’all to enjoy. Be sure to click on the image to make it larger… then right click ‘save as…’

Last year I posted a Santa Quote, if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to explain Santa to little ones.

Merry Christmas!

Credit for red polka dot paper goes to Heidi Grace Designs.

“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!

‘We Can Do Hard Things’ Freebie

The Good News: Today I’m sharing a Subway Art freebie.

The Bad News: It’s a peace-offering since I’m not going to reopen the SFD Digital Store this year.

You see… My life is full… full of good things, but I’m having to adjust and prioritize. My fun side-business has to be put on the back burner for a long while. I was asked to be the President of the Relief Society in our local church congregation a few weeks ago, which makes my life a wee bit more full.

This quote, “We Can Do Hard Things” is my new mantra. I love it! It reminds me that I can make it through hard things with my spouse, my family, my friends, and most importantly… my Heavenly Father. I know I am strengthened by Him daily. Everyone has hard things… everyone. We need each other. I even remind my 3-year-old that HE CAN DO HARD THINGS… like pulling up his pants or cleaning up his room or eating 3 bites of that nasty dinner. This quote applies to all.

Download:
16×20 & 8×10 We Can Do Hard Things

4×6 We Can Do Hard Things

5×7 We Can Do Hard Things

p.s. I do have to apologize that all the images I shared are pretty random. There is no consistent color scheme in all the sizes and on some images there is a scripture from Alma 26:12… and others, a scripture from Mark 10:27. What can I say… I’m a spaz sometimes? Hopefully you’ll find one to enjoy… and another to share with a friend.

p.p.s. 16×20 prints well in an 8×10 size… so don’t let that frighten you – the dimensions are the same. Also… for your convenience the 3×4 cards are designed to print two-up on a 4×6 print.

p.p.p.s. quiet books… the LDS Intellectual Properties department has NOT given us the go-ahead with sharing the quiet books. I’m sad… like really sad. I’m not able to email the books to anyone. Sad. Someday, if I ever have the time, I’d love to offer them with text only and share the links to images on lds.org so you can create your own. sigh…

Most of All… Remember that
WE Can Do Hard Things!

Bye-Bye Quiet Books

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

The unfortunate news for today is thus: I cannot continue to share the quiet books with content from lds.org. Although I’ve tried very carefully to be honest and follow the lds.org terms of use, it appears the LDS Intellectual Property Division didn’t agree. They contacted me and said that images and text from lds.org are for individuals to create their own projects but not to distribute to others. Sharing or distributing anything I create using their images didn’t meet their terms of use, even though I wasn’t making any money.

Also, for your information, the IP Division said that printing quiet books, which contain lds.org content, through a professional print shop, such as Costco, was fine, as long as they were for immediate family only. The sharing of files with others was the violation.

Bottom line, I am having to indefinitely pull all posts and files for Quiet Books and Primary Sharing Time Monthly Themes. The LDS Church does have a process to request permission to use their content in this manner, and I plan to look into that, but I’m not holding my breath that such approval will ever come to pass.

So – for now. I apologize. I’m sad because I know thousands of you around the world enjoyed these quiet books. I feel selfish keeping them all to myself. I hope you can continue the tradition by creating your own books for your families. I’d be happy to create other quiet books in the future with original text and artwork (anyone out there want to volunteer to be the artist?!)… but we’ll see how things go after I have my baby in August.

Keep checking back for updates and new items going into the shop soon.

Valentine’s Day BINGO Game

Well… it’s not Monday. But considering we’ve had icky sickness at our house…
and potty training going on this week, it’s just better late than never.

I wanted to share this 5×7 Valentine’s BINGO game with y’all.

Download:
5×7 Valentine’s BINGO

(includes 6 .jpg playing boards, 1 .jpg game piece sheet,
plus all 5×7 images formatted in a 8.5×11 pdf document for easy home-printing)

Terms of Use: Personal Use Only. Prints are not to be resold for any type of profit.

Credits:
Shabby Princess Sweetie Pie Papers
Kate Hadfield Doodles & Sweetheart Alpha

Printable Placemats


It’s been a while since we’ve celebrated Merry Monday around here. It’s time to get it going again.

I made these 12×18 Placemats years ago to help teach my children how to set the table. I printed them at Costco, laminated them, and wah-lah… waterproof placemats.

Download
12×18 Placemats

Once you unzip the downloaded folder, you will be able to access the 12×18 .jpg images.

Terms of Use: Personal Use Only. Prints are NOT to be resold for any type of profit.

Credits:
Shabby Princess Digital Scrapbook Kit (the one with the bow)
Janel Kretschman Digital Scrapbook Kits (all other placemats)

Christmas BINGO Game


The Monday before Christmas definitely deserves a freebie.
How about a Christmas BINGO game to give as neighbor gifts… or to play as a family on Christmas evening?
Free Christmas BINGO Download.  #simplyfreshdesigns
Download:
5×7 Christmas BINGO

(includes 6 .jpg playing boards, 1 .jpg game piece sheet,
plus all 5×7 images formatted in a 8.5×11 pdf document for easy home-printing)

Terms of Use: Personal Use Only. Prints are not to be resold for any type of profit.

Credits:
Shabby Princess Sugar Plum Dreams Kit
Kate Hadfield Doodles
Shabby Princess Clementine Alpha