BELIEVE: James E. Faust on Santa Claus


Today’s Merry Monday freebie is a fabulous Christmas quote by James E. Faust about how the way of Santa Claus is the way of Jesus. I’ve been thinking about this topic because my 8-year-old has realized the truth about Santa. We had “the talk” and I shared this idea with her … that what is real is the Spirit of Christmas … of Christ, that is embodied in the figure of Santa. All that is good, cheerful, kind, and selfless is definitely something I BELIEVE in.

To download the 5×7 print, click on the image above to enlarge. Save it to your computer and print away. This would make a great little print to slip in a neighbor gift. Enjoy!

Credits:

Background paper by Shabby Princess (Sugar Plum Dreams)
Santa image by Laurie Furnell at pccrafter.com

Terms of Use: Personal Use Only

2011 Primary Theme Bookmarks

But wait – it’s not Monday, you’re saying! Right! But like my dad always says, “A man’s gotta do, what a man’s gotta do.”… only in this case, it’s a mother’s gotta do … My life is filled with 4 little ones under age 8 and so we just roll with the punches… and with 3 little boys, there are lots of punches. Just kidding! Anyhoo… here we are on Wednesday with a freebie.

I put together these 2×6 inch bookmarks for the children in our LDS Primary group and thought I’d share the files with y’all. Here’s the sample image.
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2011 Primary Theme Bookmark: 2×6

The actual image size is 2.127 x 6.127 which are the full-bleed measurements to print at a printshop. I had 200 gloss coated double-sided thick-cardstock bookmarks printed at overnightprints.com for $28. They have smaller quantities available. If you order from them, just be sure to find a coupon code. I used bc100 which gave me $10 off my order.

I’ve also had a lot of people asking about printing the monthly themes at 8×10 or 8.5×11 size. If you try and print the 5×7 image larger, it might be fuzzy. I’ll try and get a larger size posted soon so you can print them for your primary class.

Credits:
Thanks to Crystal Wilkerson for her darling Argyle paper.
And of course credit for wording goes to the 2011 Outline for Sharing Time available at lds.org.

Christmas Freebies: Links to Subway Art, Treat Bag Toppers, and Shabby Princess

Instead of posting a freebie of my own, I wanted to share links to other darling freebies for you to enjoy.

Jennifer, Jamie, and Jodie over at eighteen25.blogspot.com are sharing this Christmas Subway Art + Banner. It is a darling holiday print as a 16×20 download. Very cheerful!

Monika at i love it all has oodles of cute downloads inlcuding these treat bag toppers and little moments prints. Click on the images to see the blog post and download links from Monika.

I’ve loved Shabby Princess designs for years.  She has several holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas) downloads available at the Shabby Princess download page. Click on the image below to get to the dowload of her free Christmas Recipe Cards. Even if you don’t know how to digitally alter them, you can print them out and write the recipes. Handwritten items are a treasure these days!

More info is coming this week on Family Tree Prints. Sorry that it’s taking me so long to get all the details settled. Mothering 4 little ones takes a lot of my time and energy… but never fear… we’ll get it going!

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy all your wonderful blessings.

CTR Shield Prints


Today’s freebie for Merry Monday is a set of 8×10 CTR Shield Prints. The CTR Shield symbol is used in LDS culture by members of all ages as a reminder of the motto, “Choose the Right”.

Sample image:

Download for:
8×10 CTR Shield Prints

Terms of use: You may print at any professional print shop for personal use.

Source for Images and text:
Shield logo designed by Helen Alldredge
Papers by Janel Krestchman & Shabby Princess
Sand Overlays by Shabby Princess and Nancy Rowe Janitz

Compiled by Heather
If you have any questions, please contact me at simplyfreshdesigns@gmail.com

LDS Prints: Articles of Faith

I’m pleased to announce today’s Merry Monday Freebie: Articles of Faith Prints.

Click on any image in this post to find download links to all Free Simply Fresh Designs Items.

8×10 Sample Images:
Rotate prints in an 8×10 frame. Once the kids have learned one, swap it out for the next.

4×6 Sample Images:
Put in a 4×6 photo album or spiral bind like the Quiet Books.

3×4 Sample Images: (2 on a 4×6 card)

Laminate and put on a ring as a scripture bag tag.

Free Download:

8×10 , 4×6, & 3×4 Prints

Sources:
lds.org Scriptures: Articles of Faith
Crystal Wilkerson Bracket Frame
Gina Cabrera Newsprint Paper

Terms of use: Prints are for personal use only. They are not to be resold for any type of profit. I am not making any $$ on these prints… and neither should you. 🙂

Compiled by Heather. If you have any questions, please contact me at simplyfreshdesigns@gmail.com

Quiet Books – Prophets and Apostles

Update: Please see Simply Fresh Designs DropBox for Download of quiet books. In 2015, 3 new apostle pages were added to this book.

Welcome back for Merry Monday. We’re sneaking it in late at night here. It was a busy day on the home front.

I’m excited about today’s quiet book freebie. With General Conference for the LDS Church being held this past weekend, the lives and messages of Prophets and Apostles has been in the forefront of my mind. I know there are oodles of LDS Apostle Info Cards floating around the web. I decided to take the best I could find and compile the info and photos into a 4×6 size. (That’s my favorite size for inexpensive printing and book display options.)

Here’s a sneak peek of the 21 images:
Quiet Books Apostles and Prophets

Free Download:

Quiet Books – Prophets and Apostles

Print the images just as you would a photo using a photo lab such as Costco, Sams Club, Walmart, Target, or print on your home printer. The images are 4×6 in size.

To finish off the book, insert pages into a 4×6 photo album (which can be found at various stores for about a $1). Or you can mount the pages on cardstock, laminate, and spiral bind the book for a more polished look.

Terms of use: Prints are for personal use only. They are not to be resold for any type of profit. I am not making any $$ on these prints… and neither should you. 🙂

Main Sources: Newsroom.lds.org, Friend magazine, Gospel Picture Art Book, Sugardoodle.net

Compiled by Heather. If you have any questions, please contact me at simplyfreshdesigns@gmail.com

Keep Calm and Carry On – 8×10 Freebie

I’d like to introduce ‘Merry Monday’ here on the Simply Fresh Designs blog. You’d be expecting Freebie Friday… but we need something to make Mondays a bit more fun… So – Merry Monday it is… with a freebie.

Perhaps you’ve heard the quote… Keep Calm and Carry On.

I think the history makes this quote significant:

In the Spring of 1939, with war against Germany all but inevitable, the British Government’s Ministry of Information commissioned a series of propaganda posters to be distributed throughout the country at the onset of hostilities. … The posters were intended to offer the public reassurance in the dark days which lay ahead.

The intent of the poster was to convey a message from the King to his people, to assure them that ‘all necessary measures to defend the nation were being taken’, and to stress an ‘attitude of mind’ rather than a specific aim.

At the end of August 1939 three designs went into production… The first poster, of which over a million were printed, carried a slogan suggested by a civil servant named Waterfield. Using the crowns of George VI as the only graphic device, the stark red and white poster read ‘Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution will Bring Us Victory’. … The third design, of which over 2.5 million posters were printed, simply read ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.

… The ‘Keep Calm’ posters were held in reserve, intended for use only in times of crisis or invasion. Although some may have found there way onto Government office walls, the poster was never officially issued and so remained virtually unseen by the public – unseen, that is, until a copy turned up more than fifty years later (2001) in a box of dusty old books bought in auction. (Barter Books)

The ‘Keep Calm Carry On’ image is in the public domain according to Wikipedia. So I figured I’d swap out the colors, resize to 8×10 for easy printing, and post a few options here.

Here’s a sampling of the download:

Free download:

Keep Calm and Carry On – 8×10 Freebie


Print the images just as you would a photo using a photo lab such as Costco, Sams Club, Walmart, Target, or print on your home printer. The images are 8×10 in size. Matte and frame and you’ll have a positive reminder in your home to keep a goin’ calmly!

Look out soon for more prints similar to these in the Simply Fresh Designs Shop under ‘Other Prints’.

Terms of use: Prints are for personal use only. They are not to be resold for any type of profit.

Source for Image and text: Wikipedia

Edited by Heather. If you have any questions, please contact me at simplyfreshdesigns@gmail.com