Thursday, September 6, 2007

Layered Template - 2008 Planner / Calendar

Papers & Ribbon Border by Bren Boone "Summer Afternoon"

Alright, I'm ready to reveal the "teaser" I referred to a month or so ago. It's not complete yet, so it won't probably be a template-a-day, as I did before. But for some reason, life got more busy than it was before, too... :) My goal is to release a little mini-kit with each month. This could prove to be interesting, as I've really never done kits, and I don't use a lot of elements! So we'll see what comes of all of this.

To date, I've got templates done through July, but kits only complete for January and February. In other words, I can guarantee the month templates, but not the kits. I may get frustrated with those before I get finished! And you guys may have to tell me not to even bother with the kits if they prove to be no good! LOL!

These templates are all 8.5 x 11 (300dpi), so you can print them on regular paper and bind them however you choose. I've been hunting for printers who bind this size in portrait orientation for a reasonable price. Shutterfly, whose Photo Books I absolutely adore, only does landscape orientation in the 8.5x11 size, which unfortunately won't work. I have emailed them asking if they plan to do portrait orientation, however they do not do it at this time, nor do they see it on their upcoming horizon. Perhaps if enough of us email them.... :) If anyone knows of any reasonably priced printers/binders, I'd love to hear about them and I'll certainly recommend them/link to them here.

Another little "disclaimer" of sorts on this 2008 planner. I'm designing it the way that I intend to use it. Because my faith is my center, I am choosing to design this with a bible verse word art for each month and the cover. As always this will be on its own layer, so you may remove it if you choose. However, it WILL be included on every page.

And with all that mumbo jumbo... HERE. (link removed) is the link to the template.

Now back to catching up with real work! :)


Hummie said...

There are local places that will bind using spiral binding...we actually have a system at work that we use. It's not as fancy as a shutterfly book, but it would work for this.

Maria said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Sarah! I love your templates and what a special treat to have a Bible verse with it! My faith is also the center of my life.
You're awesome! I'm looking forward to all that you have planned to share in the future!
God bless!

Brooke - in Oregon said...

This is fabulous!! I for one, LOVE that you are doing scriptures. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

I have a ?? I made a wordart for a layout I am working on. No big thing, just something pretty basic. How do you go about offering it to people (ya know the 5 or 6 people who read my blog lol)? Don't want to get blasted for doing the wrong thing! Here is the layout I am talking about.

Thanks for all you share with us!

I am going to ask Hummie this ?? too

Margaret said...

Thanks so much Sarah!

mel_m78 said...

Hi sarah, I also loev the new treats on your blog, and also love it that you´re putting verses on it! here´s two more page in which I used your templates

Secondborn said...

Thanks for the freebie!

cindyrelly said...

Thank You for this freebie and I can't wait to use it. I am still very new at this but trying to learn ;)) Also, Thank You for the Scriptures because I can ALWAYZ use The Word in each and every season....Have a Great Weekend!!

Carin said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for this great idea! Wanted to at least suggest that several office stores (FedExKinko's for one that I know of for sure) does coil binding for pretty cheap, and they'll put a piece of acetate over your cover and a pice of heavy black vinyl on as the back cover...just so you know. I made some planners awhile back, and went that route. You could also have the cover laminated and not do the acetate...
Thanks again for sharing!

Joy said...

I love everything you do and am so pleased that you are a Jesus Lover too...thanks for all you do@

Beth said... offers an 8x10 portrait layout book. I've not tried them, but the prices look reasonable, and they might be just what you are looking for if you can convert from 8.5x11 -> 8x10 (shouldn't be too difficult).

shawnyrvr said...

I think it's TOTALLY AWESOME what you are doing!!! I KNOW I will use it! I love the idea of you using the scripture and putting it before you each day in a place you have to look at... and be encouraged by HIS promises to us!!!

THANK YOU for sharing it with us your family in Christ!


Momuv4girls said...

Sarah.. thanks so much for these templates. I am so blessed by these. God bless you in all your efforts.

deibby said...

Thank you so much Sarah!!