Saturday, November 14, 2009

2010 Calendar Version 2 - Bible Verses


Ask, and ye shall receive.

This is actually the version I had in my mind to do from the start... it just took a bit longer to pull together than the month one I shared last weekend.

My primary goal with this calendar is to point to Christ. I want everyone who reads it to see Him in the words. To find hope. To find peace. To find light. To find purpose. To find freedom. For as the bottom middle verse (Acts 4:12) states: There is no other name by which we must be saved.

The style of this calendar is identical to the one I shared last week; the primary difference being the verses. The size (8.5x11), quality (300dpi), and file type (PSD) are all the same.

A couple people have asked where to print this. I used Lulu.com last year and honestly, I swore I'd never use them again because they printed it backwards (i.e. printed the calendar grid on the TOP and the pictures on the BOTTOM). (The reason for this is that they don't have a horizontal book option that's 8.5x11 and LANDSCAPE, so I chose an 8.5x11 PORTRAIT style book and rotated accordingly. The just rotated it 180 degrees from where I placed it.) However, I simply haven't found another place to print it as cheaply, so I'll probably go back there.

Lulu.com DOES have an option to print a calendar -- I haven't explored that option myself, but I believe you upload the photo side and use their grid. If you chose to use my templates to create that, you'd simply leave off the grid. That should work just fine.

Other people have gone to Kinkos, Staples, Office Depot and had them double side printed. I've also heard people laminate them and use a claw binding. You could also use page protectors and 3-ring binders if you desire. Lots of options!

Lastly, I have had a couple people ask if they can use these templates to create freebies. My answer is YES with the following 2 qualifiers:
1) Please give credit to Simply Sarah Designs and link back to this site.
2) Please email me to share that you've created a quick page/freebie so that I can show it here and link back to you.

And without further ado, go download the file HERE.

Enjoy!

15 comments:

Jody said...

These are outstanding. Perfect for Christmas giving. I am very excited to get started making these for my family and some friends too!

Thank you so much and God's Blessings to you and your family. You are a treasure for sharing.

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Nov. 14, 2009. Thanks again.

Deanna said...

Thanks Sarah - the WA is just beautiful and perfect for Christmas LO's!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 14 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 15 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

got2havefaith said...

Love this freebie! Beautiful type design. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

You ROCK, Sarah... thanks for making my "family calendar" project easy this year. I was worried because I'm starting so late, but you made it much less stressful. Thanks!
~nancy in ny

Yin said...

Sarah, love these verses and the calendar templates!! Been a while since I've been here, always loved your simple, but striking designs and work. THanks so much and God bless!

anitab said...

These are wonderful! I've done family calendars several years, and it's time for me to do it again. I've gone to a local copy place before, but this year I plan to go through Costco - only 9.99 a calendar, and they let me add a photo and name on date squares, for birthdays. I previously did the grids myself, and these would save so much time!!!
I will use the clip art & verses for the photo page.
Thank you so much - you are a real blessing!!!

Anonymous said...

Try mypictales.com for calendars. I am trying them out this year, as I have heard good things. Calendars $12.99 thru Nov. 30th. Thanks for sharing - this is wonderful!

chang said...
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Chrissy said...

Yeah...I'm so glad you are doing this again! The last calendar I did was when you had all the kits, etc to go with the templates. I don't come regularly anymore, but just decided to check in on a whim tonight to see what you were up to and boy am I glad I did! Thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us! And I love love love the verses! Thanks again

Brooke - in Oregon said...

THis is just what I needed THANK YOU and Merry Christmas!

grambie said...

I am physically unable to scrap, and just released home 11-09 after over a year and half. Using speaking software to post this. Where are you, Dear Heart? I leave you with love and Hugs!!

VW said...

Thank you so much. These are wonderful.