04 April 2016

2 Nephi 4:5 - Scripture Journaling!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

We had a busy week last week, creating and coloring!  This is, no question, my favorite scripture journaling entry we've done so far!  Here's the "Large Scripture Size:"

Here's a funny story to go along with this scripture.  My mom sat down and went through Mosiah and wrote down scriptures she wanted me to illustrate (and this is the kind of direction that helps me focus the right way, lol!).  She starred her favorites, and that's where I began.

Well, I finished the first scripture (it's being published soon) and this is the second one.  I was about 1/4 of the way done illustrating it when my mom saw it- I asked what she thought so far and she said she was puzzled... I had illustrated 2 Nephi 4:5, NOT the scripture she had requested, which was 2 Nephi 4:15!  We had a good laugh over that.  :)  I'll still be doing 2 Nephi 4:15!!  But this was such a lovely scripture I went ahead and finished it anyway.  :)

The FLOWERS are SO MUCH FUN to color!

The BOOKMARK size looks like this:

When I reduce the dimensions of an illustration from the large size to bookmark size, it doesn't always fit the way I think it will.... So in order to make everything fit, I had to shrink words, enlarge words, and add flowers to fill in!  So if you like more flowers, more word art to color, this is the one you'll like best.  :)

Here's a picture of my cute daughter with the large illustration she colored!

Here's the best part!  BOTH ILLUSTRATIONS are included in the download!  Wahoo!  So you don't have to decide which one to spend your hard-earned money on, lol!

So now that you HAVE TO HAVE this to color, here's the link!

THIS PRODUCT at my Etsy shop

GENERAL Etsy Shop Link

29 March 2016

2 Nephi 2:8 - Scripture Journaling

Are you scripture journaling yet??  :)  If you're not, you should be!  Scripture journaling is a recent fad in studying scriptures- Really most of the material that's out there is Bible-related.  That's great, but what about studying the Book of Mormon, or studying other books of scripture!  There's not much out there.  :)  I'm working on changing that- I'm working my way through the Preach My Gospel manual, pulling out scriptures and key words.  For now, I'm making bookmarks, but I'll expand the illustrations to include printables that can be printed on vellum and actually inserted into your scriptures!  How cool is that!!

In the meantime, grab these- they're $1, which is super affordable... it gives you unlimited printing capacity!  You can use these in classes you teach, for your own personal enjoyment, as gifts for your missionary... There are so many uses!  (I recommend asking friends and not-immediate family to purchase their own license- this is how I am earning a living, after all.  :) )

Here's the latest!  There are so many more to come!

This one was particularly fun to color!  My daughter colored one, too:

Go get yours, already!

To see just this product, go HERE.

To see my entire Etsy store, including fonts for sale, go HERE.

Have a wonderful day!  :)

1 Nephi 11:21-22 - Scripture Journaling

Hurray for another upload!

This time, I made the cute colored quote into a door hanger!  My son Scott claimed it right away- I love it because it'll be a fantastic reminder of our highest priority- the "fruit" that is desirable above all things.  :)

Emily colored one of these too:

She is super excited to have a bookmark collection for her scriptures!

Go check out this design at my Etsy shop!

Design Link

General Etsy Shop Link

2 Nephi 2:6 - Scripture Journaling

I'm slowly uploading all of these super cute designs for scripture journaling up to MY ETSY SHOP!

This newest offering, 2 Nephi 2:6, comes in Bookmark size for the moment- 2.5" x 8.5", in both PDF and JPEG formats!

Here's my cute daughter modeling bookmark she colored!

Go check out the Etsy listing!  :)

1 Nephi 8:12 - Scripture Journaling

Happy Monday!!

I am really excited about this new line of Scripture Journaling that I'm offering through the Austie Bost name!

See that bookmark?  That's an example of the new Scripture Journaling movement!  It's so fun to color while studying- Right now I'm working my way through Preach My Gospel!  These come in "Bookmark Size," which is 2.5 inches by 8.5 inches.

They're perfect for coloring as you memorize scriptures, for making into Visiting Teaching cards, for giving to kiddos to color during Sacrament meeting... so many uses.  :)

This is what it looks like (with a watermark, of course) upon download!  It comes in .PDF and in .JPEG (the resolution is best as a PDF) files...  They're priced affordably at $1 per download.  :)

Awh, there's my cutie daughter, holding her freshly colored bookmark!

This is the first of MANY scripture inserts to come!  Kindly go to THIS LINK and take a look!

14 October 2015

Austie Bost Juliana

It's a new font, it's a new font!

First, regarding the cover image for this font!  My new friend Sara went through and reviewed the letters of the font for me-- the shape, the readability, the consistency in design... She gave me some pieces of advice, all helpful, but the most helpful thing she did for me was to NAME the font!  She said, "I'm totally partial and biased but Juliana is my favorite name."  Well, that was that!  I wish I could have named it "Juliana's Favorite," but the apostrophe thing doesn't work with font titles.  :)

So this additionally featured font cover is for her- for her help and... awesomeness!  :)

This next graphic is in French, the lyrics to La Vie en Rose, a sweet love song.  It's always good to see a few accents to get a theme of what these accented letters look like!  :)  Plus, it shows spacing, how the characters blend together.  :)

The image I used for Juliana... I found it online!  I typed in Juliana and this completely joyful face popped up!  And that was that.  :)  I had to use it.  It was so HAPPY!  I began thinking of her as "Joyful Juliana," and then used that idea to come up with descriptive words for happy... I was going to do my usual synonym mishmash, but then decided to go a foreign languages route!  :)

This is my favorite graphic- it really shows the neatness of the font (and it shows some of my super fun Austie Bost Arrow Mania arrows!).  I think I'm going to have to add to Juliana at some point and add some flourishes and cute underlines!  :)

And finally, what you really want to know is this... How MUCH?  :)  This font will be on sale through roughly the end of December 2015.  The sale price is $5, half off of the sticker price.  :)  Get it while it's hot (and CHEAP!).  :) 

FREE for personal use at DaFont.com

LOW-COST for commercial use at Fontspring.com.  :)

You can download this font RIGHT NOW at 1001 Fonts.com  :)

16 September 2015

How to Change Your Facebook Friends Settings!

By popular demand, I am posting how to see what you want to see on Facebook... and no more than that!  It takes some effort at first, but after a little while, it's maintenance.

1. Facebook now has three settings for each friend on your list...

This is my sweet sister-in-law, Tabitha's page.  The first setting is "SEE FIRST."  I picked this for Tabitha because I love stalking her  knowing what's going on in her life.  Whatever she posts will show up at the top of my feed- my "See First" people are my top priority.

The second setting is "DEFAULT."  This means that Facebook will perform whatever algorithm they use to determine what you'll see after your priority posts.

The third setting is "UNFOLLOW ..."  If you're friends with someone and you love them but just don't want to know what they're up to, this option is for that friend.

2. You can choose what you see from your friends, even your priority list friends!

This graphic will cover four different elements:
#1: That blue star?  That shows that Ashley is marked as a "See First" person.  It's helpful because if you see someone and you think, "Hmm, I wonder if I have them marked as a priority," you can tell at a glance.  :)

#2: The little upside-down carrot- it's what you click to open the menu.  Sometimes, Facebook HIDES IT.  It's invisible... so if that is the case at some point for you, level your mouse with the person's name, and move to the right of their post... when you get to the right, the carrot should become visible.  Another helpful note- if you are on a DEVICE, like a cell phone, a Kindle, an iPad, etc., the memory it takes to open this menu is prohibitive, and sometimes it will seem like the carrot doesn't even work.  It's not that it doesn't work in your app, it's because your device doesn't have enough memory to open it.  I recommend using Facebook on a desk- or laptop when you're sorting posts, if possible- it will help a good deal.

#3: This is a HUGE, BIG DEAL.  That hide post button?  It's HUGE!!!!  If you have someone marked as "See First," or as "Default," you are going to see every little thing they do.  When you click HIDE POST, it gives you a new menu to choose from:

The first thing that happens is that Facebook will actually HIDE the post, replacing it with this gray box.
#1: You can choose to See less from someone (Erin, sorry, I really did like your owl post!).  If you do that, THIS happens:

The gray box reduces and you'll start seeing fewer of that friend's posts...  You will also have the option to Unfollow that friend... and this is nice because as you sort through your feed, you don't actually click on the person and go to their profile page, you can just unfollow them straight from this point here.

Back to our graphic:
This is my personal favorite.  I LIKE seeing stuff from Erin.  She posts good stuff.  If you click "See less from..." and it's a shared photo or video, Facebook will start hiding the photos and videos that person is sharing... even if they're more personal and something you want to see.  So the trick here is... if you WANT to see a person's photos/videos/forwards, but you find a certain kind of forward uninteresting or offensive, click "See less from..." In this case, "See less from Nova 100."  When you click THAT, you'll see this screen:

This screen is GOLDEN.  Your friend keeps playing games and the game posts a level on their behalf?  HIDE THE GAME.  If take it further than just seeing FEWER posts, if I click "Hide all from Nova 100," I will never see another post from Nova 100 ever again.  BOOM, cleaner feed.  Here's a hint- if it's a game, app, group, or page that the person has clicked on, click the bottom of the two options... the top option should be the person's name, the second is the specific app (etc.), and the bottom option should be the COMPANY who PUBLISHES the app...  THAT'S the one you want to get rid of because it will clear out potentially dozens of apps (etc.) all in one quick click.

Okay, back to this step one more time...

#3: If you just want to hide that ONE post and never see it again, but you don't want to get rid of future images from Erin, and you don't want to get rid of future posts from Nova 100, you can simply click the X and it will hide this menu box... and you're ready to move on through your feed.

Back to the second image!  We're almost done!

So, we've covered the blue star, the carrot, and every instance of what can happen with hiding the post... finally, we have

#4: Turn off notifications.  Sometimes I'll click LIKE or I'll COMMENT on something... and then 700 other people also comment or click like... and I'm notified every time.  If that happens, I get to a point where I don't really want to see the post any more... so in that case, I can click, "Turn off notifications," and it'll stop numbering among my notifications.  You can also turn notifications ON for a post!  If you're not already following the post but you want to, you can click on the carrot, and it will say "Turn on notifications."  Click that and you're instantly in the loop with any updates on that post.

A word on ADVERTISING on Facebook... they also have those carrots, and you can open a menu and HIDE ADS!!  Some ads are relevant and I like them!  Like a super cute math shirt about fractions, I loved that.  But 99% of the ads that pop up on my feed are irrelevant and a waste of my brain power... and then you never have to see those ads ever again because they will be hidden forever.

I will try to find images of different scenarios to post below... I clean up my Facebook feed a little bit every time I use Facebook... and it's probably obvious that the more friends you follow, the longer it will take to clean up and maintain.  It's so worth it though- it saves me so much time going through my feed.

Post if you have questions, and good luck!  Enjoy your fresher, less cluttered, WAY more relevant Facebook feed!


> Click the CARROT
> Click "Hide all from US Uncut."

> Click the carrot
> Click "See less from Kristi,"
DONE!  Any time Kristi posts in a group you're not a member of, you won't see it.  :)

Sometimes it's fun to see these... most of the time I hide them.
> Click on the carrot
> Click Hide post
> Click "See less from Jessica..."

You have two options here...
You can click "Hide post" like we've seen before, and see less from Alexa... but here's what I do...

> Click on the carrot
> Click "Hide all from Jade" (or the person who posted to your friend's timeline, of course)
DONE!!  You will never see anything from Jade ever again.  :)


Janette most posts great stuff... but I can't stomach disturbing photos, so I hide them... because I like Janette's stuff, but I DON'T like this post, I will choose "Hide all from David..."

> Click carrot
> Click "Hide all from David."
DONE!  Disturbing photo gone, and I just prevented other probable disturbing photos from showing up in my feed in the future.  :)