FREE October Desktop Calendars

Tim Challies is continuing to feature new Christian desktop wallpapers on his blog this month. There is a fantastic variety of amazing designs to choose from, each coming in a variety of screen resolution sizes (including those for iPhones and iPads). And they are all FREE for you to download.

Here is a look at my contribution for this month 
(there are also versions WITHOUT the calendar for October 2011 if you prefer):


You can also choose from any of the designs from previous months (without calendar):

Romans 8:26 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

Ephesians 1:7  "In Him we have redemption through His blood; the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of God's grace.":

While studying the Psalms of Ascent several years ago I was struck by something the teacher said, “Many of them have been like fountains of living Water to this road-weary traveler who detoured too many times into the ditch on her way to Mount Zion. That He still bid me ‘Come!’ is a grace gift beyond comprehension.” When swallowed by guilt over past transgressions, it reminded me that while I should not presume upon God’s pardoning mercy, I am completely forgiven through His Son’s atonement. He has blotted out ALL of my iniquities and I am eternally grateful that He remembers them no more.

The sacred truth of God’s Word is accompanied by divine energy and never fails to achieve its aims. The power of the gospel of Christ, the Eternal Word of God, produces spiritual change in our hearts:

"Nothing in my hand I bring; simply to the Cross I cling":

For this wallpaper I wanted to emphasize our longing to be restored to the abundant joy of our salvation that lies in the cross of Christ:

Part of a series of benedictions we were using for SBE's Scripture Challenge:

NEW $1 "U Build It!" Collection - Farmer's Market

Now in the SBE store!
Farmer's Market - September 2011 U Build It! Collection
All items priced $1 or $2 for a limited time only.

Farmer's Market is our latest U Build It! project designed for you to build your own collection. This month's UBI boasts over 50 fabulous products created by 10 designers. With a yummy palette of the colors found during a trip through the local farmer's market in the fall, this collection offers a wonderful variety of papers and elements perfect for scrapping your autumn season photos.  

We have put together a tasty palette in a riot of autumn and harvest hues that is sure to please all your senses. Colors in this collection range from sunglow yellows, tawny  oranges and rich sangria red to heather and eggplant purple, wild willow and wasabi green.

Below are 4 great element packs that Rina has contributed to this collection.
Each set is available now for only $1 each!

This pack contains the following: basket of harvested apples, hunks of cheese, 2 gourds, roughly-woven hessian patch, wooden red barn door and sunflower. 

This pack contains the following: apples, basket of gourds, stack of cheeses, hanging dried corn, eggplants/aubergines, frame, and label/bookplate.

"Farmers Market " Element Pack #3 This pack contains the following: bunch of carrots, chili pepper, hanging garlic, jar of honey with bead embellishment, wooden picket fence and weighing scale.

This pack contains the following: heart-shaped by dried twigs, cluster of fresh herb leaves, ornamental clay pig, bottle of home-made orange preserves, walnuts, aluminum watering can and rustic wood frame.

Scripture Scraps - Prayer

For our Scripture Challenge at Scrapbook-Elements we are currently using a series of Biblical texts based on the topic of PRAYER.  The first 4 pieces of word art that we used are now available for purchase as "Scripture Scraps #39".  (Remember, you can still download each week's word art for FREE during the run of the challenge, details of which you can find HERE). This is the 39th in a collection of ornamental scripture word art to aid you in creating beautiful pages for faithbooking, as well as bookmarks, church bulletins, children's worship aids, memory cards etc. This download contains 4 ready-to-use pieces of word art in PNG format and created in 300ppi for optimal printing. Most pieces are embellished and some pieces contain slight drop shadows.


Now available exclusively at Scrapbook-Elements:

Here are the layouts I created with these scriptures.

Psalm 42:3
By day the LORD directs his love; at night his song is with me - a prayer to the God of my life. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:26b
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.