Monday, January 30, 2012

YW Newsletters

If you're a YW leader, you might relate to this. I tend to get phone calls Wednesday afternoons and evenings before the YW activity, asking: "What are we doing tonight?" (the activity announcement on Sunday apparently doesn't cut it)

We started making newsletters for Young Womens last year to help our girls/their parents, the bishopric and us as leaders to keep track of activities, events, and other fun stuff (this has cut down on those Wednesday night phone calls & texts).

Although I wanted the newsletters to be creative and different each time, I didn't want to spend all sorts of time coming up with a new format each time! I created a basic template and tweek it each time with different digital papers, embellishments, and sometimes a slightly different arrangement.

Here are the last few newsletters based on the same template...







We don't have many girls, so it's not too costly for us to print them at Kinkos so each girl can have a colorful newsletter to take home.

Here's the template I created:



***PLEASE READ***
1. This is a PHOTOSHOP file. You must have Photoshop software installed on your computer in order to use this download.
2. It is a greyscale template...no pretty papers or page elements (decorations). You will need to fill in those elements (I cannot share the completed newsletters because I have downloaded (for free or purchase) those cute elements but I am not licensed to share them digitally for copyright reasons.
3. The download is a large file so I had to ZIP the file, which means you will have to unzip it. To do so, go to the location you downloaded the file. Then, right click on the file name and click "unzip" or "extract files" or something to that effect. Then it will create a new folder which is unzipped and you can open the template in photoshop.

...if you have read and understand the above, you can download the Photoshop Template HERE!

Enjoy! :)

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Need help with your photoshop template? HERE is a basic tutorial
Need cute papers and elements? Trying downloading from one of my favorite sources: Quality DigiScraps

71 comments:

  1. awesome templates for the newsletter!

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  2. Which digital site do you get all these cute paper from?

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    1. Becky, I download freebies from http://digifree.craftcrave.com/. (I check it pretty much every day and keep a external hard drive organized with all the papers and embellishments I download).

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  3. I love this and want to start using it for my YW. What program do you use to edit the template?

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  4. Thank you so much! I was actually looking to create one of these and came across yours! Thank you so much for being willing to share the template... you have saved me so much time!

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  5. Any chance one could buy your already made newsletters. I can't find the paper you used and LOVE the combinations you used. Thanks

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  6. Hi, I would love to be able to download your newsletter template, but it will not allow me on box due to there is no more bandwidth or something?? Could you possibly email it to me?? my email is naomi4syth@gmail.com.
    Thanks so much!
    Naomi
    PS I love it and I know our the girls will love it too!

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  7. I am unable to download the template due to the same bandwidth message, can you possibly email ti to me...thanks teffy21@hotmail.com. THANKS!!!

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  8. I would love the template emailed to me as well! Love, Love, Love it. Great way to keep parents, young women, and inactives informed:) Thanks chwagner@wsd.net

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  9. I am making newsletters for one of my Personal Progress projects but I can't seem to download the template. :( Is there anyway you could e-mail it to me? Thank-you! :) maddie.wade519@gmail.com

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  10. I also love your newsletter templates, but am having the same bandwidth issue. Would you mind emailing it to me as well? Thank You!!
    sandy.k.hill@gmail.com

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  11. Can I also have it emailed to me as well? thank you for taking the time to make and share this super cute newsletter! Karla Brown

    karlaletulle@yahoo.com

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  12. Would you mind emailing it to me also, I would really appreciate it! They are so cute and creative, thank you so much! shannonjohansen@hotmail.com

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  13. I have been looking for a newsletter template JUST LIKE THIS!! :) This is perfect, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Do you mind emailing it to me as well??
    sixbuchanans@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  14. Thank you!! These newsletters are so cute!

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  15. I cannot get this file to download, I even signed up for Box. Would you please e-mail it to me? Thank you.

    Caryn
    gerberdaisy2469@gmail.com

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  16. I would love a copy of your newsletter also, you are very talented. Thank you

    Sylvia
    mattice_6@yahoo.com

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  17. I love your newsletters! I have been pulling my hair out trying to create one. Would you mind emailing some of your templates. Shericandland@yahoo.com. thank you!

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  18. Your newsletters are AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with struggling YW leaders. We're all in this together!

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  19. I LOVE what you've done! I was recently called to be the YW sec. I'm excited, but am not very computer literate.I'd love our girls to have something like this, I just don't know how to do it, and I have a new baby taking up all my time;) any chance you'd be willing to share your all ready done newsleters so that I can just edit them and add our info? Hope this isn't asking too much..I'd really be grateful! methompson2004@netzero.net

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  20. These are so perfect! I would be so grateful if you'd email me the template too. Kego130@hotmail.com

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  21. My YW would love these and you're so creative. I also can't get it to download. Can you please email the template to me as well? TIA

    tiffanybowen6@yahoo.com

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  22. I would love it you could also email me your template! I am also desperately needing to learn how to make these newsletters myself and edit, and add embellishments ect. I have no clue how to do it, and if I need a certain program to be able to do it. Any tips you could offer me, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you! I wish I could just download all of your pre-made newsletters and edit them on my own computer =)

    chris.cierra@gmail.com

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  23. This is perfect for the new year! Thank you for sharing your talents! Are you able to email it to me, I can't get it to download. Thanks! silver.rayne@yahoo.com

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  24. Sorry to bother you, but I can't get it to download either. could you please email it to me also. bofella7@netzero.com. Thank you so much!

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  25. I absolutely love this! What a timesaver! Would you mind emailing it to me also? I can't get it to download either...charlyreed@gmail.com
    Thanks for sharing;)

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  26. I absolutely love this! What a timesaver! Would you mind emailing it to me also? I can't get it to download either...charlyreed@gmail.com
    Thanks for sharing;)

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  27. Hi, Can you also email me the template to brianne@royaltycore.com

    Thank you!

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  28. Hi, Can you also email me the template to brianne@royaltycore.com

    Thank you!

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  29. I see you have many requests and I am sure it's because of how cute your newsletter is! I too am wondering if you could email this template. I tried to download but it won't download. Thank you!

    My email is brasilianqueen22@yahoo.com

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  30. I am unable to download this cute template, are you able to e-mail it? I would also love the pre-done ones if possible!! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Jill@masterelectric.biz

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  31. I am also having a difficult time downloading your template and others as well. Could you email me as well, please? Thank you for your help.
    fabirojas18@gmail.com

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  32. I hate to do it, but can someone email it to me too? I can't seem to find it for download. julieallen110@gmail.com Thank you!

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  33. Me too please!! I've never been in YWs before and now I'm the 2nd counselor & secretary all rolled into one!! Help!! sorellajamis@hotmail.com please send me the template too!!

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  34. Would it be ok if I got the email too? These are too cute to pass up. kjwelker23@gmail.com

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  35. I am looking to make one also but I cant download it for some reason to anywhere to edit it. It keeps coming up with all these letters is their anyway you could email this to me? stacymiller8@yahoo.com. I would very much appreciate it. Thank you -Stacy Halladay :)

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  37. Well, Once upon a time you got calls and text saying "what are we doing tonight" and then you created this beautiful template... and Now you get emails saying "I can't download, can you please email me" :)?.... I would sincerely appreciate if you would send me the download too. DixieCannon@outlook.com

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  38. I would love to do this with my YW group! Could you email this to me? jillsidwell@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  39. I would love to do this with my YW group! Could you email this to me? jillsidwell@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  40. Would LOVE a copy of this emailed to me as well :-)....klluke@comcast.net. Thanks!!

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  42. i am new to use photoshop, so i was wondering how you are suppose to change the background of the template to something fun?

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  43. I would love for you to email me this template :). Having trouble downloading.
    kltnc@yahoo.com

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  44. Hi could you send me this template at makaylaisloud@outlook.com

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  45. Could you please send me this template at chantelleandersonjones@yahoo.com THANKS!

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  46. I love it. Having trouble downloading. Could you please send me the template? zqshel@gmail.com
    Thanks:)

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  47. I too love your template but can't seem to download it. Can you email a copy to lilmiss_erika@yahoo.com

    Thanks

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  48. Hi can someone please email me the template. I realllyyy love it. Can it b used fir anything? Thank u
    Claretsanchez@yahoo.com everything lower case. Thank uuuuuuuuu

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  49. Any chance you could email it to me, too? Thank you so much for the help! swirlgirl14@gmail.com

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  50. Love it!! But it won't download. :(

    Would you please email it to me?
    a_tia@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much!!

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  51. I'm unable to download your super cute template :( Would you mind emailing it to me please? mila.collazo@gmail.com

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  52. Any chance you wouldn't mind sharing this via email still? It's adorable and would really save me time designing (which I don't know how to do!) Thanks! :)

    zoo19ropa@hotmail.com

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  53. I can't get the template to download and it's so cute. Would you be able to e-mail it to me. Thanks.
    colleenbs53@gmail.com

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    1. Sorry for the trouble. I have updated download instructions and info.... (near the bottom of the post). Please read and try again. Hope this helps! Thanks for following! :)

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  54. I am so grateful for talented woman like you, I love your newsletter designs! Could you please email it to me.
    kamibuys@msn.com

    Thanks, Kami

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    1. Sorry for the trouble. I have updated download instructions and info.... (near the bottom of the post). Please read and try again. Hope this helps! Thanks for following! :)

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  55. I absolutely love your amazing newsletters! I wanted to create one for my ward and would love to use your template. I have not been able to figure out how to download it would you possibly be willing to email it to me? I would really really appreciate it! Thank you so much in advance, Amanda
    My email is amandaandphilip@yahoo.com

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    1. Sorry for the trouble. I have updated download instructions and info.... (near the bottom of the post). Please read and try again. Hope this helps! Thanks for following! :)

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  56. I love your newsletter! Could you please email it to me? I'm having problems downloading it.
    yoadrienne14@hotmail.com

    Thank you,
    Adrienne

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    1. Sorry for the trouble. I have updated download instructions and info.... (near the bottom of the post). Please read and try again. Hope this helps! Thanks for following! :)

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    2. Looks like I'm late to the party but my wife would love this template. I followed your instructions but still get a message about being out of bandwidth.

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    3. I am experience the same issue with the download. Is there a different method for obtaining this? I realize that it's a large file so probably cannot be emailed. Please let me know if you get a solution to the download. Denise.Gilbert70@gmail.com --- Thank you

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  57. Hi, thanks for the great layout idea. Would you be able to direct me to the source of the cute pink flower background? Thanks :)

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  58. HI, I signed up for box and logged in, but when i click on download nothing happens. I keep checking if it worked but I still have no files in box. can you email it? katiethalman888@gmail.com

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  59. This is beautiful. Thank you for being willing to share...I'm so bummed though, as the file will not download even after reading updated instructions. If you have the time, I'd love to get a copy brobinson185@gmail.com .

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  60. Hello! I love your template but can't seem to download it from box no matter what. Could you please kindly e-mail it? Thanks a bunch! :) crystalliew.94@gmail.com

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  61. The file will not download and I am proficient with Photoshop and these things. If possible, email would be nice. shortcut65@gmail.com
    thank you...BTW, very nice design

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  62. I love this template but the Box link won't download it. PLEASE can you email it to me traceyhillphotography@gmail.com Thanks!

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  63. I love this but can't download, could you email me the template. Thank You
    midnight450@gmail.com

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  64. Would love to have the template. Can you email me mickeymaniac1964@hotmail.com Thank you!!

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