I am always interested in what my visitors are interested in when it comes to printables. And when someone takes the time to get in touch, asking about a specific topic they are struggling to find, I like to at least have a go. Last week I got this, via email:
I love your page. I just found it a couple of months ago. I have a strange request for journal page…well I guess two request. One if for sayings for when you’re sick and the other is for when you’re having a bad day. Not every days is wonderful and sometimes it just downright sucks. I’m pretty honest in my journal. Like how getting sick with the flu New Year’s Eve SUCKED!!
Whatever you come up with would be cool.
I had to look back. The closest I came to a “bad day” sort of printable was this set, from ages ago. Not really fitting the bill, but generic enough they COULD be used for both a minor illness and a bad day or bad event.
I had a bit of a think and came up with this set for her.
The font is called Character Cats – I’ve had it for a while, have no idea where I originally got it from, but found it for download here. I did quite a bit of post-processing it to turn the scribbled line-only glyphs into faces, as well as changing all the little smiles to frowns. I didn’t want them to be overwhelmingly sad-looking, so they walk the line between sort of cute and sort of sad. I know there are two distinct camps. There are those who, like the requestor, prefer that their albums and journals are a true depiction of life, good and bad. And there are those who think life is too short to focus on the negative, so their albums are all about the happy times. Getting something that works at least a bit for both is HARD. I have some ideas for a “sick day” version, but it seems trickier to me. We’ll see.
Now, given that this request mentioned her “journal” rather than her album, it occurred to me that these might be useful in the 1/2 size I do sometimes, for using in a Smash book, a filofax style journal, or an art journal, it if is more collage than paint and ink. So I went ahead and converted the PDF to that size as well.
The 3×4 Project Life PDF sheet is here
The 1/2 size (about 2 1/4 x 3 inch), 10 card sheet is here.
Have fun with them? Enjoy? hope they are useful? Oh dear.
Hope you never need to use them!