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Android Wear is just too much fun.

So we got Android Wear watches last year.  I have a Huawei, but only because I left my Moto 360 at my parents house when we went home for Christmas and had to get a replacement.  I love it.  And fortunately DS wanted the Moto and he stayed longer than we did on the East Coast, so he ended up taking mine back to Cali with him – and he might be able to use it once I send him the charger LOL!

I do love my Apple computer but the design possibilities for Android Wear is so much more fun.  I sat down with the Facer app (the browser version) and took some images from my Art Journal and turned them into watch faces.

In a few minutes, I was able to make four faces – all these came from Art Journal pages I have previously done.

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The bug us a stamp.  You’ll recognize it from the new header on my blog. The AJ page:

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This is the only one I did with watch hands.  I like the fact I can upload my own fonts to use, and the digital time looks better, to my eye.  The next one used a snippet from the same page, but from an in-process photo:

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The date is actually easier to read than it looks here.

Then I did another AJ page snippet:

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One of my favourite pages.  The watch face looks like this:

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The bit at the bottom is called the “flat tire” and is what allows you to swipe up to access another screen.

On the last one I used a couple of fonts I like a lot:

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Might be a bit too much my style, but of course I love it. And the AJ page:

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I have 100s of ideas using bits and pieces – Gelli prints, stamps, ATCs….I think this is going to be fun.

Now I just have to sort out getting the faces onto the actual WATCH.  DD and I are sharing an Android phone, for the purposes of watch face design, but I hope to get these added to my actual watch very soon.


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Birthday Book foldings

I am always trying to think of way that people can do their own folds.  While many people ask about the program I use, not many of them will follow thru and buy it (Intaglio – cheap, a bit on the bug-y side, and Mac only, with no PC equivalent that I know of, if you want to have a look.) So, I try to create things that can be used in may different ways.

I had a recent request by a commenter, Sandra, who wanted some generic birthday images.  While looking for appropriate ones, I had the idea to make numbers (with a candle atop) that could be used for different birthday years. So I did.

There is a set of 0-9 numbers, in a nice but fairly simple font

numbers

as well as the ordinals

ordinals

and a few birthday images

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I think a number (maybe 2, depending on the size of the book) could fit beside the balloons

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You could even use the number and omit the candle-top for anniversary folds or retirement folds.

PLEASE be sure to download the pdf HERE and don’t just try to use the .jpg images.

Have fun!

 


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What?! 2018??

Yep.  I always forget that one of my commenters loves to both get a head start on her Christmas gifts AND to make mid-year gifts of 18-month calendars, so I have already made a 2018 calendar.  Not the only one, remember?  I have the Pretty CD version for 2017 and 2018 here.

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You can download that here if you are also a forward-thinker. And the 2017 version of the colouring-in calendar is here!


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Another Calendar request

I had forgotten requests in past years for calendar circles that can be punched using a 2″ punch.  It is an easy one to make so here it is – for Michele, who asked, and anyone else who finds it useful!

2017_2inch

Do be sure to download the actual PDF and not just grab the image! The .jpg will not be great quality and not the right size.


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Silly me – but maybe good for you? Full sheet calendars and a One-Sheet version

I had a request in the comments for the Pretty CD calendar on one sheet.  In my head, that translated to one month per sheet.

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This makes a big calendar – you could easily decorate the outer edges after masking off the centre month block for a unique calendar in your own style. Ideas I’ve used are inky stamping:

Alternative cut

and Gelli printing:

Another funky Gelli plate one

But you could also just cut our the circle and add it to patterned paper or card – use double-sided card and you can make one with a month on one side and another on the other, for a flipable version!  You can download that 12-sheet version here.

But I had a moment of doubt (after I had made the 12 sheet version) and got back in touch with the commenter to verify that was what she wanted, rather than the 12 months on one sheet.  Yep. She wanted the 12 months on one sheet. So I made THAT one too.

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The PDF is cropped to the edge of the image, so it will print centred on whatever paper size you select for your printer. And you can download the one-sheet here.

But because I had taken the time to do the 12 sheet version, I was ALSO able to easily create a 4-months-per-sheet version (download here)

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and a 6-months-per-sheet version (although only sideways for this one (download here)

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They can be used as full sheets or cut apart in various sizes for various uses.  Any could work with projects like this:

 

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and the smaller ones can be used to make tear-off calendars to add to other projects.

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I always loved the cut-top circle version:

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So if you find these helpful, say thanks to Elizabeth for asking!


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Updated – a request for LOVE

I had a request for a LOVE template so I took the opportunity to update the original – I am going back to stretch the words so they produce a fuller fold.  You can see the original post and download the PDF here (or in the Book Folding menu item at the top) but here is the preview:

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I also have a couple of calendar requests to deal with.  Watch this space….


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Colouring-in 2017 calendar

While I don’t do it, I totally get the current craze for colouring-in.  I loved colouring when I was a kid, and loved it best when I was a little older and the end result actually looked good.

In that spirit, here is a set of CD case calendar pages for you to colour in each month.  Or give them to the kids to colour in for you.  Practice your  What a great job.  I LOVE it! face.

2017_colouring-calendar

Grab it here.

And I am once again open to sending templates.  Please keep the requests to three, and while I am happy to do them for people to make as gifts, or for a charity auction or sale, please keep it to personal use only.