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And one more 2018+2019 calendar one-sheets

Here is another pretty one-sheet.

Be sure to go to the previous post for info on printing them different sizes to meet your particular needs.

And as ever, do feel free to drop me a comment for any sort of particular calendar you want to see.

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One sheet calendars for 2018 and 2019

I had some time where I was forced to sit at my computer (mostly on hold) and after doing the things I HAD to do I took a moment to make a matching set of 2018-2019 calendar one-sheets.  I know a lot of people like these, for planners or to hang on the fridge or the wall.

Remember – if you have a planner of a certain size, these will print to whatever size you set your printer size to.  Your printer will probably have a slightly different dialog box than mine, but you should have the same, or at least very similar, options. If you change the COPIES per Page box, you will get two copies of each year on a single sheet.

If you change to LAYOUT and change PAGES per Sheet you will get both years on a single sheet:

And if you change the Paper Size, well you can change it to ANY size, including the option to create a custom paper size. So long as the paper fits in your printer you can print this on it.  You may have to tick the SCALE box or SCALE to Fit, but your should be able to do it.


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As requested – leafy circles for 2019

I had a request for my leafy circles, updated for 2019.  Here they are, in two different ways.

First, the original ones for printing and die cutting or punching – these have the year date on each circle and are on two sheets:

Next is a One-Sheet version with all the months on a single sheet and the year date just in the middle.

It is all in one 3-page PDF but you can choose to print only the pages you need.

Not sure how interested people might be in the B&W version so feel free to comment if you are.

 

 

 

 


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Why did I never do this before? Mom/Mum and Dad book folding

I had a request for a Mum and a Dad book folding template.  I have done Mum before but not a set.  And not sure I have done Dad (or indeed my preferred Mom) either! So I have done them as sets of four.

Mum has its own issues – the M and the u and the m all have straight upright letters in some fonts.  In order to make them readable without lots of inserted folded back pages (something I also get asked about a lot and recently replied to a comment regarding it with some untested but logical ideas) the font choice has to have serifs or be scripty.  These are four that I think will work:

Download MUM here

MOM is less an issue unless the O is squarish:

That lets me use a plainer font- the right top one would never work for MUM as it would all blend into a solid block without folded back pages! Download MOM here

Dad was easy and I think all of these (one which matches at least one the Moms or the Mums) will work:

Download DAD here

Hopefully that will give you something to do until I feel up to posting more often then once a month LOL!


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Pretty CD – old school, but blank

OK so someone commented they preferred the older version of the Pretty CD calendar, which is fair enough, everyone has their own sense of style.  But I was just tired of the same old thing after 4 or 5 years of working with it.  I suppose if I was charging people for the files I would have to listen to the market but I’m not, so I don’t.  {smile}

But I am always happy to compromise.  This is it:

Basically, it is just the hard part, the framing circle with the month name. How is THAT helpful?  Well, two ways. If you have any editing skills at all, you can grab a free calendar for whatever year you need from an online source and paste the months into the frames digitally.  But easier, and more likely to be something ANYONE can do, is you can buy one of the little calendars from a craft store and glue it into the center.

You could scan a calendar and resize it digitally then print it.  That also means you could use a Monday to Sunday arrangement if you prefer it.

For a more labour intensive version, what about printing 31 of the January page and adding the numbers 1 to 31 in the big empty centre?  Or masking and decorating in the middle then adding a number over that? Then do the same for each month….

You could crop the page digitally then print each of the two month blocks full-page size and do any of the above on a bigger scale.

Sure, none of that is as easy as just printing the sheets, but it does leave much more room for your OWN creativity to take over.

You can download the blank version here.

I hope if you DO do something super interesting with it you’ll share.

 


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International Women’s Day PL printables

Yes, yes, it has been a while since I have made printables.  But this year I really wanted to make a set for International Women’s Day.  2017 was a tough year, personally and for women in general.  CNN says 2018 will be the Year of Women – but then again it could just be “fake news” right? {imagine a snort of derision here}

I have been seeing a few graphics for Women’s Day and most of them are more like Mother’s Day in tone – very sweet and floral.  If 2018 is the Year of Women then I think the graphics should reflect something … stronger.

I’m still playing around with things but these two (very different) sets are heading in the right directions.  The first is a combination of the sweet and floral feel that I mentioned:

Download that one here.

The second one is a little more graphic, although it IS pink…but then, so are the pussy hats, so I think that is fine.

Download that here. There is also a trio of little circles that can be used as embellishments for anything really – might be nice as a full sheet of bits for a planner, for example.

Hope you find good use for them!

 


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For the VERY forward thinking folk… 2018 to 2022 calendars +

Well.  This is going to seem excessive, unless you are a long-term planner.

One of my commenters, Kellie, IS planning for a life changing event, far in the future.  She likes my Doily calendar one-sheets and likes the idea of using them to count down to this event.  She asked, and while I am not one to think THAT far ahead, we had a chat and I decided it would actually benefit me too.  Once I create the basic calendar month blocks for any year, tweaking the fonts and such is relatively easy (well, at least if I am using monospaced fonts, but then I never do seem to do that!) Having it all sorted so far into the future means I can make calendars and one-sheets and focus on the decorative elements. So here they are!

Notice the blank sheets.  Kellie sent me a photo of her planning board and from looking at that I though hat blank sheets could be very helpful.  So I made corresponding sheets with only the date on them.  By printing one and then setting the top margin on her printer (or, low tech version, loading the top of the file with however many line feeds/returns to make the printing start below the doily decor) she (YOU) can print all sorts of things – check lists, ToDo lists, major milestones achieved , etc.

There are slight variations in the layout of the doilies and the fonts for the months are mostly different.  I probably could have changed the year to match the month but I liked it better the same as the days font.

If you are a planner person, you can easily print these on smaller paper, your printer will just scale them down.  I think there should be enough on the side for hole punching.

Anyway, I hope they are useful.  You can download the whole set, 2018 thru 2022, calendar one-sheets and blank pages (about 6 mb) HERE!

 


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A break from sending templates, printable Hipster card toppers, and the most bizarre tech tip

First, I am taking a break from sending out templates over Christmas.  I will sort out the few I have in my comments today and respond to any that come in until DECEMBER 19TH.  After that, you can click on the Book Folding categories or tags or menu item at the top and feel free to download any of the templates I have shared.  While you won’t find specific images or words or names, there is probably going to be SOMETHING you can use to make a last-minute gift!

Here are a couple of printables.  This PDF will print two images has six of the images which print at about 3.5 inches square

This PDF has 12 images at just shy of 2.5 inches square, perfect for tags.

Lastly, I just have to share this bizarre tip I found.  I had a moment of absolute panic when my trusty Canon Pixma stopped working, throwing out a B200 error and telling me I needed to take it in for a service.  Cue copious cursing and a pretty weak tantrum, but only because of my myositis LOL!  Trust me, inside, I was RAGING.  I dropped a Slack to dear hubby, who is my tech hero, as well as having a very calm head in the face of things I totally lose my sh*t over, who suggested checking online for an error reset hack.  I found a few that involved things that did NOT work (like pushing a series of buttons, holding them down on a coordinated and times fashion, or uninstalling the print head, which didn’t work for MY Pixma model and turned out to create another problem) then I stumbled on the genius, simple, but frankly totally BIZARRE solution that worked first time!! The steps are simple:

1. Turn OFF the printer
2. Open the flap as if to change inks cartridges
3. Turn the power back ON
4. Wait for print carriage to start moving to the left and let it go past half way

This was where I was thinking in my head There is NO WAY this is going to work! HA!

5. Before print carriage reaches left hand side (but after going halfway across) shut the cover.

Again, I am thinking I will miss the exact point I need to close the cover and should be spending my time figuring out how to convince DH to stop and buy me any printer he can, then bring it home and install it this afternoon. But the closing of the lid at the right moment was either luck or the window of opportunity it quite a wide one or it doesn’t matter at what point you close it

6. Leave the Printer on
7. Good to go.

I printed a test sheet, did all the cleaning functions offered in the print utility and printed a perfect sheet.  My green ON light is steady and as the instructions said, GOOD TO GO!

So it PRINTS, and the B200 error has been cleared, except now, the previous attempt and removing the cartridges and removing the print head must have misaligned it somehow, so in the end I am not good to go.  I am back to raging.  Oh well….