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2019 One-sheet calendars, Landscape mode

A week or so ago I had a request from Niki, who wanted my one-sheet calendars in landscape rather than portrait/  It sounds like an easy process but it … isn’t.

The originals are here. You can go to that link and grab them if you prefer the portrait versions.  They look like this:

Changing the layout isn’t as easy as just shifting things around.  I recall doing a lot of work creating the chunk of grasses and flowers from the original file of elements.  I didn’t save it as a working file, so the landscape version is not the same. Also, it is not as easy to arrange the 12 month blocks landscape.  Anyway, this is what I came up with:

And as I was doing that one, the other one in the folder was the cherry blossom one.  So I did that landscape as well:

If I’m honest, I prefer the cherry blossoms, which is a surprise, as I prefer the watercolour one in portrait orientation.

Grab the WATERCOLOUR one here

Grab the CHERRY BLOSSOM one here

 

Enjoy!


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Forgotten calendars – worth adding? 2019-22, Dogs, Cats and Project Life.

In rummaging thru some of my folders of half-forgotten work, stuff I abandoned for one reason or another, I found a few things that I thought MIGHT have an audience. Some of them I updated in my Tall Box calendar style.

I made another set of One-Sheets for 2019 thru to 2022.  They use a similar sketchy design as the cards here.  Links to both the Sunday to Saturday and Monday to Sunday options in that post.

It could either be a plain, simple B&W one OR you could opt to colour it in.  You can download that here.

I also had requests from different people, for a DOG or a CAT calendar.  I always had dogs growing up, never been a cat person at all, but having had more than one person ask about them I figured I might give it a go.  I had found a font that I thought was cute, that had some really quirky little drawings of cats and dogs.  To be honest, for some of them I found it hard to tell which was which! I mean, look at this:

I added the whiskers cause I thought that was what made it look more cat-like.  Flipped it looks more bulldog-like, sort of.  Anyway, I had made the calendars but never added them.  I will.  Comment and tell me what you think. Cat:

 

 

And Dog:

Lastly, I’ve kinda jumped off the Project Life bandwagon.  I used to do a lot of designs for cards, not just calendars, but they seem much less popular at the moment.  As my time (and energy level) is pretty limited, I generally tend to do things I know (or at least think I know) will be useful.  This is a set of calendar cards I made ages ago and never added.

I liked them pretty well, I just didn’t LOVE them.  If YOU like them, grab them here.

I have a few others that I might update (like a little cartoon monster one for kids – thought it would be cute printed BIG for their wall each month) but any thoughts you have feel free to comment them here.


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2019 calendars – some musings, and some calendars

I have been making calendars for quite a while.  I learn new things about the process every year.

I was testing out a new process (boring, work-flow stuff) and had a thought I might do a calligraphy style calendar.  Luckily, just as I started working on it, I got a ping-back request from Lolly Jane for their yearly round-up.  And guess that? of the calendars they feature, a ton of them have calligraphy month names.  Maybe even the majority of them.  (Of course they featured the doily one – I am so tired of that one, but people do keep asking for it so I guess I’ll keep making it.  Actually that has given me an idea…) While I thought the font I picked was super cute (and not a freebie one so not common) it was such a crowded field no one needed yet one more in the same style.

Saved myself a ton of work there then.

Instead, I decided to do something totally different – and because I really wanted to test out this work-flow process, I had to make two. Here they are – one black and white, but definitely not at all calligraphic:

and one bright and colourful:

Now, these will print at any size you like.  When printing, look at your dialog box.  Expand the Paper Size option.  Here you can see all the native options for my (new A3) printer.  Yours will have similar.  At the bottom thee are my own specified “custom sizes” like coin envelopes or a 1/2 US letter size:

So if you want to print this as a sheet for your planner, you can.  You can print it as a Project Life size card or as a huge wall calendar:

Virtually any calendar can be printed in virtually any size, if it is a PDF – some jpgs might work but if the resolution is low they might not be as crisp and clear as you would like.

My process seemed to work OK so I may explore a few other options throughout the year.  Probably NOT a calligraphy one ‘tho.  LOL!

Time to update my own page of 2019 calendars – I’ll probably try to do that and post in the next day or two.  Now, about that idea….

 


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Requested – 2019 gradient One-Sheet calendar

 

Funny, people seem to have real favourites when it comes to calendars!  Every year I used to try to come up with something new, but most times, people comment to say Gee I love THIS one, will you be updating it? Which is easier on me, I’m not gonna lie.  This is one of those.  I like it too, and it wasn’t hard to do so here it is!

Download it here!

 

 


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A few more 2019 Calendar bits

It has been quite the madhouse around here, on all fronts.  But I do have a few follow-up calendar things for you.

First I have a set of the circle calendars with journaling space beside them – nice for PL style spreads or even to add to a layout.  You can download them here.

And as another variation of that, a smaller set that I think would work well for a birthday calendar.  Print on cardstock and punch a hole for a book ring and there you go. And you can download that one here.

 

And lastly, another couple of bold calendar squares for making tear-offs.  Note the darker dividing lines.  I’ve had some feedback that the very pale lines are harder for older eyes to follow.  If having the lines show is annoying, simply cut just INSIDE the lines and they should still stack fine for a tear off. Download the 2 page set, black and brown, here.

Hopefully that will keep you happy as I am off doing touristy things with visitors, till November!

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2019 CD Circle quotes calendar

Another request. Luckily, I have always saved old calendars so generally making a new one based on an old one is actually pretty simple, if a bit boring.  But I know that people like what they like and if a particular style has worked for years it is nice to keep using the same one.  One of my favourite stories was a commenter who was using my calendars as a tracking device for the two years she and her hubby were working towards selling their ranch.  She had a whole display and timeline set up in their kitchen.  So she had a specific reason to want the same style over multiple years.

Anyway, here is the circle calendar with quotes, as requested.  I’ve stuck with the same font and same quotes although I may try to update that to a more modern style.

And I also did the 4-a-page version.  These print at just about 3×3 square.  They might fit the mini-CD boxes but I don’t have on to test out! Make what use of them you will and if you do, please share!

 

I am also working on creating the variation I have done before, which is the calendar on the left with lines for writing on the right.  They are Project Life sized (are people still in to that?  I am very out of touch!)  but would also work on a book ring, for example as a Birthday Calendar.   watch for that soon.


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2019 DIY Calendar with BOLD TEXT PL-style cards

There is one of those awkward titles again.

Still working thru some requests.  This time it is for one of the DIY calendars with bold text, easy to read for those of us with older eyes. This is based on the original one from a few years back:

And as a result is the 5-a page for 2 pages then a trio of blank cars with Daily Celebrations, Trending and Currently headings.

You can download that here.

Still working on the circle CD calendar with quotes but it should appear very soon.


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2019 Sunday start and Monday start 3×4 PL style calendars

Jeeze.  The post titles are getting too long as I try to cram all the descriptive info into them!

I don’t always do a Monday to Sunday in English-language calendars because they don’t get downloaded very often.  I like a Monday start in a planner but not so much my calendars.  But since I did them for French and Spanish, I figured I  might as well.

Click here to download the Monday to Sunday version.

 

And here is the one I prefer.  Click here to download the Sunday to Saturday version.


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3×4 Project Life style Spanish calendars for 2019

I must be getting old.  Or maybe it was trying to do 5 different calendars in three different  languages that did it!

I usually try to get to Spanish and French calendars at some point and since I had requests I figured it should be sooner rather than later.  Let’s start with the Spanish ones today.  I know from past years that while SPANISH calendars usually have a Monday start, other Spanish-speaking countries have a Sunday start so I do both.

For the Monday to Sunday Spanish calendar click HERE.

If you want the Sunday to Saturday version, click HERE.

As usual I tried to check the month dates about 5 times, and I did find occasional errors (which I corrected, of course) but I do remember a few years back when I used some internet site for the month names and got many comments saying it was wrong – mine was only wrong cause the internet site I used was wrong.  The design is in B&W but you could colour in the flowers with coloured pencils or Copics.

I will be adding English versions for Sunday to Saturday and Monday to Sunday (which I don’t always do) and a French Monday to Sunday version.  Then I have to do a LARGE PRINT version to fulfill another request.  Then I might be done for the year.  I’ll have to see if I get inspired…