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Yep, still here. PL printables for Easter

<sigh> so busy.  In addition to completely re-painting the kitchen table and chairs, I have:

  • sanded and varnished two end tables, a library table and a coffee table for the living room
  • hung about 30 pictures in various places around the house (not all very well LOL!)
  • hung and hemmed curtains in the living room (why can I only get ones that are too short, or 16 inches too long??)
  • hung curtains in the master bedroom and my office
  • made curtains and replaced blinds in hubby’s office
  • made curtains for both upstairs bathrooms
  • painted and decorated the dire downstairs loo – a stop gap as it really needs tearing down and rebuilding, including adding a sink and a heater and insulating
  • cleaned and painted a particularly filthy bit of ceiling outside the kitchen
  • painted the kitchen and the chimney
  • redecorated the bathroom (including painting cheap furniture to look better)
  • moved my sewing room so I could…
  • …sort out the guest room

and about 100 other small jobs. Hence my absence from here for so long.

We are working on a small cyber-crop over on UKScrappers for National Scrapbooking day, which is a much needed creative task to balance out the hard work of getting the house in shape for three different sets of visitors over the next couple of months (including DS and his GF – very excited about that!) and the in-laws (also excited about THAT – MIL and I are going to dye sock yarn with KoolAid!)

BUT while waiting on the phone for something or another, I made this set of printables for Project Life – or regular scrapbooking, if you prefer, but in the 3×4 size. I had a plan to make some calendars but not had the time.

Anyway, here they are for download:

 

Pretty basic but cute, I think.  Hope you find them useful, and I will be back with a calendar or two at some point (2018, for sure!)


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Requested, but I might as well share

I have been hiding away, recovering from the devastating news from the USA and from a tooth extraction.  I’ll say no more on either topic.  But I had gotten a request for calendars with a triangular theme.  I made one, then another.  Here they are:

Shades of blue triangles:

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Bright and colourful triangles:2017bright_triangles


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Another 2017 Calendar – fun and funky

Just another funky calendar.  I am slightly obsessed with gray at the moment, enhanced with a pop of colour.  Hope you find them useful!

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You can get the 3-page PDF here.

I am always happy to convert to a different size, so long as I can do it easily.  Drop me a comment if you need a different size and I’ll see what I can do – and when!  We get the keys to the house next week and I suspect June and July will be slightly manic. And give the idiocy of BT (yes, yes, I know you UK folk know this already!) I may not have internet for a time.  Honestly, how many hours do you have to spend trying to solve a problem?  I’m sure the goal is to just get people to throw their hands up in despair and say FINE. Screw it.  I’ll have BT Broadband then. But then, if I hadn’t sat on hold for so long yesterday I might not have had time to create these…. swings and roundabouts, right?


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Been a while but I am anxious for Spring – printables!

I sort of got out of the habit of making printables.  Maybe partly due to dealing with changes in the new OS, maybe cause I got sort of consumed by book folding and cut&fold, maybe cause our house-hunting got in the way, it’s hard to say. But I did make these simple journaling (or photo-frame) cards and thought I would share them.  I was frustrated because I spent way too long trying to make the Quartz filter PDF reduction work in El Capitan and it won’t.  The original file was over 8 mb.  Huge.  I found an alternative method that took me down to about 3 mb, which is still larger than I would like, but not bad.  Although they appear to have a directions, really, I think you can rotate them to any orientation and they will look fine.

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Download the single page here! I think you could easily add an oval cut photo into the space, or cut away the space and stick the photo behind.  Add a few lines and use as a journaling box, or add some bits and bobs to create a pretty cluster.  I might even adapt them to make a calendar, who knows? And with a little thought they might work well for planners, but that may take a bit more thought….

I’ve spent the longest amount of time at my desk today, since my injury, so that bodes well for next week. Fingers crossed…..


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Housekeeping – book folds and a calendar

I’m just adding a couple of things from requests.

First, a calendar.  I’d made this one in 2015, then updated it as a Spanish language one for 2016. When I got a request for an English version, I couldn’t find that I had made one.  So I sorted that out.  I asked if the original requestor wanted the Sunday to Saturday version or the Monday to Sunday version like the Spanish one.  No reply yet, so I just did Sunday to Saturday.

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The PDF with all the months is here.

Next, I had a request for a ! book folding template.  The request was for a specific font, Habano ST, but that one was pretty slanted and I just wasn’t sure.  So I made a few others, as well as a Habano that was straightened

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I figured with those choices there would be ONE that worked.  Having made the 3-page PDF I might as well share it.You can download it here.

So as far as I know all request have been dealt with.  Phew.  Busy day for me, so I’m off….


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Hats done – on to Christmas!

I have my 100 hats boxed up and ready to go, a package full of preemie beanies ready to mail (including a few Santa hats!) and something I made as a gift that needs to get in the mail pronto.  And so my thoughts turn to holiday packaging.  I always like to make a few tags and toppers, handy for wrapping and last-minute surprise cards.  It can save the day when someone stops by with a gift I wasn’t expecting – a decent bottle of wine, in a wine-bottle bag, and a few simple cards with their envelopes (and a pen stashed in the pantry) is perfect for quick scribbling of holiday greetings!  It doesn’t happen often, but when it DOES, I’m always happy when I’m prepared LOL!

So these are both tags and toppers, as yo prefer.  Only the actual tags are single use – the toppers can be Project Life filler cards, card toppers, or tags, if you write the To:/From: on the back.  The round tags work the same – toppers for a small card, with a brad or button hiding the hole, or an eyelet and a bit of ribbon, or as a tag, with the To:/From: on the back

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Grab the 2-page PDF here.

Now with Thanksgiving out of the way, it’s time to focus on the Big Day in December. {sigh} I guess I can’t put it off any longer…


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One more 2016 Calendar for you

I bought another set of handwritten fonts that I love, and a total bargain at £7 for 20+ of them.  OK, so not ALL of them are winners, but more than 50% are.  I needed an excuse to play with them.  This is the result:

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I also made the sheet with blank space instead of a calendar month.  I thought it would be useful for journaling. You can grab the 4 page PDF  here. I called it Last2016, but I may still make more, if the mood strikes me.

This is also a chance for you to comment to say which of my past calendars you would want to see for 2017! I’ve made…well, I haven’t counted but I am guessing is at least 20 unique designs.  I may have to do a post with samples of them all, and do a poll LOL! But I still have one more super-easy, very cute Big Knit hat design to share.  I am SO CLOSE to being done with my 100.  I also have to knit a couple more Baby beanies Santa hats for that charity, then a trip to the post office and I am DONE.

Oh and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my American readers.  We have acquired some fresh turkey parts at the grocery store and will be creating another Franken-bird.  Finding a fresh turkey in the store is near impossible before the big Christmas pre-order date.  As it is just us three this year, a bit pointless to order a £45 massive bird, even if we could have gotten it in time, which is a big IF.  I suppose it saves me from having to cook TWO big birds this year…..


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Double-talk PL printables

Every month, I make a set of printables to accompany the challenge over on UKScrappers.  I’ve been adding them here too, because I’m sure there are people who will find them useful, even outside the challenge.  But this month I have really struggled.  I’ll add them first then stuff that you can skip, if you only want the download. Cause I’m nice that way….

One of the challenge elements this month is DOUBLES. Only two of these really qualify.  But I went thru a few days of playing with the design, looking at double talk, double speak, double vision, double trouble, double occupancy.. etc etc. I just could not settle on a design I liked.  And I liked the simplicity of this one.

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You can grab it here. They can be used for friends, for partners, for married couples, for twins, etc etc.  Some work for filler cars, all of them work for journaling.

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My Mac has been struggling for at least a year.  I am so far back in terms of upgrades on the OS it’s criminal. DH is appalled.  Replacing it has been on out TO DO list for a while, but I kept backing off, worried that I would lose my old programs, struggle to do the things I need to, and spend too much time learning a whole new way of doing things.  When my graphics card went last week, we whipped one out of an otherwise unused Mac and swapped.  It works, but the full swap has to happen.  Over the weekend DH replaced my huge Mac with a tiny mini – more powerful, faster, etc etc, but smaller. I played around with the up-to-date OS and I like it.  But there are issues, some good (loving the new version of Intaglio – so many improvements!) and bad (like I can’t see my Cricut, or my HiTi printer – are drivers still available?  Will SCAL still work?? What about my PSE 10?)  It will take me weeks to get things stable and usable, I imagine.  So for now, till we work out all the stuff that needs to be done, I am back on the old machine.  So I’ll be even more AFK than I have been.  Perhaps in the new year things will settle down… I can but hope.

Oh, and I’ve caught up on the book-folding template requests, for now, but things may get sidetracked there depending on the technology issues. If you are wanting one for a Christmas gift, do ask sooner rather than later, cause I may not be able to get to them from next week – of it may take me longer to reply!


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Those other Thanksgiving printables!

You thought I forgot.  I didn’t.  I just got sidetracked during the whole graphics-card-epic-fail.  But here they are for download. They look like this:

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I called them a bit more “elegant” than the first set, found here. Maybe not the perfect word, but they do have a totally different feel to them, I think.

And because my country of residence (and I am the only one still awaiting my letter – are they really going to leave me the sole single-citizenship member of the family?) doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving I have another generic Fall/Autumn set.  Some filler, some with room for a bit of  journaling, maybe even place cards for a harvest dinner – and not a Pilgrim hat or turkey in sight….

Enjoy!falljournal