January 2012 – Project 366ish

February 1st, 2012

In an effort to take more pictures and actually do something with them, I tried to take a photo every day in January.  I missed a few days here and there, but otherwise was pretty good. I put together this collage and am hoping to do this every month! Most of the pics are of Ollie of course… he’s the most exciting part of our day.

I think my favorite is the one where he’s kissing his stuffed lion. I love my little boy!

Hybrid – My Creative Life Book

January 11th, 2012

January is one of my favourite months of the year.  Yes it’s a long winter month and one where we really tighten our belts to compensate for the excesses of the Holiday period.  Yet I love looking forward, to the New Year to come – to making plans and declaring goals.

This is one of the reasons I ADORE this site!  Jen is just a planning genius, isn’t she?   I share her love of list-making and this year I’ve given myself a head start by creating a hybrid year planner.  I call mine ‘My Creative Life Book’, in the hopes that these plans and goals that I commit to pen and paper will inspire me throughout the year.

For my planner I’ve used Jen’s Weekly Planner 2012  digital kit, a few of her fab organising freebies as well as a few supplies (I like to keep my hybrid projects quick an easy and ultimately STRESS FREE!).

Here’s what I used:

  • Jen’s Weekly Planner 2012 Kit, available at Design House Digital. These files are editable pdfs that you can alter to suit your own needs (as I’ve done).
  • Free files available here at TPG Blog: Perpetual Birthday Calendar & 2 Week Schedule
  •  One sheet of Jen’s Stella & Rose Patterned Cardstock (for my cover).
  • My Binding machine (I bought a super cheap one from my local stationery store).
  • A piece of recylced card for my back cover.
  • Paper for printing (I used that best quality I could find).
  • Some lined paper to add for my journaling and random lists (you can never have too many lists!).

This is an easy-peasy project.  Simply decide what forms will work for you, print them out and bind using the binding of your choice.  Alternatively, simply use a ring binder!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it – a creative start to what is certain to be a creative year!

Happy New Year Hugs to you  all!

DHD Designer Calendar Blog Hop * JANUARY

January 5th, 2012

12 of the designers at DHD are hosting a calendar blog hop. All you have to do is hop around to all 12 blogs and pick up one month of the year. I got to design the January page, and I made one with space for a photo, and one that can be just printed as is.

Here are links to the other designer’s blogs:

Robyn Meierotto – February

Karla Dudly – March

Erica Coombs – April

Karen Funk – May

Angie Hinksman – June

Celeste Knight – July

Shannon Hegarty – August 1

Sara Schmutz – September

Gennifer Bursett – October

Tiffany Tillman – November

Agnes Biro – December

Click on the image(s) below to begin download.

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