2012 Planner now available + Digital Sale

December 17th, 2011

I can’t believe how close to Christmas we are getting! And after that the new year. So I set aside some time to get my 2012 weekly planner finished. I have gotten a ton of emails asking if I was bringing it back this year, so hopefully if you asked you are checking back to see if it’s been released.

The 2012 planner is the same as last year except – due to some great feedback – I updated the place that used to be the “shopping list” to just say “List” and below there are no categories. The “list” can be changed to say whatever you want, and when you change it once it will change for the entire year. The boxes below are still separated but with no headers and are editable but will change interdependently and not as a group or throughout the year. This should make it much easier to use this space in a custom way.

Here is a close-up of how the pages work. Each of the daily and weekly chores are editable. The Daily chores will populate throughout the year. So if you don’t like to exercise (who does??) then you can change that to say “take a shower” etc. and it will change to “take a shower” on every single week. The weekly chores are independent though, so you can add and change week by week, but not for the entire year. I believe that you can do a find & replace though that would change something like “clean garage” to “clean gutters” if you don’t have a garage, and really like cleaning your gutters.

The planner is 25% off this weekend only (Saturday & Sunday) December 17 & 18th 2011. The rest of my digital shop is 25% off as well as one free digital kit and three dollar kits (prices marked are sale prices).

Have a great holiday season!

Hybrid – iPad2 styled Recipe Stand and Cards

December 2nd, 2011

Hello dear readers it’s Angie Hinksman here and a very Happy Holiday Season to you!  Today I’m going to share with you a little hybrid project, inspired by what is probably the most is talked about product this Christmas; the iPad2.  I love the simplicity of the design of the iPad and I think that the included stand is pure GENIUS!  Now, while my little Recipe Stand won’t help you surf the net, it’s certain to brighten up any kitchen table!  You’ll need very few supplies (no need for specialist binding materials  here, just paper, card and some basic crafting supplies.

To create the Recipe Stand and 6 recipe cards, you will need the following supplies:

  • Recipe journaling templates – you can download the pdf file here
  • Some plain co-ordinating paper or cardstock for printing the journaling cards.  I’ve used some simple ’letterhead’ stationery for mine.
  • Selection of 12 x 12 inch patterned scrapbook papers – I’ve used papers from Jen’s beautiful Stella & Rosecollection.  You’ll need 2 for the stand and 1 sheet will 6 recipe cards.  Cut your paper to the following measurements:
    • 1 piece:  8.5 x 12 inches (just keep the off-cut handy, we’ll use this later)
    • 1 piece: 6 x 12 inches (again we’ll use the off-cut later)
    • 1 piece:  cut out 6 at 4 x  6 inches
    • Chipboard or very thick card.  If you can’t get hold of plain chipboard, the back of an old note book will work perfectly! I’ve used the back of one of my scrap-pads.  Cut your card to the following measurements;
      • 2 pieces: 4.5 x 6.5 inches
      • 1 piece: 2.5 x  6.5 inches
      • 2 pieces: ¾  x  6.5 inches
      • A ruler
      • Cutting tools (such as a Stanley knife or rotary cutter and scissors)
      • Adhesive (I’m using a glue stick and some double-sided tape)
      • Cutting matt
      • Rolling pin (this helps the glue stick well)

Instructions for the recipe cards:

Print your recipe journal pieces onto your paper and cut out.  Glue these to the front and back of your 4 x 6 inch pieces of scrap paper.  I’ve rounded the edges of mine, to keep with the iPad feel of the project!    

Instructions for the Recipe Stand:

Place your 4.5 x 6.5 and 2.5 x 6.5 inch pieces of chipboard on your 8.5 x 12 inch scrap paper as illustrated.  Align the top and bottom pieces with the edges of the paper.  Place the middle pieces approx. ½ inch below the top piece.  You want to have a bigger gap at the bottom (this will help your recipe stand close well).  Use a pencil to mark where your placed this pieces, then glue them down.  Use your rolling pin over the top then turn the whole thing over and use your rolling pin again. This will make sure your glue has good contact.  Leave to dry for a few minutes then glue the sides down as shown.

Once dry, glue the 6 x 12 inch piece of scrap paper on top, as shown and leave to dry.

Glue the 2 ¾ x 6.5 inch pieces of card together as illustrated.  Once dry, glue and cover with a piece of your left over scrap paper.  Leave to dry.  Once this is dry, glue to the bottom of the main piece(the bottom has the small piece of cardboard).  Leave this whole piece to dry thoroughly (I left mine for about an hour).


On the inside of the stand, cut a piece of your left-over scrap papers in a strip: 2.5 inches x 12.  Place this at the bottom of the stand so that it meets the edge of the ¾ inch piece.  You’ll need to trim this down so it fits your stand.  Using either a thin layer of glue or double-sided tape, glue this down.  This will create pockets to keep your recipe cards in.

Once your stand is completely dry you will be able to fold it as shown.   As you can see, the ¾ inch piece helps  the Stand stay in place!  Cut another little scrap of paper in a triangle shape to act as a photo corner to display your cards(mine is about an inch and half wide). Glue into place. 

Finally place your finished cards in your pockets and enjoy!   I think this would make a great gift andit  is light and small enough to post to far-away family and friends.  Why not invite some ‘recipe-loving’ friends over, give them each a recipe stand, filled with cards and have a recipe swap party.  Now wouldn’t that be fun? 

Have a great day 🙂



November Swatch Challenge *Free Mini Kit

November 7th, 2011

Once a year I get to host a color swatch challenge at Design House Digital. So this month I put together this cute color scheme:I also made this mini digital kit that you can download for free!

If you’re a digi scrapper, join in the challenge at Design House Digital for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate.

In addition to that digi challenge, I thought it would be fun to host a craft challenge on my blog using this color scheme.

So create a project, layout, card — any type of craft using these colors, and post a link to your project here. I’ll pick one random participant who will win a grab bag of my Stella and Rose scrapbooking supplies OR 5 fat-quarters from my Holly Jolly Fabric.

Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th 5PM PST.

Click below to add a link to your entry: