March 11th, 2012
It has been such a busy busy month so far. So many things have been happening including Ollie turning 1! I have tons to post about, but I’m so busy living that I haven’t had time to blog about living! I’ll get to it soon because I really want to document my little boy’s birthday and his cute party and invites too.
DHD is hosting an awesome month-long challenge called Mad March Memories! There are all sorts of rounds of competition and sales and so forth and it should be a lot of fun.
To kick off the challenges, the designers put together a fun and FREE collaboration kit called “Spring Menagerie” Here is what my portion looks like:
So how do you get it for free?? You need to hop around to these blogs and collect all the letters:
You have to make sure they are in the right order (order shown above) – you’ll know because it will be a phrase. Once you have the phrase you’ll visit Design House Digital, enter your phrase, and you’ll receive a coupon code to get the WHOLE COLLABORATION kit for free. You’ll also be entered in a drawing for a Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet!
Your entry must be received by Wednesday, March 14th at 11:59 PM MST.
Also not only will most of these blogs have the secret letter for you, they’ll also have some tips, tricks, or a freebie!
So you’ll want to go visit all of them! Just in case you missed it, My letter is A!
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!
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!