Saturday, June 10, 2017

Last Minute Graduation Cards

Well, as you can guess from the title of this post, I needed some cards for a couple of graduates, realized that my stock of pre-made cards were gone, and so I scrambled to get some done before we had to give them out.

The nice thing about these cards is that you can customize the color (in most cases) to match the color of your graduate's school or university.  I used the Leaving the Nest: Graduation kit by Traci Reed.  Click here to get the kit:

As for the physical supplies used in the cards, the links are below.  If I don't have a link for the actual product or a substitution, I'll also make a note of that: 

double loop picot trim (this is a close substitution)
Brown Gingham Ribbon (a substitution)
Rusty Hinge Distress Ink (used in the video, but not pictured)
Glue Dots Dispenser  (not shown in the picture, but used in the video)
Also, use the adhesive of your choice if you want something else in addition to the Glue Dots

Here's the video showing how to make the cards: 

Let me know if you make cards based off of the ones in my video, and feel free to comment with future post or video ideas, suggestions, or constructive feedback.  Thanks again for spending part of your day here.  Have a good one!

Friday, June 2, 2017

June 2017 Plan With Me (In My Digital Bullet Journal)

OK, after an unexpected hiatus, I'm back!  I got a bad know those ones where you just feel like death warmed over?  Ugh!  That's how it was for me.  I had no energy to do anything, much less craft.

I'm happy to jump in again and show you what I've done in my bullet journal for this month.  I know some of you who come here looking for scrapbook and card making inspiration might be wondering if I'm still posting about that, and rest assured that I am.  I have a few things down that vein in the works, so stay tuned...:)

Here's my video outlining how I set up my BuJo for the month of June 2017.

Here is short and sweet run down on what's different if you don't have time to read the video:

-In the photo at the top of this post is a mood tracker.  I didn't think I would want to do one of those when I first starting bullet journaling, but I've been wondering how my moods are affecting me these days, especially after the death of my father earlier this year.  I've been looking for an alternative to the mood mandalas that are so popular right now.  While I love looking at them, visually, it's really busy for me personally to get a handle on how my moods will fluctuate throughout the month.  So I'm opting to create a blossom for each day of the month, and fill it in with color based on my mood.  Here is the flower for June 1st that I colored and embellished for how I felt that day:

I'm also changing up my doodling practice gratitude log pages a bit: 

I'm modifying my gratitude log just slightly, trying to keep it neater and tidier, with a bit more space for writing.  My doodling page is different this time around because I'm taking the #oodlesofdoodleschallengejune done by Erin,who writes the Petite Planner blog.  If you click on the link with the hashtag,  it will take you right to Erin's suggested list of things to doodle from her Instagram account.  I was getting stumped trying to think of things to doodle on my own, so I'm doing her challenge to keep it easier for myself.  

And also, if you have looked over this post and are curious about the some of the lettering styles I've used on the pages I've shown here, you can find them gathered on a Pinterest board I created for them.  These are all the creations of other artists...I'm just trying to learn to letter these styles myself and don't claim these lettering designs as my own:  my hand lettering pinterest board.

Here also is my spread containing my June calendar and the habit tracker I consistently download from Kara at Boho Berry:

I've also planned out my first weekly log...I keep flip flopping back and forth about which format I want to use.  I went back to a format I've already used in the past.  We'll see if I stick with it or decide to go another way.  I messed up the title on the right side of the spread, making the letters for "June 4" too large, but I'm leaving it.  This bullet journalist is striving for progress, not perfection...:).

I hope you guys like my page spreads that I have so far.  If you want to see more of my progress for this month as I go along, please give me a holler.  

Otherwise, thanks for visiting and I'll see you around! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 2017 Bullet Journal Setup/Walkthrough

Hello, everyone!  I set up my bullet journal spreads for this month, so I'm sharing them today.  I'm still not sure if I would prefer to share at the beginning of a new month, or a flip through at the end of the month.  We will see how it goes...:)

If you are interested, the flip through video is below:

If you don't have time to watch, then you can just look at the spreads I've done so far:

In case you didn't see my last video, one of the things I'm doing to improve as a person is to take a weekly inventory of how I'm doing as a person, and my husband and I go over our progress together for the week.  I wanted to show you one that was not filled out so you could see my format. 
The lettering style I used on the word "yourself" is one you can find on Pinterest if you want to try it out for yourself:  messy alphabet

 Here is one of my weekly spreads...pretty self explanatory, but I wanted to show you the cool lettering I used here...another one I found online (can remember where I found this lettering style, but I will link it if I find out).

Alright guys, that's all for now!  Holler if you have suggestions or requests for bullet journal posts. enjoy your day.