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Sunday, August 31, 2014

July Arc Pages (Yes, I'm late) and a NEW DESIGN for my Arc Planner!

Finally, back to regular blogging!  Hi, everyone!  I missed you very much!!

We are in the new house.  The craft room is done.  We are finished with the old house, and it is going on the market next week.  (YAY!)  I have been doing a little crafting, and designing for my planner.  I thought I would share that with you today.

First, here are some pages from July.  Yes, it's been a long, long time since I have done any posting.  Bear with me.

This is the week that we ended up putting an offer on the new house.  This what when all of the stuff hit the fan as far as my crafting time goes!  I loved these stickers, and thought it would be a cute theme for this week.  I had made this note from my Print Shop program.  I just printed it out, cut it out, punched it and used it.  It had an important task on it!
 More stickers, this time a sewing theme.  Can you tell that I was already starting to dread the whole "packing up my room" thing?
 Too much to do, to many things, to much stress, not enough creativity to handle it.  This is a sad page.
I started packing of the craft room, so I had minimal supplies out for my planner.  I had colored pens, though.
Last week of July.  Still sad.  Lots of packing and stress and packing and more stress.

August pages will be coming, they are a bit better.  But, in the meantime, lookie what I made…

I broke my toe.  I fell off of the last step on my new deck, and hurt myself good! It was so dark on that side of the deck, and I didn't see the step.  (Now I can, because Hubby put in lights the next day for me!!)  For a couple of days I sat on the couch, feet up, in my new house, and couldn't do a whole lot of anything.  So, I got the laptop and started playing with my page designs.  This is what I came up with.

 They are basically the same design as my old sheets which I love and work perfectly for me…but tweaked.  There were lots of influences from others' pages, namely the grid.  I love the grid look.   I am going to use them for the last part of August and September, and see if I like them.  I made the top boxes for the date and week number.  I'm not sure what will go in the other box yet.  I also added a grid  for my daily stuff so I don't have to draw it every time.  I am adding the letters and the week days myself, but that is because I might want to use different colors of pens for that.
 I added a grid to my boxes.  I thought it would be fun to do.  The days are in dot-boxes, and I'll add the numbers of the days as I go.  The page for the left of the week spread also has the grid.  That took forever to do, as I had to figure out how to create one in Pages and it was NOT easy to do.  Sometimes I am a dunce when it comes to computer stuff.  :)
Then I made these smaller pages.   Sometimes my days off (Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday) are FULL of stuff and notes and etc.  I wanted to make a page just for that.  I can add it into my weekly spread, but it is smaller, so I can see the left page easy, it is not covered up.  I trimmed the pages, and when I need a specific day I just cut off the tabs I don't need…viola!  Pages with tabs for those days!  I also cut some pages without the tabs, just because.  I am going to try them, see what I like, tweak them if needed.

OK, that's that for now.  I am glad to be back and I will see you soon.  I have more planner pages to show for August.  I have some new things about my craft room that I want to show you, and I am also finally finishing my last baby album for my granddaughter!!!  I wasn't able to make it before I had to pack, so now I am getting it done, and it is gorgeous!  I made one for the twins before the move, and I will post that soon.

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Welcome to my new craft room!

Hey everyone…I'm Baaaaaacccckkkkk!  Woo hoo!  The move is finally done, and I finally have a craft room again!!!
This is a picture of my hubby getting ready to install my cupboards.  Look at this room!  It's pitiful to see a naked craft room! I did a video of the finished project.  Save for a little finishing touches, my room is done!

Come to YouTube and check it out!  Please, also, let me know what you think.  I am soooooo happy to be back in the crafty world again, it has been way way way too long.

I'm getting crafty again, my friends!