Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DLP 2016 Planner Catch Up Part 2

A few more peeks into recent planner pages for my DLP planner.
 One thing I've been doing lately is trying to keep up with the art card each week, seen in the pocket pages below.
My full size September calendar below is on the right, folded in.  I've loosely used back-to-school themed tapes and scrapbook papers.
When I needed something to sew down the side of the plastic pocket page (on the left below), I photocopied a composition book and used that black and white design for the border.
 Calendar unfolded.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

DLP2016 Planner Catch UP

Just because I haven't posted my planner pages lately.. here's a little catch up of end of July and part of  August.  Mostly self explanatory.  I had previously posted a journal page where I had used all the stencils I bought at Stampaway.  I made a reduced copy of that to go in my planner, because it seemed to belong there, but I needed a smaller size.  

 More catch up to come....

Friday, September 16, 2016


Seems like forever since I've been in Michael's.  What a shock to see the "latest thing"... when did they start selling manual typewriters?
 I have to admit, I'm kind of a typewriter geek, but I can't see spending two hundred bucks for one.  I'm sure it's a dream to type on, but still.  I did look long and hard at the ribbons for it though.  Typewriter ribbons in different colors!  Of course, my typewriter has the standard black/red ribbon.  But these were in black/blue, black/brown, etc.  I decided to take a chance and buy one to see if it would fit.

And it did.  I may have to go back and see what other colors they had.  I got the brown.  Kind of old world-y.
 Pretty ironic that the new ribbon cost more than what I paid for the old typewriter at Goodwill.
Even funnier, I looked on YouTube to find help in installing a typewriter ribbon.  I also found instructions for using a pencil app.  Even though I appreciate having a pencil tool on a phone or tablet for sketching, I found it ironic that you need an app to use a pencil.  Or maybe it's just me.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Trifold Art Card

Time Marches On... and by that I mean, we are almost halfway through September already!

I have been doing things, just not getting my act together enough to take pictures and put a couple of sentences together.

Most of my time has been spent with the new job.  And having an internet outage during two of my first three weeks.  Not a happy camper here, as I work at home and depend on my internet to work.  The new company still lets me work there, so I guess it didn't scare them off  yet.

While waiting and waiting for a technician, I did doodle in my journal, depicting the annoying yellow triangle that designates no internet connection at the bottom of the computer screen.  I hope I don't see it again any time soon!
I feel a little guilty that my DLP planner is being neglected.  I did manage to get a fold-out September calendar in it (made from scrapbook paper that looks like distressed notebook paper.  For this week's art card, I followed the tutorial by Roben-Marie Smith.  I am not very patient with projects with a lot of layers, because if I have to wait for drying times, I probably won't finish.  But, this time I stuck with it and ended up with something I really like, warts and all.  The theme was to stitch your card.  Click here for Roben-Marie's blog post.