Monday, July 26, 2021

New Calendar Stuff


So last week I watched a video on bullet journaling. This video introduced a discbound method. My biggest objection to traditional (term used lightly) was the messiness of the order - just tack the next page at the end, number it and put it in the index. ICK! With discbound, you can order/group your pages any way you want. I was so excited, I scoured Amazon and found 2 "expansion" packages and ordered them. I figured that with what I already had (see previous entry), just a few more things would help. Unfortunately I ordered 2 kits created by the same company and got lots of duplicates ... oh well, they will get used.  

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Calendar Overload (part 2)


Over the past year or more, I have bought and created a boxful (yes, a 12 quart tote) packed with calendar supplies. I bought a few more this week after I decided to go with the discbound system. (More later)

My love of calendars is REAL. Now the opportunity to combine calendars with planners, to-do lists (and so many other lists), and so much more with my creative side is exciting.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Calendar overload

I have always loved a calendar. The first memory of my fascination with calendars I have is of a block calendar of my dad's. As I have been cleaning and going through his stuff, I have found myself staring at this calendar and remembering how I loved changing the months and the repeating pattern that allowed the blocks to be tall stacks of numbers. 

As an adult when school starts each year, I could feel my heart beat just a bit faster as I selected my planner for the year. During the pandemic and when I decided to stay home, one of the disappointments was a paper planner was kinda useless with my boring day-to-day. 

Then I discovered bullet journaling: how it could track goals, keep lists and so much more. 

I am fascinated again.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Exploring options

 A very long time with no post. I have been at home now almost every day through the pandemic which made the transition to stay-at-home care giver for my mother an easier transition as subbing jobs were few. As I look to the future, I realize that I do not want to go back to public school teaching. The past few weeks I have been looking into ways to create a passive income, some create once and sell forever digital products. The digital scrapbooking world was not kind, making I think one sale in two or so year. Loved the sociality of it, but not at all profitable.

So I am examining what I am good at that could make a profit in a e-book or a downloadable product.

  • family history
  • scrapbook kit creation
  • scrapbooking
  • scrapping family history
  • teaching math
What can I do that will stand out? Then to narrow it to a niche. 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Come Follow Me - Week 1

Long time no post. I have switched a few priorities, one is gospel study. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is starting a coordinated Gospel Study Program in January. The first lesson focuses on the importance of developing your own testimony and studying scriptures, not just reading them. I have developed a handout/thought page for various ages. Please comment if you use it.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

May Scripture

I have chosen a scripture to go with may that talks about gifts, earned gifts. I like if-then statements and this one is very powerful.
Download this one.

May Header

Here is the topper for May. The download version is a png file with a hole. I try to make the calendar part generic and the topper month specific. This could be for Mother's Day or just May flowers.
The kit I used for this month's set, MoM, had too many colors and so the parts I made from it are different. Before I expand the kit, I will pare down the colors.
Download this part

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Another Month

May is quickly approaching. I have spent a great deal of time considering my role as a scrapbook designer and my roll in the schools. I am also planning one or two large scrapping project.
As for now here is the calendar part of May. This month is the only month this year that starts on Tuesday. You may need to wait until next year to get other calendars that start on Tuesday. I am considering next year, making a complete set with a single large kit.  This month's set was completed with an unpublished kit called "MoM". Tell me what you think. In the meantime, download the calendar.