Mini Calendars

make it monday fall blog hop

Welcome to my site and the Make it Monday blog hop. I hope you have been enjoying these hops on Monday. You should have come to my site from Connie who showed you how to make a faboulous Fall banner. If I am the first person that you are seeing in this hop then you can start at the beginning with Gina who has a tutorial on how to upcyle plastic packaging. You can see the full list of the hop at the bottom of the post as well.

This post is all about how to make mini monthly calendars for your project life/pocket scrapbooking title pages. If you are anything like me you might be tackling project life from a monthly point of view. I have said it before scrapping weekly would drive me insane. My entire album is being done monthly and I am pretty sure that I will have two volumes this year, can you believe how crazy that is. All my photos are currently printed up until September which we just finished and I am almost positive that Shutterfly will have their 101 free prints after Halloween so I am going to wait for that and then print September and October.

I went searching on Pinterest to see what other people had done and everything that I found just seemed way to complicated to duplicate. I got to thinking that there has to be an easier way to make this happen. This is where my iPhone came in to play and I had an aha moment. I was extremly happy with my results and I am able to make tiny little calendards directly from my phone and print them on my Selphy and have a title card in five minutes or less.

Here is the video sharing with you how to make this happen for your own project life albums. For those of you that would like a monthly calendar but would like to highlight which week you are scrapping on the calendar you can do that to. I share all these steps in the video below.

Here is the complete list of apps that I used the tutorial to make these calendars.

1. Phonto

2. A Beautiful Mess

3. Square Sized

4. Project Life

5. Fuzel

Here is what the 3.5×3.5 calendar looks on a project life card. I haven’t printed my October one yet because I am waiting to see what deals Shutterfly is going to have for me. Namely my free 101 prints!

May project life title page

May title page for project life

Calendar printed by itself as 3.5x3.5

Calendar printed by itself as 3.5×3.5

Now that you have learned how to make these cute little calendars for project life/pocket scrapbooking will you give it a try? And once you have tried it you will need a place to store the title cards that you have made! This is where the Close To My Heart medium organizer comes into play. I have placed all my project life cards in one sorted by color and I swear this is the best thing I have ever done. I scrap by color but the same theory would work if you wanted to organize your stash of cards by theme. You can purchase these awesome organizers HERE and you can click HERE to see how I have organized my cards.

All organized by color

All organized by color

Don’t forget to check out the other ladies in the hop if you haven’t already.

GinaZee Creating a tag using plastic packaging from our favorite scrapbooking supplies.


Flair for Sale

Halloween 1" glass flair buttonsHalloween is right around the corner and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again it is one of my favorite holidays to scrap.

In honor of this I have made these 1″ glass flair buttons for sale. Get this set of 10 flair buttons for only $3.25 just click on the shop tab to get yours today!



Who Needs Labels

make it monday blog hopHello there and welcome to our Make it Monday blog hop I hope you enjoyed Alice’s post on how to use artwork on your layouts. My post is all about my aha moment. I am in way to many Facebook groups but that is a story for another post. Any who I always see people asking about labels and where can they get labels for their project life. I was wondering this to and then the light bulb went on!

I figured out how to make my own because who who wants to spend anywhere from $3 to $5 dollars a pop for some labels, not me. Lucky for me I have a Cricut and the awesome Art Philosophy cartridge from Close To My Heart! I also have the Cricut Craft Room Basics, which everyone that uses Cricut Craft Room has. So I figured that I could create my own labels in the Craft Room and get them cut out. Not only could I create my own labels but I could also cut them out in different colors. All I need is cardstock, my Cricut and a little bit of time!

I sat down with my computer and a one track mind of getting some labels created I spent some time in the craft room and made some labels. It was not very time consuming and before I knew it I had a ton of labels cut out and just waiting for me to get scrappy. I cut all my labels out in white but this doesn’t mean that my labels have to stay white!

I went all the way back to last year to get a layout done so that I could show you the labels that I have created. Now I created labels that can be used for 12×12 layouts or traditiaonal layouts as well as for pocket scrapbooking. I just happened to come across these pictures that I took of my daughter learning how to to tie her shoes all by herself and felt that these photos deserved a 12×12 layout.


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My favorite part about these labels is that I can make them whatever color I need them to be! Now for the good news I have already gone through all the trouble of creating the cut files for these labels so I am passing them on to you! Click HERE to download the cricut craft room files so that you can create your own lables. If you need to purchase the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge you can do so by clicking HERE and don’t forget if you buy any Cricut cartridge from me this month I will send you a free pack of paper of your choice. This offer is only available through me, once you place your order I will contact you so that I can get your pack of paper sent out to you!

Next up on the blog is Melissa from Digital Scrapbooking HQ where she is going to share with you how to create digital project life layout without a template! How exciting is that? Click HERE to get to Melissa’s awesome tutorial.

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