Friday, September 23, 2016

Jammie Chat: Day 2

20-some years later, Mum invited me to do a brain-based learning seminar for her nursing students. 
So I gave the seminar, (wearing not-black and not-pajamas!) and at the end of it, I told that pajama story.  :-)  

New Video Series: Jammie Chat

For those who don't follow me on "The Youtube,"  I've started a new series. Here's Day 1:

Links to things I mentioned:
Kyle Cease's 100 Days of Meditation.  And here's his YouTube channel.

Friday, September 16, 2016

New Traveler's Notebook!

It all started with the Cure. I didn't see them on their recent summer tour, here in the U.S. In fact, I've not seen them since 1985. And I kind of lost touch with them somewhere in the '90's when I got married and turned into a soccer mom. Well, step-mom. I think the last CD I bought was Wish  & then I got Greatest Hits so I'd have In Between Days on CD. This is just blather to a non-fan.

I got curious about the tour and so went on YouTube and watched a bunch of concert footage. Good times. And then heard their later songs that I wasn't familiar with. I also hadn't seen a lot of the official videos, either. I've always loved the song Mint Car, but until last week, had never seen the video. So even tho I've been a longtime fan, I've missed a couple decades and am catching up. It's like being a new fan all over again.  :-)  So here's the official Mint Car video:

Then I decided to see if there were any live performances & found an appearance on David Letterman in 1996, who introduces them as the masters of Mope Rock." Jackass. Here's the video:

I love the death glare look:

Another look of disdain after shaking hands:

So! To celebrate my renewed Curish curiosity, I decided to create a new traveler's notebook based on Mint Car.  

Screen shot on inside cover that I printed on card stock &
turned into a pocket. I matched the colour to the sunrise.
I printed out the sunrise as the cover for my Daily insert. 
 That smudgey-glop is from Hannah Banana whose nose you can see below in the upper right hand corner:
"I'm sorry, Hannah. Did my notebook get in the way of your slobber?"
I mind map my a day on a page:

Back of Daily insert, next to Goals insert:

Back pocket is another screen shot from the video; Robert Smith all geeked out:
De Colores!  That will make sense to any Cursillistas out there. 
Here's a new Magnolia May DeSolay video of a flip-thru:

School Planner Traveler's Notebook

New traveler's notebook I designed with my niece. This is the largest one I've done so far with the Kraft-Tex.  She chose all the photos and the quote. Here's the front:

2-inch spine:

 Little charmy things; pink bobble, tea pot (of course!) & heart:

Inside, sunrise and small zipper pouch from the Dollar Tree:

I secured it with 2 little binder clips on the first elastic band:

Goodies in the pouch: 

Dashboard with post-it notes & page flags:

Stickers, journal cards & labels:

Pen loop made with Kraft-Tex & binder clip:

Cover for Weekly schedule insert:

2-year, 2017-2018 pocket calendar. I printed out the rest of 2016:

Week-on-a-page that niece designed:

I used blank pink and cream copy paper and used pretty scrapbook paper as covers:

The last elastic holds lined paper:

Back cover with photo of moon:

Back of notebook:

Here's a video flip-thru of the notebook:

Friday, September 2, 2016

Traveler's Notebooks with a Traveling Theme

I'm calling these Tiny Traveler's Notebooks, because the notebooks measure 3.25" X 4.5". They really can fit in your pocket!

I made these for my friends Janet & Ed.  Here's Janet's:
She wanted a vintage travel theme. This is
a postcard image from The Graphics Fairy.
I also added that postmark on the card.
 Here's the back:
Old French map also from the Graphics Fairy.

Here's the inside:
Pockets made with vintagey-looking scrapbook paper.

Here's Ed's:
I just googled "Old map of Ireland," & got this image.
This is taken from the upper left corner of the map & enlarged for the back:

You'll notice the "green" theme. Also, Ed plays piano, so
I thought the music scrapbook paper was appropriate.
 Back, inside:

I will be making more of these for my Etsy shop. :-)