Friday, September 30, 2016

Day 9 of Jammie Chat

"Sometimes when you think you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but actually you've been planted." ~Christine Caine

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jammie Chat, Day 8: Glittering Eyes & Feast of St. Michael

Quote card of the day:

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic, never will."  ~Roald Dahl

It's St. Michael's feast day, today. See some Archangel Michael cards from Doreen Virtue. :-)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jammie Chat: Day 7

"Get up in the morning. Get up out of bed and take time for your precious self." ~Joe Dispenza

"When we measure our worth with somone else's yardstick, we always come up short." ~Anon.

Here's Buddy on the Throw Up Rug:

The destruction of my favourite slippers:
They were a prezzie from Chiro-sis.  *SIGH*

Monday, September 26, 2016

Jammie Chat, Day 5

"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being." ~Hafiz

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. :-)