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Friday, May 31, 2013

Free June Desktop and (Masculine) iWhatever Calendar

Wow! What a busy month May has been! Time to slow down and enjoy some warm summer days. 
It's also time for a new calendar for your iWhatever!


I forced myself to go flower-free in honor of Father's Day (and my dad's birthday on the fourth!) Not that men don't like flowers, but I have been a little heavy on the pink & girly the past couple months. Totally flowerless is a whole lot harder than it sounds! Compared to my normal frilly, flowery, fru-fru calendars, this one looks a little bare! Never fear--I promise the July calendar will be all girly-girled out! 


If you need a quick reminder of how to save the calendar to you homescreen or lockscreen, click HERE.  Or if you would like to make your own version, click HERE to learn how I make mine on my iPad with Coolibah (my favorite app!) If you make your own, feel free to use this ^ June calendar, or you can do an online search for a free June 2013 calendar. 

 Here is a desktop version. It's a bit less busy, with more open space around the edges so you can more easily see your icons. I'm sure my husband will be very happy to see something besides pink on the computer screen! 
Happy Father's Day, Honey!

 I already have a couple of projects ready to show you, so I won't be gone so long before my next post. Until then, I hope you have some wonderfully warm weather and some time to enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Perfect Combination


Happy Mother's Day! This "card" is an odd combination of digital and paper elements. The main image looks like the front of an old greeting card. It is one of the first things I ever downloaded from the Heartwarming Vintage blog. They sell some amazing images, but they have several you can download for free, too, like I did with this one. When you go to the blog, just scroll down the page until you see a list of "Free Crafty Secrets Vintage Printables." As soon as I finish this post, I'm going to enter it in their May Linky Party
The original image does not have any words, so I added the "Happy Mothers Day," printed it on plain paper, and cut it out. 
Next I laid the picture on a sheet of pink glitter paper and took a picture of it. I saved the new picture in my iPad and used Coolibah to make this pretty page, pulling in the photo of the card front like you would any picture.
See--kind of a weird combination--digital, then paper, then back to digital. That is not the "perfect combination" I refer to in the title of this post.

The perfect combination is Mother's Day and Graduation.
Just think about it. After eighteen years of cleaning, counseling, and cursing, you have a child who is taking a HUGE step toward moving on in life. Isn't that pretty high on the list of things we want the child to accomplish? 
That is why I love having high school graduation ceremonies on Mother's Day. It is a perfect combination!

I don't have a high school graduation to go to today, but I do have a COLLEGE GRADUATION to go to Thursday!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!
We are almost ready. The house is all shiny clean. (Well, maybe not all.... My scraproom is just a tad bit messy, as I am preparing for Project Grad again. That's the excuse I'm going with, anyway.) We don't have a lot of extra space since I commandeered an entire bedroom for the aforementioned scraproom, so some friends loaned us their fifth wheel trailer. It's so cool! Andy and I just might sleep out there and turn the house over to the in-laws! 

This is the graduation announcement I made for Michael. His degree is in Electronic Media Production, which is exactly what it says. Working in any type of electronic media--tv, radio, film, or music. 
The background is an image I found online--an electronic control board. Very appropriate, right? There were several similar photos, but Michael liked this one. I used PhotoShop to make the sheer white block and add the words. Then I printed it on photo paper and mounted it on some shimmery cardstock. You didn't expect me to go completely sparkle-free, did you?


I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day and all of today's graduates stay safe!
Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!