Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - My Crafty Life - Part 2

Hello, my friends!

I'm back today to share the second part of the My Crafty Life kit 
from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.
 If you missed Part 1 you'll find it right HERE.
This kit is found in the "Planner" section of the store, right HERE.
Part 1 was all about organizing our crafty life: DT work, swaps and challenges. 
Part 2 is all about keeping our daily home life organized.

The planner pages measure 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". 
In Part 3, I will share about the binder I am using...and that you can use too.
If you have never used a printable kit before, or if you like to conserve ink, then this is the kit for you. 
The entire kit prints with black ink. 
The first section of my planner was black on blue, 
and this section is black on yellow.
The kit comes with video instructions on how to print the pages back-to-back.
I opted to print them single sided, giving me much more room for extra notes and such.

There are lots of photos in this post, so let's get started:

Just like with the first divider, I fussy cut around this beautiful wreath. 
Since this section is all about time and keeping track of schedules,
I thought this Scripture verse from Ecclesiastes was appropriate.

I printed another envelope in yellow and placed it behind the divider. 
It's the perfect place for storing little bits. 
The right hand page houses a pocket to hold the wonderful list cards.

I added a black ribbon to a gold metalic paper clip, and used it to clip one of the list cards on this blank page.
The next page is all about budgeting.
Don't forget you can print out another one any time you need to adjust your budget! ;o)

Here's a shopping list and a menu planner.
Such pretty graphics!
These pages actually are the same colour but a storm was brewing so it was a bit gloomy for photos.

Wouldn't it be fun to list your household chores on that pretty page? 
One for you...and one for the kids!

I had fun on these pages with some of the cool letters in the kit. 
I simply punched them out with a 1" punch.
My thinking on the left page is to list the recipes from the menu planner that were favorites.
I made a subsection by adding another divider. 
This is the address section.
I added "people" to dress up the plain divider.

On the back of the divider I added a corner pocket to hold some cards. 

These pages are obviously for addresses. 
I added extras just like this but you only needed one photo.

Here's a very helpful page to keep track of all your favorite websites and passwords.
Again, you can print as many as you need.
On the right is another subsection.
This one is the calendar, hence the "what is going on."

On the left is a bookmark. 
I opted to punch holes in mine.
It extends past the other pages,
so it can be placed anywhere in the book to mark your page.

Here is a month at a glance.
Just add the month and write in the numbers. 
Print one out for every month!

There's also this fabulous week at a glance!

There are two pages to keep track of "special days to remember."
I've placed one at the front of this section, and one at the back.
The bird and birdnest graphics are so lovely!
That leaves us with the next divider that is all ready for Part 3.

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So there you have it!
The second section in my new planner. 
You probably noticed that I have left it all blank for these photos.
I wanted you to see that it can be TOTALLY customized to whatever your needs are. 
Pages can be added...or omitted...however you like!
Debbie has done a really incredible job of designing this planner!
I hope you'll come back to see Part 3, and all the goodness it holds!

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful "My Crafty Life" Planner Kit for your own use!
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


Craftyanny said...

This is fabulous Nancy, absolutely brilliant.
I love all the little elements to help customize and personalise your journals.
Anne x

Kelly Neis said...

You did a beautiful job displaying the pages and beauty of organization. I love how this is actually useful as well as pretty. Have a wonderful day,
Hugs Kelly

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Nancy, a fantastic journal loved each page and the colours used.xx
The Journey is the Start

Ira Huberts said...

I always love your albums and journals Nancy, for you turn every page into something lovely and special, well done! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Gemiel said...

What a beautiful planner. I love the vintage look and that you can customize it to you own needs. It's almost too pretty to write in :)

alexandra s.m. said...

and a gorgeous planner it is Nancy!
Well done!!

Penny said...

What a beautiful, vintage creation! Love those papers you used! Love the design & neutral palette of this, too! :^)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

You are going to be so organized with this project. The images are awesome. Can't wait to see part 3! Hugs!

Susan M said...

Hi Nancy ! Just catching up with all your gorgeous creations! It has been unusual here in that it has been too hot to craft and sit on the computer ! This planner is fantastic! Something as beautiful as that might even get me organised !I definitely will look into getting the kit ,it would make fabulous gifts for Christmas! Looking forward to the next part !! Hope your summer is going well !

Tereese S said...

Wow your planner is so vintage. I really like that. Love how you put it all together. TFS... Hugs!!

Jonia said...

You are so talented with these books girl. I love the vintage look of this one.

Robyn said...

Love these folders artwork!! Thanks for sharing your talents with the cyber sisters!!