Feel free to download it and use it but remember it is mine and should be respected as such.
I am attempting to restart my creative side… this is the first page I have created in some time.
I utilized GIMP and CutePDF – both free options available online. My finances will not support loading my new laptop with expensive programs. I can still DIY with the best of them! :)
Keep you eyes open for additional forms and dabblings in digital creativity.
I am still crocheting and reading regularly – I think that has really kept my brain working on future projects.
My current set up for keeping myself organized and sane consists of
- Calendar on the fridge: I keep track of due dates for library books, bills, pet meds, appointments, city recycle schedule, etc
- Compact circa “Everything Book”: I strayed away from circa for awhile but I came running back. I glued in mini calendars for 2009 and have restarted my attempt to track everything in portable form. I track: bills, expenses, appointments, time totals for work, books to read, someday-maybes, projects, important phone numbers, etc
It isn’t complex and best of all… it is working – When I stick with it.
My at home organizing quest is in progress, albeit moving slowly because of balancing work and an outside life. (lets say work often takes all my stamina). Currently I am circa punching all my important papers and adding them to one set of covers. I have jumbo discs at hand if needed but right now am only on large ones. I want to invest in good quality covers and dividers at some point but right now it is just an attempt to tame the plethora of paper piles I have inadvertently accumulated over the past months.
Oh and I should mention – I have left my crochet comfort zone! I am attempting a full size blanket :D Stay tuned for pictures… its not very blanket-like yet but it is growing.
Wow… it has been a long time. I hope to keep things more frequent – actually thats why I’m here. I’ve fallen out of my organization-productivity groove and I am desperate to find a new one (if not rediscover the old one). Are you curious? Continue reading
If you would like to make a link clickable at DIYPlanner.com or another website, you may need to use a tad bit of basic HTML.
<a href=httpaddress>your words here</a>
<a href=http://www.diyplanner.com>DIYPlanner</a> will look like this: DIYPlanner
Hope that helps! :D
If you are anything like me… you find yourself out-and-about wishing you had brought a second notebook with you. I love to sketch and draw – even for non-artistic purposes. For example, I see something I would really love to create a DIY project for. If I have my hPDA with me, I at least have something to jot down some quick notes. But what happens when I want to record the visual aspects or start drawing up plans? This ‘hack’ will hopefully solve that problem.
The only difference in construction from making a standard Circa/Rolla notebook is extending the back cover to accommodate the top discs for the “second” part.
I simply added just under a quarter of an inch to the top of the back cover.
Smurfing (or Circa/Rolla punching) was quite simple. I took one piece of my pre-punched paper and aligned it so the cover extend just a smidge past the bottom of the sheet. Then I punched the left side.
Since I am addicted to “Junior” sized notebooks (5.5 by 8.5 inches), I cut my sketch paper to a width of just 5 inches. This allows plenty of room to clear the side discs.
I cut my cover to just over the standard “Junior” size. I like my covers to protect the inside pages. I may have to cut a bit more off of the top to ensure the top discs do not interfere with the closing. But this is just a minor adjustment that can be made at the discretion of the user.
And there you have it – a DIY Combo Notebook.
Currently I am working on something in an hPDA size using this same idea – some cards will be standard index cards and the other ‘notebook’ will be sketch paper.
Another application of this same idea is in the works… imagine a “DOCK” for your hPDA. The same idea applies but the extension will be on the cover of my notebook. Only the smurfs will be punched which will all the discs of my hPDA to “DOCK” on the top of my planner! :D Stay tuned…