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SHD~What’s In Creation?

Hey Everyone!

So I’ve been working on producing my own inserts for Sweet HoneyComb Designs. The first post for inserts will be a budget sheet. I placed honey in this budget sheet. I think she just looks too adorable. There will be sold: Disposable and Re-useable.

The Re-useable will be laminated and be tabbed as a divider. With a re-useable budget
sheet you can use marker and wipe off with windex or an alcohol based white-board spray and re-use it for another month. The disposable one will be plain paper. Or for storage purposes too.

The back will have regular note paper for jotting notes and doodling.

These will probably come out sometime in March. I’m excited for this. I plan on putting Beeya in her own as well, so there will be options to choose from. Not to mention, I was planning on adding another character to SHD. I wonder what he or she will look like?!

 

B’Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie♥

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MAMBI

Hey Everyone,

Today’s blog is on a Haul. A planner haul. I am excited to present my new Mambi Planner.

I spent a good $55, rounded, on this whole haul. I was planning on getting an Erin Condren at Staples, but luckily they would have it that there is no Staples in the Heart of Texas, where I live, that carries Erin Condren. So I went to Hobby Lobby and found my love with MAMABI: Create 365, The Happy Planner.

Earlier in the year I was going to get a MAMBI, but my local Michael’s sold out. So this fateful day,  I went to Hobby Lobby about fifteen miles from where I live and voila, the beauty was there.   In all it’s glory, it was there and now, it is here in my hands. But thank goodness, with 40% discount on one regular priced item, I got it for $15. My whole day was made.

Thank you MAMBI. What I also love about MAMBI is the clear idea that this company was founded on good principles; GOD! I love it when a company can come outright and say they believe God has helped through this and has His hands in their midst. I am a proud MAMBI owner. Hop on over to Me & My Big Ideas for your own planner and extras, not to mention to read their blog.

Check out some more pics.

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Female Product Storage Box

Pad/Tampon Storage

So, Females out there lets get creative about where we store our fem products… that’s unless you have a draw already vacant that is!

A couple of days ago I planned to make a box for my period things as I don’t exactly have a place to put them since my bathroom is the bathroom that everyone who visits can use. So with further ‘a due’ (I believe I spell’t that right.)

Supplies:

-An Old Box or New (any size)
-Glue Gun (multiple glue sticks)
-Ribbons (any color + any size)
-Wrapping paper (any design)
-Stuffing Paper (Any color)
-Tape (clear)
-decorative small objects (optional)
-Velcro tape

Okie dokie on with the pics:

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This random box was the box I received my bible in so an old box will do, but make sure it’s the size you want.

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This is the wrapping paper I will be using. So many colors are never overrated. If you want to do a quilt like pattern then go right ahead.

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Instead of having to hot glue the Velcro pieces they already came with adhesives.

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Glue Gun Power!

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Begin to strip the wrapping paper into strips that will fit the best, until the outside of the box is covered. Make sure you’re using tape and not the hot glue as it will crinkle thin wrapping paper/stuffing paper.

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Using the stuffing paper as inside lining makes great accents.

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I used two tone to make it look like a gift box. Do something creative!

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No get your ribbons and velcro. Put the velcro pieces on the tip of the ribbon. Put the two opposite velcro pieces together and make sure they are snapped together equally. Next, hold the part of the ribbon that are together by velcro and cut the opposite end… make sure it’s equal.After that take the soft or rough side and hot glue it down to the box like in the picture an do the same with the other side.

The finishing product should look the way you want it. If you don’t like the way I placed my ribbons position yours in another way. Now use the hot glue to but the small design objects onto the ribbons, unless they already have a design.

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Hope you enjoyed it! Leave a comment and if you have any cool creative ideas, share them!

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Home-made Planner

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Home Made Planner for 2012-2013 year!

How did this come about? Well, two weekends ago I ran out of planners. I usually have a stack of them all over the place but they were all 2012 editions and well a new school year was already upon me and I had no spare change to buy the one I really wanted (which are usually expensive), so I decided to make my own, but there was a horrible revelation…

I don’t know how to make a homemade planner.

On one of my many rants to my sister, she told me to search online and it hit me,

Why didn’t I think of that?!

So I did. But… there was the problem of timing. In just two days my family and I were going on a short weekend vacation out of the province/city.

I asked my self over and over…

Do I want to start now or wait til I come back?

Upon great revision of the idea I decided to start now. Even though the signs were quiet obvious I shouldn’t and just wait. On to searching! After searching I came upon Kyla Roma’s blog and she had an awesome template to start with(http://www.kylaroma.com/2011/01/making-a-custom-day-planner-part-one-making-a-plan-template-downloads/)

… though there was the problem of extra things needing to be bought in order to bind the book together. Things I couldn’t buy at the moment. So, I went on to use her idea of creating my own template.

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Funny thing happened: While printing my twelve separate sheets (which were to be six back and front) I ran out of cyan ink! My printer doesn’t work if one of the ink cartridges are empty or missing so I couldn’t print any more. Thank goodness I had my calendar pages printed.

This is where the 144 blank pages come in:

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This was the main and treacherous task of them all! Foreboding and all things miserable; this was completed in one day leaving me with the day of the trip to complete the binding. (The width of the paper depends on the size of the book you want.I cut mines at half of 8.5 inches, taking off a couple of tiny increments.) I used a ruler and Pilot G-2 07 colored pens. I had to choose what color scheme I wanted and went with blue and purple.

Starting from ten in the morning to one the next morning, I was officially done with all 144 pages. The next day I woke up to start the final process on my planner.

I used an old box I had gotten when I was 14y-old (an accessories making kit). Inside the kit was a card board that was folded like a binder. I used that for the hard cover of my planner. I went around my house looking for things to make a small folder to fit in the back. I found filing folders neatly tucked away into a file cabinet, which was also neatly tucked away.

I cut the box into tab pieces to make dividers but it didn’t work out the way I wanted to so I grabbed one 3.5X6 index card and took an old black ribbon with velcro (that was used to wrap a transformers blanket one of my sisters bought for me).

The substance I used for binding and every thing else is: Hot Glue!
Yup I used about four glue sticks and they weren’t big glue sticks either, only 4 inches tall.

The black ribbon was hot glued to the index card and strip by strip I cut and glued them back to the beginning papers of each month making tabs.

I began the binding with the pages first to each other by month and front paper. Next I took a purple filing folder and cut it an inch bigger in width than the planner pages. After making the folder I glued all 12 months to it. (The binding was done on the corner of each page).

I went to look for scrap material my mother keeps around after she’s done sewing. I found multiple pieces of material I would love to use, but I had to keep my color scheme into mind, so I took a purple fabric with blue, yellow, pink, and red flowers on it. The book had to be soft so the ridges of the cardboard wouldn’t be noticeable, I found canvas material from one of my last projects still hanging around and used that for an inner layer.

After binding the canvas material I glued on the purple material and then placed a precisely-cut blue filing folder to cover the inner cover of the card board.

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Next step was to bind the pages/folder to the cover. After that I decided I would like to make it a little more personalized, so I took the velcro and glued it to the front of the cover and made a latch, gluing the soft side to it.

And Voila. Home Made Planner Complete!!!!

*Little Note: The only reason why I used hot glue is because it was the only thing in the house that was strong enough to bind (unless I punched holes and used ribbon or recycled a binder clamp from one of my older planners). These things were easier for me to find because my mom used to be a director of a child care and so we still have all the left over arts & craft: note the glue gun! But finding things around the house is a great way to recycle and create things. Just got to have motivation to get up and start being creative!*

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