Here are the links to the blogs I used to create my template
In class one we learned icing and thickness for different projects on the cake. We also learned what we would need for the next class.
In class two we learned how to do Stars and some different boarders. This is my cake, I loved the way it turned out with the subtle colors!
In class two we learned more techniques such as piping figures such as clowns. This was my second cake. I striped the bag so if you look close at the clowns the green outfits have blue stripes.
I had the privileged since I was the 'matron of honor' for my sister Rachelle's wedding to plan her bridal shower. We had a little garden/tea party theme. I asked all the guests to bring a recipe on a 3x5 recipe card of their favorite dish or dessert.
Here are more photos of the finished project...
I made this recipe box from a Provo Craft Mini Lunch Tin. I used a scrapbook paper kit I found at Michaels craft store and a Stampin'Up recipe stamp set. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!!
These are the stamps I used. You can get them online at www.stampinup.com
One day while reading some of my favorite 'mommy blogs' I couldn't help but notice the beautiful templates some of the ladies used! When I decided to look around at templates I realized most women pay for them or download them from a designers site like here (she makes beautiful free templates!)
I didnt want to stretch the image length wise to distort the paper so this is how I made it work.
Now click on the content on the template and drag it over to the right side.
now you have filled your template background and it should look like the image below
Now add your background where your posts will be shown. (choose a light background so it is easy to read your posts)
Enlarge content and center it as best as you can.
Change format to JPEG and quality to Very High.
You now need to upload your template online.
(If you make a mistake during the next step just Select Layout tab and click on pick new template. Select the Minima template and click Save Template. This will restart our process.)
Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard, the find window will appear. Type 'body' in the find window.
Press enter the body tag should look like this:
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
Change the code to look like this:
background-image: url('the address for this image');
font:x-small Georgia Serif;
You will find the address for the image by going to your photobucket album and moving your mouse over your photo. press Ctrl+C to copy the address.
now paste address where the text the address for this image is written in the code. Click preview to view what your blog will look like. Then Save Template
You blog will look like so..
(photos were taken from my other blog...)
I always love ways to get organized. I started out with looking for budget templates and then stumbled across an amazing website ' The Household Planner ' This website is an amazing resource for making your own household planner and getting your life organized...
I decided that I was going to put together my own household planner. I am not completely finished building the planner but I want to share with you this awesome idea to keep your life organized... from family budgets to meal plans :)
I love tinkering on the computer. I am a HUGE fan of Storybook Creator 3.0 by Creative Memories. I make so much on it, I do books, announcement cards and I made the inserts for my household planner. I like adding my touch to different things I make and that was my little creative touch.
Inside the planner I have a bunch of great things I have a table of contents I printed up on Microsoft Word. I did most of my templates on excel and I am so happy with the way my household planner turned out!
My table of contents has the following:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
-Emergency phone numbers
-Family & Friend phone numbers
-Services (hair salon etc)
-Venders (telus, bell, apx, bank)
-Entertainment (leisure centre, theatre)
-Restaurants and Take-out
-Home Alarm System info
Goals and Project Lists
-Goals and projects for the family
-Personal goals and projects
-Gift ideas for family and friends
Monthly family budget
-Monthly due dates
-Budget for our family (before month)
-Budget results (after month is finished)
-Plan to pay off debts and save
-Monthly Important Dates
-budget for the month
Monthly Meal Planner
-Groceries for the week
-Main plans for the week
-Top 3 tasks-Phone calls to make/emails to send
-Things to remember about the day
If you are interested in the templates I compressed the file and posted a link below where you can download them. This is really helping me get organized and get back on track with now having 2 kids.
Hope you are inspired to create your own Household Planner and get organized!!