Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 7): Write-On Bookmarks ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Welcome to Day 7 of the Week of Free Printables! I'm sliding in here at the eleventh hour as the clock ticks quickly toward midnight, but a promise is a promise. I had another printable planned today, but something changed my mind and that was reading Ann Patchett's excellent Guide For Bookstore Lovers today in the New York Times. I guess I've always nurtured an unvoiced (until now) dream to visit as many indie bookstores as I possibly can in this life and world. I like the idea of this quest. So today's freebie is a brand new version of my write-on bookmark! Go here to get & print yours. 

Tomorrow I will publish one bonus printable to end the week, and then The Color Blast newsletter will go quiet for a while. (Not for long -- just not every day!!) I'll still be here on my blog, though -- writing away & designing away and planning for a colorful new year!

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 6): Creative Bingo ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Greetings from Artsyville & welcome to Day 6 of the Week of Free Printables! Remember my set of Creative Bingo cards? I had a blast designing these! The printed pack with 5 different designs are still available in the shop, but I'm now making Card #1 available as a free download here.  It's just a fun jumble of random creative prods to help kick-start your artistic groove. When playing Creative Bingo, you can go for the traditional five in a row if you want, but I highly recommend going to excess & playing the cover card version. M&Ms make excellent bingo markers!

See you tomorrow for Day 7! It might be another twilight posting, as my life will belong to a swim meet. If you've been there, you'll know this means a minimum of two hours of transportation and four hours of sitting to watch your child swim a total of three minutes, and it might even mean getting recruited to do something anxiety-inducing like timing races or marshaling kids into lanes, both of which are a complete assault on the creative brain. The first time I had to time, I stood there quaking with my stopwatch, missed my cue and was demoted to working the snack bar. I should just stick to art. Anyway, depending on how organized I am tomorrow, the printable will be either really early or really late. Or, to be more brief: it will be posted on Artsyville time!

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Friday, December 9, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 5): The All-Purpose Weekly Planner ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

It's already Day 5 in the Week of Free Artsyville Printables! I'm sliding in here at the twilight hour with it, I know, but I was busy having a marvelous day with my daughter's fifth grade class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and how could anyone possibly fault me for that? On the train there and home, I thought of even more printables that I want to design, so don't be surprised if there's a bonus day or two of the freebies next week! :)

Today you get a freshly spiffed up version of my All Purpose Weekly Planner. This is one of my favorites because it's so versatile. I've used this for meal planners, music practice, workouts --  you name it! You can download the All Purpose Weekly Planner here. I'd love to know what you use it for!

By the way, my friend Raine from Lime Tree Fruits just kicked off her week of Printables Galore!  Did you see her gorgeous freebie self-care printable today? You can sign up for her list here

Check back tomorrow for Day 6. Yep, I work weekends!

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