Monday, December 12, 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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Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 4): Idea Cards ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Happy Thursday and welcome to Day 4 in the Artsyville week of free printables! Today -- idea cards! This was one of my original stack pack designs and now I'm offering it as a free printable. They are about the size of a business card -- big enough to jot down big ideas but small enough that you can plaster them all over your planner or wall with snippets of washi tape. Load up that printer with colorful cardstock, then print, cut & brainstorm away!

You can find the Idea Printable here.

By the end of this week I'll create a one stop shop for all my free printables on the sidebar so you won't have to hunt and peck through the posts to find them all. 

Until tomorrow!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 3): Recipe Cards! ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of A Week of Free Printables! Today I have two for you: 4"x6" recipe cards, Artsyville style! Pick up a stack of colorful cardstock at the craft store, load up your printer, go here and here to download, and print away. Trim around the borders with a paper cutter (scissors will work, of course, but a paper cutter will give it a nice clean edge).

I'd love to see pictures of your recipes!! Not only will it give me a kick to see my printables in action, but I'm always in desperate search for new dinner ideas. Tag me on Instagram as @artsyville if you want to share a pic!

Come back tomorrow for another colorful printable!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 2): 2017 Coloring Page ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of my Week of Free Printables! This one is for planner lovers, as well as those who are ready to leave this year behind in the dust. My 2017 Flipside Calendar sold out last week, so I'm making the front design available as a free coloring page. Print and color away as much as your heart desires!  (For personal use only -- no commercial reproduction and no alterations to the design, please, as I still hold the copyright to this and all of my other printables.) 

You can download the 2017 Artsyville Coloring Page here!

AND... bonus... 

 My dear pal Raine of Lime Tree Fruits is also hosting her own week of free printables! She designs the juiciest, most mouthwatering planner printables I've ever seen. Truly amazing. Once you go over there you may never want to leave. You can sign up for her list here. Just come back & visit Artsyville once in a while, OK?

Back to packing orders, cleaning up the Art Pit (current state = abominable) and preparing for Day 3 of Free Printables... see you tomorrow!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

A Week of Free Printables (Day 1): To/From Tags ❤️ 💚 💛 💙 💜

Get your colorful cardstock and printer ready! I'm going to post a free printable each day this week. The To/From tags are a popular favorite from years past, probably because to/from tags never go out of style. Go here to get & print the tags. Make sure you use the print icon within Google Drive (upper left hand side) to ensure a proper print. If you try to do it from your web browser, it does strange things.

 And yes, we managed to dump an insane number of leaves into the street before night fell yesterday, just before the first snowfall arrived. It was a monthlong job done in one day (my aching and aging self is paying the price this morning), but at least fall is officially done in our backyard, and I felt no guilt whatsoever hunkering down with a glass of wine and two episodes of House of Cards last night.

Come back tomorrow for another printable surprise!
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P.S... you can sign up for The Color Blast from Artsyville here if you'd like to receive the daily printable announcement in your inbox!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

the Holiday Sale is ending!

Hi friends! All good things must come to an end, and so it goes with the Holiday Sale! One more day to use these codes & lop a tidy sum off of your shopping cart full of colorful goodies!

One last time... the codes are:

FIVEBUCKS for $5 off a purchase of $30 or more
TENBUCKS for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more
THIRTYBUCKS for $30 off a purchase of $100 or more

Now back to raking leaves -- ugh!! I'd rather be making art. 

Wishing you a colorful and leaf-free day,