Friday, July 30, 2010

August 2010 Desktop Wallpaper

August is just around the corner!  Can you believe how quickly this year has flown by?  Well, today I have a special treat for all twelve of you!  Here's an August desktop calendar, free to download and use.

You can download the full size version here.

No strings attached, but we'd love to hear from you if you decide to use it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

the Curves of Summer

Jen's baseball curve is on the left, Al's kiddie pool curve is on the right.
(click through for full photo on Flickr)

Monday, July 26, 2010

TeamPrints: Elephant Library Books Reminder

We have a new printable for you this week! I don't know about you guys, but I need a little help organizing the goodies we haul out of the library on a regular basis. Our library here in Germany verbally communicates due dates, but doesn't print anything to take with you. So, I usually write books and movies on a post it note and stick it on my old school paper calendar.

Inspired by the elephant who never forgets, I've designed some cards to pop into your calendar, stick up on your fridge, tack to your bulletin board, or pin to your sweater if you'd like!

elephant library books reminder

I've also put together a 5 by 7 version that you could print and frame for your bookshelf. Just use a dry erase pen to wrangle those due dates.

elephant library books reminder

Here's a peek at the full size download...

elephant library books reminder cards

Download the 8 1/2" x 11" page with four cards here.

Download the 5" x 7" version here.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Coming up...

A little sneak peek of the next TeamCraft, which Al tells me has just arrived in the Pacific NW!

sneak peek at the next TeamCraft


Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Feature: TeamPrints!

I'm kicking off a new sporadic Team Awesome feature with something I originally posted on my personal blog, das Sushi. Al and I are going to try our hand at designing fun printables for you (and us) to use!

To get things going, I've created printable shopping lists with cute owls and vintage veggie clipart from The Graphics Fairy.

printable shopping lists

Download the owl lists here.

Download the vintage veggie lists here.

I hope you enjoy these lists and we'd love to hear if there are specific printables you've been on the look out for!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010



Monday, July 19, 2010

Days Go By

I just completed my most recent craft from Al! She had written recently about creating a perpetual calendar for herself, and she sent the ingredients off to me for my own. She did all the heavy lifting for me...counting out the pages and sticking little post-it notes in where I needed to start months and leave pages blank. Much easier for me and I got to concentrate on the aesthetics, instead!

I started off with this handsome journal.

my new perpetual calendar!

I think I may go back and mod podge a decorative paper over the cover. But, I want to knock out a few other things first and make sure I've got mod podge skeelz before I take them to the calendar. It is supposed to be perpetual, after all.

Then, I designed header pages for each of the months. I started out by hand, but didn't like the direction I was taking. Rather than embellish out the page and try to steer around to the right direction, I decided to reverse course entirely and design the pages on the computer.

calendar month pageTake 1.

I used some gorgeous, graphic drop caps but ended up outside of the usage limits set by their designer and am therefore leaving those out of the pictures.

month pagesAh, that's better.

Here's a glimpse of all the months.

perpetual calendar monthly page collage

The last step was to go back through and start adding in the dates I want to remember.

calendar pages

I'm color coding (because I always color code when given the opportunity). I made myself this handy little key that I tucked up front and will add to if I think of other important date categories. Any suggestions?

I'm really happy with the way this turned out! I love having this perpetual calendar and I love having an impetus to reach out and gather dates that I've wanted to know but never got around to finding out.

And now I'm heading down to the post office to get Al's next project in the mail!


Sunday, July 11, 2010


Latest team picture:
(click through to see full size on Flickr)

Jen's very lovely and bright and light and ethereal yellow star is on the left, Al's shadowy and dark and glowing star is on the right.