Friday, June 17, 2016

Kiiki K Planner Pages with Flying Geese (Quilt Pattern)

I sat and made a quilty border for my planner pages the other night. In the free sample you can put your heading in plain text.



I then just couldn't help myself and coloured it in!


I planned how I could set it up as a weekly view then drew it up so it crossed two pages.



I have been thinking a lot about my planning this year and just this month I decided that I will work in 20 min blocks. I have found that this is enough time to get immersed in the task and forget the timer but it is also short enough so I can fit lots in during the day.

My weekly view days are divided into 4 sections vertically because I have also found that 12 x 20 min work blocks is just enough work for me to get done what I need to each day. The rest of the time is play time like reading, drawing, watching DVDs or Netflix, surfing the web, doodling ideas for all sorts of things.
Each division is 3 tasks or 1 hour of work.

I put all sorts of things in my daily 'To Do' list of 12 things. Half are related to my hobby pattern business some are related to well being and some are other hobbies, housework and gardening.

I have even started adding 'Walk to the beach' on my list each day just as a reminder to get off my but and go outside for a while.

There is quite a lot of work involved in drawing up planner page designs so I am working towards putting them in my Etsy shop soon.

Today I have put links to the blank notes pages as a free download. It has the flying geese around the border and comes as left and right pages in A5 size.
I put a text box on so you can put your own title on the page or leave it blank. The title looks best if you type two words.

It is best to print it on A5 paper even if you just make your own by cutting an A4 sheet in half.
Of course, if you have the Kikki K planner pages you can just print it onto them.



Flying Geese Border Left

Flying Geese Border Right

Stay Organised,
Val

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Printing Straight onto Kikki K Large Planner Pages

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I have several large planners that use A5 pages.
I like to pretty up the pages with layouts I have made myself.

How do I print onto A5 paper from Adobe Reader?


  • For starters my printer takes A5 size paper. I just have to slide the paper guides to the narrower width.
  • Open your A5 document in Adobe Reader.

  • Select File > Print
  • At the bottom left you will see a button for Page Setup. Click this.

  • I get a message but just click Yes.
  • Choose the A5 paper size.
  • Something I noticed as odd was that the document didn't appear to fit onto the paper correctly in the preview image. 
  • When I printed, it fitted on just fine. 
  • I used Kikki K personal planner pages. I have ignored the header when making the page layout.
  • The pages below are printed both sides. I print a right page then put the paper back in and print a left page.



If you would like to give it a go you can download my doll notes left and right pages. 



For me, the hardest part is getting the paper in the printer the right way around. Even with the little picture I still get confused. I think I have finally worked it out. On my printer I pull out the paper draw, then with the page header towards me I flip it over face down and put it in.

Because the file pages are only A5 they fit beautifully onto A5 paper. 

I guess if you don't want doll pictures you will have to wait until I make something else.
I am playing around with some quilt design note pages and some bookish note pages as well as some goal setting pages. 

Stay Organised,
Val