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How To Create Bullet Journal Pages for the iPad Pro // How To Create Dot Grids in Adobe InDesign https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/28/how-to-create-bullet-journal-pages-for-the-ipad-pro-how-to-create-dot-grids-in-adobe-indesign-2/ Mon, 28 May 2018 00:01:39 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1480 The post How To Create Bullet Journal Pages for the iPad Pro // How To Create Dot Grids in Adobe InDesign appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Today is a full Adobe InDesign Tutorial on how to create Bullet Journal Pages for the iPad Pro, specifically I’ll show you how to create:

  1. Lined Notes Pages
  2. Dot Grid Pages
  3. Graph Paper

And then I’ll show you how to export them and open them up on your iPad Pro so you can start bullet journaling with them right away in your favorite Note Taking Apps on the iPad.

NOTE: Ideally, you will need an iPad and Apple Pencil from 2017 or later.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:00 What Part 1 Bullet Journal for the iPad Pro is all about
  • 0:40 What today’s Adobe InDesign Tutorial will cover
  • 1:10 Why I don’t Bullet Journal
  • 1:12 What Part 2 Bullet Journal for the iPad Pro will cover
  • 2:10 What Part 3 Bullet Journal for the iPad Pro will cover
  • 2:39 Which Apps already have built-in Bullet Journal Pages for you
  • 2:55 Today’s InDesign Tutorial Agenda
  • 3:15 4 Different Ways to create Lined Notes Pages https://youtu.be/HlP-bOvkjAg
  • 3:36 Tutorial #1: Lined Notes Pages
  • 6:41 Tutorial #2: Dot Grid Pages
  • 9:26 Tutorial #3: Graph Paper 10:58 Tutorial #4: How to Export your pages from InDesign
  • 11:54 Tutorial #5: How to upload your files to Google Drive
  • 12:18 Tutorial #6: How To Open your pages in Procreate OOPS – I mis-numbered – there is no missing Tutorial #7
  • 13:07 Tutorial #8 How to Open Your Pages in GoodNotes
  • 15:07 What Part 2 Bullet Journaling will cover
  • 15:15 Where to learn more about creating your own Planners – Planner 101 Course FREE

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Transcript

Today’s Part #1 of 3 on how to create your own bullet journal using adobe indesign for the ipad pro.

Now I’m going to be showing you today how to create those

  • graphs,
  • grid lines,
  • and regular line pages

that you need to open up inside, procreate, good notes, paper, fiftythree. Are any of the other apps that you can start bullet journaling on your own.

Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from pretty fabulous and I help online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I posted do videos every Monday and Thursday and I do unboxings unsat Idi. Now. As I mentioned today is part one of three of four bullet journaling. And just so you know today I’m only going to cover grids, graphs, and note pages that you need to just kinda get started if that’s the basics and that’s all you need. However, the biggest thing about bullet journaling is that you can basically create your own designs. Now the whole point of pretty fabulous designs and what I do is so that you never have to stare at a blank page again, and bullet journaling is all about having a blank page and making things on your own.

So sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas. So part two is we’re going to recreate some of my favorite bullet journal examples and if you Google bullet journal pages right now, you’ll find a ton of them and I’m just going to give you probably two or three so it’s not a 10 hour lesson. And then in part three, another big, huge advantage of bullet journaling is if you have beautiful hand lettering, then you can and, or artistic ability, you can draw things on your own inside the bullet journal. Now I am not artistic, uh, even though I to make a lot of beautiful things, I very much follow guidelines and rules and symmetry. And so I’m not a free hand drawing. That’s just not who I am or any of my talents. So if that sounds like you, but you still love the beautiful hand drawn items, I’m going to give you a little hack for how to get some of those beautiful hand drawn items or those calligraphy read letters are bounce lettering into your bullet journal without having to really know it or learn how to do it. So stay tuned.

Today I’m going to show you how to create three popular bullet journal based pages and I say based pages because we aren’t actually doing any bullet journaling. We’re simply using these as the framework for us to create future bullet journals. So the first step is to have the pages and I, if you watched my other video on how to bullet turn on your ipad pro, there are a couple apps that already have this built in there. So make sure to watch that. You went to learn which ones already have dot grid and graph paper’s in there, but not all of them do. And maybe you’re really like to use like I do a nother app like procreate and they don’t have these sort of bullet journal pages already prebuilt in there. So I’m going to show you how to create your notes page, your dot grid page, and your graph paper page in adobe indesign.

We’re going to save this as a pdf and then you can open this later on your favorite app. So let’s take a quick preview. The notes page is just simply line notes and I do have another video that shows you four different ways to create this. Today we’re just going to do one, uh, the second way. The second page is your grid page, which is my personal favorite, and the third is graph paper. So let’s go ahead and get started. So all you’re going to do is you’re going to go to file new document and we’re going to go ahead and make this an eight and half by 11 portrait. We’re just going to make one page, like I said before, and for margins, just go ahead and put zero because we are using the ipad pro and this is bullet journaling. So you are eventually going to draw on top of those.

So let’s not worry too much about the margins. Now, the first thing you’re going to want to do is you are going to want to create a new color. Now, my favorite is always a little late gray kind of color. And the reason I say that is because if the lines are the background for your bullet journal are too dark, then you’re not going to be able to see what you were trying for your actual bullet journal. So let’s go ahead and change this to rgb. And this is my code. You can put whatever code you want. That’s the light gray color that I like to use. Um, so he didn’t see that that code was d, zero, c, d, c, d, and then we’re going to go over to paragraph styles. Now, if you don’t see this on the right, you can go to window type in tables and simply go to paragraph and that will show this fly out menu.

So let’s click paragraph styles. We’re going to go down here to create new style and it’s going to default to say paragraph style one. I’m going to double click that and I’m going to rename this lined notes so that I know exactly what it is in case I want to refer back to it later. Now the second thing I’m going to do is I’m going to double click that and once I’m inside here, I’m going to go to paragraph rules and I’m going to turn this rural on. Now we just created that new color, so let’s go ahead and select it and also we want to go ahead and go to basic character format and I’m going to guess that this is going to say, let’s say 18 points because I know 12, it’s probably a little too close together. I’m going to say, okay, I’m kind of going back out here and I’m going to select the type tool and I’m going to drag and drop from the top corner all the way to the bottom and create a big tax box.

Now my cursor’s blinking up here in the top, all I have to do is hit the return key over and over again, and I have that line page, so I’m pretty happy with that. These lines are a little closer together than this one, so if I want to make these a little wider, all they have to do is make sure I go over here to line notes, double click that, and then over here, right where we were before, basic character formats, I can make this a little larger, so if they turn preview on, I can see what changes I’m making and I could let’s say make this a 24 and that’s pretty big, or maybe I want something a little smaller, maybe a 21. I can say. Okay, so you can play around with that however you want. Now let’s go ahead and create. We’re next going to create the grid pages, so to create that diagram page, let’s just go ahead and stay here.

We’re going to go to pages and I’m going to say create new page, so let’s double click on page to hide this fly out menu and I’m going to go over here to the ellipse tool. Now if you don’t see ellipse tool, sometimes it’s defaulted to say rectangle. Just right click on that tool and make sure ellipsis circled. Now hold down your shift key. This is really important because you want a, an equal circle, uh, not something that looks like an oblique or something too tall or too wide. So hold the shift key and that’s going to make sure everything stays in a perfect circle and you’re just going to draw your first tiny little dot. So I’m pretty happy with that dot. Now if you can’t see it, I mean no one can see that. It’s pretty small. You can go ahead and hold the apple key and the plus key and that’s going to make it your sheet really huge.

So then from here, you could resize this if you wanted, but I’m pretty happy with that. I’m not too worried about that right now. So let’s go ahead and we want to replicate that dot all over the page. So you are next going to go to Adelaide and then you were going to select step and repeat. Now you’ve probably never used step and repeat because it doesn’t actually have a lot of uses inside adobe indesign. So we’re going to go ahead and say, I’m going to guesstimate because I really don’t know, I’m going to say about 40 rows and four columns. I’m going to say let’s say 30 columns. We can always change this later and I’m going to make sure create as a grade is checked off and for the offset I’m going to say a quarter of an inch for vertical and horizontal. And I can preview this if I want so I can see that I don’t have enough columns. So let’s go ahead and change that to 33 and let’s tab so it can make. There we go and I can say I don’t have enough rose, so let’s make that 43

and now I have enough rose. So I’m going to go ahead and say okay, so it’s gone ahead and it’s made my sheet. I know it doesn’t look pretty. We’re going to go here to the selection tool and then I’m going to hit the letter w and I’m going to unselect those. I know I can see all of my dots. So again, if you want these closer together or further apart, you can change some of those numbers and that step and repeat. But I’m pretty happy with how this looks. So let’s go ahead and go on. I’m going to hit w guns. We’re back to a regular screen. I’m going to go ahead and add another page right down here. I’m going to double click that new blank page and this page, remember we’re doing the third one, which is graph paper. Now graph paper is simply just a big a table.

So let me make this a little, this page a little smaller so you can see it. So all we’re going to do is we’re going to go over here to table and we’re going to say create table. And again I’m going to kind of gas. I’m going to say I’m 47 rows, 30 columns. I don’t have to worry about headers and footers because I’m not actually going to type in this table. It’s just there to help me make grids. And then I’m going to say, okay, so now you can see I have a loaded cursor. So I am simply going to take that mouse and that cursor and drag and drop it from the left to the right to fill up that page. And there’s my graph. Now this graph is defaulted to have those black lines. So I’m going to control, not control. I’m going to select all of it and I’m going to change these lines.

So the color is that grade that I just created. There we go, and I’ll use the selection tool so I can see. I can send her this over a little that my graph paper now has gray lines. So if I hit the key, now I can see that it has some of those gray lines. So that’s the graph paper. Here’s my dot grid. And here’s my line pages. Now I want to open these pages. So I created this all in one file. It just to show you what this looks like. You might want to create separate files depending on if you just want to keep using a dot grid page over and over again. Now we’re going to open these up as our cds out as Jpeg. So I’m going to go to file export and I’m simply going to make sure the format says jpeg and this is my line notes page and I will say save and export that out.

And same thing, this is rinse and repeat for the rest of the pages. Same thing for the doc grid and you can see I’ve already saved these out as pdfs as well and that’s because different apps can open jpegs versus pdfs. So we will export this and this is my graph paper and I’ll say save. Now I’m going to go ahead and save all of these folders that you saw, so both the jpegs and the pdf into my google drive so I can retrieve them later. Now if you’re using the chrome browser, you can simply drag and drop these into your google drive. You don’t have to hit the upload version, so now all of those files are in there. So let’s go ahead and switch over to our ipad pro so we can open those up. Now remember from the other video, there were apps such as note shelf that already had dot grids and graph paper’s already built in there, but adobe sketch and procreate did not. So let’s go ahead and use my favorite APP which is procreate, and we’re going to go ahead and select import and I remembered that I saved this in Google

drive. And let me hunt it down. It’s an ipad pro. Okay, and let’s go ahead and open up our dot grid page. So now you can see I have a perfect grid and I can go ahead and add a new layer on top of this so I don’t Ruin my dad grid and I can go ahead and start writing anything. I feel like writing so and then I have my doubts obviously to guide me along. Now the next APP we want to check out is good notes and in good notes it does have graph paper, but it doesn’t have that dot grid. So let’s go ahead and import from Google drive that dot grid that we just created. So something a little bit different about this app is that I don’t need in a Jpeg, I can actually go ahead and open up a pdf. So let’s go ahead and find that folder so you can see these are all options. I could open the jpeg if I want, but instead let’s open up the pdf and then once I have this pdf open, I can go ahead and make any sort of boxes that I want to make to do.

Maybe that wasn’t the best color. It’s kind of hard to see, but you get the idea. So this is this APP and it’s a pdf. So same thing. I could have used the jpeg but procreate requires the jpegs. I always save them out as both. Um, I could open the other folder. There’s the other files we created two, if you want to see that. Let’s say I went to open up that I’m lined. Maybe I went to open up the graph paper because I like my graph paper may be better than yours and maybe I added something to it. And so now I can start using this over here, creating my don’t change that color. Oh, there we go. This is a better color and that’s pretty much it.

Alright, I hope that was helpful and I will see you back here for part two where we are going to go over some of my favorite bullet journal examples and I’m going to walk you through exactly how to recreate those for your ipad pro. If you love the idea of making your own planners and then make sure to sign up for a planner, what a one which walks you through all the different types of layouts and planners that are available to you to get you started. I will leave the link for that below and otherwise I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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Best iPad Apps for Bullet Journaling // What Apps For Bullet Journals // Best Bullet Journal Apps https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/21/best-ipad-apps-for-bullet-journaling-what-apps-for-bullet-journals-best-bullet-journal-apps/ Mon, 21 May 2018 00:01:12 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1484 The post Best iPad Apps for Bullet Journaling // What Apps For Bullet Journals // Best Bullet Journal Apps appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Today is all about the Best iPad Apps for Bullet Journaling, What Apps to use if you want to Bullet Journal on your iPad Pro. These are my Best Bullet Journal Apps that have built-in pages already pre-formatted for Bullet Journals

NOTE: This is NOT a lesson how to bullet journal. I’m simply sharing my favorite apps that have dot grids, lines and graph paper already built in for you to start using right away.

NEXT Week’s Bullet Journal video is an InDesign Tutorial on how to re-create these pages yourself since not all Note-Taking apps have these pages built into them. Make sure to subscribe so you know when that page goes live.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:31 The 5 Note-Taking Apps on my iPad Pro
  • 0:39 1 | Noteshelf2 Demo
  • 1:49 2 | GoodNotes Demo
  • 2:40 3 | No built-in pages for Procreate, Adobe Sketch + Paper 53
  • 2:50 Bullet Journal for the iPad Pro – when is the InDesign Tutorial coming out
  • 3:10 How to make your own planner | Planner 101 course

Transcript

Hey creatives do you love bullet journaling, but you also love your ipad pro & want to bullet journal on there?

Today, I’m going to show you 2 apps that have built in features that are going to allow you to start bullet journaling right away. Just to be clear, this is not a lesson on how to bullet journal, just which apps you can use to get you started and have the right format laid out for you. These are 5 different apps that I use for note taking that you could also use for bullet journaling. Now the first two have some built in pages that I think will get you started. That’s no shelf to and good notes and look, let me just show you those. So Noteshelf2 is probably the most versatile. If we go over here and we create a new notebook and let’s not worry about what we title it. And inside here it has defaulted to dot grids I think I was using that before. So I could just start writing right away so I could make my to do list or if I wanted changes from diet grid to something else, I can go over here to add and say new page from template. And if I go to basic, I see that I can do just a plain white page,

Nothing on it. I can also do a ruled page that just has regular lines on it. I can do a checkered page, which is really a graph paper page. So if that’s kind of the base page, I like to start with for bullet journaling and of course we’ll skip legal. But, uh, we can do.like we saw before. So this is probably, I would say Noteshelf2 to has all of those pages are already built in for you. If you use GoodNotes. It does have lined pages. So if we go over here to create notebook and let’s pick this cover even though it’s kind of hideous. Um, and over here, if we go ahead and we add a new page. So I’m add page below and if I go to essential oils, I’m going to see that I’ve ruled paper and I have graph paper and obviously I have plain paper where it’s just empty. If I go to actually the old paper, so it has lines or I can do this, the graph paper, now it does not have dot grids.

So the only thing that’s missing from this app that was good notes, so you’d still have to import that in. Now the other one’s procreate, adobe sketch and Paper 53. Don’t have any of those presets built in there. And what you need to do is create those pages instead in import them as a pdf or jpeg.

So if you want to learn how to do that, watch lesson number two of bullet journaling, which will be out next week. I

hope you found that useful. And I hope to see you back in Part 2 where we are going to start creating our own bullet journal pages using adobe indesign. So you can pull those pages up on your ipad pro or you can print them out as printables.

Now, if you were interested in making your own planner from scratch, then make sure to look into a planner 101 that walks you all the way through from beginning to end on everything you need to know and that course is free and I will leave a link to that below. Otherwise, I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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UNBOXING Michael Hyatt Leader Box // Business Book Subscription Box for Management Leadership https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/19/unboxing-michael-hyatt-leader-box-business-book-subscription-box-for-management-leadership/ Sat, 19 May 2018 00:00:49 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1481 The post UNBOXING Michael Hyatt Leader Box // Business Book Subscription Box for Management Leadership appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Wondering whether or not the Michael Hyatt Leader Box is worth it? At $89.72 (plus tax + shipping), this was the MOST expensive subscription box I’ve seen so the bar was set pretty high on this one. And spoiler alert – it would’ve been perfect if I was still in Corporate America conducting management development courses at GE, hosting leadership workshops for executives and new managers but if you’re a small entrepreneurial business then this is completely useless. This book is a nice to have filler for stuffy, red-tap filled beauracracies that need help navigating through lots of red tape, want a ton of fluffy buzzwords to recite back at meetings to sound impressive or simply dazzle at their next job interview. As for real substance, this is not the droid you are looking for.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 1:02 What you get – what’s in the box
  • 1:25 Cost breakdown of what you’re paying
  • 1:35 When it ships out
  • 1:42 Outside Box review
  • 2:13 Opening the box – first impressions
  • 3:18 Book #1 – Herding Tigers by Todd Henry
  • 4:05 Book #2 – The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  • 4:25 The Activation Guide Flip Through
  • 8:43 21 Days Later — My assessment after completing the 21-day program
  • 8:45 How much are the books if you bought them on their own?
  • 9:45 Who these books are meant for
  • 11:20 What the Activation Guide Workbook is meant to do
  • 12:20 Why these books are great for aspiring HR Professionals

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Transcript

Today we’re doing an unboxing of Michael hyatts liter box, which is to date the most expensive monthly subscription box I have ever purchased. This one was $89 and seventy two cents. So let’s check it out and see if it’s worth it. Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from pretty fabulous and I hope online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday and I do unboxings like today on Saturdays. If you’re not familiar with Michael Hyatt, I did do another unboxing video of his best year ever, plus his full focus planner and the program that he would like you to join if you purchase all of those products. So check that out. I’ll put the end card up at t at the top and today we are unboxing what’s called the liter box.

Now the liter box is very expensive and the reason I’m guessing it’s expensive is because it comes with two books which are in theory based on surprise, surprise leadership and a workbook for you to fill out as well as access to a facebook community, which is kind of a virtual book club, if you will. Now the actual box was only $79, 99 and then when you added in shipping, which was for 99 and taxes, which were $5 and seventy three cents, that is what added up to $89 and seventy two cents. You must ordered the liter box by the 15th of every month in order to get the next month’s liter box. So I ordered this in March and it shipped out probably around the 18th and I received it on the 21st. So the litter box comes in the mail just like you see right here. It has a cute logo here.

Another one over here, another one on the back and another one on the side in. The whole thing is in red m h for Michael Hyatt. And it was just sealed with one sticker on the side. So let’s go ahead and open it up. And inside here at the top you can see the Fox is a royal blue and it has a welcome come two liter box message for you. And this whole program is meant to be gone through in 21 days. So you get the liter box success path which tells you exactly what to do with little icons. Obviously unpack your liter box, get familiar with the guides and the activation, the books, and the activation guide. Join the facebook group, start reading on the first day of the month that followed the 21 day reading plan. Share your insights and questions in the group. Use The bookmarks to stay on track of where you are. Review the action steps to turn your knowledge into strategy. All right, so nothing on the back side. So here’s our activation guide, May, 2018. And the first book is the code, the secrets of highly successful groups by Daniel coyle. And the second is hurting tigers. Be the leader that creative people need by Todd Henry. So we’ll go through this in one minute, let’s go ahead

and open up our books. So they come wrapped in tissue paper with a little emblem. I don’t know if you can see that. M H for MichaelHyatt

and you get a bookmark and the bookmark, it looks like it has a reading guide so you can check off we’re you what you’ve read and it tells you exactly what dates you need to have read all of these pages by. So there must be a second one

bookmark because this one is May 16th, 15th through the 29th. Oh No, no, no. I get it.

So this book must be read second and that’s why the dates are May 15th through the 29th. So here we go. Hurting Tigers, be the leader that creative people need. Todd Henry, let’s go ahead and check out the second book.

And this is the culture code.

Hi Daniel coury, the secrets of highly successful groups. And I was right. This is your bookmark and it has the dates and obviously it’s the first half of the month and it tells you exactly which pages you need to be at on what dates. Let’s check out the activation guide, so we have a spiral bound notebook that has a cupboard glued onto the front. We have our title page, how to use this guide, eight steps, and we go right into the table of contents which looks like it is an exact match for those bookmarks that he provided. So you can check these off here and you can do an exact replica to check off whether or not you have answered the questions in this guide. So same thing over here for hurting tigers. There are an exact match. We have an executive summary here and we dive right into the first book, which is Daniel Ellsberg, and we have an overview of this book and the front, and then we dive right into the days.

So they tell you exactly again what days to read and how many pages again, that replicates exactly what you had on the bookmarks. Only thing missing is the bookmarks. Don’t tell you that’s around books, the bookmarks. Don’t tell you how many pages. So the workbook does. The workbook is numbered at the top. You have your big idea for these particular pages, some key quotes, and then critical questions and space to write your answers in a over here. We go on today too. And same thing, big idea of quotes and critical questions and space and I suspect yes, all of the other dates are exactly the same. So we have day four day five day six, day seven, day eight, nine, 10.

And then finally at the end, the insight section. Once you’re done reading that particular book and you can, you have space over here to write your answers to all of those questions and it looks like they give you space to rape the book case. You want to refer back to this next, they have an action plan which is I’m guessing based on the book in what you can do in your organization or your company to go forward with what you’ve learned in that box. And now we jump into the second book by Todd Henry Hurting Tigers and there is the same format. We start with an overview and then we go right into day Levin and same thing quotes, critical questions and then space to write your answers. So let’s go on to date 13, shake all of these day, 14, 15. So we’re getting close because there are only 21 days in here, day 17, dash 18, date, 19th day, 20 day 21 and that’s it. So it’s just like it promised it’s 21 days and you have your insights for that book and space to write it and a place to put your rating and then an action plan based on that particular book

and then some additional resources. So the author’s websites and some related articles related videos and podcasts related books which just looked to be. They’re not all by the author, so related books and that of course a advertisement for Michael Hyatt’s planner, some extra space just to write notes in. And then you’re back at the end of the book. So in case you’re wondering, this is not a folder, it’s just the end of the book, it looks like they doubled it over to put that little design over here and you could put this on your shelf so you can see the title and it says 5:18. Uh, which is the date. Don’t think that’s the, I’m over here. It says May 18th. So May, 2018, which corresponds with the month for this book. All right, it’s been 21 days of the question is, is the leader box really worth $79 and eighty two cents? Now let’s break that down first.

If you were to find these books on their own, this one is 1599 on Amazon and this one is 1199. As of today, the prices always fluctuating. So you are left with $61 and seventy four cents. And was everything else that you received in the leader box worth $61 and seventy four cents. And I see everything else. I mean the fact that someone picked up the books for you and auto delivered them and you received an action guide, you received some bookmarks and received access to a facebook group, which is kind of like a virtual book club. The second thing is each of these books, I come from corporate hr, so if you are a solo preneur or managing a small team, I would say these books are not going to be useful to you because these are meant for corporations with a lot of bureaucracy and not for a fast quick moving organization where a lot of people are hustling and working really hard.

That is not what these are for. These are really great books for hr to give at a leadership conference where usually I think every book I’ve ever given to a leader, no, I’ve never had anyone read the book, but people like getting a free bulk, right? Even though they make 500,000 a year. So that’s the first thing. But if we broke each of these books down, Daniel coyle probably is the most, what I call captain obvious ideas and there’s nothing new in here. It’s just been packaged with stories from the Navy seals and some NBA players that he either interviewed or read about in articles, uh, the second one hurting tigers. If you listened to todd Henry’s podcast, the accidental creative, which I have a few times, it basically just summarizes everything in the podcast into a book format for you. And if we talk about the guide, I actually didn’t like the guide because I thought the guide would ask more thought provoking questions even if I was in corporate America and how you would apply this to your organization.

But the activation guide questions were more of checking to make sure you had reading comprehension. So basically just checking to see if you read it. So for example, um, what was the best indicator that a scientist at bell labs would produce? A lot of patents. So that is a, basically what I call an obvious yes or no answer that was given to you in the book and you wouldn’t know the answer if you hadn’t read it. Um, what did Danny Fitch first thing when you saw the situation in the cockpit? Same thing. Not really. What I called Book Club questions that open up a lot of discussion and can be interpreted different ways. This is mostly just checking to make sure that you read the material and remembered it, which again is good if you have a book club at work in the office, maybe among a group of HR, organizational development people or a high intense leadership retreat or management retreats where you can make sure that the managers actually read the book book I think was very expensive for what you got and again, because it is towards corporate America.

I think corporate America would do a great job in disseminating this to a leadership group as far as the Solopreneur who was working from home and maybe has a small virtual team. These are completely useless and really meant for people who have a lot of bureaucracy, a lot of red tape and again aren’t there to make a profit. They are just trying to be good at their job and get a promotion. I think another person that these are also good for our people wanting to get into hr specifically into organizational development or a training and leadership role because they both books had a lot of great buzz words and examples that you could use at your next corporate interview. Alright, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of the leader box. I hope everyone’s having a great week and I will see you guys next week. Bye.

those for profit or simply have them for an event and most importantly, if you are a designer, how to create the best line of workbooks that you can to sell to your clients and provide to them as well as a huge set of templates that you can have not available anywhere else only in this course that you can then use as your own. If you are interested in that, make sure to check out the description below. I have a link for the early bird list. I hope to see you in that class and if not, I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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5 Ways to Deliver Workbooks at a Live Event // Course Creator Workbook Delivery Methods https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/17/5-ways-to-deliver-workbooks-at-a-live-event-course-creator-workbook-delivery-methods-2/ Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:06 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1478 The post 5 Ways to Deliver Workbooks at a Live Event // Course Creator Workbook Delivery Methods appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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So you’ve created your workbooks but how are you going to deliver them to your participants? Today, I’ll go over 5 ways to deliver your workbooks and when to your students or live event participants.

This lesson only reviews how to physically deliver workbooks to your participants. If you want to learn more about design, then sign up for the Incredible Workbooks Course coming out soon!

Want to learn more about Incredible Workbooks? Sign up for the Early Bird List at https://rebrand.ly/workbookswaitlist

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:53 1 | Mail It – Yes, people still love Snail Mail
  • 1:21 2 | Registration Gift Bag
  • 1:32 3 | Place it at their assigned seat
  • 2:07 4 | Buffet Style – Stack them on a central table
  • 2:39 5 | Sell it as a one off – separately

Learn more about the course at https://rebrand.ly/pdf101

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Transcript

Today we’re going to go over five different methods to deliver your beautiful work books to your live event attendees. Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from pretty fabulous and I hope online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday and they do unboxings on Saturday today. Want to go over five different ways that you can deliver your beautiful work books to your live event attendees or maybe to an online program. Either way, you have done a lot of work to create your workbook, so you want to make sure you present it in the best way that you can so people feel like they got a lot of value that you promised would be in the workbook and they get really excited about it.

So the first way to do this is simply to a mail it to them. Now when this comes in the mail, you might want to have some nice packaging, maybe put some plastic wrap over on top of it, maybe wrap it with a ribbon, and if you’re worried about shipping it, you can actually apply for discounted corporate shipping with USPS, Fedex, and ups. If you simply have an Ein now, you do not need to be an LLC or an s corp or anything like that. You simply need to apply for an Ein. I have one and I am a sole proprietor. The second way is to give it to them in person at the event in a gift bag. So the gift bag obviously would probably have your own branding on it and they would get it when they register or check in or your event.

The third way is to actually put it at their seat assignment. So if you have a smaller event and you have a beautiful facility where everyone is going to be in an assigned seat and maybe you have beautiful calligraphy cards with their names on them, so they’re assigned seating. Then you could go ahead and put their workbook down there and any other small trinkets or gifts that you would like to give them. Fourth way, if you have a very huge event where it is just simply time prohibitive or anti productive to try to give out individual books is simply to buffet stack them so if you have anything you’re giving away pens, notebooks, just simply stick them on a table like a buffet and people can sort of serve themselves. Now, the only problem with that obviously is people may take more than one, but what I’ve seen people do is simply have a room monitor that gives a ticket when they check in or a ticket to get into the room and then they come in.

They pick up their things, and then they walk out. The fifth method, if you do not advertise your workbook as an included bonus in your event or your course is you could simply sell that as a one off. Now, people could get that mail to them ahead of time. If you have an upsell page in the checkout process or you can have them sold on site by somebody at a table just like people sell books at author signing events and they simply go there pay and they received the workbook right there onsite. Now why would you do the last one? Maybe you decided add a workbook at the last moment or you feel like your workbook is so huge and so valuable, or maybe there’s a book that goes with it that you do do not think people were really see the value of that unless they can see, feel and touch it and they see other people walking around with it and they get a little jealous and they want to have one of their own or possibly a third reason to do that is because your workbook is maybe not directly related to your event.

Maybe it is a tangentially related item or something that you think the attendees of your event might be interested in. Then that might be another reason to sell it separately. All right, so let’s recap. My top five methods are first just to mail it to them. The second is to give it to them in a gift bag when they register. The third is to provide it in an assigned seating arrangement. If you have a beautiful venue. The fourth is to set up a buffet style room or table, and the fifth way is simply to sell it onsite at a table that is manned by somebody and they come up and walk up and they can see, touch and feel it, and then purchase it at that point. All right. I hope that was helpful. Remember, it’s all about packaging, especially if you’re mailing them or putting them into bags.

Get some tissue papers, splurge on some ribbons and try to make it look the best that it can because even if you got a beautiful tiffany diamond ring, nobody wants that delivered in a cheap cardboard box. Right? If you were really interested in how do create and produce your own work books, make sure to sign up for my incredible workbooks course and in that course we will be walking through all the different types of workbooks and how you could sell those for profit or simply have them for an event and most importantly, if you are a designer, how to create the best line of workbooks that you can to sell to your clients and provide to them as well as a huge set of templates that you can have not available anywhere else only in this course that you can then use as your own. If you are interested in that, make sure to check out the description below. I have a link for the early bird list. I hope to see you in that class and if not, I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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How to start a Calligraphy Business // 5 Ways to Monetize Hand Lettering // Best Calligraphy Tools https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/14/how-to-start-a-calligraphy-business-5-ways-to-monetize-hand-lettering-best-calligraphy-tools/ Mon, 14 May 2018 15:05:16 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1470 The post How to start a Calligraphy Business // 5 Ways to Monetize Hand Lettering // Best Calligraphy Tools appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Learn how to start a Calligraphy Business – I’ll share the Top 5 Ways to Monetize your passion, the Best Calligraphy Tools and more calligraphy resources

Calligraphy Kits – Buying Guides

  1. Essentials Kit
  2. Business Books

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:56 Top 5 Ways to Make Money With Calligraphy
  • 1:05 1 | Weddings
  • 1:53 2 | Teaching
  • 2:26 3 | Fonts
  • 3:19 4 | Word Art
  • 3:48 5 | Videos
  • 4:20 BONUS #6 | Salaried Positions
  • 5:01 Essentials Tools + Supplies (link below)
  • 13:11 Calligraphy Business Resources (link below)
  • 13:22 1 | Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe
  • 13:48 2 | The Calligrapher’s Business handbook by Molly Suber Thorpe
  • 14:16 Wedding Calligraphy by Laura Hooper
  • 15:29 Modern Calligraphy Summit 2.0

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Transcript

So I’m going to share with you today the top five ways that you can monetize your love of calligraphy into a business or a side hustle, as well as the essential tools and supplies that you’ll need to invest in and where you can go for more information about calligraphy as a business. Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from pretty fabulous and I help online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday as well as unboxings on Saturdays. Now, today we’re going to talk about how to make your love of calligraphy, a revenue line, a side hustle and actual business, as well as all the tools and supplies that you’ll need to invest in to get started. And where I think you can go for more information about you in calligraphy as a business.

The first way to monetize your calligraphy skills is probably the most obvious, and that’s for weddings, whether it is doing invitations or doing envelopes or doing wedding accessories. And what I mean by wedding accessories is the place settings, the menu, sometimes the signs save the dates and the Bachelorette party and everything else that kind of goes with weddings that you might need someone to design something pretty for now, if you know how to use indesign, you can actually combine that like I do and you can give them an entire solution where you are doing all of the invitations and everything that needs to be put in print. Another thing people do at weddings onsite is they will bring an engraving machine and they will actually engrave art or favors or something like that for guests and that’s always something fun that can kind of help entertain people or they can do that at receptions or even engagement parties.

Now the second way to monetize your calligraphy skills is simply by teaching. So if you know how to do calligraphy and you love helping others, then you could do it in classrooms that you could do it at community center. You can do it at your local college. You can host videos and courses online. I have an interview with my friend Joyce, and that’s what she does, so you can learn more about that and you could also do tutoring and one on one with people who are trying to learn calligraphy as well. The third way is to actually create fonts. There was a woman, and I can’t remember her name, but she only makes fonts and she made, I think she said a million dollars last year just selling fonts on creative market. She wasn’t even selling them on her own site, so that is a really great way to monetize what you love and share your unique style with many people all at once.

The second way is to make logos, so using your love, I shouldn’t say second way, but within their creating your own unique funds, you can create a font for a logo. For example, Coca Cola is a calligraphy font that someone actually designed just for Coca Cola. The fourth method that you can do to make money with your calligraphy is through etsy and craft sites like society six, so you can take your, you know, a cute phrase with your handwriting and you can slap that onto a Mug, a tee shirt. I’m Napkins, paper plates, you know, everything can be personalized and monogrammed and somebody might want to have that for their next party or just to have in their house to cheer them up or to give as a gift. So that is a, another great idea to take your calligraphy skills and share it with other people.

The fifth way is on fiber and I actually made money recording videos as you know, I love doing videos but I recorded videos for fun on my youtube channel and then people started asking me if I would record a video for so and so’s birthday, like write happy birthday shown or will you marry me in a video recording? So I actually think that there is a market for making calligraphy videos, especially if you look on instagram. A lot of the big calligraphers we’ll have videos and that will get a ton of likes and shares. Now those are five different ways that you can make money and as a bonus, the number six way is to get a calligraphy job. Now I researched this and there are not a lot of people hiring. However, there are two positions at the White House for calligraphers. There’s a master calligrapher who I believe makes $126,000 and there is a junior calligrapher underneath that person who makes 89,000.

Now I’m not sure who else is hiring salaried calligraphers, but I suspect there are probably other places like ambassadors or people who throw a ton of parties or a golf course or somebody who is always sending out calligraphy letters and envelopes. Second, we were going to talk about essential tools that you need and I feel like this goes without saying. Everybody needs a bleak pens. Now, I would strongly suggest getting an oblique pen that has a screw, a titan tension rod that holds in your news. It’s just easier to change those in and out versus these. Usually these are the prettier ones that you see on etsy and I fell into the trap of buying these a lot when I first started out, but you do need a pair of pliers. I find that annoying because I always break a nail when I do that to try to put my nibs inside of there.

The other thing you’re going to need is a protractor and mostly that is if you are doing copper plate calligraphy, which I do a lot of, which is the classic English round hand. It must be at 55 degrees a. another thing you’ll need is obviously a ruler to draw lines. I have a ton of these little dishes to hold different paints and washes. I have a ton of these little plastic containers to mix them in. I have a large one to mix it in and then as far as basic tools, and I know this kind of mixes in with supplies, but I have the gum Arabic solution because not always. You’re not always using, say one particular color a lot and it can get a little gummy in between and if you throw some gum Arabic solution that usually loosens it up. A, another thing I love is the winsor newton art masking fluid and this is really great if you are going to be doing some watercolor or you have some, a sparkle dust I guess is the right thing to say to help it stick to that.

Um, and another great thing that you could use our is that a black eraser now this black or racer is, I want to say archaic. And the reason I say it’s archaic is because when I was first starting out, I use the black racer and I use some white chalk pencils to draw lines when I was doing envelopes. And in addition to that, sometimes I would line things up with a light board. So a lay board is good when you’re first starting out and you want to say trace some paper. Light board is just like, it says it lights up and then it lights up the paper underneath. And that allows you to write on top of it with another piece of paper. I’m now the light board. These are pretty cheap, like they’re. I think they’re like 25 or 39. Just make sure to get the largest late board you could possibly find because when you write you’re definitely going to want to.

You’re going to run off. The second thing you’re going to want to get our pucks and these little pucks. If you can see this picture, the light board will sit on top so that it’s at an angle so that you are not a writing on a flat surface. It’s always a thousand percent better to write at an angle. So these are things that I say are archaic because instead of using all of this stuff, instead you could simply get a laser light. And my laser light is broken right now and I have one on order, but I will link it up below. It is so cheap. I think they’re like five or $6. You can run to home depot and get one. And when you lay the laser light down, that’s the only line that you need and you never have to go back again and try to erase it or fiddle around with charging up your lightboard.

Uh, it’s, I think a thousand times easier and pretty much what everybody is using nowadays. Anyway. The other essential supplies are these little pipettes, if you remember these from chemistry in grade school as well as one of these. And I fill these up with distilled water and I am able to add them to my galoshes or to any sort of paint that I need as I need without overwhelming or trying to pour it from a big jug. I also have a clear eraser, which is definitely, definitely needed whenever you have color envelopes or anything else. But again, you were using the laser light. You probably don’t need that. Uh, the other thing, and I know this is silly, I used to mix all of my paint. I don’t know. Can you hear that? It makes a little sound. This is a stir like a mixer and it will mix all of your galoshes with the water or any other washes, whatever you’re doing and it doesn’t very quickly and it does not splashed all over the place.

Whereas I sit there and I, uh, if I don’t have one of these, I’m like stirring it with a toothpick and it takes forever. So this is a definite investment if you are going to be a professional calligrapher as well as I have this little box where in case I am doing some calligraphy on site, I can take my oblique pens and I can carry those safely in my bag without stabbing myself as well as holding my paintbrushes. Now this is a cheap one. It is plastic. They do have nicer, expensive ones that however I would strongly advise against purchasing those because these are going to. We’re down in your bag and they usually have ink, you know, no matter how well I try to wash out my noobs they have some ink in. It will trail onto the box. Whereas if it’s plastic, it’s just not a big deal.

The next thing you’re going to need is you’re going to have to stock up on a ton of nudes and they have some packs from John Neil, I think, where you can try 25 different nibs all at once because it’s really important to find out which nibs will create what effects depending on what your client is looking for. Another thing that I always stock up on are the Fintech metallics. Now there are. I used to think I needed the metallics that were already premixed for me and they don’t look as nice as the Fintech, so these are pretty expensive and if I’m doing, let’s say just one wedding, I will go through an entire one of these and you never want to be in a place where envelopes are due in a couple of days and you’re waiting for one of these to ship or you need to run out to the store.

So always stock up on those. I promise everybody wants gold. Everybody. Uh, the other thing is watercolor pencils. You don’t need to stock up on these. I actually have this pack. I have very few requests for watercolor and as you can see it hasn’t even gotten down to where you can see it. So I would say that is probably not a big deal. The other thing you definitely need, and I cannot find it, show it to you is a glove. So we glove. That’s going to cover up this part of your hand because you, I promise you are going to have your natural oils or whatever. They’re going to ruin these super expensive envelopes impossibly drag across the paper or vellum or whatever you’re doing. So for 100 percent, make sure you have a glove. And over here I never used to use these, um, but I find this really helps.

This is gum sandrock and after I’m done with all of my envelopes, you know how you lay them out and you don’t want them to smear anywhere. But sometimes when those envelopes go into the male and whether it’s raining or it’s humid, I’m not sure what the mailman is doing, but they ended up streaked. And I have clients that aren’t very happy. Gum [inaudible] is something you can put on top of the envelopes after you’ve made them and it will kind of set the envelope, if that makes sense, so that it does not ruin or, um, smear in any way when the mailman touches them because you’ve spent all that time not putting your oil on with your glove so somebody else can come along and ruined that envelope instead. So this is a definite yes for an investment or weight when it comes to paper supplies.

I stock up on a ton of art again and Rodeo Rodeo. I don’t know if I’m saying that right notebooks just for practice. Um, I can use the Arctic on sometimes for small little projects, but paper is something that you are never, ever going to not need, especially when you need to practice. There’s only certain laser paper, uh, by hp that does not smear and bleed. So I will leave a link to all of these supplies that I am showing you a below now. Now that we’ve talked about supplies, let’s talk about where you can go to learn just about the business of calligraphy. And remember, we’re not at all talking about how to do calligraphy, how ever, um, there is this book called modern calligraphy by Molly, super thorough and it has a lot of projects in here when I mentioned that you can, could do some projects to make some extra money, whether it’s for weddings or for something to sell on Etsy.

She has a lot of great ideas in here that I think could be monetized on etsy and people really want. So this is a really great source of unique calligraphy designs that you could do. Um, now she also has a book called the calligraphers business handbook. And this just came out a few months ago. And what I really like about this is most books are just focused on weddings and molly doesn’t focus on weddings. She focuses on all the other different ways that you can make money as a calligrapher, namely working with clients to create logos and unique designs are chalkboards or something else. So that’s really good for this. Versus a wedding calligraphers, again, very, very much in demand. I don’t think you’ll ever have to worry about not having business. People are always getting married, wedding calligraphers, this is Laura Hooper, I’m just Laura Hooper and her sister, Alyssa hooper and the two of them run Lora Hooper calligraphy and they have a lot of great information in here about wedding.

So if you go to her website, she actually tells you exactly what fonts she will write in and she has people pick and so she pretty much has this down to a science I think when it comes to being a wedding calligrapher and not the kind of wedding calligrapher that’s on etsy. Again, there’s nothing wrong with that, but that’s kind of, you just put some examples up and people just pay you versus she has tried to create a system and a process for people if they want to work with her. Uh, so it’s very clearly defined versus I would say she runs the show versus sometimes at the etsy. When you get clients there, they definitely run the show. Other, a fourth place that you can go for information is the modern calligraphy summit that is a virtual summit. I believe they’ve done just two so far.

And the woman in charge of it is, I’m married to a professional baseball player, so when you see her studio, it is pretty much what every calligrapher would have in their studio if they had unlimited access to funds to invest into their studio. So don’t get too overwhelmed with all the assistants and staff that she has an all of the huge equipment because that is probably something you can’t invest in right away. And so make sure to comment below with any resources for a calligraphy as a business that I left out that could be useful to somebody else. All right. I hope that you found that helpful and I will see you guys later. Bye.

 

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UNBOXING Go Love Yourself // Self-Confidence + Positivity Subscription Box for Women https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/14/unboxing-go-love-yourself-self-confidence-positivity-subscription-box/ Mon, 14 May 2018 14:58:00 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1467 The post UNBOXING Go Love Yourself // Self-Confidence + Positivity Subscription Box for Women appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Today I’m unboxing the Go Love yourself Box for Women. I am the opposite of whatever is mystical, woo-woo or has anything to do with chakras. However, I do love positivity and used to be a fan of Gala Darling and her Radical Self Love Bible and Radical Self Love Guides so I thought I’d check out the Go Love Yourself Box for Women.

First, it’s pretty pricey at $49.95 for the Deluxe Box + $8 for shipping. However, I can confirm it came with quite a bit of stuff and while I probably only liked or will use about 2 things from the box, I felt like they made a real effort to provide nice things and not just trinkets or dollar-store items.

But would I ever buy it again? Probably not.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:30 Cost Breakdown + Alternate Pricing for Essentials + their add-on Group Calls
  • 1:04 Packaging
  • 1:23 Welcome Card
  • 1:34 inventory list
  • 1:56 Bar of soap
  • 2:04 Matching Pearl Wristlets
  • 2:26 Buddha Board Mini
  • 2:45 Advertisement for discovery calls
  • 2:55 Bookmark
  • 2:59 Workbook for the included book
  • 3:07 More Advertising
  • 3:16 Book The Gifts of imperfection by Brene Brown
  • 3:21 USB of spiritual pop music
  • 3:29 Paper drawing

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Transcript

Today we’re unboxing at the #goloveyourself box, which is $49.95. So let’s check it out and see if it’s worth it.

Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from Pretty Fabulous and I help online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday. and unboxings like today on Saturdays. Today’s box is $49.95, however they do have a scaled down version called the essentials for $30. And in addition to that, you can also purchase group coaching for $25 a month on their site or on cratejoy. Now these boxes ship out the first of every month, although mine did ship out a little earlier on April 29th and I received it on May second. So that was about three days.

They don’t charge anything for taxes, however they do charge $8 for shipping. Now the cool thing about their site is you can actually buy past boxes, which usually with subscription boxes you can’t. The box came just like this in the mail. It has the logo on the top, there was no extra covering on top of it. It was still here at the bottom, which I cut open with a knife already and it has the mailing label on the bottom, I think else on all of the other side. So let’s go ahead and open it up so it comes with a card and I obviously got this for myself and it says from me to me because I love me and it has a little sticker here that says I says love yourself some tissue paper and the theme for this month was perfectly imperfect and overhear it gives you an inventory of everything that you’re getting in the box as well as the price points in theory and for retail for this.

So we have some packing stuff. So let’s just move this to the side and we have a bar of soap called naked Zan, rose, exfoliating soap. I. These are her pearls I guess in perfectly beautiful. And I knew it from Taleo and it looks like there’s two. So one for you and one for your friend. I think it has directions what to do with your aura where one and give one just like I thought. So you want to tie this parole on your wrist. The next is a Buddha board. Oh my gosh. I love these things. I’ve heard about these things and so open this up.

So we have a 30 minute coaching call with one of these four people. Supposedly it is a new sales call, but let’s be real as anything ever a new sales call. And then we have a bookmark with some quotes from Bernay Brown’s book, the gifts of imperfection. And we have a workbook called the gifts of imperfection, the unofficial workbook from go love yourself. Him about renee, who I think is the person who started this box, another advertisement and Bernay Brown’s book, the gifts of imperfection. I’ve actually never heard of renee brown, so that’ll be interesting. Have zero idea what this is, but it’s pretty heavy. I know you can’t see the weight. Um, separate. It’s a thumb drive. And last we have a just a card of some art that says let go it.

Was this worth the $57 and ninety five cents. I’m going to say probably not for myself, although I did like the box. They didn’t love the box, but it would be a great present for somebody else, especially because you can purchase past boxes and you don’t have to wonder what you’re giving somebody. And if you like some of the items in the box, they actually sell those individually. And of course you can buy them on Amazon. Alright, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of the box and I hope everyone’s having a great weekend or day or whatever. You’re watching this and I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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DIY Workbooks at Home // How to Make Your Own Course Workbooks https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/10/diy-workbooks-at-home-how-to-make-your-own-course-workbooks/ Thu, 10 May 2018 12:38:08 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1464 The post DIY Workbooks at Home // How to Make Your Own Course Workbooks appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Looking to produce your own workbooks at home for your next course, a small gathering, a workshop, a mini-class or even the classroom if you’re a teacher?

Today I’ll share some of my easy methods for DIY Workbooks at Home and how you can make your own course workbooks. This lesson only reviews how to physically produce workbooks.

If you want to learn more about design, then sign up for the Incredible Workbooks Course coming out soon!

TIMESTAMPS

  • 1:00 1 | 3-Ring Binder w/Clear Cover Insert Slots
  • 1:33 2 | Coil Bind them using a Heidi Swapp Cinch
  • 2:06 3 | U-Clamp
  • 2:58 4 | Self-adhesive Photobook (only for small workbooks)
  • 3:46 5 | Stitch Binding
  • 4:35 What to do with a large stitch binding project
  • 5:17 6 | Staple the center

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Transcript

Today we’re going to talk about six different ways that you can diy workbooks at home, and I’m talking about producing them, not actually designing them, just taking the pages that you’ve already created, printing them out at home, and making your own workbooks. Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from Pretty Fabulous and I have online businesses create beautiful digital downloads including workbooks using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday and I do unboxings on Saturday.

Today I’m going to be showing you six different ways that you can create workbooks at home, and I do this if I have a small event or I have a client that maybe just has 10 or 12 people, they don’t really want to spend a lot of money on professional workbooks, especially if they are still working out the contents in want to Beta test them on a first event.

So what can you do at home with some of your own supplies? Now the first one is the easiest one, and that’s simply to put everything into a binder. Now you can buy a binder. I would suggest getting one with one of these plastic covers so you can put your own cover inside. And the same thing with the spine. I wouldn’t worry too much about the back. Um, and then again you can swap pages in and out as needed. You obviously will have to buy your own tab, dividers and whatever system you want. Four tabs. The second method is a little bit more involved in. I talk about this a lot in my planner course and you’ve seen planners like this that have the spiral binding and I would suggest purchasing a heidi swap synch. Now the sense is pretty affordable. I think it’s maybe 100 and something.

You can pick those up at Michael’s or Joann fabrics or purchase them online and they’re really great for helping to create a professional looking workbook that will fly open flat. Not Everybody wants one that has a binding in it. For this one, you’ll obviously have to buy your own thicker card stock for the front and back cover or maybe a chip board that you create in order to make it a little harder and a little bit higher. End. Third method is to use what’s called a you clamp. Now you clamp is going to need two pieces. You’re going to need a cover like this, and the cover is going to be, I don’t know if you can see this, but it’s empty. There’s nothing in here. There’s sort of a divot right here where you would put the clamp and the clamp would go on the inside, and once you have the clamp, it’s going to look.

Once you have a clamp, that’s the smaller one. It’s going to hold those pages in by tension. Just like the chip, the chip clip holds your chip bag close the same thing. You’ll put all the papers in here and they will all be held in by a tension rod and now you have a nice book and the Nice thing about this is it is a hardback and you don’t have to create the hardback on your own and instead what I would do is I would buy stickers and simply just put a sticker on the front as your cover with your logo. The fourth method is to use a cell phone photo book. If you’ve never seen these, these are kind of Nice too because they already come with a cover and you can get them hard bag or a paper soft cover or vinyl cover, but how they work is each page is basically a big sticker.

It’s already been put together and you simply just tear off the adhesive and then you put your page inside. Now this is one that is already done. You can’t even tell. It looks like a regular book and each of these pages was a sticker. So I print these out and then I just laid the page down on top of here. Now I would not recommend this for an eight and a half by 12 work. What book? I would recommend this for a smaller workbook only because it does get a little difficult to line those pages up correctly, and once you take the adhesive off and lay the paper down, you don’t really get a second chance. The fifth method is to simply use what’s called stitch binding. Now, if you’ve never heard of a stitch binding, it is simply taking a needle and thread and actually stitching through the middle of a notebook, so that means that you need to print this entire page out on your printer, lay all the sheets, flats.

You’re going to have to know the right and the left, the right and the left, so you’re going to be have to be very organized. To do this, you’re going to stitch it right down the middle, and then when you close it, it’s going to be a a nice little workbooks, so you will have to stitch through the cover. If you have a sewing machine, a really heavy duty one that’s probably going to work. There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to stitch. She’s at home on your own, um, as well. But I’ve actually always gotten this outsourced. And again, if you’re in my planner course, we go through this a lot more in detail. Now another type of stitch binding to that you’ll notice is if you have many notebooks inhered into one big one. So when you stitch through obviously even the largest, most industrial needle is not going to go through a ton of pages.

So what you will typically see if you look very closely is with stitch binding. There will be a few notebooks within a notebook. So in here I have one, two, three, four stitch bound notebooks that are then put side by side and then glued together as you can see with just this little black spine that’s held all four of them together. And then it’s also holding the cover together. So that’s another idea that you could use for stitch binding if you have a very large workbook. And finally the sixth method is to simply use a staple instead of stitching. So the same thing you were going to print out all of your pages, so you’d have to know the right and the left very clearly, and then you’re going to lay them all on top of each other, bend them in the middle, and right through the middle you’re simply going to put staples.

Now you probably cannot use your home stapler because when you put it in, it’s probably going to stop right here. You’re going to have to get a larger industrial size stapler. Sometimes if you run out to Kinko’s, they will have one that you can just borrow and use onsite. Um, but then you have a very professional looking workbook that was simply stapled together. Alright, so let’s go over what we just learned. First, you could create, use a binder, which I think is the easiest way to create your at home work book. The second is to use the Heidi swaps synch machine. Third is to use a clamp. The fourth is to use a self adhesive photo book. The fifth is to simply stitch the book together. And the fifth one is to staple it. I hope that was helpful and again, all of these look very professional and it’s really just a matter of what your personal preferences and how much work you’re willing to put in because they all are a little easier or difficult depending on how many supplies that you have at home in your house.

If you are interested in learning more about how to design your own workbooks and produce them and deliver them, then make sure to sign up for incredible workbooks. I will leave the link below and in that course will be designing a lot of different layouts, going through event workbooks, Webinar workbooks, coursework bugs programs, and what those look like in each situation. And also we’ll be going over digital workbooks. So if this sounds like something you might be interested in, make sure to sign up for the early bird list. That course we launching very soon. I hope to see in that course and if not I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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How to Design Magazine Covers using Adobe InDesign // Best Magazine Covers https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/07/how-to-design-magazine-covers-using-adobe-indesign-best-magazine-covers/ Mon, 07 May 2018 19:42:37 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1455 The post How to Design Magazine Covers using Adobe InDesign // Best Magazine Covers appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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Learn how to design magazine covers in Adobe InDesign. First, we’ll review some core Magazine Cover Design Principles that professionals all know

TIMESTAMPS

  • 0:43 Overview of what we’ll cover today
  • 1:09 1 | Magazine Covers vs Articles
  • 2:05 2 | There is a set hierarchy for everything on a magazine cover
  • 3:01 How To Choose Fonts
  • 3:55 Choose a singular subject for your image
  • 4:34 Must Haves: Magazine Name Title | Timestamp | Issue No
  • 5:42 Which backgrounds work best: Monocolor neutral or white
  • 7:15 Recap
  • 7:22 RECAP – We covered all| Four Elements of the Perfect Magazine Cover & What To Do BEFORE Part 2 of this lesson – aka Your Homework
  • 7:47 Your Homework: Gather all 4 elements for your cover & choose your fonts Part 2 coming later this month – where we’ll be doing an InDesign walk-through

Part 2 coming later this month – where we’ll be doing an InDesign walk-through

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Transcript (with Timestamps)

Hi everyone and welcome to part one of two on how to create beautiful magazine layouts, using Adobe InDesign. Hi everyone. I’m Lisa, from Pretty Fabulous, and I hope online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using Adobe InDesign. So, if this sounds like you or something you might be interested in, make sure to hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday. I also do unboxings on Saturdays. Today, we’re going to walk through exactly what makes a beautiful magazine layout, and we’re going to go through a ton of examples so that you have an idea of how to create your own magazine cover.

Now, in part one, we are going to go over the major principles of covers versus articles, as well as the four elements that make up a magazine cover. Then, I’m going to give you some homework at the end, so that you can pull together all of your own materials, so that when we jump to part two, you can follow along when we go into the Adobe InDesign tutorial, and you have all of your elements to create a magazine cover using your own branding. All right. So, first, I said we were going to talk about the difference between covers versus articles. The main difference is the way that text interacts with images.

So, on covers, as you can see, here in this example, we have text covering up the image. So typically, when you go to … The same thing happens over here. When you go to an article, instead, what will happen is the text will shape itself around the image like so. This makes for a more interesting layout for magazines. They all look unique, and it also helps entertain you and sort of make the article a little more interesting to read than, say, just a big block of text, versus one that’s broken up like this in a more interesting pattern. So that’s the first thing. The second thing is, let’s talk about the hierarchy of the different elements on a page.

So first, you have the text for the articles is always front and center. So, you’ll notice this is always on top of the image. The second thing is your cover photo. So this picture … I think that’s Kylie Jenner or Kendall Jenner. I’m not sure, but she is then on top of everything else. So, she gets to come second. The third thing that comes into place is your magazine title and the month or the edition, right? Special, special issue. I’ve seen some people label them as first quarter or edition number 579, if they are counting. It’s usually comic books. And then the very last image is the background.

So, let’s go through each of those different elements and what you should think about. So the first is the text, and you basically just need two, possibly three, different fonts, and that is always going to be different than your magazine title, 100%. It should never be the same. These are going to be varying sizes based on just making the text interesting all by itself, because remember, we’re not really playing with the text, with the image. We’re just trying to emphasize different parts. That’s why this ampersand is huge. The rest of these are kind of small, so we’ll eyeball it, and we’ll talk about that more in part two on different rules for sizing the text.

Same thing with the color. So, this says, “20th Anniversary,” in yellow, but the rest is white, because remember, this is a special edition, so these colors kind of match to help that stand out. The next thing you want to think about, after you’ve chosen your fonts, is you want to think about your cover photo. So, usually, a single image does best. Absolutely, positively, do not use a stock image of a styled desktop. That is not going to work well for a magazine cover. You have one subject. It sets the theme for your entire magazine or what your magazine is about or something else. So try to pick one image.

When you try to pick an image, you know, I usually say pick a transparent image, because if you don’t know what background you’re going to be using, this gives you more options. So, we’ll talk about backgrounds last. So the next is the title and month and the issue number. Over here, we can see that this magazine has a month and a year, so you need to decide if you’re going to have a month in a year, or if you’re going to produce this quarterly. So typically, obviously, if you have a month, somebody is expecting a December and then a January and a February and a March issue. If you say, “The quarterly issue,” they’re not going to expect another magazine until the next quarter.

So, something to think about when you are creating magazines, but typically, most people expect a monthly magazine. However, you don’t have to do a monthly magazine. Some people do bimonthly magazines. I know Oxygen. I think they still do a bimonthly magazine, and that’s just normal. Everyone kind of thinks about that. They expect that. When you have bimonthly magazine, it typically comes out about two weeks to one week before that month begins. So, if you have an April-May magazine, it’s going to come out right about now, which is … I’m in about the third week of March. I’m not sure when you’re watching this video.

The next thing that you’re going to think about is your background. So, you’ll notice most of these. Now, these are fashion magazines, but they have a plain background, which you think there’d be something fancy or a lot going on, but you already have so much going on with the text, and this one image, and you’ve overlaid stuff on top of that image that most magazines do not put a very complicated background. It’s just too much. It looks busy. It’s unattractive. It kind of repels people. So, your cover, just like a book cover, should attract people. So you’ll notice a lot of people just use a plain white, and there’s nothing wrong with using a plain white.

And sometimes, they’ll put a little shadow or a little gradient in, but again, plain white is always okay. That’s probably the only time weight is acceptable. I mean, this is a nice pattern that we have going on here, with the light purple and the dark purple. But again, InStyle seems to vary it, right? This kind of went better with her coloring, so sometimes your image, on the front too, can help determine what’s in the back. Now, the exception to this would be … We have traveler magazines, so obviously, it’s travels, and we’re trying to show where our cover model is traveling to. So, the other thing to think about too is we can change these, the titles and the colors, based on your background too. They should always contrast, and we’ll talk about this more when we get into the layout.

But if you have a light … I should say if you have a gray background, you want to make sure a light background, you have a dark title and vice versa. So, that is pretty much it, so let’s just recap, because that’s going to be your homework. First, we learned about the difference between covers versus magazine articles and the way text and images interact. Next, we talked about the hierarchy of order, and we confirmed that the title of the articles comes first, then your image, then the title of the magazine, and last, your background, and your background, like we talked about, could be white.

So, just start thinking about all four of those elements and what fonts you want to use, and then we will start incorporating that in part two. So I will see you back here next week for magazine covers part two. Bye

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UNBOXING Passion Planner 2018 // Rose Gold Eco Cover // Passion Planner Review – Is It Worth It https://prettyfabulousdesigns.com/2018/05/05/unboxing-passion-planner-2018-rose-gold-eco-cover-passion-planner-review-is-it-worth-it/ Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:17 +0000 http://blog.prettyfabulousdesigns.com/?p=1447 The post UNBOXING Passion Planner 2018 // Rose Gold Eco Cover // Passion Planner Review – Is It Worth It appeared first on Pretty Fabulous Designs.

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**** PLANNER GIVEAWAY ****

Who doesn’t love a beautifully embossed Rose Gold Planner? Obviously, not me because I accidentally bought an extra one just for you!

CLASSIC: A4 (8.27”X11.69”)

Note: Monthly and weekly layouts start on Monday.

Also this is a Limited Edition planner, Passion Planner will not be restocking it so this is the last one!

And it comes w/2 Passion Planner circle diecut stickers

  1. Black circle stamp sticker with the Passion Planner logo
  2. Black circle stamp sticker that says Be Happy

And the BEST PART –>> You can re-use the beautifully embossed Rose Gold cover with a built-in elastic strap for 2018 and beyond. The current 2018 Planner can be easily removed & replaced with ANY A4 sized planner.

Wondering whether or not the Passion Planner is worth it? Today we’re unboxing the Passion Planner Rose Gold Eco Cover in A4 size and the plain black Compact Passion Planner in A5 size.

I’ll show what it came in – the packaging – do a complete flip-through of all the pages, talk about pricing and who this planner is best for.

TIMESTAMPS

  • 00:34 1 | What size is the Rose Gold Passion Planner
  • 0:50 2 | What color is the faux leather cover in
  • 0:55 3 | How much did it cost
  • 1:18 The only place they ever mention sales is on IG
  • 1:23 4 | How beautiful + luxurious was the packaging
  • 1:36 I received this free at the Pinners Conference
  • 1:43 5 | Did it come w/stickers or any goodies
  • 1:54 Flip Though
  • 2:04 6 | What’s the difference between the two planners
  • 2:33 7 | Is it spiral or bound
  • 2:58 8 | Why were the Eco Planner Covers discontinued
  • 3:56 9 | What is their Get One | Give One thing all about
  • 4:09 10 | Copyright Page
  • 4:18 11 | What is the Passion Planner CEO up to this year
  • 4:33 12 | Welcome Section + Directions
  • 5:18 13 | Annual At-A-Glance
  • 5:30 14 | Monthly Layout | 2-page spread
  • 6:11 15 | Weekly Layout | 2-page spread
  • 7:00 16 | Monthly Reflection | 2-page spread
  • 8:10 17 | End of the Year Reflection| 2-page spread
  • 8:53 18 | Blank Pages at end | Total of 10
  • 9:10 19 | Gridline Graph Pages After That | 10 Pages
  • 9:24 20 | How long did it take to get delivered
  • 9:41 21 | Who will like this planner
  • 9:54 22 | Is this planner better for men or women
  • 10:13 23 | Was this worth $10
  • 10:18 24 | Is it good for those with large handwriting
  • 10:35 My BIGGEST Pet Peeve when it comes to Planner Layouts
  • 10:45 25 | Would I have paid full price for this
  • 10:53 Comment below on your preference: B&W or Color Planners

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Transcript (with Timestamps)

00:00                                         Today we’re going to be doing a review and unboxing of the passion planner and I have two of them and these are the data 2018 planners and we’re going to go through whether or not I think they’re worth it for what you get. Hi everyone. I’m Lisa from pretty fabulous and I have online businesses create beautiful digital downloads using adobe indesign. So if this sounds like you are something you might be interested in mixture to. Hit the subscribe button below. I post new videos every Monday and Thursday and I do unboxings like today on Saturdays. Now this is the 2018 at classic or rose gold passion planner. It is. The large side is is eight point two seven by 11 point six, nine inches. So it’s pretty hefty in size and in wait. Now this is their limited edition in terms of the color, which means it will not be restocked and it is currently sold out and I was lucky enough to score this for $10 and it’s normally 35, but I suspect they’ll have planners that look just like this but maybe won’t be a.

01:04                                         won’t have this design on them. $10 sounds like a deal except shipping was $8 and taxes were another $2. So this did end up costing almost $20. I believe I received this one for $10 because they had a pop-up sale on instagram and I saw that in, went to their site and as far as packaging, it arrived in just a paper flat rate, a u, s, p, s envelope with nothing else in it. There was no invoice or any sort of packaging. This one normally retails for [inaudible] at right now on their website. They are discounting all dated planners by $10. And I forgot to mention there were two stickers inside of their, uh, be happy sticker and a passion planner sticker that came with this particular planner. This one did not come with any stickers. Now this is the rose gold planner that is no longer available.

01:57                                         And I’ll tell you why in a second. This is there a five planner. And remember these are exactly the same in terms of all the pages are exactly the same. The only difference is the size and the fact that this one, the week start on a Sunday and here the week start on a Monday. I’m, Oh, I’m sorry. The other difference is the elastic band over here. This one doesn’t have one. Uh, it does have a bookmark just like the other one in Greenville for um, but nothing else. And that does help to make it a little less bulky. You can see the passion planner logo here in the front and there’s nothing on the back. And this is a glue binding. I don’t know if you guys can see that along with a stitch binding case. You’re interested in spines and it does have an extra glue protection on the outside.

02:43                                         And another piece of, I shouldn’t say glue tape, um, on the, around the spine now inherent, these were discontinued. And the recent these were discontinued is because what you see here, uh, this is, I believe it’s like a pleather, but the actual planners don’t fit inside properly. So sometimes the covers would be a little bumpy. And that’s because these actually kind of slide in and let me try to slide it out so I can show you. So in theory, you could just keep this cover from year to year and then take this black planner which looks exactly like this planner and swap it out when 2018 is done and replace it with a new planner and still have your pretty cover now. Most covers, I don’t think last that long, so I don’t know why you would do that, but I guess you know, it kind of is following the Franklin Covey model where you keep the outside and then the inside, uh, you can change from year to year or if you want to add different pages for a few, change your mind and you say, Oh, I want this to hold my wedding planner or something like that.

03:49                                         So let’s just go through this page by page so you can see exactly what’s in here. Um, they have this, give one get one, give one. When I first saw that, I was like, oh, I’m going to get two players for the price of one, but you’re not going to get to planners. They’re just simply suggesting that you give a planner away. I’m there. You can put your name, your email, a reward a, this is copyright by and Julia Trinidad, who I believe is the CEO. I did contact them to see if I could do an interview and Juliet Trinidad is on Sabbatical for the next year, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of planner she comes out with between now and 2019 if she’s on sabbatical. Um, but I believe her social media graphic design are still running obviously because I saw this planner on instagram for $10 and that’s how I bought it.

04:40                                         Uh, so how will you benefit from your passion planner? And over here they talk about a fresh start. She has a little welcome section and some social media icons. She talks about your passion roadmap and then she talks about creating your plan, adding specifics. Um, so basically just doing some goal setting. This talks about how the planners set up and all of the great things on why you should plan and then they have a small little sort of weekly layout example over here. Again, everything in these planters is black and white, so there’s absolutely nothing in color. A, she has [inaudible] and 19 and then she has holidays as well as some space for you to write and whenever she gives you space to write, she calls it the space of infinite possibilities, which I liked. It’s very positive and we go right into January and I’m just going to show you January because all of the months basically followed the same format.

05:37                                         Um, she’s talking over here about this month’s focus. People to see places to go, not to do lists, which I guess could be, don’t smoke. I’m tote, eat candy or something like that. Over here, a personal projects and due dates and then other projects and then work projects and due dates. And then over here, break it down, create a mind map of this month’s game changer. So it looks like she also puts in gray the, instead of leaving these blank, she’ll put the dates for the alternate months. I’m now here, we get into our weekly layout. And remember again, I did the Monday through Friday layout. You could have started these layouts on Sundays. She gives you that option whenever you purchase a planner, uh, to have it go Sunday through Saturday instead. So over here at the top left, we have this week’s focus, good things that happen and then she gives you a quote and then she just kind of gives you a little advice, which I believe it changes.

06:38                                         That’s right. It changes from week to week. Same thing again, here’s your to do list top priorities, priority and errands. Um, so kind of your ABC list, these are work related things. And then again, some blank space for you to, to write. Um, so each week follows that exact same format. And when you get to the end of the month over here, she has a two page spread on weekly reflection. And here she’s asking what was the most memorable part of this past month? Describe it. What were the three biggest lessons you’ve learned in this past month review planner for the past month and assess your priorities? Are you happy with how you spend your time? If not, what steps can you take next month to adjust them? Over here on the right, how are you different between this past month and the month before? What or who are you especially great for for this past month named three things you can improve on this upcoming month?

07:34                                         What are contrary actions you can take to work towards these improvements and from a scale of one to 10, how do you feel overall about this past month and of the month checklist? Highlight your accomplishments, reform, set checkpoints, so this goes along with the passion roadmap and her steps on how to sort of give yourself a yes or no for the month. Now, February again, I said every month is exactly the same, so we won’t really go into that a, this will just be kind of a rinse. Would I call rinse and repeat? So let’s just jump ahead to the end of the year. So this is December and then she has what’s called the end of the year of the year reflection. So from one to 10, how do you feel overall about this past year? What advice would you give yourself at the beginning of the year? What were the biggest lessons you learned this past year?

08:25                                         What is one way to incorporate these lessons into your life? Review your planner for the past year and assess your priorities. Are you having to how you spend your time? If not, what steps can you take next year to adjust them? How are you different between this year and the last? Who or what or who are especially grateful for this past year? It named three things you can improve on next year. What are concrete actions you can take to work towards these improvements? So these questions pretty much mimic the questions that you’ve already answered for the month. Um, and then she gives you some blank pages and I’m going to say these are about one, two, three.

09:01                                         So that’s about 10, 10 blank pages. And then she gives you about 10 pages with grid lines on them. And then we have designed in California, printed in China and overhear seal of approval, hand inspected by somebody. I’m in San Diego, passion planner, promise. And this is probably why this came so quickly. I’m located here in San Diego. I was going to say this, this got to my house probably a few days after I ordered it even though it was us mail. And that is it. So overall I think if you like putting a lots of color in your planner, you’re going to like this one because it’s black and white. So it doesn’t really seem very intrusive. I would say this planner is actually very masculine to me. So if you’re a man, obviously it’s all black. I put that sticker on there. It has a green bookmark even.

09:56                                         So the fonts, the colors, the blocky layout, very manly, uh, which is fine. I think it’s very gender neutral. So I think if you’re a dude, you would love this planner or somebody who likes using lots of colors and wants them to help stand out against a black and white background. But overall this was definitely worth the 10. This was definitely worth free for picking it up. There’s not enough space in here for me to write the dates that I would because I do write very big so it’s not big enough and even this one which is bigger and this one doesn’t, doesn’t really leave me a lot of space. They’re trying to add a lot of extra things here. I have way more things to do for the week that I would ever fit on here. I would actually prefer a second page for me.

10:38                                         There’s just not enough white space in this planner to get my stuff down, but that’s probably just me. This was definitely worth the $10. I don’t know if I would’ve paid full price plus the shipping because that would’ve been another time. So that would have been $45 for this planner. Comment below and let me know. Do you prefer a black and white planner or do you or do you prefer the more colorful layouts? And as I said, their CEO is on sabbatical for a year so it’ll be interesting to see if their designs and patterns for next year are exactly the same. Or if she comes back to you change those. Alright, I will see you guys next week. Bye.

 

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