Father’s Day Questionnaire + FREE PRINTABLE

Free 2016 Father's Day gift idea from the kids: Father's Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable at StampinFool.com

Father’s Day Questionnaire + FREE PRINTABLE

Happy Monday, Fools!  Thanks for stopping by the blog. I just realized we are only a week out from Father’s Day and that means I have scrambling to do in order to be ready for it.

I mentioned earlier last month (definitely on Instagram and here) we are on a no spend binge, the goal being to pay off student loans (I mean a lot- i.e., law school loans) earlier than the 30 year term that will never fully pay them. Keeping with the budget, we have eliminated pricey gifts.  They don’t mean anything anyways. I’m sure it’s nice to buy someone a car, or computer, or $1200 watch as a gift, but it is not more meaningful than something inexpensive and heartfelt. For our anniversary, I shared a detailed tutorial on Transferring Photos to Wood and it turned out amazing!

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Father’s Day 2016

Keeping with our theme of saving money and paying down these astro loans, I started thinking about how I would make Father’s Day happen.  Full disclosure: I begged to build in $25 spending money each week and that allows me to buy assorted things as needed. {For Mother’s Day, I found plates on sale at Target for $34.95. Winning!}. As for Father’s Day, I know exactly what I will buy to add to this handmade gift all under $25.00.

Father’s Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable

I’ve done a lot of talking and no showing, so are you ready for the Father’s Day Questionnaire? Here’s a preview of the questionnaire {Don’t save the photo, the full  copy is Free below}.  Are those mustache’s cute or what?!?!?  I love the watercolored look.

I took the time to compile the best Father’s Day questions which should elicit funny & cute answers from your little ones. So, go ahead and click the link below to print your copy and go over it with your kids.  Make sure you snap a photo of their answers and email it to me, comment with your favorite answer, or post it on Instagram with the hashtag #SFfathersday.


Free 2016 Father's Day gift idea from the kids: Father's Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable at StampinFool.com

I can’t wait to see your answers!

Free 2016 Father's Day gift idea from the kids: Father's Day Questionnaire + FREE Printable at StampinFool.com

Hello December & Project Life: Documenting December Daily Guide

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Hello December & Project Life: Documenting December Daily Guide

Hello December!  It’s here, it has arrived.  December is upon us.  Are you ready for Christmas?  This year we will be documenting our December favorites with a December Daily photo album using the Project Life Hello December 2015 kit of journaling cards & accessories.

To help you get started I came up with a list of 31 ideas for things you can document each day to share how you celebrate December. You can deviate from this list by all means, but it is a great starting point if this is your first round of December Daily.  I’ll give you the down low really quickly so that you know what it’s all about.

But first, I’ll show you my December Album and the first page.


December Daily 2015 Album Cover  at StampinFool.com

For the cover, I stamped Flurry of Wishes in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White powder.  I added wood cut stars and framed a Journaling Card from Hello December Project Life cards.  I used the trio corner punch for detail.  After adding a few sequins, both gold and silver, I finished the album off with a gold cording bow and Red pom pom trim.  Love it!

For the inside cover, I used my Heidi Swapp Minc to gold foil a border around the 6×8 page and our name and date.

December Daily 2015 first page at StampinFool.com

December Daily 2015 first page at StampinFool.com

December Daily 2015 first page at StampinFool.com

WHO?  You!  Document what YOU and your kids, grandkids, family, friends, & neighbors do throughout December.

WHAT?  What are your favorite things, what traditions do you have, what is your favorite Christmas movie, wrapping paper, Xmas eve routine, gift, decoration, coffee flavor?  Document it.  You will love looking back  and remembering the special things December holds.  And, the even bigger bonus is that your children and grandchildren will love looking at it too. My little is only 3 and he LOVES looking at my Project Life albums with photos of our family, vacations we took, his birthday, newborn photos- it’s so sweet to see the joy it brings!

WHERE & WHEN?  In a simple 6 x 8″ Project Life Album, right now.  Ok, I have to admit, we are really busy, so I don’t always document each day on that particular day, but each day I take time to check off a photo from the LIST I have made for what I will document.  Then when I get a chance (usually on the weekend), I can print the photo, journal on the card and slip it into the album.

WHY?  Why not! I absolutely love documenting our life.  The little things that mean so much will bring JOY for years to come.  Each time we look back we see how things have changed, how some things have stayed the same and become tradition.  For us, it is decorating the tree and house, cooking a Christmas Eve ham, and drinking fake sparking champagne. I want to remember that. I want to see it in color.  I want my little one to see it.  I want it to be a legacy after I am gone.

HOW?  It is so incredibly easy to document December.  Grab a Project Life album, journaling pens, page protectors & cards and you’re half way done. The other half is taking photos as you go and jotting down your thoughts, ideas, memories, funny quotes, favorites things and the things that make you smile.  You can follow along here for ideas.  My list of 31 things is a great place to start if you don’t know what specifically to document.  It may seem insignificant, but are memories insignificant?  No, they are priceless.


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Here is your free December Daily 31 Prompts for 2015 printable.  To download it, right click and hit save.
This is an 8.5 x 11″ download which you can use to follow along and document December. Enjoy!
Documenting December Daily 2015 prompts at StampinFool.com
One more printable for you:
Here is the 2015 December Daily printable that you can add to your Project Life album behind the title page so that you have a record of your daily prompts.  It is 6 x 8″ and fits perfectly into the 6×8 album for December Daily and color coordinates with the Hello December journaling cards.
Documenting December Daily 2015 prompts at StampinFool.com
I hope you enjoyed todays post & I can’t wait to see what you make.  Tell me what you think- post a comment below and let me know if you are loving the Project Life blogs as much as I am!
Documenting December Daily 2015 prompts at StampinFool.com

Budget Buster: Free Monthly Expense Tracker


As well as crafting, I enjoy making spreadsheets and printables.  I like going over my budget (probably in too much detail, too often). Actually, I am a little neurotic about it. So, here’s the good news: I made a printable budget sheet to share with you.

Here is a preview of what it looks like. (Don’t right click and save this one because it isn’t the full version).

Check out the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper across the top.  You can use My Digital Studio to add color to any project. I love the scallop design.

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What is it:

It is a basic household expense tracker that will help you ensure your recurring monthly obligations are paid on time for the entire year.  It lists the name of the expense, the amount, and the due date.  In addition, the initial of each month of the year is listed in a column at the top.

How to use it:

To get the most out of this printable, put it in a binder, at the very front.  Start by listing each monthly expense, adding ones that are specific to your needs and skipping ones that don’t apply to you.  Each month when you balance your account, or when you are mailing out checks (or paying online) check off that month.  List things that are on automatic debit and the date they debit just to remind yourself to 1) make sure they actually came out of your account, 2) make sure you have enough money for them to clear 3) remind yourself to use the service if you are paying for it (gym membership, subscription, etc.) or cancel it if you aren’t getting use out of it.

How to get it:

Alright, for the fun part I have create a few options for you:

#1 Monthly Expenses (with generic bill listing): Monthly Bills

#2 Monthly Expenses- Blank (you’ll have to write everything in): Monthly Bills_Blank

#3 Monthly Expenses Word Doc* (type in your own expenses): Monthly Bills_Blank

*If you do not have the same fonts installed your document may look different.

Just click the links to open and download the PDF files.  Enjoy them, pin them, share them with a friend, but don’t forget to use them!

Happy crafting & budgeting!



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