Friday, April 29, 2016

    And the gold medal for procrastination goes to…. Drum roll… Me
    Every week  I tell myself I’ll share progress  and shop updates just to keep myself motivated, and every week I somehow end up disappointing myself. Freebie Friday is the only thing I can’t get myself to skip. Probably because it feels like I'm letting someone down or breaking a special promise  made. At least I'm responsible with a side of slightly paranoid.
Since the last few weeks I've been concentrating on pintables for 6 ring planners (kikkik, filofax, Webster’s pages etc.), I decided to go Erin Condren this time. Maybe I should think of a rotating schedule for  those. It would be a bit more fair. What do you think? Maybe a three week rotating schedule between ring planner, Erin Condren and graphic element posts?  Let me know in a message or an email.
    This week I felt like using peachy pink undertones, but wasn't quite feeling the overwhelming pinkness I ended up with. Something soft with a bit of an edge seemed like a much better choice.  I honestly like the colour scheme I eventually chose: peachy pinks and dark blue. It’s very elegant, feminine and strong.

You learn new things every day. While I was googling shades of blue to make an accurate description of this sticker set, I learned that it looks closest to the colour called Yale blue, because it’s associated with Yale University.
    Yale Blue: Hex  #00356B, CMYK (100, 50, 0, 58), RGB (0, 53, 107)

Another thing I learned today is that  Microsoft  Word does not recognize the verb “to Google” as an actual verb.
So Here we go this time
Freebie Friday #5: Free printable planner stickers sized perfectly for Erin Condren life planners in pink and Yale blue (still childishly amused for knowing the name for this color).


Freebie Friday #4

Friday, April 15, 2016

    The weeks are flying by way too fast. We're halfway through April. Which to be fair is hard to notice if you live in Canada. We had snow last week for the love of everything. Spring , where art thou?
    So it's Friday again. Hello hello my freebie lovers.
I've been a busy bee this week work and trying to get all ideas organized. See, my problem is I have too many and it's hard to keep track of them, let alone figure out which ones are worth working on and which ones should be just let go of. The worst part is when I get a seemingly good idea and it seems familiar. Wait, I thought of this months ago, never wrote it down, never brainstormed to see the prospects or shortcomings and eventually forgot about it. I wonder how many good one's are there lost in the horrifying quicksands of my short term memory. In my defence, I'm juggling too many things at a time: a full time job, this blog, my etsy shop and a few other project that I like to keep separate from this (incognito identity and stuff...hmm maybe I'm a superhero..who knows.

So for this Freebie Friday number four I've got a continuation of last week's post.
This time it's a free printable planner insert to do list for set up in the same size (A5) and same colour scheme (4 pastel colors). Let's make it a set. it will tie in with your regular planner page nicely.
Suitable for all a5 size planners like Filofax, Kikkik , webster's Pages etc.

What you get it a A4 or letter page set up to host two mildly varying pages in the same color. Total of five A4 pages which make ten A5 lists.  Ok, let's leave the math behind now.
The lists are divided into
-Priorities list
-A general  to do list
-Shopping list

Just download the file here
printable free A5 planner TO DO list

Print full scale(100% or fit to page) and cut along the dotted line. If you need a different size feel free to leave me a comment and I'll do my best to accommodate.

Hope you like it.

If you want to see what else is going on in my papierre life, the shop, my process or get new freebies follow this blog or my instagram @winged_graphics.

And Tune in this Tuesday for a pretty cool tutorial I plan to prepare this weekend.
Bye for now

A little girl with big dreams

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Let me tell you a little secret. Once upon a time in a land far away there was a little girl who  wanted to be a fashion designer.  It started with paper dolls and fancy wardrobes. First they were little girl dolls that practically owned my wardrobe, once I grew up a bit they turned into a bit more Barbish figures, for the lack of a better word, that  had dresses drawn for them inspired by latest MTV video trends. Somewhere in my mid teens , after dropping the cut out dolls, I started taking interest in red carpet events and evening gowns. I was constantly running around with sketchbooks full of little fashion drawings of from fancy gowns to casual outfits.
   And then, to be honest,  I do not know what happened. I guess  I heard one too many times that it’s not a feasible career to pursue and it’s a waste of my very technically inclined brain. Eventually I just gave up, after all those were people who knew better, right?

Don’t get me wrong at this point in life I truly cannot imagine myself in the shoes of a fashion designer. it's not a job or lifestyle I am cut out for. Sometimes I just wish I wasn't redirected into a path of not so right educational choices till I landed somewhere I belonged. I  love my job  it’s the perfect compromise for my technical brain and visual mind. Things did work out in the best scenario that was available. Design and illustration are still very much my biggest passions right next to literature.

    Why did I get into all this? Well I started working on fashion sticker set for my shop and got totally carried away.

 Something inside me snapped back into that little fashion designer mode.   This was probably the most fun I had working on new shop items. Surprise-surprise it still has some undeniable charm for me and I had an amazing time working on those. Give me some watercolors and india ink and let me lose on a deserted island.

So here we go a tribute to that little girl and her sketchbook. And off course I couldn't stop myself from using it as soon as I could.


Friday, April 8, 2016

I've skipped a  Friday or two. Sorry …sorry…
Well in my defense one was a statutory holiday. How does this apply to blogging?
I'm not quite sure, to be honest. Just a rookie blogger trying to come up with an excuse and  using every argument I can come up with.  Off with her head.
Well enough with this. 

Here we go

Freebie Friday #3 YAY! (insert fireworks, drum-roll, a mini parade or awkward silence at your own convenience).

So  what do I have for you this week? Free printable  A5 weekly planner inserts in 5 colours: cool grey, baby blue, light coral, green and lavender. I guess it qualifies as a pastel set. The set is just perfect for filofax , kikkik or any ring planner of the equivalent size (I have my heart set on one from Webster's pages).

So this is how we do it. 

  • ·         Download here 

  • FREE PRINTABLE A5 planner inserts in 5 colours

  • ·         Print to Letter size paper(or A4 if you're not in North America) at full size (100% or fit to page)
  • ·         Trim along the dotted grey line in the middle
  • ·         Voila!
  • ·         Not a  mandatory step follow Winged_graphics on instagram or follow my blog. Thank you J
I made them in A5 since it seemed to be the preferred size by most. If you like the spreads and would like them in personal size 
Don't panic and carry a towel
and by that I mean leve me a comment and i will do my best to make a size variation soon.

    if you know where the quote abobe came from, you're awesome. If not I'm pretty sure you're still awesome but I highly recommend  you to  read The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy by Dougla Adams. I promise you won't be disappointed

P.S. I'm open to suggestions for future freebies just email me or leave a comment and check out my etsy store