Monthly Archives: December 2016

3 Unique Print Activities to Preserve your 2016 Memories

In just a few more days, the year 2016 will have officially become part of history and we’ll be welcoming a new year ahead.  While most of us are busy writing down our New Year’s Resolutions and planning our goals for 2017, it’s always a good idea to stop and reflect on the things that have happened this 2016.

The end of the year is a celebration of the completion of a period in our lives.  What better way to celebrate 2016 than to preserve the memories we have gained, so we can always be reminded of the love, laughter, and life that we had this year?

Here are some free printable ideas that will help you preserve your memories in style.

1 – Photo Coasters

PHOTO: PopSugar.com | These photo coasters would definitely liven up any meal. They’re also a great personalized gift idea!

Make your meals more memorable with these personalized photo coasters idea from PopSugar.com.  This DIY project costs less than $5 to make.  These coasters is also a great gift idea, for those of you who hasn’t finished their Christmas shopping!

2 – Picture Frame Luminaries

PHOTO: ThatsWhatCheSaid | Brighten up any room in your home with these Picture Frame Luminaries!

You can brighten up any room – literally and figuratively – with this creative project.  Take your memorable photos and turn them into a picture frame luminary that you can pretty much display anywhere in your house.  You can even use it as a photo nightlight in your child’s room!

3 – Scrapbook

PHOTO: LovePaperCraft.com | Nothing but a good old fashioned scrapbook to keep memories creatively preserved!

Despite the development of digital innovations, which allow people to preserve their cherished photos online, people will always have a soft spot for good old scrapbooks!  Although somewhat tedious (compared to selecting photos for a Photobook), the scrapbook allows your creativity to break loose and add just a tiny bit of your personality into each page.  You can even add little mementos or souvenirs from travels in your scrapbook to fuel your memories further.

LovePaperCrafts.com offers many beautiful printable scrapbook embellishments to choose from!

These are just 3 ways that you can preserve and enjoy your 2016 memories.  The internet is a goldmine of creative ideas that are quite easy to do.  All you need is the right supplies, hardware, and a creative mind and you’re well on your way to creating beautiful 2016 memoirs that you can display in your home!

Organize Your Life this 2017 with these FREE Printables

Thinking about the start of a new year is like being an artist staring at a blank canvass or a writer with a blank sheet of paper.  You find a sense of excitement in the endless opportunities that it offers and you can’t wait to start filling it with your thoughts and design.

But before you start planning what to do this 2017, you need to first de-clutter your life.  You need to make room in your life for the opportunities and blessings that you wish to achieve this coming year.  It’s more than just “out with the old and in with the new”, de-cluttering your life means removing anything that’s unnecessary or impeding your progress.

De-cluttering your personal life – your thoughts, emotions, and perceptions – can be quite overwhelming.  The good news is that you can start by organizing the things around you.  Get rid of unnecessary items in your home, organize your work desk, catalog your books.  We’re sure that there is a lot of things that you can start with.

Here are some of our favorite free printables that we hope can help you in organizing your life this 2017:

Printable Calendars

Time is precious.  Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year, yet most people will tell you that they “don’t have enough time.”

You can start organizing your life by focusing on time – specifically, your schedule.  If you can map out activities and tasks ahead of time, you will be able to manage your time more efficiently.

PHOTO: LollyJane.com | Keep track of your meetings, events, and activities through these 50+ free printable calendars

Sometimes it can be hard to find a calendar design that you like and there are also those times that you want to be creative and have different designs per month.  Unfortunately, the calendar designs in stores can be limited and you can’t swap or change the designs for each month and this is precisely why printable calendars have become a more popular choice.

Printables for Binders and Planners

Women seem to be more inclined to using binders, and planners to get things organized.  And why not?  They are very useful tools to keeping track of monthly, weekly, and daily activities – not to mention your budget, tasks, and fun stuff like storing keepsakes.

PHOTO: TheGraciousWife.com | These home management binder printables are perfect for busy moms

We just love these Home Management Binder printables from TheGraciousWife.com.  We’re sure that moms would love this and it can definitely help them out since moms are some of the best multitaskers around.  The Home Management binder includes inserts for calendar, to-do list, budget, weekly meal planner and more.

If you just want a regular planner, Eliza Ellis is offering free printable planner designs on her blog.  Her printable Irma weekly planners come in 9 layouts and 6 color schemes that you can choose from.

PHOTO: Eliza Ellis | Customize your planner or binder with these free printables from ElizaEllis.Blogspot.com.au

One thing we hate about planners is that some of the pages or inserts just don’t seem appropriate and are left unused.  These printable planner layouts and designs allow you to customize your planner to suit your needs.  It’s also a more environment-friendly option since you can re-use the binder or case of existing planners and simply replace the contents each year.

These are just some of the free printables that we found – and fell in love with – online.  As much as we would like to share all of it, one blog post just wouldn’t be enough.  Thankfully, there’s Pinterest!  Feel free to check our printables board, because we have more printables available there.

And before you start with your printing adventure, it’s important to make sure that your printer is stocked up and in proper shape.  This will save you a lot of time and effort.  InkTonerStore.com has a wide range of ink and toner cartridges to choose from at budget-friendly rates.  You don’t even need to step out of your home to stock up on printing supplies because you can just order on our website and have the items shipped to you.

3 Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year

The coming of a new year can stir up mixed emotions in people. There are those who feel sad or regretful about the year that has passed. Some choose not to care and proceed with business as usual. But the majority welcome the new year with eagerness and hope.

It can’t be denied that there is a hint of sadness that comes with the end of the year. It reminds us of how limited our time really is. It also allows us to look back at the things we’ve done and analyze how to make things better for the upcoming year. And we want to help you do just that.

We want to help you start the new year right!

Here are some tips that we’ve put together, along with the tools that can help you along the way.

1 – SMART GOALS

When we say SMART, we’re not just referring to your level of intelligence. This is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. It is a guide intended for setting objectives and goals in a project management perspective. But who says you can’t use it in real life?

Creating SMART goals will help you turn that list of New Year’s Resolutions into reality. This is because you need to treat these goals seriously. You are more likely to accomplish a descriptive goal than a general one.

PHOTO: MyLoveforWords.com | Don’t just create any goals… create SMART goals!

Emily of MyLoveforWords.com has a blog devoted to creating SMART goals and she put together some free printables to help you do it!

2 – MOTIVATE YOURSELF DAILY!

Life is tough. We’re sure that we don’t need to remind you of this fact because you experience this every day. This is precisely why you need to pull yourself together and encourage yourself – DAILY!

Motivation is like bathing. You’ve got to do it every single day.
– Zig Ziglar

You cannot rely on other people to pat you on the back or tell you that things will be better. You need to focus on achieving your goals and keep your passion going.

How do you do this?

PHOTO: SkinnyMom.com | Stock up on Motivational Quotes and feel free to design your home with them to keep you inspired throughout 2017

You can start by creating a positive environment in your home or office. These inspirational prints by Skinny Mom is a good way to start. In her post, she provides 60 quotes that you can download for free. Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

3 – VISUALIZE YOUR JOURNEY

PHOTO: HouseFullofSunshine.com | Keep a Vision Board in your work area to keep you aligned with your goals throughout the year.

In Neil Gaiman’s keynote address to the University of the Arts graduates of 2012, he shared how he visualized his goal as a mountain. He said that when he was not sure what to do, “I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain.”

Visualization is believed to be one of the most powerful mental activities a person can do. Most people, who believe in the law of attraction, think that: “When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the universe.”

Realistically, visualization helps you in achieving your goals. You need to know where you are going and where you are now, so you can plan how to get to your destination. Just like Neil Gaiman did.

And what better way to do that than through a VisionBoard?

A Vision board, helps you put your ideas together. Sometimes, it’s hard to connect the dots when things are all just jumbled up in your head so this helps you put the pieces of the puzzle together. And the vision board will help you do just that.

Start your vision board with these free printables from AHouseFullofSunshine.com and then let your creativity take over!

These 3 tools and tips will help you in starting your year right.  On top of helping you in mapping out your goals, they will also let your creative side break loose, which is always a good thing.

Your printer will be one of your buddies in these creative projects, so make sure to keep it properly maintained and stocked with the right ink and toner supplies.  InkTonerStore.com is offering a 15% discount this December for purchase on all our ink and toner products.  Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY16 at the checkout when you make a purchase.

We hope that you enjoyed these tips just as much as we did!  We will be sharing some more free printables on the next blog, so stay tuned for that!

 

Make the Season Memorable with these Free Christmas Printables

December is one of the most magical seasons in the year. It’s that one month in the year when everything seems bright and wonderful. And it’s not just because of the colorful lights and decorations that adorn our homes, buildings, and communities. This season simply brings out the best in people.

Christmas is also one of the most expensive holidays, especially if you have a lot of people on your Christmas list and for those who want to invest in Christmas decorations. The good news is that technology – the internet and printers, to be exact – have made it infinitely easier for everyone to make the most out of this holiday without making a strain on your budget!

Since it’s the season for giving, InkTonerStore.com has put together this list of free Christmas printables, that will help you make this Christmas more meaningful for you and your loved ones – and your wallet, too!

  1. Christmas Decorations

    Courtesy of www.itsalwaysautumn.com

    Christmas decorations don’t always need to be sparkly. In fact, this collection of 20 beautiful and modern free Christmas prints from www.itsalwaysautumn.com will help you maintain that minimalist and elegant feel that you’re after.

    The best thing about this type of decoration is that it’s reusable and you can use resources you have at home, such as a frame, paper, and your trusty old printer. Once the Christmas season is over, you can always re-use the frame and keep the printed material for next Christmas. It’s as easy as that!

  2. Christmas Labels

    Image courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

    A personalized Christmas label makes a Christmas gift even more meaningful because it tells you that the giver has put much thought and effort into your gift. You can, of course, design your own using Canva or other image editors, but if you are pressed for time, here are some printable holiday mailing labels from the Today’s Creative Life team.

  3. Christmas CardsMaking your own Christmas cards is pretty much the oldest trick in the book. We’ve been doing it since we were kids as school projects and it’s one of the first things that come to mind when you think of personalized Christmas items.

    Color-It-Yourself Christmas Cards from www.we-are-scout.com

    Adult coloring books were quite popular this 2016. Studies have revealed that coloring can reduce stress, so it’s now something that is enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Why not lessen your stress this December by coloring your own Christmas cards? The team from We Are Scout have put together a set of 8 Colouring Christmas Cards that you can use for this project.

By now, your mind is probably swirling with ideas. Pinterest, alone, has so much free printable Christmas items for you to choose from! But before you embark on this meaningful DIY project, make sure that you are ready, so your creative streak won’t be cut off because you need to rush out for materials.

These projects will give your printer a workout, so make sure that you have enough ink on your toner and cartridge for your project. InkTonerStore.com has a wide range of ink and toner cartridges for different printers. You can order from our website and have it delivered right to your doorstep. You can easily save up to 85% on your ink and toner cartridges, which you could use for more Christmas projects!