March 2017 Newsletter

 

Hello Friends

It is already the first day of March and I am asking myself where February did go.

The weather has been dreadful here in Germany (gray, cold and rainy) and, unfortunately, it has a great influence on my mood. I did not get even the half done of my to-do list for this month so I guess I should keep this newsletter short and sweet and try to get something done!

This month I have one of my favorite sets of journaling cards to date to share with you. It is called “My City” and you can pair them with photos taken around your town or during vacations.  Just sign in for the newsletter here to download the cards.

If you post a photo of your project using my journaling cards on Instagram please tag it with #baersgartendesigns. I would love to see it!

If you are looking for some scrapbooking inspiration, I wanted to share three blog posts I wrote this past month:

I also published a new class on Skillshare. It is called “Travel Scrapbooking: Bring your Journal and Photos to Life” and in the class I show you how do I have been preserving my most treasured travel moments using a simple notebook, a pen and my camera. I also talk about different ways to scrapbook your travels when you are back home.

You have to first register to Skillshare to watch it. You can try any classes for one entire month for free and cancel your membership if you decided to not stay. I think it is a pretty sweet deal as there are thousands of cool classes to take there. I am actually quite obsessed with hand lettering and faux calligraphy. Perhaps is this the reason I do not get anything done? LOL

Wishing you a sunny and warm March, take care

Iara

 

 

 

 

 

February Love Free Journaling Cards for Project Life and Scrapbooking

It is already February and time for a new journaling cards freebie! I did this month’s set matching to the January freebie, Welcome 2016. I could not resist and added one of my favorite’s Winnie Pooh quotes to one of the cards 🙂

February Love Journaling Cards Freebie

 

If you don’t want to miss freebies and updates be sure to add my blog to your blog reader, or follow Baers Garten Designs on Facebook and Instagram.

 

BGD-February-Preview

download the free February Love printable journaling cards here

 

And it also time for an update on my Etsy shop. This month I finally tackled a project that was on my to-do list for a long time: I added some new sets and new colors to the Ledger Journaling Cards collection.

Journaling Cards Ledger

Ledger Set 1

Each set is now available in blue, gray, pink and sand. So many possibilities!

This is how sets 2 and 3 looks like:
Ledger printable journaling cards

Ledger Set 2

Ledger printable journaling cards

Ledger Set 3

You receive 5 journal cards, size 4×3″, saved as individual JPG files and 2 ready to print PDF files with the cards – The PDF files are A4 and US Letter size. I also updated all previous journaling cards sets available in the shop and added Letter and A4 size printables to all of them!

Ledger printable journaling cards
I also bundled all the new cards in an awesome deal: all 12 sets, Ledger 1, Ledger 2 and Ledger 3, in 4 colors: gray, blue, pink and sand for only $9.90.

Journaling Cards Ledger

Ledger sets 1, 2 and 3 bundle

Thank you for stopping by today and have a lovely February!

 

Welcome 2016 FREE printable journaling cards

I just started my Project Life 2016 album and was in the need of some journaling cards for the first page. I could not find what I wanted so I did a set of cards and you can also download them for your own projects below:

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BGD-welcome2016-Preview

download the free Welcome 2016 printable journaling cards here

As a big believer of new starts and new year resolutions I decided to re-arrange and re-decorate my Etsy shop and bundle the previous journaling cards I designed through 2015 in two fantastic bundles:

Journaling Cards Bundle

Printable Journaling Cards Bundle

The “Printable Journaling Cards Bundle INSTANT DOWNLOAD Project Life Cards” includes 36 of my previous sets of journaling cards for your scrapbooking layouts and project life albums. Print those again and again for multiple projects! These cards are such a great $ value! The bundle include some best sellers as the Travel Set 1 and the Happy Memories Set YAH!

These journaling cards sets were previously sold for $2.00 or $2.50 and now you get the bundle for only $9.90. That’s a fantastic deal!

Be sure to visit my Etsy Shop and check all the previews to see everything that is included. This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD item, so the journaling cards will be available for download right after purchase. Just click on the order number, them in the “view your files” link and download them!

Journaling Cards Christmas Bundle

Printable Journaling Cards Christmas Bundle available HERE

The other bunde is the “Printable Journaling Cards Christmas Bundle INSTANT DOWNLOAD Project Life Cards” and includes 5 of my previous sets of journaling cards for your Christmas Projects! There is a total of 50 cards in this download!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Freebie and sale!

Saturday, May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day but I am kicking out the celebrations today!

There is a new freebie for you and it is cute!

*update* this mini kit and journaling cards were available on my Facebook page but due to the changes in the facebook layout, the app that I used to share the freebies is not working anymore. So I’ll be sharing this mini kit and all the next freebies here in the blog and will post a link on Facebook. So you can either follow the blog (I use Bloglovin to read all the blogs I follow ;)- or like the Baers Garten Designs Facebook Page to get the latest news and the latest freebies.

Just click on the image to download 🙂

 

One fine day Mini kit freebie

 

It has been a while since I designed a kit and I had so much fun! I am so in love with these colors and with flamingos 🙂 The journaling cards come in JPG files for digital scrappers and as a ready to print PDF 😉 Hope you enjoy it!

But before I leave for today – our niece is celebrating her 18th birthday and we are travelling to Frankfurt – I have something for you 😉

 

NSD2015

 

Yes, I am having a sale on my Etsy digital store. Be sure to stop by if you have something on your wish list. Next sale is only on Black Friday!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy NSD weekend!

Barnyard Farm Birthday Party

I was thinking about fall birthday party themes that can be used for boys and girls birthdays and this week I decided to work on a barnyard party.

I love how it turned out!

These barnyard farm party printables are perfect for a fall party!

 

Barnyard Farm

 

Just a close look for you to see the cute centerpieces!

 

Barnyard Farm Party printables

 

As always, there is a matching invitation that you can personalize to your needs.

 

Barnyard Farm

 

I could not help myself and started pinning inspiration images for the barnyard farm party! These are my favorites:

 

 

Barnyard Farm inspiration board

 Photo credits:  The party fairy on Etsy // Pinterest // Karas Party Ideas  //  Caramel Cookie

 

And just because I am so in love with these party printables I also did a journaling cards set for all of us who are not celebrating fall birthdays 😉 Did I tell you that this set of journaling cards is ready to download at the Baers Garten Facebook Page? And that is for free? Be sure to not miss it! You only need to like the Baers Garten Designs Facebook page and them the set will be available for download (and all the future freebies that I’ll add there too!)

 

Barnyard Farm

 

This set also includes a ready to print PDF. The journaling cards printables from my ETSY store always includes both the cards are separated JPG files and a ready to print PDF.

 

Barnyard Farm

 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your printable!

 

Kostenlose Project Life Printables auf DIY Frollein

Heute habe ich ein Set Journaling Karten zum selbst Ausdrucken für euch auf DIY Frollein 🙂 Es sind auch zwei neuen Projekten von mir zu sehen (ein Project Life Seite und ein Scrapbook Layout) die ich mit den Karten erstellt habe.

So sehen die Karten aus:

 

Ich bin ein Fan von Project Life Journaling Karten. Und zwar nicht nur weil ich gerade am dritten Project Life Jahr arbeite, sondern auch weil ich die Journaling Karten sehr oft in meinen Scrapbooking Seiten benutze. Ich sehe Project Life Journaling Karten als ein vielseitiges Design Element. Ich liebe mehrere davon zu stapeln um einem schönen 3D Effekt zu erzielen. Man kann die Karten auch einfach für den Text zum Layout verwenden – so sieht die Seite gleich ordentlicher aus, da der Text einen begrenzten Platz bekommt. Eine andere Möglichkeit ist es, die beschriftete Karten in einer Tasche zu verstecken; wenn man zu viel Text hat, oder wenn die eigenen Handschrift einem nicht so gut gefällt. Aber am liebsten benutze ich Journaling Karten als Titel für meine Scrapbooking-Layouts.

 

Yes

Yes Karte aus den Studio Calico Digital Basics Online Kurs

Happiest memories

These are the happiest memories” printable journaling Card available on my etsy store.

Aber selbstverständlich benutze ich die Karten auch für die Gestaltung meiner Project Life Alben. Wie gesagt, ich bin schon zum dritten Mal dabei.

Die ersten zwei Jahre habe ich frei gestaltet, d.h., ich habe einfach ein Tag nach dem Anderen dokumentiert, ohne jegliche wöchentliche Aufteilung. Ich habe einfach Bilder & Wörter auf bunt dekorierte, selbstgemachte oder ausgedruckte Journaling Karten gebracht.  So habe ich ein Album pro Jahr voll bekommen. Das finde ich besonders schön, weil die Idee, ein Jahr auf mehrere Alben aufzuteilen, mir überhaupt nicht gefällt. Mein einziges Problem war, als ich zwischendurch eine Woche Nichts gemacht habe, zum Beispiel als wir in Urlaub waren, und dann sofort mit der aktuellen Woche weiter machen wollte … und nicht genau wusste, wie viel Platz ich für die “verlorene” Wochen übrig lassen musste.

Aus diesem Grund habe ich mich für 2014 entschlossen, mit einer festen Wochen-Größe zu arbeiten. Da ich das gängige 2-Seiten pro Woche Design für viel zu Groß halte, habe ich jede Woche eine 12×12″ Seite  gewidmet. Ich kann euch freudig berichten, dass das “neue” System  (für mich) sehr gut funktioniert  – ich werde dabei bleiben !

 

Project Life - week 4 & 5

Project Life - week 4 & 5

Notebook Cards + Printable Journaling Cards Everyday Winter and Quoted 3 – Travel

Vielen Danke für den Besuch und viel Spaß mit Project Life Karten!

 

You are my Fave – New Facebook Freebie

It is time for a new Facebook freebie :)  the Journaling Cards “Spring Set 1” are ready to download and print (high Resolution JPG and PDF Formats).

Es ist Zeit für ein neues Facebook fan freebie :)  Tolle Journaling Karten zum selber ausdrucken. Viel Spaß damit!

 

Journaling Cards Spring 1

Journaling Cards Spring 1

 

And if you are not into Project Life you can always use the Cards in your scrapbook layouts 😉

 

You are my Fave

You are my Fave

Supplies:

Journaling Cards Spring Set 1 (available for free on my Facebook page)

Badge: from the  Valentine Owl Set

SC Wood Veneer Camera

SC Essentials Green Enamel Dots

My Minds Eye – All is bright – Collage Paper

Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Styleboard – Daydream Paper

Crate Paper – The Pier – Poolside Paper

Paper Bag: Webster Pages

New Facebook fan freebie

It is time for a new Facebook freebie 🙂 this Little Party package is ready to print (high Resolution PDF Format) and contains everything you need to decorate a Christmas Party for your Kids.

Es ist Zeit für ein neues Facebook fan freebie 🙂 Tolle Weihnachtsdeko zum selber ausdrucken. Viel Spaß damit!

 

Feeling like Christmas Facebook Freebie

 

You just need to like Baers Garten Designs on Facebook to download it (right on the Facebook page there is an Icon called “Fan freebie”) and have fun!

Have a fun and beautiful  day!