Something for Nothing: Cleaning Checklist

As a nod to my goal of pumping out a weekly freebie for you guys, this week I designed a cleaning checklist of sorts. I know there are quite a few of these out there, but I wanted to create one that worked for me and my cleaning habits. I’m not one to make sure every Tuesday the toilet gets scrubbed down, or vacuum the floors three times a week. So I went with this “less accountable” approach. I just jot down a few tasks that need to get done sometime soon and tackle them as my schedule allows. Easy-breezy.

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It’s an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet, so no crop marks or cutting required! My favorite kind of printable.

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I’m hoping it will help me stay on top my spring cleaning this year.

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The color inspiration was from my all-time favorite swatch source, a site called Design-Seeds. It was this picture to be precise:

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Geode Brights, love those colors! I always tweak them just a bit to get exactly what I’m looking for. I think they are nice and spring-y. Here’s the cleaning checklist file for you, it’s a PDF. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

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Something for Nothing: Sympathy Card

In light of recent events, I was compelled to design a card for those suffering a loss or are recovering. Check out the bottom of this post for your free printable!

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It’s a card to give to friends, relatives or someone close to you. Ideal uses would be for those in grief, pain, sickness, or are suffering a loss. The outside says “Believing, Trusting, Hoping, Praying” and the inside is blank. I always find that a personal, handwritten message means much more to someone in pain. Even if you feel like you’re not good at writing something personal. Something short and sweet is always good to hear, like  “I can’t wait to see you back on your feet” or “I miss our conversations!”. Maybe even jot down what you are hoping for or a quick prayer.

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This card is to be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper and has the crop marks to trim it down to the correct size of 10″ x 7″. Once you have your 10″ x 7″ card cut out, use a scoring pad to create a fold mark down the middle, right at 5″, like pictured. You could also fold this by hand.

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And now you should have yourself a nice, folded sympathy card! As for the color inspiration of this card, I found an image at the website “design-seeds” called milk tones (pictured below). I always tweak the colors a bit to work for me, and that’s how I ended up with gray, wavy oval and fun dotted “confetti” border.

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Here’s the free sympathy card printable link:

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Hope you enjoy it! Feel free to tell me how you’re using it!

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I know that I briefly brushed on the fact that I’m really into graphic design. It got me thinking that I’d love to incorporate that here more. That means good things for you awesome people that are reading. Hold on for some FREE stuff!

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This is one of my favorite verses from the sermon on the mount (Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7). Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God. Here’s a closer snapshot of it.

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I didn’t realize how much went into a little bit of text and font. So much tweaking! Good practice though, because I’d like to keep these freebies coming. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find three different files for download. I made this image in yellow, red and black.

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When you print the PDF file onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper, it will have crop marks that you can use to chop this print down to a final size of 5″ x 7″. Perfect for frames! I use a cutting “machine” that I found in the scrapbook department of Hobby Lobby for about $7 a few years ago. If you have steady hands, I’m sure a scissors would work just fine too.

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Click on a color file that you think would work best in your home and COMMENT to tell me where you’re going to use it!