2016 Abstract Black and White Printable Calendar

2016 Abstract Black and White Printable Calendar | Azzari Jarrett

It's that time of year again. 

And if you are anything like me, the upcoming new year definitely brings the urge to plan and make a fresh start with a new calendar.

New in the shop is this 2016 Abstract Black & White Printable Calendar - I paired each month with a simple black and white pattern.  If you like minimalist, abstract design - you'll love it!

2016 Abstract Black and White Printable Calendar | Azzari Jarrett

Each month is 5 x 8 inches, including a cover page.

I printed this on heavy, card stock, and love the results.

2016 Abstract Black and White Printable Calendar | Azzari Jarrett

The calendar will be available for you to download immediately after purchase.  Print at home or at your local print shop.

Here's another look at each month.

2016 Abstract Black and White Printable Calendar | Azzari Jarrett

You can purchase your 2016 calendar here.

October Free Calendar Printable

October 2015 Free Printable | Azzari Jarrett

Instead of a desktop background this month, I decided to change things up a bit and create a calendar for the month of October.  Print it out, stick it on your inspiration wall, use it in your Project Life Spreads, gift it to a friend. Free for personal use.

I printed these two on kraft paper, but feel free to use plain white paper as well.

October 2015 Free Printable | Azzari Jarrett

Happy October!

8.5 x 11 inch October calendar  |  5x7 inch October calendar  |  3x4 October Calendar

As always, please let me know if you decide to use it! 

Free Fall Printable Journal Cards

Free Fall Journal Card Printable - Azzari Jarrett

Today is the first day of the fall equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather is just beginning to cool off.  We are reaching for sweaters in the mornings, pulling out blankets in the evenings, and watching as the leaves are beginning to change colors.

To honor this first day of Fall, I designed these (free) black and white journal cards to help document the season.  

A few of my favorites in this set - pumpkins, coffee, and a reminder that with this new season comes a new beginning.

Free Fall Journal Card Printable - Azzari Jarrett

They are 2.95 x 4 inches which will fit perfectly in your pocket pages.

Free Fall Journal Card Printable - Azzari Jarrett

Definitely let me know if you decide to use them, I would love to see!  Here's to another beautiful season.

Download Free Fall Printable Journal Cards.  For personal use only, please.


September Free Desktop Downloads

Free Desktop Downloads - Azzari Jarrett

It's been a while since I have offered a free digital download, so these are long overdue.  I hope you enjoy these desktop backgrounds I designed - free for personal use.

September Free Desktop Download | Azzari Jarrett

The first background is a scan of an abstract acrylic painting that I did a a few weeks ago.      

And here is how it will look on your screen:

Free September Desktop Download - Azzari Jarrett

The next is a simple watercolor background for September.

September Simple Watercolor Desktop Download - Azzari Jarrett

September Simple Watercolor Desktop Download - Azzari Jarrett

Light blue watercolor and gold, always a favorite.

Free September Desktop Download | Azzari Jarrett

And finally, a reminder to keep going this month.

Keep Going Free Desktop Download | Azzari Jarrett
Free September Desktop Download | Azzari Jarrett

Download each of these backgrounds here:

Blue and Gold Abstract Desktop Background

September Simple Watercolor Desktop Background

Keep Going Desktop Background

I hope that these bring you a little joy + inspiration for the month of September.

Work in Progress: Navy + Cream

Sharing a little work-in-progess today.  

I've been drawn to navy + cream colors lately. Love the contrast of such soft, muted tones.

Here a few background I've been working on using these colors.

Not quite sure where I am going with these just yet.

I have found that I have to impose a few limits when working on designs, or anything creative for that matter. In this case, color palette and a set amount of time, to see what I can come up with. I think Kirstin said it best - "Creativity is driven by the imposition of constraints."

Try giving yourself a few tools to work with (specific colors, or specific cameras, or product) and see what you can come up with in a set amount of time. 

More to come soon....

Word.

My oldest daughter just finished reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.  

An excellent book for teaching kids about empathy, compassion, and acceptance - all qualities I strive to instill in my daughters.

I find myself using this phase a lot when parenting these days - When given the choice between being right and being kind, always choose kind.

I think the world could use a little more of this.

Have a great weekend.

May Layouts with Paislee Press

I am super excited to share with you my layouts this month as part of the Paislee Press Creative Team.

My peonies bloomed at the beginning of this month, which made for a colorful spread.  Here I used Becky Higgins Design C Page Protectors with the Paislee Press 4x6 Photo Templates Volume 5.  Instead of using photos for each photo area in the templates, I decided to convert the background to black to highlight my some of journaling.  The upper left hand journal card is a part of  about us journaling cards volume 2.

For this layout, I used a Design B Page Protector with Paislee Press #mytribe journal cards. For the middle 3x4 filler card, I used #mytribe papers with the pink flower from #mytribe elements. I also used this flair badge from the collection I designed for Scrapbook and More.

Finally, I participated in Ali Edwards' Day in Life this year on May 12 and I knew I would document that day with Paislee Press designs!  For this layout, I used a We R Memory Keepers 8.5x11 page protector and month in a glance template.  I also included elements from: this month journal cardsfaves journal cards, and in progress elements. Love the black and white and pops of color.

Looking forward to sharing my layouts with Paislee Press products in June!