This week's Monday Made-It is coming to you from the great state of Hawaii! Although, I kind of wish this great state wasn't under a Tropical Storm watch right now. Hopefully we won't get hit too hard! I am here on vacation...kinda/sorta. My husband is here for work so I tagged along for the ride! He is working all day so I get to work on blogging and TpT without any interruptions (dog, laundry, mailman, etc)! Of course I am linking up with Tara for Monday Made-It!
My Monday Made-It came from the wonderful Katie Knight over at Teacher to the Core. Love that girl!
She came up with the idea to create a binder to keep track of all the awesome clipart and fonts that has been collected. I simply cannot remember everything that I purchase and, as much as I love using the computer, sometimes I just need something in 3D.
This binder sits next to me whenever and wherever I am creating. Seriously. I debated bringing it to Hawaii with me, but my husband told me I was crazy. I use this thing All. The. Time.
I have a section for just fonts. Each font creator has their own page. Some creators include a sample with their downloads. If they don't, I just create a page for myself. I write the name of the font in that font type. Here are some awesome fonts from the KG font collection!
The back section is for clipart. Again, each clipart designer gets their own page (or 5). I use their preview pictures on their page. Similar to the fonts, some designers include a preview .jpg of their collection. If they don't, I just screenshot the TpT thumbnail. I put the pages in alphabetical order by clipart artist. Here is some amazing clipart from Ashley Hughes!
I don't print out a new page every time I purchase clipart - that would be a lot of ink! I do it every couple of weeks or so. This is a system that works wonderfully for me. I know it won't work for everyone though! Some TpT creators might say that it is a waste of time, but I find that it saves me time when it comes to creating a product.
While I'm on vacation, I plan to do some professional reading. First up is The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark. I am halfway through and am feeling inspired already! As soon as I finish, I will be sharing my thoughts on it.
Hopefully I will get to read my book on the beach or by the pool once this tropical storm has passed us by!