Jillian Warren

Digital Project Management & Communications

Tag: DIY

Another Photo Album

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I put together a photo album for my mom’s birthday, featuring the photos from their recent trip to Europe, using Mixbook.com. Click on the album cover below to check it out!

Laura & Jim's France & England Mixbook

Wedding Album Design

Jillian & Charles: November 12, 2012

After I got married back in November, I wanted to preserve our memories of that day in a really great photo album. Fortunately, we got some amazing images from our photographers, 2&3 Photography. Then, I used MyPublisher‘s layout software … And, voila!

Here’s a closer look at our wedding photo album. Enjoy!

DIY Weekly Meal Planner


When you plan things for a living, it’s hard to turn it off at the end of the day! I decided to use my skills at home to coordinate the schedules of my busy family.

I was inspired by a few pins on Pinterest and decided to make a customized family meal planner. This one tracks not only our dinner plans, but also our evening social plans – since we’re always on the go!

Here is the list of supplies I needed for this project. I already had most of them around the house, but I picked up the rest at Michael’s:

  • Horizontal picture frame
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Dry erase markers

I cut out the different shapes of colored paper and assembled them with double-sided tape. Then, I added words and days of the week with stickers before framing the whole thing. Now, each Sunday night, I write out our weekly plans and meals with dry erase marker. All you need is a Kleenex to wipe it right off!

Customized Diploma Frame

University of Pennsylvania Communications Certificate

I thought my new office needed a little sprucing up, so I customized this frame for my Communications graduation certificate and will soon be hanging it on the office wall.

The Annenberg School of the University of Pennsylvania awards these to graduates with an undergraduate major in Communication. While I quickly got a nice frame for my University diploma, my major certificate never got the same attention. It had been sitting around my house in an old frame but definitely deserved something a little nicer!

First, I bought this dual-photo frame from Michael’s. It’s typically used to showcase graduation or youth sports photos. Then, I downloaded the Ben Franklin statue photo from the Penn Campus Photos page (courtesy of my friends at the Penn Web Team!) and ordered a print from an online photo service. Voila! Gorgeous customized diploma frame!

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