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Planning for Fun ~ Planning for Necessity & a Little Giveaway *Winners Announced*

Update: The following friends please email me your addresses.

  • Helen G.
  • Anita
  • Jean M.
  • Jean B.

I just had to share about some recent ‘Planner’ events, ideas and more.  How many of you have a creative planner in your hand?

I’ve had my Kikki K now for over two years and I will retire her this year.  She’s a beautiful blue but I chose a fun Heidi Swapp planner for 2017.  I love her style and it gives me a base of color to work with and build from.  I also love the style of the planner . . . a place for appointments but also room for a ‘to do‘ list adjacent to to your appointments.  I also love the gold polka dots but adding beautiful color in there.  I’m a pastel vintage girl.

Speaking of planners . . . I was thrilled to be a part in a small way (helping with sponsors and teaching a mini class) at the Fall Planner event hosted by Michelle Rossibell and Susan McDonnell.  Just such lovely people.  Below is my planner, a peek in my current planner, a couple of great swap clips made by others for the Fall season, new releases ~ Planner Stamps from Prima, my planner stack and the make and take I taught (the Queen of Harvest Vintage tag).  I met another friend (shout out to Nikki) who is a kindred vintage loving planner girl!

It was a sold out event of 100+ planner girls with a wonderful shopping experience, classes, make and takes, prizes, swaps, gift exchanges, friendship, fun and more.  Held at the Los Serranos Country Club it was such an amazing event.  See a few photos from the event below.  What a great event and time together!  Thank you ladies!

So much to share so I’ll save some for later but I thought I’d leave you with a couple of crafty ideas.  The first . . . Jenni Bowlin’s Fiskars pinwheel punch . . . make little pinwheel clips for your planner like below.  Secondly, a friend gave me the cutest paper.  I loved the little perforated strips that you usually discard so instead of trashing them, I used them to make washi tape stickers.  Using your stash (which we are blessed to have) is a plus in so many ways.

Lastly, I have a three (possibly four) Queen of Harvest tag kits I’d like to giveaway.  If you’d like your own (includes directions), the kit has everything to make the tag – just leave a comment here.


Stay tuned for some additional fun ideas as well.

Warmest creative wishes,


Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide