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    25 Cool Ways to Use Washi Tape

    There are so many different ways to use washi tape! The possibilities are abundant and if you’re a paper crafter like me, I’m sure you have more than one roll of washi. It comes in different textures, colors and sizes and is so much fun! For the most part, it’s can be inexpensive too. I wanted to share with you 25 favorite ways to use washi tape.  I’ve included a couple of my own photos as well as some links from others where you can complete your own diy washi projects. Enjoy. I’d love to know if you try any of these.  25 Favorite Ways to Use Washi Tape Jazz…

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    The Importance of Planning in December

    The holidays can almost be a blur because of the busyness that can come with the season. I want to make sure however that I enjoy the family time, the traditions and the giving season. One thing that helps me get a head start for the season is my planner; whether it’s a shopping list, keeping the festivities or appointments straight or just handling the everyday tasks. It can be a crazy season and planning helps to ‘keep the spirits bright’ and organized. I thought I’d share my planner view . . . it’s certainly a ‘blush’ palette. Somewhere along the line I lost my lovely pen. I absolutely love…

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    Planning for the New Year

    With a new year comes a new planner. Well, this planner isn’t new to me as I’ve been saving it. Last year I really enjoyed my Heidi Swapp Memory planner and I have a wonderful keepsake capturing special moments through the year. I have, however, been waiting to use my DCWV Rose Gold Planner. Oh how I love this planner. I love the cute interchangeable charms that snap on the front of the plannerr, the darling polka dot design and the magnetic closure snap. One thing I’m enjoying as well after wearing a uniform for 20 years of my life, now that I wer ‘civies’, I like using  the wardrobe…

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    DCWV Planner Review – Love

    Hello all!  I’m thrilled to share with you DCWV planners.  You may know DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) as a leader in paper crafting, home decor, and beautiful jewelry supplies.  They have been a long standing strong company in business for over 20 years.  They do an amazing job and offering inspiration, creativity at a great value. At first impression while opening the box containing this beautiful DCWV planner was the feel of the cover.  The cover is made of a faux lovely leather, my specific planner, red in color.  I love the soft feel of it.  I also loved the color and quality.  The planner seems sturdy and durable…

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    Treasure Found – Vintage Planner Storage

    Oh how I love finding something that is old, vintage or vintage looking which is also bargain that can be used for storage of art supplies!  A while back on Instagram and Facebook I shared a great piece I found to house and store my paint brushes.  As well, I found a great carrier for some fav washi tapes.  Clear and convenient. Recently I found this darling box made for housekeeping supplies but I thought about what a great storage it would make for my planner items.  It lifts up into two pieces and has sections in the top tier.  The bottom portion of the box/tin is for larger items.…

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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…

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    A Few Moments in my Planner

    Creative planners are all the rage and I love mine.  It keeps me organized but I enjoy drawing, painting and creating in it.  I usually post these via Facebook or Instagram but just thought I’d share here.  I’d love to see yours if you use a creative planner. Some scenes from my planner . . .

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    Planner Goodies and More

    Working in my planner a bit before heading out to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. I’ll be sharing our California Coastal trip as well especially for those that had some questions about our itinerary and also college visits.  What a great trip. Regarding planning, I recently won a fun planner prize package and received a beautiful dark pink planner with some goodies.  As well, I got a super duper deal on these Heidi Swapp new planner stickers (puffy and lovely gilded).  So cute!  I was gifted with a little gift certificate on Etsy and chose these incredible planner stickers by Pretty Pleasing Papers.  Oh how I love the typewriter clip…

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    Planner Clip Virtual Make and Take

    Since I can’t be with you in person, I’d like.to do a.little virtual make and take (or tutorial) to make your own planner.embellishment. Enjoy. I’m using my friend Donna Salazar’s awesome and sweet products. You might be saying, what if I don’t have those particular supplies?  They are awesome I tell you but if you don’t here are some other options I found.  Download, size accordingly and print off a face such as this one from the Graphics Fairy which is seen here.  Then print off a crown here or here.  Cut out, color, embellish, glue to a clip and enjoy in your planner.