• Art Journaling,  Mixed Media,  Tutorials and How to's,  Uncategorized

    Been A While & An Idea for Your Leftover Easter Egg Dyes

    Greetings.  It’s been a while.  Life has been a bit crazy lately on this end.  I hope you’re well!  I have been a little M.I.A. but I’m on the mend.  For a few weeks I had been putting in quite a few hours at work and then . . . pneumonia.  So I’ve been off for a couple days resting and healing! I plan on sharing some posts here in the next couple weeks surrounding my creative planner.  I hope to do a little wrap up for each three months of the year.  I love that my memory and creative planner are helping me to document life (that seems to…

  • Creative Planners,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • Creative Planners,  Life,  Not So Traditional Scrapbooking,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    Capturing Memories in Your Planner

    There are so many planners that I absolutely love ~ some that I own and some that I’d like to own.  I use certain planners for certain things as many planner girls do.  Oh the beautiful designs out right now. I’m excited to review a new planner here in a week or so . . . stay tuned.  It’s in the mail and I’m thrilled to share more. Today, I thought I’d share why I chose Heidi Swapps’s Memory planner this year. Life can get so busy, right? Isn’t that why we need planners? In the midst of the ‘getting it done’ and ‘staying organized’, I still want to cherish and preserve the…

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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…

  • Life,  Mixed Media,  Uncategorized

    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.                

  • Life,  Uncategorized

    My Planner, My Friend Part 2

    Hello friends. Well, we’ve been talking a little about creative planners. If you haven’t checked out Part 1 with some great resources on ideas, supplies and community, you can do so here. What is a planner dashboard? Well, it’s one of your first pages in your planner. Often these pages are put at the front of each section and are pleasing to the eye. They can be favorite quotes, art, pretty paper with a favorite photo or more. I enjoy drawing and painting in my planner. So don’t forget to use your own designs.  All the artwork you see here is mine however I think I may enjoy starting to…

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    My Planner, My Friend Part 1

    Creative planners have been all the rage these last couple years.  In many ways I’ve kept a creative planner for many years.  I have tried putting appointments on my phone, tried electronic planners but they’ve never worked for me.  I like seeing what needs to be done.  I like to have it right in front of me. For years I’ve been doodling in my planner so it was natural when this became a craze . . . I embraced it.  I thought I’d give you a peek into my creative planner.  It keeps me on track, keeps me sane and I feel is like a faithful friend.   I thought I’d…