Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Wreath

This is a Valentine's Day wreath I made for my daughter's bedroom door. I wrapped a foam circle wreath I found at the Dollar Tree with brown yarn. The saying and the koala are shapes I cut from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Below is a closer picture.

Have a great night!

Planner Charm
January 19, 2014

Good afternoon!
We went to the Galleria last weekend and I purchased my FIRST Filofax, a Ochra Malden.

I've seen so many bloggers that have charms on their planners. I think in the future I will try and make one with beads; but for now, I am sharing an idea I came up with yesterday.
I love the charms at James Avery, BUT I did not notice any charms with a lobster claw. I DID notice Brighton had charms with a lobster claw. I brought my planer to try it out.....AND it worked!
Just a couple notes in case you decide you would like to add one to your planner. Only one charm can be added to the lobster claw because of the size of the opening of the lobster claw. You can interchange the charms! How cool is that! 

Ok, I have one more post to make, hope you like the planner charm.
Have a great night!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11, 2015

Good evening!
Here are a couple of pictures of my planner set-up. 
I got a Mint Kikki-k planner for Christmas. I am still working on the set-up....but here is what I have so far.....
the outside

.....lots of pockets in the front.
Behind the pockets I keep my (volunteer) stickers and stamps. On the planned volunteer day I have a sticker for the school that I volunteer at. I have a green and yellow plastic folder which I am currently using to place receipts...thought that may change. 

I laminated and placed holes in a postcard I purchased in New Mexico. I am using the back as a sort of dashboard to place post-its. 

I used washi tape to attach laminated school pix of my kiddos.

planner pages
I found the stickers at HL (Hobby Lobby), I believe I purchased the washi tape online from Joann's. 
The bug stickers are from Target. 
To create the banner: I placed washi tape on post-it paper and punched the banner shape out with a paper punch.
The whale stickers are from Target. I used a Fiskars wave punch to cut out the waves using washi tape. 
The washi tape is from a Christmas collection I found at Michael's. 
I found a cute cat and dog sticker set at Wal-mart on clearance. The washi tape I purchased on-line from Joann's. I used a Fiskars grass paper punch to shape the washi tape.
Aren't the cute little dogs perfect for Valentine's Day?! I found them at Wal-mart. The top washi tape I found at Target in the dollar bin and the bottom washi tape I purchased on-line from Joann's. 
This is the back of my still needs work....but I'm getting there.
Here are a couple charms I made for my planner....I made a little apple and a pink crab. lol
Here are a couple items in their original packages....just in case you like it .... you will know where to look for it.

Hope you enjoyed the photos and maybe even feel a little inspired to get crafty with your planner. 
Till next time....have a great night!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014
Planner pages

Good morning!
Here are a couple of pages I worked on yesterday.
I found a couple cute packets of stickers at the BX a few days ago and decided to start playing with them.
We are hoping to head off-base after work today to look for more crafty stuff for the kids to work on.....wish us luck! Yesterday it was very windy with a little late rain. We are still crossing our fingers for a White Christmas......

Hope you are having a great start to your day!;0)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

I recently started to decorate my BlueSky planner with washi tape and stickers. I have seen on a couple blogs and YouTube videos where there blogs are dedicated just on their Filofax, KikiK, or Condren planner. So, her is my simple take on decorating my planner.
The cute panda stickers are from Walmart. I used a EK Success flag punch and washi tape to create the banner.  
Here is how I punched the washi-tape banner:
I placed a strip of washi tape on a post-it. With the tape still on the post-it, I used the banner punch. Very slowly peel the washi tape off the post-it. 
The colored washi tape that I wrote on is from Recollections (Michael's). My pens write well on the washi tape and it is the perfect size for my planner. 

The red plaid  and green polka dot washi tape is from Martha Stewart. The lady bug stickers are from Walmart. 
The stickers I used are from Hobby Lobby; aren't they cute?!

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October 31, 2014
Organizer Dashboards

Today is my first organizer post. I purchased a BlueSky 5x8 organizer from Target last Summer. I first added a little fox (Create a Critter) in the front cover. 
I created three different page dividers today. First, as the "You are my sunshine" page. I am using it as my page for current pix. 

Second I created a "today" page. I am using it to mark the current day, as well as post any current tasks. 

Third, I created a "create" page. I am using this area for thoughts and ideas for future projects. 

Below, you will find the dimensions for the projects. 

Paper: Joann's Dollar Bin (patterned)
           Joann's Kraft cardstock

Cricut letter measurements:
Cricut font and basic shapes 
heart shape 
C         0.847x0778
r          0.611x0778
e         0.875x0.75    (copy and paste, for two letter e)
a         0.736x0,736
t          0.528x1.25

t          0.472x1.125
o         0.903x0.0819
d         0.903x1.25
a        0.833x0.833
y         0.986x1,361

I first created the letters to match the size above, then I copied it so I would have two copies. I had one copy that I welded with a rectangle and used with Kraft cardstock. The other copy was used to layer on the top of the shapes with a patterned cardstock. 

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Playing  Catch-up

Good afternoon!
I am posting a few crafts I had made in the last few weeks.
The first one: I used Cricut vinyl to create a Skeleton Day shirt for myself and my daughter. 
A couple weeks ago the school had Storybook Parade. The kids choose a character from heir favorite book and dress-up like the character on parade day. The kids march along the halls and into the cafeteria for everyone to see them dressed up as their character and showing their favorite book. That was their dress-up day. This coming Friday is Halloween and the school will be learning all about skeletons (Skeleton Day). 
Here is the tag I made for my daughter. It was to go with her Storybook Parade costume. 

Below is one side of a posterboard I have been working on. The school has an annual fundraiser with Boosterthon called FUNRUN. We cheer on the kids as they do their laps around the track to earn money per pledge. Below is the posterboard I am working on.....

I made a wreath for my husband. He picked out the shapes and I put it together. First I wrapped a 12 inch foam wreath. Next I cut shapes from the Cricut cartridge Yee-haw,Camping Critters and Old West. 

I found a hollow glass block at Hobby Lobby and decorated it with Cricut vinyl. The shapes are from Create a Critter 2. I filled the glass with plastic pumpkins and acorns I found in the dollar bin at Target (they were actually $3 each). 

I just finished these decorated clothespins. The shapes are from Create a Critter. I made  6 sets of 3 for the kids to take to their teachers for Halloween. Below is a picture of one of the sets.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!:0)