Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Brush Lettering Class with Amy Tangerine

Hi friends! My incredibly talented friend, Amy Tangerine, is launching an all new online Brush Lettering Class!  Amy is one of my favorite scrapbookers and designers, and over the past year she’s been doing these amazing Monday Motivational quotes on Instagram, each one hand scripted.  I’ve asked her more than a few times how she’s developed such a unique style as I’d love to do more brush scripting in my my own projects.  She’d had a ton of fans asking for her to share her tips and techniques and she’s finally made a class, I thought you would be just as interested as I am in checking it out.

The three part class features tons of exclusive content, check out the cute video she put together here.

A Modern Take on Brush Lettering

You may already know that Amy and Jamie have been working together on online classes for the past two years, with nearly 9,000 students having registered already!

With this new class Amy will help you find your own personal Brush Lettering Style Using the Techniques she’s spent years developing.  She also shares her favorite products, great warm up exercises to build muscle memory, how she does each letter of the alphabet, and walks students through a few all new scripted pages.

It’s a self paced class, but sign up now as they’ll be following along with the first wave of students, doing Q&A’s and inviting you to join their private Facebook group to share your work and ask questions.  Learn more and hear Amy and Jamie talk about the class here:

 I hope to see you in class!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Planning with Pineapples

It has been such a long time since I have done a YouTube video so, I am so excited to share this with you today. As a part of the creative team for Blitsy, each team member was sent some surprise products that were along the theme of "summer trends". Each team member was to create a post with the items in the box and share them with you in a special blog hop!


At the end of the video I mentioned that you will have the chance to enter a giveaway to win a $50 credit to shop at Blitsy! Each team member has their own secret word! You will need to keep track of them to enter into the giveaway! You must watch the video to find out my secret word.

Next on the blog hop is my creative friend, Andreja---> check out her post here:

Check out the Blitsy SALE going on now on all the summer trend products. Shop for those cute flamingos, pineapples, and much more!



Little B Decorative Paper Tape - Foil Harlequin Gold
VersaFine Inkpad - Onyx Black
Brilliance Dew Drop Ink Pad Galaxy Gold
Fiskars Stamp Blocks 
Color Crush Planner - Mint 
Deco Foil Toner Sheets 
Deco Foil Peel N Stick Toner Sheets
Thermoweb iCraft Deco Foil - Gold
E6000 Multipurpose Adhesive
Low Temp Glue Gun
Glue sticks 
Jumbo Gold Paper Clips
Gold Paper Clips


Monday, July 18, 2016

Planning with Style using Avery Products

Hi​ everyone. Recently, I've teamed up with Avery to show you some creative ways to use Avery products with your personal planner.

I love being able to change the way my planner looks. I don't want to be stuck with pre-decorated styles and colors. Here I used the Clear Sticker Project Paper #4383 to create my own type of washi tape/ masking tape. For those of who do not know what that is, it is a decorative tape, usually made out of thin paper and can be found at your local craft store. Using images I found from the internet I was able to create a more personalized look for my planner. Studies have shown that making things aesthetically pleasing to the eye can increase happiness and boost productivity.

I simply printed the design and cut them to size. I also cut out some of the images to create my own stickers. The great thing about this sticker paper is that it is repositionable and removable, just like washi tape. If I decide that I need more writing room, I can simply remove the sticker without damaging my planner.

Another product I use in my planner is the White Round Candy Labels #41568. Not only are they the perfect size to use for party favors, but they are great for labeling reoccurring tasks and events. Instead of taking time to write them down each day/ week, placing a sticker makes it easier for me to be more productive. You can create your own personalized stickers using Avery Design & Print which I did here to mark my work days. It's a free program which has tons of design templates to choose from such as the icons used here. There are all kinds of designs and images that you can use to create your own customized stickers.

I also used my favorite planner stamps to color customize it to my needs. These labels are also removable, making it easy to make changes, because we all know, life doesn't always go as planned.

I hope this has motivated you to use Avery products with your planner. Check back here again soon for more great ideas. Make sure to follow Avery on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more information on these great products.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Crafty Planner Girl Social - May 15, 2016

I love being able to bring the #plannercommunity together. It is such an amazing feeling to be with people who share the same love for something. So happy to see people who I haven't seen before, thank you for being brave and joining us for your first planner meet up! It's such a joy to welcome you and have you be a part of this community. I loved reconnecting with familiar faces. We all know each other through social media, but when we get to hang out in person, it's like connecting with an old friend and that is why I love these meet ups.

No planner event is complete without doing this tradition - Planner Stack/ Planner Tower

A huge thank you to co-hosts, Florence @livelifeandcreate and Vienna @viennaortiz - my tag team partners! This event wouldn't have been possible without your time and dedication. Always a pleasure to host with you! I love you guys so much!

Thank you to Hearts-n-Crafts, etc for having us crazy planner people party in your store! We look forward to having more events with you again soon.

Mimosas, tons of food, swag bags, trash to treasure table, decoration station.

To all our contributors, thank you for all the generous donations for our swag bags, giveaways, prizes, and the support you have given us to have a successful event.
Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and please let us know if you loved this event and all the goodies you received. We hope to continue to have more in the future!

A special thanks to Stephanie Flemming, Owner/Creative Director at me & my BIG ideas
for joining us and also providing a fabulous giveaway prize!

If you missed this one, make sure to follow @mypurpleylife, @viennaortiz and @livelifeandcreate 
as well as Facebook planner groups for updates on our next events.

For more photos of the fun everyone had, check out the hashtag #craftyplannergirlsocial on Instagram.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Journaling with a Webster's Pages Planner

Not only can you use planners for scheduling, lists, work or school, but they can also be used for journaling. Webster's Pages provides beautiful products to personalize and customize your planner to meet your needs.

Maybe you have some challenges you are facing today, a difficult situation, or just flat out ---- STRESSED. When I face times like those, writing my feelings out onto paper help me to decompress and keeps me motivated to get through the days and weeks ahead.

Use the power of pen and paper to stay inspired and keep faith that whatever your are going through is only temporary and that you will come out bigger and stronger that ever before.

Make sure to head on over to the Blitsy Blog to see this great way on how to use your planner.

"Sometimes we focus so much on what we don't have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we we do have!"- Jeff Dixon