Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July - 2015


Wishing all my fellow Americans 
a Safe and Happy Independence Day!!!

Featuring my Sky Color Crush Planner by Webster's Pages

SUPPLIES
 and 
 ONLY ONE MORE DAY!!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Planner Palooza - Pasadena, CA - LAST CALL

The Tea Rose Garden is now fully booked, unless someone decides to cancel! Don't worry, we have extended the event at Vroman's Bookstore to accommodate more people!
 
Anyone is FREE to attend!!! We have set up some great activities which is sure to be tons of planner fun! You will also have the chance to win some great giveaway prizes! Don't miss your chance to connect with the planner community and meet me, Vienna (My_Planner) and Steve Morton (Mr. Philofaxy). 


If you are still interested in attending, you must book your reservation at
https://v1.bookwhen.com/mypurpleylife -----> Select "Book Now" for Planner Palooza- Pasadena, CA --->  then select "Vroman's Bookstore RSVP".

*ONLY 17 MORE SPOTS LEFT!!!!* Last day to RSVP is Thursday, July 2!!!! 

*Those who are already booked for the Tea Rose Garden, already have a spot reserved for Vroman's Bookstore.*

Sunday, June 21, 2015

My Review: Mommy Lhey Designs

Hi everyone. This review has long been overdue, so I am so happy to finally share it with you. Lhey Bella, the owner and creative director or Mommy Lhey Designs, generously sent over some products for me to share with you. Lhey Bella is not only talented singer and performer, she also is known for her for beautiful digital creations such as themes for your phone, custom logo designs, business cards, invitations, and more. Her gorgeous lettering and modern calligraphy is captivating! Most of us planner people know her for her kawaii "cute" stamps and stickers.




Since opening her shop this year, she has released over 15 stamp sets, which she says, "is a mix of cuteness and sass, anything and everything cute and classy."

My Daily Kawaii Stamp Sethttp://mommylheydesigns.com/product/my-daily-kawaii-v2/
 The first set is called, "My Daily Kawaii Stamp Set" and the second is, "My Daily Kawaii V2".

http://mommylheydesigns.com/product/kawaiistudentplannerstamp/
 Kawaii Student Planner Stamp

http://mommylheydesigns.com/product/my-kawaii-pets/
Kawaii Pets

MATERIALS

All stamps are clear polymer, non-yellowing, high quality.

DESIGN

I am a big fan of her kawaii style designs. With her first few sets, I felt that the images were bigger than I would have liked them to be. The phrases and words were also larger than I would have liked, but I really fell in love with the handwritten look to them. Since then, they have improved and gotten better and better. 

Here I've used a combination of her April Release. The "Tag You’re It" Planner Stamps fit great as headings for the Erin Condren Life Planner. The Fancy Frames can also fit into the boxes of the Erin Condren. They are also great to add some sass to those plain, boring sticky/post-it notes. The "My Doodled Day" stamp set includes 37 kawaii doodles which include this cute coffee/tea mug. I think Mommy Lhey listened to what her customers wanted and made these icons smaller than her first released stamps. The "Polka Planner Stamps" are unlike anything I've seen before. Again, these words/sentiments fit perfectly into the Erin Condren squares. She also created some round stamps which are the just the right size to stamp onto stickers as well, again featuring her wonderful lettering. One thing I like is that you can use the smaller round stamps into the banner which is in the "Tag You're It" set. (example in photo above).



In this photo, I used the "Busy Queen Bee" set to create some stickers for reoccurring tasks, such as my daughter's dance practice. They are the perfect size for my Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner monthly inserts. This set is also great for meal planning, and all those things you can think of that relate to your children, work, and home.

PERFORMANCE

These stamps will work with most planners. I think they would take up too much space if you wanted to use them with a pocket or smaller sized inserts. If you are afraid to directly stamp into your planner inserts, I would suggest stamping onto white labels. Overall, there are many uses for these stamps. They work great with journaling, card making, project life, as well as in your planner.

COST

All the sets go for $15.00 USD. I think this is a reasonably priced, since most 4x6 planner stamp sets are also sold for a similar price. 

OVERALL CONCLUSIONS

I am very happy with these stamps. They are unique and are one of the very first kawaii stamp sets made for the planner community. Every now and then they do go on sale, which is always a plus in my book. 

After getting to know Mommy Lhey personally, I am happy to help support a fellow Filipino (people who identify with the country of Philippines).

For more information and to purchase these products: http://mommylheydesigns.com
Also visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

**This week, select stamps are on SALE now!!! Use code "thankyou10" for 10% off your order!

May Release!!!

 June Release!!!

with my Personal size Color Crush Planner
with my A5 Hobonichi
with my Bloom Daily Planner

PRODUCTS USED




*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Mommy Lhey Designs and does not contain affiliated links. All content, ideas, and words are 100% my own, unless otherwise stated. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow me to showcase these wonderful products.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Southern California Planner Meet Up - July 5, 2015


PLANNER PALOOZA in Pasadena, CA


Come out and meet me, Jennifer Reyes (MyPurpleyLife), Vienna Ortiz (My_Planner), and Steve Morton (Mr. Philofaxy
) who have experience using various types of planners! 

Jennifer Reyes (MyPurpleyLife) had her her first planner meet up during the summer of 2013 and have hosted many more since then. She shares her creative, organized life at www.mypurpleylife.com and has become a recognized YouTube personality through her helpful planner decorating videos and reviews.

Steve Morton (Mr. Philofaxy) contributes his knowledge and experience at Philofaxy.com. Steve and his wife are traveling all the way from France to do a Philofaxy North American Tour this Summer 2015 and will be stopping by Los Angeles on Fourth of July weekend.


If you are not familiar with Philofaxy​ - Please stop by the website to learn more about the information Steve Morton - Mr. Philofaxy​ provides about the planner community.

PHILOFAXY - http://philofaxy.blogspot.com

Vienna Ortiz (my_planner) also a reconginzed person in the planner community for her videos on YouTube. She also is the creator of The Planner Addict Box where planner lovers get handpicked planner supplies delivered to them every month. You can also find her on Instagram!


If you have never been to a Planner Meet Up before, now is your chance to connect with others who use analog/ paper planners. Some of us use various planners, for work, school, personal life. Join us as we share our thoughts, tips, and ideas about how we use planners in our daily lives. Learn about all the brand and products that are now available - from Filofax​, kikki.K​, Erin Condren, Van der Spek Lederwaren​, Gillio Firenze​, Webster's Pages​ Color Crush Planners, Inkwell Press​, and many more.

Connect with YouTube personalities, bloggers, and industry leaders who are knowledgeable and have experience with using various types of planners.

If you have never been to a meet up, please check my previous blog posts of my past meet ups ------> My Purpley Life: Meet Up

This event will be on Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Tea Rose Garden 70 North Raymond Ave Pasadena, California
Cost: $35/ per person

**ATTENTION** The Tea Rose Garden is almost fully booked, unless someone decides to cancel! This event has now been extended to Vroman's Bookstore to accommodate more people!

Vroman's Bookstore - 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Cost: FREE!!!! 

You can now go here: https://v1.bookwhen.com/mypurpleylife  which is a safe and secure website to book your reservation or use the button below.

Book Online

Don't forget to bring any planners, your planner caddy, planner decorating items, pens, and whatever else you would like to share! We have a very exciting day planned full of fun activities!

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, comments, suggestions or feedback.

Check out our event page on Facebook for more information 
----- > So Cal Planner Meet Up 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

National Scrapbook Day is today, May 2. As a mother of two children, preserving memories are important to me. This is why I want to share Mixbook with you and what it is all about.

"Mixbook is the easy and fun way to make completely customizable photo books, cards, and calendars on the web. With Mixbook, you aren’t limited to static pre-designed templates – our powerful design software gives you the freedom to lay out and design your creations to your heart’s content. We’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing you the best experience in creating photo products so that you can make keepsakes that truly reflect your vision." 

You can create Photo Books about your wedding, baby, family, vacation, school, sports team, and more! Did you know you can upload your own digital stickers to Mixbook and use them in your own customized photobooks?

You can also create Photo Calendars. A great feature is that you can even add your own events or photos to the calendar grid!

What I am most excited about is Digital Scrapbooking - with thousands of free designs and complete customizability.

Head on over to The Mixbook Blog now to get FREE digital stickers and backgrounds, plus a promotional code for up to 50% OFF. 





GIVEAWAY


I have an exclusive giveaway for my followers. Head on over to my Instagram Page to be entered to win a $50 gift card. (You must have an Instagram account to enter.)  I will not count entries posted onto this blog.