Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Planner Addicts Tag

Instead of a TUESDAY TIP, today it's a TUESDAY TAG!

I was recently TAGGED by Vienna from My Planner.
You can watch her video here: http://youtu.be/cVKcxGdG2do
Find her on INSTAGRAM here: @my_planner

Create your own response video on YouTube or post your answers on Instagram! #planneraddicts
I will also be posting these answers on my Instagram as well.

***QUESTIONS***
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1. What planner are you currently using?
2. What planner(s) have given you planner peace?
3. Filofax, Midori or Erin Condren?
4. Pocket, personal, A5, or binder?
5. Where do you get inspired the most?
YouTube, Instagram or Pinterest?
6. What's your go to pen?
7. What are your favorite inserts?
8. Stickers, post-it's, or page flags?
9. Keep it simple or deck it out?
10. How many sections do you have in your planner?
11. Do you use a planner for school?
12. Rings, spiral bound, discbound or other? Why?
13. Do you use a dashboard? How?

Anyone who enjoys using a paper planner is welcome to participate in all the fun! So, I TAG YOU!

WATCH MY VIDEO RESPONSE HERE


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Month in Review - September 2014

Here is a look at my decorated pages for the month of September. I will list the products used for each week, if possible. Some supplies are no longer available or were gifted. 

September 2014

http://youtu.be/-bPC3WoyBEQ?list=PL-HtspvcHgrqlorMZS1kyyw1kgxQQ4GVn
 Week 36 Theme: Metallic Gold
Items used:
  •  Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
  • Fiskars Compact Stamp Press: http://www.joann.com/
  • Studiol2e Stamp Sets: http://studiol2e.com/
  • Color Box Pigment Ink - Gold: Michaels Craft Stores
  • Gold Stickers and Sticky Flags from Target Stores 
  • Recollections Journal Cards
Pens used: Uniball Signo Broad Pen (Gold) - JetPens.com: http://bit.ly/1bHvP55
Vintage Wahl Eversharp Needlepoint Flex Fountain Pen with Noodler's Black Ink

    http://youtu.be/XDiJtmoCcIo?list=PL-HtspvcHgrqlorMZS1kyyw1kgxQQ4GVn
     Week 37 Theme: Metallic Silver
    Colors: Silver and Pink
    Items used:
    •  Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
    • *Fiskars Compact STAMPING PRESS  http://goo.gl/MyZlmM
    • *Making Memories 3 X 3 ACRYLIC BLOCK  http://goo.gl/HOQ1a
    •  Studiol2e List It Stamp Set  http://goo.gl/VjiJ8N
    • *Clearsnap Colorbox SILVER Metallic Pigment Ink Pad http://goo.gl/W6IzOl

    Pens used: Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Gel Ink Pen - 1.0 mm - Silver Star - JetPens.com: http://bit.ly/1bHvP55
    MUJI Gel-Ink Ballpoint Pen - 0.5mm - Sakura

    http://youtu.be/ZHvnKbPtmNc?list=PL-HtspvcHgrqlorMZS1kyyw1kgxQQ4GVn
     Week 38 Theme: Disney Frozen
    Colors: Metallic Blue
    Items used:
    •  Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
    • *Fiskars Compact STAMPING PRESS  http://goo.gl/MyZlmM
    •  *Making Memories 3 X 3 ACRYLIC BLOCK  http://goo.gl/HOQ1ao
    • Studiol2e List It Stamp Set/ List It: Kawaii http://goo.gl/VjiJ8N
    • *Clearsnap Colorbox Ice Pigment Ink Pad
    •  Frozen Stickers - Target
    •  Frozen Washi Tape - Instagram @ccsharetape
    •  Metallic Washi Tape - www.cutetape.com
    • Blue Sparkle Tape by Darice - Jo Ann's Craft stores
    Pen used: Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - Silver - JetPens.com: http://bit.ly/1bHvP55

     Week 39 Theme: Metallic Bronze
    Colors: Bronze and Pink/Peach
    Items used:
    • Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
    • Exclusive stamp set from Studio Calico
    • Clear Box Cats Eye Ink Pad - Bronze 
    • Key Paperclip by Prima Marketing Co. from Jo Ann's Crafts Store
    • Fiskars Stamp Press: http://goo.gl/kZzGfo
    • Romantic Sticky Flags from Stationery Group Buy
    Pen used: Vintage Wahl Eversharp Needlepoint Flex Fountain Pen - with Noodler's Black Ink
       Please click on the photos to be directed to the specific video tutorial on my YouTube Channel. 
      Thanks for stopping by! 

      *This post is brought to you in collaboration with Filofax JetPens, and Studiol2e. 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.

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014

      Month in Review - August 2014

      Here is a look at my decorated pages for the month of August. I will list the products used for each week, if possible. Some supplies are no longer available or were gifted. 

      August 2014

      http://youtu.be/DaP9koN3yk0?list=PL-HtspvcHgrqlorMZS1kyyw1kgxQQ4GVn
       Week 32 Theme: Back to School - Version 1
      Colors: Red and Green
      Items used:
      • Mathematics Washi Tape
      • Hello Kitty Washi Tape 
      • Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
      • MUJI Check list stamp (discontinued)
      • Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk ink - Midnight Confession
      • We R Memory Crop-A-Dile Tool Power Punch 1/4"
      • MUJI Erasable Green Gel Pen 
      • Hello Kitty Puffy Stickers

      http://youtu.be/kCZTw4wcE6I?list=PL-HtspvcHgrqlorMZS1kyyw1kgxQQ4GVn
       Week 33 Theme: Back to School - Version 2
      Colors: Mint Green, Orange, Peach
      Items used:
      • Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
      • MUJI Check list stamp (discontinued)
      • Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk ink - Midnight Confession
      • Scotch Expressions Washi Tape - (Orange)
      • Target Label Stickers
      • Recollections Washi Tape from Michael's Craft Stores
      • Pen - MUJI Erasable Black Gel Pen

      http://youtu.be/BIeLtD9KuIA?list=PL-HtspvcHgrqlorMZS1kyyw1kgxQQ4GVn
       Week 34 Theme: Back to School - Version 3
      Colors: Red and Chalkboard Black
      Items used:
      • Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
      • Studiol2e Stamp Sets: http://studiol2e.com
      • Fons and Porter White Pencil: http://www.paperinkarts.com
      • Recollections Chalkboard Washi Tape - Michael's Craft Stores
      • Prima Chalk Ink - Rose Bud
      • Recollections Opaque Maker - White - Michael's Craft Stores
      • Uniball Signo Broad Pen - JetPens.com: http://bit.ly/1bHvP55

       Week 35 Theme: Back to School - Version 4
      Colors: Bright Pink and Lime Green 
      Items used:
      • Personal size Inserts on Letter Paper: Week on two pages - CC from Philofaxy bit.ly/1jZEI2G
      • Studiol2e Stamp Sets: http://studiol2e.com/
      • Washi Tape from Daiso
      • American Crafts Pigment Inks (green) - Pastel Set: http://goo.gl/nQIVA0
      • Prima Chalk Edger (Blossom Tree): http://goo.gl/jn9uQ
      • Green Stripe Washi Tape by Doodlebug Kraft: http://goo.gl/jpQMcO 
      • Fiskars Stamp Press: http://goo.gl/kZzGfo
      • Making Memories Stamp Block (Discontinued)
      • Markers: Pocket Color Twin Type from Morning Glory: http://goo.gl/4ZyRCv
      • Pine Book Nami Nami Roll Label Stickers : JetPens - http://bit.ly/1bHvP55
       Please click on the photos to be directed to the specific video tutorial on my YouTube Channel. 
      Thanks for stopping by! 

      *This post is brought to you in collaboration with Filofax JetPens, paper-addict.com, and Studiol2e. 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.




      Tuesday, September 30, 2014

      Studio Calico - Agenda (Enroll Now)


      Just a reminder that today is the last day to sign up for this wonderful class at Studio Calico - Agenda which will be taught by amazing Marcy Penner. Did I mention, I will be a contributor, along with fellow planner experts Ashley Goldberg, Beth Lor, Candi Billman, Cathy VeeSarah Alberto. 

      Here is a little more about the class:  


      In Agenda, Marcy Penner will teach you how to master your planner and provide you with the necessary tools to structure your day, all while making it cute. The Filo-craze is sweeping the nation and you won’t want to miss out! why live another day with the stress of prioritization and figuring out what to do next?
       

      Hope to see you there!!! 

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014

      Planner Decorating Essentials - STICKERS & WASHI TAPE

      It has been highly requested that I share my decorating essentials for my planner. Although decorating in your planner is not essential to keep yourself organized, these are mainly products that I believe will help many your planner look more pleasing to the eye and create it into something motivational yet very useful. My intention is not that decorating is a must, but demonstrate that you can use your organiser in a creative yet functional and effective manner. 

      This week I will highlight my favorite products for: 

      STICKERS 

      There are many types of different stickers that I use to for in my planner, some for organization and some for fun. When I want to mark things/events that are reoccurring, bills, appointments, activites I like to create my own stickers. 
      Using Avery 5418 Labels for Trash, Laundry, Mortgage.


      I also like using stickers for color coding. Transparent colored stickers are great for this. Using a transparent colored circle over a date can remind me that something important is on that particular day. 
       
        
      For fun, I love to use Korean Diary Stickers. They add a touch of cuteness with fun facial expressions, and characters. I also use these sticker tabs from Girl of All Work to create monthly tabs.



       
      Masking Stickers are similar to washi tape, I can use them for embellishing my pages, to labeling topics on a page. They are easier to write on than washi tape because they are made out of paper. Other stickers I love to use for decorating are by Sticko and Mrs. Grossman's. You can also create your own tabs for whatever your like as seen below for my travel checklist using Avery Tabs. 



      WASHI TAPE

      If you don't yet know what washi tape is: read all about it HERE.  Other ways you may have seen it called are: Japanese Masking Tape, Decorative Tape, Paper Tape, Crafting Tape, and Fun Tape. So, what is all this craze about tape? Endless possibilities! Not only can you use them in your planner in various ways, but there are many other uses for them, which include, decorating a frame, to creating a greeting card, spruce up a table, embellish a cell phone case, and many more. You can read about some ideas HERE from my Washi Tape Wednesday posts or just search on Pinterest for more washi tape D.I.Y. projects.





      I have mainly used these tapes to decorate my planner inserts. Use it to highlight headings or important words as well. Here are some wonderful tapes from the Recollections brand sold at Michael's Craft stores. Some of my other favorite stores to purchase tape are Jo Ann's Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, Daiso, Staples, and Target.          







      GIVEAWAY

      I love washi tape so much as I love giveaways!  Thanks to cutetape.com for partnering with me so that we can give one lucky person a chance to win $50 store credit for some planner decorating essentials!


      Here’s how you can enter to win $50 to cutetape.com:

      Enter in the Rafflecopter below.
      1. Leave a comment here with your name and let me know what you’d love to spend your $50 credit on!

      2. Follow @cutetape on Instagram
      3. Follow @mypurpleylife, then comment on the image above on my Instagram account to let me know you have done so! (Include your first and last name). If you already follow @cutetape, just leave a comment on the photo with your name!

      This will be open internationally! One person will be picked at random and announced here by the end of the day Sunday. If you won, please email me mypurpleylife [at] gmail [dot] com to claim your prize! Don't forget to include your name in your entries!

      Good luck! 

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