Monday, September 19, 2016

Colorful Ways to Keep Up with a Planner

When it comes to using a planner, I love using lots of color. Whether it be by color coding specific items or color coordinating with my designed planner pages. In this example, I used Multi-Use Labels #5428 and the Avery Design & Print Online software which is a free program directly on their website. Get started just by typing in the product number you are using. I also started with a blank template. Then, in the "Shapes" tab, I clicked on the "More" button and chose the box/ square shape. Next, I resized the shape to fit around the entire label. In the "Shapes" tab, you will see a section that says Formatting. Here you can adjust the line color to your desire. As you can see in the photo below, there are many colors to choose from. You can also adjust the thickness of the line. I like to have mine set at 2. Then, choose the color of the Fill. I chose a shade or two lighter from the line color. 

You can also have the option of no Fill, as seen below. Make sure to set up a MyAvery account and save your work so that when you need them again, you can simply open your saved project and re-print as many as you need. You can take this a step further and add text and upload your own images or artwork, or choose from a variety of designs within Avery Design & Print to make your planning more efficient if you decide you do not want to write on the labels. 

​Now that you have the labels printed and ready to go. Here is how I've used them in my personal sized planner for my weekly pages. Writing in my events and appointments on these colored labels makes it visually stand out and adds a pop of color!  

Here is another example in my monthly pages, using the labels with no fill. In this planner, I used the labels for color coding. I used the color Orange for birthdays, so you can clearly see that there are a lot of birthdays coming up. I used the color Purple for any of my events/ appointments, Blue for my husband, and Pink for my children.

I used the color Green for anything financial related such as bills and pay days. Planner stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop are great because they are just the right size to fit into these labels.

I hope I have given you some great ideas on how to use Avery labels with your planner and give it a try. Please let me know in the comments if you loving using Avery products as much as I do! Also, check out Avery on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more information their great products. 


Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Make a Happy Planner Sticker Book

Looking for the perfect way to store all those stickers for your Happy Planner? I find it so much easier to flip through and find the sticker I need for my planner with this sticker book I created. Check out my tutorial now on the Blitsy Blog on how to create this.


Blitsy is having a sale on all Me & My Big Ideas Happy Planners and Accessories which ends in 13 days! Plus, if you order this weekend you can get FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $29.99 in the contiguous United States! No coupon necessary to redeem this offer. Time to stock up on all those sticker books!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Streamline Your Planner with Avery

Today, I am going to help give you tips on how you can use your planner more effectively. As a mother, I keep track of not only my own personal daily tasks, but also that of my family. I manage all this information in my planner by using labels to make planning more efficient.

These Multi-Use Labels #5428  and the Dentist Plans - Stamp Set from Sweet Stamp Shop, have helped me keep track of all my daughter's orthodontist appointments. These labels are great for repeat events such as doctor's appointments, meetings, emails, birithdays and more. Stay on top of those chores around the house such as dusting, vacuuming, and laundry. Instead of writing things over and over again, labels make it quick and simple to plan your days, weeks and months ahead time.

I used the Creative Year Clear Stamp Set By Recollections, which can be purchased from Michael's Stores, to stamp out the icons which I thought best suited the task or event. In this example, I used an envelope for email, washing machine for laundry, a balloon for birthdays/ party, a phone for calls to make, a banner for special events, and dollar sign for my pay days. The Multi-Use Labels #5428 are removable, which makes it easy to make changes when life doesn't go as planned. 

Using Clear Sticker Project Paper #4383, I created my own floral washi tape/ masking tape. This adds some character to my planner pages. I printed the design using the Avery Design & Print Online software, and my inkjet printer. You can upload your own images or artwork, or choose from a variety of designs within Avery Design & Print. Making my planner appealing to the eye keeps me motivated to use my planner. 

I am able to use my time efficiently and be more productive thanks to these labels. It's my secret weapon to balancing school, work, and all those mommy duties. I hope they help you do the same! Please stop by again soon for more great ideas on how to use Avery products with your planner. Also, check out Avery on Facebook and Instagram for more information their great products. 


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