Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stamping Basics Using Planner Stamps

Hi everyone! I recently worked with Sweet Stamp Shop to share with you a very informative video on basic stamping information and techniques. This has been a highly requested video, and it's finally here!  If you are new to stamping or are having some difficulty with stamping, this might be a great video for you to check out. I will help you learn how to stamp, what types of ink I use for stamping in my planner, and more!

For more tips and tricks on how to use stamps in your planner head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. Make sure to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new stamp releases, sales, and other exciting news to come!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Planning Made Easy with Sweet Stamp Shop

I am very proud to announce that I have been offered to be a creative contributor for Sweet Stamp Shop. I found out about Sweet Stamp Shop sometime last year and fell in love with their stamps. The Sweet Stamp shop offers wonderful stamp designs which are unique and great to use for scrapbooking, project life, card making, and other paper crafts. Most wonderful of all, is they have a great variety of stamps for all you planner lovers out there! I had the great opportunity of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Sweet (Jacob and Nicole Rixon) at this year's CHA. They are just as sweet and spunky as their stamps! I am excited to work with their amazing team to share with you their wonderful products!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I began the year using an Erin Condren Life Planner. This planner has lots of room to write and stamp in. I do not use this planner how it was intended. Instead, I blocked off the sections with washi tape, and created my own sections. One section that I have created, is by using the Plan To Clean stamps, which are helpful when you are trying to keep up with housework and chores! I have found that using Pigment and Chalk Inks work best when stamping in my planner.  

I love creating To Do lists, using the Plan Everyday Stamps. You can create the list as long or as short as you want. Using the same set, I used the AM stamp to mark off work days above each day. This makes it easy to stay on top of tasks that need to be done. Those AM/PM stamps are also useful to keep track of appointments and events during the day. 

I can keep track of my meals or even create a menu for the week using stamps from Plan to Eat. At the bottom of the page, I used the glasses to keep track of my water intake. I admit, I am not very good at drinking water. This stamp is the perfect size to put at that bottom section of the Erin Condren Life Planner. I like using stamps because I can color coordinate the ink pad color with the decorating I have used in my planner. Since it is the month of February, I am using lots of pinks! I really love using color in my planner to brighten up the pages. It also helps to give me motivation instead of looking at a chaotic week ahead. 

​Stamp Sets used: Plan Everyday, Plan to EatPlan To Clean.

What are your favorite types of stamps you like to use in your planner? Sentiments, words, or those cute icons? Is there a stamp you would like to see that hasn't been made yet and feel would help you plan ​better? ​For more inspiration on how to use stamps in your planner, please check out my wonderful tutorials on YouTube. Make sure to stay tuned for all the new stamp releases coming up soon by following Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook and Instagram!  

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Sweet Stamp Shop. 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.

Sky - Color Crush Planner by Webster's Pages - Overview

 First Introduced in 2014 
Size: Personal
Color:  Sky (Blue)
Material: Split Leather Inside & Out 
Paper Size: 3.75 x 6.75
6-hole Ring Binder
Ring Size: 1"-1.25" (25mm)
Ring Color: Silver
*A matching Craftmate folio is also available (as pictured below)
  • 2015 Month & Week on 2 Pages Calendar (high quality, smooth papers)
  • Today page marker
  • 5 patterned dividers plus one cover design
  • Dashboard Kit (vellum cover quote, 2 clear overlays, message stickers, vinyl pouch)
  • Quick Notes paper pad

  • Long button strap for maximum storage
  • Inspirational Tag 
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Most widely recognized size of organizer/planner
  • Excellent Paper Quality (32 lb. / 120 gsm)
  • Affordable - Retail Price of $34.99 for Personal Planner Kit
  • Tabbed Monthly Pages
  • Compatible with most brands (Filofax (Personal/Compact), Franklin Covey (Compact), Day Timer (Portable), Day Runner (Size 3), kikki.K (Medium), Kate Spade (Large), and more.)

 *Important note: Webster’s Pages will no longer directly sell their Color Crush Planners on their site, instead focusing on fulfilling wholesale orders. A list of places you’ll be able to find these darling planners will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Webster's Pages. 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.