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 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

How to Add Pages to Your Planner with The Cinch

Today I am over at the Blitsy Blog.  I love making my own dividers and inserts for my planner. I can switch out the insides when I want to try something new. I can customize and personalize it to my needs. I can simply do this by using tools from We R Memory Keepers.

What other items do you like to add on to you planner? Leave a comment below. I would love to know what products you use to add on to your planner. Do you have a go to paper punch? Do you also use the Cinch?

Make sure to head on over to the Blitsy Blog to see how I use this wonderful crafting tool.

Happy Crafting and Planning!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Blitsy Planner Party - Chicago


Are you obsessed with colorful washi tape and stickers? Does your heart skip a beat when you choose your new planner? Do you find yourself constantly looking for fresh ways to jazz up your planner? If you’re completely smitten with your planner(s), like we are, then you will not want to miss out on the Blitsy Planner Party!

Date: April 23, 2016

Time: 2PM-6PM CST with Happy Hour to follow

Place: Blitsy Headquarters: 2114 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

This fun-filled afternoon will include, make & takes, live-streaming booths, an interactive panel discussion with local Planner Celebrities, networking and so much more!

With Special Guest and VIP:

Blitsy Creative Team Member, Jennifer Reyes of<---- that's me!

Featuring Planner VIPs (Very Important Planners):

Candi Billman of filoeyecandi
Claudia Bach of ohsoprettyplanner
Beth Lor of createwithbeth
Sarah Stone of mylifeplanner
Shayla Clay of simplyshaylajo
Tori Lynn Hughes of torilynnplans
Vicky Parrilli of MissVickybee

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Me & My Big Ideas
Simple Stories
Webster's Pages

Questions? Visit our FAQ page!

Click here to REGISTER NOW:
Registration deadline is April 9th!

Hope to see you there!!!