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 http://www.mypurpleylife.com/<---- 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: http://blitsy.com/blitsy-planner-party
Registration deadline is April 9th!

Hope to see you there!!! 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day + Giveaway

Happy Leap Day! Since we get an extra day for crafting this year, let's have some fun and celebrate with a Blog Leap with some of my fellow Blitsy Creative Team Members. What's a Blog Leap you may ask? Well, it's just like a Blog Hop where you bounce around each Blog for a chance to win something and to get some inspiration along the way. (Don't worry, we'll do a Blog HOP for Easter ;)

Also, we've decided to celebrate with 29 cent items hidden all throughout Blitsy.com! Just browse around and grab them up when you see them! They WILL go fast, so make sure you're quick!

As lucky number 7 on the blog leap, I hope to inspire you to create with Webster's Pages Color Crush Planners and accessories! You will love every single thing, just as much as I do.

Confession: I am a PLANNER ADDICT! How can you not be with all these gorgeous, colorful planners. Webster's Pages offers 3 different sizes. A5, Personal and coming soon...Traveler's Notebook.

Webster's Pages also offers beautiful charms and tassels to accessorize your planner with.  

Not only can you use your planner to keep track of appointments and daily to-dos, you have the ability to be more creative with them by using washi tape, stickers, stamps, and more! Personalize and customize them by creating your own dividers, inserts, and pocket pages.

Here is a look at my finished pages for the month of February and a sneak peak of one of the new planners which will be coming out this Spring!


There are 8 Blogs participating. Just make sure to visit each one and enter for a chance to win $100 to spend at Blitsy! Each Blog will have a secret word, which is your entry for the prize. Secret Word #7 is... PLANNER! Just type that into the Rafflecopter below and head over to the next Blog for another entry. Last stop is Adrianne Surian.

Blog 1: Blitsy
Blog 2: Pinkcloud Scrappers (Lori Williams)
Blog 3: Harvest Moon Papiere (Chrissie Tobas)
Blog 4: Kim Dellow
Blog 5: Easy Peasy and Fun (Andreja VuĂ„ajnk)
Blog 6: Inky Fairy Designs (Carisa Zglobicki)
Blog 7: My Purpley Life (Jennifer Reyes) <---- you are here!
Blog 8: Happy Hour Projects (Adrianne Surian)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that seeing these yummy planners and accessories has inspired you to get one (or more). It is a fun way to be creative and organized!

Also March 1, TUESDAY, kicks off National Craft Month! Live with Blitsy will be on at 8am / 10am / 12pm / and 2pm CST. Each broadcast will have new challenges, giveaways, and demos. We will also kick off our very first Instagram Challenge. Participate with the hashtag ‪#‎BlitsyCraftMonthIGChallenge 

Get crafty with us all month long, have fun, and have more chances to win prizes & Blitsy credits! 


You have until 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, March 3rd to enter. The winner will be posted here as well as announced on Live with Blitsy on Thursday at 10am CST.

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