Sunday, October 26, 2014

How I use my Personal size Planner

The planner craze has been hot for quite awhile now and while I do like decorating my pages, my planner has to be functional first. I started using planners again about a year and a half ago and I actually use 2, but for two totally different reasons. This planner I carry in my purse and refer to it all day long! It is a Punctuate Planner by Barnes and Noble and in the store its only 10.00. I make my own covers for it and usually swap them out monthly. My pen of choice is the Uniball Signo and they come in lots of different colors and I have had no problem with bleed thru.
 
For these dividers I bought a digital file and printed them out 2 sided and cut them to fit. These are the front sides of all the dividers. The 2nd and 3rd page on the top right are part of the planner pages from Cocoa Daisy. For the tabs I used a We R Memory Keepers punch
 
These are the back sides of the dividers
 
This is the first page when I open my planner. On the left is a pocket card from a Take 10 Kit, some washi tape and a tab that was punched and then stamped. I loved the colors and the saying on this card so that I why I am using it. The page on the right is for notes and I used some alphas and stickers. Im trying to use less hash tags on Instagram and wrote down the ones that I want to use and put them on page flags so that I can transfer them to another page for a different month. I also used the reinforcement labels on these pages.
 
The 2nd page is a goals list that was a digital file and the page on the right is part of the Cocoa Daisy planner kit.
 
Pages from the Cocoa Daisy Planner kit and this starts my first section that I call Home
 
The monthly page is a free digital file and I stamped on the dates and used some Rub-Ons and washi. The only thing I use these pages for are to record what day a bill is due and I always fill this out at the end of the month for the next month
 
 
My next page is a Password tracker sheet and then I used a pocket page to have a picture and some cards. The pocket page originally only had 2 holes so I covered the edge with washi tape and then punched the holes with the Rapesco Punch. These are my 2 oldest Grandsons and the card is from a Take 10 kit.
  
My next page is some cards from a digital kit and a check register that I made in Excel and I change the colors each month to match. I use the magnetic markers as sub tabs
 
My next section I just call Daily as it is the daily pages. The Punctuate Planner comes with a week on 2 pages and I used those up until October when I wanted more room to be able to be more organized.
I used the stamp set from Studio Calico for the icons. I do like the page on the right hand side but not real fond of the page on the left. I like the "purchases and the thankful for" sections but not the rest. On Sundays I will get all my pages ready for the following week.
 
These pages are a week in review and I have not figured out a use for them yet. They are part of the Cocoa Daisy planner kit as well.
 
I use the Walmart magnetic pads for my grocery lists & then punch the holes. I use another magnetic marker here for a sub tab so the page is easy to find as I will add to the list thru out the week.
 
The next section I call Crafts and I keep a list of certain items that I have so that I don't duplicate them when Im in a store.
 
The last items in my planner are the credit card holder which I use mostly to store page flags and a zippered pouch. Both of these came with the planner and this is the only storage that I have.
 
 
I am still trying to figure out a way to make these planner pages work as I bought the October and November kits but in December I will go to something different.
 
 

Week 8 - Project Life 2014

Back on February 22nd we went for a hike at the Oak Ridge Park in Plano TX. It was 62 degrees that morning and just perfect weather! It was a really nice park with main trails that were concrete and then dirt trails that you could take off thru the woods. We mainly focused on all the dirt trails and one of the best things we ran across were these nature made swings of tree limbs that we up on a cliff.


I used the Leaves are Falling kit from Things that Shine, and I loved this kit for the Squirrels, gold leaves and some gold photo corners not used in the layout. Everything on my page is from this kit. I have not used buttons in a long time so decided to stitch a stick person with one of them! I have lots of product left over still and cant wait to use it up!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

51 Things project

I turned 51 last month and decided to a 51 Things project using 1 card a week. I am using the All About Me kit from Little Lamm & CO I decided to go with the gray set over the gold because I am going to do this project in black, white and grey. Amie was extremely nice and made me a title card to match the kit.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Take Ten October kit

A trip to the Dallas Arboretum last October when my Mom and Sister were down for a visit and then we had to stop at the Gas Monkey to pick up some gifts for them to take home. all the labels used are also from the October Take 10 kit  and I used some stickles and a marker on the wood veneers.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Take 10 October kit and the Dallas Arboretum

This is the completed page from the sneak I posted last week. So far this is my very favorite kit from The Studio 29 Designs, Sara really did an outstanding job putting this one together! I am really loving the stamp in this kit and I stamped it on 2 different colors of cardstock and then pieced them together! All of the labels are from the October digital file from the same link above.

 
Here is the whole kit. You get all of this for $10.00!

Week 39 - Project Life Planner

I had a birthday this week, and I just don't care for that day anymore, lol. The pocket cards were a free digital file from Paper Issues and the majority of the stamps used were from StudioL2e.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wood Veneers!

Im playing with the October Take 10 kit today and doing a little coloring on the wood veneers! I normally just leave them as they are, but Im kinda liking adding a little something to them