Hey, Planner Babes! It’s Rachel, and I’m up on the blog today gushing about the new Carpe Diem Planner Stamps. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that stamps are one of my favorite planner supplies. Now, I know some planner babes are a little hesitant when it comes to stamping, so I thought I would share today three reasons I love planner stamps and three tips for getting started. 

Three things I love about Planner Stamps 

  1. They are reusable and customizable – you’ll never run out! 

Have you ever had a planner sticker you love, but there is only one or two on the sheet? What do you do? You save it, because you want to save it for that perfect planner layout.  I do it, too! Enter planner stamps – you can use the image, icon, phrase or pattern you love a hundred times and it will never run out! The new Carpe Diem Planner stamps have all the adorable icons and patterns from past collections like Good Vibes, Domestic Bliss and Crafty Girl (you know, the ones you have been saving because there are only a few) and the small functional icons us creative planners use all the time, and you can use them forever!

You can also mix and match stamps to fit your needs and whims. With the Mug Life Stamps, I was able to stamp the same messy bun image with different sentiments underneath. How fun, right?! 

  1. They are great for dating (or re-dating!) your planner pages. 

One of the things I love most about Carpe Diem Inserts is that they are undated. Having the freedom to use different insert styles makes planning more fun. With the new It’s a Date Stamps, dating planner pages has never been easier. Here, I have used It’s a Date Stamps to date my August monthly spread. Some stamps need to be “primed” before use, so when using new stamps, I always stamp a few times on something that is not your planner page. For me, that usually means stamping onto labels or sticker sheets. With these stamps, however, I was happy to discover that they stamped perfectly right out of the package! Now that’s a good stamp set! 

As it turns out, the extra stamping came in handy. I dated one week wrong, so I used the stamped date stickers to correct my mistake! 

Stamps like this set are also great for altering the dates of old planner pages or changing the headings altogether. I love the Carpe Diem Daily Inserts, but I don't always use them on the days of the week printed on the insert. To fix this, I simply stamped the month on sticker paper and covered the part of the page where the days of the week were printed. Now I can use these pages any time in August! You could also change the heading to “Today” if you wanted to use the insert anytime of the year.

  1. They are versatile – stickers, washi, backgrounds, oh my!

With a few helpful supplies, stamps are one of the most versatile planner supplies around! They can easily be made into stickers, washi, and used for backgrounds with the color palette of your choosing!  

Here are some examples of how I used a masking technique with washi to make fun backgrounds for the vertical boxes on my weekly insert. Added bonus? You can write directly over the stamped image so you aren’t losing real estate on your planner page. I also created a mini habit tracker by stamping a grid with the lines from the List It Stamps and added icons from the Get it Done Stamps.  

For this weekly spread, I experimented with stamping faux washi across the top, middle, and bottom columns. I love how this turned out! Being able to use my favorite color combination made this page feel very "me"!

 

This daily planner page was also created with only stamps! Again, I stamped some faux washi directly onto the bottom of the page. The faux washi on the top of the page was stamped onto sticker paper and trimmed to look like a strip of washi. I highlighted my work schedule with a box stamp from the Make a List Stamp set and a pin icon from the Plan it Stamp Set. I have a feeling those boxes are going to get a lot of use!

 

Three Tips for Getting Started 

  1. Set yourself up for success with quality stamping supplies.  

High Quality stamps and inks along with the right size stamp block can take a lot of the frustration out of stamping by reducing “user error”. Start with high-quality stamps (like these!) and archival pigment ink in a neutral color like black or gray. You can always color in stamps with colored pencils or markers, so there is no need to run out and buy stamps in every color. Having one good ink pad is better than 10 not so great inks.  I do like to have multiple clear acrylic stamp block sizes because there can be quite a bit of variation in the size of stamps. When the acrylic block is roughly the stamp size as your stamp, you tend to get a better impression on the page. Luckily, stamp blocks are often sold in sets so you can purchase one set and that will be all you need!

  1. Be efficient with your stamping.

One of the complaints I sometimes here about stamping is the time and effort it takes to get all the supplies out. To avoid this, I like to be efficient with my stamping. What does this look like? It looks like stamping “all the things” at one time, rather than stamping as I go throughout the week. If you are dating planner pages, date several months at a time. If you to track a particular habit, go ahead and stamp out several weeks for that habit. 

As I mentioned above, when I stamp on my planner pages, I also stamp a few onto sticker paper, too. That way, I always have a few stamped icons that I can tuck into my planer for later use. On the sticker paper, I can stamp images in a variety of colors, too. I just love the customization of stamps!

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice! 

Stamping can be a little bit of a learning curve. Don’t give up! I have been stamping for a while now and I still make mistakes all the time! Remember earlier about me stamping the dates wrong? Progess - never perfection - Planner Babes! To take the pressure off, I practice! This coincides with the previous tip. If I have an itch to get “stampy”, I set aside some time to practice before I ink up my planner pages. Again, with new stamps especially, I like to stamp an image several times on a blank sticker sheet before I stamp in my planner. Added bonus – an extra “sticker” sheet for on the go planning! You can always cover up a mistake, so don’t worry about getting it right every time.

For storage in my planner, I either punch the stamped sticker page directly into my planner with the planner punch, or I use a 4x6 pocket page to hold smaller stamped stickers. I always have a small set of scissors with me so I can easily trim and use these sheets when I’m planning on the go.  

I hope you enjoyed reading about my love for the new Carpe Diem Planner Stamps. Maybe, I convinced you to give them a try as well!

Follow me on Instagram to see how I continue to put these stamps to use! 

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It's rare that you find a collection for boys that can span all the way from when they are toddlers to teens and the Lil' Dude collection does just that! Hello! Jana Eubank here with a birthday layout featuring my son, Owen.

The 4x4 Elements paper played a big role in this design. I not only used one of the squares for my title ...

... but also as page elements scattered below the title. Here you can see where I fussy-cut the speech bubbles from another one of the 4x4 Elements, as well as how I punched out the circle journaling block.

I also punched the "It's a Boys World" from the 3x4 Elements to use as a page accent.

At the top of the page, I used a smaller circle punch to punch the "So Rad" circle from the 2x2 Elements.

After I placed the larger pieces, I came back in with the die cuts from the Bits & PIeces pack and the puffy stickers to fill in the spaces.

I love how this design grabs your attention at the top of the page with the title and the photos and then leads your eye down the "waterfall" of page elements through the journaling and then finally ending on the photo at the bottom of the layout.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you felt inspired to create a scrapbook page of your own. 

See you next time!

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Hi it’s Cara today, along with my son Cedric, my ‘Lil’ Dude’. We’ve been planning and recording some summer memories.

What I love best about traveler’s notebooks is that they can be anything you want them to be. A notebook, a planner, a sketchbook or journal. You could use yours as a memory planner or a bullet journal or simple just to decorate. Or, my favourite, a mix of any of these!

For this project I wanted to mix a bit of planning with a bit of memory keeping and I want to do this project with my children. I used a blank insert and we will have some bucket list type pages and some more scrapbooking/memory planner pages and anything else the children would like to add. At the end of the summer I hope to have a nice document of what we did during our school holidays.

Today, I was creating with my youngest, Cedric. He’s 5 and is obsessed with dinosaurs, I knew I would have to share my dinos from the Lil’ Dude collection, but that’s ok, there was lots to go around and I’m a nice mom :D

I asked him what he wanted to do during his holidays and wrote down his answers. basically, all dinosaurs all day! 

While all his brothers and sister were away at camp I took him to a dinosaur museum in Germany. He was in heaven! I used a few photos on this spread and of course some dinos! 

The big kids were still away so the two of us sat down to craft together. I created this page and let him have at it with my left over dino stickers. I did hide them from him for awhile so I could make my last project, which you can see here.

This is what he came up with, he even drew his own T-Rex and added a couple of dogs and a robot for good measure. I think he’s caught the TN bug now :D

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I have loved saving my family memories over the years, and as some of you know, I have two sons, 24 and 28 years old.  As you can imagine, there are a lot of blue pages, sports layouts, and masculine themes in my albums .... until my sweet granddaughter joined the family 22 months ago.  I will continue to document the men in my life, but I'm having so much fun scrapbooking my life with this little princess. 

The Dream Big collection was perfect for saving some of my favorite 2018 memories.  I love the colors!
The 2x2 pockets make such a fun page.  I added just one tiny photo on this page, to highlight a special moment between my granddaughter and her uncle.
I used the 12x12 collection pack, including the sticker sheet.  I also used the chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, and Bits & Pieces die cuts.  
 
If you have a little girl in your life, the Dream Big collection is a must have.   Thanks for letting me share with you today!

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Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying your summer! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a shadowbox using the super sweet and adorable Oh, Baby! Collection. A new baby is always a joy and creating a handmade keepsake is such a special way to celebrate the occasion. Come along and see how I transformed this ordinary wood shadowbox into a one-of-a-kind keepsake gift for baby! 

First, the outside of the box was covered with 12x12 Precious and Little One paper. Next, all of the edges were covered with So Sweet Washi Tape, which is a nice alternative to painting. Each of the inner boxes were covered using papers from the 6x8 Pad. The smaller designs in the pad are perfectly proportionate to individual boxes. Delicate white lace trim was added around the inside of the frame for a touch of softness. Finally, the fun part--decorating each of the tiny boxes with an array of darling detail using stickers, chipboard and die cuts. 

I love that the colors, patterns and designs in this collection are just right for either baby boy or baby girl so you can create effortlessly without worrying about your project being too boyish or girly.

Since my niece is expecting a baby girl this December, this will be for her. A name has yet to be chosen, so I kept it basic, but how cute would it be to personalize it with the name, date and details of birth using letter/number stickers too? I had the most delightful time decorating all of the tiny inner boxes. There are so many precious pieces in this collection, the details possibilities are endless! 

And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed seeing my altered shadowbox and if you are so blessed to be expecting a precious new little one in your life or family, the Oh, Baby! collection is a no brainer. Thanks so much for visiting today and until next time, happy crafting! 

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Florence here! I wanted to share with you one of my passions that I hold near and dear. It’s my bible journal. I wanted to share an entry that was dedicated to my nieces Baptism and I thought the Dream Big line was perfect for it. 

Kairie (my niece) is extremely girly. So I wanted to create this page with bursts of colors that represented her personality! I am extremely blessed to have her in my life and to have been able to be one of her God Parents. 

I know many of us come from different religious backgrounds but I wanted to share another way to utilize this kit. With bible journaling, I love working with bright colors especially yellow, pinks, and mints. Even though this line isn’t only for faith documentation, we can get our creative juices flowing and make it into anything we desire :) 

I hope you got some inspiration on using Dream Big for your next project!! Until next time!

XO,

Florence

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Hello friends!  Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created with the new Lil Dude collection! Who doesn't appreciate a good boy line? Lil Dude knocks it out of the park with its bold, bright colors and prints! The coordinating embellishments have enough mix of "boy" to range from toddler to teen!  Photos of my son when he was 6 years old  playing with Hot Wheels were perfect to use with Lil Dude!

I  used my Silhouette to cut different sizes of circles from my favorite patterns to layer across my white cardstock background. I  then clustered my photos in the center of my page matting with cardstock to help them "pop" against the colors. 

I  used a circle frame, again cut from my Silhouette, to position my title.  Using foam dots, I adhered the bright letter stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet. I  then accented with additional stickers found on the same 12x12 Sheet.  I  am loving the new addition of the Puffy Stickers!  You can see the miniature stars as well as small arrow; you receive two sheets in each package!

I  love using the 3x4 Elements for my journaling especially since there is almost always a ledger/notebook print included!  I  accented with a cute star cardstock sticker as well as more Puffy Stickers!

The Bits and Pieces pack is always full of a large variety of shapes as well as journaling spots such as the one seen here. I  used a date stamp in my stash and added a bright blue chipboard star. You can also spy a mini circle sticker found on one of the 4x6 Sticker Sheets...and yes, more Puffy Stickers! 

The B side of "Hear Me Roar" is probably one of my favorite prints of the collection!  I  am a huge fan of plaid and am loving the black and white. You can even note the hint of type as well!  For this circle, I  added a cute pennant from the Bits and Pieces as well as additional stars.  

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Check out the collection in its entirety by going to the Products page. You can also see all of the new, exciting Simple Stories collections coming soon!  Have a great day!

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Hi everyone! It’s Tara from Secretbees Studio  One of my favorite things of summer are all of the beautiful flowers! I really enjoy creating my own pots of flowers and watching them bloom and blossom over the season. A little part of me is always sad to see them go so I created a bouquet of paper flowers that will last forever!

For this adorable paper cone bouquet I used the lovely Simple Stories 'Bloom' paper collection along with lots of the coordinating embellishments for a lush and full arrangement. The large flowers were cut with Silhouette cut files and large flower dies. I also stuffed in a few sweet rolled flowers made with some smaller dies. I attached my flowers to wooden sticks and then used hot glue to make sure they all stood up in the bouquet.

To go along with the blooms, I added in a few of the lovely stickers of the collection and highlighted them with other goodies like the 'Bits and Pieces' die cuts and small word sentiments. For even more charm, I added in beautiful paper curls made from the patterned papers!

The tag on the outside of the paper cone was made with a couple of the die cut pieces and I simply added a word sticker, a rolled rose and a bit of twine. I used a bit of thicker adhesive to add dimension to the tag before attaching it to the cone.  I attached a handle to the back of the cone to make this into a lovely door hanger I can enjoy long after my summer pots of flowers are gone!

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As much as I love the "Dream Big" Collection, I wanted to give some love and special attention to the "Lil' Dude" Collection
 
While everyone is going gaga over unicorns, fairies, rainbows and mermaids, I wanted to use something out of the norm. 
The "Lil' Dude" Collection is perfect since most planner girls don't use boys products in their TN's and planners.
 I decided to use my Typewriter Circles Traveler's Notebook. As always, I created covers for my inserts. I love the robots, video games, trucks, fidget spinners, rubik's cube and so much more.
 
I finally put my Stitch Happy Sewing machine to use. I wanted to add black stitching all around the border of each of my covers. I love how it adds a little bit more detail.
The inside of my covers all have pockets. I cut the length of the papers into the size of my notebook insert but I left the height alone, which is 12 inches.
Then I just folded the bottom part of paper over to create the same height of my notebook insert and voila you now have pockets. 
 
I don't plan to permanently glue my inserts so I can change the covers whenever I want to match the theme I'm going for in the future. 
I am planning to use this Monthly insert all year long. Without gluing the notebook insert to the cover, I will be able to take it out and use it in another TN with a different set up.
Having to use it this way, I can use the pockets in the front and in the back to hold stickers, bits & pieces and other elements I want to use later on.
 Carpe Diem now offer Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Dot Grid and Blank inserts. I can use these covers for each of the inserts, or I can just leave it as it is and use it as pockets when I add them inside my TN.
The front cover is so mesmerizing that all I want to do is stare at this whenever I open my TN. 
 I also wanted to add fun elements in my pockets, but at the same time I didn't want it to be too bulky. I decided to sew more black stitching on some of the elements I chose to add in my pockets.
My "Before the Pen" layout for the month of September. 

 I will be adding some journaling and photos to these pages. 
This was my first time sewing on papers. I still need to work on my stitching so it will be straight, clean and precise. 
Although the "Dream Big" Collection would've been perfect to use to create a set up for August since it's my Birthday month, the "Lil' Dude" Collection is just as sweet, if not sweeter in my TN.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope I was able to inspire you to use more boys products in your planners and TN's in the future.

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Hi there!  Nathalie with you today, and I am so excited to share with you a new layout that celebrates all those girly dreams of fairies and rainbows.   The new Dream Big  collection is filled with all rainbows, butterflies, fairies, mermaids, and unicorns just every little girl  and woman's dream.

For this page, I wanted to play with colors in the collection, so i used a Paige Evans cut file to recreate a rainbow for the background.   

A paper from the High Style pad was used for the background,  a bit of white acrylic paint was added as to form a cloudy sky

A few layers of papers from the Dream Big collection were used to back the picture.  Just love all the patterns and colors in the collection!!!

To embellish the page, I placed a few of the fairy stickers, from the Dream Big collection, so that they formed a visual triangle on the page.   Stickers, die cuts and the new puffy stickers were added around each of the fairies so that they pop from the page.

Just love all the puffy stickers in the Dream Big collection, all the stars work so nicely around the clouds and rainbow in this page.

This layout was a joy to put together, all the icons and papers in the DREAM BIG collection are sure to bring a smile to your face.   I cannot wait to see what you all create with this new Simple Stories collection.

XO

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Hello, this month I’d like to show you how I’ve been using one of my many Carpediemplanner TN Inserts with the beautiful Simple Stories Bloom collection.

I really enjoy gardening and watching how it evolves over time, I decided that the bloom collection would perfect to document all about my garden this year.

I’m going to show you some of the pages I’ve done so far that are about my favourite plants this summer.

I used a small photo printer that prints your pictures onto little stickers, so perfect for popping on my pages. You can find several similar types on the market. One thing I have found with mine is the colour of the prints are far less vibrant than the original photo.

I used the letter stickers by Simple Stories, I have a large selection of these in different colours from a lights & a brights pack, you’ll find these in the product list below, they worked perfectly to highlight each particular plant I wanted to journal about, this made the word really stand out nicely, I then went round each letter with a black ink gel pen to outline, this is something I like to do, along with any journaling cards, each page and stickers I might add, this is ‘my style’, some might think it’s a little ‘scruffy’ but I like the informal look...and it works well with my dreadful handwriting!! ;)

I’ve cut up scraps of paper to layer my pictures and also filled some ‘white spaces’ with black ink spots, another thing I like to do too! I’ve also used lots of the stickers and bits & pieces to add more interest to my pages. 

I’m really looking forward to filling this notebook out with pictures from my garden and journaling about what has and hasn’t worked for me this summer.

So there we have it, my little book of plants! I hope you’ve enjoyed having a browse at some of my pages and maybe taken some inspiration of the different ways that the Carpediemplanner TNs can be used. 

If you would like to see more pictures using Simple Stories products then checkout my IG account  https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma

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Is there a rough and tumble Lil’ Dude in your life?  Then you need to check out the newest collection from Simple Stories called Lil’Dude!   It’s got all things boy.. think dinosaurs, robots, puppy dogs, and race cars!

The collection includes everything you need for cards, layouts and so much more including pattern paper, stickers, cardstock stickers, journaling card “elements” and die cut “bits and pieces”.

I love the bright bold rainbow colors with contrasting accents of black and pastel sky blue.   The reverse side of some of the card stock sheets have journaling cards too.  I used this one with the “Lil’Dude” sentiment as the focal point on my card.

What a fun way to tell you’re little guy that you think he’s awesome!   The chipboard sticker robot is totally rad!  No adhesive foam tape for this guy – the chipboard is thick enough to add dimension without it. 

The kiddos grow up fast so you better gobble up this collection while you can!

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Hi everyone, Iris here with a layout using the new Lil' Dude collection. Sure, the primary colors, animals, toys, and playful fonts are great for scrapping all the lil' dudes out there, but I'm here to show you that it's perfect for all the strong, adventurous girls too. 

As soon as I saw the Never Grow Up teepee paper, I knew I'd scrap these photos of my daughter pretending to be a wild tribeswoman with paint markings. I started off fussy-cutting the teepees in tiers, and backed them with triangles cut from the corners of No Limits. It's nice to see such a vibrant true blue in a collection, and what's really awesome are the light blue splatters.  Mixed media without having to do the work!

I lined up four pictures just under the mountain scene. She had so many great poses that I wanted to include. I printed my favorite as a 4x6 and placed the bold title banner next to it, so that although this layout is chock full of colors and little bits sprinkled all around, the eye is drawn back to the center banner and my daughter's cute face next to it.

The supporting photos are printed as 3x4's and matted in alternating orange and yellow patterns from Never Grow Up and 2x2 Elements.  They fit perfectly across the page, staggered so I could nestle clusters of flat and puffy stickers where the photos overlap.  And of course she's a Fox girl, so that puffy fox had to make it on the page.

Who can resist buffalo plaid? Not me!  I love the addition of the text mixed into the plaid of the Hear Me Roar paper, and the black and white help ground all the bright colors. For my journaling I found a free font called "Blackout Two AM" that is very similar to the font with the filled-in letters.  And because it's a white on black, it blends in with the plaid, so that it doesn't distract from the rest of the layout.

Can't have mountains without a sky, and how pretty are those distressed plus signs on the blue of the "Boy Oh Boy" paper? The puffy moon and the black stars are some of my favorite elements in the whole collection, and add the perfect touch rising above the mountain to balance out all the black from the bottom of the page.

I finished it off sprinkling more puffy stickers and hearts all around to fill in little gaps.  I'm really loving that Simple Stories collections now include puffy stickers!

 Lil' Dude is perfect to document all our playful kids, boys and girls alike.

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Hi everyone, it is Kelly here today with a new blogpost about the setup of my summer planner. I used the Robin’s Egg A5 planner and the fun ‘Hello Summer’ collection.

Before I started setting up my planner I grabbed the 12x12 papers ‘Oh Happy Day’ and ‘Paradise Found’ which are both filled with gorgeous flowers in fun Summer colors. I fussycut a lot of the floral arrangements.

I used a few of the big floral arrangements from the ‘Paradise Found’ paper as decorations in my front planner pockets. Besides stickers and thickers, I also added a pompom-trim and used border-punches to create fun borders.

The smaller floral arrangements from the ‘Oh Happy Day’ paper, are the main decoration for my front dashboard. Besides these florals I added some white cardstock leaves to make the flowers pop even more. On the middle 3x4 card I glued on a sun diecut, but you could also use a fun summer picture.

This month I bought a Silhouette machine and I used a Carpe Diem pocket cutfile (ID #176368) to easily create a fun pocket for my planner. I cut the scalloped pocket from the ‘Peace, love & pineapples’ paper.

For the front side of the pocket I used the Silhouette software to trace the quote ‘Life is better in the summer’ and let the machine cut it out. I backed the quote up with pink paper. In the pocket I can keep receipts or stickersheets.

I decorated my monthly spread with some left-over floral arrangements from the ‘Oh Happy Day’ paper, washitape and number stickers. This summer, Carpe Diem released some fun planner stamps, which I also used in my monthly spread.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this summer blog! You can find more fun floral spreads in my Carpe Diem planner on my Instagram account createplannernl https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl/

Have a nice day!

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Hello Simple Stories friends!

Marcia here today with a cute Oh, Baby layout for you. I am smitten with the soft pastel colors in this collection making it perfect for either boys or girls. What better way to document those photos then with the Oh, Baby collection. With it's gender neutral tones it's perfect for baby boys as well as baby girls. Today I am scrapping this hospital photo of my cute little nephew.

The main focus of my layout is this To The Moon digital cut file from JustNick Studios cut from the yellow gingham pattern paper. I used the star openings to do some string art. I love the texture it adds. This chipboard sticker bear is just adorable, isn't he.

I trimmed my photo to be heart shaped to fit the cut file heart dangling from the moon and added a chipboard sticker bow where the heart is connected to the moon.

To add interest to the background, I used a cloud stencil and blue distress oxide ink to create some fluffy blue clouds. The stars leftover from the cut file were then scattered across my page along with some star stickers.

Along the right edge of my layout I added the tape measure paper. To soften things, I also added a punched eyelet lace edge. Over this I placed a cloud and this adorable bear riding in a hot air balloon.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the Oh, Baby collection ...  and did you know there is also an Oh, Baby Expecting and an Oh, Baby Adoption too!

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Holy cow, it's already August - where has the summer gone?!  It's crazy how summer seems to fly by and winter seems to draaaaaag on forever, anyone with me?!   A new month means a new blog post sharing what I'm doing in my Traveler's Notebook (TN) using the August Free Printables :)

This month I did something completely different - I used some of the free printables for memory keeping in my TN!  

Last week I went on a girls' trip with 3 friends; I wanted to capture the photos and memories quickly before I forgot them.  I used the lined watermelon printable to do a bit of journaling; I simply cut it out and adhered directly to the TN insert.  

Did you know the free printables each month are designed to coordinate with the Seasons Sticker Tablet?  The ant stickers and the 'happy day' sticker along the bottom of the spread, from the August sheet from the Seasons Sticker Tablet, were a fun addition :)  

I printed the photo 5x8.25 and also adhered directly to the insert; I love the impact of the large photo!

For the 2nd spread I fussy cut the flower and 'happy day' from the printables, adhered them to a 5x8.25 piece of white cardstock and then adhered directlty to the insert.  The photos on the left side are actually one large 5x8.25, just like the 1st spread.  I created a 5x8.25 'canvas' in Photoshop, resized the individual photos, placed them on the canvas and then printed out as a single photo & adhered directly to the insert.

There are tons of pages in the free printables!  If you haven't grabbed them yet, what are you waiting for?!  Designed for use in your Carpe Diem A5 planner, personal planner, Traveler's Notebook, on your scrapbook pages, in your SN@P! albums & more - simply download, print, and trim.

Click HERE to visit our Project Downloads page for these free printables along with many more!

Visit me here on Instagram to see more of my adventures with Traveler's Notebooks :) https://www.instagram.com/laylekoncar/  

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Hello friends! It's María back, this time I will share with you a way to store our bullet journal inserts.  I was thinking about this for a while. I kept them in Traveler's notebooks, but I thought that making a file could be more practical.

I thought that using a the Faux Leather "6x8 Sn@ap" album would be a good idea. I chose the teal color, it's beautiful! And it matches perfectly with the collection that I have chosen.

The collection "Oh Baby!" I fell in love from the beginning. The colors and patterns are beautiful (even before you know you are pregnant). With the 12x12 papers I have created some pockets to put the notebooks in.

The "Tabs Sticker Tablet" along with "Clear Tab Stickers" have been perfect to create tabs in each of the pockets. I have decorated them with the washi tape, stickers and chipboard of the collection, they are adorable!

See you next month with a new post to decorate your bullet journal.

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Hello Simple Stories Friends!

It's Kristine here today and I am excited to share a layout with you using the super cute collection called Lil' Dude!  The elements in this collection are sooooo cute -- dinosaurs, cars, dogs, and so much more. It's a great collection for silly boys in your life - a birthday perhaps or in my case a nephew playing with Snapchat filters!

I wanted to create a layout with a few pics but since I only had 1 good one of my nephew being a little dude I printed 3 of the same pic in a 3x4 size. I like the look and to balance it out I used a 3x4 element card on the right hand corner.

The NEW puffy stickers in the Simple Stories collection is perfect! I added some all over the layout and really used mostly the puffy stars, the rubik cube(remember those?). I think they add the perfect little touch to a layout. I will be using those again for sure.

My usual go to is a bit of sewing and some layers with my popdots. I hope you like the layout and it provides you with some inspiration to create a few of those Lil' Dude layouts!

Visit me on social media for more of my work @KristineDavidson and of course follow @SimpleStories_ for tons of designer projects.

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