Hello friends it’s Kylie back with you today on the blog and I have been busy documenting my month with help from the February printables. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the printables yet, you will find them HERE There are 3 different sizes you can print to suit- A5, Personal or Traveler’s Notebook.

One of my New Year resolutions was to focus more on self care and positive thinking.So I have been planning, documenting and memory keeping in my Typewriter Floral Traveler’s Notebook, using one of the Grid Notebook inserts.

I like to use a thicker quality paper (around 160 g/m2 )for printing, as I like them to be nice and sturdy but regular printer paper is fine too if you prefer.Once they are printed you can enjoy fussy cutting them out.

There’s a great variety for February! These cards are some of my favourites…..

Another of my favourites is the ‘Currently Loving’ page. It’s something you can add to each month and reflect back on. It would be fun to see and compare how that changes from month to month.

I used my typewriter to fill mine in, then all I had to do was cut and adhere into my Traveler’s Notebook. I’ve used a corner punch to round my corners a little.

I’ve added some outlining to my ‘Love this Life’ feature page to help it really stand out in my notebook. There are also some of the smaller printables,  as well as a few stickers from the ‘Good Vibes’ collection used.

Using the ‘Mug Life’ stamps, I added them to the small printed banners. I thought these would be great as a title, an overlay or page tag.

I wanted to record several happy memories for the month and I have used some of the 3 x 4 printable cards to enhance my pages as well as the ‘Plan It’ and ‘Good Vibes’ stamps.

I found some inspiration from Pinterest for ‘Self Care’ to which I have typed out and added into my pages.I love the coffee cup and the best part is I can print more than one!

With help from the ‘Make a List’ stamp set I will be using this page for goals and special notes for the month.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Traveler’s Notebook today and it inspires you a little with your own.

Until next time,

Kylie

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Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here on the blog today to share a meowgical boxed card set with you using the Dream Big collection!!  I decided to challenge myself to only use scraps for this project, and that is exactly what I did!! I did have to get super creative and piece a couple of smaller scraps together to create larger panels, but it worked!! 

Scraps are perfect to make cards with!!  Pair them with some leftover stickers or other elements and voila, you will have a plethora of cards in no time!!  In this case, I used leftover bits and pieces I had along with some of the puffy stickers and 4x6 stickers.

Of course, I couldn’t just stop at a handful of cards.  I still had a handful of scraps so decided to make a fun little box to put the cards in!! I think it would make a wonderful box set to gift to a friend. 

So, I encourage you to bust out your scraps and use them up!!!  What better way to get rid of them…and make room for some new product!!!  Be Meowgical and give it a try!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Hey planner enthusiast! It is Rachel again, and I on the blog today sharing my A5 Planner setup for February that I am just SMITTEN with it! I not only love this beautiful blush pink planner, but I am also swooning over the Kissing Booth Collection! The pinks and reds with the pops of black and white - its perfection!

Probably the hardest part of setting up a planner for the month is figuring out which gorgeous papers to use. This collection did not make it easy on me!

This year, I am using the Good Vibes Monthly Planner inserts, but I decided to just alter the February divider a little bit with the element cards and combo stickers. You don’t always have to create a monthly dividers from scratch! Use the dividers you have, and just alter them a little to fit the theme you are going for.

Another trick? Use a removable adhesive on your altered divider. You can always make it permanent later!

This month, I am switching things up in my A5 planner to better fit my needs. I decide to put all of my necessary sections right behind my monthly divider and move the rest of the monthly inserts to the back of my planner. Since this planner is for all things home and personal projects, I made different sections based my needs. To make these sectioned dividers, I pulled out some of my favorite DIY divider tools - My divider templates, a scissor or paper trimmer, my 6 hole punch and my Labels A5 Sticker tablet. With just these tools you can make a planner divider out of anything!

My dividers are pretty simple this month for two reasons. One, I just couldn’t bring myself to cover up these papers (sorry, not sorry)! And two, this planner often bulks up pretty quickly, so I’ve learned to keep the dividers pretty simple so that I have a smooth surface to write on. Plus, that means I can add in some sticker storage, which is a higher planner priority for me!

I mentioned that I moved all my monthly inserts to the back of the planner. While the tab colors are beautiful, they didn’t match my theme for this month, so I decided to add in a 6X8 pocket page with a trimmed piece of paper from the collection to separate the sections. Fun Fact: this planner punch is AMAZING! It is quite heavy duty and punch through pocket pages with ease! I have also used this punch with laminated pages too. I have had my fair share of 6 ring punches since my planner addiction began, and this one is by far the best!

Here is the pocket page inside the planner. The monthly inserts are behind and easy to reference, but are not interfering with this months setup! Added bonus: this pocket page can act as storage for important papers, receipts, and photos collected throughout the month.

Again, that punch for the win! I re-punched a 4x6 pocket pages easily for sticker storage in my planner. If the stickers aren’t with my planner, I’m less likely to use them so onboard storage is a must for me.

And now for the planner pages! Here is my monthly setup for February. I used scraps from the divider papers along the top of the pages and as faux washi to mark off a trip I’ll be taking this month.

I love using the insta square stickers from the 4x6 Sticker pack on the monthly pages and layering label stickers over them.

One of thing I am most excited about this month is the opportunity to attend the Chicago Planner Conference! A weekend with other planner enthusiast - yes, please!

My Monthly dashboard helps me remember the big events for the month, set a few goals and have another place to add all the pretty things! I love that the Carpe Diem version of this page is very simple and easy to customize.

I think it is safe to say that I LOVE how this weekly spread turned out! If you have been following me for a while, then you know I am all about making planner inserts work for you. These appointment inserts usually come with Monday through Thursday on the left side of the page, but my brain likes to Monday through Wednesday on the left side.

Since these inserts have such a simple layout, it was pretty easy to just shift the days of the week over. I used Alpha stickers to mark the days of the week. I even was able to add a sidebar on the left hand-side to track a few things (like happy mail!)

These inserts have an hourly schedule on Monday and Thursday. I didn’t need it, so I covered it with circle stickers to use for daily tasks I left plenty of space on the weekend to record my highlights from the planner conference, too!

I hope you enjoyed this pink peak inside my planner for February. At the end of the month, I will share a flip through of the completed pages on instagram, so make sure to check it out!.

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Hello, Simple Stories Fans! It's Jana Eubank. With four children and several commitments, like most couples, my husband and I can have a hard time finding one-on-one time with one another. But the great thing is when we do have time together we just pick up right where you left off. I feel lucky and blessed to have built a life with my best friend and wanted to record my feelings on this page using the beautiful Kissing Booth collection.

The florals in this collection are incredible! I fussy-cut the largest floral from the Always Be True paper to accent the top left corner of my photo.

I cut out the "LOVE" tiles and the "Every Love Story" quote from the 4x4 Elements paper to use as a title and subtitle, accenting them with Bits & Pieces die cuts and stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet.

I placed everything on a large block of Love Day paper (pink text) and then capped off the top and bottom with strips of the black and white ticking stripe from the 4x6 Vertical Elements paper. I then added computer-generated journaling strips below.

This Valentine's Day be sure to grab a selfie with your sweetheart and then use the Kissing Booth collection to create a page about how thankful you are to have that person in your life!

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I've gotten a little behind on documenting my family's stories recently, so I've decided to try something new this year.  At the end of each month, I plan to go back through the month's photos on my phone and print my favorites. I want to keep it simple, so I'll put these photos into an album and document each month's highlights.  January came together super quick!

 
 
 
I used a 6x8 Sn@p binder and the Freezin' Season collection 
for these pages. I love how my die-cut title fit perfectly in the 2x8 space on this pocket page.
 
I live in Georgia and we rarely get snow, but January is a winter month so these snowflake and embellishments worked great!
 
I love the little house die cuts in the bits & pieces package.  They were appropriate next to a picture of Rylee in the playhouse at her favorite store.
 
 
I love the patterns in these papers (Snuggle Up and the back of the 4x6 element sheet).  The swirls and dots reminded me of wrapping paper so I used them for my son's birthday page.
 
This was so easy! I'm looking forward to the end of February when I'll pick out my favorite photos from this month! Thanks for stopping by!
 

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Keeping the house clean at all times with 3 kids is not easy. Doing laundry is even worse. Imagine all the clothes one person wears in a week multiply that by 5. My 3 old daughter probably goes through the most clothes in a week more than any of us in the house.
 
Setting up my planner using the Domestic Bliss makes me want to clean the house. I chose the Robin's Egg A5 planner which goes perfectly well with all the Domestic Bliss soft colors.
 
I've used many supplies which are now available at https://carpediemplanners.com for purchase. You can find it by looking for Designs and it will be under "Home"
 
 If only Alexa can clean the house, we'd all be buying one or two. That would be so awesome. Don't you think so?
 I normally decorate my planner pockets with lots of bits & pieces, clips and journaling cards. I would then tuck in some stickers to the large side pockets as decor and I can also easily grab them when I'm ready to decorate new pages.
 You can see here I've made a washi tape holder and stuck it in the large side pockets with the stickers. This way I don't have to carry the whole roll of washi tapes with me.
Once I finished decorating my pockets, I will then start creating my dashboard. I went through the journaling cards and pattern paper to see which ones I want to use. I decided to go with the card with the quote "The house was clean last week. Sorry you missed it" - I thought this quote was perfect because this is exactly how I feel, especially after the end of the week.
 
I layered different pattern papers and added the house and broom bits & pieces to finish my dashboard.
 
The fun part was filling out the daily schedule as I delegate chores to my 2 boys. 
 Here is an up close picture which features the stamp I used. This "Home sweet home stamp" is also available for purchase at carpediemplanners.com
I also have a "To Do" section. I used the To Do bookmark tablet to  list items that needs to be done such as groceries.
Where is the maid at? 

 The traveler's notebook insert fits perfectly at the very back of the A5 planner tucked in the side pocket. I can use this for list, journaling, adding photos with memory keeping and many more.
The Home sticker tablet has so many elements that I can use to fill up the whole planner.
 I used the Home A5 Planner Inserts in which the label stickers are included to customize your tabs. I chose "Chores" "Family" "To Do" "Schedule" "Lists" and "Projects"
Now onto cleaning my craft room mess
"Alexa clean my craft room"
Don't you think having a Home planner motivates you to clean the house more often? Thank you for stopping by and what are you waiting for? Start setting up your Home planner. I would love to see what you'd come up with.

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Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I  created using the very fun Freezin' Season collection! With the recent negative temperatures in the Midwest we've had a lot of freezing going on!  Before it got too cold, my kids indulged me in a little snowy photo shoot (I  may or may not have had to bribe them). 

I  love all of the cut files  Simple Stories has to offer in the Silhouette shop! Using a white piece of cardstock, I  cut a 10.5x10.5 square of the Crosses Background. Before adhering it to the B side of Frosty Friends, I  used my circle punch on multiple patterns to back the negative spaces behind the crosses.

Once I  adhered my white cardstock down, I  stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. I  then added a strip of color at the bottom using the beautiful teal of Brrlow Zero and Snuggle Up.  It is here that I  affixed my title using the die cut words from the Bits and Pieces pack. You can also spy pieces of the coordinating Washi Tape as well as a cute typed sentiment sticker from the 4x6 Stickers.

For my journaling, I  cut apart two of the 3x4 Elements to layer next to my photo. I  love that there is always one that has a ledger or notebook print since its one of my favorites! I  then pulled in some accents from the 6x12 Chipboard as well as additional Bits and Pieces and stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet. I  am a fan of using dimension, so I  will usually affix two or more elements with pop dots.

Simple Stories' collections never fail on the variety or amount of embellishments to choose from when constructing your projects!  Even a simple sticker tab, such as the one shown, is a nice accent to give additional color and contrast to your page. 

Here, at the top of my layout, I  used the same plaid print in the Washi tape along with two of the mini pennants from the 4x6 Stickers.  It's a good technique to break up white space as well as add color.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to check out the entire Freezin Season collection as well as what is  new for Simple Stories! You can see everything by visiting the Products page! Have a great day!

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Hi everyone! It’s Tara here with Secretbees Studio  When I was a little girl, my mom made me the most wonderful busy book! I loved that book and played with it for hours on end! My book was made from fabric and had the most fun activities inside of it. I still have the book and will definitely be passing it down to my grand baby who is due very soon!

Since I am a paper crafter, I wanted to make one of these from paper and the 'Dream Big' paper collection from Simple Stories is a magical collection perfect for a girly busy book! Its full of whimsical unicorns, cats and fairies in bright and pretty colors that will delight girls of all ages.

The covers and spine of the book were cut from chipboard and covered in the beautiful patterned paper. The book is chunky to hold three pages that are extra deep for the activities. The first section of the book has an embellished pocket to hold stickers and a cute drawing/writing pad along with a pencil holder made from the patterned paper. I added in chipboard and combo stickers for extra cuteness!

Memory matching games are super fun and I included one in this book! I simply cut out these adorable 2x2 elements and layered them over more sweet patterned paper before applying sticky velcro to the backs as well as to the page so no pieces will be lost. There is also a magnetic board cut from a vent cover and adhered to the page. I cut strips of magnet and foam and glued those to the backs of the whimsical Bits & Pieces images for hours of endless fun!

Puzzles are a great activity and these are perfect sized for a little girl! I double layered two of the 4x4 journal cards for thickness and then using a puzzle die, cut them into puzzle pieces. One page has pockets with twine closures to hold the puzzles and I gave each pocket a clear acetate front so the inside contents can easily be seen! The other page has a chipboard frame covered in patterned paper to hold the completed puzzle in place! 

No busy book would be complete without coloring so I made a pocket on one page to hold coloring book sheets and on the opposite page I doubled up a strip of the patterned paper and scored it in sections just large enough to hold a set of colored pencils! There is also a small ledge made from chipboard and patterned paper to hold the pencils in place. 

A 4x6 journaling card is layered with a pretty doily and more of the colorful paper along with chipboard stickers on the cover of the book for lots of girly details! To keep everything in place I added in a piece of pink tulle that can be tied in a big, pretty bow! To see this book in all of its wonderful detail, be sure and check out my YouTube channel for a walk-through video.

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Hello again! Is it really that time again?...blimey that’s gone quick! Anyway!  Shall we take a look at what I’ve been up to since last time?  I’ve set up my A5 Blush with the dividers I made with the ‘heartsbyemma’ twist!! If you’re not sure what I mean, check out my last blog and all will become clear! 

So, if you remember I was saying how I’d picked out the beautiful floral papers as I wanted a set up that could be used all year round, not just valentines! 

I’ve used the floral papers in my pockets, which is a great way, and let’s face it, easy, way to tie it all in together! I’ve then softened with light pink doilies and grabbed every floral die cut and chipboard piece I could to add even more flower power!!

I have even popped a couple of sticky notes in from the bloom collection to look vaguely functional!...which we all know by now, I don’t do functional!...I do PRETTY!!

I made enough dividers to do six months and then I’ll move the last six months of the year over to the front...if that makes sense?! Have you seen the washi tape with the Kissing Booth Collection? Oh boy!! The floral!! I have to admit! I went a little washi wacky and covered February’s monthly spread in it!! What do you reakon? Too much?? 

I also used the number sticker tablet to number the whole of the month, picking out the gorgeous pink! That’s what’s so great about the number sticker tablet, there’s every colour and size sticker you could possibly ever wish for!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed having a peek inside my planner, and if you love floral prints like me, then I’m sure you’ll have definitely feasted your eyes on those beautiful papers! If you would like to see more pictures using Simple Stories products then checkout my IG account

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Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout right on time to celebrate the season of LOVE.   Well, after twenty years together, it seems my husband and I are yet to learn how to take a good picture together, but that has not stopped me from capturing us through the years.  The new Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection was the perfect mix of colors and sentiments to help capture our story.

For the background, i used the Crazy in Love paper as the base for the page, then fussy cut a piece of the banners in the 3x4 Elements paper and a large strip of the Hugs and Kisses paper and attached them to the top of the paper.

I used a bit of mixed media (VIcki Boutin Art Crayons and Gesso) to add a bit of color to the backgrond just on the areas where the title and picture will be placed.

A fussy cut a few of the florals from the Always Be True paper, while the background dried.  I layer a few 4x6 Vertical elements behind the picture and attached it to the  page using foam adhesive.  I then  decided to use the large fussy cut floral as the top cluster on the picture.

I added a few die cut roses (SIlhouette Cutfile) around the picture as well as elements from the stickers sheet, bit and pieces pack, and puffy stickers to help frame the picture.

To create the title of this page, i pulled a cut file from Just Nick Studio and backed it with papers and pieces of ephemera from the Kissing Booth collection.   I placed it at the bottom of the page and completed the title by adding a chipboard sticker and one of the phrase stickers.

I really love how this turned out!  even when our selfie is not perfect, I  still love that reflects us.  All the details and colors from the Simple Stories' Kissing Booth collection are perfect to  make the picture that much more special.  Remember to check the collection, and have a great Valentine's Day!

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I’m a big pet lover! I’ve had a furry friend in my life as long as I can remember.  Being a card maker, and official photographer of the family means I’m responsible for documenting all of life’s special moments, including those with the family pet.

I’m always excited when a friend adds a new pet to the family.  Pets teach us so many things.. compassion, patience, and responsibility.

My furry friend is my constant companion.  She’s my protector (everyone has to get through her before they say hello to me),  my comfort  and joy (no one is ever happier to see me than her).  She keeps me in shape (making sure I walk her every day), and even saves me a few extra calories every meal (because the last bite of everything is hers).

The Simple Stories Life is Ruff 12” Collection Kit has everything you need to make all the cards I’ve shared today.  They’re perfect for celebrating a new family member, or thanking your vet or friend for keeping an eye on your fur baby while your away.

The collection kit includes sheets of journaling cards, as well as a sticker sheet with images and sentiments.   I usually dust the back of the stickers with baby powder (or powder from my embossing buddy) so they’re not so sticky.  This makes them easier to work with because I can move them if I stick them in the wrong place.  Later when I’m ready to commit I secure them with liquid glue.

Celebrate the special friend in your life (yes there is a collection for the kitties too.. Life is Purrfect!).

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Hello Simple Stories fans.  It's the month of celebrating love, and I'm so in love with the Kissing Booth collection!  I made a sweet layout celebrating my guy and me.  

We were just out a random day at brunch, but I really loved these photos of us that I printed out with my Instax Printer.  I knew this would be a paper heavy layout because I love so many of them, but I didn't want to overwhelm the two photos, so I made them the center, with everything pointing inwards.  

Inspired by some of the cut-aparts that have a wood print background, I picked the Hickory paper from the Snap Basics as my background.  I randomly cut the papers into wedges and arranged them in a circle around the central point, leaving a few open wedges.  I also cut the pretty floral scallop border sticker from the combo sticker sheet to add more interest to the mostly angular design. 

I machine stitched down the middle of each paper to secure it down, and in three of the open areas that are roughly the same distance from each other, I did a messy stitch back and forth in shades of pink and red.  I really love how that adds so much texture, and gives the eye a few spots that are further in the background to rest on.

Two more open areas I I filled with hearts from the puffy stickers pack.

For a title I used the XOXO stickers from the combo sticker sheet on top of the largest stitched wedge.  This sits next to a tab from the 4x6 sticker pack where I stamped the date. Originally I used a tab from the combo sticker sheet, but didn't like the size in relation to the photo. I love that the Simple Stories collections come with several size stickers, giving options to find something that fits just right. 

This design already had so much visual weight, so I added just a few more embellishments to give it depth.  A couple of floral stickers peek out from behind the photos, and on top I made a small cluster with a birdy sticker and the adorable tree trunk from the chipboard set.

Also I used a journaling spot from the bits & pieces pack, topped with a puffy heart stapled on with a tiny staple. The finishing touches are a couple word strips and arrow along the wedges, and a small sprinkling of white mist. 

This collection is the sweetest for scrapping all about the sweethearts in our lives!

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Hi everyone, it is Kelly here today on the Carpe Diem blog. Today I will show you how I have decorated my February planner spreads with gorgeous florals from the Kissing Booth collection by Simple Stories. I am still using my color wash A5 Carpe Diem (one of my absolute favorites) and the ‘Hello’ monthly inserts.

I used the ‘Always be true’ paper from the collection with some gorgeous florals as a background. I cut the paper to size and used the planner punch to punch six planner holes. Next, I layered some pieces of papers on the bottom of the page, including a little journal card to write on. I added a vacation sticker so I can make a list of some fun little things I want to do in my vacation week.

I fussycut a few florals from different papers from the collection and glued them on the ‘this month’ page. I also cut a row of little envelops from the ‘4x6 Horizontal Elements’ paper and glued them on the middle of the page. I decorated the page with some stickers from the Combo stickersheet and the planner basics sticker tablet. I use this page to get a quick overview of important to do’s, appointments and goals for the month.

I created a fun little corner bookmark by folding a piece of paper in a triangle and adding some florals and stickers. I also added a few enamel dots to make it more dimensional. Happy news: in some of the new Simple Stories collections they added matching enamel dots again. Love to use them in my planner because they do not make your planner too bulky! I can put the corner bookmark on the page of the current spread and can easily flip to it.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog, you can find more fun planner inspiration on my instagram account. Have a nice day!

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Hello Simple Stories friends!

Marcia here today with a layout all about LOVE that I created with the Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection. This collection is so gorgeous!!!! When I saw those beautiful floral pattern papers I knew I was going to be doing a lot of fussy cutting! I wanted to display those florals in a rustic setting so I chose a woodgrain pattern paper from the SN@P! Basics paper pack for my background. Every layout about love needs a heart too, right? I found a gorgeous heart digital cut file in the Handipaper Etsy shop. Here is how my layout turned out ...

I backed the heart with the Crazy for You pattern paper. I really like how the black and red contrasted with my black and white photo. There are more gorgeous flowers in the Bits and Pieces die cut packs. They are great for layering. I added a little sticker bird here in this cluster. Isn't he adorable. Those fussy cut flowers are tucked behind my photo as well as peeking out from around that big heart cut file.

The Be Mine die cut was perfect to use for my title. You can see more of those fussy cut flowers peeking out underneath it. A few scattered chipboard hearts helps to add some dimension.

The pattern paper with the tickets is fun to cut into strips. I combined it with a border sticker to ground my journaling spot. This embellishment cluster has another bird from the puffy stickers pack. The puffy stickers are a great way to add dimension as well.

Put the Kissing Booth collection on your must have list. It is perfect for documenting all your love stories and more.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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Hi! Odessa here with some SN@P! pages using the Kissing Booth collection. I just love Valentine’s Day collections so much. They’re always full of pinks and blacks and reds and hearts which are some of my favourite things to use in a layout. Other than the things that actually say Valentine’s Day on them I find they can work all year for me. I had intended to do some cute lovey layouts with Kissing Booth and had photos all ready to go but my pages took a different turn. My older son’s birthday just passed and when I sat down to scrap them I really wanted to use this collection with them. I had no trouble putting together some non-Valentine’s Day pages with Kissing Booth and still have more than enough supplies left over for those cute lovey pages I had planned to work on.

I started my layout with a 6x8 full page spread. I had a great picture I wanted to use to start off with that I thought would be great for a focal point. I started with it in the middle and worked my way around with layers of paper and stickers of all sorts. Puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, border stickers and phrase stickers. All the stickers! 

I used the back side of the Crazy in Love cardstock  as a base because the simple fine dot pattern goes with anything. I used a few more prints as a layered base under my photos and then all the embellishments! The love you chipboard sticker was a great title for the page with the cute fringe cardstock sticker behind it. To balance it on the other corner of the photo I cut down the scalloped border cardstock sticker and added a pretty floral chipboard sticker. I then added some hearts all over, a tab and a bit of journalling. 

On the other side are some fun photos from his birthday celebration and some more journalling. I cut down one of the sheets of 12x12 cardstock and added a journalling spot cut from one of the 3x4 journalling cards and embellished with some of the chipboard and puffy stickers. I added some phrase stickers to the photos and some cute hearts. 

The second page has more fun birthday pictures along with some 4x6 journal cards. I stuck with more simple embellishing because there is a lot going on in the photographs. With the 4x6 cards I added some phrase stickers and bits & pieces for more words on them and added some stickers. The floral with black and white stripe combo in Kissing Booth is so good! Like the page before I added some simple phrase stickers along with heart stickers all over the photos to pull them together with the journal cards.

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Love is in the air...it’s time to remind those special people how much you love them!! 

Jackie G here on the blog today to share a simple little mini album using the collection Kissing Booth!!  This little project is perfect to share with that special person!!  I decided to keep it more “love” themed than Valentine’s Day so it could be used anytime of the year. 

To start off I made a simple 4.75” x 7” folio with chipboard.  I wanted my cover to be super over the top…because why not?!  So, I made a fun little shaker that I filled with lots of different kinds of glitter, sequins and even some of the hearts from the puffy stickers.  I then popped up lots of the stickers and chipboard elements to decorate the frame.  Lastly, I took one of the journaling cards and cut the sentiment out “to love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.”

The inside of my folio is pretty simple.  It has lots of room for photos and journaling though!!  I used the bits and pieces, stickers and some flowers I found in my stash to decorate my pockets. 

I did make two of the journaling cards into tags so I use some cute ribbons!!!  All the photomats and tags are blank on the back so you could put either photos or journal on them!!  With a 1” spine, there is lots of room to stash additional photos inside the pockets. 

I hope you enjoyed this project!!!  Have a wonderful day!!

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Hello Friends!

It’s Kristine with you today and I’m sharing a little LOVE today! I created a layout using the Valentine’s day collection called Kissing Booth. I used a photo of my cousin and her husband for this layout and a cut file from Paige Evans. The cut file allowed me to use several pattern papers and then I was able to add some Bits & Pieces!

Creating layers on layouts always gives such beautiful dimension and even a bit of texture. Add some adhesive that is dimensional under your diecuts and stickers and see what effect this gives your page. You can add layers to titles, photos, diecuts and even your entire cut file on a piece of cardstock!

I added my cut file on a piece of white cardstock and then to add interest and color I added it to the bottom right of my page. The cardstock is cut 10”x10” and gives me space to add some pattern paper on the edge of my layout.

A few enamel dots and some paint splats adds interest to your page and eliminates a bit of that white space. Some prefer not to use splats and that’s okay – why not try some of the small puffy stickers we have. Those are super cute and you can add them anywhere ;)  I added some hearts to my layout and love the little punches of love all over my page!

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It’s Cara here today and I’ve been trying to manage my time a bit better in 2019. I discovered calendar blocking a few months ago and it’s been working well for me. To help me keep on track with this, I’ve added a laminated list of my routines to my planner. It folds in half so that I can easily slip it into my traveler’s notebook. On the back, I added a checklist from the one routine I’m having the most trouble completing, my lunch time routine. And because this folder is laminated, I can use a dry erase marker to check off each task as I complete it.

I used the Good Vibes collection for it’s fun colours and pretty, peppy designs, these are my happy colours so I know they will keep me motivated.

The front cover is a sheet from the Good Vibes 6x8 paper pad trimmed down. I used a TN insert for reference to help get the size right so that it would fit in my TN. I initially added quite a lot of stickers from both the Good Vibes Sticker Tablet and the Mini version, but there were too many and it overwhelmed the bold ‘make today amazing’ so I took some off. I love how easy it is to remove these stickers without ripping the paper, whether it’s to simply move them around or to take them off completely if you’ve change your mind.

The back cover has that pesky lunch time routine of mine, I mentioned above that I’m having trouble getting it finished. I put it on a sheet of white paper and mounted it on a pretty floral paper from the 6X8 Good Vibes paper pad. I used more stickers from the Good Vibes sticker tablets, but I also used some from the Home Sticker Tablet for the bullet points of my checklist because they matched the tasks better (dish soap for cleaning the kitchen and a basket for advancing the laundry etc). I love that you can mix stickers like that from other collections because the sizes are the same and the colour schemes are very similar and always match.

The inside of the folder houses all my routines mounted on the backs of the papers I used for the front and back cover. I chose my papers wisely so that the two inside papers would match each other, they are both black and cream. I added clusters of the Good Vibes stickers and then laminated the whole thing, being careful to keep the pages lined up as they went through my laminator.

I also created a daily spread in my Daily Insert, so that I could try out writing in those routines into my schedules today.

And what TN would not be complete without decorated pockets? This may very well be my favourite thing to decorate. I love the cream colour of the inside of the Aztec Traveler's Notebook. It really makes the colours in the Good Vibes collection pop!

I mixed in some chipboard pieces, Bits & Pieces die cuts, stickers from the Combo Cardstock sheet and the 4x6 pack, all from the Good Vibes collection. I added a few tabs to a another sheet of patterned paper from the 6x8 paper pad and tucked it into the long pocket in the back.

I’ve created a process video for all of these projects and if you’d like to watch the video, you can pop over to my YouTube channel and watch it at this link:

Routine Checklist Process Video

Happy Planning!

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