Violet Ballew's Blog Posts

Hello November..Violet here, today I would like to share How I used the Posh Doc it journal and Hello Fall collection to make a list for my Thanksgiving Dinner.

I started by gathering all the embellishments that I wanted to use. I water colored the pages to add some color and make it more fall looking and It's relaxing too. 

I grabbed two cards from the Hello Fall Snap Pack and glued them down and then added washi tape. The Blue, Orange, yellow and whites florals are perfect for this layout. I added demension by adding bits and pieces, stickers, Enamel Dots and Bradz. Once all that was complete I couldn't wait to write down my List. 

I also wanted to make sure I didn't lose my place in the journal, when heading to the grocery store, therefore, I decided to make a corner planner bookmark for my Doc it journal. 

Now I can safely tuck it back into my Ivory Carpe Diem planner and take it out when needed. I appreciate and adore the conveniency of being able to do that. And can we all just take a minute, to just stare at the Gold writing...Love!

Thank you everyone who took the time to stop by the blog. It will be a very busy next couple of months, but I am Thankful for it and thankful to be able to stay organized in the best planners out there! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving..Till next time, happy planning.


Howdy!  Layle here with you today.  We have a fun week planned for you - a Simple Stories & JustNick Digital Cut Files Team Up!

Both design teams have swapped 'products' and will be sharing on our blogs all week long for some great inspiration!  Let me tell you, if you fancy digital cut files then you're in for a treat!  Nicole Nowosad, creator of JustNick, is super talented and has a fabulous library of cut files available! 

Today creative team member Violet Ballew joins us with a spooooky Carpe Diem planner -

My favorite Color is October! I am so glad October is here. As I sit here drinking a pumpkin spice latte and looking at my planner spread, October is what inspired me this month for my divider set up. I used the Happy Haunting Simple Set and had the opportunity to incorporate JustNick digital cut files.

I started off by picking which digital cut file I wanted to work with and the JustNick 31, Happy Little Monsters, and Scribbles were perfect for what I wanted to achieve in my planner this month. 

I added Tabs to the dividers and I absolutely love the way they came out. It keeps everything organized and in it's place. The orange and black with plaid and distressed paper and all the cool spooky stickers from the Happy Haunting Collection Kit were a match made in planner heaven. 

I wanted something spooky on my next divider and realized that everything was just too cute to spook! I was able to use the collection stickers and distressed wood paper and some of the Happy little monsters with scribbles to create an outside ghost Fest.  The ghost Journaling Card made the perfect center piece on my next divider and decided he was going to be a planner nerdy ghost. Lol. 

Last but surely not the least is my favorite part of Creative Planning. The pockets! I know I probably mention that every time I blog, but it is so true. Once again I used the Just nick "31 and "Happy little Monsters" cut files to create paperclips. I added goggly eyes to add a little more characters to the little monsters, ghost, cat and I think they are so stinkin cute!

As the days get shorter and nights are longer, grab a cup of coffee and cozy up with a nice warm blanket and plan away.

I want to take this time to say a special thank you to Simple Stories and Just Nick for the privilege to use their products and create something fun and seasonal in my planner. I had a blast and will continue to use the cutting files and collection kit throughout all of October. Thank you again to everyone who took the time to stop by the blog.
Head over to the JustNick blog & check out what her team has created with our products!

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Check back in tomorrow for great inspiration using JustNick cut files!




Happy Fall, y'all!   Fall is my one of my favorite times of the year.  I couldn't wait to play around with the new Hello Fall collection and the Gather Together Simple Set. With all the oranges, yellow, blues, and florals, it makes it a perfect match for the Marigold Carpe Diem planner. 

I made a dashboard and planner bookmark. I took one of the word stickers and attached it to the top and laminated them. I really enjoy doing this because it peaks out from the top of the planner and I don't have to worry about it getting ruined. 

What I love most about fall are the leaves falling, pumpkin everything, family, cozy nights, boots, sweaters, scarves, hot drinks and woodland creatures. The changes of color and season makes me happy and is a beautiful reminder that change is ok and is needed. I believe I was able to add a little fall into my planner. 

Thank you to all those that continue to stop by the blog and take time to read our posts. Wishing everyone a wonderful new season - may it be filled with pumpkin spice and everything nice!4660