Sunday, January 31, 2016

Planner Quick Tip - Brain Dumping

Today we are going to explore the world of brain dumping.  Have you ever felt like your brain was so full that you just couldn't focus?  Did you feel like you have a project that's so big that you can't figure out where to start?  Sounds like the perfect time for brain dumping.  That's what this video is all about.  Explore with me the concept of brain dumping as we prepare for next week's planner quick tip video - Bullet Journaling.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Recycled Gift Bags

There are so many great bags out there.  You use them once and then you're done, or are you?  Not me.  You can take a plain bag and make it cute in just a matter of minutes!  This saves you money too.  Just grab what you have on hand and make it work.  I've even used shopping bags and made them into great gift bags.  You can also make them to coordinate with your card.  That's what I did for this cute card.  Here's an example of a really simple one.


I just took some great baby paper from Close To My Heart's "Georgie" collection and added a chipboard sticker from the "Georgie" complements.  Tie a bow with some great ribbon (like 3 Girl JAM), add your gift and tissue paper and you're good to go.  How simple is that?


You can click on the names of the Close To My Heart Products above to find the items I used.  Unfortunately, 3 Girl JAM is closing shop, but there are still a few items available here.

Still not convinced this is easy?  Check out this video and you will see how quickly you can go from 'recycled' to FABULOUS.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Puppy Dogs and Watercolors

I love using watercolors to make baby cards.  I think their softness is perfect for babies, don't you?   When I was playing with my watercolors a few months ago, I painted a few images from Inkadinkadoo that I knew would make great baby cards.  Add a little Close To My Heart Georgie collection and we are ready for baby.


Here's what you'll need:
Close To My Heart Georgie Paper Collection
Close To My Heart Georgie Complements (for the inside)
Close To My Heart White Daisy Card Base and Envelope
Close To My Heart Watercolor Pencils
Close To My Heart Watercolor Brushes
Close To My Heart Springtime Wishes stamp set
Close To My Heart Exclusives Ink - Black
Inkadinkadoo "Welcome Baby" stamp set


You can click on any of the Close To My Heart products above to be taken to my online business page to purchase them.  I don't think you will be disappointed.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Planner Quick Tip - Color Coding

Color is not just for crafting.  I love color!  It's just a bonus that using color can also help keep you organized.  Come with me as we explore the use of color in our planners.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 2016 Haul

It has been quite a while since I last posted a haul.  Come with me to see some great new treasures I have added to my collection.  Most of them you can find here.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Planner Quick Tip - Sticky Notes

Welcome to the first in a brand new "Quick Tip" series that I am starting.  I am so excited to see where this series takes us.  Do you love sticky notes?  Do you buy them in all different shapes, sizes and colors?  Then this may be the video for you.  Check out ways that you can incorporate sticky notes in your planner to keep you on tract.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Everyday Life Planner Hop


Welcome to the Damask Diva Team Planner Blog Hop. I am so excited to be sharing this new planner with you and I'm even more excited to see how the others have set theirs up.  If you just happened onto my blog today, be sure to start with Mandy at the beginning of the hop by clicking here.  I'll post the full line-up below.

Back in December, I walked you through the blank planner, but now I'm ready to show you exactly how I'm using it.  I decided that this planner would make a perfect journal.  This is the one that I will make pretty while my others will be more down to business.  I realized that I simply do not have the time to spend decorating all my planners.  Because I don't carry this one around, it was the perfect one to make pretty.

You can purchase your planner and accessories directly from me by clicking here.  However, don't limit yourself to just the items in the Everyday Life section.  As you saw in the video, you can use so many products from CTMH to make your planner work for you.  Cut apart some paper, use your favorite stamps and have fun.



Be sure to check out the rest of the hop...
Mandy Leahy
Jennifer Dykstra
Cheri Parish
Jessica Wilson
Michele Southworth
Jenifer Benner

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.