I’ve always been the type of person to write things down – I just remember them better. I have been pretty consistent using a planner over the past few years and searching for this thing called planner peace. For me, a dotted notebook is the best choice because I can customize it however I want. Yes, it definitely takes a bit of effort to set it up but I have all these stationary and cardmaking supplies that help me along the way.
This year, I chose the Sassy Dots notebook — this B6 sized notebook is a smaller size than my normal A6 but I think it works really well since sometimes I feel like I just don’t fill up all my pages (and honestly, you don’t have to). BUT the best part of this notebook is that it is copic friendly — yep, you read that right. You can use your copic markers and there’s absolutely no bleed through!
This isn’t a traditional monthly spread but it’s what I think will work for me and as always, I can tweak it as the year goes on since every month is a fresh blank page.
I’ll be sharing my weekly spreads here, each week for the month of January and I hope you enjoy it!
Ever play Craft Roulette? It’s a show that is over on YouTube every Friday night, where the parameters for a card are determined by a wheel. I’ve been on the show twice (you can find it here or here) but this is the first time I played along live since my friend, Shanna, was on the show this past Friday. The four parameters were 1) Coral and cool colors 2) pocket 3) 4×6 card 4) pocket. It was pretty fun playing live without having the pressure of being on camera and I was done creating shortly after they were done too. I love how it came out and find it so cute … I definitely wouldn’t have created this card without the parameters so if you’re every stumped — check out the show and play along on Fridays!
Hi crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing a card a couple crafty items for this clean card.
I stamped my image from Mama Elephant’s Pix’s Favorites stamp set using Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink. I colored it up using copics markers for a no-line image.
For my background, I used Trinity Stamps A2 Foundation Rectangle Stencil for a focal point in the middle of my card panel. I blended the panel using Ink on 3’s Atelier Inks: Twiggy Brown, Marilyn Red, Marigold Orange and Bee Sting Yellow. Using Ink on 3’s Leafy Forest stencil on top of Trinity Stamps A2 Foundation Rectangle Stencil, I went over the panel again with the same colors to create a tone of tone pattern
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you got some inspiration to create! Happy Crafting!
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Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s a start of a new decade!? Time has flown by so quickly! One of my new years resolutions is to create more for myself. I have design teams and deadlines but I realized that I need to create for myself and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Do you have any crafty resolutions for the new year?
Today, I wanted to create a card using I’m sharing a card featuring these critters I colored up for fun. I always revert back to Mama Elephant’s Party Animal stamp set at the beginning of the year since it’s so perfect to kick off the new year.
I stamped out these images using Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink, which is perfect for no line coloring. I used a combination of Copic markers (colors listed below) to color everything.
I definitely knew I wanted to use Trinity Stamps’ Layered Fireworks stencils for the background but was worried it’d be too busy. I went for it anyway and stepped a bit out of my comfort zone. I gathered a ton of different embossing powders to help create this firework lit sky. Using Juicy Ink, I pressed on the stencil to get the ink on my cardstock and then used all the different embossing powders to fill up the sky.
I used My Favorite Things Stamps – Snow Drifts to cut out some masking paper so I could use distress inks for the sky and the grass. The embossing powder resists all the ink so once I was finished with the sky, I just wiped it down with a dry paper towel and all the colors were perfect for fireworks.
I went ahead and added all the colored critters to the card panel and added the Cheers sentiment from My Favorite Things Stamps. This finished off my card and I love how it turned out. It looks a bit busy but you know what, the more fireworks, the better.
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