I love making lists! Lists keep me organized and help me set priorities. I find it the best way to keep up with our family’s busy schedule. I’m also the type of person who needs to write things down in order to remember them. Today I am going to show you what a weekly spread in my planner looks like and how I incorporated the cute little notepad that comes in the Oh My Heart collection for my daily to-do list.
The first thing I do when I set up my weekly spreads is write down the main tasks I need to get done or important events/duties such as schedule changes, school and church functions, work meetings, etc. Anything out of the ordinary goes into my planner. This system works wonders as it gives me an idea of all the extra activities I have to prepare for and how busy the upcoming week is going to be.
Once everything is written down, I start decorating the pages. The bits and pieces in the Oh My Heart collection are so fun. The black and white striped tote is my favorite. I also love the floral puffy stickers which were perfect to embellish the opposite corners of my spread. To achieve a cohesive look, I made sure I repeated some of the elements on both page. Fussy cut flowers, clear and chipboard stickers, washi tape.
Aside from an overview of my week, what I like to include in my planner is a daily to-do list. Most of the time I just use post-its or index cards, but I thought it would be fun and useful to create a notepad holder that I could switch between weeks or planners.
To begin, I cut out a piece of patterned paper to adhere the notepad to that was ¼ inch bigger than the notepad itself. Next, I wanted to make sure I had a sturdy base for it. Something that I could easily take in and out of my planner without tearing. I trimmed two of my favorite patterned papers from the collection to glue back-to-back and a piece of white cardstock that I sandwiched in the middle. Another option would be using plain chipboard to decorate with favorite patterned papers and embellishments. One thing to pay attention to before trimming the paper is the space needed for notches/holes (depending on your type of planner).
I created a little pocket on the back to store extra lists, receipts, and reminders.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this post has inspired you to give list making a try. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it works!
Happy Easter week! Cut files have always been my main source of inspiration whether I create full page layouts, mini albums, or cards. I love their versatility and I think they add an interesting touch to any project. Today I am sharing two cards that I created by using the same cut file in different ways.
Since the theme of this week is Easter, I thought a cut file that resembled a weaved basket would be fun to use. The Cozy Quilt cut file from The Cut Shoppe was perfect for it.
For my first card I decided to use the cut file as it is. I backed only some of it with different patterned papers from the lovely Oh My Heart collection. I wanted the soft green paper from the Take Me Away collection to show through. To give the card more dimension I used foam dots to adhere it down.
I then created a banner with my sentiment and completed the card with just one floral piece in the center. Keeping embellishments to a minimum is a good way to balance off an otherwise busy card with multiple colors and patterns.
For my second card I used the positive space of the cut file. In order to keep the exact same distance between all the pieces, I used the cut file itself as a guide. After placing it on top of the patterned paper I meant to use as my background, I started gluing down the different parts. I then lifted the cut file and saved it for my next card. I really love the result!
To make my cluster stand out, I backed it with some twine that I weaved back and forth to create an extra layer behind the chipboard flowers. A banner with my sentiment completed the card.
I hope you are inspired today to use cut files on your cards. There is so much more you can do with them. Try using them as a stencil or to create a stitching pattern. The possibilities are endless! Until next time. Have a lovely day!
Hello and welcome to the Altenew‘s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of it this year. You should have arrived from Erum‘s blog. I’ll include the full list below for your convenience:
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Here is the layout I created using the gorgeous Amazing You stamp set and the Reflection Scrapbook Kit from Altenew:
I absolutely adore the colors in this scrapbook kit. To begin, I selected a few patterned papers to use as a base for my roses and leaves. The watercolor effect on the patterned papers made the job very easy for me. I didn’t have to worry about coloring or adding shaded areas to my images. After applying VersaMark ink, I used white embossing powder to create a soft edge. Then I fussy cut the different elements and placed them on my layout to create a background for my photo. Some of the roses were stamped on vellum, heat embossed and colored in. I love the stained glass effect you can achieve with this technique.
I decided to keep the rest of the layout pretty simple, with just a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit and a sentiment.
Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on each designer’s blog and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.
You next stop is Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Thank you for stopping by! Have fun hopping along!