Sharing something other than a card today. Thought I’d share a couple of planner pages.
Let’s be honest, guys! Some weeks, I just don’t feel like decorating much and go totally clean. Other weeks, I go to town.
This week was a going to town kinda week. Just needed some creative time so I took some time to decorate my pages. I think one of the nice things about decorating your planner you can be creative with purpose and get yourself thinking about the week to come. Plus, you get to use that fun stuff you’ve been wanting to use! Love that.
Did the bulk of my decorating for these pages with stamps from Technique Tuesday. I also used some stickers (letters and cute stuff) and some papers from Simple Stories. The Simple Stories goods were definitely a fun way to add a pop of color or two… or three or four… wink!
I did add a couple pieces of paper for lists onto the spread and clipped them on so I could write on them as the week goes on and pull them out when I need them. I could have just used sticky notes but I was using what was at hand and in close reach of my workplace.
Alright! That’s what I’ve got.
You’ll find a list below of the stamp sets I used.
See you again soon, friends!
And we made it! Today is the last day of this year’s 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.
It seems like it went so fast this year!
So meet card #12.
Played it a little more of the artsy side here with some patterned papers from Simple Stories and then some stamped words and splatters from the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set from Ellen Hutson.
The mistletoe was cut with a die from the Poinsettia and Pine dies from Ellen Hutson as well. Ok, I think it’s mistletoe. I don’t know vegetation well so let us just pretend it is if it’s not. 😉 I added the bow with a bit of twine from Whisker Graphics and plopped on some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Sure dig those Sparkling ones.
So that’s what I have for you.
Excited to see how Ashley wraps up this year’s series. Thanks for stopping in, guys! Always a treat!
Almost to the end of the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.
This is my take on Day 11.
I built the card around the fun little squares that I cut from a piece of Simple Stories patterned paper. I embellished each one by adding a little stamping (stamps from Technique Tuesday) and a few embellishments.
Got to admit that the “no comment” one is probably my favorite. The blank line just screamed for a “no comment” answer. Stamped the “no comment” and “x” with the Williamsburg – Small alphabet stamp set from Technique Tuesday.
Over and out. That’s what I have. Can’t wait to see Ashley’s take on Day 11.
Be back again tomorrow with the conclusion of this year’s 12 in 12 challenge. Hope to see you then.
So close to the end of this year’s 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley.
Here is my take on the challenge today.
This is one that just came together with stuff left on my desk from when working on some of the other cards I’ve put together lately. Most of the stuff on this one is from Simple Stories. Some of it’s been around awhile. 😉
Can’t see what Ashley made to share with you today. Take it away, Ash!
Be back again later, gators. Thanks for swinging by.
Got to admit that the crafty mojo has been totally strong lately! 🙂 Got a couple non-card projects to share with you today.
Up first is this little guy!
Kinda fun, right?
I found some little wooden mini pallets at Michaels and was like, “Yeah, man! I’m totally making something with them.” So I did. 🙂
I covered the pallet with patterned paper from the Claus & Co. collection from Simple Stories. And then I took a piece of faux greenery and just formed it into a circle to make the wreath. I added the little bow and glued it to the pallet.
I popped a couple holes in the top of my mini pallet with piercing tool. Added some fresh jute and then slapped on a seasonally appropriate sticker at the bottom (also from Simple Stories’ Claus & Co. collection) and called things good. 🙂
I liked the end results so much that I pretty much did the exact same thing again when I made this second mini pallet ornament.
I just changed it up a little by using a different sticker and some different paper. Kinda cute, right?
So that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators.
PS. I’m up on the Simple Stories blog. Had a couple Winter-themed cards over there yesterday. I’d be tickled if you’d check them out.
We meet again!
Another day. Another 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) post. Shazam!
Meet today’s card.
I’m starting to feel like Ms. Stashbusters as I work on these cards. I been using a lot of things that have been in my scrapbooking and paper crafts stash for awhile. Feels really good to use that stuff up.
Most everything on this card is from the DIY Christmas collection from Simple Stories. Yes, that’s their collection from last year. I had just few things left from it. Seemed a pity to not use them.
This card was really built around the green striped paper. It started out without designs between the green lines. You can take a gander at the paper here on the Simple Stories site. See? All not with stuff on it. 🙂 Lovely, but it could be made even more fun. 😉
I chopped my piece of “no extra stuff on it” paper up and then decorated it up with strips of other patterned papers in the collection, as well as some stickers and enamel dots. A little bit here. A little bit there. A little bit more until it was all covered up… in an orderly, non-sticker sneeze kind of way. Because a sneeze would be a bummer, you know?!
So that is today’s take on the challenge. Excited to see what Ashley cooked up today.
Another day. Another 12 in 12 post featuring another Christmas Card Challenge card.
Meet today’s card. 🙂 Actually make that cards.
I felt guilty that this card is pretty simple so I’m throwing a second card up here for you today. Because I can. And because both these cards are going to a good place. My mom has early onset Dementia and I had to place her this year in Memory Care. It was and is one of the hardest and most heartbreaking things I’ve ever had to do, but it also has greatly improved her quality of life. And it’s provided me some relief that she is being taken care of all the time. I know she’s safe and in a good place.
Anyway, I’ll be giving this card and this card to a couple of her neighbors. Some of them don’t get a lot of visitors so I’m happy to give them a little something to make their day a little brighter.
I created both these cards with items from the Claus & Co. collection from Simple Stories. Basically, I added a little patterned paper to a card. Tossed on a SN@P! card. And then added a sentiment sticker. Easy, easy stuff. Nice thing about Simple Stories is the item in their collections are designed to work together so you can easily mix and match things together without a lot of thought. As long as you are using stuff from the same collection, it’s high on easy!
Alright that’s what I have for today. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on Day 3.
Be back again tomorrow with my take on Day 4.
Just stopping by quick today.
I’m up on the Simple Stories blog, sharing a peek inside my Carpe Diem Planner.
Here’s a little peek for you.
You can see more from my planner over there. I’d be tickled if you’d check it out.
See you again soon!
I’m back with a quick card to share with you. I was inspired by the Clean + Simple Christmas Challenge this last week on the Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog to make this little card just for the fun of it.
I used mostly older products from Simon Says Stamp! (Christmas Trees and Holiday Frames dies & Handwritten Sentiments and Holiday Layered Trees stamp sets). Plus, I used some paper from the old DIY Christmas collection from Simple Stories + some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
It’s a pretty straight forward card. Die-cut a frame. Add a tree + cardstock. Pop on a star. Do a little stamping. Be liberal with sequins. Add patterned paper. You get the idea. 😉 Just felt good to have a little fun.
Alright! Over and out. I’ll be back later, gators.
Just a couple cards to share today.
Meet card #1.
And meet card #2.
I created both of these cards with the new Pumpkin Spice collection from Simple Stories. Was working on another project with the collection. Completed it. Still had the goods sitting on my desk and just couldn’t stop playing! 🙂
The little piece of tape toward the top of the first card is actually a border sticker from this sheet of stickers. I just tore it to look like Washi tape.
Really like that torn tape look, even though it’s been around for quick awhile.
On that second card, it’s a little hard to tell but look really close and you’ll see used three of the chipboard frames. It’s kind of a puzzle (hee) but I just kinda stacked up together.
The card is probably a little bulkier than most, but I think it’s still pretty mailable. Might cost an extra stamp, but it could still go through the mail… in the right envelope. 😉
Alright! That’s what I have. I’ll be back again soon, friends.
Thanks for stopping by!