Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Filofax & Erin Condren Life Planners

Yes, I am addicted to planners. It started out in college and then went on to follow me in the work force. I started out with a simple notebook. I created charts to organize my schedule, homework, chores, and meal planning, it was crazy.  I also had a thing for colored pens, which has stayed with me, by the way. LOL!

At my second job (banking), I was introduced to "Day-Runner/Day-Timer". I was in heaven.  My boss gave me one for my birthday.  Skip to 2011 I purchase an iPhone and decide to go digi with my schedule. It was AWEFULL! I could not keep an appointment if my life depended on it. I missed birthday's and anniversary's. I gave it a try, and failed!

In 2012, I decided to go back to my Day-Runner.  Around mid 2013, I kept seeing all of these planner videos on youtube and that was it for me. It was so up my alley. They were using products I have in my craftroom (project life, stamps, inks, etc.).  I purchased my first Filofax - Finsbury A5 on sale for $40. Did I tell you, I LOVE IT!

OMG!! Then comes the "Erin Condren Life Planners" and its a MUST HAVE.  I actually purchased two of them.  I am now up to 3 organisers.  Crazy, I know. 

Then I decided on the personal size Filofax, so I can carry it at all times.  OMG! I fell in love with the "aqua colored - saffiano".  Love love love this one.  I was originally looking for the Malden Aqua, but that was discontinued. :(.

I am actually excited because Filofax is coming out with a new line in the next couple of weeks. I have my eye on one or two of them. :) We will have to see.

Below are some of my favorite planner ladies, who are wonderful, creative, and inspiring. Some have Etsy stores for you to purchase handmade dividers and charms, etc.

Amy Van Winkle (MySweetPlannerAddiction - youtube)
Amy Van Winkle (My Planner Addiction Shop‎)

Wintervictorian Blog

CharlottesWeb86 Etsy Shop

Alexandra Shaw (youtube channel)

Below are pictures of my organizers:
 All of my planners
 My Finsbury A5 Opened
 My Project Life Dashboard - I love this!
 Typical Day for me!
 My beautiful handmade dividers from "my planner addiction" etsy shop. Thank you, Amy!
 This came from Marcy Penner's Hello Forever Etsy Shop, these are fabulous by the way!
 Aqua Saffiano Personal Size
 Erin Condren Life Planner - purchased for weight lost, but it's not working. :(
Erin Condren Life Planner - purchased for blogging/TM Class Projects, this is working now!
I hope you enjoyed my soapbox on planners. Remember if you are planning on purchasing a Filofax make sure to visit youtube for more information and the Etsy stores for handmade items for the planner.
Until next time! Take care everyone!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Baby Album for Twins

I wanted to share the Baby Album I created for the twins that were born on March 14, 2014. My sweetheart's brother's wife (tongue twister there) had the twins last Friday (Baby Kat & Baby Coco). Congrats to April and Bill!

I was inspired by mysistersscrapper on youtube.  She done a beautiful baby boy album using the Echo Park Bundle of Joy (Boy) paper.

I purchased the Bundle of Joy (girl) to create this album. I love this line.  I am hoping to get my hands on three more sets, so I can re-do them for each of the girls and do one for my god-daughter Mercy. Below are some pictures I took on my iPhone the day of the shower, which is the day I completed the album. 

 Front Cover
 Side View

I hope to be blogging on a regular basis, LOL!  I keep saying that, let see how I do.  Until next time! Take care everyone!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Favorite Organizational Blogs/Youtuber

I know this may be a little late, but Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you all have had a great start to the new year and I hope it continues throughout!

January, of course, is the BEST time to start over and get organized. I want to share some of my favorite "Gurus" in organization.

Last year around September 2013, I decided I needed to organize my home. I think it's ironic I hadn't done this, considering I am well organized at work, but everywhere else, I suck! I was having a hard time figuring out where to start. So I searched online and found my miracles!

So here are my top organize gurus:

1. Organizedjen (website) / Youtube Channel

2. Alejandra (website) / Youtube Channel

3. A Bowl Full of Lemons (website)

4. iHeart Organizing (website)

I have truly enjoyed them all, they have great ideas, samples, printables, and videos. Please stop by their websites or youtube channels, if you haven't already, and get ready to get motivated to organize!

Take care everyone and talk to you soon!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Baby Invitation

OMG!  OMG! Third post, unbelieveable! Can you believe it? I can't.  Anyways, back in August I was I was asked to create an invitation for our nephew.  The theme was "Prince/Knight". So I search online to see what was out there and realized that I could create it myself. I downloaded all the fonts and this is what I came out.

The invitations was printed and this is how it came out! I loved how it came out!

Thank you for stopping by! Take care and see you soon!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thankful Mini Album / Back to Basic Layout

Two post in one week, wow! You realize this mean I will not post until next year, because I am definitely not consistent, which is a fault of mind, that I plan on changing next year.  I am really organized at work and other areas, but blogging, and crafting are just really difficult for me.  I definitely want to be more consistent 2014.

Moving on, here is a project I pick up from mysisterscrapper on youtube.  I love it, so I decided to create it using the Echo Park line Reflections Harvest.  I think it came out pretty darn cute!  I had some leftover stickers so I decided to create a two-page layout. I went "back to basics" on my layout. I think it came out pretty good based on leftover items.  So don't ever toss the scraps you have!

The line used for this project was the Reflections (ep) Lori Whitlock Harvest.

Thank you again for stopping by! Take care and see you soon!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chit Chat / Family Memory Album

OMG!! It's been just a long time. Crazy busy schedule, work, family, and other projects, but for the next three months, life we definitely be even more hectic.  I am hosting my first "Thanksgiving Dinner" with family, and I have to admit I am terrified.  The pressure is definitely "on". 

I need to start on invitations for Thanksgiving and Cookie Exchange. Christmas gifts that I am making need to work their way into my schedule and other things as well.  OMG!! OMG!! How will I get everything done!

Okay, enough of that, you may not know this, but I was a Stampin Up Demonstrator about 2 years ago and I loved it.  It was very hard for me to keep the business going with a full time job and so many demonstrators in my area, that I could not compete.  So I gave it up, sadly!  I did on the other hand learned techniques and had the opportunity to do projects that other demonstrator shared thru the demonstrator website at Stampin Up. 

Below is one of the projects that I did a long time ago that I learned how to do from another demonstrator.  I changed it up a little bit, by adding three more flip pages so I can add more pictures.  This is such a versatile album you can do any theme you want (Baby, Christmas, Halloween, etc.).

The paper line used for this project is Teresa Collins Memorabilia. 
Thank you again for stopping by!  Take care everyone and see you soon.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Storage Closet Organization

So I have been on an organizing kick since last September.  Let me tell you, it's still a work in progress.  I started off with my kitchen, and I am slowing moving room to room. Our house does not have a lot of storage so I had to come up with an idea to make this work.  What I have found that works for me, if I purchase something new something old must leave, that way I don't create an overflow, if you know what I mean.  It has definitely been a challenge for me.

My inspiration came from Organizedjen and iHeart Organizing. OMG! Both of these ladies are so AMAZING when it comes to organizing.  Love love love them! Make sure to visit their blogs for inspiration and lots of good information on products they love as well.

Okay, so here is the final storage closet done.  I had everything everywhere, it was crazy! Now I have room to grow and I am super excited.   The plastic containers are from the Container Store (my favorite store of all time).

Below are the different size storage boxes that are sold at the Container Store.

So happy that is done, moving on to the next project which is the Laundry Room. This is going to be a challenge for me.  I will make sure to take before and after pictures on this project. 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and staying cool!  Until next time! Take care.