National Papercrafting Month ~ Live your Day Hop

Welcome to the Love Your Day Blog Hop!

JanOpt2016Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the exclusive Love Your Day Picture My Life scrapbooking program.  You will be seeing a variety of artwork using these versatile cards.

If you are just arriving her from MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I will show you how I incorporated these cards into my new planner.PML Live Your Day ~ National Papercrafting Month ~ Birthday list for Planner 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.com I usually pull all the birthday and anniversary cards I plan to send the last week of the prior month and having them listed this way makes my life simple.

PML Live Your Day ~ National Papercrafting Month ~ Birthday list for Planner 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comYou can see here I used the 3×4″ birthday cards which are included in this pack and there are 12 of them.  I added the month from Dated E1031 to the top of each card with Versamark and heat embossed with black. I then picked a stamp set which would represent that month and added a little bit of fun.  Then using the new Memory Protectors 4″x3″ Z3191 I was able to add them to my planner.

Here is the list of stamp sets used on the months shown:

I also made an Anniversary list.

PML Live Your Day ~ National Papercrafting Month ~ Anniversary list for Planner~ CatScrapbooking.comI am not sure what I will used the other spots for but I am sure I will think of something ;-).  I used black and gold embossing powered with Happy Couple D1539 and Happy to be Friends C1605.

You will want this  to Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—which is only available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 USD / $10.50 CAD before this offer is gone!

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  LELA N’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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2016 Planner Ideas

Are you ready to start the new year off on the right foot?  Do you need to get your life more organized?  Well then you need to get your hands on this AWESOME Planner by Close to My Heart!!  During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! You do not want to miss this.

5746b11f-080a-4fef-b07b-3dfbb70306c2I have been having so much fun decorating and organizing my 2016 planner.  I wanted to share with you a couple things you can do to your planner.  Lets start with adding a pocket folder.   I ordered the My Crush Everyday Life Pages Z3210 as I was curious to see how I could incorporate them into my planner.  They are pretty cool and a great addition to the planner but would be great if you are interested in creating an album.  Here is how I used the pages to make a pocket folder.

Planner Pocket ~ CatScrapbooking.comIsn’t this a great feature?  And now I will show you how easy this is to make.  Plus if you make it to the end you will get to see my cute animal clips which are hiding in this photo.

Planner Pocket step 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is taking one of those My Crush Everyday Life Pages Z3210 and cutting it in half.  Then Making a tick mark at 2″ from bottom on short side and 3 1/4″ along the top long side. Planner Pocket Step 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI then used those two tick marks and put on my score board.  I scored a straight line between those tick marks. Planner Pocket Step 3 ~ CatScrapbooking.com

I used the new Limeade Washi Tape Z3198, the pink washi to be exact to attach the two halves to form the pocket. ****UPDATE ****** I recommend using a wider Washi tape as the seam does pop up a bit with the thin washi.Planner Pocket Step 4 ~ CatScrapbooking.comFront view.

Planner Pocket Step 5 ~ CatScrapbooking.comUsing Score tape I ran a strip along the bottom of each pocket.  This will be adhered to the pocket page. Planner Pocket Step 6 ~ CatScrapbooking.comNow are you ready to see those adorable critters??  Well I saw on Facebook and Instagram an adorable critter clip by Michele Rowley.  When I saw here I knew I needed to make some of these and here they are.

Planner Wolf Pup Clip ~ CatScrapbooking.comPlanner Fox Clip ~ CatScrapbooking.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made the wolf pup using a SVG file with my Silhouette.  The fox is cut with my Cricut Explore subscription. I have one more I am considering making ~ a moose.  Then my favorite wild critters will all be represented :-).

Happy Crafting!

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Planners Gonna Plan

Have you heard and seen the buzz about the new Close to My Heart Planners???  Well I love organization and planners so I was excited about this new product.  I was able to spend some time working on my planner this weekend.  I really love it!! I love the colors and that it has the week on two pages vs my single page planer I am currently using. I wanted to show you how it looks and how I am using it.

2016 CTMH Planner Month overview ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the monthly overview. I used the stickers, washi tape and some of our papers to indicate things on my calendar.  I assigned a color washi tape/sticker for each member of my family and also have one to indicate couple and family time.  I also have my regularly schedule blog hops indicated with various circles and tabs.  This helps me stay up on things.  By the way if you look at some of the tabs you many not recognize some of those papers this is because they are from the soon to be released Penelope Paper pack.2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what the weekly overview looks like.  I have the washi/sticker and tabs to indicate the same things on my monthly overview.  I used the new roller stamp to add menu to each day so I can plan my meals all on the same calendar instead of a separate one like I have been using.  I also used the birthday stamp on the roller to indicate a birthday then wrote who next to it.

2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 1 ~ catscrapbooking.comI have to admit that the area to write to-dos or notes is not big enough for me as I currently uses a to do list for each day then transfer what is not done to the next.  I got creative and decided to create my own to do list and if I want I can change it every month if I want to look at something different.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look.  I used the Artfully Sent cartridge and created one of the Framed Sleeve Cards #M101055 and cut it at 7.21″ high by 9.73″ wide.  This way I can slide in my to do lists in and change them out as needed. I actually created the inserts using the pocket cards and added the lines in Design Space.  So I just send it to my printer and using a black pen in the first holder I don’t have to draw lines, the Cricut does all the work 🙂  If you are wondering about the adorable flowers well this is another sneak peak at Springtime Wishes Stamp set and cut them using Springtime Wishes thin cuts.  I used my watercolor paper and paints.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner detail 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look at how they slide in and out.  I am so happy the way this planner is working out that I can’t wait to start using it full time …. Only two more weeks!!!!

Now don’t you want your own??? Well what are you waiting for??? You can order your own 2016 planner now.  During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.  Here is the link.

5746b11f-080a-4fef-b07b-3dfbb70306c2I will be sharing some other documents I have been crating to go with my planner like a freezer inventory, grocery list and blog social media chart.

Happy Crating and Organizing!

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