Color Dare #183 ~ Crystal Blue, Honey, Pear, Thistle and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #183 we are featuring  CRYSTAL BLUE, HONEY, PEAR, THISTLE and WHITE DAISY.Color Dare 183 blog badge

I have been designing a new planner todo list for each month, just to mix it up and have fun.  Since this month is Easter, I thought it would be fun to use Penelope for this.

Color Dare #183 ~ Penelope ~ ToDo List March ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe eggs are from Art Philosophy #m4462d and the bunny is from Artfully Sent #m1067bd.  Color Dare #183 ~ Penelope ~ March Todo List detail ~ CatScrapbooking.comI could not resist adding a googlie eye.

Color Dare 183 ~ Penelope ~ Easter Theme Todo list ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere it is in my planner.

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Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #183 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday March 10, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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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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