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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Color Dare 118 ~ November Stamp of the Month

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare #118.  This week the colors featured on Color Dare are Smoothie, Olive and Honey.

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I am really loving the November Stamp of the Month ~ It’s the Little Things.  It is such a fun an versatile stamp.  When I was trying to decide on a design for this weeks challenge, I knew this would be the prefect stamp set to use.  If you like this stamp set be sure to place a qualifying order of $50 before e the end of the month as this is a limited offer.



Here is my design using these two elements.

Color Dare 118 ~ November SOTM~ Catscrapbooking.com


For this card I used the following products:

  • Paper pack~ Whimsy Fundamental paper pack
  • Cardstock ~ Olive and Colonia White
  • Embellishments ~ Olive ribbon (retired), Sparkles Clear assortment and Smoothie Washi tape
  • Stamp Set ~ It’s the little things
  • Ink ~ Smoothie, Olive and Honey

I hope you will join us this week on Color Dare just create your design and then link up at the end of this post.

Happy Crafting!


Washi Thank you Card

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been in need of Thank You cards.  Since Christmas has just past I knew my need would be increased, so I have been on a roll.  I loved the washi card that Gina Brandstetter designed using HO HO HO  Santa’s Greeting M1028.  I then stumbled on one which that Jennifer of Jen’s Scrappy Pages using A True Thank You M1029.  I made some small changes but here is my version.

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Complete list of supplies used:

  • Lagoon Cardstock
  • Daisy White Cardstock
  • Party Washi Tape Z1908
  • Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape Z1850
  • Paradise Baker’s Twine Z1702
  • Aqua Dots Z1853

Happy Crafting!

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Believe in the Magic ~ Holidays from the Heart


Welcome to the Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop!!! I have been busy designing layouts and playing around with all the new product.  I am so excited to share some of it with you now.  Did you know that as of this post you too can now order form the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide?  Yes, starting today it is now available to everyone.  Please keep in mind that some of the products in the guide are while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait too long to get your hands on these items.

Here is a layout I designed using the Sparkle & Shine paper (X7176B) , Sparkle & Shine Complements (X7176C) and Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape (Z1907):

Sparkle & Shine Tree Layout full

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For this page I cut the title “Believe in the Magic” on my Silhouette using Juniper cardstock.  I used the Sparkle & Shine Washi tape for ribbon on the tag.

Sparkle & Shine Tree Layout right

The shimmer of the silver washi tape is so awesome.  I also love how all of the Sparkle & Shine paper has that wonderful simmer too.

Hope you enjoy all of the participants artwork.

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters.   Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group.

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