Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fun Planner Gifts

Hello Everyone! How's it been going? I am so excited to share some fun planners with you today. These are two planners I put together for my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law. It was so fun to gather little goodies to add to these. It is my new go-to personalized gift. If you are thinking of a good gift idea for Christmas, this would be a great one!

I used these Heidi Swapp memory planners from last year. I love this mint color one. It has a grey chevron inside. I think these colors go with just about anything and are a great combo for anyone. Have you seen Heidi Swapp's new memory planners for 2016? They are beautiful! She is showing them on HSN tomorrow! You can also see it here. I am a sucker for a good floral and all the gold is beautiful too!

So when my sister-in-law opens up her fun planner these are all the goodies I tucked inside. I also gave her a personalized laminated dashboard, because these memory planners do not have one. 

I love this combination of lemon yellow with the teal. So cute!

These are all the fun goodies that were tucked in that large pocket inside the front cover. I wanted to include my favorite go-to planner items. I added some fun Heidi Swapp stamps, some 4 x 6 cards, some gold planner stickers, and of course some amazing wash cards! I love that she can try out lots of different wash tapes. I just used what I had in my stash! 

These are some more fun goodies I had stashed in those little pockets. I added some fun ephemera, 
3 x 4 cards, tags and cute paper clips. This will give her lots to work with when she is decorating her planner. 

This is the backside of her dashboard. It's a darling picture of her 3 little kiddos. I love how it shows their personalities. I jazzed it up with a cute tag, that orange 4 x 6 card, some little phrase strips, a Heidi Swap paper clip, and washi tape along the right side. I love giving things a pop of color!

I was so excited to send this to her. I love planners because they are such a creative outlet. You can stay organized, set goals, document memories, add pictures, and have fun with it. It's all my favorite things! I wanted to include all the fun extras so she can create on the go and have everything she needs. 

Happy Birthday girl!

This next planner I made for my mother-in-law. I used the same Heidi Swapp teal memory planner. I added an elastic band around it to hold it together and added a cute charm and tassle

I just love how it was stuffed with goodies!

Here's a seek peak at what she will see when she looks inside. 

This baby is packed!

I also made her a laminated dashboard. I added a fun photo with washi tape so she can change it up whenever she wants to. 

For this planner I did something a little different. I set it for a the school year, so it runs July through August. Then I used the month of July to add photos of our trip up to the farm. 

I loved how the beginning here has the look and feel of a mini book. I added lots of tags and photos for layers. I left blank spaces so she could add her own journaling and thoughts. 

I decorated the calendar with fun memories from each day of our trip. 

Since July would not be used for planning. I just added photos and memories. You can also add these over the top of planning pages or on blank pages of your planner. 

I wanted to add as many photos as possible, so I also added photos right into the planner. I simply taped 2 photos together and hole punched through it. 

This will be a great way for her to remember our fun trip together and for her to try out a planner. I am so excited about these fun gifts! Planners are so much fun!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Studio Calico June Kit- Galileo

This fun Studio Calico Kit had an amazing mix of black and white with bright colors. What's better then that? It's probably been my favorite kit all year. I only got the Project Life Kit this month and adored it. The Studio Calico Project Life Kit is the best. I have gotten it for almost 2 years now! Isn't that nuts? You can also use this kit for planners, scrapbook pages and so much more. I devour it every month. 


This is my favorite layout I made with this kit. I wanted this Project Life spread to be all about color. I was documenting the last days of school and start of summer and we were so excited about it. I love the neon colors, it fit this week perfectly. 

Here's a closer look at each page.

My daughter has a cute shirt that says, "Party like a Pineapple" and it kind of became our theme for the summer. She has it on in the top right picture above. I had to high light it on a fun card. We are so excited for summer!

I also really wanted to show that you can use the Project Life Kit to make regular layouts as well. I loved the ice cream cone cards and wanted to display them on a fun summery page. I also used the 4 x 6 paper pack to add some layering on the right. 

Sweet Summer Time

This is a pretty Project Life spread I did using some of the black and white cards from the kit. I also aded in a pop of pink from my Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Project Life Core Kit that I bought to use for the whole year. I add some of it in here and there through out my layout to help it feel cohesive. This layout is from the week of mother's day. We got a ton of snow. It was crazy. 

Happy Mother's Day

These were some of my favorite cards from the kit. Aren't then stunning? 

I used one for a title card here, and was so happy they had more in the 4 x 6 paper pad. I love getting all the patterns in that pad. It's awesome. 

Here's one more Project Life Spread of some of our fun summer memories. We played basketball, painted, and kept it real by partying like a pineapple! ;)


How's your summer been?