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New 2017 Planner

Happy new Year to all! hoping all had a great holiday season with your loved ones. I wanted to share my new planner set up for this year that just started. Here are a few pictures:

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You all know by now my love for florals and this year I fell in love with this paper from Pink Paislee (Moonstruck 02 collection). This is what I used for my dashboard, a cut using my Silhouette Cameo and a piece of a Heidi Swapp 3×4 card. This is my mantra for this year: ‘Focus on the good”

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I decided to continue using a Heidi Swapp planner as I did last year. I do really like her style, but of course I have to personalize it and make it my own.

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I used the usual stationery items I love so much: sticky notes  and pretty pens to complete my set up.

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And of course new goodies I picked in the Target Dollar Spot section. I can’t pass a set of donuts erasers right?

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Thank you so much for reading and looking forward to continue getting your comments.

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New Craft Room/Office Tour

After so many years crafting out of boxes or having a little corner in the garage, I have finally have a craft room! I moved into a new area in my home and I wanted to share it with all of you. Hopefully this post inspires you or gives you ideas of how to store and organize your craft supplies.

Let’s start by an overview of my room:

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Most of my furniture is from Ikea (Kallax and Liatorp collection).

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The two white storage shelves are from Target. That is where I store the majority of my supplies.

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I have been a crafter for about 15 years now, and my supplies seem to have grown quite a bit throughout the years. Yes. I am a craft hoarder. I admit it.

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A few months back, I started to feel really overwhelmed – like I did not want to craft anymore because of the messy condition of my room. At that point I decided to put a stop to the situation, and make a little investment to create the room of my dreams.

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It was a lot of work to clear the mess. There were times where I felt lost and did not want to continue decluttering or getting rid of my stuff (gasp!). So to get out of my funk, I started cleaning, painting my new space, and eventually buying new furniture. That gave the inspiration to continue. After seeing how nice everything was looking, I finally got the strength to keep only the items that I really needed or I could not live without. That’s when the real work began…

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…and little by little everything started to find its home.

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Paper was sorted and color coded, stamps and paper pads organized. Inks, markers, and washi tapes found their new home.

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I was very lucky to have a closet in this room. This is where I placed the DIY pegboard I framed. I also added shelves to store the supplies I use most often. And even better, since the closet has doors, I can close the doors and keep my messes out of sight at the end of the day.

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Then came the fun part: decorating my room. I used items I love: some from the new Heidi Swapp wall decor line and others from Target.

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I used a photo ledge shelve to store and display my collection of glitters. It was practical but pretty at the same time.

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And I made a feature gallery wall with some cute items.

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When the room was completed I finally felt that I had a pretty but functional space. And most importantly, it was a space I felt proud of.

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I now plan to use all my supplies and enjoy all these beautiful things that surround me.

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And above all have lots of fun.

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Thank you so much for reading and I really appreciate all your comments.

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More planner decorated pages

Stationery is one of my obsessions. This year, I moved into two different planners (other than my beloved Filofaxes).  I first purchased a Heidi Swapp planner last summer, and then in December the newer version. I loved how beautiful her planners are and even though they are already decorated I still like to make my weekly pages different somehow. I wanted to post some of the weekly designs I have made in case you are looking for inspiration to decorate yours.

1. Let’s start by the monthly inserts. In this one I used my silhouette to cut the title and used this amazing gold washi and fuzzy cut flowers to decorate.

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2. March Decor related to Saint Patrick’s Day. You can find lots of pre-made phrases like this one in your silhouette store.

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3. I’m feeling all floral now that spring is here. This paper pad from target has become a fave of mine.

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4. And finally, here are some of the weekly pages:

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Some weeks I use paper scraps to change the color at the bottom of the inserts to change the look of them.

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And sometimes just the basic pages turn out great.

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But some weeks I made a complete theme that then turns out to be my favorite.

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I use stamps to decorate other pages like the monthly dashboard. And yes those paper pad flowers are everywhere!

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Hoping this post gave you lots of inspiration to decorate your own planner. Thank you so much for reading!

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Completed 2015 December Daily

Happy New Year 2016! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the best for this new year. After all the holiday craziness I finally had time to sit  down and finish my December Daily album from last year and wanted to share a few pictures with you.

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For this year I used a December Daily album kit from Heidi Swapp that I purchased at Michael’s. I also used a few embellishments from her “Oh What Fun” collection that I found at Joann stores.

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The album in itself is stunning, so I decided to keep the cover simple. I just added a wood cut from Michaels stores and a wreath from an old ephemera pack.

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I really had a lot of fun making this album. I think it captured the essence of the holiday season and all the moments I shared with my loved ones.

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Some pages are really simple as the picture is the main focus.

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Yet on other pages, I definitely had fun with embellishments.

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Here are other favorites:

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A complete video is uploaded on my YouTube channel with the complete album. Here’s the link:

My Completed 2015 December Daily

Thank you so much for reading! I will see you in the next post.

 

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