Decorating Your Monthly Planner

Monday, March 30, 2015

The planner craze is alive and well! I must admit that I am just now trying this out for the first time. Keep reading to hear my take on all of this....

 I must admit that I had a great time doing this! Since I am a paper crafter this fit along well with my creative brain.

I started out small and began with the month of April. There are so many fun products out there to use, but I chose some that I had on hand to show you how easy the process is.

Here's what I used:

1. Decorative stickers - SRM Stickers are a great option for your planner decor. They come in all sizes and are clear stickers. Some have colorful graphics that you can easily color coordinate with other elements. They also have a variety of options that fit in well with appointments, holidays, and special occasions.

2. Embellishments - Crafters have loads of these on hand already. Enamel dots, gems, wooden clothespins, and decorative paper clips are a great addition to your planner pages. (The paper clip and enamel dots are from Fun Stampers Journey).

3. Stamps - Look closely at April 12th. I stamped the word "enjoy" on that day. There are so many "word & sentiment" stamps out there that you can easily use on your planner.

4. Washi Tape - I also used a bit of this to add some color and fun to my planner. They sell these colorful rolls everywhere and at great prices too! I used some fun FSJ washi tape on this one!

Be sure to check out the SRM Stickers store. Be sure to tell Susan that Angi sent you! :)

VW Bus Party Idea

Friday, March 27, 2015

I have a geeky love for the VW bus. It's such a cute vehicle. I really would love to own one of my own!

While I'm waiting for that dream to come true let's enjoy my newly created party favor. This one would be so fun to help you have your own VW Bus party.

This VW bus stamp was the perfect choice for this project. You find the "Let's Go" stamp at Fun Stampers Journey.

I layered the stamped image on other pieces and a colorful doily. I also used a paper straw. 

Most of these crafty goodies are from Richard Garay's line of products called Celebrations. The decor on the box was made with the Fringed Garland die and the sentiment was made using the "Many Words" stamp set. You can find all of these products at Spellbinders or

And here's a fun picture of a VW bus. Isn't it the cutest? I can just imagine myself driving it to the beach or taking it on a road trip. Fun times!

The Little Blue House Bunny Hop

Monday, March 23, 2015

Today is a fun day as we are kicking off The Little Blue House Bunny Hop!

Each member of the LBH Media Team has a fun Easter craft to show you today. There is even a prize up for grabs! Keep reading for more details!

You guys know that I love to brighten someone's day with a gift. Here's my Easter gift packaging project!

This one would be great to make with the kiddos too!

The LBH store is full of products that are great for Easter crafts. I used these SRM Stickers embossed kraft and mini glassine bags. 

I dressed them up with a Maya Road canvas heart and Doodlebug Easter Parade paper

I  even dressed up my little Easter egg too! And see the paper straw? It's from American Crafts.

You can find all of these products and more in the LBH store.

Wanna win a prize? Be sure to visit all of the participating blogs (and comment on each) to be eligible for the prize pack. Happy Hopping!

Craft Day - Blooming Monogram

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Remember my blog post detailing my fun time in Phoenix? Well, this is one of the fun craft projects that we got to make. -It's a blooming monogram!

This project is part of this month's Make, Live, Share!

This project was so easy and fun to make. The letter was purchased at a local craft store. We then added die cut flowers using Fun Stampers Journey dies - Sweet Today (DI-0016), Daisy Blooms (DI-0010), and Flower Party (DI-0013). 

You can view the video tutorial by clicking on this link.

And what is Make, Live, Share?

It is a movement created by Richard Garay to help Journey coaches share their passion for crafting with their friends, family, and community.

If you want to learn more about becoming a Fun Stampers Journey coach click HERE!

Are you creating anything fun this weekend? If so, be sure to share the info in the comments below. I'd love to check it out!

Make Your Own Crafty Flowers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The sun is shining, the temps are warmer, and the flowers are blooming! Yay for springtime!

And speaking of flowers, I'm getting crafty today and showing you how to make your own. 

I also taught a crafty class recently and the ladies asked me if I would post the instructions online. Here you go....

Here are some step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. 

Then continue with these steps...

Here is the finished project!

I've got another option for you...

I hope you all enjoyed my crafty tutorial today. Please let me know if you made a fabric flower of your own. I'd love to check it out!

Make a Page about YOU

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pocket page scrapbooking is so fun! It's even more fun when you add a few pages to your album about "YOU"!

I've got a fun page featured at The Little Blue House today! You can check out all of the fun HERE!

LBH has a fabulous online store where you can order all of your crafty products. I just love the beautiful Simple Stories collection called - "I Am". 

You can find it along with their adorable embellishments in the store.

And today is your lucky day! LBH is offering 20% off all Echo Park collections. Just hop on over to the LBH store to place your order. Be sure to tell them that Angi sent you! 

Project Life Pocket Page - Coffee Lovers

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Yep, I love coffee! I am not ashamed to admit it. Today's project will give you a little glimpse into my coffee addiction.

I was so excited when I found out about the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop. 
I just had to join in! 

Instead of making a card I decided to make a Project Life page about my coffee mug collection. I got my latest one from Old Navy last weekend. It's so cute and pink. 

I used a lot of Me and My Big Ideas pocket page cards for this one. I also added a large canvas heart from Heidi Swapp.

If you love coffee as much as I do be sure to hop on over and join in the fun here!

Also, to see more of my coffee mugs follow me on Instagram!