Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Celebrating the First Day of Spring - Planner Pages

I'm loving the weather right now in Florida. It's truly the best season to be here. Always sunny, not too hot, not cold at all. And my pup Suki loves it in particular because one of her favorite things to do is lay outside in the sun for her daily dose of vitamin D. I usually sit nearby either reading a book or checking my phone.

Today's post is about celebrating the first day of Spring! I created the left-hand page in my 2020 Garden Goddess calendar/planner months ago and created the right-hand page to complete this layout. If you would like to check out my video walk-through of this entire planner, you can view it here. I've used Planner Essentials dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as the bunny die and some stamping for this layout. I'll list all the products at the end of this post.


I always keep a main list of major events at the beginning of each month as a quick reminder, which I have tucked into this pocket page. The little tags are stamped and tucked into the "details" unit for a fun embellishment. See that cute mushroom girl sticker in the upper left corner of my planner cover? That's created by my amazing artist daughter Jamie. I love having that sticker right where I can see it everyday when I look in my planner.



I absolutely adore the hole reinforcers and all the different varieties!


Simple layering of these banners in the same color but different prints makes a nice embellishment across the top of the page.


And how cute is this bunny?! This is one of Joset's dies. I had such fun putting her together and adding little eyelashes.


And there's my Suki in the Florida sunshine. She recently celebrated her 11th birthday. Time sure does fly!


Thanks for taking the time to pop in today. I hope you're enjoying the Planner Essentials line as much as I am. Be sure to join the other fabulous designers over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for more Springtime inspiration.


Here's that list of everything I used in my layout...







Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Greenville Planner Progress, March


It's Planner Essentials time again as I continue to document our progress toward moving to Greenville, SC this summer. I've created another layout in my Greenville planner featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. More photos and details are there, including some insight to the little things we're dealing with as we prep the house to sell. I hope you take a moment to hop on over there and check it out.

FYI, it seems the ability to leave comments on THEIR blog is still not enabled, so if you wish, just come on back over here and let me know your comments or questions about anything. Thanks, as always, for stopping by today.

Here's a list of the products I used in this month's layout if you want to check them out too:



Little Birdie Poppies and Roses Card

Hello everyone! I've got two posts today and the first is this pretty, pretty birthday card I made for my sister using Little Birdie flowers, decorative chipboard, and Poppies and Roses cardstock collection. I was inspired by my crafty pal Ginny Nemchak (Polly's Paper Studio) who is the queen of card making, in my opinion. I pin so many of Ginny's cards on Pinterest for inspiration! The card below was my inspiration for my card.


This card is one of my all-time favorites of Ginny's because of the lovely layering of all the elements.


I used this beautiful collection of flowers, focusing on the stemmed pieces for my card.


The 6 x 6 pad is just the right size for card making, and this is cardstock, not paper. Each sheet is thick and one-sided.


To frame my stamped phrase, I added the Primed Chipboard Oval. (Psst, chipboard is 50% right now on their website!)


I planned out my pieces for a 5" x 7" card, fussy cut some elements, and prepared my card base.


I dabbed a bit of pale ivory paint over the chipboard frame and adhered it to my stamped phrase. This stamp sentiment comes from a new stamp set from Close To My Heart called "Sentiments and Stitches." (C1835)


I decorated the inside of the card to make it extra special, as well as to balance out the weight of the front of the card. This is a good, heavy card! I will package it up in a small mailing box or padded envelope to protect it.


If you like the products I've used today and would like to purchase your own or any other lovely Little Birdie products, be sure to use my discount code ANNETTE5 at Little Birdie Crafts.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay tuned for my second post later today with some fun planner pages!