Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop Blog Post - Coffee Themed Planner Layout

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to pop in and let you know I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today!  It's National Coffee Day next Thursday, so I thought it would be fun to do a coffee theme.

Come check out the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see my full project!  Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Memory Keeping in My Planner - Sweet Stamp Shop Blog Post

Hi!  Just wanted to let everyone know I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today!  Here is a sneak peek of the project I made.  To see the whole layout and learn more about it, head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog.

I had a girls weekend a couple of weeks ago with a group of my crafty friends.  I'm so blessed to have such a great group of friends.  We all live spread out, so we don't get to see each other often.  It's always a fabulous time spent together when we do get to hang out!  Have a great day everyone!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Planner Stamping: August 15 - 20, 2016 - TE Clearly Planned

Here is my completed layout for last week in my Carpe Diem.  I am not ready to let go of summer!  It's been in the high 90s here in Portland, which is pretty hot for the Pacific Northwest! 

I love using bright colors and layering things together.  I know it adds bulk to my planner, but I just can't help it.  With me traveling home, Brent's family and Anna's mom in town, it's just been a busy week!

We took the kiddos to a new splash pad this weekend and did a lot of running back and forth between mine and Brent's parent's houses.  It was great to see everyone though and let everyone have a turn with Boston.  Well, I hope you all have a great day! 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

TE Clearly Planned Release Day! and Planner Stamping: August 2016 Monthly

Hi everyone, all the new Taylored Expressions Clearly Planned products are now available!  Head over to the TE store to shop!  I hope you all have enjoyed the sneak peeks this week from the team.

I also wanted to share my August 2016 monthly layout I made in my Carpe Diem.  All stamps used are from the TECP line!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Taylored Expressions Clearly Planned Creative Team

Here's the secret that I've been keeping for awhile.  I am so excited and honored to be joining this team!  Shelly, Tricia, and Kymona are also on this fabulous team!  Taylor has created a new fun and cute line of stamps and dies for planners!  This line of stamps will be acrylic and I know you will all just love them. 

I look forward to sharing layouts with these new stamps and dies!  I also will be using a different planner, so I am adding to my collection!  To learn more about this and all the fun things going on for the launch, head over to the Taylored Expressions blog!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop's 5 Year Birthaversary and Planner Stamping: October 17 - 19, 2016 Burning Love

Hi everyone, just a little reminder that today is the last day to get this free digi from Sweet Stamp Shop with any purchase! All of the new stamp sets are available in the shop and there are still a few bundles left.  You don't want to miss out!
For this special release, I created a planner page with Burning Love for Tami and Kypp's wedding this fall.  I'm so excited for them and can't wait.  In general I love weddings and all the girly things that come with them. :) 
Tami picked purple and silver as their wedding colors.  I wanted to use Little Black Dress from Basic Grey, so I used purple washi tape and ink to bring the color into this.  Once I get everything squared away with the wedding invitations, I'll share what I made. 

Though I've been to Vegas way too many times to count (mostly for work), Brent and I are excited for our first vacation together without Boston.  We booked our flights and hotel, but haven't figured out what shows we'd like to see while we're there.  We haven't been to Vegas together since Brent's 30th birthday, so I know Brent's pretty excited about going.  I hope you all enjoy today and have a lovely weekend!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Planner Stamping: August 2016 Dashbord and Monthly

This month, I kept my dashboard pretty simple.  As I'm doing more DT stuff, I am going to try to make more of an effort to post on here more often.  I will admit, I like posting more on Instagram nowadays.  It's just easier without all the typing, stories, links, etc.  But it other ways, I miss having all of that in one place too.  I kinda forgot how much time blogging can take sometimes, lol. 

Honestly, I didn't get any of my goals done this month, but the hall closet did get emptied.  It holds the door to the crawlspace and when we had the air conditioning people come, they needed to get down there.  My hallway is lined up with our stuff and I've slowly been cleaning it up.  We need to keep area clear for one more inspection, and then we can put everything back.  Nothing is wrong with it, but Brent and I decided to extend our patio.  We had it moved to the other side of the house, so it's been an ordeal. But once we get it all done, it'll definitely be worth it.

Here is my monthly layout for this month.  Though my month is blue, I decided I wanted to use my Planner Society kit for this.  I tend to like brighter colors, but I think it came together well. 

After putting pictures in my last two monthly spreads, it was fun to go back to decorating this month.  I think I'll continue to go back and forth depending on what's going on for the month.  I'm really tempted to buy one of the new BIG planners for memory keeping.  Well, I hope you all have a fabulous day!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Planner Stamping: July 25 - 31, 2016 Personal and Work - The Greeting Farm Loveable Anya

Since I went up to Seattle to see my friends, it only made sense for me to stay and work a few days. :)  I was trying to minimize the amount of driving that I would have to do going back and forth.  I skipped going to Corporate in June since I had planned my training trip to San Diego.

My closest MT friend quit and took a new job at Amazon.  I did get to eat dinner with her on Monday night and catch up.  I'm really happy for her, but obviously will miss her at work.  On Friday, we had a play date with my friend Shannon and her kids.  It was in the mid 90's, so we decided to stay indoors and go to the Children's Museum. 

Below is my work planner for this week too.

After having lunch and spending the afternoon with them, I dropped Bos off with my parents.  I then went to the monthly Planner Party at Craft Warehouse, which is a local craft store here.  I met my friends at Panera first and after eating a snack, we headed over. 

Planner stack!  And us being goofy!

As always, we were loud, shopping, not planning, and having a great time!  We're all going to Seattle for the next big Planner Party up there and we're all so excited!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Planner Stamping: July 18 - 24, 2016 Personal and Work - Rainbow

One of the Happy Planner Instagram challenges was ROYGBIV.  So, I thought using stickers and sticky notes for this rainbow layout would be fun.  It came together quite well and I love how it came out.  I'll post an updated version of this layout later, as I'm going to be adding some memory planning stuff since I had a fun girls weekend in Seattle.

Shaela moved back to Eastern Washington.  Aileen and Thanh are in Vancouver.  I live in Portland.  Seattle was the perfect middle point for all of us to meet and spend time together!  Like many of us, we all met online and through out the years, our friendship has grown so much.  This all started when I became a Close To My Heart consultant in 2005.  I first met Peggy and I can't believe we've been friends for over a decade already!  Actually, I still have a lot of CTMH friends that I've been friends with for a long time!!  I am ever grateful for all of the awesome people I've met through CTMH.

Below is my work planner for this week too.

Peggy wasn't able to join us, so we brought Flat Peggy. :)  Most of you have gotten to know Flat Peggy over the years.  She and yay signs have made us well known at CHA, lol.  Don't know if that's a good or bad thing... :) 

Getting pedicures!

A great day  of crafty shopping!

At the Starbucks Roastery.  Can't wait to do it again...and next time with REAL Peggy!

We have a ton more pics, but I didn't want to spoil the project I'm working on too much!  It was a great weekend away and we always love our time together!  I hope you all have a great day!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Planner Stamping: July 11 - 17, 2016 Personal and Work - Avery Elle Stay Fresh

I miss my crafty friends in Seattle so much!  Sandy and Sheila make fun of me all the time because I've become a planner girl.  They also don't understand why pineapples are the new craze!  I know they would give me a hard time about this layout!

The little pineapples are from Sweet Stamp Shop and the big pineapple is from Avery Elle.  Most of the stickers I buy fit the Erin Condren planner, so I just place things out of the box to make the complete layout even and all put together.  I really like this color combo and will probably use it again. 

Below is my work planner from this week too.

This week we had Boston's 2-year well check.  He is doing great...in 50% for weight and only 25% for height, lol.  He's only grown an inch in the last 6 months.  But I'm not worried...his time to sprout will come hopefully. 

I also made jam with my cousins and SIL.  It was our first time and we had a lot of fun.  We made Raspberry, Black Berry, and Blue Berry.  With our leftovers, we made Triple Berry and Back Street Berry "Black and Blue."  We each left with 10 jars of jam each. :)  Have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Planner Stamping: July 3 - 10, 2016 Personal and Work - The Greeting Farm OA Ahoy

I wanted to do a red, white, and blue theme for 4th of July, so I covered my green numbers and header bars.  I used the July sticker kit from The Organizing Companion and a retired stamp set from The Greeting Farm.  I used gray numbers I had in my stash to re-date my days.

Our friends Cody and Kendall came down from Washington for the holiday weekend.  Their son is born one day after Boston, so we like to get the boys together. :) We spent most of the day at Oaks Park and then later at our house.

Below is my work planner from this week too.

Boston and Cash waiting in line for the ride to open.

Boston and Brent on a kids boat ride.

I love nautical things in general, so I love how this layout came together.  Boston also got invited to his first birthday party from one of the girls in his daycare class.  It was a princess pool party. :)  All around, it was a pretty fun and action-packed week.  Have a great day everyone!

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Planner Stamping: July 2016 Monthly Layout

I loved using pictures so much for Boston's birthday, I decided to use pictures to celebrate our anniversary.  This July, Brent and I are celebrating 8 years of marriage and 15 years as a couple.  I picked pictures from each of the last 8 years plus a wedding picture. 
As you can see, we're silly!  We're also matchy, matchy, lol.  Over the years we've been fortunate to travel quite a bit and some of these pictures remind me of some of the great adventures we've had along the way.  I think I will do this every July from now on.  

2018 will be our 10 year anniversary and we're saving up to go to Tahiti.  We decided to just go out to dinner this year and it was a good time.  (The last picture of us is actually from that night.)  We went to Noble Rot, which had a great view of the city.  I don't think Brent was too nuts about the food, but I think it'd be a fun place to do happy hour!

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Planner Stamping: July 2016 Dashboard

Another thing I love about this planner is the dashboard layout.  I felt like I decorated more of the old ones than actually used it.  I kept with the green theme, so I just picked out random bits of stuff that would match and go together.
I also used this layout for one of the Happy Planner Instagram challenges.  I'm getting ready to go back to school in January, so I've been slowly ordering all of my transcripts.  Which has been a pain, but I do have to say it's nice that everything can be done online now. :)  That was pretty much the only goal I got done, lol.  Oh, well...

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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