Christmas Planner Shaker Pocket

As featured on the Brutus Monroe blog yesterday! I made a cute Christmas Planner Shaker Pocket for my Happy Planner with the November Inspiration box from Brutus Monroe
The bags in the kit are a perfect base for a shaker. I used one of the printed card bases in the box and colored it with Stylefile markers found in the shop too! I slipped the card base into a fuse-able sleeve, added the snowflake confetti from the kit and some confetti from my stash. Using my fuse tool I sealed the edge and attached it to a piece of cardstock. I added the snowflakes made from the dies in the kit along with the bling and placed them over the banners. I made the tag with the largest foundation tag die and stamped the small snowflakes all over it. Once it was complete I put it in my planner to hold special pictures or notes for the month of September.
Don’t forget to sign up for the box and check out the store for lots of other fun stuff in the store!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!  

December 2017 TN and Happy Planner Set Up!

Can you believe it is almost Christmas! This time of year in our house is by far the busiest! Not only do we have the typical hustle and bustle because of the holidays, but two of my boys have birthdays a week apart and  my son’s basketball season is in full swing. To help keep me organized and on top of things I have to have a functioning planner. I use two planners. One is a TN I carry with me that doubles as a wallet and the other is a Happy Planner that sits on my desk. The Happy Planner has the monthly overview as well as everything related to family life and my work. I did a walk thru of  my planners for you. 

I hope you got some ideas and are inspired!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 


Simple Scallops Scriver Creek

If you have never heard of Scriver Creek  I bet you think I have lost my mind and am making up words. Believe it or not, it is a company! They specialize in beautiful leather notebooks. They gained a lot of popularity real fast and underwent some criticism from the planner community because they got backed up with orders. It was growing pains and a lot of businesses go through it. I decided to give this company a chance and provide you, my subscribers, with an honest review of the company and their scallop leather notebooks. Going into this I am giving the benefit of the doubt. I can’t start of any kind of relationship in negativity and choose to see the positive. I truly believe that this is a small business that turns out great product AND supports their community. Supporting their community is what has led me to my recent purchase with them.

One of the new things Scriver Creek has started is a “Simple Scallop” line. These are notebooks that are not custom made, but are made from the leather they use or trying out in their shop. They also have hired local high schoolers to make them — they are teaching a trade! The notebooks are only available on Fridays in limited quantities. The type and colors change depending on what they have in the shop. The cost is $40 and includes shipping. I ordered one in a gorgeous dark brown that almost has a purple undertone to it. Here is the unboxing and my review:

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting (and planning!)

November 2017 Happy Planner Set Up!

I have desperately missed my Happy Planner. It is the first planner I ever used and old habits die hard. I have enjoyed my TN, but I have noticed that I pretty much just make it cute and don’t utilize it like the Happy Planner. So, for the month of November I am going back to my first planner love — the Happy Planner! I do plan to use my TNs for another form of planning, just not my everyday family life.

The October 2017 The Planner Society kit is GORGEOUS. I used it to set up my planner.

Here is a tutorial on how to make page flags and a walk through of the planner:

The Cutterpillar coupon code for 20% off your order is BETZ20 
Until Next time ~ Happy Crafting (and planning!)

October TN Planner Set Up!

Can you believe it is almost October? I’m still trying to figure out what happened to September. I love The Planner Society monthly kits and could not wait to get the September kit set up for October. I was able to pull in some odds and ends from my stash too! 

 One thing I have been hoarding is a cute little shaker card I made at the Summer Creativation show in July using the new Tim Holtz die! I had the perfect spot in my planner for it. After all, October is Halloween! Super excited I get to enjoy this little shaker all month!

 I really have to think about how I want to set my planner up every month because my needs change depending on the time of year. I actually struggled setting up this month. I don’t know why. Once I got it done I was pretty pleased with it.

I uploaded the complete unboxing of the Planner Society Kit and a better walk thru of my planner here:
I hope you enjoy!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

September 2017 Planner Set Up

It is that time of month — set up next month’s planner. For the month of September I used The Planner Society August kit. It is a dreamy pretty blue with a lovely girl. I decided on my rainbow glitter TN to set it up in. Here is what the inside looks like:

I created a walk thru of how I set it up HERE . Please go check it out!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

August 2017 Planner Set Up

Hello Friends! It is that time of month again in which we start to think about what is to come in the near future. Time to set up our planners! I have been in a state of confusion lately regarding my planner. My home life is full and my career has taken on a new chapter. I also have stepped away from the Happy Planner because I can not take it with me — I really need something portable. I have experimented with a couple different set ups. For the month of August I have decided to use two TN planners — one for home and one for work. The best part is they are both easy to grab and go.

I set up my home planner for August with the June Planner Society Kit last month. So, I used the August kit to set up my work planner. I put together a video of the process. You can click HERE to watch it.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

How to Use Stickers in a Planner

I love things that are pretty and functional! Needless to say, one of my very favorite things is my planner. 
To help keep me organized during the week I use icon stickers. For this week I used stickers by SRM! There were two sheets. One with icon and words. The other fun doodle strips!
I really appreciate that the icons are black and white. I like everything to match so this allowed me to color them in to coordinate with my Palm Spring themed planner. I used my copics. 

 Once I got all the icons colored in I added them to my weekly spread.

 I used the fun little dots above in a whimsical fashion in my Girl Boss insert. This is my work notebook! Finally, I used the fun doodle strips to make columns for my shopping list! I like to categorize everything according to how I shop. It just makes it easier for me and saves time. These doodle strips were perfect for that!

If you want to see how I set my planner up for summer please check out my walk through HERE .
Also, make sure you check out how other designers used stickers in their planner today too! 

 Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Happy Planner Pregnancy Journal

Hi friends! I had an online friend ask me to make her a planner for her pregnancy. She is due in December and she wanted somewhere to keep notes, appointments and a few pictures. She really likes elephants and wanted it more of a grown up theme than a baby theme. I am all about that! I really appreciated that she was not doing the stereotypical type planner. She picked out the Mandala kit from Calico Collage and I had a few elephant prints in my stash. This is what I created for her using the downloadable kit and my stash:

To see the inside go here 🙂

I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to use a planner and possibly a gift for someone special.

Until Next Time — Happy Crafting!

Betz