My New Happy Planner(s)

I was browsing in Michael’s when I spotting this big beautiful Happy Planner!


At first I walked away because I don’t need another planner.  I don’t even use the planners I have now as planners, I use them as journals. Eventually, however, I did go back and buy the big beautiful Happy Planner and a couple days later I bought another smaller one too.


I didn’t realize when I bought the smaller one that it had the same title on the cover as the big one.  There was only one option at the store for the large planner, but there were several options for the small planner I just happened to pick the same one.


This type of planner will to take some getting used to because these planners have a vertical layout which is different from any planner if used before.  Also the weeks in these planners are set up from Monday to Sunday which, again, is different for me.



It’s April now, but the pages in the planner don’t start until July so I made some pages in the vertical Monday-Sunday style layout for the months leading up to July. I made the pages using a spread sheet and printed them on some cardstock I had on hand.


My printed pages aren’t exactly like the pretty ones that come with the planner, but they’re close and they will give me a chance to find my style working with this new layout before I get to planning with the pretty pages.


Iris container with a tray

Joann’s had a 50% off sale on all their storage stuff plus a 25% off coupon of the total purchase including sale items so I was checking out the storage area  when I found two Iris containers with tray inserts sitting on a shelf.  I was super happy to save money and get these awesome containers at the same time, but to be honest I would have bought the containers without the sale or the coupon.

I’ve seen other crafters with these type of  Iris trays on youtube, but I haven’t been able to find them at any of the craft stores I go to so when I saw these at Joann’s I snatched them up quick and searched the shelves for more.  Sadly I only found the two. I’ve been back to Joann’s several times since then, but I haven’t seen any more of them.


I’m using the Iris container and trays to sort and store my Citrus Twist Kits.  I keep the embellishments in the tray  and put the tray on top the paper and any large sticker sheets that I put in the bottom of the container.

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Because I only have the two containers with trays I keep my most recent kit in one and combine the previous months kits in the other.



Scrapbook page – I love your smile

I’ve only started scrapbooking this past year so I have a lot of older pictures waiting for me to make pages with.

McKayla is 11 now, but I loved making a layout with this picture of her from when she was a baby.  Her chubby cheeks are gone now, but she still has that cute dimple.


For the patterned paper is used a Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pad by American Crafts.

I matted the photo on black card stock.

I added doilies behind the red and pink script patterned paper strip and the photo.

Around the picture I placed a flower die cut, a yellow circle with a  heart in the middle and a sparkley butterfly sticker.

Below is a process video for the page.



Baby Shower Card

This past weekend I attended a baby shower where I gave the mom to be this pink baby outfit card I made which was inspired by several Pinterest pins.

The card base is heavy weight white card stock.

I added a layer of  dark pink card stock to the card base and topped it with a light pink card stock that I embossed with a basket weave embossing folder.


For the outfit part of the card I used a circle die to cut out the neck and leg openings.  I used a sunburst die and the circle die to create the white trim around the openings.

To create the arm areas measured about 1 1/2″ from the top of the card, marked 1/2″ in from the side of the card, drew a diagonal line from the mark to the left opening and then cut along the line.

I also added to punched white circles for buttons with dark pink hearts in the middle.

After I had the outfit finished I embossed it with a dot embossing folder and then added it to the front of the card.