Freckled Fawn | 3 DIY Planner Accessories from the June Kit

I love to not only jazz up my spread but the planner outside itself.  Of course there is a bow in the kit that you add to a clip to decoratively hold your pages together, but there are also some elements in this months kit that inspired me to make 3 additional fun things to pair with my planner this month.

The first thing is a planner bookmark pictured above.

The only additional items besides the  awesome pearl-essent circle stickers is a hot glue gun and some embroidery floss or string of your choosing.  All you have to do is stick a pearl to the floss.  Then dab the tiniest of hot glue on it and face with another pearl of you choosing.

I did some alternating colors but you can do as you please.

The next is this cute planner charm.  Armed with a drill and a small drill bit I easily drilled a hole in 2 of the acrylic shapes and the wood veneer.  Using 3 jump rings and an alligator clasp to gain some distance from the "hello summer" sun I then connected the popsicle and watermelon with a small chain.  

How cute did that turn out?!!?

The last accessory I made was using the washi strips.  Since the kit came with 4 sheet, 2 of each design, I thought I could spare a few to make a fun paperclip.

All I did was face three strips with the same design. So simple.

I then stacked all three, folded them in half to make a loop then threaded the loop end through a paperclip.  After putting the ends through the loop I pulled tight and then fish-tailed the orange strip with scissors.  

Now you have some fresh ideas on how to make some fresh planner accessories using your fab FF kit!

Thanks for stopping!

Freckled Fawn | June Monthly Layout

Hello Summer! So happy to be joining you on the other side of school concerts, sports playoffs and final exams! It's time to get ready for our brief time off with my monthly June layout using this retro-fun kit!

This cute little corner was made possible by those fabulous washi stickers.  I used the scalloped strip bleed for the left edge and nestled this three some of circles together to fill in rare empty date.  I separated the heart and star washi decoration on its own so that I could place each on game dates. Since they start at the same time and at the same place. it seemed like a logical solution to simplify and honestly I wasn't too jazzed about writing "Tyler's baseball game @6" 10 times:)

Each of the numbered acetate die cuts are so varied in print and color but I think the six paired well with the washi strips and the enamel hearts to round out this corner.

I doesn't take much or time to add some zest to our planners.  A smidge of eye candy to see while reminding me of those important dates and also to suggest that this is the time for rest and refreshing....between baseball games:)

Thanks for joining me!

Elle's Studio | NSD 2017 Challenge #9

I participated in Elle's Studio National Scrapbook Day Challenge this year! Join in if you'd like to you can still upload your link until midnight PST on Friday, May 12th, 2017:)

The challenge was to create a travelers notebook spread!
I did so using the Little Moments Collection which paired so well with my succulent picture.

I gave the flowers that I cut out from the 12 x 12 sheet a little dimension by gluing them only in the center and turning the edges up.  They really do stay like this even when the TN is shut!

I added a whole bunch of bits from the collection to the corner!  I love it when designers think about the salvage cut ends because I always look to use them in my layouts too!  Nothing is sacred, even packaging!  

Thanks for joining me!

Freckled Fawn | May Kit in two planners

This planner kit is so versitle and generous I could use it for a month in my planners.

Today I'm showing you how I use it in a structured layout and one a little less rigid.

I covered up the days of the week with the Washi and then added an additional puffy letter sticker on top to make it pop!

Unstructured I used the chipboard backing as a stencil to make task boxes on my page.

Adding several pops of yellow really makes this page pop!

On this day I repeated the washi and added the dimensional stars and those wonderful vellum stickers.

I got a little goofy doodling using the circles from the "stencil"  along with a few more of the chipboard shapes!
Thanks for stopping by!

Elle's Studio | NSD 2017 Challenge #4

I participated in Elle's Studio National Scrapbook Day Challenge this year! Join in if you'd like to you can still upload you link until midnight PST on Friday, May 12th, 2017

Here was my Challenge:  Challenge #4 | Pair colorful photos with bold, bright tags.

I used the Little Moments collection exclusively!

Our Trip to Boston last summer was fantastic and even better it is now recorded with love!

Thank you for stopping!

Paislee Press | Weekend Vibes

Liz has a new release called Weekend Vibes and I was just so tickled how the layout came together I thought I'd share with you the little bits about it!

There was a circle inset .psd so I thought it would be perfect for a mini close up of the moss that had so much texture.  Luke is looking up from the foot chimes which makes a perfect backdrop for the digital adventure pocket guide template. Black stars from Color Cast Designs were a great focal point for that burst journal card.

Eli took a spill on the slippery bridge and Jack hugged him for comfort!  Love those boys which who always seem to ham it up in this same spot each time I take a picture. I love how her digital elements always compliment the photos no matter what the circumstance!

The whole layout came together with just the right mix of digital and physical!

I appreciate you stopping by today!

Freckled Fawn | Bible Journaling and May Sketch Challenge

Hi there!

We've got another sketch challenge for all of you this May!  And just like last month, I used my bible for the base of my project.

I think this sketch could go a lot of different ways and I hope that you play along!

I didn't use photos like last time but instead used the boxes to highlight the verse I was focusing on, which was Ecclesiastes 2:17, btw.

Instead of using paint, I used stamp pads with varying degrees of texture, color and liquidity to create a foundation for the journaling  and the perfect velum stickers used in this May kit.

I added some chipboard shapes and the paper clip to the page instead of on the top by making a quick slit with an xacto knife.

And here is the process video on my You Tube Channel which shows you how it all came together!

Hope to see you link up!

Studio Calico | May Kit REVEAL

I love the first of the month!  We get to see what's going on at our favorite companies!  

This month I was asked to be a guest designer over at Studio Calico!

Here is the YT video of the unboxing!!

Here is a preview of the project that I've created and will be featuring all month long here, on my Instagram Feed  AND my You Tube Channel

I hope to see you everywhere!

One Little Bird | Between Us

I tried a few new techniques I hadn't tried (or seen) before.  Super sure they aren't new and there is no 'wheel inventing' either, but I just wanted to share them with you guys.  

The first picture above, I added a One Little Bird's "Between Us" paper digitally and then added the physical paper (with dimension) to the photograph. I added a few silver stars to round out the picture.

 I also used a blurry pictures that was totally un-salvageable...thought it would be a good idea to use it as a backdrop for one of the collections Journal Cards! I did this digitally but probably would have preferred it physically with dimension. I guess there is always next time!

I tried to play it loose with the collection elements circling the 'No.4' in honor of his birthday and adding a photostrip of him blowing out the candles.  His expression is priceless to me!

Another completed page for the 2016 album!  Yippee!  Thanks for stopping by!

Freckled Fawn | What I did on the way home!

We recently went to Columbus Ohio for a rare weekend getaway!  I wanted to document some stories from this journey and why not do it while fresh in out minds hearts- on the way home in the car!

Which at first glance is quite bright and floral-ly but it is so modern and sharp at the same time!  (I love the polygon shapes!)

Yellow and black are surprisingly stricking with purple, a color combo I've not used before!  Using the screen shots from Instagram Stories and Snapchat I saved them in a grid photo collage and printed them out at a Walgreen's as we were leaving town. Not bad for $1.05! The frames and journal cards we great bases for two of the pictures.

On the next page, I used a more subdued palette, teal and red/pink.  2 more journal cards were bases, but also the sticky note paper was one as well!  I also was a bit cheeky, using one of the long enamel diamond stickers as a torch in honor of Olympian Jessie Owens.

My last double page was for the zoo.  The green journal card was perfect on an angle while using several of the chipboard "lovely day" stickers as accents.

And no, my handwriting is much to be desired for but not bad for a jiggly car with no table.  Not a bad use of time, a couple of hours, plus my documenting is complete!

Thanks y'all!


Freckled Fawn | Month view in my "Work Happy" Planner

Welcome to my Happy Planner that I use for work!  I don't often show what is going on in my Design Team life but this neutral layout is the perfect base for this super fun and bright April Freckled Fawn Embellishment Kit.  If you're gonna work, you might as well be happy about it!

On the first page I always have a running to do but this time I used the Lavender Alpha as the header.  To accent that space, I used the floral washi, but instead of using it the way it was, I cut it in half and flipped the sides before adding it to the page!

Even though Easter has no real relivance to my work calendar, I thought it might be a good idea to have it represented using one of the frames from the kit

The other side, I again, used those frames to highlight certain days, but also the write a quote in.

The remainder of the quote I placed on the bottom accented by those long enamel diamond stickers in a nifty pattern. across the page.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!