Freckled Fawn | October Planner Kit | Pockets and Personalization


 It's October and another Freckled Fawn Pouch with it's detailed goodies have hit my mailbox!

For all of 2016 I pledged to always use my kit for the monthly view and this time it was no exception!  As soon as I saw that trio of little puffy sticker houses, I knew that those would be perfect to showcase my eldest's Homecoming festivities!

Using the add on Journal Cards, I made simple pocket for some home keeping lists of chores that need to get done this month.  Larger cleaning and outdoor projects as well as leaf collection notes nestle so adorably in  the wide open space on the left side of the calendar.

Adding a little bit of detail buy using parts of the quilted plus card balances the whole layout out!

So glad you stopped by today and hope that it gave you some inspiration on just how I use one of my favorite colored kit to date!


Freckled Fawn | Pen, Pencil & Post-it Pouch

Can we talk about Freckled Fawn's pouches?!

Like, I have a ka-jillion of them!  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, mind you, but I wanted to utilize them a bit more since I have so many.

So, I made this gusseted pen, pencil and post-it pouch!

What is a gusset? If you look on any bag that tends to stand up on it's own, it's that extra triangle piece in the corner that give the back some dimension rather than flat.
 That way when you are trying to pack more than a piece of paper, it can hold washi tape, stamp pads and a whole lot of pens.  Plus when you are at, say, Starbucks and take it with you, it stays open and upright for easy grabbing of all your essentials.

Here is how you can transform yours!

  • Turn the pouch inside out
  • With a sewing machine and matching thread, sew 2.5 inches from the bottom of the pouch
  • Trim  off the extra pouch below the sewing line leaving at least .25 inches

  • Line up the side seam and the bottom seam and flatten down the pouch.  It should resemble a triangle
  • Sew 1.25 inches down, across the tip of the triangle and trim extra pouch off , again, leaving .25 inch seam allowance
  • Repeat for other corner
  • Turn right side out and fill to your hearts desire
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!


'Bulletin Board' Layout

Hey there! 
I really wanted to channel my inner college student with this layout!  Somehow all these little sayings and words of encouragement throughout this fabulous kit reminded me of my college dorm bulletin board.  I used to cut out things from magazines and put random candid pictures up.  Honestly, I still kinda do that now in my office!

Those little bits of Pretty Little Studio word strips caught my eye as little fortune cookie papers.  Grouped together they look like I've had too much takeout!

I used a lot of those little dot stickers from Fancy Pants Designs as replicas of push pins.  

The faux layering of elements is something that my real bulletin board already looks like.  Just sticking another saying up on top of another is achieved but adding little bits of patterned paper.

That squirrel was so cute I attached him to a piece of the exclusive journal cards.  Random staples on word strips add another level of informality.

By having the top of the 12x12 paper be 2/3rds of the KaiserCraft dot paper, that left the lower 1/3rd plain white.  It allowed the journal cards and pics to hang off the edge of the 'bulletin board' just as they would have been in my dorm.

It has been a blast being on this team for Clique Kits and I hope to see you around all my social media outlets and blog!  Create lively my friends!

Pocket Page with the September Clique Kits

I met my mail lady in the yard, opened it within 10 seconds and started working with it 1 minute after that.  Yes, my is that FANTASTIC!

The colors matched so well with the last of my 2015 pictures (insert hang head in shame emoji here:), it was such a cinch to put together!
I have never done a Design Z layout so I thought it was about time to try!  

It came with these Kaiser Art 2-sided journal card paper where I got this triangular and moon shaped card.

  All I did was add a yellow plus sign from the Dear Lizzy 'Hello' Thickers and bam! Instant card.  Thicker hearts were also added to the door in the picture below. 

By far my favorite piece of paper from the whole kit!

Exclusive Clique Kits designed paper is what I used for both journaling cards!

I had fun with with this 3x4 piece of exclusive paper by adding a whole bunch of word stickers from Pretty Little Studio and some enamel dots to finish it out!

This bottom card is a a hodge podge of Thickers, paper and end cuts.  

What a fabulous kit this month!  I will definately be using every last inch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Precious Rememberance/ Clique Blog Hop

Welcome to a fantastic opportunity to see the work of two teams...working together!

Today I've got a quick and easy artsy-fartsyISH technique called Crayon Resist!

The supplies for this technique are probably already in your stash!
I've got a process video,  linked right here, of how I made journal cards with this simple method so I won't go into too much detail here but I can basically explain it in one sentence: Stamp with the black Stayz-on, use the crayon to wax in places you don't want, lightly color with the other pigment ink and wipe the ink off where you waxed with the crayon.  Really, it's that simple!

This 6 minute video also shows how I composed full 12 x 12 pocket page layout after making the 3 cards.

Truely, so much fun trying a new technique and a new quality stamp from Precious Remembrance!

Thanks for bunny hopping by today and I hope to see you really soon too!

From here the Blog Hop Continues with LISA

Kellie Stamps | July Release

I'm not sure what the connection with me and Kellie Stamps products but she inspires me to no end every month with her creations!

This month is no exception. She has two digital stamps coming out -  Outdoorsy and Therapy along with her second set of planner stamps and Therapy in clear (which I can't wait to get in the mail)!

This month I felt let lead to embrace my inner quilter this by making some outdoor pillow covers for my front porch.

From their humble beginnings, I'll show you how you can create such a neighbor worthy project!

I have had this $3 Target Dollar Spot bag in the corner of my craft room and it was about time to put it to goo use since the handle ring was shot.

I cut it apart and was left with a great outdoor-type canvas fabric to work with.

Using my Cricut Explore to import the design, I then cut each digital stamp onto sticky vinyl which I adhered to the cloth.

Then, using a quality acrylic, I started dabbing in small amounts to fill in the negative space left by the stencil.  Can I repeat, QUALITY, again.  Those, 2 for $1 craft paints may work, but they need to be heavy bodied and stiff or it will seep under your stencil.  The fabric teacher in my cringed as I am technically using the wrong paint.  But I want to make sure this is accessible to everybody, not just us art teacher snobs.  {If you are curious here is the link to the proper paint you should use.}

Here is round 1 and 2 done.  You'll want to make sure that you don't overlap your stencils onto the existing wet paint.  Patience and drying time is important so you don't smoosh it up!

I cut each finished square 11 inches.  I cut this Kaffe Fassett Fabric into 2 and 1/2 inch strips and added a border using a seam allowance of 1/4 inch to make the front pillow 15 inches (because that is what size pillow I was working with) . 

Cut 2 more 15 inch squares from the same fabric for the backing of the pillows. With right sides of the pillow top and back together, sew along 3 of the edges.  Turn right side out, insert to pillow form and hand stitch the 4th side closed.  

Here is my finished and pressed project!  You didn't think I was going to put those wrinkly things out there, did you?!  I think they turned out pretty cool!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be relaxing on my front porch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Clique Kits July Blog HOP | Raskog

Howdy hey Everyone!  Thanks for joining me on this blog hop for the Clique Kits July blog share!

I LOVE this kit and I did several projects right out of the gate!

It came with some Embossing Paper by Bazzill Basics.  I dry embossed this dashboard for my planner, embellished it with some Pink Fresh StudioAcetate Die Cut Words and use wet erase markers on it to jot down daily to do's!

This card was made for a special lady inside and out!  Just like the recipient, I wanted it to be as modern and sleek as I could.    

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm a BIG planner girl!  I used little bits from the cut-aparts, acetate words again and journal cards.  It pairs so well with the black and white, don't you think?

Here is the layout I made especially for this HOP!

There were so many bits and bobs I couldn't help myself!

I'm not sure I've used so may sequins in a layout before! 

From one corner to the other, I tried to have a diagonal focus along with all the triangle shapes of paper.

Here is the full layout!
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