2018 Christmas Planner

December can be busy and filled with endless demands on or time.  I've created a single planner that will house all of my Holiday gift giving, food, decorations and a whole host of other preparations so my season is full of cheer.

I always add photos from seasons past to remind me of those times of great joy!

Adding a variety of textures is important to the over look and "feel" of my planner.  Velvet paper and clear acetate die cuts help me achieve that!

Te Budget is front and center in my planner!  The most important thing for me to follow this holiday season!

A fun play of words for my gift giving section!

Pocket Love!  I appreciate the calming colors of this pocket appearance.  Plus I love all the dear "running through my planner!

This Joy is actually white plastic!  I made sure it would stay right there in the rings without sliding by adding a bit of washi tape on the letters.

Layers always achieve some dimention without adding too much bulk.

Time to get my bake on!

Although the decorations, which is what will be shown in this post, I did a video showcasing how I use this planner to its full capacity!

Wallet Card Holder for a TN!

Hi there it's ML Girl KIM here! The last time I used this FABULOUS Box was for setting up my wallet. This time I need to make a replacement credit card holder for the front it.  

The other one was way too old and needed to much repair. 

This time I decided to show you how to do it yourself!!  

The supplies are minimal.  You'll need an craft knife, a laminating sheet, a laminator and something to cut out the template.  The template can be found HERE to download.

It's a fairly simple project but I've got a step by step process and a video for you!

After printing the template either on a full sheet of Mommy Lhey paper or just plain copy paper for using on scrap paper, cut out all 8 pieces of the template.

Since I used acetate, I could use a dry erase marker to trace the template to cut out.

Next, I placed the piece with the cut out semi circle on top of a rectangle, lining up the straight edges and making sure the semi circle is pointed to the left. Make sure you leave a 1/4th inch center line between the two sets of rectangles as well as 1/8th inch between vertical sets as well.

Once they were laminated it was time to cut it out leaving at least a 1/8th inch border around the set of 4 pockets.

Then I used my craft knife to slice the lamination between the semi circle and the backing rectangle.

Once folded in half I slipped it under one of the elastics as well as added a couple of those holo stickers for accent!

If you'd like to see the video of this tutorial it is https://youtu.be/PIccNEvgvK4

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you give it a try!!

Unboxing of August Mommy Lhey Litttle Bits Box

This New Mommy Lhey Kit is out of this world.. literally!

GENEROUS Holographic Foil throughout makes this an extra sparkly Kit!!

Blossom sure is adorable in her space suit and helmet!

You really can dive in to all this gorgeous lusciousness on a moments notice!

To view my unboxing of it visit : https://youtu.be/3TGY6KngHIU
Or watch below

How I Plan : My Monthly and Weekly Set up

I've got a brand new video for you to take a look at!  This time I walk through with you on how I plan my month and weeks.

I walk you though not only the basics on how and why I transfer information from my yearly insert to my monthly, but I also give you a couple of pointers on how to make your planner decorative as well as the all important functional.  I 100% believe that you can be organinzed, planned and pretty all at the same time!


Mommy Lhey | Reversible Pocket inside your B6 insert

Hello It's Mommy Lhey Girl Kim here to show you a great reversible pocket that can be placed between the staples of a B6 insert!  I've got the steps played all out for you do can make this while reading :)

1 - 8.5' x 11' piece of Mommy Lhey Paper
Adhesive ( I use a glue stick but you can use what you like)
Your planner :)

Optional Supplies:
a marking pen
a bone folder
a scoring mat

Let's get started!

Grab the insert your planning to add a pocket to and measure (or eyeball) the distance between the staples and mark your paper with about 1/4 inch less to account for some wiggle room.

Fold the paper at that line length-wise, nice and straight.

Then measure 1/2 inch from each short end and fold inward on that mark.

I like to use the scoring mat to make sure my crease will be straight.

Because of the thickness of folded paper they won't lay down smoothly.

I combat this by removing the taller section of the 1/2 inch fold that we made.  That way when you bend the flap backward to the back it lays perfectly!

Adhere the smaller 1/2 inch flap to the back of the folded pocket.

Now you have a long pocket!

Fold the entire piece in half.  I use a bone folder to make sure the crease is nice and crisp.

Now you just slip it between the staples and you've got yourself a pocket inside an insert!

If you'd like to watch the video tutorial instead, It's loaded on Mommy Lhey's channel here:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial!


B6 Accordion pocket folder for your TN

Hi there!  It's Kim Oedekoven again (@krodesigns) back again to show you a fun little project for your new B6 TN.

Storage for stickers, receipts or other necessities of our daily planner lives need a home and I hopefully have a project that will enhance your planning experience with an accordion pocket folder.

The steps and You Tube Video are below!

Step 1. Print out the template for this project called 'B6 accordion pocket template and instructions'. It's located for free in a dropbox folder here : http://bit.ly/b6templates

Step 2.  Place the template on top of two pattern papers with the right sides facing out.  You can also use the vellum or acetate from the kit to create this as well!  I like to use the digital papers which can eaily be printed on cardstock.

Step 3. Cut around the solid line of the paper stack.  This will ensure the proper dimensions of the B6 folder.

Step 4. Fold the paper stack, all together, on the dotted line.

Step 5. Cut just the template paper in half on the dotted line.

Step 6. Accordian fold (make a 'fan') each side, length wise in 3/4" strips

Step 7. Glue the two pieces of paper just left of the center fold line.

Step 8. Glue the top and bottom of that same side making a three sided enclosure for your goodies.

Step 9. Glue the accordion papers to the top and bottom of the sides between the two papers lining them up on the sides and bottom.

Step 10. If you would like to add a closure on the either side now is a great time to do that.  I just cut a piece of paper the width of the inside portion of the pocket and just glued it into place. There are a lot of different ways to secure the closure.  I've used, snaps, velcro and cut a  half moon shape to tuck the flap in.  Washi tape is also a very economical and fantastic way to secure your flap as well!

Step 11.  You can always add dividers to your accordion side by cutting packaging or card stock to fit and sliding them into place.

Below is the YT video where I show these step by step instructions as well as demonstrate how I did a pocket size version of this project for my wallet!


Thanks again!

Back to Basics: Tags, dashboards and shaker insert covers | Mommy Lhey

 Hey there beautiful friends!!! It's Kim (@krodesigns) here today!  I thrilled to show you my first project(s) from the March Little Bits Box!  If you haven't had a chance to see the whole "Nighty, Night" kit in entirety, here is my quick unboxing of this sleepy little collection that really packs a punch!

Let's get started on our first a 3 projects for today!

First of all lets talk dashboards inserts!  These are the plannels of paper that I created using part digital and part physical parts.  The background paper was a digital print out from the kits free digital files and everything else minus the dies cuts and washi were left over cut parts.  I never throw anything away while I'm creating!

The backside of this one is another combo of left of over parts and die cuts.  I did include the top half of the title card from the kit though.  I love that sentiment!

I made another one using the left overs of the pattern paper and packaging but did add some washi and those fab black alphas from the kit!

The second project I made was this quick insert cover!  I loved the way the acetate and the vellum looked together right out of the package I decided to keep it that way!  

I did add a couple die cuts and sequins from my own stash and sewed around the edges to make sure they were snug as a bug in a rug!

Let's talk about tags!  I had a blast putting the three of these together.  This one is simply a die cut, some packaging and some stickers!  

The next one had a few more layers.  I couldn't wait to use those shaker stickers on these tags!  They add so much dimension and pizazz! The back tags I made sure all had swallows tails to match!

This one is most definately my favorite!  I'm not sure if it's the bow or the yellow but it makes me so very happy.  The edges were cut using my pinking sheers and I did add a couple stickers and a few die cuts too!

Thanks for joining me here today!  If you want to see a process video on how I made all these projects, the link is below!!! 

Thanks for stopping!!!