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!

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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.

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Paislee Press | Flight 93 Memorial

It was a Rainy Day, both in my heart and outside.  As you can read above it was an unexpected emotional one for me.

I've been waiting for a collection from Liz that would work with the pictures.  They are so classic and so is she.

I used some digitals on the pictures but I didn't want them to stand out too much. Overlay is my friend.  The top card was created by changing the color of the bright blue card to this more toned down one and then I used some of her papers for accent pieces.

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Freckled Fawn | April Sketch Challenge

Hey there friends!

Freckled Fawn has a new monthly challenge out for the month of April!  I love challenges: they take a whole lot of guess work into designing a layout AND it gives you an opportunity to use your fabulous kits!

For this month, I used my April Planner kit in my Journaling Bible.  To play along please check out the FF Blog post for all the details about entering!

Using those fabulous transparent frames, I highlighted the verse I wanted focus on, Isiah 52:1.

I then printed out my daffodil out on transparency paper. It makes the whole layout a little less heavy with a see through picture of this type, in my humble opinion.

I then used those fabulous purple velum letters from the April Kit along with the foiled cork stars!  I added a few more sentiments from the chipboard pieces and colored the black and white camera for added pizzazz on the page as well as fulfilling on the sketch layout description.

I hope you guys participate in this challenge.  Freebies are always a plus but.... having fun while creating are the sprinkles on the cupcake icing!


Freckled Fawn | March Kit | A Week In My Life

I have recently switched over my "to-go" calendar to be housed in my Freckled Fawn Travelers Notebook.  There is a week overview and each day has it's own timed daily in these inserts which makes it really fun to deck out my planner!

Using the March kit, I've done the whole week exploration style with the wonderful mapped arrows and bright orange washi tape.  

I loved the abundance of tag stickers and used them along the spine to house the big boys practice schedule.

On the next page I used that arrow washi and doubled it up on the bottom of the page.  Gives it a little grounding and dimension with it in two layers.  I have also cut  the square in half and placed it on the edges of the column for focus on some FF to-do's.

The large puffy stickers add a bit of bold pop along with the arrow bleeds to house more list making.

I again used some sticker bleeds in combination to the regular tags and arrows.  

Cutting the single piece of washi into columns made the design very different, don't you think?

And for my weekend vibes, I used the wood veneer frames but cut off the frame part.  I did rub each piece with brown stamp ink to disguise the natural cut marks.

With the arrows directing focus on the tasks at hand, how could I be lead astray.

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Hi there!

Not to long ago I was thinking....Can I plan for the whole month using only 1 Freckled Fawn Kit?


What I mean is that I also received a 2 additional items from the planner kit: the pretty paper stickers and the puffy border stickers.  

Planner kit
Embellishment kit

BUT,  I did not use the wood veneer heart or one of the vellum phrase sheets.  So it kind of evened out!

After I set up the front of the divider, I jazzed up the back.

Then I used the borders between the washi strips  to underline the header for each mission.  Then using the foiled epoxy speckled hearts ,  I created a tab for the month.

When it came to the month spread, I used a scalloped shape to nestle those button stickers in. I also used the leftover backing sheet from the glitter chipboard stickers to create stencil and make headers or my banner flags on three of the days.

For this week I did a plan with me video, that you are more than welcome to enjoy.  I used the stencil one again to create the feathers this time to denote the weekend.

To mimic a notes section I divided off Monday to use it as such and then filled in with other ephemera to balance the spread.

I'm not sure why I've never tried this but I did section off each day with the washi strip borders.  It really is a great use for those last little bits of kit!

The next week I just did two corners of washi on Monday and Friday to balance out the week.

The notes and rambling section is sectioned off to help designate categories I will use.  Meeting notes, the month ahead thoughts and meal planning ideas are a great way to not waste that extra space in your planner.

Lastly, the focus page where I have layed out monthly goals and created daily habits. I may not have a focus for the month, but I really like the way this pretty little corner turned out to be.

I do have a walk through on my You Tube Channel where I talk more in depth about this monthly project.  It is also embedded below!  

Thank you for joining me today!

Freckled Fawn | January Notes and Ramblings

Ah January.....A time when all things are refreshed and brand new!  This kit is chocked full of fabulous colors and sentiments which are perfect for this time of everyone's life.

Using my A5 Inkwell Press notes pages I assembled some of those goals and monthly thoughts.  The numbered journal card, I used as a date reminder for some important things that are happening this month. 

Here I cut a journal card on a diagonal and stapled it to another.  It makes a fun pocket for those fab wood veneers.  The 'hi' paperclip became 'hi-ghlights' for January.  We can have a little fun in your planners right?!?

As I transition to the other side,  I have taken the hexagon stickers and cut out just the bleed from the printer to create a fun trailing effect.

And I even played with the circle bleeds too to create a fun to-do face. 

I cut up a journal card for another project and saved the scraps to go along the rings here.  I also thought the felt heart ribbon would look awesome attached to a huge paper clip on either side of the rings.

The puffy stickers add some dimension to the layout as well as with those enamel triangles.  And you can't miss the graphic 2017 stapled in there as well...brilliant and fresh design by AesaLina here!

I sincerely hope 2017 greets with delight, renewal and clarity!