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!


November Month | Freckled Fawn Planner Kit

Hey there!

I just got this planner with a total neutral palette because I knew the Freckled Fawn Planner Kits would look fantastic in it!

Every planner girl loves some paperclips but make them DIY...even better!
These puffy stickers double over and go onto the clips but I couldn't stop at just one per clip I had to add three!  More is better, right?!

I circled Thanksgiving Day on this monthly view in the teal alpha stickers that came with the kit and cut out the coordinating wood grained journal card to accent it too.

Again more lists and puffy coffee mugs too!

On this side I did something a little different.  I cut up the pouch the kit came in and made a divider to hold more to do lists.

After cutting it to size, I lined the edge with the silver washi tape and punched just like anything else I would insert in.

The pouch is perfect to add because it is see through but adds just the right amount of color and pattern to your layout too!

I couldn't help but add more coffee cups....

...and more floral accents and alphas!

The other side of the divider has some more red accents with the matching 'memories' sticker and red striped coffee cup!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Muwah!

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