Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Planner Pocket Folio #RitaBarakat

Hidden pockets to hold notes and receipts in my planner are my favorite. I'm always looking for pockets to hold notes, business cards, receipts etc. in my planners.
I created this pocket with Rita Barakat's Zoe rubber stamp surrounded by images of the Floral stamp.

I used my favorite ink colors and a dauber to add color to the panel, stamped the images and then finished it off with black and gold ink splatters.

It's always nice feeling when I get to use up scraps and that's exactly what I used to create the pocket folio. I included a couple of notes and one of Rita's ephemera pieces from Be True collection.

As the year comes to a close, I find myself setting up my planners for 2019. I definitely will be making these smaller pocket folios to help me keep organized.

Thank you for visiting and happy planning.

Monday, October 29, 2018

In My Planner Notes #RitaBarakat

I'm so down for Happy Notes. I created my own happy note book and really needed some cuteness.
I took Rita Barakat's Whispering Friends stamp and created a mini notepad for my Happy Notes.

I took a couple of tag dies to create the cover and made a couple of slits to slide the corners of the image onto the cover.

I used the same tag die to cut graph paper to make the mini notebook insert.

Most importantly, I shrank the sentiment. Yes, I used Shrinky Dink film. I first stamped the sentiment, colored it with markers and used the tag die. Popped it into the mini oven and it shrank! It's the cutest thing ever!

Now your turn, which image or sentiment will you Shrinky Dink?

Friday, October 5, 2018

Song Inspired Canvas

Do you listen to music while you craft? As I sat to work on a canvas, I asked Google to play Tom Petty and the first song it played was one of my favorite, You Don't Know How It Feels. I had every intention to create a more colorful happy-go-lucky canvas, but that quick changed.

I used Rita Barakat's stencil, Marvy Uchida Glitter pens, Le Plume markers and acrylic paint on a 5" x 7" canvas.

I lightly traced the stencil on the canvas with a pencil.

I used my favorite color combo to color her hair and for the skin tone a Le Plume marker.

I then wrote a portion of the lyrics and cut down each word. I covered her face and splattered paint on the rest of the canvas.

Happy how she turned out. She's displayed in my craft room.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting!

Monday, October 1, 2018

I'm Back!

Wow that was a long 4 year hiatus from Close To My Heart. What matters is that I am back as a consultant for Close To My Heart and I am a Happy Stamper!
Of course, I've been purchasing CTMH as a customer, but it was time to return.

It's been exactly 4 years and CTMH products are AMAZING! Here is the latest Stamp of the Month available only this month. You can get it for $5 with your $50 purchase or you can purchase here for $18.95.

Of course I have already purchase my favorites and this workshop kit is one of my favorite faves! Workshops Your Way Bestie Therapy Cardmaking Kit! I can't wait for my order to be delivered!

And for us junk journaling, planner loving stampers, these 2 stamp sets are also on their way! The first stamp set is Living My Best Life! Indeed! Perfect for your traveler's notebooks too!

Whether you are a junk journal or bullet journal, You're My Top Pick is a must have!

So much too share! Please visit my CTMH site and check out the NEW products. Remember to include your favorite Halloween treats into your shopping bag and start prepping for Halloween!