Sunday, January 3, 2016

Planning The Week

Hello.  I ended up with the day off so I am going to try to get my desk cleaned off.  Along with my craft table.  I have so much out that I keep knocking things.  Hopefully by the end of the day, it will be better.  Part of this is working on my planner.

I can't see me ever doing a YouTube video, but some times I might include my thoughts as I am planning.  I will try it today and see how it goes.

This week, I am using a red and gray color scheme with snowflakes and coffee cups (I don't drink coffee so actually hot chocolate cups). I am using a couple of kits from the Silhouette Online store (here and here).  The good thing about using them is I can resize the boxes to fit my Happy Planner,  But it takes longer because some of the designer don't group the cut marks and the image.

The weather is always up to with the days.  I didn't cover the days since I was using gray.  I thought the black worked okay.   Monday night, we are having our first deep freeze.  It seems to early in the season, but then we haven't had a lot of snow either.

Steps and hydration go at the bottom.  I really want to hit 10,000 steps each day.  The middle row is usually decorated boxes.  I like to add a picture on the bottom row.  We will see what the week holds.  I also didn't leave a lot of room for journaling.  I have been doing it in another book.  This is turning into my planner/decorating book.

It has taken longer to do this than I thought.  I kept getting pulled away, plus I printed some extra stickers and re-organized my sticker book.  Hopefully, next week, it won't take as long. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Hello.  I hope every one had a happy and safe New Year's Eve.  I also hope you have a great 2016.

I have a quick card for you.  It will probably be the only card for tonight.  I still need to get a few more things done before I head to bed.

Isn't this penguin so cute?  I was going to make it a winter card but he has holly on his hat and his hat looks like a Christmas hat so I decided to go ahead and make a Christmas card for 2016.  I used traditional colors  because they just say Christmas to me.

I added gemstones for the berries in the holly and textured the background with my snowflake embossing folder.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
   3 Girls Jam - Colors of the Season + Ribbon
   Catch The Bug - Penguin Parade
   Hiding in My Craft Room - Anything Goes
   Catch The Bug - Sketch #320
   Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes

Chat later.  Have a good one.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hello & Happy Monday

Hello and Happy Monday.  I am going to try and get myself better organized and hopefully post more often.

Part of that is my planner.  I started with one and I didn't think I would ever use more than one, but I am a list maker.  So I am now decorating my weekly page.  It basically tells me what rooms in the house I want to clean on what days and then other projects I want to do.  I usually just write in it, but I am playing around with making stickers so this week, I print out stickers.  I think it came out really well.

Now I just need to decorate my main planner.  I will do it later today.  Off to clean off my desk and call my sister.  Chat with all of you later.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Welcome to the weekend

Hello and how is every one doing?  I have been in the funk lately.  I got a cold and then developed a cough and I really haven't been doing a lot.  Plus I have been reading a really good book.

I finally sat down to decorate my planner for this week.  I am doing Halloween themes all month long except next week.  Next week is my birthday week and I am doing pink and Breast Cancer Awareness.  It should be fun.

On to this week.  I thought I would take some pictures and I decorated.  I am trying to stick to jack-o-lanterns and sweet treats.

I started with the bottom of the page.  I am using the jack-o-lantern washi from the Dollar Store.  I don't have the colors figured out yet but I am thinking mainly black and orange.  We will see when I start adding things.

After that I went to the top of the page.  For the last few weeks, I have been covering up the dates and making my own.  This week, I went with more jack-o-lanterns and then added a black number on the side for the date.  Really really cute.

Now to do the sidebar and the morning, afternoon and night headers.  I always put washi across them.  I don't have a lot of narrow washi so I just cut to the size I want.  I usually leave the leftover washi on my cutting board.  When I picked out the paper for the side, I wanted to see what my stickers were going to look like on it, so I went ahead and added a pumpkin sticker. 

I have recently picked up several set of weather stickers off of Etsy.  The ones I am using today are from The Adorable Elephant.  I put them partly on the washi so that the clouds will show up.  I started writing with the Bic Mark It marker, but it is a thicker than I like, so I changed back to my Paper Mate Flairs.

On to Monday....I am just going to list the stickers I have used for each day
   Washer - KG Planner
   Spray Bottle - The Ninja Planner
   Pumpkin Full Box - The Ninja Planner
   Small Banner - Paws Paper 
   Steps - Sweet Cheeks
   Vacuum - Libbie & Co
   Flowers - Planner Mania
   Black Glitter Dot - Hobby Lobby
   Trash Bag - Planner Mania
   Small Dot - Paws Paper
   Dollar - The Ninja Planner
   Appt Box - MAMBI
   Game Day - Paws Paper
   Book - Burnt Owl Studio 

I am going to need to get some pictures printed out but I usually want and do a month at one time.  The end of the week looks bare, but I left room for two pictures. 

That is about it for now.  I hope you have enjoyed my planner notes.   Chat with you later.

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Hello.  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Now that football season has started, my husband and I usually have a game day plan.  Lots of snacks and football.  However, he is trying to finish a big job up at work, so he will be working until late tonight.  The Alabama game will still be on but not all the normal snacks.

So instead of spending the morning in the kitchen, I am in my craft room.  I am determined to get it cleaned up.  I cleaned off my desk and craft table.  All of the projects are spread all over the floor.  I am going to see how many I can get done today.  Right now, there are 26 projects on the floor.  Let's see how many I can get done today.  Not all of them are craft related.  Some have to do with my computer and work.  There is even a couple of food related projects. 

So I will chat with all of you later.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Planner week August 24th thru 30th

Hello everyone.  I know I still need to post some shots of previous weeks but I thought I would write some thoughts as I was putting the week together.  Usually I do this early, but I was waiting on some stickers and this was just a busy week.

My theme is Elephants.  I am getting ready for the first college football game next week.  So you will see Elephants again.  The colors will be red and gray.  For the first time, I am using some full boxes.  I don't mind white space but I wanted to add the colors.

I made the weather stickers along with the grocery bag and the feet circles.  The feet are bigger then I wanted so when I print more I will size them down.

I am having trouble with my step tracker so I am not keeping my steps every day.  It might be time to look around for a different brand.

I am not using as many sticker from my elephant set as I thought.  The colors are just off.  Maybe later.

My son's room is done in University of Alabama colors and I have this cute little stuffed elephant on his bed.  I just had to include a picture of it on the page.

I like the weekend done in gray but I didn't want it all gray so I went looking through my scrap bag and found some light red paper.  And even though, I would it at the bottom, I added the gray weekend banner on it. 

It just dawned on me that I never finished this post.   Bad me.  And now I am even further behind.  I am going to get my desk cleaned off tonight and tomorrow after running some errands, I will try to get another post together.

Also I started an instagram account.  I am only going to use it for my crafty projects (planner, cards, project life, etc.).  It is psbpreston.  I am just learning the ins and outs so just bear with me.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Happy Weekend

Hello everyone.  I am in the middle of a long weekend full of work.  One more day.  I will be so glad when tomorrow is over.  I am hoping it will be an early day.  Next week is my last week off from school.  School starts back the Tuesday after Labor Day and I will be in the kitchen bright and early to help with breakfast.

Yesterday and today, I got a couple of planner orders in.  This is the first time I have ordered sticker and I was extremely happy.  I didn't order a lot.  I will probably be placing a bigger order this week.  Most of what I got in was theme related.  Elephants and footballs.

Here are quick shots of the stickers

These were from Imagine That by Lori.  You will be seeing both of these alot.  My theme is football next week so I am going to use several then.  The water can was a little big but that is okay, maybe I will get better at watering the flowers.

More footballs.  I thought I would use the game day full blocks for each Saturday. I will be a few weeks short so I will have to do some thing else or order more.  I love the free set of cupcakes.  They will be perfect for birthdays.

This is the last order.  It has elephants in it for this week.  I haven't finished this week because I was waiting on these to come in.  I know the full boxes will be short because I use the Happy Planner but I have a plan for them.

That is it for now.  I am going to try real hard to post some thing next week that doesn't have to do with planners.  Enjoy what is left of the weekend.