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Happy Planner monthly spread … almost a twinchie a day!

So as regular readers will know I have been using my happy planner for doing some weekly mixed media spreads… so I thought i would use the inspiration a friend Sheila provides with her inchie calendar and do the same for the monthly spread… but the size of the squares is not quite 2×2 inches… in fact it’s 1 and 7 eighths!

So I’ve been making almost twinchies every day… sometimes they mean or represent the day in some way, other times the are just scraps and fun bits of art.

So this was June.. Love how fun they all look together!

I’ve started on my July one doing the same thing.

Hope this is seen as a fun idea to someone!

Happy crafting!


Happy Planner spreads… change of month

So I did something a bit different for the end of June and beginning of July in my happy planner… I did two spreads…

This is what I did for the final days of July… and love these super shiny stamps as I embossed with a pearl finish before I stuck down the stamp centres.

And this is the after the pen…

And then for July I started on a whole new spread… but forgot to photograph before I had added pen…

Different in style for the two spreads but I like them both! And again the carabelle stamp stamp came in to it’s own!

And finally the after the pen for the previous week with the robots…

Happy crafting!


Happy Planner spread

This week I used the Carabelle stamp stamp again, but this time in a different way to create a rainbow header.

I created each stamp by gelli printing the background using distress oxides and then stamping and cutting out the central portion. The robots are Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought they were really cute.

This is of course the before the pen spread… but the after the pen spread from last week shows how they soon fill up! Although I didn’t capture mich for Friday and Saturday! Ooops!

Happy crafting!


Happy Planner and the stamp stamp

I bought the stamp stamp from Carabelle a few months ago but never got round to using it… but now have discovered a way to use it.

I also bought the happy planner over a year ago but fell out of love of using it but decided to have another go… this time using the stamp stamp to add the fun!

Week 1 found me playing with my gelli plate and distress oxides to create the colourful panels and then the little backgrounds for the stamps.

Also used the Aall and create stamps and stencils for the circle patterns.

For the stamps I added a little contrast with the pink butterflies and some pink pen work. Then added the bold black text stamps and some black stencilled circles.

So the first picture shows the planner page before I added in my planning… partly as I decided to retro plan and added in the pen after the event so it was more of a diary than a planner.

Here is the after the pen version…

The next week I’ve gone for stamping in the background using the Gummiapan text stamp and stencilling the hexagon shape in keeping with the bee theme I chose.

I added the bees and the text stamp to the backgrounds made on glossy cardstock this time for the stamp image. Love how this looks.

So glad to have found a purpose to start using my stamp stamp and love using the planner again … even if it is in a weird back to front way!

Happy crafting!


More planner pages

So I’m still going with my Happy Planner… here are a few more spreads.This one I incorporated a Gorjuss girl stamp and some patterned paper from the stash along with the Art by Marlene stickers and some block stickers from Ikea. I cut the flower images out of the patterned paper and this provided some nice relief images to break up the blocks.I decided to use some gingham washi and orange washi too.Then when using the pen in it I also added some colour using the Stampin write marker to add more of the peachy orange into it.Then there is this monthly for May using mainly stickers from Ikea and some Tim Holtz snippets stickers.Next up was the last few days of April/beginning of May. I decided to use the bold letter patterned tape I got for a secret Santa present as the starting point and then some box stickers from Ikea.

I then added some Tim Holtz quote stickers and lots of heart stickers along with some random stickers I have had a long time. Functional and cute!

So that’s my spreads up to date so far.

Happy crafting!