Another month completed! Really love the vertical layout!
Today’s card features a multitude of fussy cut birthday cakes. I wasn’t a huge fan of the piece of DSP that featured these cakes (too busy for me), but it was perfect to cut up. This card has so many layers that in person, it looks even better.
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock: Broadway Bound DSP; Lemon Lime Twist; Lovely Lipstick; Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon; Lovely Lipstick Ribbon
Tools: Scattered Stars Embossing Folder; Rectangle Stitched Shapes; Everyday Label Punch
I’m going to focus and trying to accomplish my already started projects!
Short list of projects to complete:
Quentin’s 2018 PL album - currently in March
Arthur’s 2017 PL Album
Arthur’s 2018 PL Album
Family 2019 PL Album - haven’t even started, but do have the supplies
WITL 2019 kit
Various half-down cards laying around
I’ll probably also throw in some card that I’ll make from start to finish throughout the 100 days. And there’s usually a surprise project that crops up. So I’m not going to restrict myself too much. I just want to work on one of my projects each day. The daily time could be 5 minutes or 2 hours, but the idea is to do something toward one of my craft projects. I’m going to do weekly (or biweekly) posts on here with my progress. And I’m going to try to document daily on instagram (@TFrances19).
Update #3: April 29th - May 12th
Well life sorta happened this past weeks and my stressors were off the charts. I only completed a few crafty things and apparently didn’t put any of them on Instagram.
April Memory Planner pages
2 weeks of planner layouts
Another year, more planner spreads. I'm a huge fan of The Happy Planner by mambi and this will be my fourth year using the system. I just really love the customization with this planner. And I have a ton of great stickers to use! In this post, I highlight all my weekly spreads from January to April.
January — New Year’s Kit from Brandy’s Shop (Dec. 31 - Jan 6); Cozy Winter Mini Kit from Pretty Cute Planner (Jan. 7 - 13); Winter Kit from Planning Geek Designs (Jan. 14 -20); Winter Planner Land Kit from Fabulously Planned (Jan. 21 - 27)
March — Purple Full Boxes from Nerd’s the Word and random scraps (Feb. 25 - March 3); Let’s Be Mermaids Kit from Brandy’s Shop (March 4 - 10); Kit from Nerd’s the Word (March 11 - 17); Lavender Love Mini Kit from Pretty Cute Planners (March 18 - 24); Misc stickers from Mambi sticker books (March 25 - 31)
Reading: The Light Over London by Julia Kelly
Watching: J and I are going back to the beginning to watch Game of Thrones so we can watch the very last season.
Listening: Really really enjoying Mike Shinoda’s Post Traumatic. Really good gym music.
Making: The store had rhubarb! So that means that I had to make Strawberry-Rhubarb crumble for book club last night.
Feeling: A bit on edge this week waiting for some news…
Planning: On the way back from Indiana, we’re planning on doing a mini road trip. Still deciding on Chicago or Des Moines.
Loving: We had a few small thunderstorms lately and I really missed storms while living in California.
Today’s card is a cute little baby card featuring the retiring Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Twinkle Twinkle DSP. I’m really debating about keeping the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and coordinating Fox Builder Punch. The color combination on this card is perfect! I really love the blues, green, and pink together. I might need to make a few of these with varying sentiments.
Stamps: Foxy Friends
Inks: Night of Navy; Pool Party; Soft Sea Foam; Petal Pink; Smoky Slate
Cardstock: Twinkle Twinkel DSP; Night of Navy; Pool Party; Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Faceted Gems
Tools: Circle Framelits; Fox Builder Punch
I receive two planner supply orders this week. One from Brianna Nicole Designz (top row) and Nerd’s the Word (bottom row). I’m super loving the bright colors in the Spring Bloom kit and the beautiful pics in the Reading Boxes sheet.
Today’s card features the returning Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits, Friendly Conversation Stamp Set, and Twinkle Twinkle DSP. The Coffee set will not be leaving my personal inventory. I love making coffee cup cards. This card features a great color combination to highlight that coffee cup and a great sentiment.
Stamps: Friendly Conversation; Coffee Cafe
Inks: Night of Navy; Petal Pink
Cardstock: Twinkle Twinkle DSP; Soft Sea Foam; Night of Navy; Whisper White; Vellum
Accessories: Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle
Tools: Rectangle Stitched Shapes; Stitched Shapes Framelits; Tufted Embossing Folder; Coffee Cup Framelits
A recap of last month’s goals:
March Memory Planner Pages - Success!
Quentin 2018 PL March to May - Success! In fact, I blew this goal out of the water! I’m already in September of 2018. Hoping to finish the entire 2018 album this month.
Family 2019 PL January - Fail.
Create a WITL kit - Fail. Just didn’t get around to it.
Gather items for a craft sale - Fail.
Play May events - Fail.
Have fun at OnStage - Success! It was a great weekend of crafting, fun conversations, good food, and inspiration. And thankfully the nasty snowstorm was over before I drove up to Minneapolis.
May’s Goals: I’m going goal-lite this month as I know we’re going to be busy and I’ll be traveling at the end of the month.
Finish Q’s 2018 PL Album - I’m all the way up to September. I think I can finish this month.
April Memory Planner Pages - The usual
Create a WITL kit - Carry over goal from last month.
Gather items for a craft sale - Another carry over goal.
Today’s card is a riot of color! I love the color combo of Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick. Sad that Lemon Lime Twist is retiring at the end of the month so I had to make a card highlighting it! This card is fairly simple. I layered some pieces of DSP and a fun die cut sentiment. Also super sad that the Amazing Life stamp set is retiring. I just bought it last month, but think it will be sticking around in my inventory for awhile. I really want to dig into these sentiments and images.
Stamps: Amazing Life
Inks: Lovely Lipstick; Lemon Lime Twist; Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Broadway Bound DSP; Lovely Lipstick; Whisper White
Accessories: Metallic Sequins
Tools: Rectangle Stitched Shapes