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My Week In Color + Exclusive Villa Beautifful Discount Code

Hello lovelies! As most of you know, as a serial obsessionist, when I take on a new obsession, I’m in it to win it. Well, the planer craze has been no different for me. I’m All. About. It. I research, I buy… I play, I buy… I buy, I BUY. You get the picture.

Last week I went on a sticker binge. Ok, technically I’m kinda sorta still on it, don’t judge me!I’m calling it an early Birthday splurge from me to me. 🙂

This week some of those lovely stickers started rolling in and among them was the most fantastic treat from Villa BeauTIFFul, stickers for me and a super sweet exclusive discount code for all of my Art & Whimsy followers!

I’ll provide the discount code towards the end of the post, but first.. oh my goodness… just look at some of the yummy stickers available in Tiffany’s shop and how I used them in my Day Designer for Blue Sky for next week’s layout.

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I used matte white stickers from the Girly Gold Set and clear stickers from the Girly Gold Clear Tape set. I then added some of my own pink and black washi, a couple of stickers from my stash and some sweet little paperclips that I created out of my own original artwork.

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I just love how all of the Villa BeauTIFFul stickers play well together. The pink, black and antique gold give my pages such a feminine, playful feel. They make me smile when I look at them.

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Here are some of the other pretties that I bought from this shop. They’re all so pretty, I can’t wait to use them!

I SO encourage you to stop by Tiffany’s shop for a browse. She has a gorgeous new website, lots of awesome stickers and tons of planner pics in her gallery that you’ll be drooling over.


As a special treat to all Art & Whimsy followers, Villa BeauTIFFul has generously provided an exclusive discount code: ARTWHIMSEY15 for your shopping pleasure, so have fun! Oh and be sure to include that “E” when spelling whimsy! 🙂

Thanks for following Art & Whimsy, I wish you a colorful week & Happy Planning!



The Planner Society – Kit Review & Planner Layouts

Happy Monday, friends! I mentioned in Saturday’s blog post that I had subscribed to The Planner Society’s monthly kit but it had not arrived yet. Well guess what, it arrived in Saturday’s mail!

Since I just found out about the Planner Society, and my official subscription doesn’t begin until September, I was lucky enough to snag one of the left over July kits, after the regular subscribers received theirs. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can snag an August kit as well!

This kit is a beauty and I can’t wait to share it with you, so let’s dive right it.

How much does it cost?
The kit costs $30.90 a month in the US, that’s $24.95 for the kit + $5.95 shipping. International shipping will cost you a little more.

So what do you get in the July kit?
So. Much. Stuff. Let me show you…

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  • 3 sheets of double-sided, premium weight cardstock
  • 8 assorted Maggie Holmes paperclips
  • 1 sheet of washi flags
  • 1 sheet of assorted stickers
  • 1 pkg of Scarlet Lime tropical themed die cuts
  • 8 premium weight cardstock journal cards
  • 2 pads of sticky notes
  • 1 mini rubber stamp
  • 1 generous roll of Freckled Fawn washi tape
  • 1 mini paper punch
  • 2 tropical metal charms
  • 2 plastic tropical themed embellishments

Do you feel that you got your money’s worth?
You bet I do! Not only do I feel that the amount of items in the kit, and their individual value, outweigh the cost of the kit, but the kit itself is FABULOUS! The colors, the quality, the quantity… all thoughtfully put together into one amazing planner subscription kit. I should also add that Christy Tomlinson takes the time to carefully packaged everything in cute little bags. I would have no problem recommending this kit to anyone!

How do I subscribe?
There is more info available HERE.

Brief time out:
I’d like to take a quick moment to add that I’m not affiliated with the Planner Society in any way, nor do I receive anything for endorsing their products or any other products on my blog. If I like something I share it with you. if I don’t care for something, I’ll let you know that as well. It’s the least I can do for you, since you’re awesome enough to read my posts.

Ok, so with my fun new kit in hand, I just couldn’t wait to decorate my planner!

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I got to spend Sunday morning in my happy place, enjoying a yummy cup of coffee and playing in my Day Designer for Blue Sky planner.

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I decorated the entire week in advance and will fill in more to-do items as the week progresses.

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I used the tiny bow paper punch to make bullets for my weekly overview column.

Somehow, facing something difficult is just a wee bit easier when you’ve scheduled it with pretty stickers!

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I even scheduled in my personal commitment of tackling my fear of oil pastels on three different days. I had to sacrifice a couple of the adorable sticky notes for this, but it was so worth it! Somehow, facing something difficult is just a wee bit easier when you’ve scheduled it with pretty stickers!

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By Beloved’s sleep schedule has been a bit off the last couple of days, so he slept into the day. With all this free time on my hands I decided why stop there…keep on planning! So I decorated my Sparrow’s monthly layout as well.



Since my spiral bound, Day Designer for Blue Sky is my dedicated Art & Whimsy planner, my Sparrow has become where I keep track of all of my dailys. I designed custom inserts to help me do just that. You can read more about those HERE.

Also in my Sparrow is a 3rd Qtr calendar by Yellow paper House for The Reset Girl. At the start of each month it has a full month layout. Mine was just begging to be prettyfied, so I happily obliged it.

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I love the sticky notes in this kit so much that I stuck them onto my laminated page holder and tucked them right into my planner pouch that I carry my Sparrow in.

Regardless of which type of planner you have… or should I say planners… you’re sure to love The Planner Society kits. This is only my first kit, but I can already tell that I’m hooked!

Thanks so much for reading! I wish you a beautiful week.




Ain’t No Party Like A Planner Party!

I may have arrived late to the planner party, but boy have I arrived!

By now you’ve likely at least heard of the planner craze that has taken the craft community by storm, right? Well I’ll be the first to admit that I fought it for nearly a year. I just didn’t feel that my schedule was varied enough to merit the use of a planner. Until earlier this month, that is, when I succumbed to the charms of the Chic Sparrow, or Jendori, as my fellow planner addicts will call it.

I gotta tell ya, I may have arrived late to the planner party, but boy have I arrived! This baby is a beauty.

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My Jendori is Traveler’s Notebook size and well, me being me, I couldn’t wait to pretty her up a bit.

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I made a laminated dashboard out of some pretty scrapbook paper and an insert that I designed myself to keep track of all my dailys. I call it My Daily Dashboard. Initially I designed the insert and the layout then sent it to Papier My Day, on Etsy, so she could put it into a printable format for me. It turned out fine, but I decided I wanted to make some more changes so I forced myself to stop being lazy and just sit down and create it, start to finish.

I’m really pleased with my results, but I still very much do recommend Papier My Day if you’re looking for a custom layout. Veronica is fast, friendly and easy to work with. I love my Sparrow and it goes with me pretty much everywhere I go. I find that having a dedicated place to track my water intake, nutrition, to-do list and even what I’m grateful for each day has had a very positive impact on my life.

One would think that one planner would suffice, right? Well, not for long! Once you’ve been bitten by the planner bug, it’s like something happens and you want more and more!

Enter Day Designer for Blue Sky at Target…Squeeee!


Another type of planner that’s a huge hit right now, are spiral planners. Day Designer teamed up with Blue Sky to bring a fantastic, budget friendly line to Target stores. Don’t have a Target near you? No problem, you can shop the Blue Sky website HERE.

I wanted a planner specifically for all of my Art & Whimsy projects and this ended up being a great option. They offer vertical and horizontal layouts in your choice of daily or weekly spreads. I bought 2 journals, horizontal and vertical, both with weekly spreads, so that I could compare the two and see which one worked better for me.


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Vertical Layout

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Horizontal Layout

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After looking over both of these planners I found that my brain is much more drawn to the vertical weekly layout so that’s what I’ll be working in for the rest of 2015.


This was my first week in this planner and you can see that I had a blast decorating it.

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This week’s layout was done with Scotch Expressions Washi Tape in neon pink stripe, Amy Tangerine thin washi, a Heidi Swapp word sticker and  Kaisercraft die cuts from the Fly Free line. it’s so much fun being able to check things off of my to-do list on pages that are so colorful and vibrant!

I also just signed up for the Planner Society monthly kit and was able to snag one of the remaining July kits!


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Just LOOK at all this yummy goodness to jazz up my planner pages. I can’t wait for it to arrive! If want more info on signing up for The Planer Society Kit it’s available HERE.

Thanks for reading. Wishing you a great weekend!



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