Posts Tagged ‘etsy’

Fall Into Planning

Well it’s official, I’m a card-carrying planner addict and have fallen for the planner craze like a love struck teenager! With Fall upon us, a new Filofax Original A5 Patent Fuchsia waiting to be moved into and an unopened September Planner Society kit, I recently found time to play.

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The first order of business was to create some laminated dividers and a dashboard. I selected some pretty colors that would go with the patent fuchsia, but still carry me through Fall.

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Originally, this A5 was going to be my daily planner, a place for me to track my dailys, like To-do lists, shopping lists, fitness, etc so I created these custom inserts. I quickly found that since I wasn’t carrying this planner around with me, it wasn’t a system that was going to work for me. I’d find myself out in the world wondering what I was supposed to pick up at the grocery store, while the shopping list sat in my pretty planner at home!

Just last weekend I reformatted these inserts for a personal Kate Spade that I love and carry around with me everywhere, but I’ll blog about that at a later date.

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I used a few of my own planner clips, ones that I carry in my Etsy shop,  and some of the yummy items in the September Planner Society kit, including that awesome hand sketched planner girl card that I turned into a dashboard, to prettify my planner and give it that lived in feeling.

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“Why have 1 planner dashboard when you can have many” is what I say, so I made another using more of that ridiculously cute Planner Society paper and embellished it with stickers die cuts from the kit. I even cut out one of the sketched girls, gave it a splash of watercolor, laminated it and created a custom planner clip!

Thanks for reading and sharing in my original A5 set up.



Ready, Set, List! September 2015

Hello Listers! Today I’d like to share my list book with you, it’s what I’ll be using come September 1st for the 30 Days of Lists challenge. I’ll also share a peek at the area where I’ll be doing my listing.

This is my 4th round of 30 Days of Lists and I’ve used different base styles, including a handcrafted mixed media list book and a couple of different versions of pocket style scrapbook bases. I have a passion for mixed media, so I really enjoy being able to incorporate that into my listing.2015-08-22 11.53.33

This time I’ve decided to list in my Traveler’s Notebook style planner, using a fusion of scrapbook and mixed media elements, it’s the best of both worlds for me!

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The sweet leather “Pink Lemonade” planner that will house my list book is by Onica Hanby. I highly recommend her shop if you’re looking for a fauxdori. Good quality leather and her attention to detail makes for some gorgeous planners.

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Using a mixed media insert from Yellow Paper House, I decorated the outside of my list book by layering one of my gelli prints, some music sheet paper and a few other painty bits. Journal cards from my stash were added for layering and a couple of other elements that I created with my Silhouette, like the “listing nerd glasses” and a few 30 Lists paper clips finished it off.

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I realize that I’m so very fortunate to have a dedicated art room where I can indulge in my passion for making pretty things. After a grueling work day, I enjoy coming in here to unwind, get my fingers nice & painty, make some lists or just play in my planners.

I recently spent some time prettifying & organizing the desk area in my studio, this is where I’ll be doing the majority of my listing. I set it up so that my most used listing and planning supplies are within easy reach.

One of the main things that I enjoy about 30 Days of Lists, aside from it being tons of fun, is that it’s fast. In just a few minutes I can get a creativity fix to either jump-start my day in the right direction, or help me distress after a long one.


For this round of listing I have the pleasure of being not only a participant, but a sponsor and affiliate as well. If want to join in on the fun, but haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Just click on the image above and it’ll take you to the registration page.

Another aspect that I really enjoy about 30 Days of Lists is reading all of your lists and seeing what you create. I’ll be posting my lists to the private Facebook group as well as Instagram and Pinterest, via my blog. I’d love it if you’d follow along!

See you on September 1st!



Happy Mail Art Envelopes

Who doesn’t LOVE happy mail, right? Well I’ve been having fun making a few of these Art Envelopes to offer in my Etsy Shop. They’re made from prints of my original artwork and are perfect for happy mail, letters, and greeting cards.

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Add a label and you’re ready to make someone’s day just a little bit brighter!

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Thanks for looking!

Making Art Sticker Tags!

I love creating tags, each one is its own mini canvas. I like to use them to adorned packages and gifts and they’re the perfect size to slip into an envelope and send off to a friend.

If you have a die cutting machine and appropriate die, or even a Silhouette, tag making is a great way to use up some of those gelli prints! If you have neither, no problem, scissors or an X-Acto knife and a ruler will do the trick.

Here, I used my Big Shot, Tim Holtz Tag Dies and my new Rectangle Art Stickers to create a tag to include in happy mail.

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Already having a gelli print base to work with made this really fast to create. A few doodles, scraps of book paper, some ink, ribbon, and an art sticker and it’s done.

These art stickers are available in my Etsy shop, HERE.

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Thanks for looking!

Quick and Easy Gift Card Sleeve

I think we’ve all been there at some point, needing a quick, last minute gift for someone, but wanting to make it a little more fun that simply handing them a plastic card.

Here I used one of my round art stickers, available in my Etsy Shop, to create a quick and easy gift card sleeve in just minutes.

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I added a bit of washi to the card itself to form a pull tab, decorated the sleeve with gel pen doodles and a bit of stamping then called it done!

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There are so many fun & easy uses for these round stickers, feel free to drop by my shop and pick up a set. ArtandWhimsyCreates on Etsy.

Thanks for looking!



Art & Whimsy Etsy Shop… Now Open For Business!

Squeeee… I have Big, BIG News today… I am officially open for business on Etsy!

Be sure to take advantage of my grand opening special of FREE Shipping, on select items.

New items will be added regularly, so please add ArtandWhimsyCreates to your favorite shops and check back often.

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