Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pretty Planner

I am a mom of 5 girls, one son and now one son-in-law.  We have a busy life.  I work from home and try to be a super mom and wife (falling short ~ often).  I have 'used' planners through the years but not well.  I didn't update things, keep lists of to-do's (so I'd miss items), and eventually get "too busy" to use them (letting more slip through the cracks of our life).  

So JOIN ME as I'll be posting HERE Every Sunday a fun Planner Girl Post to highlight my path in making my life more organized and pretty along the way (it's what I do).  Join Me, too, as we have fun Planner Girl Meet Ups!
Create this cute Planner Cover with:
Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper (138444)
Moments Like These Project Life Cards (138454)
Moments Like These Accessory Pack (138455)
*Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape (139609)

*Retiring - get it NOW as it's going, Going, GONE... 

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FIRST - I adore our stunning Designer Series Paper.  I am a girl who loves paper and always has!  The fact that it is DOUBLE SIDED has me gah gah!  You get so much more for your dollar this way.  

Second - I searched and loved so many covers for my planner.  I use The Printed Planner for my carrying around planner (I have a family one and a desk one, too).  Like an Erin Condren Planner, it has a spiral bind. 

Third - Why order a cover when I have a full collection of the PRETTIEST Designer Series Papers ever?!?!

Fourth - Inspiration is LOADED in my Project Life Cards and the coordinating Accessories!  This pretty collection has this gold foiled saying that I hope will help me to find joy and stay grounded.

So I had fun Gettin' Crafty and made up these cool Planner Covers!
I'm a less is more kind of girl.  Focal Points for me.  I love adding accents like this pretty Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape with it's pretty gold flecked, easy to use and looks smashing on my calendar.  It's RETIRING in just a couple of days.. grab your gold accented Washi Tape NOW before it's gone!
Cover LOVE.... I love the ease of making these Planner Covers.  Cutting my pretty Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper down to a 1/2" bigger than my planner.  I took it to my office supply store.  They laminated it (a 7 grade laminated page for the 'weight' of the lamination).  They punched the wholes in the side for a spiral thread.  I cut it down, using our awesome Paper Snips.  Snipped the holes so I could add it to my planner (and change it out as I feel).

The Planners NEED A Cover - well, OK maybe not.  It comes with a small cover but it is soft.  I wanted more support.  This will be fun to change out as the seasons or mood change (like I change out my clothes/shoes/purses lol).
I added this pretty Project Life card from the Moments Like These Project Life card collection.  I adore using them for my Memory Documenting and now my planners!!  This says it all, doesn't it - "Sparkle"!  

 How do YOU use your planner?  Do you have more than one, too?  *Let me know with a fun comment below!  *I will do a Drawing for a FREE Planner Cover for this type planner or not punched so you can punch your own holes!
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Staying organized is a challenge. I'm creative and in a ton of directions as a mom, wife and business owner.  With my carrying around planner and updating it each day/week I should be able to stay on top of my life.  Plan it out better.  Breathe.  Feel in control.  My New Year Resolution is to be Proactive vs Reactive in my life.  Join me in this fun path of creative organization - with my new Planner Girl posts on Sundays (shop ANYTIME Online for your own fun planner and crafting accessories) and Planner Girl Meet Ups!

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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