December 2017 TN and Happy Planner Set Up!

Can you believe it is almost Christmas! This time of year in our house is by far the busiest! Not only do we have the typical hustle and bustle because of the holidays, but two of my boys have birthdays a week apart and  my son’s basketball season is in full swing. To help keep me organized and on top of things I have to have a functioning planner. I use two planners. One is a TN I carry with me that doubles as a wallet and the other is a Happy Planner that sits on my desk. The Happy Planner has the monthly overview as well as everything related to family life and my work. I did a walk thru of  my planners for you. 

I hope you got some ideas and are inspired!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 


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2017 Christmas Planner Tutorial

Christmas is a special time of year and getting everything done to create a fun memory can be a challenge with a family of five. I need all the help I can get, so I created this planner. This is a two part post. First, I show you how to make the cover for the planner. Then, I show how to make a pocket folder for it in a video. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

To create the cover you are going to need two pieces of foam found in the kids’ section of most craft stores. One needs to be adhesive and it if sparkles even better! 
Measure two lines with a ruler on the backside of your adhesive foam with a pencil.

 Take a circle, fold it in half and use a ruler to trace the line.

 line up the line on the circle with the one on the adhesive backing and trace half the circle.

 Repeat that process and cut out the scallop border. Set aside.

 Measure your cover to your preferred size. Find the center and score 1/4 inch line on the right and left of the center (leaving a 1/2 inch space).

 Mark where to place your holes for the bands.

 Punch holes. I like the Crop-O-Dile because it cuts any thickness.

 Adhere your scallops to the cover lining up the edges.

Thread your elastic thread through the two holes according to how many inserts you are going to use.
Here is a video on how to make the multi pocket file: 
Here are a few pictures of the inside of the complete planner:

This was a ton of fun to make and I can’t wait to use it this season!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

October TN Planner Set Up!

Can you believe it is almost October? I’m still trying to figure out what happened to September. I love The Planner Society monthly kits and could not wait to get the September kit set up for October. I was able to pull in some odds and ends from my stash too! 

 One thing I have been hoarding is a cute little shaker card I made at the Summer Creativation show in July using the new Tim Holtz die! I had the perfect spot in my planner for it. After all, October is Halloween! Super excited I get to enjoy this little shaker all month!

 I really have to think about how I want to set my planner up every month because my needs change depending on the time of year. I actually struggled setting up this month. I don’t know why. Once I got it done I was pretty pleased with it.

I uploaded the complete unboxing of the Planner Society Kit and a better walk thru of my planner here:
I hope you enjoy!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

September 2017 Planner Set Up

It is that time of month — set up next month’s planner. For the month of September I used The Planner Society August kit. It is a dreamy pretty blue with a lovely girl. I decided on my rainbow glitter TN to set it up in. Here is what the inside looks like:

I created a walk thru of how I set it up HERE . Please go check it out!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!