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Tips on Catching up in your Scrapbook/Planner

June 13, 2022
Hello! Annette Green here today with some helpful tips on getting caught up in your scrapbook/planner. I am working in my 2021 planner and am making progress getting caught up, so if you are in the same situation, you may find this post and my video helpful.
There are a number of ways to speed up the process of getting caught up. One of the best ways is to utilize the new Pocket Pages. I alternated paper pages and pocket pages in my planner, but you can do ALL pocket pages to really make it easy and fast.
Another way to speed things up is to use stickers and cut-aparts from your paper collection. I used ready-to-go 3 x 4 cards and stickers from some Fall papers in my stash. This really helped the assembly go quickly.
Another way to make this process easy and quick is to utilize Planner Essentials dies, of course. The page dies are a great way to begin, then the little embellishment pieces like tabs, tags, labels and shapes are quick and easy decorative elements.
In the video I explain how I do the layering method where I begin with all of my base pages first, then add mats or frames for all my photos, then I size and print my photos, then add the final embellishments. By following this method I was able to complete the five layouts shown here in just an afternoon! I hope you take a moment to watch this “Craft With Me” style video and that you find it helpful. Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a wonderful day!
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Create a Garden Mini Album using Sidekick Essentials Planner Dies

May 10, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green back again today with a fun little mini album project you can create in an afternoon using three Sidekick Essentials dies, a few stamp sets, your favorite papers and some chipboard. I’ve created a video tutorial so you can follow along and hopefully make one of these yourself!
I’ve used the Sidekick Essentials 1, 12 and 16 for this album because each one has a base page to use along with very versatile embellishment pieces. I’ve used Graphic 45 papers in my stash, but really any papers will do, so I encourage you to go to your supplies you have on hand.
I ended up using images from five different stamp sets (Memorable, Paper Love, Planted with Love, Home & Nature and In My Garden) but you can use whatever you have to make this album work for you. I’ve linked everything below if you’re looking to expand your collection.
As I describe in the video, I mixed Graphic 45 collections along with 49 & Market to make a really feminine, garden-themed album, but I can imagine this album with masculine papers too. So in the video, I share the basic assembly of the base album first, then I show how I decorated it toward the end of the video. I hope you find it interesting to watch and that it inspires you to give it a try. Thanks for stopping in today.
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New Bucket (of Strawberries) Summer Planner Spread

April 11, 2022
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with some more Summer planner pages featuring the new Flower Pot/Bucket die set from Joset. I combined Planner Essentials dies with the flower pot and Strawberries die to showcase some cute photos of my dog Suki eating strawberries, as well as a visit from my parents last year. I’ve created a “Craft With Me” style video if you’d like to follow along as I design and assemble these pages.
As I describe in the video, to make more room for journaling and large sized photos, I added a half-page in the middle of my two full-size pages using the Planner Essentials 14 Bookmark 1 set. This is an interesting way to layer and still see some of the elements from the other pages peeking through.
The star of the show, besides Suki, is the rusty bucket full of strawberries. With a few alcohol inks and some silver metallic cardstock, you can get the same look quickly and easily. It makes a fun embellishment to the page to help tie everything together. I hope you take a moment to watch the video, as I share some techniques I used and helpful design tips along the way. All products I’ve used today are linked below, in addition to some of the other new dies I showed in the video which I used on other projects. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week!
Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Summer Journal Special Videos

How to Assemble the Slider Pocket page

March 13, 2022
Hello again, Annette Green here today with some more planner pages, including a fun, interactive page using the Slider Pockets die set, Planner Essentials 31. I’m still catching up on my 2021 planner from last Summer with these bright and sunny colors and photos. I’ve included a “Craft With Me” style video below to share how to assemble the Slider Pocket page, in case you’ve not tried it yet. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easier than you think!

Prior to the Slider Pocket page, I created this spread in my full-size planner, where I used parts from the Summer Special Insert like the palm tree and some of the leaves, and the word Summer, and the new Photo Pocket Pages for the two photos on the right.
The photo pocket pages are one of my new favorites for keeping things simple while adding additional photos to your layouts. So what’s under those interactive flaps on the right page? Watch the video to find out, as I share how to engineer this die, how to add photos, and some tips about altering the pull tab in the middle. Thanks for popping in today. Have a lovely day!
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Altering Photo Pocket Pages to Fit the Sidekick

February 14, 2022
Hello again everyone, Annette Green here today with a few ideas on how to use the new Photo Pocket Pages (designed for the regular planner) in your Sidekick planner. I was curious to figure out if this was possible, so I did some experimenting and came up with something fun you may like to try. I’ve created a “Craft With Me” style video as I created my pages and I share the steps to altering the pocket pages.
I returned to my nature planner which is the Espresso Sidekick to create a few simple pages. The pocket pages are great to work with because not only do they protect my photos, they allow for some fun layering ideas and that interesting “see through” effect to the pages behind them. The first page option is to simply trim the top and bottom off the narrowest pocket page in the package, as shown on the left here.
I’ve created this split-in-two pocket for a second option, as you’ll see in the video. All you need is a craft knife, ruler and mat. The pages cut easily and also sew quite nicely on the sewing machine. If sewing isn’t your thing, closing up the cut edge can easily be done with some washi tape or coordinating paper. I hope you take a moment to check out the video, and perhaps you’ll give this a try too.

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Fun in Florida planner pages

January 13, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green here with some planner pages from my weekend trip to Florida last year. (Yes, I’m still trying to catch up on my scrapbooking planner from 2021.) I created a two-page spread with an insert page to maximize the space for more photos. The left page is a regular page shape from Planner Essentials 4. All supplies are linked at the end of this post.
The middle insert is from Planner Essentials 35 Holiday Tab Pages and the right page is from Planner Essentials 38 Splatter Page. I went with a sunny, bright palette of colors for the pages mixing papers from the Book 1, Rusty Weathered, and Rainbow of Happiness.



I enjoyed using some older dies and stamps I haven’t pulled out in a while, like Planner Labels 1658 for the tag, Pieces of Life 3 Quotes stamp set for the sentiment, and CS135 My Life for the scalloped border.
Another label from the Planner Labels set is shown here with April from 1657 Planner Months. The flowers in the background are fussy-cut from Reminiscence The Book 1.
For the insert page I pulled in more of the fussy-cut flowers to frame the photo and balance with the facing page. The BFF circle is a fun accent from Planner Essentials 43 Circle Words which includes a total of 20 words! That cute little grapefruit die-cut is one from Joset’s 1542 Summer Drink which I also used on the next page.
On the flip side of the insert I added a cute photo of my parents’ dog Rocco who was trying to get my attention at the time. I framed him with the die from Planner Essentials 3 and stamped some paw prints and You’re So Cute from CS138 Furrever Friends.
On the final righthand page, I added embellishments from the Summer Drink die again, this time using the mug, the umbrella and more fruit pieces. I finished off the page with a photo of my Mom, sister and I celebrating an early Mother’s Day, and stamped the circle from CS131 Circle Labels. If you go back to the full page image, you’ll see I did some journaling about my trip using the Note Pieces stamp set and coordinating die set. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these fun Florida pages!
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December Day-by-Day Inspiration

December 2, 2021
Hello and welcome, it’s Annette Green here with a kick-off to the December Day-by-Day fun! I’ve created several pages to share with you today using lots of new ECD products mixed in with a few old favorites. At the end of this post, I share a “Craft With Me” video as I create the two pages shown above.
Working in my Olive Sidekick Planner, my dashboard is simple, showcasing the new The Book 3 papers, along with stamping from the new Cozy Days set. All products will be listed at the end of this post as soon as they are available. (Very soon!)
I’ve combined The Book 3 with Graphic 45 papers (Winter Wonderland, 2017) for my pages this year. Here I’ve used the Winter Greens die, Sidekick Essentials 5, and several other new stamps and dies.
I stuck with the first Reinforcement Pack for all my hole reinforcers throughout the planner, and used some old favorites here like Sidekick Essentials 10 (Today with Slide Frames) and Planner Essentials 30 (Wave Pocket) along with some new dies and stamps coming soon.
The new Sidekick Essentials 21 (Polaroid Style) and #1911 (Iris Shutter) are new sets, and once you get a hang of the Iris Shutter die and how it works, it’s super fun!
The candle page on the left shows how you can still use full-size Planner Essentials dies like the new Planner Essentials 45 (Candle Page) in your Sidekick planner. I share how in the video.
The Book 3 has so many great papers to play with, like these label pocket images. I’ve inserted a journaling tag from Sidekick Essentials 5 inside, and used Joset’s new Train Carts die to make the Christmas packages on the right page.
The last two pages in my December DBD (for now) are the ones I create in the video. I share my thought process as I compose these and share some design tips you may find helpful. The Today frame on the right page is from Sidekick Essentials 1 and those peppermint candies are from Joset’s new Holiday Train set. I hope you got some inspiration from all of these pages, and that you have a moment to watch the video. Thanks for popping in today!

Planner Essentials

Let’s Make a 2022 Planner!

November 14, 2021
Hello there! Annette Green here today to share my 2022 Planner and tutorial just for you planner fans!
I utilized Planner Essentials dies 3, 4, 6, 7, 44 and Planner Pocket 1 this year along with some pretty nature papers which I talk about in the video tutorial below.
I also used a few stamp sets: All The Details, Months, and Pieces of Life #1. All supplies are listed at the end of this post.
As I explain in the video tutorial, I tried not to overwhelm myself with too many dies. Once I chose those six mentioned above, I kept to them rather than having too many options in front of me. This helped a lot!
I love how this nature paper and the embellishments coordinate nicely with the new Desert Sand full-size planner. In the video tutorial I’ve developed a system for building the pages that you might find helpful, and less overwhelming. I also share lots of little tips along the way as I create each page. I’m thrilled that my 2022 planner is now complete and ready for the new year!
Planner Essentials

Halloween Mini Album with New Planner Dies and Stamps

October 2, 2021
Hello again everyone, Annette Green back again with some Halloween fun! I’ve created this mini album with the new Planner Essentials Halloween release by Esther and I’ve got a video tutorial just for you. This album proves that you can use planner dies for so many other things besides planner pages. I’ve used Graphic 45’s Midnight Tales paper collection, but feel free to use your favorite papers. I hope you follow along the video and enjoy the process. The supply list is below and also included in the description box of the video.
Cardmaking Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Celebrate Card with New Flower Stamps

September 13, 2021
Hello again, Annette Green back again this month with a simple and elegant anniversary card I created for my parents who celebrated their 60th recently. Here’s how I made it…
First, I stamped some images from the Gratitude stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with archival black ink. Then I used my ECD watercolors to color them. The design of the images has stippled dots which are perfect little hints where the deepest shadows are, so I painted those areas a little darker.

Next, I used the compatible dies (coming soon!) to cut them out. This is such a great time saver!
After cutting a pretty paper for the front of my card, I selected a stencil that had a small, pretty repeating pattern. (Stencil to come soon too!)
Next, I spread some clear texture paste through the stencil onto my pattern paper. I gently lifted the stencil away and set it aside to dry completely.
You can see how this adds lovely texture and dimension to the paper once dry.
Onto some ivory cardstock, I stamped Celebrate and drew in the black drop shadow with a marker, then added some ink around the edges and some tiny dots in a compatible green color.
My ivory card base is 5″ x 7″. I layered some black paper first, then the pattern paper, and added a die-cut doily.
Next, I started layering elements flat onto the card.
To finish off the front, I added the final die-cut flower piece with dimensional foam tape to pop it up.
A little bit of stamping on the inside and the card is done! Super simple, but very elegant. Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!
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