Karen here. I absolutely love the Planner Essentials line, and I love even more how one can mix and match from the other lines to create absolutely fun pages. The pages I’m highlighting today are all about my husband’s grand-daughter. So much fun and so sweet. (Sorry for covering her adorable face…)
She took a trip to the strawberry patch with her mom and dad. This page highlights some of the fun they had using Planner Essentials 41 for the page base. I love the perfection of those Strawberry die cuts that I colored with Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.
On the back of the page is another Strawberry, and I added a bit of bright red bric-brac ribbon. I love the leaf reinforcements!
The page base here is from Planner Essential 56 (which is a must-have with all of the fun tickets that are out now!) For the leaf border, I was inspired the ECD Planner Facebook page by another crafter and added flowers from the Florals 9 set to mine. The titles are cut and framed with Stitched and Fitted Circles.
More florals on the back page. I think that the leaves I used are now retired, but the Elegant Leaves 1 would certainly work…. Love all of the variations of reinforcements out there.
Karen here. I was so fortunate to be on a once-in-a-lifetime trip with my parents to France in August 2022. I created a Sidekick Essentials page for each place/day we were there. Here are some of them.
I love this fun page using the Sidekick Essentials 17 as a page base. (I really love that I’m standing in front of a Van Gogh painting! WoW) I decorated the page with Fancy Flourishes and Vacay Phrases Stamps.
I used another diecut from the Fancy Flourishes set on the back along with Postage Stamp and Stitched Circle Dies. I tried Escargot on the trip, and one of the stamps from Moods was perfect in describing how much I liked them. LOL, they were okay.
Eek, I totally fan-girled over the Eiffel Tower. The page base is from Sidekick Essential 16. (I cut off the top of the seed packet…) I the picture on the seedpacket is actually on the tag that goes inside the pocket. The OMG diecut is from Planner Essentials 36.
Here’s the back of my pocket page. So many fun sights in Paris. The “where are we” is because my parents spent a lot of time mapping stuff out on their phones, and it made me giggle….and not be lost 🙂
A quick look at the fabulous pictures on the tag inside the pocket. It’s a great way to add great memories.
On our trip, we also went on a two-week Rick Steve Tour. Sarlat-le-Caneda was one of the amazing medieval towns where we stopped. This page base is from the Sidekick Essentials 12 set, and I used the flowers from the Layered Honeybee on this page. I also used the Lace Borders set.
And the back. Of course, all of these pages use fun and quirky reinforcements from one of the reinforcement variety packs. Thanks for stopping by.
Karen here! I’m excited to be sharing with you a few Sidekick Essentials pages I made for a trip scrapbook. My parents and I had planned to spend about 3 weeks in France back in May 2020. Of course, that got delayed, but we finally did it in August/September 2022. I created two copies of each page, so I could give my mom and dad their own album. Each of these pages has a smidge of the Everyday Elements release from Annette. Fun!
First up is the cover. I kept this page pretty simple, but at it’s center is one of the flowers from the Playful Flowers set. So sweet. The page base is a Sidekick Essentials 4 with the “green” part cut from the Sidekick Pocket Page Fillers 1. The word “France” is cut with the Alphabet Tabs, and I used Planner Essentials 56 (tickets) to cut the month names, and the Ticket Stamps for the 2022.
One of our epic adventures was a trip to climb Pont du Gard. (Yes, I did it – it’s a HUGE beautiful bridge!) The page base here is a Sidekick Essentials 7. I used a Label Tab stamp at the top, and added some Lace Borders to this page. The “Epic” die is from Sidekick Essentials 8. The paper is from a combination of Books 2 and 5 Reminiscence.
And on the back of the page is more pictures from the Pont du Gard climb. Stunning view at the top.
Another page is from our day at Villandry. What an amazing experience to visit the homes of royalty from hundreds of years ago! Just beautiful. The page base here is a Sidekick Essentials 10. The “Love this View” is from a retired page.
More pictures on the back along with a couple flourishes from the Fancy Flourishes set. I added a stamp from Adventure Awaits. And finally, no page is complete without the amazing reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Packs!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pastel patterned cardstock, white cardstock, black ink, metallic pens for dots.
Karen here! I’m sharing a card and a Planner Essentials page using the fun Everyday Elements collection! The card will be used as part of a special gift for someone special, and the pages are for Sadie’s album. Sadie is my guy’s dog who has cancer, so I am creating a memory book for him to celebrate her.
First up is this fun card using the Layered Honeybee, Small Doily and and Lace Borders die sets along with a sentiment from the Happy stamps. I absolutely love that bee, and he comes with the fun honeycomb too. The Lace Border dies are long enough for a Planner Essentials page and also can be cut to use just a piece like I did under the sentiment.
The front side of Sadie’s page is inspired by a lay-out I saw Annette do in the ECD Planners group on Facebook. So much fun inspiration there! The page base is from the Planner Essentials 41 set. I also added a couple tickets from the Planner Essentials 56 set (that I stamped with a Let’s Stick Together stamp). I then embellished with a Lace Border and added a flower from the Playful Flowers set.
On the back, I kept the lay-out pretty simple to focus on the fun that Sadie was having running through the tall grass. I did add a Playful Flower and another one of the Lace Borders to the page. And, of course, no page is complete without some reinforcements. These are from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 3 and are stuck on the page with some 101mm Double Sided Adhesive!
Karen here sharing a couple Planner Essentials pages from a recent trip my guy and I made with his dog on a road trip to Arizona. We got to see amazing fun sights like the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Winslow Arizona (where we stood on a corner). I created a couple pages – one for my Places I’ve Been album and another for Sadie’s album!
The page base for this first page (for Sadie’s album) is from Planner Essentials 39 and is Bellrose Pink paper. I also used some orange and pink from the Reminiscence Book 2 for highlights. The square elements, camera, and the flag are from the 39 set. I also added some letters using the Alphabet Tabs set. The hearts are in the Winter Bird set.
On the back, I used the Winter Bird as an element. It was SO cold on this trip that we even had to put Sadie on her leash.
This page is for my Places I’ve Been album and uses Planner Essentials 6 along with the Alphabet Tabs and dies from the File Folder Set 1. I used that fun picture in Sedona again, but this album is mine….and Sadie’s album is at my guy’s house 🙂 The stamp is from Destination Phrases.
On the back are more elements from the File Folder 1 set. The stamps are from the Moods set. Of course no page is complete without reinforcements from the variety packs.
Karen here today posting a bit more inspiration using the Food Truck! Today’s inspiration is about a scary truck!
Started by creating this adorable little monster with the Monster 1 set. How sweet is he playing on top of the truck with his partially eaten cookie?!
I added some cookies and corn also to the window of the food truck. (The cookies are part of the Monsters 1 set – I added chocolate chips with a pen. The corn is part of the Corn Field set.) I cut the awning in both black and orange to add this little decoration to the awning.
Final touches to the food truck included the eye and the truck sign that are from the Monster Hugs Stamp set and the dots along the bumper that I did with a silver glitter pen.
Karen here. Excited to be sharing a couple cards I made with the beautiful hand-drawn stamps! Both of them use the smaller butterfly from the English Countryside 2 set.
I used a die from File Folder Set 1 to cut the card base for this first card from the Reminiscence Book 5. I cut the next layer with the smaller File Folder die from the same set but cut it in half. The butterfly is colored with Copic R81, R83, and R85; it is cut with the coordinating dies. I love the little stamps that are in the Reminiscence book! The butterfly is on a Stitched Circle die cut with a piece of a doily attached. I love the sentiment from Smell the Flowers.
The cardstock for this next card is a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a piece of flower paper from my stash. The pink behind the Stitched Circle is from the Reminiscence Book. I added a few florals from the Florals 3 set and a diecut from the Flower Power set (that I cut with vellum to keep it light). I colored the butterfly with Copic R20, R22, and R24.
Karen here. My guy and I recently took a road trip to New Mexico with his dog. Today’s post is documentation of that trip for two books I have. One is Sadie’s book that I am making for my guy of his beloved pet; the other is for my Places I’ve Been album where I document trips I have made. We ended up in Roswell, NM – such a cool place. I used the Monsters as Aliens in these pages.
First up is Sadie’s page. Of all the places we went, Roswell was definitely the most pet friendly. She was invited into every place we went. (One of us usually stands outside…store owners came out with dog cookies to ask her in!) The page uses the Planner Essentials 38 over a Planner Essentials 4 page base. I used Monster 3 die for my alien. The paper on both of the pages is a combination of Reminiscence 2 and 5. The two stamp sets used were the Monster Hugs and Vacay Phrases sets.
On the back of the page are a couple more pictures. That gorgeous “Hello Love” stamp is from the Block Words – Hello Set.
This page is for my Places I’ve Been set. The page base is from Planner Essentials 28. It features a Monster 2 as my alien. He’s hugging a Stitched Heart. I used the wristband for our entry into the International Alien Museum as an embellishment.
On the back of the page are some pictures from Albuquerque and Lincoln County. The label tags are from the December Daily set. Of course, no page is completely complete without some reinforcements from one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs!
Karen here today sharing a couple vintage cards using the stamps from Anya and the Reminiscence book from Esther. Having such fun with these collections. I really love the sentiment from the first card.
The sentiment is a tag in the Reminiscence 5 Book. How cute for a card just to say hello to a friend. The pretty lady is in the English Countryside 1 Stamps and is cut with the coordinating dies. She is colored with Copic Markers YR61, YR65, E00, E01, R20, C1, C3, Y21, and Y23. I love to color! She is placed on a card base of cardstock from the Remniscence 5 book with the “words” part being die cut with an octagon die. (I fussy cut the tiny orange border on it.)
Next up is the sweet teacup that is in the Cream & Sugar set. I used the same set of Copics on this card. The frame is also from that set, and again, all of the paper here is from the Reminiscence 5 Book. The “For You” sentiment is part of the stamps from the Mason Jar set.
Karen here. I am loving playing with the new stamps that are available at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are also available at your local stores! Today, I am featuring a couple cards that I made with the some stencils, inks, and bugs!
This sweet bee is from the English Countryside 1 set. He is colored with Copic Y13, 15, and 18 with wings of Y21 and 23. I used Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber, Saltwater Taffy and Mowed Lawn through a stencil from the Planner Essentials 2 set. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set. I cut the card base with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle die.
Love this fun butterfly from the also from the English Countryside 1 set. I colored him up with R32, R35, R37, BG11, BG15, and BG18. The body is E41. Through the stencils, I added Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Candied Apple.