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.
Karen here! Back in December, my guy and I went on a very long road trip through California, Arizona and New Mexico along some parts of Route 66. We took his dog Sadie (who is surviving cancer and is such a sweetie). On the whole trip, I was envisioning using the Safari Jeep to make a Planner Essential page. I ended up doing both a Sidekick-sized page (for my “him and me” album) and a regular sized page (for Sadie’s album).
First up, the regular-sized Planner Essentials page for Sadie’s album. I used a Planner Essentials 4 for the base and added the Safari Jeep with a picture of us in the car. The jeep is cut with a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and some brown and black cardstock. The jeep is so easy to put together as I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting for the pieces on top. The hearts down the side are from the Planner Essentials 40 set (and is die cut also with the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The huge arrow pointing to sweet Sadie is from the Library Pocket set. And I added a Fitted Circle die cut for interest.
On the back of the page, I added some cute pictures of her int he back of the car. The silver die cut on the side is also from the Planner Essentials 40 set. Car Vibes is cut with the stitched letters in the Planner Essentials 37 set. I added another couple Fitted Circles on top.
Next up, I adhered another jeep to the front of a large Stitched Circle die. I did a second pass on my die cutting machine with the Sidekick Essentials 5 (that lopped off the bottom of the circle and cut the holes). This page is for my Sidekick-sized Planner in which I keep memories of him and me.
On the back, I added a picture of our favorite stop (Sedona, AZ) and some journaling (along with another Fitted Circle. And for all these pages, of course, I added a fun reinforcements from one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned, silver, black & brown cardstock, Yellow Copic, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Karen here. I’m doing my first post with the brand new stamps that are available in many local and online craft stores! I love coloring and am loving these new stamps.
This first card uses the sweet lady from the English Countryside 2 set. To create the card, I used the Stitched and Fitted Rectangles to create the frame that holds half a doily. I placed it on the card background that was cut with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die wrapped in lace and pink twine.
I stamped and die cut the image (using the coordinating dies). I colored it with Copic markers. On the image above, I wrote down the colors that I used.
And HOW FUN is this old timey telephone from the Hello Darling set. I only used a bit of C1 and C3 Copic markers to highlight the shaded areas and some E41 to color in the buttons. I love the effect of the mostly white on that pretty background paper that I die cut with the Stitched Rounded Rectangles where I also adhered the other half of the doily.
On the inside, I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock for the inside that I added a small strip of the pattern paper from the front. I also stamped and die cut Hello Darling (also from the Hello Darling set). I added some R81, R83 and YG13 coloring to the roses.
That’s it for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Karen here. Happy New Year! Most of my posts recently have been about my December Day-by-Day album but I’m taking a break today to add to my Sadie album. Sadie is my guy’s dog. She is battling cancer, and I’m creating an album for him full of memories of his sweet dog. Today’s pages are Sadie at home while she’s snoozing.
I used the fun Dog House die from Joset to decorate the Planner Pocket 2 (that sits on a Planner Essentials 4 page base. I stamped the word “Sweet” on the front of the page using the Block Alphabet stamp set.
The tags inside the pocket are die cut with the Nested Tags and are decorated with pictures of a snoozing Sadie as well as stamps from the Family set. They are perfect for these tags.
On the back is are more adorable photos. That bottom one with her tongue hanging out makes me giggle. She sure was super sleepy!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned and plain cardstock, black ink, black ink pen
Karen here hoping your Christmas Day was filled with love and good memories. There’s no better way to preserve those memories than in a scrapbook! Creating pages using the Planner Essentials line is easy and fun! Today’s pages are for Day 25 of my December Day-by-Day album! (I created these pages right before Christmas, so I’ll add pictures to them later…)
I used a Planner Essentials 55 (over a Planner Essentials 4) for the front of the page. How fun are these file folder pockets. I added a strip of paper to each of the tops of the pockets and dotted the bottom to make sure they stood out. I used the Library Pocket Filler Cards (one of them is cut down to fit the page) for the tags and added the small heart from the Gnomes set to keep the cards from slipping down. I’ll add pictures to the tags soon. And, of course, you can see that I added a sweet Gnome too! That fun ribbon is from a present someone wrapped for me. I didn’t yet open the present, but I had to steal the ribbon off of it.
On the back of the page is a space for more pictures along with a Stitched Circle and another Gnome. All of the paper I used on these pages is from the Christmas Lives Here set, except for this green snowflake paper. Of course, no page is complete without some fun reinforcements. (I’m addicted to them!)
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Green pattern and colored cardstock. Dark and light silver glitter pens. Half pearls. Ribbon.