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Cozy winter

September 6, 2023

Hii everyone,

Here is a new blogpost from me. I’m totally in the Christmas Mood. A little while ago I made a Christmas Foodtruck during a Facebooklive. Today I made an another truck for the Christmas Season. At this truck you can buy your Christmas tree in different sizes.

I started with the truck from the Foodtruck dies. I used paper from the Beautiful Brights and Pretty Pastels. I also colored some pieces with Distress Ink and Soft Finish Cardstock. In the truck I adhere a table and a Christmas tree. I also made a cash desk.

The wheels are from a stamp from the Planner Essentials ‘cozy days’. The trees on top of the truck are from the Sidekick Essentials.

The gnome bought this year a small Christmas tree. The gnome is made with Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink.

The trees fits perfect in these milk cans. I wish I have this at my home. The milk cans are from the Farm Accessoires. I die-cut 8 milk cans. I adhere the top of 2 milk cans together so it can stand.

And at least this signboard. I also die-cut this part 2 times so I can make it stand.

When you put everything togehter, you get this little scenery. Now you can understand that there are more possibilities with the truck for this festival. So soon you will see more.

Thankyou for visiting and see you the next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
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Caterpillar farmer

August 16, 2023

Hii everyone, I’m here with a new blogpost. Fall is coming so it is time to make some fall pages. The caterpillar is very busy with his pumpkins.

I made a basic page with Sidekick Essentials 20. I made his land with the Slimeline Adventure Edges and adhere them at the smaller blue piece at the page. You can play with the different heights.

As you can see I made 4 different pieces land. If you used put some tape or glue at the sides and leave the top open, you can slide things between the layers.

I made a caterpillar farmer with ofcourse the caterpiller and the farmer. I only used the hat and the pitchfork. I used paper from the beautiful brights and pretty pastels for this cute one.

I adhere the caterpillar farmer as high as possible because I want to add a lot of pumpkins. I didn’t put glue behind the pitchfork so I can put a pumpkin under the fork.

I add different size pumpkins and leafs. I also put them between the layers as I said earlier. But when I finished this I missed something…. and no it’s not the reinforcers…..

I missed these swirls between the pumpkins. And I also adhere the reinforcers.

The page is done for me now, the caterpillar farmer needs to work hard for the pumpkin festival I think.

I will thankyou for visiting and see you next time!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke and Ground Espresso
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Bee-utiful August Sidekick Planner

August 10, 2023

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! Katie here with todays Bee-rific Sidekick Planner, using Joset’s new ” Bugs and Butterfly Collection”. I have been having so much fun with this collection creating cute summer themed pages for my sidekick! So, grab a coffee or your favorited beverage and lets begin!

Step1: You will want to start creating your bees, honey pot and flowers. I cut all the images from solid cardstock except the wings they were cut from heavy vellum cardstock. Then ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and assembled as per the photo above.

Step 2: Cut two base pages from Sidekick Essentials 20 with your choice of coordinating designer paper.

Next, I took Pocket Page Fillers 2 and cut out a photo mat and adhered it to my page. Once my photo matt was down I adhered my month (August). Then I pop-dotted my Bee and Flowers!

Step 3: On the second base page, create a pocket using Planner Essentials #26 then ink and attach your pocket. Next, I adhered my honey pot and pop-dotted my Bee and Flower. I stamped out the word Bee-utiful and matted onto black cardstock and adhered it to the top of my base page. I created a few tags and added them to my pocket.

Last you will want to add your reinforcement rings to both pages.

Step 4: Last step, I always like to add a little splatter with heavy white acrylic paint.

If you have any questions in regards to these sidekick planner pages please send me a message via Facebook to Katie Porcina.

Have a wonderful day and happy creating!

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Buzzing to say ‘Hi!’

August 2, 2023

Hi everyone, here I am with a new blogpost. I guess that you all saw the new collection from Joset ‘Bugs and Butterflies. Today I share a Sidekick page with this collection. Because this collection is great for cards but also for planner pages for example if you don’t have a pictures.

Do you remember the honey Sidekick page. This is a perfect page in combination with the bee. I made the bee with the Pretty Pastels paperpad. The wings are made from vellum. Isn’t it a cutie?

I used Sidekick Essentials 4 and 13 for the base. The paper is from Reminiscene the Book 5 and 6. The edges are inked with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.

I used the Number Reinforcer to do some stamping. I didn’t make a reinforcer of it, but as a decoration part behind the circle. This is a stamp from the Bugs and Kisses set.

I used the 2 biggest circles from Sidekick Essentials 4 to decorate the page. I adhere only the top part from the smalles circle so I can put something behind later. I also found a label from one of the books.

I made a cute ticket with the sentiment ‘Buzzing by to say ‘HI!’. I also stamped some part of the clover at the ticket and did some coloring. I adhere this ticket a little bit under the smallest circle.

At least I adhere the bee and put some leaves under the circle and ticket. I think the green is perfect for this page. And ofcourse I adhere some reinforcements.

Thank you all for visiting and reading! See you next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • Pretty Pastels paperpad
  • 2060 Bee
  • CS316 Bugs and Kisses
  • 1987 Sidekick Essentials 25 (dies december day by day kit)

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Fallen Leaves
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
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Trip to France

July 31, 2023

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.

Craftily yours, Karen

Products from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Cardstock, glitter gel pens, inks

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Sidekick Planner Page

June 29, 2023

This time I made a page for my annual overview of 2023 in the sidekick planner. As a base I used the back cover of week 22 and a pocket page. That’s fun again.

On the left page I processed the photo film slide, which I hadn’t used for a long time. I glued it on 3 sides with 3 mm double-sided tape and left the left side open to slide another tag behind it. On the photo film slide I processed some stamps and glued them on as a tab. The week number is also stamped on it. On the tag behind it is a photo and on the back there is room for some extra journaling.

On the inside I processed 2 note sheets that were stamped with the “note piece” stamp set and edited with a stencil and oxide ink. One of the cute girls and a circle stamp finish it off.

I made the right page in a pocket page, I hadn’t used those for a while and they are so nice. Especially for some more photos that don’t need a lot of extras. I made the details on this page with the circle words and of course some garden tools are part of it. For the photo I took out the mini pages because it reflected quite a bit in the paperback. Despite all the super cool new products, I often go for the somewhat older die sets, they are also very nice and if you have them, use them. They are really too nice to leave in the closet.

Hopefully I’ve given you some inspiration.

With kind regards,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

CS213 Home&Nature

CS234 Memorable

CS253 Note pieces

CS260 On the road again

sidekick pocket pages

reinforcers miscellaneous

Stencil set 1

double-sided tape

Paper (wornwood) not available anymore but the new paper is also beautiful

Grungy wood

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France in a Sidekick

June 14, 2023

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

Other Supplies

Pastel patterned cardstock, white cardstock, black ink, metallic pens for dots.

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

How lucky I am! By Katie Porcina

March 10, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post! and today we are creating a fun St. Patrick’s Day Planner page set. Nothing says luck than a rainbow, lucky clover and a pot of gold. So grab a hot beverage or a green beer and lets get started.

Step 1: Out of your choice of cardstock cut out your gnome, clovers and black pot. The gold coins are the centers of reinforcement circles cut from gold cardstock. Once all your pieces are cut, ink your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assemble.

Step 2: Out of the Curved Library Pocket, cut out the word Lucky from black and green cardstock, assemble and set aside.

Step 3: Out of Sidekick Essentials 19 cut two base pages and two mats, ink your edges and attach your photo mats.

Step 4: I used a Lawn Fawn die for my rainbow and cut from coordinating cardstock and assembled.

Step 4: I attached my Lucky word and pop-dotted my clover. Next, I pop-dotted my rainbow and gnome!

Step 5: attach your pot of gold and adhere your gold coins, pop-dot both of my clovers!

Step 6: Attach your reinforcements from your Sidekick Planner Essentials 19 and the circles from Reinforcements Pack 1.

Step 7: Final step, speckle with white paint!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope it brought you some inspiration! Have a wonderful crafty day!

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Planted with love

March 3, 2023

Hi all, it is Lisanne here with a new sidekick page. This time it is in the pink colours with the beautiful Bellrose pink paperpack. It is a page who you can make very fast, but I still like the result.

First a base page with the wave pocket on top of it. If you adhere everything as a pocket you can put many things in there. In the last pocket I put a sentiment strip in it. Great set to put in there. I also add some cute paperclips from Sidekick Essentials 14.

In the smallest pocket I put a small file folder from Sidekick Essentials 14 and also a small plant from the scallop insert. In combination with the cute girl it is a cute part of the page.

Only the reinforcers at the page and everything is ready.

I hope you like the post! See you next time.

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Baby Sidekick Planner

January 26, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here. Thank you for joining me here today. I have to tell you I am totally getting addicted to these sidekick planners. Last blog post I showed you the start to my pet planner. Now I thought I would get a start with a baby book as I have a few good friends at work that are going to be first time grandparents. So grab a coffee or a hot beverage and let’s get started.

Step 1: Start with selecting your favorite coordinating card stock and cut out two elephants out of Josets Elephant die, I Inked the edges with dark grey ink and added some pink for the checks.

Same thing with the little boy elephant as above.

Step 2: Take your favorite choice of baby designer paper and cut your base pages from Sidekick Essentials 3 & 6.

Step 3: Out of the same coordinating paper cut out 6- 3×4 waterfall pages and scored along the top @ 3/8″ so you can add your small photos to your pages.

Step 4: From Sidekick Essentials 1 – I cut out the photo frame and adhered velum behind it. I attached the heart clip from sidekick pocket filler pages 1.

Step 5: I used Planner Essentials 37 stitched letters and cut out the word BABY from the same coordinating paper.

Step 6: Last step I like to speckle my pages with a little white paint.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and that it brought you some inspiration, If you would like to see how I finish this book your can pop over to my Facebook page – Katie Porcina – as I will posting finish pictures soon. Have a wonderful and thanks for joining me.


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