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Road Trip

January 25, 2023

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

Other Supplies

Patterned, silver, black & brown cardstock, Yellow Copic, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Sadie in the House

January 3, 2023

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

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, black ink, black ink pen

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Merry Day After Christmas

December 26, 2022

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

Other Supplies

Green pattern and colored cardstock. Dark and light silver glitter pens. Half pearls. Ribbon.

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Uncategorized

December Day-by-Day

December 12, 2022

Karen here. I have SO much fun every year creating a day-by-day scrapbook for December using the fabulous Planner Essentials Line! What a treasure these scrapbooks are to look at in future years! This year, I’m getting a bit of a late go because I was on a road trip, but it sure does make the first few days easy to find pictures! I used Annette’s sidekick planner class for inspiration as well as the prompts provided in the ECD Planner Group on Facebook.

How SWEET is the new Santa Claus from Joset?! I used the Christmas Lives Here paper for the page base diecut from Planner Essentials 4 and added a panel (from that collection as well). The 2022 is from the FuN Alphabet Tabs collection. The word “days” is cut using the Planner Essentials 23 set.

The day 1 prompt is “Let the Fun Begin” and I sure did. The picture is when we had just started off on our road trip! The paper is again from the Christmas Lives here collection (that comes in the December Sidekick Class along with the Sidekick Essentials 25). The number, tab, circles and mittens are in the Sidekick Essentials collection.

Day 2’s prompt is “My Favorite Color.” When asked, I usually say “green” – but in this case, I was at the Grand Canyon on December 2, so I am using “Nature” as my favorite color. The Grand Canyon had amazing hues of tan, green, red, brown and grays. Beautiful! No page is complete without some reinforcements, in my humble opinion. I linked up all three amazing sets below.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Red and metallic cardstocks, Dymo Labels

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Jellie’s Christmas house

November 28, 2022

Hii all, it is almost the best time of the year in my opinion. If I aks my nephew he would say the same. The card that I’m sharing with you today is a birthday card for him. He love his cat Jellie and like Christmas. That’s for me 2 good things to combine.

For this card I use the beautiful Christmas Lives Here and some Soft Finish Cardstock for the cat.

I started with a stitched hexagon as base.

Instead of a doghouse I made a cat house. When you use this dies you only made the green part. I adhere some black paper so it looks more like a closed house.

After that I made the red parts and made some Christmas lights. The ligths are a dies from de Holiday Bird House. It brings me into the Christmas mood. I made some sparkling Christmas lights with the Silk Microfine Glitter. Just die-cut the lights with some double sided adhesive at the top. That is why I can put some glitter at it and rub it to the tape.

Now the cat is still missing. My nephew have a cat named Jellie. He is black with white and some green/yellow eyes. He is wearing a party hat from the party time dies.

When I finished everything the background was empty. It was a little late when I think about making a background with a stencil. So I did it very carefully at the sides.

I hope you like this blogpost and get some ideas.

Thankyou for visiting and see you next time!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • S047 Planner Stencil 3

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot and Crushed Olive
  • Micron pen Black and Brown
Planner Essentials

Decorating Blank Canvas Planners, making mistakes, and fixing them!

November 14, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green here sharing my take on the new Blank Canvas Planners. I finally had some time to play and experiment with this new addition to the planner line, as I’ve been so inspired by other design team members’ amazing creations. I wondered what would happen when using washi tape, embossing glaze, rub-ons, and Archival ink with stencils. I had some great success and a bit of a failure which I share in the Craft With Me video below.
I had so much fun, I continued the same techniques inside one of the two planners I had. In the video I share all the details on what I’ve done here. The bottom line is when the planner is pre-treated with gesso and then sealed at the end with gel medium, washi and rub-ons worked great! A tip I would recommend following: avoid the spine areas since it folds sharply, as this can make the rub-ons crack over time with use.
I love how the linen texture of the blank planner offers some nice effects when embossed as you can see in this close-up.
As you will see in the video, I created two planners each with different rub-ons, but basically the same techniques. Another tip I offer in the video when placing your elements on the planner is to overlap. You can see what a nice effect it has here in this close-up. It would look completely different (and less pleasing in my opinion) if all the elements were spaced out from each other.
Another valuable tip when stenciling with inks is to use Archival ink rather than water based. As I show in the video, I had some water based ink on the dauber when I pressed it into the archival ink and as a result, after stenciling it, when I sealed over the top with gel medium, all the red completely smeared! Not to worry, I show how I fixed it at the end of the video.
I found the perfect rub-on for the protector tab and made sure to seal it with the gel medium afterwards. This is important since this tab folds over rather sharply and can crack the rub-on if not sealed. I hope you enjoy my take on altering the covers of these planners and I hope you take a moment to watch the video as I show you everything, step by step. Thanks for popping in today!
Cardmaking Paper Flowers Planner Essentials

Be Authentic

November 7, 2022

Good Morning Creative Friends, it is Karan Gerber here to share a project with you today. This time i am sharing a card with you using one of my most favorite Floral dies, Florals 6.

 I have put together a card using florals 6, the beautiful leaves from Planner Essentials 55 and Stitched Rectangles. I cut 3 of each of the flowers small medium and large so i could get a very full flower At this point i wasnt sure just how many i would use to create my flowers, on this card, my favorite, is a peony.

 

To achieve the look on the florals, i used distress sprays and patina alcohol ink. I first colored parts of the florals with peacock feather distress ink. and used peeled paint distress ink on the leaves. 
I also added some snow paste on them to add some texture.

 I used Dragons eye Spark paint from prima on the leaves form the planner essentials set. 

I hope you like my project share today. Have you tried creating flowers with florals 6 lately?  Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Planner Essentials Planner Pocket Pages Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Stamping Videos

Finishing my Planner with Holiday Pages

October 13, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green here to share some fun and festive holiday pages. I’ve finally caught up in my scrapbook planner for 2021 and have created a video to show all the new dies and stamps I’ve used to make these last few pages. The Photo Pocket Pages are great for quickly popping photos inside and now even easier since we have Pocket Page Filler dies, as I talk about in the video. All supplies I’ve used are linked below the video as well.
The new Half Page dies are perfect for a layered look where you can see other pages peeking out behind them. Here I’ve used both the Half Page 2 and the Half Tab Page, along with accents from Sidekick Essentials 23 and new stamps (CS276 Circles with Sentiments and CS275 Peace & Joy).
The Lantern Page die is great for either a full page cut-out or simply for the lantern itself. I show in the video how easy it is to assemble. I’ve used some new page reinforcements also, which will be available soon.
The final page in my 2021 scrapbook planner is this pretty one featuring the new Holly Page die. In the video I share how I layered this die to help the holly stand out better on the black background. To finish off the page, I fussy cut some images from the Graphic 45 papers, Warm Wishes. Now my planner is officially complete! Thanks for popping in today. I hope you take a moment to watch the video.
Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Stamping

For The Record – Family Mini Album

October 11, 2022

Hello Creative Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today. It is Karan Gerber here to share a mini album project with you designed using the newest release For The Record.

i instantly wanted to create a mini album with it. I used the all of the new release dies, except one and the stamps too. For the cover, I cut one of large file pages in half to create a tab page.  All i did to do that, was to cut of a 3/4: piece off the left side, and line up the holes and punched it with a crop o dile. The cover was done that way and I used the Alphabet Tabs to create a title adding vellum to the back. 

Above is the inside front cover and view of the first page. I used the Curved Library Pocket using the cut out in the front and covering that with vellum. 

I also stamped some mini tabs from the Filler cards and tucked those in the pocket, I used the filler cards throughout the mini. 
I added in some vellum pages using some rub ons from 49 and Market, they look fab on the vellum and what a great way to add some elegance to a little mini.

I used some of the filler cards here and stamped a couple of them too

On this page i used the filler cards again and the alphabet tab, and i used the negative, dont throw those out, you can use those letters

I hope you enjoy my project share today, and give the new “For The Record” a try and create some mini albums of your own. These would make a perfect stocking stuffer too. 

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Chickens, Chickens, Everywhere

September 27, 2022

Karen here today sharing a couple “scrapbook” Planner Essentials pages where I added elements from the Joset Designs and Art Journal lines. So fun to mix up these products; they go together so well. My guy and I went to Kauai earlier this summer. Because of Hurricane Iniki many years ago, there were some chicken rance fences that blew down, and now there are wild, free chickens pretty much everywhere on the island. I created a Sidekick Essentials page for my “him n me” album and a Planner Essentials page for my “places I’ve been” album.

First up is the Planner Essentials 6 page. This is a great base for pages; I love the chevron pattern up the side. The letters are from Planner Essentials 23. I added the Rooster from the Hen & Rooster set as an embellishment to this page.

On top of adding a hen to this page, I also added a palm tree from the Summer Journal Special. How fun of a combination (i.e. the chicken and the tree!!). I also added some reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 and/or 2.

For my Sidekick page, I used the Sidekick Essentials 6 set for the page base and adhered the Sidekick Essentials 18 to it by cutting it with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The sentiment at the top is from the Vacay Phrases set.

The Sidekick Essentials 18 set is awesome for having an extra pocket for storing several pictures. FOr these, I just put them on a lighter version of my rainbow patterned paper and then rounded two of the corners.

On the back, I added a couple large leaves and flip flops from the Summer Journals Special.

Thank you for checking out my pages today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Copic Markers (for coloring the rooster parts), Kraft Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Black Ink

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