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Fall in Greenville Planner Pages

November 4, 2020
Hello everyone, Annette Green here to welcome in Fall with a fun layout in my Greenville planner. Being a Florida girl most of my life, I’m really enjoying the change of season here in South Carolina and am snapping pictures all the time. I hope you join me as I share how these pages came together.
I began on the back page of my last page in my planner which is this fruity, earthy paper. The right page is from the Worn Wood collection and cut from the Planner Essentials 1 page die.
I die-cut these fun little reinforcers in two colors for each page from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. I love how they’re wavy and irregular.
October is die-cut from the Planner Months set, the truck (I love this die!) is from Planner Essentials 16, and the three pumpkins are from Joset’s Scarecrow die. To make the pumpkins a little smaller in scale, I simply trimmed off the outer edges.
To give them a little more dimension, I used a brown marker to mark the indentations in each pumpkin. A quick smudge with my finger along the drawn lines gives them a rough, natural look.
After adhering the truck, wheels and pumpkins onto my page, I die-cut the green stems from Joset’s Pumpkins set and adhered them in place.
Next I die-cut the large rectangles using the Planner Pocket 4 set and from the same set, I cut the downward arrow element for the right page. October is mounted to a green label, die-cut from the Planner Labels set, and finally I die-cut and watercolored some leaves from the Pumpkins set.
Here’s a closer look at some of those leaves.
Using the smaller frame from the Planner Essentials 1 set, I die-cut two green frames and also my photos. After adhering them together, I added them to my page.
I repeated the steps for my right page, switching up the frame color.
To finish off my pages, I die-cut two tag shapes from Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces and added the woodgrain papers. From a scrap pieces of cardstock, I die-cut the notebook page (also from PE 21) and cut the dotted strip off the right edge.
After snipping the dotted strip in two, I added them to my tags and topped off the tag holes with a brown pearl gem. I’ll add journaling to my tags later, but for now my pages are done. I hoped you’ve enjoyed them and are also enjoying this beautiful Fall season. Thanks for following along.
Planner Essentials

Happy Day!

November 2, 2020

Oh Happy Day!! That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the new collection for the Planner Essentials. So many amazing new dies, it was hard to choose which one to use first because everything is equally fun. So quickly into my hobby loft!

This page I made with the Planner Essentials 28 – Globe, I love it!! The page itself has a very nice edge. The globe can be die cut in various ways. For this page I chose to punch the sphere out of the paper and then make a pocket with it. How I did that you can see in the pictures below.

The tickets in the pocket I made using Planner Essentials – 30 Wave pocket. I also used the nice sentiment die included in this set. The paper is from the new collection as well and called Reminiscence “the book”, so incredibly beautiful!!

The label is from an older set “Planner labels” and so are the reinforcements, although there is also a very nice new set with another 12 super fun new ones!

On the corner of the tag I made a mini pocket with the text where I can place the smaller tag behind. Ohh and those cute little birds, they’re also from Elizabeth Craft Designs (CS027 – Feathered Friends Clear Stamps).

And that’s how I made the pocket with the globe. First, I die cut the globe out of a piece of cardstock that is big enough to die cut a pocket with. Then I put about a third of the sphere with the circular die and take my pocket die to die cut.

I hope that I inspired you a little bit and that you will have as much fun with the new dies as I did!

With love,

Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Planner Essentials 28 – Globe

Planner Essentials – 30 Wave pocket

Reminiscence – The Book

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Summer Journal Special

Places I’ve Been Journal

October 21, 2020

Karen here today sharing a dashboard for my new journal that will be a scrapbook of all of the places I’ve been. Since I haven’t been able to travel (much) during the CV19, this will be a fun way to relive those memories!

I decided to use the gorgeous Summer Art paper and die cut two circles using the Fitted Circles Dies. I layered these circles up on blue and grey cardstock that was die cut with the Dotted Scallop Circles dies.

To turn these circles into “planner pages”, I used the die from Planner Essentials 5 to cut the holes as seen above. Then I had the fun in decorating them!

The “gold” in the banner (cut using a Celebration Flags die) is created using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock that I rubbed with Opal Polish by Creative Expressions (color is Golden Glow). The “blue” is black cardstock rubbed with Opal Polish in Blue Parakeet and Golden Glow. The die for this is from the Decorative Insert set. Those fun letters are from the Butterfly Pocket Insert. I love how all these dies “fit” together so nicely! And, of course, I had to add some reinforcements that were from Planner Labels (hearts) and the Reinforcement Variety Pack (small circles).

For this one, I used many of the same products as above and I added a heart that can be found in the Decorative Insert set. I added a few dots made with the Metallic Gold Craft Drops and a few diamond dots from my stash.

I’m going to have SUCH fun creating pages for my new planner/scrapbook. Hope you like my circle-fun pages!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Blue and Grey, Opal Polish, Diamond Dots

Planner Essentials

Planner page

October 1, 2020

A few weeks ago I received my sidekick planner Olive, oh oh, oh, he’s beautiful!! I’m so happy with this planner. Green is one of my favorite colors and then with those beautiful gold speckles incorporated, so cool.

At the moment I’m very busy with a Halloween album but of course there had to be a page in this beautiful planner. I don’t know what I’m going to use this planner for yet, so I just got to work.

With the sidekick planner set 5 I created an extended page.

I’ve decorated the page with graphic 45 design paper, I haven’t added any photos yet but once I know were I’m going to use this planner for, It’s easy to add.

I also covered the back of the page and added a pocket. For the pocket I used Planner Essentials 26 Tags and Toppers.

I fussy cut some mushrooms from the design paper and placed them on the pocket.

I already think it’s a nice page for the coming spring or am I running really fast? 😉 😉

Thank you for visiting and see you next time!

Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:

Planner Essentials

Greenville Planner – old friends and new

September 3, 2020

Hello again, Annette Green here today with more pages from my Greenville Planner. We’ve been here in Greenville several months now and starting to have our first Florida visitors and are making new friends too, so that’s what my planner pages are all about this month.

I began on the back side of the page (left) where I used Planner Pocket 4 to create a top loading pocket page. I used the “Reminiscence” paper collection throughout and Planner Pocket 2 to create the diagonal pocket and Planner Essentials 8 for the narrow page. What A Day was cut from Sidekick Essentials 5 and Today’s Notes was stamped from the Sidekick 1 stamp set. All edges were inked with brown ink for a vintage effect.

Next, I stamped several mushrooms from the “Autumn Surprise” stamp set using permanent black ink, colored them with markers and cut them out. Again, I inked the outer edges with brown ink.

After journaling my notes, I began adhering elements onto the lower pocket then adhered a double photo mat to the top of the page. To finish off this page, I added the hole reinforcers from Planner Essentials 7.

I sized my photo accordingly and adhered it in place, then inserted some keepsakes into the pocket. Items such as the State Park Guest Pass and the map of the hiking trail are great pieces of memorabilia to help remember the details of this fun day with our friends.

Next I prepared some pieces for the next few pages. I’ve used the photo frame from Planner Essentials 3 and the narrow tag and “clip” from Sidekick Essentials 5. (The paper on the right is the cut-away portion from the top-loading pocket page.)

For my narrow page, I simply adhered the photo frame to the center, slightly hanging off the right side and stamped the sentiment using the Pieces of Life 3 Quotes set. The Maple Street Biscuit Company piece is cut from a coffee sleeve after having a delicious breakfast with our friends before our hike. It’s always great to use these little freebies as embellishments.

Onto the back side of the narrow page, I added a black mat and my photo, then stamped the journaling block from the My Life set, Smile from the Months set, Little Moments Big Memories from the Family set, and finally the Notes circle from the Circle Labels set.

I cut my right hand page from green card stock using Planner Essentials 3 then began assembling my pieces. After sizing my photos, cutting some matts and adhering them down, I finished off this page with a stamped label from the Retro Labels set and “friends” cut from Planner Essentials 7. The mushrooms add a whimsical and colorful accent to my pages.

My pages are complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed the process. Below I’ve listed all the products used. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Happy Greenville Residents Planner Pages

July 8, 2020
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today to share some recent pages in my Greenville planner. We’ve been living here in Greenville, South Carolina a few weeks now, and it’s been great fun documenting our journey. I’ll show you how I created these pages using the new Reminiscence cardstock collection (a true favorite of mine) along with some other “found” materials.
With just a few sheets from the Reminiscence collection, a brochure of Greenville, a few paper bags from one of our favorite little stops along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, my photos and of course the fabulous Planner Essentials and Sidekick Essentials dies, I created my pages quickly and easily.
I started with my base page using the Planner Essentials 2 die and the collaged green page from the Reminiscence cardstock. I folded the smaller paper bag to my desired size, then reinforced the back with a piece from the larger paper bag. I added different reinforcements to the holes of each, then die-cut the tabs shown on the right.
After attaching the tabs to both sides of the bag, I stitched around the perimeter with black thread in my sewing machine. This is a great way to add a bit of outline and interest to a page. If you don’t sew, you can always hand-draw some stitching. I fussy-cut the other pieces shown from the collection, stitching on some of them. Finally, I fussy-cut a sunflower and added it to my paper bag.
Next I started laying my photo frames and other elements around the pages to get an idea of placement and balance. The frames shown here are from the new Sidekick Essentials 1 & 8.
Once I’m happy with placement, I print my photos and start adhering elements down. At this point, I can see where I need something more – like another fussy-cut sunflower in the lower right corner, for example.
Sometimes there’s not a lot of room left for journaling…
A great solution for this is to journal right in your photo editing software like I’ve done here with my caption for this bike photo.
I needed to add one more page to hold this great brochure/map of Greenville (I loved the fun illustration on the cover, and the colors coordinate with my theme nicely) so I created a see-through pocket using the Planner Essentials 22 Pocket 4 die (top loading) and lined it with a piece of vellum. For some smaller photos, I die-cut three frames from Planner Essentials 4.
Pocket-style dies provide more room for additional photos, journaling and memorabilia.
My pages are complete and ready to add to my Greenville Planner!
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my latest Greenville planner pages. There’s more to come next month as I continue on my journey. Below is the list and links to the products I’ve used today, in addition to the Reminiscence cardstock collection.
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick Mini Album

July 1, 2020

When I got the super cool stuff for the Sidekick planner and saw that incredibly cool envelope I immediately thought….That’s a lot of fun to make a mini album. So I did but it wasn’t easy. In the end I am very satisfied and now it’s standing in my craftroom.

I made 5 envelopes, but before I glued them together, I tied them first. Like you tie a book. I found a tutorial on You-tube.

I made a cover with craft-board and added a ribbon in between so you can close the book with a bow.

The pendant is made with shrink-plastic and a stamp.

In each envelope there is a card with a picture on it. The cards are made with the note pieces set and Planner Essentials 4

The paper that I used is for a laser printer and therefore nice and firm. I’ve decorated it with acrylic paint and the Gelli plate, my latest addiction.

Blue had just been given a new collar here. Unfortunately he didn’t enjoy it for long, a week later he died suddenly. 

And I’ve only ventured into the Selfies recently. I hate pictures of myself. Whose kids would have that anyway? hihi

For the closure I used eyelets, which was a bit fiddling with the Crop-a-dile but it worked.

This is what the bound book looks like before I glued it into the cover.

These are the dies I’ve worked with.

I thought it was a great project to work on and you can see that you can do a lot more with all those nice dies from the Sidekick Essentials line.

On the back of the book I attached flower lace.

For the Sentiment I used Sidekick Essentials 4.

I hope you are just as excited as I am about the new Sidekick Essentials dies. They are so versatile. And hopefully I’ve inspired you a little bit again. 

See you next time!

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

“Officially Moved” Greenville planner pages

June 10, 2020
Hello everyone, Annette Green here today with a continuation of the story of our move to Greenville, South Carolina. I’ve been documenting the process and today’s post is all about officially moving, so I thought I’d share the next couple of pages in my planner and how I created them. I hope you enjoy!
As in all my Greenville planner posts, I’ve used a color palette of greens, blacks, tans and oftentimes a pop of color. Today I started with two tabbed pages. (all products used are linked below.) To keep a cohesive look, I used a bit of the green print on both pages, then add smaller areas of tans and blacks.
After die-cutting three tags from various tan papers, I added the black topper tab and stamped two of the tags for journaling. The middle tag will serve nicely for journaling with on the horizontal stripes.
After adhering the “For The Record” tab at the top, I added the multi-slot pocket piece for my tags and added “Details” across the front. The pocket holds my three journaled tags.
Once I adhered the large Photo frame, I added the orange arrow (my pop of color) and a black enamel star, then stamped “This is Us.”
Since I have a lot of photos for this spread, a great way to extend the space is to add tag pages between the main pages. I’ve added hole reinforcers to the larger tag which fold over to the other side, then I stamped around the holes of the smaller tag.
After die-cutting some banners and pennants, I stamped “Hooray, It’s Today” onto individual card stock pieces and adhered them in place. Again, I’ve used that orange pop of color for small accents.
This is how it looks when the pages are stacked in order.
Once I’ve calculated how many photos I wish to feature, I then add photo mats to each page, plus any other accents or stamping.
See how much space you can gain for photos and journaling when you add these tag pages? This is the back side of each.
Finally, I add my photos and journaling. I realized after I already had things in place that the banner was going to cover up my husband’s face, so I simply adhered the photo on a tilt and was pleasantly surprised at how fun it looked!
This planner spread shares our story of selling the house, packing up, and moving to Greenville, SC. A big change, a lot of work, and a fun new chapter in life.
Our story continues as we get settled in here, explore our new area, and enjoy new experiences. I’ll be continuing with my Greenville planner in the coming weeks. Thanks for stopping in today to check it out.
Planner Essentials

Planner Page

June 1, 2020

Hello everyone! It’s Marjolijn here today. With a little luck, the world will open up a bit, at least in the Netherlands.

It has done a lot to me, the “intelligent Lock down” and I am glad we can breathe again.

Of course, that does not alter the fact that the virus is still roaming around and that caution is really necessary.

But let’s hope we can take that coat off gradually. That we get a little more freedom again and I sincerely hope that we can eventually return to what it was like.

Contrary to what is said and thought about it.

This page I made out of the beautiful paper Ilse and Charlene designed for ECD. Rusty Weathered from the Art journal collection.

Also I cut the cylinder lock on the small ticket from that paper, I incorporated an eyelet were the key ring hangs. The keys I made from black cardstock that has been treated with guilding wax. 

The text stamped on the tab is from one of the stamp sets of the Art journal collection. Together we are strong and we really have to do this together.

I punched all the tickets, the borders and the flowers out of a scrap of yellow design paper, they did get a lick of distress ink. 

Behind the small flowers is a golden flower, which I punched out of golden glitter paper, I think it works very nice with the glitter of ECD, but I don’t have the glitter yet. I think I must have that to 😉

There are 2 stamped flowers on top, they are stamped on vellum that I first gave a lick of watercolor paint on the back, I stamped with Stazon or I rubbed it off again. 

On top of a piece of burlap, I also stamped on that, first I cut it with one of the label dies but did not get through the jute, However, I could see the shape well, so I cut it with my scissor.

I used drops on the small leaves of this twig, which is a delicious stuff, finally one that also makes really nice balls..

So a new phase, a new planner, the other one was almost filled so it was necessary.

I am very happy with the planners of E.C.D. not too much fuss and you can put a lot in it.

Hopefully I inspired you a bit to get started.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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