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 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. 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. I’m still working through my virtual travels in my “Places I’ve Been” journal. Today’s trip is to Delaware. I went with a girlfriend in December 2019. For today’s post, I decided to finally try out the Planner Essentials 22, Planner Pocket 3. It’s a fun die set!
LoVe this. For thee pages, I used mostly paper from Reminiscence, The Book. Some of the embellishments were created from the Mystical Winter Collection and/or from my stash.
To create this page, I cut out the “inner tag” at 4″x7-1/2″ and cut the tag topper and pocket from Planner Essentials 22. I used a transparency for the window. The page base is cut with Planner Essentials 4. A great video on putting together the page can be found here. The letter dies can be found in Planner Essentials 23. I used both the smallest and the medium versions of the letters. To make application easier, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the paper before cutting it.
The tag is embellished with stamps from Destination Phrases, Water Creatures and Background 1. I used some Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides (along with black ink). I also added a couple fishes from the Diving Accessories dies and some Artsy Scenery Washi Tape.
The shells and flowers that I used for embellishing the front and back of my Delaware pages are from the Seashells, Flower Power, and Blooming Branches dies. I used small scraps of paper from Mystical Winter, Reminiscence and other scraps in my stash.
The back page also has a few dies from the Planner Labels set. I used White Craft Drops and dies from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 and 2.
So much fun creating these pages! Thank you for stopping by.
Karen here! I recently decided to planner/scrapbook all of the places I’ve been. We can’t travel much these days, so I thought it’d be fun to re-live some of the fun trips I have taken. Today’s post shows a page I created for a fun day-trip into Maryland.
Steps to create this page:
Cut page base with the page die from Planner Essentials 27. (Hint: Because I was using single sided paper, I adhered two pages together back to back before die cutting.)
Stamp with oxide ink the splatters from the Background 2 Stamps in a random pattern at the top and bottom.
Add striped washi tape along the edge and add letter stickers.
Add dashed lines across top and bottom with fine-line black marker.
Add a 1/2 circle cut with the Stitched Circles dies and a hexagon with the Stitched Hexagon dies.
Stamp “Funny Detail” from the Retro Labels Sayings stamps.
Add a Blooming Branches die cut using Kids choice glue.
Add reinforcements die cut the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive from the Reinforcement Variety Pack.
The backside of my page was created using many of the same products. What a fun way to celebrate a fun day with my friend in the beautiful state of Maryland.
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Patterned cardstock/stickers, washi tape, black pen, oxide ink, black ink
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!
Hello! Annette Green here with my first Planner Essentials blog post!
2020 will be a year of big changes for my husband and I, since we’ll be moving to Downtown Greenville, South Carolina by the Summer. In our efforts to stay organized with all the tasks we’ll be faced with and to document the progress, I thought I’d create a separate planner just for this purpose. This will be a great place for photos, but also for lists, goals, accomplishments and all the details therein.
My dashboard features a hidden list of our favorite things about Greenville, tucked behind a large tag with our photo.
It’s interesting to see our photo through the vellum window. This protects the photo nicely on the front page, while also encouraging viewers to pull the tab to see more.
The intro pages start the story and show a few photos from our recent visit to Greenville.
Here are a few tips for using the Planner Essentials dies, stamps and other ECD products to make the job easier. When die-cutting letters and more intricate pieces, I use Clear Double-Sided Adhesive sheets on the back of my cardstock and paper.
Washi tape is great for holding small dies in place, especially when using a magnetic platform. I’ve used the Planner Essentials 23 Alphabet Trio set.
After cutting a tan cardstock page using the Planner Essentials 4 die, cut parchment paper 3 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (9.525 cm x 16.51 cm) which is slightly larger than the window opening to come. Adhere title letters and make a list.
Die-cut a pattern paper pocket from Planner Essentials 22 Planner Pocket 4 – Top Loading then die-cut the opening with the stitched window die. (You’ll need to do a bit of planning for position so you can view your list through the window.) For the hole-reinforcers, die-cut two from coordinating cardstock and adhere.
Adhere either clear acrylic or vellum (like mine) onto the back of the pocket page.
Adhere the pocket page to the tan base page.
Die-cut more words and numbers. I’ve cut mine from green and black cardstock and layered them to create a drop shadow effect. Adhere small reinforcers on the page holes. I’ve used Planner Essentials 27 Retro Numbers Trio and the Reinforcement Variety Pack.
To create a tag for the pocket, die-cut black cardstock using the topper die as shown. My tag measures 3 7/8″ x 8 5/8″ (9.8425 cm x 21.9075 cm) after die-cutting.
Die-cut the fold-over piece from green cardstock and stamp “Pull•Pull•Pull” around the hole using Pieces of Life 1 – Numbers & More stamp set.
Cover the tag with pattern paper, then adhere the fold-over tab piece to the top.
Slide the tag into the pocket to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.
Adhere a photo with a green cardstock mat to the tag, again planing the positioning so it shows through the vellum window. I’ve stamped This is Us from the Circle Labels stamp set.
Insert the tag into the pocket page.
Onto the back of the dashboard page, adhere pattern paper and add hole reinforcements. Die-cut a notepad twice (tan and black) using Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces. I’ve added Greenville again with two colors, and stamped a circle for the upper right corner.
I’ve adhered a chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s Life’s A Journey collection and added black reinforcement circles around the holes.
Die-cut another base page and stamp the background. I’ve used Background Stamps 2 with tan ink. Die cut the photo frame pieces using Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages. I’ve cut the background portion from coordinating pattern paper and the front piece from black cardstock. Adhere this unit to the base page, add photos and captions.
Insert pages into your planner. I’ve used the Espresso Planner Cover which will go nicely with my Greenville documentation.
Hi and welcome, it’s Sandy Diller here today. We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Europe where we took lots of photos. We visited so many beautiful places and noticed other people taking photos as well. Some were serious photographers and some were so funny as they posed for their selfies. Jinks the Monkey is joining the rest of the tourists today and snapping a selfie.