Memory Keeping Spread in the Free Spirit Planner

Caitlyn Storm CircleHello, again! It’s Caitlyn back on the blog today and I’m here to show you something a little bit different you can do with your planner.

Growing up, I was always surrounded by my mom scrapbooking. It was never something that I found interest in as a child, but I was always in awe of the scrapbooking layouts that she would create. While my mom and I were always creative together, scrapbooking was always the one thing that I avoided doing. She could ask me to do anything else, but scrapbooking? Forget about it! It’s funny how years later the tables have completely turned and I have slowly made my journey into scrapbooking, just in a different medium.

Memory keeping in my planner is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Sometimes I don’t want to actually plan and I get into a slump. In order to help combat those feelings, I memory keep! There are plenty of ways to create a hybrid layout with memory keeping and planning, but before I show you ways of doing that, I wanted to show you a memory keeping week.

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With Valentine’s Day coming up so soon, I thought it would be fun to reminisce on my first Valentine’s with my fiancé. To put together this spread I utilized only five different sheets of paper in addition to the included stickers in the Be Happy Paper Pad. I used one full sheet for the main portion of this spread and then pulled select elements from the other sheets.

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Using scrapbooking paper is such an easy way to decorate any of your planner spreads and makes a world of difference in memory keeping. You can use all the stickers in the world to decorate, but something as simplistic as paper can make a huge difference.

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The Be Happy Paper Pad has plenty of different elements that work perfectly for journaling or even as photo backers. You’re sure to find something that will make your memory keeping spread pop and look beautiful!

Products Used: Free Spirit PlannerBe Happy 12″ Paper Pad

Check out my video to see how I put together this layout and see the thought process from start to finish. The way I envisioned this spread is different than the eventual outcome, but it came out a lot better than I planned! Sometimes the best thing in life truly aren’t planned and this memory keeping spread is proof of that.

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see you all next time.

XOXO,
Caitlyn

Scrapbook Layout With My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

sara-circle-2 Hello Hello! I hope you have all been enjoying all the fun projects we have created using the My Sentiments Exactly stamps and pairing them with our fabulous Paper House Productions projects!

For my project I altered and played with my stamps and my Be Happy paper pad to create a 12X12 layout

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Supplies Used- 12X12 Be Happy Paper Pad  Sadness Flies Stamp Set

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I altered my butterflies to make them gold, glittery, and so pretty! They set off the gold foil and butterfly background with the perfect glittery touch!

To see all the details and how I used my stamps in some fun and unique ways, be sure to check out my You Tube video-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Friendship Cards with My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

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Hello paper fans! Carolyn back today with two friendship cards showcasing the beautiful Be Happy Paper Pad and My Sentiments Exactly Stamps. They were so easy to put together and now I have some cards ready to make the day of some special friends.

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Supplies for Friendship Cards: Paper House Productions Be Happy Paper Pad, CS Y220 Friendship Cards Clear Stamps by My Sentiments Exactly.

 

FriendshipcardsgoodFor this card, I folded a piece of 8.5′ x 11′ white cardstock. I cut the flowers from black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. The ovals in the large flower are the negative cuts from the small flowers! I used two different ribbons from my stash and used the flower stickers that come with the paper pad. The sentiment is stamped using white ink. There were enough sentiments in the stamp set to personalize the inside of the card.

 

friendshipcardsgood2This card is the same as the other card but this time I used fussy cutting for the flowers. I love how fancy the stamp sentiment looks on this card! I could never have written something so pretty.

I hope you will take a moment to click on the supply lists above. My Sentiments Exactly has so many stamps to choose from you can’t go wrong. The stamps stuck really well to my clear block and were very easy to clean with water. But most importantly, the stamped images were clear every time.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to say hello to a special friend today!

 

 

My Sentiments Exactly Motivational Card

KattyCircle2Hello friends! Katty here to share a fun card with you all. This week we are collaborating with an amazing Stamp Company called My Sentiments Exactly. They have an amazing selection of stamp sets. I was sent a wonderful set called Flag Sentiments. I love all of the quotes and phrases included in this set. All so positive and encouraging. I decided to create a fun motivational card using one of my favorite sentiments and one of my favorite Paper House paper pads, the Be Happy 12″ Paper Pad.

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Supplies: Be Happy 12″ Paper Pad, MSE Flag Sentiments Stamp Set

I began by using two of the diagonal stripped patterned papers from the paper pad and layering them one on top of the other. The one on the back will serve as my card base.

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I then used one of the 4×6 cut aparts as my card front. I love the colors in this paper pad. The cut apart has a beautiful floral cluster at the bottom left hand side as well as a nice white center in the design and it was perfect for stamping my sentiment from the Flag Sentiments stamp set. I chose to use the sentiment “Be your own kind of Beautiful.”

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I then used some of the floral stickers from the Paper Pad sticker sheet to embellish my card. I fussy cut some of the smaller flowers and used a cluster on the top right. I layered a black circle sticker behind the top cluster to bring some black up to the top.

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I love how this card turned out. The combination of the light pink and black is awesome. This stamp set is a great one to have for creating fun, beautiful cards. Be sure to check out My Sentiments Exactly for amazing stamp sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Oh So Happy Scrapbook Layout

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Hi there Paper House Fans!  Christine joining you today with a scrapbook layout combining the beautiful Be Happy Paper Pad and PenBlades!  This paper pad was perfect to do some detail cutting with a PenBlade!

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Oh So Happy Supply List: Be Happy Paper Pad, PenBlades

I primarily used my PenBlade Knife to cut petals on flowers so that I could pop and curl them up.
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I’ve got a quick process video to share that goes along with this layout and shows how I got from the beginning to the end.


Thanks for joining me today – be sure to check back in the rest of the week for continued previews of new products and more PenBlade projects too!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Hi everyone! Julie with you here today sharing some little Mother’s Day gifts I made for some co-workers! I used the Be Happy collection, Family Planner Stickers and Butterfly project pad from Paper House Productions!

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I wanted to include some little candy bars in each little gift I made, but I didn’t have any bags, so I made some using some of the papers in the collection!  I cut papers in 4×4 inch squares and then sewed them together to make my ‘bags’!

17I then made some tags for the front of the ‘bags’ to wish each woman on my team a Happy Mother’s Day! After adding the candy bars to the bags, I tied a tag to the front of each bag! I hope my co-workers like them!

 

 

Be Happy Scrapbook Layout and Process Video

sara-1 Hello Hello! Thank you so much for joining me today! I have a 12X12 scrapbook layout and coordinating process video to share with you today using my favorite 12X12 paper pad, the Be Happy paper pad. I just love the colors, sentiments, and the icons in this paper pad. Perfect for lots of projects! I used this paper pad almost exclusively on my layout and had fun fussy-cutting and piecing together the cut apart sheets to create my layout!

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If you would like to see my whole process and how my layout came together, as well as a flip through of what is all included in this super cute paper pad, be sure to pop over to my You Tube channel for the process video!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Be Happy with a transformation!

artistic-wolek-34Hi everyone! Julie with you here today sharing an upcycled project with you using the Be Happy paper pad! When I first saw this paper pad, I was in LOVE! All that PINK! My fave color!  I went to a neighbor’s yard sale a few weeks ago, and she had this old, beat up jewelry carousel for $3.00! I knew I had to have it!

 

Here it is –

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Kind of old and beat up, so I decided to re-vamp it! I started by pulling out the old felt pieces inside, removing the hardware, and then I painted it black! I then grabbed my “Be Happy” paper collection and grabbed some of the papers that I knew would be perfect for my vision!

And here is the end result!

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Upcycle Supply List:

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And since I already had a jewelry hanger for my necklaces in my bathroom, what do you think I wanted to use this for?  Well — I used it for my Paper House Productions stickers of course!! This is now in my scrap room with my stickers on display!

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And the best part?  The carousel rotates — so I can turn it and see the stickers on the side!

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I love taking old things and transforming them into something new and functional! So next time you visit a yard sale or antique store, don’t look at it all as junk, look at it as what you can transform it into!