SVGCuts Falling Leaves Waterfall Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making the SVGCuts Falling Leaves Waterfall Card from their Acorn Autumn SVG Kit.

Above is a screen shot of the svg files in Cricut Design Space. One of the great things about making your own cards is that you can personalize them and make them look professional.

I pretty much only use SVGCuts files because . . . I love them. However, two things to remember when using their files: #1 – change the score lines from cut to score; #2 – attach the score lines to the appropriate pieces.
These are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Espresso and Linen (new colors this year), and their Fundamentals paper from the Basics and Enchantment paper packs.
As mentioned earlier, this is a waterfall card, which means when you pull the tab, the pieces slide over each other and create a waterfall effect.

FYI, I have to watch a video when assembling this card . . . just sayin’ . . .

In the left pic, I folded the slider (striped piece) along the score lines and attached it to the bottom panel with small brads. The middle pic shows the bottom panel glued to the card base. The right pic shows the decorative handle attached.
These photos show the addition of each of the panels that the falling leaves will be attached to. I glued each one on a score lined section, pulled it up, and continued adding until all three were attached. If that’s confusing, watch the video, lol.

How pretty is this paper???
Finally, I added the leaves to the panels. As simple as that . . .
And, here’s the finished card. I also added a piece of rickrack to the hole for pulling the sections through the loop. I love making my own cards . . .

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2017 December Daily First Week

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m working on my 2017 December Daily First Week.

I got a kit from Layle Koncar that includes instructions, a binder, inserts, a roller stamp, plaid washi, numbers, jingle bells, paper, stickers, cardstock die cuts and patterned paper. I will also use embellishments from my stash – which I happen to have a lot of, lol.

Above is the introduction – on the left is the inside of the cover. I glued a piece of patterned cardstock to the inside, added ’17 and a photo. The photo is of an ornament from my tree. I used an awesome app called ‘Capture the Magic’ to put a sparkly overlay on the photo that literally . . . makes it sparkle.

On the right is ‘the reason why’ – there are LOTS of ways to do this, and I like short and sweet. I got the acetate on the right from a Cocoa Daisy monthly subscription kit and layered it over a piece of cream cardstock.
The left photo shows me, my daughters, and my newest grandchild after Black Friday shopping – missed my daughter-in-law this year . . .

On the right is our first 2017 Christmas party – so fun journaling on a postcard.
I have gone to the Lambs Farm Craft Show at Arlington Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois (it used to be at the Rosemont Convention Center) almost every year for 30+ years. It’s a great girls day . . .
I made an awesome SVGCuts Heirloom Christmas Tree this year and wanted to put it in my book. I’ll link my blog where I show the process I used to make it.
This is a filler page that I used Stickles Diamond glitter glue to embellish – made it all glittery. Ach, Love It!!

Having the foundation pages completed beforehand is making this so, so easy. Stay tuned for the next week . . .

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As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

2017 December Daily Foundation Pages

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m working on my 2017 December Daily Foundation Pages. Once the foundation pages are set up, all I have to do is add my photos and journaling.

I got a kit from Layle Koncar that includes instructions, a binder, inserts, a roller stamp, plaid washi, numbers, jingle bells, paper, stickers, cardstock die cuts and patterned paper.

Above is the inside of the cover – I haven’t decided what to put there yet . . . a special picture of something that happens this month . . .

On the right is “the reason why” – my introduction to the book – and a sheet of acetate from my December Cocoa Daisy Kit that serves as a background.
This is Day 1 – it’s a circle with a slice off one side and an awesome vintage Santa smiling at me . . .
I’m combining two spreads together so there aren’t so many pictures. The top shows Day 1 on the left – the ‘comfort and joy’ card folds back to show a picture, and Day 2 on the right is part of a 2×2 pocket page.

The bottom pic on the left is the backside of Day 2 and a full page of a snow-covered tree is on the right.
Top left is Day 3 – a lined page and on the right is Day 4, which is a numbered ‘making a list’ page.

The bottom left is a small insert for a pic and on the right is Day 5, where I stamped ‘Happy Holidays’ repeatedly all over the 5 die cut.
The top pic of Day 6 has a space for a pic on the left and a journaling card, and the ‘we wish you a merry Christmas’ card flips up to reveal the 6.

On the bottom is Day 7 with a place for a smaller pic on the left and an awesome DECEMBER cutout insert on the right.
Day 8 is a simple two-page spread with graph paper – this makes lining up photos and writing the story a snap.

At the bottom is Day 9 with a full page on the left for photos, and on the right is a pocket with a tag I can pull out for journaling.
The Day 10 page at the top photo folds out to the right, and the bottom shows Day 11 on the left and Day 12 on the right – I’m going to make it a shaker on the left edge under the 12.
Day 13 is the cup of hot cocoa -there’s a space for 2 4×4 pics. The bottom is Day 14 – not really sure what I’m going to do with the calendar . . .
Day 15 is at the top with a full graph page on the right for photos and journaling.

And Day 16 is on the bottom with a full page of wood planks on the left and room for two 3×4 pics in the right pockets.
The top photo has room for 2 photos for Day 17 and a place to list traditions on the insert to the right.

The bottom photo is Day 18 – space for a small photo and some journaling.
Day 19 is at the top – the left side has room for journaling and the right side has a pocket for a photo.

The bottom is for Day 20 – plenty of room for a photo and journaling on the left, and a pocket for cards, tickets, stickers, or whatever I collect.
In the top pic are Day 21 and 22. For Day 21, I made a pocket out of the postcard, and Day 22 needs a 4×4 pic with the green gingham as a border.

The bottom pic is for Day 23, there’s a space for a 4×4 pic on the left.
Day 24 is at the top – there’s space for a pic on the green gingham and on the right are three pockets and space for journaling.

The bottom pic is for Christmas Day – since our kids are grown up and have their own family Christmas’s, we go to church and sometimes a movie, perfect place to record whatever we do that day . . .
More space for Christmas Day pics in the top pic and the bottom left page. The Christmas Countdown is an extra page – since I use a calendar, not sure what I’ll do with this . ..
Here’s the inside of the back cover – I made a pocket for any extra stuff – stickers, tags, extra pics. I will still add two days from November at the beginning (Black Friday and a family Christmas party), and December 26 to 31 (extra things I want to add, our final family Christmas party is December 30, and New Year’s Eve).

There it is, all set up – since the designing is done, all I have to do is document our 2017 Christmas memories. Can’t wait . . .

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As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

2017 December Daily Cover and Supplies

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m working on my 2017 December Daily Cover and Supplies.

I got a kit from Layle Koncar that includes instructions, a binder, inserts, a roller stamp, plaid washi, numbers, jingle bells, paper, stickers, cardstock die cuts and patterned paper. The binder is above and has a woodgrain background, red “merry”, large white snowflakes, stars, red snowflakes, and white dots.
The inside of the binder is lined with red and white diagonal stripes. And a full set of inserts is included.
The best part of buying this particular kit is the set of instructions that’s included. A Lot Of Planning goes into designing the pages and this should make the process so much easier – now I can focus on telling the stories . . .
Here’s a pic of all the supplies in the kit.
A stitchintime has free calendars every year that you can download – there are usually three to choose from. I chose the one above because it goes perfectly with the kit.

Here are the choices this year – blue with pine trees and prancing reindeer, a vintage red van with a tree on top and stars, and the plain blue shadow lettered December. All you have to do is download the one you want.
Above is the finished cover. I used pop dots to attach the snowflakes over the covers’ snowflakes and added pearls to the white dots. Then I wrapped red and white twine around the front, tied jingle bells and a die cut to the ends and voila, the cover is done. It’s so easy when someone else tells you what to do and you already have the supplies. Just sayin’ . . .

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

November 2017 scarlet lime Planner Society Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! The November 2017 scarlet lime Planner Society Kit is here!!!!

I get the Monthly Planner Society Kit Club subscription, as well as the Washi Tape Kit. Above is a pic of the kits inside their paper bags – how about those beautiful, rich colors – and the florals – and the plaid – soooooooo pretty!!
The Washi Tape Kit comes with three rolls of washi that are 30mm, 15mm, and 10mm wide. The roll on the left is the same plaid pattern as the paper bag in the left pic.

The washi tape on the right is brown and white and has a lace patterned design.

The wide washi has reindeer antlers with a floral spray that goes horizontally across it – I Love It!!
This is my first Box Sticker Society Kit. It includes a half sheet of full boxes, a half sheet of clipboard stickers, a half sheet of half boxes, quarter boxes, and washi strips, and a half sheet of decorative and functional stickers.

The stickers are designed to fit in the Erin Condren, Inkwell Press, Paper Source planner, Happy Planner, and box style inserts from some etsy shops. The full boxes are 1.5” x 2”.
This beautiful paper bag holds the Planner Kit.
How sweet is this pouch? It’s very similar to a pouch in July kit – this matches the kits’ designs, though.
There was no washi roll in the kit this month, rather there are 6 sheets of washi strips – honestly, I like the rolls better – these are geared toward Travelers Notebooks. Gotta figure out a use for these . . .

There’s also that sweet appliqué patch – there was a similar item in the September kit (a gold bow) – I’m loving this!!
A sticky note pad – wood slice with deer antlers and roses – Christmas, but not Christmas – and a pen. The pen has a super fine tip and works great on the stickers.
I love that they add neutral items to the kits as well. The flower clips are neutral and yet have some added lace and a pearl to make them pretty.

Stamps are another of the features I love – they are exclusive designs that coordinate with the kit. I usually stamp and then color in with colored pencils because they don’t bleed through the paper.
These. Are. Pockets. Aaaaggghhh! Aren’t they awesome????
Lots of die cuts – florals, girls, wood slices, clothes, and deer. The sheet of stickers in the middle are cork, and of course match the kit. There are also 12 tabs in matching designs and 4 sheets of tab labels.
There are 5 sheets of stickers in this awesome paper bag – really, they have the prettiest paper bags!!!
The top photo shows the 6 sheets of paper, and the bottom pic shows 2 sheets of vellum, and one sheet of acetate.
Here’s a shot of the entire November Kit – look at those beautiful, rich colors . . .

This is my absolutely favorite monthly kit – so far I have NOT been disappointed in the quality or quantity of the products.
Above is the month-on-two-pages spread in my blogging planner. Isn’t it pretty?? I love a pretty space to work in . . .
Here’s the first full week spread. The pockets are really nice to hold things like stickers, page flags, and other stuff.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

Erin Condren 2017 Winter Seasonal Surprise Box

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! This is the Erin Condren 2017 Winter Seasonal Surprise Box.

Erin Condren releases seasonal boxes (this is my 3rd), and this one is “chock-full of hand-picked items that celebrate the beauty of the WINTER season.”
This is my first look inside the box. Teal, white and Hot. Freakin’. Pink. They use such vibrant colors that really make a statement. Let’s see what’s inside the wrappings . . .
The included card intro’s the box – what it’s all about – and some contest info for youtubers.
A view of the contents . . .
First, are two Valentine’s Day cards. The one on the left is lavender with a silver foil gem on it. The circle goes on the outside of the envelope and it’s sealed. The one on the right is pink and has rose gold foil on it.
This is a Reversible Quote Table Top 2018 Calendar. The middle pic shows the calendar side and the right pic shows the other side with the quote on it. It is just awesome!!
Above is a PetitePlanner Gratitude Journal. Inside there are prompts, giving you topics to think about if you want. Of course, you can write your own as well. An awesome thing to start in January . . .
These are stickers you can put on your gifts. They’re so pretty and so easy to use on your gifts.
This is an exclusive Holiday Sticker Sheet – I could use these in my planner, on the card envelopes . . .
Now . . . This . . . This . . . This . . . It is just so awesome!!! It’s an All Occasion Gift Wrap Book.
Here’s the inside of the book, it includes greeting cards, gift tags, stickers, and wrapping paper – wait till you see the wrapping paper . . .
The left page gives you a place to record all the birthdays you want to remember, and on the right are some of the greeting cards.
Here are some gift tags. Nice, big stickers . . .
Check out this beautiful, colorful wrapping paper – it’s thick paper and such beautiful patterns.
In the back are some pockets with these awesome brown envelopes in them.
And that’s it. Here’s a pic of the contents – how pretty are these items? Erin Condren sure knows how to use color . . .

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

SVGCuts Heirloom Christmas Tree

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making the SVGCuts Heirloom Christmas Tree.

Above is a screen shot of the svg files in Cricut Design Space. Cricut makes uploading svg files So Easy – you just have to remember to attach the scorelines to the appropriate pieces – otherwise, they go on a different mat – You. Need. The. Scorelines. ON. The. Pieces.
Here are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Ruby, Lemon, and Ponderosa Pine (retired). The patterned paper is from a CTMH Fundamental Paper Pack.
There are eight each of two different shapes. Above are the smaller shapes assembled (I forgot to take an unfolded/assembled pic . . . yeah, sorry . . . ).
This is the larger piece – unfolded, folded, and assembled.
Using one piece of each size, I glued them together to make one larger piece.
I took two of the larger pieces and glued them together to start forming the tree.
The top pic shows all 8 pieces glued together, and the bottom shows the bulbs in the holes.
These two pieces go on the bottom of the tree to close it up.
The piece with the larger opening goes on first, and then the piece with the smaller opening. The opening will fit over the candle lamp.
Here’s the finished tree top. Next is the base assembly . . .
I glued the patterned panels on the bottom base sections.
This part is actually pretty ingenious. The four pieces on the left are stacked on top of each other and glued together, and then placed over the matching opening – this reinforces this section where the cord will go through. How does the plug fit through this opening??? Just wait and see . . .
Glue the base sections together to form a ring on the left, and glue the octagonal piece to the bottom.
Here’s the ingenious part, cut the section with the opening from the top and the cord fits through it. Hah, cool . . . Then glue another octagonal piece on top to support the bottom of the base.
Next is the top of the base. I glued the patterned panels on the larger base sections, glued the ends together to form a ring, and glued another octagonal piece on the top and bottom.
Put glue on the bottom of the top base section, feed it over the candle lamp, line it up and press it down until it is adhered.
Here’s the finished tree with my Jim Shore snowmen – it’s a perfect addition to my snowman vignette. Oh, and it came out awesome!!!!!

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

November 2017 etsy Sticker Haul

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! This is my November 2017 etsy Sticker Haul. I see the cutest stickers on Instagram, so I decided to check out a few more etsy shops.

One of the things I love the most about purchasing from etsy shops is their personal touch. For example, the folder above was holding the sticker sheets from one of the shops – they went to the trouble of personalizing it – I. Love. That.
This was written on the inside of the folder. How sweet is this???
The first sticker shop is Sticker Guru. I was looking for date covers and month covers – this shop had a beautiful “December” month cover in colors I knew would go with the December Cocoa Daisy Planner Kit – the top two pics.

The bottom pic is a Halloween sticker set with an unconventional color scheme. Of course, I got it after Halloween – eh, there’s always next year . . .
This shop has a special incentive program to get repeat customers – Each sticker sheet has a bow sticker that goes on the above card – “complete this card to receive a sweet treat with your next order.” Hmmm, what could it be???
Here is my Cocoa Daisy spread with the monthly cover stickers – Love, Love, Love how it came out!
These stickers are from RoseColoredDaze. These are double day date covers with rose gold foil – they come in many, many different colors and are just beautiful!!!
Here they are in my December Cocoa Daisy weekly spread. I used the medium pink labels with, of course, rose gold foil.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

December 2017 Cocoa Daisy Dori Standard Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! The December 2017 Cocoa Daisy Dori Standard Kit is here!!!

Above is the distinctive yellow polka-dotted box – you know what it is when it arrives, lol.
Here’s a view of the inside – yellow crinkle paper – black and white zigzag paper bag with a HUGE Cocoa Daisy sticker on it.
I scored the December 2017 Holiday Essentials Kit! Which is in the above bag .. .
The first item is this Simon notecard – a letter to Santa – adorable!! Right on about the chocolate, Simon . . .
Here’s ‘a little roll of happy’ that is red and white with Christmas designs on it.
A package of ‘Sweater Weather’ die cuts from American Crafts. These would look great in my December Daily!
There are 5 tiny ‘Festive Cute Clips’ from Bella Blvd. Ha! How cute are these?
A package of ‘Remember Flag Stickers’ from Pretty Little Studio.
The final item are these transparencies – Pretty Little Studio Season’s Greetings and Pretty Little Studio Starry Gold. These might make their way into my December Daily, too.
I also subscribe to the Planner Add On Kit – none of the items in this kit are in the Planner kit – they are completely different.
Another ‘little roll of happy’ washi tape, called Color Blocks.
Hautepinkfluff Candy Cane pom pom clip. It’s so puffy and fuzzy . . .
This is a set of die cuts designed by Just Jaimee.
These are puffy clip toppers (comes with paper clips) – these are ingenious – you feed the sticker through a big paper clip and stick the sides together – voila, a two-sided clip.
This is a rubber-charm clip called ‘Bird on Mug’.
How pretty is this transparency?
This bag has 3 sheets of stickers and 3 notecards. The sticker sheets includes a sticker elements sheet, a general planner sticker sheet, and an extra planner sticker sheet, all designed by Just Jaimee. There are also two 3×4 notecards, and one 4×6 notecard.
Wow, I haven’t even gotten to the Planner Kit . . . Which is in this muslin bag . . .
Aaaaaggggghhhhh, the final ‘little roll of happy’ – it’s white dots on red washi tape designed by arleigh.
Above is a large faux-leather bow, a 3×5 notepad designed by arleigh, polka dot mug sticky notes, also designed by arleigh, and a red Cocoa Daisy exclusive PenGems pen.
Above is a package of 6 tab die cuts and planner die cuts designed by arliegh.
Here is a 5×7 planner sticker sheet and a date sticker sheet designed by arleigh, and tab label stickers designed by Just Jaimee.
I get the Standard Dori that comes with a Kraft cover, ready for decorating – I use it for tracking my food and meals.
Pages include:
• Monthly Calendar
• 3 lined journaling pages
• 11 blank (with design) pages
• 10 graph paper pages with 3 sections
• 10 unlined pages with 3 sections
• Last page with design
The Planner Kit includes six 6×8 papers designed by arleigh – aren’t they beautiful?
Here’s a shot of the entire kit – look at all the red!!! And tea . . . Tea is one of my favorite things!!
Here’s the week-on-two-pages spread. I use this planner for my everyday schedule – my attempt at being organized, lol. The Rose stickers are from Sticker Guru.
And, here’s a week-on-two-pages spread – it’s so pretty. Isn’t it nice to work in a pretty space?????

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

November 2017 scribbleprintsco Mystery Ultimate Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! Here’s the November 2017 scribbleprintsco Mystery Ultimate Kit.

The sticker on the back of the mailer always gives a hint of the kits’ theme. Looks like warm, white fur, blue gem-studded necklaces, and a Christmas wishlist . . .
Inside the mailer are the kit (inside the clear acetate bag) and a heart checklist sticky note pad (an ultimate kit exclusive).

I LOVE THE BLUE!!!!!!
The Fashion Girls are back (at the top), there’s a small sampler sheet (freebie) on the left, a large sheet of deco and icons in the center and a small sheet of dinos on the right (an ultimate kit exclusive).
At the top is a sheet of washi, date labels, and a full box. The bottom sheet has 8 full boxes.
Lots of blue – from the left is navy, light blue, medium blue, and silver. Mmmmmmmmhmmmmmm . . .

Top left is a full sheet of habit trackers, appointment labels, quarter and half boxes. The sheet at the top right is full of icons, heart checklists, banners, and large appointment labels. And the bottom sheet has 8 heart checklists.
Above left is a full sheet of washi and little things labels, top right is some MARBLE washi and headers, and the center sheet has glitter washi, appointment labels, flags, and quarter boxes. Love, love, love the glitter . . .
Here’s a shot of the entire kit – it is sooooooo pretty. I just LOVE the blues!

And the glitter!!

And the fashion girls!!!

And the snowflakes!!!!
This is a week-on-two-pages spread in my December Erin Condren. This is the only time I use a “no white space” spread – normally, I like A LOT of white space, but we need to try different things sometimes, right? Keeps life interesting . . .

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

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