Paper Doll Layout | March 2015

Hello! Today I have my March 2015 paper doll layout to share! I just have to say that 3 months into creating these movie/tv quote inspired paper doll layouts, I am loving these pages and having so much fun with them! It's so fun to decide what I want to create and how I can make my page resemble a scene from the show! I want to create them non-stop lol! ;)

For January and February I used movie quotes, so I decided to do a TV quote this month. And it worked out perfectly because one of my favourite shows (Glee) ended in March so it was nice to create a page that kind of paid tribute to it. ;)

I created the page based on a quote from the character Finn and tried to create a scene that kind of mimics some things from the show. That's one of my favourite parts of creating these pages... getting creative with products to make them similar to the movie or tv show that it's from.

Finn played the drums on the show so I downloaded and cut out a drum set using my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to use red foil paper for the drums, but since I didn't have any I improvised and used red glitter paper. To add a little more detail to them, I printed a photo of the drums from the show that I found online, and cut out the front area of the largest drum (with the wording) and adhered it onto my set. I love how easy it was to customize them!

I stamped the Aidan paper doll stamp onto text paper and then stamped him a few more times on some patterned papers for clothes. I used the American Crafts DIY paper pad for his jeans (I've purchased like 4 of these paper pads for the ONE sheet of jean patterned paper you get in it lol!) and a red piece from my stash for his shirt. The Glee clubs original 'uniform' was jeans and a red shirt so I wanted to show that on the page. ;)

To create the actual scene, I used brick and wood patterned paper from my stash, and added one of my favourite Finn quotes by printing it directly on the wall. Then I adhered the drums and the paper doll to complete the scene.

Since it's a boy page and I really wanted the focal point to be Finn and the drums, I kept the overall page relatively simple in it's design. Those glittery drums are enough all on their own lol!!

You can see how I created this month's page in the video below:

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you next month with my April page! ;)

2015 Paper Doll Layouts

January 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie New Year's Eve)
February 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie Pretty Woman)



More Planning Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop!

Hello! I'm back again with one more post about my planning process and how I use the Sweet Stamp Shop planner series of stamps. In my last two posts I shared how I plan in a monthly style planner and also shared how I create and use stickers in my planning process. Today I wanted to share how I use my stamps in a normal weekly planning style. 

I've mentioned that I have and use more than one planner. The one I'm sharing here is a Plum Planner that I purchased off Etsy that is pretty similar to the Erin Condren planner. It is broken down into morning, afternoon and night and the SSS planner stamps are perfect for this design.

I use my pre-made stickers wherever they're relevant and I also stamp directly in the planner with my stamps. I love that they're the perfect size to fit into the spaces of the planner. I use regular dye inks to stamp in my planner and usually don't have any problems with bleed through. For planners with thinner paper, lighter coloured inks would work best.

You can see more of my planner process on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog here. I hope I gave you some ideas for your everyday planning and that you're finding the SSS stamps helpful in your planning process. ;)



Make A Wish | SSS APril 2015 Card Kit

Hey everyone! Today I have another card to share that uses the April Simon Says Stamp card kit. For my last card I went really colourful and bold so I decided to mute this one down a bit and use the awesome kraft foil paper as the focal point on the card.

I used the Simon Says Stamp balloon dies to create the three balloons on the card. I diecut two of them directly from the white cardstock piece and the third from the foil paper. To create dimension, I layered the white diecut piece over the pink card base with foam adhesive and added a different pattern of the foil paper beneath each one.

I stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock panel with Doll Pink ink and then stamped over top of it with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I love the texture and shine the embossing powder adds.

I added strings for the balloons with a black pen and adhered the third balloon, slightly overlapping the largest balloon. I completed the card with sequins and stickles for some added detail. ;)

You can see how I created the card in the video below:


The winner of the April Simon Says Stamp card kit from this post is Michele Slater!
Michele, please email me your contact info and I'll get your kit to you! ;)

Thanks for stopping by! Be back soon!



More Planning Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello! I'm back with another guest post designing with Sweet Stamp Shop. We're going to talk more about planning today and how I create my custom stickers for my planner. I love that each planner stamp set is geared toward something specific whether it be fitness, home or work.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I own a few different planners and actually use them all for different things so I like having a lot of options when it comes to my supplies. One of my favourite ways to stay organized is to prepare stickers ahead of time that I can use in my planning. It's super convenient to just pull out my pre-stamped stickers and add them to my planners wherever I need them. 

I use all types of different stickers and Post-it notes, but my favorite are office supply stickers from Avery. You can get them in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours and even re-positionable, which is perfect if you want to be able to move them around in your planner. I have a few sets of coloured ones, but I prefer to buy them in white so I can add colour to them myself with my Copic markers or other types of colouring mediums.

I usually decide on a colour scheme for different events or schedules, colour a bunch of stickers and then stamp them repeatedly with the images so I have a lot on hand. It takes no time at all once you get going and I love the end result. There are so many great images in the SSS planner sets and they fit perfectly on the Avery circle and small rectangle stickers.

There is seriously a ton of options when it comes to the planner series of stamps, because there are so many to choose from. I definitely encourage you to create planner stickers using stamps... once you start, it's addictive! ;)

You can read more about how I create customized stickers at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog here. I'll be back with one more guest post a little later this month. Thanks for stopping by!