Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends! It was a fabulous holiday weekend here, but I’m so glad that we’ve returned to a normal schedule. It was kind of tough getting going this morning, but now that I’m back at it, I feel good!

I have last weeks’ planner spread to share with you. Are you ready for it?!

I kept it simple- added some scrap patterned paper squares to each day view, alternating it’s placement, then stamped and added ephemera to decorate it some. You’ll even see some rub- ons! 


Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends, it’s Tuesday! Feel like some planner goodness today?

As you can see, there was not much going on last week- it was rather quiet. I used scraps of paper to fill in the day views (news using 2 inches x 2.25 inches), then embellished them after all my appointments and reminders were written in. 

Shoestring Planner Tuesday

Good morning friends!

It’s planner Tuesday, which means I have new planner inspiration for you!

I cut some of my scrap patterned paper to size, then adhered them to the day views inside my planner. 

Something like this:

Once my week was filled in with its various activities, I embellished using various stickers- there’s a mix of CTMH, Recollections, Creative Memories  (which is ancient, by the way), and Jillibean Soup. 

My favorite part is the punched portions I added to the middle day views. It looks pretty.

I dislike how light the ink is on this patterned paper. If I do it again, I’ll use lighter papers, so they don’t compete for attention!

Shoestring Planner Tuesday

Hi everyone!

It’s another Tuesday, which means it’s planner day on my blog!

I was a bit better at embellishing last weeks’ spread- here’s the proof:

With fall in the air, I’ve had a hankering to start some baking. I made an Apple Crumble in my crock pot, and now I’m thinking about making my pumpkin Loaf. I need more pumpkin puree- I came across a pumpkin smoothie recipe recently, too! Yum!

(I mention this to explain the baking day entry on Saturdays day view). 

The adorbs little hippo you see is CTMH; I stamped her in permanent ink then colored her in with my Shin Han markers (after the permanent ink dried). She originally was intended for another project, but I wasn’t sure I liked how dark her skin was (at the time). Now, I think she’s simply adorable! After coloring her in, I fussy cut the image out, then adhered it in my planner.

Also, the patterned paper squares were also scraps that were leftover from a previous project. You’ll likely see more of that particular paper in the near future (in my planner and elsewhere). 😉

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends!

Sorry today’s blog post is so late. I usually post a day ahead, so that I don’t get behind, but I’ve been way behind on life since returning from camping. I can’t get caught up! I’m trying to get back into my routine, but life has other ideas right now. So, I’m posting as I’m able to! Like right now 😊

This weeks’ planner spread is fairly plain, but I do have some washi tape on each view so that there’s a bit of color and brightness in it! 

Not much is written in my planner, but last week was busy! On Saturday, the twins and I wandered into Edmonton to finish up back to school shopping. We left on Friday, after the alarm guy came to fix my home alarm system. What a rush!

Hopefully next weeks’ spread will be slightly fuller and more decorative!

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends,

Today’s planner spread was done in a bit of a rush. This last week has been full of laundry, laundry and more laundry and I’m still not caught up. We cleaned the trailer and put it away (for now), replaced the brakes in my car and celebrated back to back birthday parties. There’s been little time for crafting- let along planning and snail mail this week! Today also marks the beginning of our second round of swimming lessons. It’s the big push until school starts. 

The girls also informed me they’d like to go to art camp and science camp after school starts. Plus gymnastics. We’re going to remain busy, by the looks of things!

The cloud sticker and star frame are ancient Creative Memories stickers…I’ve had them for nearly as long as I’ve been scrapbooking. That’s a long time! I need to get them used up! Lol

The rest of the stickers are dollar store puffy word stickers and a couple Carta Bella chippy stickers. Of course, there’s washi and a tiny bit of stamping.  

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Good morning, friends!

It’s another planner Tuesday, and as promised, I have a spread that’s full of campy, chippy stickers.

So, as you can see, there’s not much to share from last week, other than camping and chipboard stickers. We did sight-see a tiny bit on Thursday, and shopped for new school clothes for the twins. Other than that, we swatted flies, sweated and swam in the lake. Pretty chill!

Shoestring Planner Tuesday…

(…four days late.)

Hi everyone. 

My daughter is sick today, so we’re just taking it easy and relaxing in and around the trailer. It’s a good thing it’s our last day here. I think we played too hard in the heat, and now it’s catching up with us. 

Since she’s feeling lousy, I thought I’d drop in and share last weeks’ planner pages that I missed sharing on Tuesday. (I have no snail mail to share because I’m not at home and obviously haven’t checked my mail in a week). 

I was already in a “campy” frame of mind, so chose woodland creature stickers (I stole them from my kids. Shhh, it’s our little secret!) I also chose stickers that are reminiscent of traveling. You’ll see that next weeks’ spread is full of travel- inspired chipboard stickers from Carta Bella. They work great in my planner. Stay tuned for it!

Since my spread this week is travel-themed, I also used my CTMH arrow washi tape to decorate my pages further.

Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoyed my planner pages today! 

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends,

I haven’t been doing as much scrapbooking lately, and the scrapbooking I have done has (surprisingly) been staying in my layouts and not winding up in my scrap baskets. Sadly, some of the die cuts living in my scrap baskets are just way too large for my humble planner, otherwise I’d have used them here!

 As a result, I’ve started using up my vast sticker stash to decorate my planner. I think it’s rather plain- I prefer the look of die cuts gracing my planner pages rather than strictly stickers. (I’m not about to cut images just for the sake of decorating my planner, though. That’s just too much work and I tend to be rather lazy at times). This would be one of those times. Lol

One of the stickers I used actually came from one of my pen pals (at the moment, it feels like she’s my only pen pal, because she’s the only person who has consistently written me!) I don’t think that’s the truth- it’s just my anxiety getting the best of me. 

The rest of the stickers are dollar store finds- which also happens to be another terrific method for creating a shoestring planner! Stickers typically are just $1, so you can purchase a lot for a great price. Once my stash has finally dwindled (let’s face it- that won’t happen for awhile), I’ll stock up again at the dollar store and/or dollarama. 

Thanks for joining me- I hope something about today inspires you!

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends, it’s planner time again!

(Why does “planner time” remind me so much of MC Hammers’ Hammer Time?)

I’m loving how colorful my planner is becoming now that I’m using my awesome Dollar store felt marker find! It’s so purdy!!!

Red is for reminders- which I just realized is perfect for remembering because they both start with the letter R; coffee dates are bright blue, my grocery shopping day is in lime green (green for veggies…smart, right?) and so on. I don’t want to bore you with the total run down of my color legend, so I’ll stop at this. Unless you’d like to know more! Comment if you do!

I added more colorful accents from my scrap basket, and as always you can see my washi tape throughout. 

Swimming lessons is over now, but next week (which is actually this week) is full of day camp (and some much needed mommy me time) goodness! 

I hope you’ll join me again!