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Friday, December 30, 2016

Saying Good-Bye 2016

It's almost 2017.  Are you ready for the new year?  For 2017, I set some (what I think) reasonable, easily, obtainable 'goals.'  It's really more like 'lifestyle changes.'  I do plan on eating better and healthier, and get out more and do things.  Sometimes getting out is frightening since I suffer from anxiety.  My anxiety has pretty much taken control of me for the most part of 2016, but I'm planning on changing steps.  I made a list of things I would like to do (or go) and placed them in my planner for the up coming year.  Now I see it as something positive to look forward to...something fun.

One thing I'm looking forward to is my very own 'sketchbook project.'  I ordered this HUGE Art Alternatives Very Big Sketch Book from Michaels online.  (see photo below)

It's an over-sized blank sketchbook that contains 300 sheets (600 pages) of acid-free bright paper.  It looks like a really huge coffee table book.  I'm planning on make/creating a sketch, collage, lettering, poem...anything creative once a day to fill up the entire book by the end of the year.  Although there are only 300 pages (if you don't count the back sides) and there are 365 days in one year, I think I can manage with 300 pages.  The sketchbook retails for $47.99 but I purchased it during the holidays when they were having the 50% coupons and free shipping.  Here is the link to the book.

Wish me luck!  I also plan on hosting several snail mart art swaps with an array of different themes instead of the typical themes (Paris, birds, butterflies).  I'll announce when the time is closer on Instagram.  I did stumble across a design team challenge by Another Colorful Creation.  They are searching for creative design team members to complete 2 projects per month...and here's the best any media field!!  That means if your into paper arts, drawing, painting, color combos and mood boards....they're looking for you!  I've applied.  The deadline is January 15th.  Here is their link:

What are your new years 'goals'?  Leave a comment.  I'll pick one comment at random and send you something special in the mail!

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy Holidays

I know Christmas was yesterday, however; I spent the entire weekend with family and disconnected from the internet.  I do hope everyone had a happy holiday and was able to spend it in the warm company of friends and family.

I'll be back later on in the week with a new supplier announcement...

Until then....

Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

New Webster's Pages Planner & Traveler's Notebook


Have you completed your shopping?  I decided to go all #handmadefortheholidays.  All month I've been tackling my Christmas list and I'm pretty happy to say I finished last week.  I even managed to leave a few goodies scattered around town for some unexpected cheer.  I've been getting several tags on Instagram from people who found my tiny works of art!  I'm thinking of making it a monthly occurrence.  So what's on your Christmas list?  Um, perhaps a planner...or two?  Maybe a Travelers Notebook?

The new Mint Floral and Blush Stripe Travelers Notebooks, have been flying of my ETSY shelf and making the long journey to Japan, Australia, the UK, and Finland.  So happy about that I must say!  I'm restocked if anyone still looking for the Mint Floral & Blush Stripe.  I also carry the other Color Crush Travelers Notebooks.

For those searching high low for the Webster's Pages planning kit exclusive to JoAnn's, I also have them in the shop.  According to Webster's the kits will be made available to stockist  (like me) in January.  (I was lucky enough to score a few before then)  Also, planner-girls  I will be carrying the navy blue floral A5 Planner come January.  I've seen a bunch of ladies on Instagram asking for this lovely planner.  (see below)

It really is a beauty!  Be sure you check my Instagram feed or the blog for a pre-order list.  This planner is so gorgeous, I'm thinking it won't be in stock for long.  Wait till you see what I'm 'planning' on doing with mine....

I also have a new brand of cling rubber stamps coming in after the holidays.  I'm supper excited about this brand.  Most of the stamps are for your planners but there are a few alphabet stamps and social media stamps that are perfect for copic markers or colored pencils.  Be on the lookout soon for those stamps!

Until next time...