Friday, September 11, 2015

Marion smith Designs: Heart of Gold Planner.

Hello friends, It's been a while. Today I want to share with you my current week in my heart of Gold Planner. I used the Sweet Life Weekly inserts

I decorated this side with the following items:

"note this" sticker is by Teresa Collins (can be found at joanns)

"family" alphas is from the Target Dollar spot

"time" alphas is from Basic Grey

Popcorn sticker is from dollar tree

"know this" sticker: Teresa Collins (can be found at joanns)

heart stickers: Teresa Collins

Hot air balloon sticker: Sticko (I think they are discontinued)

fortune from a fortune cookie

"be Thankful" sticker: little yellow bicycle (not sure on that one).

I decorated this side with the following items:

Plans sticker was sent to me by my friend Janette Lane.

the hearts are from: teresa Collins

a fortune from: Panda express fortune cookie

The days of the week is Washi tape by: My Minds Eye (unforgettable)

The pink border white label: teresa Collins

washer sticker: from etsy

Smile sticker: teresa collins (this like can be found at Joanns)

Trash can sticker: was made and sent to me by my friend Trina

The little splatter at the bottom is a stencil by: Tim holtz (splatter) I used: Torn lipstick distressing ink.

The Pen I used for this layout is a: Pentel energel pen. 

Well friends, that is all that I have for today. Until next time. 


Monday, July 6, 2015

HS Memory Planner Decorations

Hello friends, Today I wanted to share with you the recent layout I created for my HS memory Keeper (which can be purchased at michaels). I was going for a vintage inspired style. Items used: Tim Holtz, October Afternoon, Fancy Pants designs and  Heidi Swapp sugar chic paper. I also made a tutorial on this layout. if you want to check it out. Until Next time. =)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MSD Heart of Gold Planner

Hello! It's Ara, it's been a while since I last posted. Today I wanted to share with you all the Heart of Gold Planner. It's a beauty!!!! Here is what I added to the pockets. I added a bunch of Goodies. The classy lady is a stamp I colored in myself and laminated.  It's from Pink Bow Ties. The feather is from CoppleCrafts. I also added some Project Life Journaling Cards, laminated donut sticker and Mambi sticker which has also been laminated and some paperclips in various shapes and sizes.

  Here Is the weekly Spread for Week 26. These inserts are part of the MSD heart of Gold Planner. I  decorated the pages using items by October Afternoon, Stamps from marion smith designs, Ephemera and alphas from American Crafts, Labels from Teresa Collins and Martha Stewart, mambi stickers and of course washi tape. 

                                      Here is a closer look at the first half of week 26. I used the Tim holtz splatter stencil on these pages and I think they look perfectly imperfect.

Thank you for stopping by friends. Until Next time. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Hello, Today I wanted to show you how I mail out most of my outgoing mail. This one in particular is going out to a Penpal. I used a GTC Envelope that I purchased in a pack from HEB. I then layered it with Scrapbooking paper, Tim Holtz ticket and a couple of Labels and stamping. My go to adhesive for outgoing mail is "Scor Pal Tape" and clear packaging tape.. Until Next time, bye bye.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Hello, I wanted to share what I created for my Planner. I love re-using bags, so I decided to make a Starbucks Pastry bag into a pocket. I layered it with graph paper that can be purchased at Daiso, Patterned paper from the Heidi Swapp Dreamy collection. I then layered it with labels from Teresa Collins and Target (the green heart label is from the valentine's day stickers they had back in January). I then added some washi tape (Maggie Holmes) and stickers, oh and of course chipboard die cuts from the foil kit (Project Life).

Friday, May 1, 2015


Hello guys, today I wanted to share the little shaker cards I made for my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner (can be purchased at Michaels Stores). The plastic sleeves come with the planner. I wanted to make it an "about me" shaker hence the mini envelope/wood/kitty/doily/sticky notes/cloud. I also added some sequins and glitter. I sealed the pockets with the We R memory keepers fuse tool CLICK HERE to buy (I bought mine from Stamps Alive on facebook, FAST SHIPPING, GUYS). Thanks for stopping by friends, until next time, bye bye. 

Monday, April 27, 2015


Hello Guys, So last week I bought the Fuse (I'm on a No Spend, but shhh, don't tell anyone), for those that don't know what the Fuse tool is check it out Fuse Tool by We R Memory Keepers. I needed the tool sooo freaking bad. I love making Sequin pockets and having to seal them with Washi was getting annoying. I was planning on just making one of the pockets into a confetti/sequin pocket, but decided to make them all into confetti/sequin pockets. They turned out okay. I used Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chick and Dreamy paper packs and stickers by October Afternoon, Teresa Collins, Heidi Swapp and Glitz Designs. The glitter and sequins are both from Walmart. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Hello loves, I created this lovely shabby chic Pocket Letter a few days ago and I am in love with it. I would have made a video tutorial, however my camera died on me (insert sad face). I used the digital file you can purchase from Janette Lane. I also used stickers from Cavallini , scrapbooking paper from the Dreamy collection by Heidi Swapp that you can purchase at Michaels and a few other brands such as Glitz Designs, chickaniddy. What I love about these pocket Letters (created by the wonderful and talented @janetteLaneBlog) is that they are easy to make and if you are a hoarder like myself (GUILTY) it helps use up some of your stash.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HS Memory Planner

Hello all, Today I wanted to share with you guys the new planner I purchased to add to my collection. This is the HSMEMORYPLANNER that can be purchased at Michaels. I am using this planner to keep track of my incoming letters, swaps, etsy and of course Blog..The buck and Paperclip can be purchased in my etsy shop..
 I also made a video showing what the inside looks like (see below)..

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pocket Letter using Janette Lane's digi file.

Pocket letter
 Hello All. Today I created this lovely pocket letter. I usually struggle with this color scheme, but for some reason I did not have any trouble with it whatsoever, it was easy peasy. It must be because I am sick. I noticed that I tend to layer items at an angle, I promise it's not on purpose, I must craft with a slanted head or
The items I used on this pocket page are from: JanetteLane's shop (you can purchase the digi file here):
I also used items from glitz design, Crate Paper, Freckled Fawn, Chickaniddy crafts, Target dollar spot Items, Little b, Maggie Holmes, american Crafts, Studio calico, October Afternoon. I had fun creating this pocket letter. I hope this inspires you to create one..... 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Diy- Owl Paperclip

Hi, Today I wanted to share a video on how to make planner clips/page markers. They are soo easy to make. I also have one listed in my etsy shop. I hope this video is helpful.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pocket Letter

Hello, This is my first Blog post, so not really sure what to write. Have you heard of the new trend called pocket letters? (created by blogger These pockets are sooo addicting to make, I have even neglected my project life album, now I'm really behind, ha!. This is Pocket Letter I created using brands such as recollections, my minds eye, crate paper, glitz designs, Prima, labels from @Karolinakrafts, stickers from me and my big ideas. I also have a video on how I made this pocket letter.