Saturday, July 19, 2014

Planners⎪Vellum Divider for My Sunshine

Hello there! If you follow me on Instagram (@happiescrappie) you will see a lot of planner-related post popping up on your feed. Ah yes, I have gotten my very first planner - A medium sized Kikki K in mint / gold dots back in October 2013 and I am hooked ever since. And my humble collection is slowly growing. When Trina asked me if I could do a blog post about planner, I was so thrilled because I can finally share my obsession with all the CTK subbers! 

The picture below shows my humble collection of vintage typewriter and planners. And I have two more planners on my way (pre-ordering them from Amazon at really great price but the waiting period is 1-2 months). 


If you are interested in what are the planners that I am using now, watch the video here



This month Citrus Twist Kits has all the fun colours that go so well with Summer themed. It is summer all year long in Malaysia & Singapore but it is still fun to play with all the vibrant colours. I decided to use the leftover from my July Pocket Life kit to make some planner dividers for my Filofax original yellow.


I wanted the background of the divider to be really plain (so that the colour would pop), so I trimmed down 6 pieces of vellums into Personal sized (approximately 3.75 inch x 6.75inch).  I just add some mini cards from Simple Stories and Elle's Studio stickers on the vellum, then laminate the vellum. And it is really easy that I love how the elements look like they are floating on my planner.


You can actually see-thru what's behind the divider.




This divider is made using the die cut from Amy Tangerine dies (which is available at Citrus Twist Store).



Just in case you are wondering, why did I added a thin stripe of washi tapes to the edge. Its not for enforcement the dividers, thats because the stupid me, has forgotten to adjust the gap of the rings on my Rakuten punch, and punch them wrongly and I ended  up with 12 holes on each dividers after punched twice.


 I only spend 15-20 minutes making the dividers and I really like how easy and colourful they are. I hope this post inspires some of you (who are planner nerds) like me use the left over form your Citrus Twist Kits to make your own divider.

XoXo,
sam-sig

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cards⎪Prima Marketing New Collection - Coffee Break

Hello there! Have you checked out Prima Marketing's latest blog post on one of the new collection - Coffee Break? I kid you not, this is the MUST HAVE collection - I totally adore all the papers in pastel colour - that remind me of macaroons. afternoon hi-tea session with girlies and pink typewriter that I have!
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Coffee Break...sweet and fun. With a touch of vintage whimsy, Coffee Break offers delightful touches and a splendid color scheme for every paper crafter. Fabulous imagery, beautiful retro colors, these 3D stickers have everything you could ever ask for...including LOTS of delightful dimension! Item #576264


Just wait until you see the delightful flowers chosen just for Coffee Break! There's a wonderful selection of fabrics, papers, colors, and amazing centers! Want something REALLY unique...only Coffee Break has these wonderful wood picks! Perfect for a special tea party with girlfriends, or to add amazing texture to a craft! Product #576394

And here's a huge card that I made for my Instagram friend mixing the gorgeous stamp set from Bloom collection.
Prima Products: Coffee Break Paper #846756, Bloom Stamp (Sharon) #980177, Bloom Brads #980108, Color Bloom #573874, Color Bloom #573775, Color Bloom #573904, Color Bloom #573782, Instascrap Stickers #971175, Alphabets #559120, Alphabets #569785
Here's the close up of the card - I used the Prima Color Bloom spray to create a watercolor-effect background and stamp Bloom girl stamp on the paper. Didn't fussy cut or paint in details because I just how arty-fartsy it looks, and didn't want to take the focus away from the Bloom girl stamp.



Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out Prima's blog for more info and projects!

XoXo,
sam-sig

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Layouts⎪Life Is Good *Elle's Studio*

Happy July! I haven been late in blogging about my monthly assignments for Elle's Studio this month. I have been super super busy and my lousy time management doesn't help with my hectic schedule at all >_<  I just have to share how gorgeous Elle's Studio July exclusive kit is. especially love the pink arrow cards and also the rainbow pixel card that is show below.
EllesStudio-JulyExclusiveKit-01This month kit is packed full of journaling and embellishment tags to help you document and tell your story!  Here’s a close up peek of what is inside:
EllesStudio-JulyExclusiveKit-03And, the awesome die cuts – some are even transparent!EllesStudio-JulyExclusiveKit-02
Along with the exclusive kit,  Elle's Studio also has a special stamp and cut files that coordinate!
EllesStudio-JulyExclusiveKit-04Be sure to check out Elle Studio's Summer Warehouse Sale that started on 10th July – there are some awesome deals to take advantage of! Don’t forget to pick up a grab bag, too! You can purchase up to three grab bags and each one will be different (no duplicates from bag to bag). If you purchase more than three, you will receive duplicates. Sale will run until July 21st, 2014 or while supplies last!EllesStudio-SummerSale
And now, I would like to share three of my layouts for Elle's Studio this month. And when I photo my layout, i realised all three of them are created on white background. Not sure why, maybe this is my favourite way of working with colourful embellishments. I like how the white background actually balance the page and tone the rainbow colours a little.

Here;s the first layout I scrapped about our honeymoon in Japan. I love this photo of us because after we have Ivan, we hardly take any photos of 'just us'. So this photo of us, in a beautiful day, perfect weather and amazing scenery, doesn't require a lot of embellishments. As usual, I place the photo on a piece of white card stock and started cutting the rainbow arrow from a piece of patterned paper (from Shine Collection).



Added some machine stitching to for some subtle texture on the layout.



And this Happy Happy layout of Ivan is actually scrap under 30 minutes. I brought my Elle's Studio kits and Shine collection to the office and made a quick layout with this happy picture of Ivan. Every night putting Ivan to bed is such a joy because we truly enjoy our bedtime routine. We would brush teeth, read books and look at flast cards just before we go to bed. And this is a photo of him climbing up to our bed after he read books on the floor.



Happy photo deserves a happy layout with rainbow colours!


Totally irrelevant but I just love these popsicle here. Ivan would stick his tongue out whenever we ask him 'do you want some ice-cream?'


One last layout is pretty simple too. I added some paint splatter and mist on the white card stock then started layering the journalling cards from the Exclusive kit. This layout is about me and my bestie - Piradee getting obsessed with planners (especially Filofax) so we lined the planner up to take a photo of our initial collection.



Thanks for looking! And do remember to drop by the Design Team gallery to check out the awesome projects by the DT girls. XoXo

sam-sig

Happie Planner⎪Reveal Day of Hey Foxy!


Hello lovelies,

I just realised my last blog post was on 1st of July when I show you the sneaks of Happie Planner July kit and today its already 15th July! Or it is already 16th July in Malaysia =) So here you go, this month kits - Hey Foxy, is a kit with all the cute and chubby critters like Foxes, Penguins and Bears. This kit is simply too cute for words. It has a wide range of sticky memos, handmade clips, page flags, stickers and all the fun goodies to jazz up your planner / filofax.

This is the Happie Planner A5 kit - Hey Foxy (selling at USD15.99 + shipping) which has some cute chubby animals that I am currently obsessed with. 



Details of the kits: 

 A selection of forest critters sticky notes (total 15 designs of sticky memos and page flags).
- Chubby critters (bear, fox, chicken & penguin)
- Squirrel 
- 3 designs of animal page marker
- 6 designs of forest critters page flags

1 x plastic books marks (random selection)
2 x handmade felt + cork bow clips (Green & Orange)
4 x small metal clips
1 x animal shaped binder clip (random design)
5 x pastel plastic tabs (in 5 colors)
1 x forest critters puffy sticker sheet
1 x forest theme with girls puffy sticker sheet
2 x diary stickers sheets (random selection)
2 sheets of enforcement rings in pink & orange (total 70 enforcement rings)
13 x masking sticker sheet in pastel version (random selection)
1 x Forest themed black gel pen (0.5mm)
1 x brown/bronze skinny washi tape (7.5mm x 5m)



Love the bright orange and green bow clips that we made and included in the kit.



This month we would provide you a piece of transparent dashboard in A5 sized (with holes punched, so these are ready to be slotted it into your planner right away). The kit is so full that we couldn't fit all the sticky memos onto the dashboard. So you can customise the board with the sticky memos included in the kit with your own preference. Easy peasy!



P.S.: The Filofax Original in Fluoropink is not included in the kit. I really wish i couldn't include a planner at this price though ;P

And here's the Happie Planner Personal kit - Hey Foxy (USD 12.99 + Shipping). Other than the chubby animal sticky memos, I absolutely adore the black gel pen that came with the kit. It writes smoothly and with rubber grip that makes writing for long hours comfortable. And the bonus is it has really cute design despite being functional!



For this month kit, you will get the following items:

A selection of forest critters sticky notes (total 14 designs of sticky memos and page flags).

- Chubby critters (bear, fox, chicken & Penguin)
- Deer (Circle)
- 3 designs of owl page marker
- 6 designs of forest critters page flags

1 x plastic book marks (random selection)
2 x handmade felt + cork bow clips (Green & Orange)
1 x animal shaped binder clip (random design)
1 x forest critters puffy sticker sheet
2 x diary stickers sheets (random selection)
1 sheet of enforcement rings in pink & orange (total 35 enforcement rings)
7 x masking sticker sheet in pastel version (random selection)
1 x Forest themed black gel pen (0.5mm)




Other than the Happie Planner kit, we also have some yummy new arrivals that match this month theme - forest / woodland critters. I have made a collage of the new arrivals showing some of the fun stuff in the shop. If you have pre-order  your July Happie Planner kit, do check your email inbox (the one that you use for paypal) and get the discount code.

P.S. click on the image to view it.




And I have also made a video to spread some DIYFish love. I am a huge huge fans of DIYFish inserts, so check out my video and her Etsy shop and her blog for more info.



This blog post is packed with so much information and I hope you are not overwhelmed with all the cuteness in our Happie Planner kit. Now, go check out the new arrivals and also my YouTube vids. Happy planning! 


XoXo,
sam-sig

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happie Planner⎪Sneaks Sneaks of Hey Foxy!

Hello lovelies, are you a Happie Planner?

Today I am showing you the sneaks and details of out second Happie Planner kit. Can't believe all the June kits sold out so quickly and all the overwhelming response that we received on Instagram, emails and also on Youtube.



Every month sneaks of the kit will be shown on the 1st! You can pre-order the main kits through the 14th. There are only a limited amount of kits available each month! Also we will be including a little pre-order gift for those who placed the pre-order by the 14th. These pre-order gifts are in limited quantities too! Order yours here.

For this month kits - Hey Foxy, is a kit with all the cute and chubby critters like Foxes, Penguins and Bears. This kit is overload with cuteness that I cannot wait to share the full kit details with you all. We have included sticky memos, handmade clips, page flags, stickers and all the fun goodies to jazz up your planner / filofax.


The price of the kits are as follow:
Personal Sized: USD12.99 + shipping (USD6.75)
A5 Sized: USD15.99 + shipping (USD6.75)

All the orders will be shipped on 21st July (6 days after the kits revealed), which means that you are able to purchase/add new shop items + add-on kits until the 20th in order to enjoy combine shipping rates. Any excess shipping will be manually refunded by 22nd July 2014

Any orders that are placed together with the pre-orders will be shipped on 21st of the month.  If you would like your shop orders to be shipped before (without the happie planner kit), you NEED to email us at: shop.happiescrappie@gmail.com to inform us AND top up a shipping charge of USD $2.30. If we do not hear from you, all kits + shop items will be NOT be shipped separately.

So here's the details again:

1st - Sneaks and pre-order begins
15th - Full reveal of Happie Planner Kit
20th - Last day for combined shipping on orders
21st - Happie Planner kits + shop items shipped!

I know it might sound confusing, do let us know if you have any questions!

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For those who have want to know more about Happie Planner kit, I would like to show you more about the ideas behind of putting this kit together and also pictures  our June Kit - in personal sized and A5 sized, which has already sold out. 

Happie Scrappie is going to launch a monthly Happie Planner kit which has a selection of planner products that has coordinating theme and variations in each kit. The idea of having a planner kit is to allow all the happie planners to get a bit of a lot of things, and the kits will include selection sample of products, just what is needed.

Each Happie Planner Kit includes: 

  • assortment of sticky notes and tabs
  • stickers
  • masking stickers / washi tape
  • pen
  • clips / blinders

So on each month a kit will be launched for personal and A5 planners, some products will be available in both of the kits, while others are unique to that kit only. And also there will be very limited number of add-ons available coordinating with the kits/theme for that month.



our idea is to make the products easily available for your planning needs. we've done the hard work of finding just the right products, having a fun selection to use and most of all, they're all readily available on a dashboard so you can pop these right into your planner. 

In June kit, we stick all the sticky memos and page flags onto the dashboard for both Personal and A5 sized. When you receive you kit, all you need to do is to put it into you binder and it is always handy for you to jazz up your planner.


This is the A5 sized Happie Planner - June kit which has slightly different products than the personal sized kit.


 We also try to include handmade items to either our main kit or add ons. In June, we included two handmade bow clips to each kit and also added a felt Bunny clip to our add-ons.



For those who has placed an order of the June kits, all kits has been shipped and do tag me on Instagram @happiescrappie & #happieplanner! I would love to see how you use them on your planner. Also, if you have any enquiries or feedback, do drop us an email here: shop.happiescrappie@gmail.com.

Also, would like to show you my very first speaking video on YouTube - I hope I sound alright other than being super nervous.



Have fun & happie planning!

p.s. I am now waiting for my 4th filofax and cannot wait to show you my latest additions!

XoXo,
sam-sig