Monday, December 21, 2015

Plan With Me using my November Happie Planner Fauxdori Kit!


Hi guys!

I had so much fun playing with my November happie planner kit and getting my fauxdori insert all set up for the coming week! 

In the video I demo how you can use some spray stains to add some easy flair to your fauxdori pages.  I also made some DIY ephemera pieces and modified the packaging from the kit to create an envelope to tip into my insert.  I always love having little places to tuck away stickers, note pads or bits of ephemera. 

I really hope you enjoy the video and get some inspiration for how to use your beautifully wintery happie planner kit!

With love and Christmas kisses!
Teddi <3




Thursday, December 17, 2015

Organizing my card / gift recipients using Happie Scrappie Stickers

Hello!
Can you believe it's only a week away til Christmas?!  Where has time gone?
I wanted to share a quick idea that I thought would be useful for those who are still scrambling to write your holiday cards and gifts. 
I decided to use the super cute stickers that were in the November kit and use them as tabs for my notebook. I wanted an easy way to organize my list of card / gift recipients.   
First, I made tabs utilizing all of the remaining pages in my notebook. These stickers were perfect length and super cute too! To create the tab, I just folded the sticker in half and stuck each end to each side of the page.
Once I had a good amount of tabs, I wrote in the alphabet.  If you’ve been watching my youtube videos, you know how much I love fine point pens.  I had to include this month’s pen in this photo as I have been really enjoying it! 
I then, went through each tab and wrote down names and gift ideas for each person. These tabs came in so handy when I would think of someone out of the blue (this also applied to pen pals from Instagram and the online community).  
This is how the tabs look like in my Traveler’s Notebook.  I’m loving the cute pastel colours and how it’s keeping me organized.  How do you organize your list of gift / card recipients? 
I wanted to end this by sharing my heartfelt appreciation to every single one of you and to the wonderful members of the Happie Scrappie creative team.  This year has been such a huge learning experience for me. It has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and to tap into my creative side; something I wouldn’t have been able to do without the inspiration and encouragement from you! I wish you a very happy holiday season and an exciting and fulfilling 2016!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart xoxo Mits @mylifemits


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Regalos Navideños con el Kit de Happie Scrappie / Christmas Gifts with Happie Scrappie Planner Kit

Buenos días!!!  Aquí María de nuevo. Es increíble lo rápido que ha pasado este año, ya casi es Navidad! Así que Feliz Navidad a to@s!
Como ya es habitual en mí, el kit de Noviembre ha sido mi favorito, ya no puedo decir que es el mejor porque seguro que el mes que viene voy a estar diciendo lo mismo de nuevo…. ;)
Esta vez, se me ocurrió una idea diferente para enseñaros. Casi seguro que vais a hacer un montón de regalos estas fechas, verdad? Pues me dije, voy a compartir con mis seres queridos un poco de la belleza de los kits de Sam.

Good Morning!!! Here María again. It's amazing how fast this year has gone, it's almost Christmas! So Merry Christmas to all!
As usual for me, the November kit has been my favorite, I can not say that is the best one because for sure, the next month I'll be saying the same thing again .... ;)
This time, I decided to show you a different idea. Almost certainly you are going to do a lot of gifts these days, right? As I said, I will share with my loved ones a little beauties with Sam’s exclusive items.
Con la caja del kit y un dashboard he hecho unas etiquetas para adornar los regalos navideños.

I have prepared some tags to decorate the Christmas presents with the envelope box and the dashboard that came from the planner kit.
El dashboard ya viene separado en cuadrados, así que sólo tuve que cortarlos por separado. Los dibujos de la caja los recorté siguiendo la silueta he pegado un diseño de cada en una etiqueta. Sencillo, verdad?

The dashboard is already divided into few squarish boxes, so I just needed to cut them following the lines into individual square box and stick the cut-out images from the envelope to each of the tag. Simple, right?
A continuación, envolví los regalos y dejé una de las etiquetas colgando. Me encanta el resultado!

Then I wrapped the gifts, inserted each of the tag to the baker's twine and finally tie the presents. I absolutely love the result! 

Es un tutorial muy sencillo pero me parecía perfecto para mostraros las posibilidades de los kits.
Aquí os dejo algunas de las ideas que habéis dejado en el grupo de Facebook, algunas tengo que hacerlas yo también!

It is a very simple tutorial but there is endless possibilities with the kit. 
Here are some of the wonderful ideas that some of you have posted in the Facebook group, I will need to use (copy) your ideas, girls!

Anna Feucht
Lindsey Lamson
Melissa Barcelo
Como siempre, quería daros las gracias por estar ahí y os invito a que os unáis al grupo de Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/happiescrappie/
También, si usáis Instagram, compartáis vuestras creaciones con #happiescrappie y #happiescrappieplannerkit

As always, I wanted to say thanks for being there and I invite you to join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/happiescrappie/?fref=ts
Also, if you use Instagram, do share your creations with #happiescrappie and #happiescrappieplannerkit hashtags.

Un beso a todas!
María

A kiss to all!
Maria



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happie Add-Ons To My Planner


Hello, it is Wan back on the blog, and today, I am going to share with you how I deal with busy months that require more planning space than is available in my planner.

I don’t know about you, but November and December tend to be really busy months for me. I have to start Christmas preparations (buying presents, etc) early because we have family living far away and we all know about those pesky postal delays that occur during the holiday season, don’t we? So, in order to have a buffer against such delays, I like to start sending presents off in the later half of November, which means I start getting busy with Christmas preparations from early November. In addition, I also start looking into places that do Christmas dinners during the latter two weeks of November because we host Christmas for my side of the family in Singapore, and we tend to buy in, rather than cook. All these extra activities need to be written down and tracked somewhere (with my leaky memory these days) and with my daily planner being maximally utilized even without these extra areas to co-ordinate, I had to get a little creative. Now, I have to say upfront that I don’t do all of my Christmas/extra planning in my daily planner (that is housed in a separate fauxdori insert that acts as Christmas preparation central), but I do need some extra space in my daily planner for some areas of Christmas planning. This is where the unpunched A5 inserts from Happie Scrappie come into great use.

First, I want a place to track presents for everyone, so I chose a grid style page and laid down some washi to make three separate columns.
I then used some of the stickers included in the kit for the headings. My three headings are “Names/Ideas” (for the person I am buying for and any ideas I have for their presents), “Budget” (the amount set aside for them) and “Actual” (the actual amount spent).
Once that is done, I used the magnetic clip to attach it in my Happy Planner (which is my daily planner). I chose this way of securing the page (rather than a more permanent way) because when I go Christmas shopping, I like to take this with me in the fauxdori insert which is Christmas preparation central, and thus, just loosely securing it this way makes it easier to move the page between the two planners. (As a side note, while I try and keep things as authentic as possible by showing pictures of pages that I have actually used, I have deliberately chosen to show a picture of an empty page with just the relevant headings in this case because some of my family follow what I do, and I don’t want them to know what I have actually budgeted/spent on their presents, so I apologise for the less than realistic pic. I assure you that it is currently all filled in in the planner.).  
The second page I created/used was actually inspired by the Happie Scrappie insert page itself (this is one of the great things about the Happie Scrappie inserts, they are all designed so well that it is often apparent what you should use them for). I have tasks that I perform regularly that I still sometimes write in my planner (because, as I have said, I have a leaky memory) and one of the insert pages included in this month’s kit is designed to be a tracking insert. That being the case, I moved all my regular tasks to the insert page, which freed up room in my daily planner for the extra Christmas activities that I need reminders for (for example, pick up Cold Storage Christmas brochure, etc).
I also took advantage of the little grid style area at the bottom of the page to highlight the tasks that HAD to be completed that week. With it being such a busy time, I found this to be extremely useful in ensuring that time sensitive tasks were not missed and thus, duly completed.
The page is then attached to the Happy Planner with a piece of washi tape (the same one I used in the layout that week to keep the look coordinated).
That way, I get to keep everything I need in my daily planning all in one place, and there is also the added advantage that the insert has extra space for anything else that I might want to track/plan in the week (it helps that the second side of this insert also features a grid style page which functions very well as note paper).  And just so you get a clear idea of how the page looks in my Happy Planner, here is a pic. 
So there you have it, a way to ensure that your planner can stretch to cover those busy times when you need more planning space. And that is it from me for today. If you do adopt this method of ‘expanding’ your planner, do tag us on IG or post in our Facebook group, because we would love to see it. Have a great day and Happie planning!


~ Wan

Things that I used in this blog post.
Christmas Winter A5 Inserts
Winter Theme Magnetic Bookmark


Friday, December 4, 2015

Plan with me using Happie Scrappie Goodies

Hi everyone, its Lucy again on the blog today. I seriously can’t believe that it is December already. I bet all of you are starting your Christmas shopping, turning on the playlist for Christmas songs, taking out the Christmas tree that has been hiding deep inside the store room (well, this could only be me). Whatever you are up to, it must be busy good.

This week I have been busy prepping for upcoming Christmas party with my best friends and busy with work stuffs at the office. So I have lots on the “to do” list and places to go to. What could be more perfect than to organize all the lists and things to do by using the A5 Happie Scrappie inserts - week on 2 pages. Just look at the inserts, they have the Christmassy touches with all the decoration. I especially love the blue color border, the winter penguin, the snowman and the snowflakes. It is almost as if you do not have to decorate the inserts at all.

As most of you are aware of, I have been using InkwellPress Planner for my office planner. The similarity between InkwellPress Planner and the Happie Scrappie Week on 2 pages inserts is the horizontal layout. I plan to project the similar layout I used on InkwellPress Planner to the Happie Scrappie Week on 2 pages insert. This layout keeps me organised all the time.

Let’s start by adding washi tapes to both sides of the inserts.
Next, I divided each day into two parts, one side for to do list and the other side for schedule. I used the label stickers that came from the kit to label the “to do” and the “today” each day with stamps from StudioL2E. I also stamped the date with StudioL2E stamps. How adorable are these stickers. I love the little icons and the colors.
I then used the checklist stickers and the tiny dots that I have leftover from the past kit for the to do list and listing of the daily schedules respectively.
When I finished filling in most of my to do lists and schedules, I moved on to the empty space before Monday. I used this section for my weekly goals.
Last but not least, I used the mini notepads to note down “list of movies to watch”, “songs to listen to” and “keeping track of my daily habits”. I pasted the sticky notes on the grid style insert.
That will be all for today. I hope you have gained some inspiration on how to use your inserts. Wishing all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Xoxo,

Lucy

Things that I used in this post.
Christmas Winter Label Stickers
Vintage Christmas Page Marker

Christmas Winter A5 WO2P
Christmas Winter Mini Notepads
Christmas Winter Magnetic Bookmark
Vellum Semi Transparent Stickers


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

From Envelope to Planner Goodies

Hi Friends!  It’s Ruthie sharing with you some of the projects I’ve been working on with the HappieScrappie Planner Kit for October.  In today’s post, I decided to focus on different ways of using the cute packaging the kit comes in.  Sam recently changed the packaging and it now comes in an adorable envelope.  I wanted to create something with it as soon as I saw the adorable print! 
The first thing I did was cut the envelope open through the sides.  One of the easiest things to create was a dashboard.  All I did was cut one of the envelope flaps to size! The next step was to laminate and hole-punch.  Although the kit itself comes with an adorable dashboard, it’s always nice to have extra options.
This left me with one side of the envelope and the flap.  With the other flat side of the envelope, I created a pocket.  One can never have too many pockets in a planner either.  I simply trimmed it a bit, folded in half and cut open one of the slits from the top to make the “opening.”  (I hope this is making sense.)  If you would like a more detailed tutorial, let me know in the comments and I’ll take pictures of the process.  I used double stick crafting tape to stick the sides together, hole punched it and filled it up with adorable happiescrappie stickers!!  The envelope is made of really think cardstock so the pocket came out nice and sturdy. 
Another easy project to make with the scraps was a page marker.  I used one of the page markers from my Filofax as a pattern and simply traced it onto the watermelon paper. I did the same process as with the dashboard; laminated and hole punched it.  You can use stamps or sticky notes to further embellish it!
So I still had little bits and pieces of the envelope left and decided nothing would go to waste!!  I cut out two little watermelons and created a paper clip to match the whole set.  I used hot glue to adhere the paper to the paperclip and voila!  I then turned to my trusty Xyron sticker maker to make stickers out of some of the other watermelon cut-outs.  I’ll probably use the stickers throughout my layouts or in pocket letters. 
I had so much fun with this kit—and that was only using the cute envelope Sam created to ship our goodies in!!  I hope to share how I used the adorable stationery bits in the kit during the next blog post.  Feel free to share your comments and ideas on my Instagram page @threadofhearts!!  Until next time —Happie Planning!! 

Ruthie

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Easy DIY Using Happie Scrappie Goodies

Hello, it’s Mits here to show you a quick and easy DIY using some of the items received in my kit last month.  But first, here is what my planner spread looks like this week. 
I dissected a page from the monster theme fauxdori insert.  Since the holidays are soon approaching, I have to-dos up the wazoo (lol it rhymes), so I decided to use this super cute page that allowed me to write down my long list.  As always, I used the stickers from Happie Scrappie for the days.
Here is what my spread looks like.  Unfortunately, it is already almost full (>_<).
Thanks to an organized planner, I can keep everything in check.
If you enjoy watching Plan With Me type of videos, please feel free to watch one that I filmed a couple of weeks ago: 
I wanted to share with you a quick DIY project using the super cute tags that were in last month’s kit.
It all starts with dusting off my laminating machine. I remember when I first got it, I had so many ideas.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been giving it much love lately.  This was a perfect opportunity to start using it for this super easy DIY project. 

The first thing is to make sure all the holes are punched out.   
I am using the laminate film that I got from Daiso. It includes 14 sheets of A4 laminate paper.
After cutting and punching the tags, you can put them in your planner as pretty decoration or even to add a bit of motivation to your daily life. You can also gift them to your friends.  I decided to take out some of the washi tape that I had and put these pretty tags to good use.  I think one of the issues with not using my washi is that I have a hard time co-ordinating the washi together.  I took some washi that worked well together and wrapped them around the tag.  
And when you’re done with them, you can put them in your planners or organizers. I think the washi sample tags are a great gift for penpals and friends as well.   
I currently house these washi tape tags in my super soft and cute watermelon pouch along with some other washi samples I received from my sweet friend. It’s perfect!  
If you end up doing this super easy DIY project, don’t forget to tag me @mylifemits and Sam @happiescrappie.  Why not share the washi love with your friends all over the world :) 
Until next time, I hope you are staying warm :) Much love, xoxo Mits

Things that I used in this blog post.