Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Joy Christmas Planner - by Laurie Schmidlin

I don't know about you, but I need all the help I can get when it comes to staying organized...especially around the Holidays!! I kid you not, last year I had over 15 different lists in my purse...which I couldn't always find when I needed them! LOL! I decided that this year I would do things differently! So, when I saw these CUUUUUTE stamps in the new Wings of Joy set, I knew I wanted to make some kind of book/planner especially for all my Holiday "lists"!


I wanted to use some lined 3 x 5 index cards as my filler pages, so I created a cover and back slightly larger than those cards ( 3 1/4" x 5 1/4").

Here's a close up shot of the focal image on my book. I stamped the "Joy" image (from the Wings of Joy set) onto Choice Snow White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then colored the images in with my Copics. For some extra sparkle, I added some Stickles to the bird's hat (Frosted Lace) and some to the Holly berries (Christmas Red). The chipboard snowflakes (included in the Christmas Key Ingredients kit) are painted with white acrylic paint and then covered in glitter. If there ever was time to add tons of bling to your projects, then Christmas is the time!! :-)


I added three "dividers" to the inside of my book (just read pieces of Prism c.s. that I cut to the same size as the index cards (3 x 5) and added oval "tabs" to.


I labeled my dividers family, friends, & home. That way, not only are my lists all contained in one place but they are even organized by section! Woohoo!!

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Stamps: Wings of Joy (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Choice Snow White c.s., Patterned paper (S.E.I.), Prims c.s.
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories: Copic marker, Nestabilities, Fiskars punch, Sewing Machine, Stickles, Chipboard snowflakes, Oval punch, Ribbon

14 comments:

Ann C. said...

This is beautiful, as always, and one of my favorite color combos: red, white & sky blue! I like the idea of using index cards because they are sturdy and lined.

Marci said...

I absolutely love all the samples you have shown with this set. This Planner is no exception!! LOVE it!

connie said...

What a great idea. Love this planner.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

This is beautiful, Laurie! I love this planner! Beautiful colors and embellishments. I am falling in love with Taylored Expressions... on my must have list! xx Jane

Lisa Kind said...

This is so beautiful as well as functional! Love it! I'll have to do something like this because I, too, always have lists that get lost in the messy purse!

Samara Navi said...

Just gorgeous. I love the way the JOY is colored in. The contrast is amazing to look at. The punch on the ends is very attractive.

Yvonne Jackson said...

I bet you have the best looking lists ever !! I adore this little book.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Almost too beautiful to use! Love your colour choices and all the sparkle! Fabulous project!

Beate said...

Gorgeous planner. Laurie rocks! Taylor, your new stamps are beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

angiejean said...

Oh this is right up my alley! I love the idea and it turned out beautiful! I want to do this too!!!

cynthia said...

Hi, Laurie! Just wanted you to know that we've showcased this project at Christmas Planner

Nice job!

Cynthia Ewer, Editor
Organized Christmas

Dina said...

This is STUNNING!!! I love the idea and the sparkley snowflakes are gorgeous and look perfect with the image and layout!

misteejay said...

This is so cute and the colours are fab - just love it.

Toni :o)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is STUNNING Laurie! WOW WOW WOW!!!