Monday, August 19, 2019

Weekly Spread - Mini - August 19-25, 2019

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MINI MONDAY - This week in my Sugar and Type mini Happy Planner I used the Simply Lovely and Color Story sticker books. It's not one of my favorite spreads, but I don't hate it.  I think it's the box in the lower right hand corner that I don't like.  I think maybe I should have put a full box on the other side instead of the palm tree to give it more balance. 





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Friday, August 16, 2019

Weekly Spread - Classic - August 5-11, 2019

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FARMHOUSE FRIDAY -  This week in my Farmhouse Classic Happy Planner I did a Back to School theme using a kit from Brianna Nicole Designz.  My kids are grown, but my grandbabies went back on the 7th. As I have been the last few weeks, I used my journaling cards in this spread.  I like the clean look that they give my spread.

I also filmed my first Plan With Me video with this spread. As of right now I won't be doing that weekly, but may do it more often in the future. 

Most of the stickers are from the kit, but I will list any other sticker shop stickers below. Any stickers not listed I've made myself for personal use. I'm not compensated in any way from any of the sticker shops listed. 




Lexington Flair - Pay Bills and Treadmill
Plan to Plan - Grill


Plan to Plan - Walk, Hamburger
The Crafty Student - Order Groceries, Pick up Groceries



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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Weekly Spread - Wacky Holidays - August 5-11, 2019

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WACKY WEDNESDAY - Not too many holidays this week in my Wacky Holidays classic Happy Planner.

For more information on this planner, visit my Wacky Holiday Week One post and Video.  Check out all of my posts on this planner.







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Monday, August 12, 2019

Weekly Spread - Mini - August 12-18, 2019

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MINI MONDAY - This week in my Sugar and Type mini Happy Planner I did a baseball theme. We are going to a Red's game this Saturday, so thought that was a good choice. I covered the flowers down the center with washi tape. Since I don't care for those flowers, I will likely do that more often.




Etsy stickers:

Plan to Plan Sticker Co - Silverware and Payday
Coffee Break Planner - Baseballs 
Imagine That By Lori - Colorful Boxes



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Friday, August 9, 2019

Weekly Spread - Classic - July 29 - August 4, 2019

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Farmhouse Friday - For the remainder of the year, my plan is to do Mini MondayWacky Wednesday and Farmhouse Friday.  We'll see if I can do that through the end of the year.

I love doing themed spreads.  If you scroll through my posts, you'll see a variety of different themes.  This week in my Farmhouse Classic Happy Planner I did a Polka Dot theme. I used stickers from various MAMBI sticker books for the main layout. Inside the journaling cards I used a variety of stickers from sticker shops and ones I made for personal use.  Sticker Shop stickers will be listed below.

I love using functional stickers, but don't like the clutter, so the journaling stickers and cards are perfect for me.  I use MAMBI's journaling stickers in some spreads and journaling cards that I made from card stock in other spreads.



Imagine That By Lori - Colorful Boxes, BBQ grill
Plan to Plan - Hamburger, Day off, Lawnmower
Lexington Flair - Treadmill


Imagine That By Lori - Colorful Boxes
Plan to Plan - Fast Food, Pizza Slice, Tissue Box
The Crafty Student - Blog Post, Hair Appt
Lexington Flair - Ice Cream Run,Clean Microwave, Pay Day, Broom 
Brianna Nicole Designz - Clean Fridge, Dr Appt, Duster
Sweet South Sticker Co - Koala doing laundry



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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Frustrated With Your Silhouette Cameo?

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I received my Silhouette Cameo for Christmas in 2018. I was super excited because I was going to be able to make my own stickers for my decorative planning.  I am a Happy Planner and LOVE it!!  My daughter got me started in April of 2018 and now I have quite a few stickers (see some of my other posts).  I have MAMBI sticker books as well as other sticker books, and a lot of stickers from Etsy Shops.  I still buy those, but am now able to make ones that I want specifically.  A lot of Etsy shops will take special orders, but if it's not something they think will sell, they aren't likely to do it, plus they receive a lot of requests.  I started working with my Cameo in January and just kept getting frustrated!  I watched a lot of YouTube videos and was still struggling after a few weeks.  I decided to take a break from it and focus on something else.  I ended up getting sick, then went on vacation, so my couple of weeks break turned into a 3 month break.  I'd forgotten a few things, so started watching videos again, and for some reason, things just started clicking.  I didn't expect the learning curve to be that difficult.  I think because it can do so many things, it's intimidating at first.  Plus, technology and I don't get along well.  It's rare that I can just sit down and do something.  Whether it's my cameo, laptop, printer, sewing machine....it doesn't matter.  They regularly act like I'm asking them to sweep the floor.  LOL  Keep on trying, you will eventually get there.  I tend to struggle with the simpilist of things sometimes.  Definitely don't give up.  Once you get it, you'll have a lot of fun.  Cutting the vinyl didn't seem to be as difficult, but I'm sure there is a learning curve with that as well if you are cutting anything other than just the regular vinyl.  Now that I have making stickers figured out and basic vinyl, I need to come up with something else that I want to try.  I want to make some decals for my car, so that will probably be next.  For vinyl, the weeding seems to be the most difficult.  I think it just takes practice.

Check out Silhouette School as well.  Melissa is awesome!  Follow Silhouette groups on Facebook, too, they can be very helpful and you'll see some awesome projects from fellow members.

Keep in mind that every machine is different and your settings will likely differ from the videos you watch.  Play around with them until you find what works for you.  I think the sticker paper I had made a difference as well.  I'm not sure what I had to begin with, but ended up buying Online Labels (the brand all of the YouTubers reccomended) from Amazon and they are perfect.  I also bought a new blade, so I'm not sure what the cure was, but I was glad it all finally came together.  Be patient and have fun!!

My settings for stickers:

I use a red line for the cutting line around my stickers, so I set it at a speed of 5 if the stickers are detailed, if not, then I set it at 7.  I set the force at 7.  I set the material on Sticker Paper, White

I use a blue line to cut around a group of stickers - I use a speed of 7, force of 20 and set it on card stock plain.  I finally created a "template" for stickers so that I have 4 sheets of stickers to a page.  It makes things a lot easier.  Once I'm finished creating my sticker, I copy/paste into my template and fill that "sticker sheet" with as many of those as I want.  It's a little hard to see, but the red line is the line that you need to stay within (that is set by the Cameo).  The blue lines are what the machine will use to cut through the paper to create your "sticker sheet" (I decided on the size of those....I created one, then copy/pasted the other 3 so they were all the same size).





Here is one I created for my work planner. This is what it looks like before you send it to the Cameo). The thick red lines are the cutting lines. 


My printer is an Epson XP-310.  When you put the sticker paper in the top, make sure the side guard is pushed in completely so that the stickers will print straight.  That was another issue I was having.  One side would like up perfectly when cutting the stickers, but the other side wouldn't.  Through trial and error, I figured it out.  I kept thinking it was something within Silhouette. 

This is not a sponsored post from any of the companies mentioned.



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Weekly Spread - Wacky Holidays - July 29 - August 4, 2019

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Wacky Wednesday - For the remainder of the year, my plan is to do Mini Monday, Wacky Wednesday and Farmhouse Friday.  We'll see if I can do that through the end of the year. 

Another week in my Wacky Holidays classic Happy Planner.  This week was full of holidays.  I decorated this week a little more than some others.  I rarely have washi that will match one of the holidays.

For more information on this planner, visit my Wacky Holiday Week One post and Video.  Check out all of my posts on this planner.  

The stickers for this planner come from a variety of places - MAMBI sticker books, Sticker Shops, various other sticker books, Stick-a-bilities from Hobby Lobby and some I made on my Silhouette Cameo. 






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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Anniversary Handmade Card

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I made this anniversary card for my son and his wife. Their 3rd wedding anniversary is August 5th.

This is a simple card, as most of mine are. I used white card stock from Hobby Lobby for the base. I used Real Red ink and a background stamp from Stampin' Up! for the background. I'm not sure where I purchased the stamp from.  The small hearts are also from a SU punch that has 3 hearts.  I put a dimensional on the back of them for some height.   


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