Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Scoop

Quick update: if you're in the San Diego area and would like to join the Decorate Your Day planner club, please email me your contact information:

Color of Planner

I will send to you the details: meeting date(s), time, location, access to shared Pinterest board, tools needed, as well as the simple details about this fun new club!

Please click on the CONTACT ME tab above and send me an email.

You can also like our Paper Made Bakery Facebook page.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Planner craze...

...are you in?! Honestly, I was on the fence about this new planner craze. I mean, having an organized planner isn't new, and I do still use a paper calendar to keep track of my days.

Meh, it's utilitarian and does the job. But, it certainly doesn't inspire me.

Now this inspires me!

Carpe Diem line by Simple Stories

Layle Koncar's Planner

Nancy Damiano's Planner

And so, I've jumped on the planner bandwagon! I've been scouring the web for ideas, tips, tricks, hacks, and simply admiring the awesome creativity out there!

I'm in luv with Simple Stories' new planner line called Carpe Diem. Why, you ask? Because the colors and images completely inspire me. The system allows a planner newbie to easily put a simple, but absolutely useful, planner together in no time. The line also allows for as little or as much individual creativity as YOU want to give.

I'm finishing up the details of my new San Diego-based Decorate Your Day planner club. Imagine a super fun book club-type gathering, but our "book" is obviously a whimsical, split-leather A5 planner just waiting to transform into each member's "year in the life of..." At our first meeting we'll introduce and get to know our members, we'll assemble our basic planner, enjoy some delightful treats and spirited conversation -- then embellish and empower the first three months of our planner! We'll meet again quarterly to share tips, ideas and inspiration, as well as continue to build and embellish.

Members will receive the Carpe Diem planner of their choice (platinum, coral, robin's egg blue, aqua, pink or black). Each is lined with black and white polka dotted fabric, with great vertical and secretarial pockets, pen loop, and all the goodies you'll need to get started: A5 tablet, metal charm, foil printed dashboard, 12 monthly dividers, undated monthly spreads, summary pages, and weekly inserts.

At each meeting we'll enjoy all the coordinating Carpe Diem accessories -- creating our own individual planners that will document our lives. This club isn't a paid subscription, but an opportunity to purchase (at a discount) and use the products, receive tips and inspiration, access new products we've found out in "planner world", and enjoy the camaraderie of a group of like-minded planner pals!

If this sounds interesting to you, I welcome your suggestions - leave a comment to share your thoughts on either joining us in person (San Diego area) or...what about a video-chat platform so that our planner pals come from all over?

You'll see more about the Decorate Your Day planner club - I hope you'll join us!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ho Ho Hope to See You SOON!

Is it possible we had so much fun at last Sunday's workshop that I forgot to take pictures? Yes, yes it is.

So, here are the cards (and a bonus treat bag) we're making this coming Sunday (November 22) in Fallbrook, CA...

All the cards are based on sketches I found online recently and the treat bag is made with new Brenda Walton dies from Sizzix. Click on CLASSES above and find the link to the flyer for a couple more details. There are only TWO spots left, so CONTACT ME if you'd like one or both!

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