Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Planner Page with Sticky Notes

Hello Bloglanders

I hope you had a WONDERFUL Easter weekend. I did!!

A teeny, weeny holiday resort on the West Coast of Sunny South Africa called Strandfontein. (STRAND = beach; FONTEIN = fountain). I grew up round there and spend most of my vacations at Strandfontein having FUN, FUN, FUN. Now, being all grown-up, I still go there to enjoy the sunshine, tranquility and rest.

But, let my show you what I did while being there, sitting in the sun and sipping ice cold West Coast Sauvignon Blanc - a planner page.

Normally when we go away I don't take a lot of scrapping goodies with but I have this mini tin with basic supplies that always jumps on board. Maybe I should share my magic tin ........................... let's see how my office work evolves this week and maybe you're in for a magic tin treat .................. ?????

So, I got SO excited when I was gifted a sticky note pad!!

And a peek inside:

I couldn't help it - just had to give it a go and as my planner always travel with, I got planning / crafting.

Here is what I did while at the beach house:

And when I got home, I added a few bits and bobs from my scrap stash. I really wanted to add a bit of the lace that was tied around my sticky note pad but my sewing machine stays at home and therefore I had to sew that on afterwards. I love it then little bits of the past peeks out of my planner.

(You can see - the light in the pictures differ enormously - the difference between the sea and inland light intensity.)

A close-up of my cherished lace:

No Baker's Twine at the beach house - ordinary will do!

And for those of you who think I don't use the pages of my planner for planning .......................... I'll be showing a "before and after" of my next planner page in another post. I do my planning and only THEN do I finish my page with bits and bobs of embellishments. Normally I use sticky notes to double op my writing space as I have an A6 planner - fits into my handbag but writing space is not enough for me.

That's it. My sticky note planner page!! Thanks for looking at my blog and please check back as I have loads more to share right here on Play as U GO. In the meantime, have FUN and remember to try something new - TODAY!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Hi there Bloglanders

I'm off for a few days at the beach house but before I go .........................................

Hop over to last year's Easter post to see al lot of my previous Easter projects with links.

This year I made carrots for the Easter Bunny as I have more than enough Easter decor left from previous years. Love it!!

And this is what I did:

1. Cut squares of all your yellow, orange and green papers to the size of carrots your bunny would like.
2. Roll around a pipe and glue the long open edge.
3. Flatten one of the short edges and glue.
4. Fold the other short edge the other way and flatten.
5. Add your leaves.
6. Now it looks like this.
7. Fill with sweets.
8 & 9. DONE

Easy Peasy. Get going, I see you have a lots of scraps waiting to be turned into carrot treat bags. ENJOY!! I'm off to have some fun!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Easter Treat Box

Happy Sunday Bloglanders

I have a full day of family fun ahead and am just checking in to show what I did ..................... not all of it, of course but a FUN gift project - an Easter Treat Basket that I made for a friend who came to stay over. Just imagine her joy when I showed her to her room and this beauty was waiting on the bedside table.

I started out with a cut file from Silhouette:

It was a free Strawberry box cut file accompanied by a tutorial. I've tried to get the link for you but it just doesn't work. Feel free to give it another go here.

If you want to buy the file, I've pinned it here. I've adapted the size of my cut file to fit a 12x12 piece of card stock. I really wanted a "bigger" treat box.

I do love pin-wheels so I added one!

I filled my "basket" with some old school Easter treats and gifted my friend who came to visit with it. She totally loved it and while she has a HUGE sweet tooth, she was so impressed with her gift that she vowed to keep it "untouched" on her mantle until Easter. I will check up on that one and report back to you!!

That's it. Another fun project that didn't cost me a lot but will give joy to whoever gets it or even sees it. I'm off to spend my fun day with my family and when I return, I'm making a berry basket like this for my Easter decor. Just check back and I'll share with you right here on Play as U GO. Thanks for checking in!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Travel Journal 2016

Hi there Bloglanders

Did you try out my ideas about "scrapping" with your phone? If you missed out, scroll down and give it a GO!!

Today I'm sharing a page from my Travellers Notebook. Down under in Sunny SA it's summer - hot and dry. Therefore, we spend most of our time out of doors camping and having alfresco dinners. And ice cold West Coast Sauvignon Blanc - of course!!

This is what my page looked like before I added the photos and embellishments.

I don't use Copic markers but have a few in my stash - used every single one that I own on this page. Around the edges is a bit of Navy Simply Kelly ink.

And here it is:

Once again I edited, collaged and journalled with my phone, printed 1x 6x4 picture, cut it apart and added a few embellishments. They are all "home made" and part of my PL stash for 2016. My quest is to streamline my process, spend less money and hoard nothing.

The second page has most of my notes and a map.

 And a few close-ups:

I use this embellishment a lot. It's from an Amy Tangerine stamp set. I made it into a print and cut file for my Silhouette as my stamping skills are awful. This way, I add one whenever I do a Silhouette project and have some space left on my page.

That's it. Another project done and dusted. Everything recorded in one place. Should I want to check back for info or pic's - it's all in my Travel Journal.

Thanks for looking at my blog today. Have a GREAT weekend and please come back to play!