August 30, 2015


Truth be told, I was just out of ideas for this week's planner decorations. So I decided to just go with the flow and go with a 'whatever happens, happens' attitude. I wanted to centre my theme around pops of colours like those used in Amy Tangerine's Rise and Shine collection, so went with a watercolour base and some washi tape which suited. I added in some stamps and watermelon/lemon sticky notes, and bam, another weekly spread done and dusted:

This week's fruity spread

This was the result. Sure, it could have been neater, nicer or what have you, but I'm happy enough so why not, no?

August 23, 2015


This week's layout took a little more time than usual, mostly because I had a hundred little options to choose from. I decided that I wanted to use my new Reading List stamp set from Kelly Purkey though, so went with a bookstore kinda colour theme. I was still very much in love with Heidi Swapp's Wanderlust colour theme, so decided to integrate them together. This was the result:

I utilised stickers and enamel dots from Kaisercraft, embellies from a Project Life kit (I can't seem to recall the name though!), a regular kraft tag and papers from both Crate Paper's 'Notes and Things' and Heidi Swapp's 'Wanderlust'. I love the tinge of gold that's been added to the mix too.

Here's the full layout:

Washi, stickers and stamps have been my perfect trio recently in making my pages look complete. I have yet to create a page with just the one medium but I think I should really put that to a challenge!

Until next week!

August 18, 2015


I've been fairly addicted to these MTN weekly layouts, mostly because it gives me that reason to be crafty at the end of every week, but also because it doesn't demand daily attention and failed projects, which usually tends to happen with me. This week, I managed to get my hands on some discounted Heidi Swapp Wanderlust goodies, and am currently in love with the paper pad I managed to get my hands on. So naturally, I had to dedicate my spread to it.

I decided to create a flip page using half of the Heidi Swapp page protectors which ended up being 3x3". I used some a Sn@p 3x3" project life card as a base for my photo, stuck on some embellies and finished it up with a 'create' sticker from Kaisercraft.

When flipped over, this is the view:

Mr Manekin holding my flip page up to reveal another picture below!

I had a gold polka dot project life card as my base from Kaisercraft, with some embellies to complete the picture in the most simplest of ways. I had some enamel dots on the side and stamped the 'Rise and Grind' on the side from Kellie Stamps. I had cut away at the Heidi Swapp Wanderlust geometric patterned paper, following the lines it had and made myself a nice little border area at the bottom too. Overall, it was a simple layout and I'm glad I'm actually using the items I have. I've been hoarding too many craft supplies and it's about time I used them.

Hope you liked my layout. Until next week!

August 16, 2015


Today, I'm getting back to posting up layouts of my Malden's weekly spread. I've been having on-and-off weeks regarding my decorations, with a week being nice and simple, and the next being highly decorated. I've been focusing more on my MTN's weekly spreads lately so I guess I need that balance in my planner, which, admittedly, I find, is not being used to its full potential anymore. Don't get me wrong though, I highly doubt that my MTN will ever replace my trusty Malden, but because my life currently revolves around 9 - 5:30pm work, a planner isn't exactly ... required. Other than little bits and pieces of my life I occasionally need to remember, my planner is relatively blank (oops). Either way, here is my spread for the upcoming week:

Coffee themed spread!

I didn't exactly know where my spread was heading in the beginning. I know I wanted to use my gold and film roll washi tapes from Washi Tape Australia, and since I had a left over strip of Heidi Swapp's Wanderlust geometric patterned paper, I decided to use those. Then came the stamps: I recently got hold of some coffee Kellie Stamps and have yet to try them, so in they went, and my spread morphed into a coffee themed wonderland, which I didn't particularly mind.

I used a number of different stamps for this layout, which included those by Sweet Stamp Shop, Kellie Stamps, Studio Calico and a brand I don't particularly recall. I used Versamagic and Kasiercraft ink stamps which are chalk based and doesn't bleed through the other side. I drew my circles and lines out with a regular pen (nothin' fancy) and my spread is now ready to go!

August 1, 2015


I can't believe it's already August! Time is flying by so fast these days, especially with work occupying my weekdays and cleaning occupying my weekends! But this weekend, I decided to chill, take some time to breathe and work on my planner decorations. It's been a while since I've decorated my planner to more than just the sides, but knowing this week won't be too busy, I jazzed it up a little more than usual:

Next week's layout!

I've used a number of supplies for this spread from Kaisercraft for the stickers, to different stamp sets, including those from Studio Calico. But of course, the major player in all my layouts are washi tapes. Layering washi tapes is the most effective way to create colourful, crazy spreads. I've yet to learn the art of it to a full extent, but I'm having fun experimenting!