Sizzix : Gold Planner Set Up

I truly enjoy setting up planners. The decorating & embellishing a planner gives me a sense of satisfaction + it is so fun to do so! Previously, I have set-up one in my pink fabric personal sized planner, shared on social media and got a lot of kind comments. 

One fine day, I got a direct message from the Sizzix Community Manager if we could coloborate and I replied - yes! I was asked to create a planner project which I'm happy to do so! After exchanging few emails, I finally got the Sizzix dies. I was given the liberty to choose too. How awesome is that?! I really love every single one of them! I was also so glad that my Sizzix Big Shot Machine is so easy to use with these dies. It cuts so well and precise too. 

Image of Planner: Gold / Silver - Personal Sized (Free Ship)
Photo credit: Happie Scrappie

I began to hunt for a new planner & saw this beautiful Love Doki Gold personal sized planner in Happie Scrappie's online shop. I was floored and knew I have to buy it to decorate with the Sizzix metal dies! 


So without further a due, here's what I have created for my planner dashboards & pages... 

I chose the Maggie Holmes collections (Open Book, Confetti & Shine) to create. Working in a collection will not only save you tons of time but it will also create a cohesive look to your project. 
Since the planner is gold, I incorporated some gold elements too. And I also worked mostly pastel colours so it does not overwhelmed the whole look of my planner. 
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I wanted to create my first dashboard with layered flower designs. And the word in Tim Holtz dies "cherish" is just perfect for this! I was pretty happy with the look, the colours worked so well together! 

At the left side of the planner, I embellished the pockets with lots of embellishments like paper clips, tags, decorative clips and stickers. These elements are perfect to be used in decorating your to-do-list, shopping list and so on.

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I absolutely adored the banner dies in Rachael Bright's collection and decided I should create a dashboard with various banners + cute little bows. This looked so fun & lovely. 

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For this page, I added some enhancements i.e.: the banner die cut + the word "together" die cut & stamped so blessed to complete the look. 

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The tag + forever die cuts work so well in the frame. Don't you think so?

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I maintained the same colours of the layered flower as the ones in the first dashboard for a cohesive look. 

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One of the dies in Rachael Bright collection has a tag that looks pretty much like a 'bow' and that's how I got the inspiration to use them as bows! That handwritten word "beautiful" matched so well with the bows!

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For this page, I only enhanced the patterned paper by stamping the bows & die cut them out. I also stamped the phrase 'so much gratitude' lightly with a light grey ink. 

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The tag dies are so easy to use and to decorate. And the small alpha stamps are perfect to create your own title. 

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There are tons of selections of Sizzix dies you can use on your planner or your paper projects. All you need is a little imagination + fun ideas of how you can create with them. 

I hope you enjoyed this planner set-up post and be inspired to decorate one for yourself today!

Supplies used:

Once again, thank you Sizzix for the sponsored dies and the awesome opportunity to work together. 
Thanks for coming by! Happy crafting!

Xoxo Jessy

Citrus Twist Kits : Play Mini Album

Hello creative people! Welcome again to my blog. Today I'd like to share with you a mini album I created for Citrus Twist Kits. This time round, I got an opportunity to play with the October "Hello Darling" Scrapbook add-on kit + CTK Exclusives (puffy stickers & word stickers). I absolutely adore all the pretty & fun elements in this kit. The colours went so well with my photos. 

At times, I really do miss our first house! So many memories in that house. We sold it end of last year & shifted to a new district in Feb 2015. We are still in the moving transition where we are still living with boxes around us. We rented a condo opposite our future house. We are so hoping to get keys to the future house soonest possible. The waiting game is no fun but I know it will be worthwhile in the end. We made it a point to take some photos (before we shifted) of her playing in the park at our old house so we can tell her all the great story of the new house... Someday!

 I wanted to scrap these photos of our lil gal played in the park, to recollect the beautiful memories. 
That pretty much how I got an idea to create a mini album with the photos. So here's my mini album :)

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Be sure to visit the Citrus Twist Kits gallery for more inspiration! Thank you so much for taking your time to visit my blog. I really appreciate that! 

Xoxo Jessy

The Planner Society : September Planner Kit

Hello wonderful friends! Today, I'm sharing with you a Project Life spread that I've created with The Planner Society September kit. I was so thrilled to receive and email by Christy if I would like to be TPC September Guest Artist. Of course, I replied a BIG yes! *wink* And when I finally received the kit, I was floored! The details on the kit is so incredible & the colours are on point. It is truly a beautiful kit!

I'm not really a planner girl yet but I thought it would be fun to use this kit in a different way. I decided to create a project life spread. I'm a little behind with my project life and isn't that a good excuse to pick-up again with this beautiful kit?! The designs & the patterns in the kit work perfectly for my spread!

Here's my week 25 & 26... 

For the title card, I used the die-cuts, puffy stickers and also the Freckled Fawn paper clips packaging  (red + white stripe) too. I always love to look at packaging at see if I can recycle them. This was one of the example. 

I truly love how easy was to use the papers + embellies in this kit. Everything matches perfectly and you don't have to dig out other supplies. Perfect for a busy mama like me! 

After completed this spread, I really do miss creating project life! So thankful that this kit motivated me to do that. I'll be sure to continue from now on! Do remember to check out The Planner Society on Instagram too.

Thanks for coming by & happy weekend!
Xoxo Jessy

Winner Winner!!

 Congrats Meghann! You are the winner for the Maggie Holmes newest collection, Shine! Please email to to claim your winning prize!

Have a great week everyone!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : My Darling

I'm happy to share with you a layout I created using the beautiful flowers die set in the confetti collection. Firstly, I got to warn you on these dies... once you start, you will have a hard time to stop making them! Haha. It's so fun to mix + match these layered flowers + leaves.

Once I was done with them, I wasn't sure what I would do with these pretties. Finally, I thought I would arrange these paper flowers into a flower wreath and I loved the end result. This layout was really fast to put together. I think it will be perfect to frame and hang it in my daughter's future room!

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Maggie Holmes Crate Paper 12"x12" paper pad
Maggie Holmes Confetti Ephemera - Acetate & Vellum
Maggie Holmes Confetti Flowers Die Set
Maggie Holmes Confetti Chipboard Thickers - Hooray
Maggie Holmes Confetti Tiny Phrase Stickers
Maggie Holmes Open Book 12x12 Speciality Vellum Gold Foil Paper - Newspaper

Thanks for letting me share again! Happy crafting!
Xoxo Jessy


Hello creative people!

Today, we are introducing Maggie Holmes' newest collection for Crate Paper called SHINE!

Discover the beauty in life's everyday moments with Shine by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper. This trendy and vibrant collection features a bright mix of feminine florals, inspiring brush script phrases and bold geometric patterns with golden accent throughout. A stunning color palette of blush, lemon yellow, jade and teal bring to life the charm and excitement of the everyday. Delightful icons of little trinkets and treasures including cameras, feathers, pinwheels, butterflies and typewriters add a touch of daily fun.

Here are sneak peeks at some of Maggie's new Shine products...

 Maggie Holmes totally nailed this beautiful collection again. I love how clean, bright & electric this whole collection looks. So thrilled that she decided to add the geometric elements as well - and the touch of gold had me at hello again! Her choice of colours, designs & patterns are always on point. She definitely can never do wrong, seriously!

 I was delighted when I saw Maggie's rotary stamp. It looks so good on ink gold, isn't it?

 These acetates are to die for. Perfect for all sort of projects!

I die when I saw the metal dies in mint green!! How brilliant! 

And for this special day, we are doing a blog hop to celebrate the release of this new collection and hope you will join in on the fun!

Yup, I am giving away a sample prize pack of the new SHINE collection here on my blog!! To enter the giveaway ... be a follower, leave a comment here on this blog post. I will draw a random winner on Monday (September 21, 2015). 

 Each of us, the design team members AmandaStephanie & Kim are sharing different sneak peek images. We are each doing a giveaway as well! Yay! Be sure to hop along so you can see all the pretty pictures and enter each giveaway. You can enter to win on all of our blogs, that will definitely increase your chance to win!

After you visit each of our blogs, be sure to visit Maggie's blog & Crate Paper's blog for even more fun photos and to see each of the products in detail!!

Thanks for hopping by!
Xoxo Jessy

Pinkfresh Studio : September Kit

Hello there & welcome to the September Kit Reveal day! This month's kit is based on the theme: selfie/all about me + a little fall theme as well. Isn't that awesome? 

And as always I love creating with the kit, it really challenges me to think out of the box. For this layout, I wanted to have this "air balloon" feel to my layout. I cut the balloons out from one of the Happy Things patterned paper. It was pretty easy to put all the elements together. 

I absolutely adore the rainbow adore at the bottom of the wood border (that's in the Happy Things collection as well).

This second layout was really fun. I went all out with the stamps (designed by Kellie Stamps). Those stamp wordings perfectly matched the photo of my daughter and I. Completed the look by adding triangle acetate die-cuts.

Pinkfresh Studio has decided to close the kit club due to personal/family reasons. Kinnari was really sad to make this decision but I believe she has to do what's best for herself. But be rest assured, you'll be still seeing PinkFresh Studio around. You may read more about her announcement at this link : Embellishment Kit Club Closure

Be sure to follow Pinkfresh Studio on Social Media for updates & announcements from time to time.

Thank you for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy