Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Creating a Custom Planner Part 3

 Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week and had a good Thanksgiving.  My week has been going well.  As mentioned previously, with the new year just around the corner I've been thinking about a new planner and decided to create my own custom planner.  So this is part 3 where I decorate the cover and the first couple of pages.  Part 1 from the week before is where I showed how I used scrapbook paper to create the pages and make the planner cover.  And part 2 from last week is where I planned out my monthly and weekly pages and add them to my planner pages for the year.  Here is a picture of what the planner looks like and how I decorated the first couple of pages.






And here is the video showing how I decorated these pages, added a bookmark and added Boho beads to the spine.

I really like the way this planner turned out and can't wait to start using it.  What planner are you going to use next year?  Thank you for stopping by and watching.  Until next time, Happy Creating.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Creating a Custom Planner Part 2

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  This week has been going well for me.  I am on vacation this week, yea.  I really needed a break.  As mentioned last week, with the new year just around the corner I've been thinking about a new planner and decided to create my own custom planner.  So this is part 2 where I plan out my monthly and weekly pages; Create them and add them to my planner pages.  Part 1 showed how I used scrapbook paper to create the pages and make the planner cover.  And part 3, next week, will show how I decorate to cover and some of the pages.  Here is what the planner looks like, so far just the interior pages have changed.  

And here is the video showing how I planned out and created my monthly and weekly pages.
I really like how my planner is turning out and I can't wait to start decorating it and using it.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video. I hope you stop by next week for part 3, the final video, showing how I decorate the cover and the some of the pages.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Creating a Custom Planner Part 1

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  This week has been going well for me.  With the new year just around the corner I've been thinking about a new planner.  I figure my options are to buy a planner, like I did the year before last, or a bullet journal, like I did last year.  But I wanted something in between the two.  I saw a video where someone altered a book for their planner and was thinking about doing that.  But in the end I decided to create my own custom planner.  So I used scrapbook paper I had to create the pages and to cover the planner cover.  Here is what the planner looks like so far.  Next I will plan out my pages and create my monthly calendars and weekly spreads.

And here is the video showing how I created my planner.
I really like how the cover turned out and the paper I used for it and the pages; And I can't wait to decorate it and start decorating the inside pages, once I figure out how I am going to lay out my pages.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video. Hope you stop by next week and see how I lay out the pages in my planner.  Until next time, Happy Creating.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Inktober 2020 Flip Through

 Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.  We have been doing well.  This week I have a video showing all of my Inktober drawings, the good, the bad and the ugly LOL.  I got off to a great start and posted some of my drawings previously, but half way through was not happy with my drawings and started to burn out.  I skipped doing any drawings on quite a few days towards the end and then gave up all together.  Here are a couple of drawings I did towards the end that I was ok with, but still had issues with them, which I explain in my video below.



In my video you will also see several other drawings that I did and was not happy with at all.  Part of the problem was with my inexperience with using markers in with my drawings and part of the issue was with my drawings. And then after Inktober ended I decided to just do a couple of drawings using simply a regular pencil and a charcoal pencil.

And here is the video showing the complete flip through all of my Inktober drawings.
I plan to continue to practice drawing animals, but will use different media for my drawings other than markers.  I would be interested in seeing your drawings if you participated in Inktober, so leave me a comment and let me know where I can see your drawings.  Until next time, Happy creating.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Creating in my Pocket Journal

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have a video showing a couple of quick art journal pages I created in my pocket journal using ephemera from my new ephemera journal that I made.  Here are pictures of the art journal pages I created in my pocket journal.



And here is the video showing how I created these pages.

I had fun creating these pages and they came together so quick and easy.  I really like my now ephemera journal because it has a nice selection of ephemera and I don't have to go searching around my craft room to find what I want to use.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Until next time, Happy Creating.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Inktober, Lifebook Taster Journal Pages and Filling up my Ephemera Journal

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week and staying safe.  My week is going well. This week I have some more Inktober drawings I've done, a couple of art journal pages I completed for the LifeBook Taster week and a video showing how I fill up my Ephemera Journal that I created.  Here are some of the Inktober drawings that I completed this week.






I also created a couple of art journal pages from the week of LifeBook Taster sessions.  Here are the art journal pages I created.






And here is the video showing how I filled up my ephemera journal I created.


I've been having fun with Inktober and the LifeBook Taster sessions.  And I love my new ephemera journal.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Until next time, Happy Creating.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Book of Days, Inktober and Decorating My Ephemera Journal Cover

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week and staying safe.  Me and my family are doing well.  I have been busy creatively.  This week I have a couple of art journal pages I completed for Book of Day, a couple of my favorite Inktober drawings I've done so far and a video showing how I fixed my Ephemera journal cover and decorated it.  Here are the two journal pages I finished for Book of Days.



Here are a couple of my favorite Inktober drawings that I've completed.






And here is the video showing how I fixed the cover on my Ephemera Journal and decorated it.


I'm really enjoying Book of Days this year; I'm having fun with Inktober; And I love how my Ephemera Journal turned out.  Next week I will show you how I fill my Ephemera journal up and the kind of Ephemera I included.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Until next time, Happy Creating.