Monday, March 23, 2015

Moments Inked: Incorporating Your Favorites

Hello there!  Happy Monday to you!!  Today I have a new Moments Inked post to share with you!  If you are not familiar with Moments Inked, it is an awesome new planner system by Papertrey Ink.  You can see all of the Moments Inked products here.

I have been a Papertrey fan for a long while, and there are so many products that I love... images that just make me happy when I see them.... Color combinations that I can't get enough of....  While PTI offers a great range of Moments Inked products made specifically with your planner in mind, I wanted to incorporate some of my other favorites into the pages of my planner.  I first started by digging through my stash and pulling out some of my favorite stamps and dies.  I put them in a pile on my desk and then decided on a color scheme for my weekly spread.  I have a thing for pink and orange lately, and that worked out so well given the April color scheme in the planner.

Let's get started, shall we?
Here is the full spread... I will go through each element piece by piece as well.

Moments Inked Spread

If you have been a blog follower of mine for a bit now, you will know that I just adore the Doodlie Do stamp set.  Serious love.  Can't put it down.  I could color those flowers for hours!  I thought it would be cute to make some flower page markers, so I stamped, colored and cut out 2 of the largest flower from the Doodlie Do stamp set.  Then I used some glossy accents to adhere a paper clip to the back of one of the flowers, and then glued the second flower to the other side, sandwiching the paperclip the middle. It looks so cute peeking out the top of my planner, and  I am loving the new Moments Inked: Divided stamp set.  Those little dots are so fun!

Moments Inked & Doodlie Do

Another favorite of mine is the Watercolor Wonder stamp set.  I love the imperfectness of the stripes.  It makes stamping them very forgiving, but it gives a fun artsy feel which I really love.  I created a divider to mark my current week in my planner.  I used the new Moments Inked: Tabbed List die, Moments Inked: Listed stamp set, and Watercolor Wonder to stamp the pattern.  I came across this photo somewhere (I am so sorry that I can not remember where, but I will edit with credit if I can find it), and I am so drawn to the watercolor, and the text.  I think seeing this every day will be a great reminder for me.  I discovered that the  Fabulous Frames polaroid diecut is the perfect size to fit on the second smallest die from the Moments Inked: Basic Pages dies.  I adhered the photo the frame and then adhered the frame to the page.

Moments Inked & Fabulous Frames

When I first got stepped into the planner world, the perfectionist in me felt like everything had to be perfectly written and kept in the confines of the calendar boxes.  It is so much more fun if you let go a little bit and have fun with planning!  I love the monarch butterfly in the Butterfly Dreams stamp set.  So much so that I bought the entire stamp set just for that stamp, and I use it often.  I wanted to add that butterfly to my weekly spread, but copic markers bleed through the paper, so I diecut the butterfly from adhesive sheets, then stamped and colored it.  I added a flight trail from the Happy Trails stamp set as well (please forgive the fuzzy image... I had just reinked my stamp pad and it was extra juicy!)

I pulled out the Beautiful Beads Pink and Orange paper pad, and used the Moments Inked: Boxed dies to add some patterned paper to a few of my calendar boxes.  I find that the weight of this paper is just perfect for this.  It is  heavy enough to be opaque, but it doesn't add any bulk to your planner page.

Moments Inked & Butterfly Dreams

Finally, I've been wanting to keep a running list of crafty supplies that I would like to have, so while I had out all of my supplies, I made another tabbed list to use as a wishlist.  I used the wider stripe from Watercolor Wonder this time, and added a check box using the Moments Inked: Listed stamp set.

Moments Inked & Watercolor Wonder

I wanted to incorporate the paint brushes image from Friendship Jar Fillers, too, so I stamped that on the bottom right corner of the list.  This little list just makes me so happy :)

Moments Inked & Friendship Jar Fillers

I have hopes of adding more of my favorites to my planner in the coming weeks.  I hope this post has inspired you to do the same!  If you do, please share photos on Instagram so we can all be inspired by your creativity!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy planning! :)

Stamps: Doodlie Do, Watercolor Wonder, Butterfly Dreams, Happy Trails, Friendship Jar Fillers, Moments Inked: Listed, Moments Ink: Divided
Dies: Fabulous Frames, Moments Inked: Tabbed List. Moments Inked: Boxed, Moments Inked: Basic Pages
Paper: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Beautiful Beads Pink and Orange paper pad, adhesive sheets
Ink: Raspeberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, True Black
Other: Moments Inked Planner, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Paper Clip


June K said...

So much fun stuff. TFS. I've never thought of die cutting adhesive sheet and then coloring (I just stamp). I'll have to try that. I love that Watercolor Wonder checklist.

Anonymous said...

Excellent use of existing stuff. Well done and thanks for the inspiration.

Susan said...

Love your planner ideas Audrey! Your color scheme of orange and pink just looks so happy! Who wouldn't smile when they opened up a page like this??? I love Doodle Doo too - so much fun to incorporate it in your planner! I am just so thrilled to see you on the PTI team - great post today!

StephH said...

Beautiful additions Audrey. Genius use of Watercolor a wonder to make your Wish List! Doodle Do is on my desk right now too! I may have to use this color scheme for some of those images. I've been stuck on blues and teals, but time to bring on spring!

Diane Jaquay said...

Great, inspiring ideas, Audrey, tfs!

Suzanne said...

Love this so much!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful additions, Audrey!

Kim B. said...

I love the amazing way you made your planner fun and unique. Your week on paper doesn't look as scary when it is all decorated up!!!!

Tracy said...

oh so pretty - love the doodlie do - and everything else you've done. Makes your planner a happy place!

Gina said...

Love how happy you made your planner look for April - adding the brighter pinks to it is such fun! (and I've always loved pink & orange together).

LittleSurferGirl said...

Super, super cute, Audrey!

Yuki said...

Your planner is gorgeous! I absolutely love your color scheme. And your flower paper clip and wish list are so pretty!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love how you decided to let it go! I am such a straight line perfectionist that messing up my pages causes anxiety! I need to take your advice and let it go! I love your fun additions Audery!

Kim said...

Very happy wishlist! Did you laminate it or just make more?

Nancy K said...

So much awesome inspiration, Audrey! Thanks for sharing these great design ideas!

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful ideas! Love the paper clip! And butterfly! My fav is the list with watercolor wonder! Gorgeous!!

Dawn Darlene said...

I love that quote: there is always something to be thankful for." :)