Valentine’s Planner Layout

Using Hobby Lobby sticker sheet and coordinating washi tapes and MAMBI (Me and My Big Ideas) Big planner stickers.

When I saw these stickers at Hobby Lobby I didn’t buy them the first four times, because I really didn’t think I could use them with the BIG Happy Planner.  The size seemed to suggest it would be perfect for the mini planner.  The more I thought about that sheet of stickers the more I knew I wanted to FIT it into my Valentines week planner pages.  I finally broke down and bought them, and I’m so glad I did.  The layout is even better than what I imagined.  So I combined my Hobby Lobby themed stickers with my BIG MAMBI stickers to finish this layout.  As always I used 2 of my favorite matching washi tape a 12mm wide and a 10mm wide for the bottom boarder and the sides. Then I dove in with 4 matching colors of the 5mm wide washi tapes.  Over all I’m extremely please with how well it turned out.  Shows you how you can use those happy planner mini stickers or classic stickers in the Big planner style.

P.S. I made the Account Balance stickers, because I combined my Budget planner with my daily Happy Planner.  I wasn’t pleased this week with the Account Balance stickers so I will revert back to my just 4 slots and one being total spending for that day.  (Apparently I shouldn’t see my balances or I will SPEND them, LOL)

Cheers, Wendy

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Tally Tracker

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Cash Envelopes

I love doing Cash Envelopes!  What I don’t like is going to the grocery store and having to take my phone out and add as I go.  More than often I hit the wrong button or something happens and when I get to the checkout I’m way off.  I saw this in a Facebook group and LOVED the idea.  My tally tracker came in and I went straight to the grocery store to try it out. Worked like a charm. So say beans cost .69 cents, I hit it as a $1.00. Because I would rather be over than under at checkout, and don’t forget some items do charge tax.  Even after coupons I still come close to the amount on my Tally Tracker. This has truely been a great $5.00 investment.

People don’t even see it so they don’t see me on my phone adding every penny like i’m poor and NOT on a budget.  Overall rating 5 stars out of 5!  You can download a tally app on your phone that does the same thing however if your battery is running low.  Tally tracker doesn’t use a battery or charger. Completely manual.  I bought the one with the finger grip and it’s very comfortable to wear.  Yes, I can still pick up items and look at them, doesn’t hinder me in any way.

Cheers, Wendy

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Making the Stuck on You Board

Supply List

  • Cricut Machine
  • Cricut weeding tools & scraper
  • brown vinyl
  • mod podge matte
  • foam sponge or paint brush
  • downloaded and installed the font “i love glitter” from http://www.Dafont.com
  • Painters tape or Transfer Tape (NOT THE CRICUT STRONG GRIP)
  • Wooden Board with Cactus on it from Michaels Crafts (don’t forget to use your coupon when you buy it)

First

You want to put a light coat of mod podge matte finish on your board. Let dry for 30 minutes maybe more depending on where you live. (You will see in the 5th step why I say add a coat of Mod Podge FIRST. I didn’t and it pealed some of the paint off the picture between the S and the T in the word stuck.)

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Second

Create your design in Cricut Design space. I used the font from cricut “Country Life” and a free font from http://www.dafont.com called “i love glitter”.

Third

If you really want to see how it’s going to look snap a phone and upload it into cricut as a IMAGE then select image type as COMPLEX. Then just click continue now click on the PRINT setting one and NOT the cut one.  Then click SAVE and insert image.  Then just play around with different fonts to see what you like best and pick one.

Which ONE looks best for the title_

Fourth

Time to cut! Set your machine to vinyl setting. Measure and make sure you have everything positioned correctly and grouped. If you do NOT group it will will not cut out correctly. Then apply your transfer tape or painters tape. Apply that to your board. Measure and CENTER!

IMG_1329 This is a different project but it shows you my set up.

Fifth

After all your vinyl is down, add your Mod Podge- remember a light coat will do it.

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Sixth

Your Done! Just let it dry and show your beautiful work below in the comments!

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Imagination….

Michaels had more wooden and glass objects, so you don’t have to do the Cactus board. Just browse the isle and take time to look at items. Here are some other items I saw that you could work with…

 

PS.. My favorite might be the bunny butt…. LOL
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Stuck on you…

Finally Finished Lily and Mikeys wall hanging. She loves it so thumbs up!!!
I bought the cactus wall hanging at Michaels Crafts. Then I used my Cricut machine to cut STUCK ON YOU and Mikey & Lily out in brown vinyl. Used blue painters tape to stick it down, which the first one STUCK ON YOU pulled up some paint from the wood between the S and T. So I did a quick coat of matte finish Mod Podge. It dried fully in less than 30 minutes and I cut out the mikey and lily and added it to the bottom super easy. Then I did another coat of Mod Podge over mikey and lily only and let that dry. 🙂
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Do you want to make this? More details Here with pictures, and a step by step.

 

The Journey Begins….

Thanks for joining me! I’m excited to get started with crafting on camera.  I’m setting up my video recording craft studio today.  I can’t say enough how excited I am to be diving head first into a mixture of things (crafts, planners, cooking, sewing, embroidery).

I’ve always enjoyed learning a new trade and trying it out, learning everything I can first before actually starting. (and buying everything I needed before starting too)  Talk about wasting money! <–Will go over this in my Budget Planner videos and chats.

That explains why I venture into everything and try everything.  Instead of saying Jack of all Trades, I’ve say Wendy of all trades.  My husband doesn’t think it’s that funny and he’s not to happy with me learning and doing the manly things around the house.  From fixing toilets to car repair, do I like doing these things? NO, but they needed to be learned and done to finish the project.  This blog though will be going over a wide mixture of things, so just search and JOIN in the fun with me.  I promise you: You’ll have fun, you’ll laugh (because I will be posting my fails), and you’ll meet new like minded friends to hang out with…

“My biggest fear is when I die my husband will sell all my craft supplies for what I told him they cost. — unknown”

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