Week 22: Paper Camellia Kit

Hi everyone! Cathy here and I am simply loving the vintage and romantic feel of Paper Camellia’s July kit! I decided to do a trip to Los Angeles back in May.

20140720-175629-64589103.jpgI am a huge sucker for round punches. In all shapes and sizes, this one was used to make layered pieces for journaling.

20140720-175630-64590050.jpgI like to designated one specific card as my weekly card. Its great for slow weeks too!

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20140721-174752-64072845.jpgHow adorbs is the pink and green combo? I am a true fan of this months kit! It reminds me of a nice indie, whimsical cottage. This week was all about travel and my trip to Los Angeles for a Dodgers game I hosted while in Southern Cali. 20140721-174753-64073181.jpgThe square letters are perfect for titling. If you have the patience, you can journal with them. But I decided to stack them as titles in a scrabble-tile like format

20140721-174753-64073515.jpgThe journal cards in the center, I just used the same continuous photos to keep the page pretty simple. I used an old vintage typewriter and started journaling then labeled it on the photos. I would suggest investing in a great typewriter. Mine is by Smith-Corona who still has ribbons out today!20140721-174753-64073939.jpgThere goes the journaling on strips again. It just adds a nice tough to the entire page with corresponding colors.20140721-174754-64074330.jpgWhat do you think about the Freckled Fawn paper clips? Me — I personally love them! Especially to clip photos down to a card!

My final page! Thanks for reading along!

My Kate Spade

I am a part of a Kate Spade group on Facebook, and I am astounded by all the beautiful Kate Spade planners there are in the world. So I am interested in collaborating a blog post about the different types of planners she has created! Sadly, they need to continue making them, no clue as to why its non-existent!! So I am asking that if you do have a Kate Spade planner, to include it in the comments and I would love to include you in on the post!

Here are photos of mine, enjoy!!

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Week 20: Craftwarehouse Feature

Hey everyone! Cathy here and I just wanted to show you a quick and easy layout using a few embellishments that are a little more easy on the eyes! I really only used a few items, all in which can be found at your local Craftwarehouse! Sequins, enamel dots, skinny washi, wood chip alphas and of course, Project Life Sunshine edition!20140608-170721-61641148.jpgI start my pages with photos that are sized 3×4 and 3×3 inches. The very first thing I do is select all the cards of my pages (eight 3×4 and four 4×6). I then create the “week #” card.

20140608-170734-61654356.jpgWith just a few sequins, you can make a not-so-interesting card look way more interesting. All without overbearing the card. A simply spelling out of the week number is a simple way to illustrate it.

20140608-170734-61654791.jpgI did something funky here. I am a fan of altering cards and layering them. I punch a 3 inch circle out of the journal card and layered the photos and title over it.

20140608-170734-61654575.jpgSequens and enamel dots are so inexpensive! I like to do the “sneeze” effect – where it looks like I just sprinkled a bunch of random bits in the corner in a splash affect.

Here are my finished pages:

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Left Side: Design F

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Right Side: Design A

Up close details shots;
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Thank you so much for reading!

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Week 31: Philly and Laughlin

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OMG! Is this for real?? Is this a Project Life layout! Hahaha! YES – I must admit I haven’t done a PL layout in what I feel like was centuries! With my new job, I simply didn’t have the luxury to scrap as much. But with the opening of our new casino in the winter hiatus, I am able to get a bunch of projects done! And THAT is a GREAT thing in the Paper Addict household!IMG_7622.JPGI have … seriously … 4 MONTHS of Studio Calico subs sitting on my desk! FOOOUUURRR??? How? Normally, my OCD would kick in and I would use them separately but I decided to just jumble ALL of it together and said the heck with it!IMG_7623.JPGI kept the pages very simple — well simple in my eyes. I kept them all the same with same sketch. Its pretty much a photo, a strip of washi and some journaling.IMG_7624.JPGI always usually buy the 4×6 pads with each sub, but I have been sooooo slacking lately and not being able to make it in time for the pre-sale subbies purchase. I know, I am so bad!IMG_7625.JPGThis months kit was so colorful, it was perfect for Leila’s birthday in July. I think the kit was called Hello Hello mixed with Penny Arcade.IMG_7626.JPG

IMG_7627.JPGNot only did I celebrate Leila’s birthday, but also another friend’s birthday. I always always use Design A – it just flows so well with my photos and the cards.IMG_7628.JPGThose Studio Calico labels are so perfect for journaling. You can actually make your own with your Silhouette.IMG_7630.JPGAnd Amy Tangerine’s Stitched thickers ?? TO DIE FOR.IMG_7632.JPG

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How about you guys? Are you playing catch up? I got only 13 weeks to go!

My Custom Van Der Spek!

I am currently obsessed with yellow – my entire home is decked in gray slate and mustard yellow. So when I had the chance to customize my own planner, I went with the Van Der Spek! I decided to select the standard size. I’ve always used the Filofax personal size my entire life and I felt this was the best size for me! The exterior is #238 which is the light grey ostrich leather (with some color combinations, this color can appear either greyish or lilacish — keep that in mind when selecting your interior). I alternated the thread colors; exterior was yellow, and interior was grey. The rings are silver 30mm rings which gives me much more paper space!   IMG_7317.JPGI decided not to upgrade anything other than the ring, I just needed a much larger ring for my daily to-do’s. I stayed with the 1 pen loop as well – I find when you give me too many options, it gives me anxiety!IMG_7331.JPGShown here with my Heidi Swapp pen! The strap is the perfect size for that larger 30 mm ring!IMG_7325.JPGStickers shown are reinforcement stickers from my shop, and Heidi’s planner set from Michaels.IMG_7332.JPGI “believe” this may be a little bit wider than the personal Filofax, but not noticeably wider. The measurements are 188 x 144 x 50 mm (in US its, 7.4 x 5.7 x 2.2 inches), whereas the Filofax is 7.4 x 5.3 x 1.75 inches. Both still uses the personal size papers (3.75 x 6.75 inches). Franklin Covey is 7.5 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches. IMG_7333.JPG IMG_7334.JPG

The cost was about $215 after the conversion, and I ordered it October 1. It was shipped out by the 28th of October and in my hands November 14. So you have to be VERY patient! Petra over at VDS is very great with customer service as well!! Join the Facebook group and take a look at all the creative color combos of other VDS owners! I’ll be posting a video soon, showing off my Amy Tangerine Stitched set-up in the planner!

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We are open!!!

After a long hiatus I have finally opened. Please don’t forget to purchase a raffle for Nikki’s fundraiser. I will draw Monday evening for that huge planner kit. Well over $150 of supplies!!

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Hello Paper Addict Planner Kit and Fundraiser

Hey everyone!

As you know, I am in the works of my planner kit for you! Here is a sneak at some of the items. Shipping will be a little bit cheaper than the other kits that came in boxes – simply because I am trying to get the cost as low as possible for you. I purchased a ton of adorable items from Tokyo, including schedule stickers (the flowers are great for a cute colorful sticker to circle your dates!), animal clips, shaped washi, Deco Rush pens (OMG!) and reinforcement stickers! Shipping will be available internationally as well. The photo below is SOME of the things in the kits, I will do a full reveal in a couple of days – schedule permitting. Remeber, this kit below will be for SALE.

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On Sale Soon!

Now to some personal matters. I lost both my grandmothers to ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Today, I am helping out a friend, Nikki Lane, who is fighting Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her lung pleura and rib bones. Get this, she’s my age. A young 32 year old momma of a 5-year old boy and 2-year old girl. I usually don’t like to ask for charitable donations, but Nikki’s situation really touched me so I wanted to see how I could help. I want to get as many of her pink Nikki’s fight bracelets out and to all parts of the world! If you donate $5 today through the link below, the 1st 100 people from the US will get a Nikki’s bracelet and an exclusive Hello. I’m a Paper Addict flair made by my friend Eri in Hawaii. In addition, on October 26 I will draw one of the lucky donators name and you will get a neat swag bag chock full of paper addict supply for all your needs (open to domestic and international donators)!

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Nikki’s fundraiser is on October 26 at 3766 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman AZ 86409. Her friends and family are asking for any medical assistance possible and what fun way to win a prize AND do something good! All that I ask is you donate $5 for your chance to win this bundle below:




The bundle includes not 1, but 3 MT Skinny tape double packs, full packs of reinforcement stickers and mark-it dots in shapes, camera shaped washi tape (discontinued), Rikkiluma page flags, schedule stickers, washi tape pen, Studio Calico paper clips, and seriously … tons more! I am still adding to it! 

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Thank you all for your loyalty and time. Come back October 26 where I will announce a winner AND reveal the November kit with amazing goodies from Tokyo! I would love to have 100 bracelets out before then! You can purchase as many entries/bracelets/pins you want!

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Paper Addict Giveaway and Fundraiser

Hey everyone!

I know I have been pretty MIA recently, but I am actually in the process of adding items into my store as we speak, including a November Planner Kit! I have been getting tons of emails on whether or not I released an October kit – the answer is no. So good news! You didn’t miss out on anything!

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Now to the business. Today I’m asking you for your time and prayers. We all know someone who is battling cancer. I lost both my grandmothers to ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Well, today I am helping out a friend, Nikki Lane, who is fighting Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her lung pleura and rib bones. Get this, she’s my age. A young 32 year old who just got bad news, raising a 5 year old boy and 2 year old girl. I usually don’t like to ask for charitable donations, but Nikki’s situation really touched me so I wanted to see how I could help. I want to get as many of her pink Nikki’s fight bracelets out and to all parts of the world! If you donate $5 today through the link below, the 1st 100 people from the US will get a Nikki’s bracelet and an exclusive Hello. I’m a Paper Addict flair made by my friend Eri in Hawaii. In addition, on October 26 I will draw one of the lucky donators name and you will get a neat swag bag chock full of paper addict supply for all your needs (open to domestic and international donators)!

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Nikki’s fundraiser is on October 26. Her friends and family are asking for any assistance towards her medical bills and what fun way to win a prize AND do something good!
All that I ask is you donate $5 for your chance to win this bundle below:





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Thank you all for your loyalty and time. Come back October 26 where I will announce a winner AND reveal the November kit with amazing goodies from Tokyo!

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