I have made a cute font called Lindsay to share with you all!
please click on the image above to download it!
Why is it that late at night, when you are trying to be calm and quiet and get ready for bed do you come up with ideas you need to try right this second?
Well, that is what happened to me, last night at about 10:30 I was writing down my thoughts for the day and doing a preplan for the next day, I was thinking that now that I am in a b6, I needed a proper b6 wallet, for cards, and maybe some pockets for stickers and papers etc.
So I grabbed out some older card stock and got to work!
I created vertical card pockets, and secretarial pockets and put it all together, and a few minutes later I have a new wallet! One easy enough to replicate each month if I want to with new Cocoa Daisy papers that match my planner!
Here is what you need, and the measurements needed for a b6 planner insert. If you are wanting to do a personal insert, you can use the vertical pocket measurements, and change your inner pocket width cut to 3.25″, and make sure your height corresponds with a personal planner. I discuss changing things to personal size later in the video if you want to hear that. I should also add that this insert stands alone, but if you want to wrap it around another insert, I would add about a quarter of an inch to the width of your cover measurements for the bulk from the insert inside to fit comfortably. I would also maybe do 2 strips of washi one on either side of the middle fold and then one over that in the middle to make the spine more secure to go around your insert.
Scrapbook paper, 4-6 different kinds, can be scraps other than the cover page.
B6 cutting guides
Here is the tutorial! I hope you enjoy it!
Saturday Seminar time again! and as a mixed media “artist” I love this topic! It’s all about inks, and stains, and Ink Pads and what are your favorites, so here are mine!
Here is a small “tutorial” video on using the stains, sprays, and ink pads in your planning pages!
It’s Saturday Seminar time! I have to admit I was really super excited for this one because I planned a tutorial video for you to watch, which is at the bottom of this post!
I love to watercolor in my art journals, but sometimes you just want a little more color in your planner, and so here is a quick way to do it! You can use all sorts of markers, the best ones I find though are ones that react with water like the Tim Holtz Distress markers. But you could do this with Tombow dual brush markers, or Jane Davenport Mermaid markers. Keeping in mind the more pigmented and even darker in color the markers are, the more bleed through you will have if you watercolor directly onto your pages.
There is nothing stopping you though from watercoloring on sticker paper and sticking it into your planner, or even watercoloring on watercolor paper and gluing it in either. Both options would work very well if you are not wanting bleedthrough or are worried about your actual pages warping from the water, just make sure that your sheets are completely dry before adding them into your planner, or moving onto the next page if you are working on more than one spread!
Both options would work very well if you are not wanting bleedthrough or are worried about your actual pages warping from the water, just make sure that your sheets are completely dry before adding them into your planner, or moving onto the next page if you are working on more than one spread!
Above is a page I did previously in the month I did 2 small sections of watercolor on a page, the one on the left has less water added to it than the one on the right so the colors didn’t spread as much as the one on the right. Both effects look great!
Here I used a note sheet, and water colored a little on the background with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and used it as a background for my front cover of my May insert. You could also use watercolor as a background on the pages you like to journal on, or some of the blank pages in your book. You don’t have to just be abstract about it either, you could draw, or stamp and watercolor those images as well!
Here is the page that I will do for you in the tutorial below. It is quite easy to watercolor with markers, and get only the area you wish, I will show you how below!!
I hope you enjoyed my version of this weeks Saturday Seminar Topic! Please feel free to go to the Cocoa Daisy Planner Fans Facebook page to share your watercolor ideas, and read what other people do with their watercolors in their planners!
I really think that this applies to all sorts of Mojo. Sometimes you just get into a funk, and it affects your brain!
Last week, I felt like things were starting to go when I came into my studio and just stood there for about 10 minutes just staring. I mean I know I have lots that I can do, I am working on my sister’s wedding album, I am loving the work I am doing in my art journals, I could do some work in my planner, I could film something I am sure, but just standing there I felt like things were getting cramped, and disorganized and it was affecting my Mojo.
It is all my fault, I know. When I create I just create and cleaning as I go just isn’t in the cards. Sometimes I feel like if I have to clean as I create, that the creating will just stop and I will switch to cleaning mode. I don’t seem to have a half way…lol.
Anyways getting back to the Mojo, I wanted to share my top 3 things that I think help with Mojo, and even reach out to you, my readers to find out what helps you when you feel like your Mojo is missing! So please, feel free to leave me comments below on how you deal with lost Mojo.
Change of scenery, this could mean getting outside, or this could mean rearranging your studio, or even both! Sometimes, as long as the weather is cooperating I will bring some supplies outside on my deck to create. And like this weekend, I felt like my studio needed a fresh look, so I moved furniture around, and put my desk by my corner window, so I could enjoy the sunshine while I do paperwork or write, I moved my workbench by the door under my shelves so that I could use my shelves to help sort and organize my art supplies. There is still a ton to do, but I feel like this will help things flow a little better when I am working. My “light table” for photos is also moved out of the corner so that I can access it easier, and I redid the tissue paper on it so that my lights are better filtered.
Inspiration can also help you get your mojo back. Now I am not saying spend hours and hours looking for inspiration but even searching on google might help with finding something that inspires you. I love to spend a little time in the morning while I am drinking my tea and working on my latest knitting project just browsing Pinterest, or even google image search to get my creative juices flowing.
Dump your Brain, yes you read that right, sometimes your brain is distracted with so many things. Just open a notebook and let it all out, make lists, sort your thoughts, doodle, if that’s what you need to just let go of what is keeping your brain otherwise occupied. It could be a thought map, or a list, or even a rant about your day, but whatever it is, let it go. I have a brain dump notebook that I keep by my bed for at night if I can’t sleep because my brain is too busy. And the next day I will read through it and move things if they need to be moved into my planner, or onto a sticky note for future planning. Sometimes it’s something that needs to go in my art journal too.
I hope that helps you when you’re stuck! Now I am off to find my Mojo!
I am going to be doing a bi-weekly process video of some of the pages from my sisters Wedding Album. They will be offset with Card Monday each Monday.
This is the first page I made for the album. I am not scrapbooking the photos in any order, so when this is all done I will do a flip through video of the whole book. I am also not videoing every page, just some here and there.
Here is my process for this page. In case you are wondering I made my own “stamp pad” with spray on a baby wipe for the blue stamping, as I don’t have that color as an ink pad. You can do this with any of your colors. It doesn’t create a solid stamp, I suppose if you dried the baby wipe, and then soaked it in the ink, it would create a more solid stamp image, but I didn’t need this to be solid for the look I was going for.
Here is the video!
I love using the decorative sticker sheets in my planner, on cards, on postcards, or anywhere else. I also love to make clips with the larger ones! They are so much fun to play with!
Luckily we get these cute puffy sticker clip ones in the kits sometimes that you can make clips with. Cocoa Daisy is even nice enough to send us paper clips to go with them! I love this part of the kit! Such a great detail to add in!
The decorative sticker sheets are so great to use to fill space in your planner. Either while you plan, or after the fact and you notice one of your days is light. The count on these sheets will vary each month depending on what sort of artwork is on them. But it’s fun to use all of them!!
Here I have used one to fill in space that I wasn’t using on a light planned day.
Here I used one to help Decorate my Birthday!
Here is one of the puffy stickers to decorate on one of my dashboards. I use the puffy stickers mostly on my dashboards to help with the bulk. Even though these puffy stickers are not very thick sometimes they can add just a little too much bulk to my pages.
I also like to use the puffy stickers on my Faux Pocket dashboard, to add some decoration to it!
The word stickers on the decorative sheets are also functional sometimes and can be used to top lists and things!
Here is the big circle puffy stickers as a clip in my planner, as well in the foreground you can see the banner stickers have also been used to make a clip by placing 2 of the banners back to back with a clip in between, for these and the circular ones I like to add a little E-6000 glue in the middle to keep them together better then the sticky backing can, especially if you are in and out of your planner all day it’s nice to have a little added adhesive!
Use your stickers everywhere and anywhere you want to! Functional and Decorative stickers both! Layer them with washi tape, or die cuts. Add some marker or pen around them to give them a frame. They are there to help you with your planning, and make it fun!
It’s nice to carry stickers on the go, but not all that nice if they fall out of what ever you are carrying them in!!
I decided that I wanted to be able to carry some planning stickers with me so that when I am out and about planning that I could use some of the stickers that I like to use in my planning.
I however didn’t want to just carry loose sheets of stickers that I had to stuff back into my planner each time I wanted to use them, hence the Travel Sticker Book!
I did a short tutorial on how mine is done up and I hope you will enjoy it!
The much awaited and requested Washi Keychain tutorial is up!
I had so much fun making this little thing, and I hope you will too!! Sorry for the few times I go off camera, I am still learning where the screen is with this tripod set up, and filming from straight above, vs filming at a slight angle like I was before!
Supplies you need:
And here is the tutorial! Enjoy!!
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I filmed myself today playing with my new water color paints and some tip -ins for journalling. I even added in my very first post card from postcrossing.com
I did some previous pages, and I have started adding journalling, and I quite like having the photos to talk about!
Here is the video I made for my next set of pages, including adding a post card after, I am filming using a camera, but the only drawback of the camera is it only films 30 minutes at a time, so sorry if it feels cut off at the end of the video, I will have to get better at paying attention to the time so I can restart the camera, or figure out if I can change the settings on how long it records for!
I love getting goodies, I mean really who doesn’t! I love to send goodies too! So why not make a cute little envelope to send it all in!!
You can decorate it how ever you wish as well! Have fun or even use plain envelopes, the choice is yours! I do however recommend that your 2 middle envelopes be heavier cardstock to protect your goodies during transport!
Here is the tutorial! I hope you enjoy!
I love adding washi tape to my planner, but sometimes you dont have the right skinny washi, and so I wanted to show how I make my own!
As you can see here I added the new Cocoa Daisy Donut Washi tape to my planner over top of the dividing lines that are in the planner
Here is the tutorial! I hope you enjoy!