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DIY Small Pocket Envelope out of scrap

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I have several of these B7 Card Case inserts for when I bought a lot of the plastic card cases to organize the stickers I sell. I got that tip from my friend Chie of Craft with Undomestic Diva. She sells planner stickers and other pretty planner yummies.

Since I love upcycling and recycling stuff, I couldn't throw away the inserts, so I decided to give these inserts one more shot at life!

I turned them into small pocket envelopes. I'll use these to house the sticker flakes and other small things that I'll give to my friends.

To make the envelope, I folded an insert in half then used washi to seal the sides.

I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain to add color on the right-hand side of the envelope. It's so easy to add a splash of color using Distress Stains.

After the stain dried - you can speed his up using a heat tool, I used Versa Mark and stamped the sentiment "Made with Love" using a set from Rosie's Studio stamp sets


I embossed it with Ranger's …

The Creative Journals and Planners PH Mini-meet and my First Pop-up Booth

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Last March 24 was the first Creative Journals and Planners PH (CPJPH) meet up. It was held in Bo's Coffee, Eastwood City.

As a small shop starting out, I wanted to try doing a pop-up booth in a small event so I sponsored lootbag content and snagged me a selling spot for the event.

I wasn't able to take a photo of my setup but I did learn a lot from this experience on how I can make my setup better.

What I did though was make sure I had varying height  displays to make it more appealing, I also had a tall-ish chalkboard sign.


It was a big help that I was in the table where the watercolor workshop was done! I was able to absorb what was being discussed and got to try doing some leaves using that magical triangle brush! You can see my chalkboard display too! Lol!

Being in the central table is super fun! Aside from getting to participate in the workshop, I chatted up a lot of people! It's a big win for me because I can't move around so much with my big, pregnant belly, an…

Breaking in my new Mini Happy Planner

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Wow. It's already Wednesday and I only had the time and energy to do this spread today. I wanted to do it last Monday the minute this gorgeous mini HP arrived but I was down with the flu and could barely function so I stayed in bed. Then I was so  busy trying to work through my shop backlog yesterday + appeasing a very clingy toddler yesterday that I didn't realize it was already 4am and I had to go to sleep already.

So I woke up a little earlier than usual today and worked on this spread. It's the first time I decorated a planner before I even write on it, and I immensely enjoyed the process! I'm not sure if I'll be able to sustain the decorating before writing but it's a good break from always being functional in my planner. It helps that I don't need that much writing space here because it's just my business planner and bulk of what needs to be written down will be in a separate sheet or in my bullet journal!

Here's a list of what I used to make…

Breaking my No Spend Streak

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So this came in the mail today! I bought these from the Plannablers Destash Sale last Thursday on Facebook. I asked the shop owners like an hour after saying "Mine" if I could pay now so they can ship asap! Lol! They said yes and I'm majorly ecstatic!

I've been wanting a new planner for weeks now. I want a separate planner for my business over at Craft and Knicnax so that it's easier for me to see and track things I have to do for the shop. Things tondo for the shop has been taking over my BuJo and as much as I love writing down stuff in my bullet journal, I'd rather have my business tasks and ideas separate and easily accessible. :)

I also bought this scoreboard from Facebook (the planner community in Facebook is awesome!). I've been wanting to have one for some time but I can't justify getting one because I rarely make cards anyway. But since part of my business is making invitations, I know this will come in handy. I also need it for folding the e…

Free Printable: Customizable A5 Vertical Week on 2 Pages for Happy Planner or Ring Binder

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I'm the type of person where pre-made planners do not work. I need my space to be fluid enough to cater to my needs, and that varies by so much. I think the reason is because I use my planners for everything, and the content varies per day; so naturally, my to do list, notes and journal entries won't fit the regular pages of a planner.

I started my online business this March and I find myself needing a dedicated planner for my business. It doesn't take too much space in my bullet journal, mostly just to do items and ideas to note of, but I think I'd rather that these things be in a separate planner where I can detail and schedule them properly. Since I'm new to this business thing, I need more structure in my planning. I don't want to devote the extra time of making my weekly layouts by hand so I figured I'd need a regular planner. 
I know it's easier (and probably cheaper) to just buy a planner from the bookstore since most of them are on sale now, but…

Ink Smooshing Tutorial

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There's this technique that I really like using. It's called "Ink Smooshing" and it makes this watercolor, spatter effect. It's very easy to do and it needs ZERO creativity! Probably why this technique appealed to me so much.

The name came from the action that you do in order to achieve the watercolor effect, which is "smooshing" ink on paper. Personally I really like the word "smoosh" and "smooshing". It makes it sound like it's a really fun thing to do; and it is.

Something to note though is that the pattern will be pretty random and cannot be replicated since how the ink is smooshed on the paper unpredictable. You can exercise some sort of control on which colors to use, how much ink gets on the paper, and where the colors go.

I also noticed that most of the time when I'm doing this, my initial reaction is it looks ugly, but as I put in more colors and splatters, I see it get prettier. There are instances when I really di…

Super Easy Biscuits

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This biscuit is my go to recipe for when I want to eat bread or cupcakes but I'm too lazy to bake or I don't have all the ingredients I need. All it takes to make these are: Flour, baking powder, butter, and milk. Everything is a kitchen staple! I use evaporated milk to make it more rich and creamy!
Of course the crumb is not the same as bread made with yeast or a moist cake but it would definitely do if you need a quick fix.

You know how when a craving hits you hard (read: PMS) and you just want one now and you don't have time to proof bread, don't have the energy to whip up a cake, and definitely don't want to go out and buy anything? Oh boy did these biscuits save me!

The biscuits are best eaten on the same day, but then again, these taste so good they wont last the entire day! I've been making this since I was in 2nd year college and whenever I made a batch, I had to set aside a few pieces to make sure I had baon for the next day! haha!




I used to eat these…