February 7, 2017

Shop Review: JLynn Paper Co.

Have you ever been scrolling through your Instagram minding your own business when the next thing you know, you've spent money?

Don't even try it.

I know it's happened.

This happened to me just last week.  There I was hearting pic after pic when I stumbled across a picture of this super cute kit.

Look at it!  Puppy dog valentines.  How cute!  And it was $2 Tuesday so any resistance I would have tried to put up would have been totally futile.  Take my money.

I had never purchased from JLynnPaperCo before but I am so impressed with this shop.  I purchased on Tuesday and received my order the following Monday.

The kits come in matte or glossy.  I think next time I will splurge for a glossy just to compare them.  

Here's my Puppy Love kit.

I also ordered her Walking Dead character stickers.  This has every lovable character on it, even a couple that we sadly won't see any more.  I'll be saving those Glenn and Abraham stickers for something special.  I plan on using these to mark the air dates of the show.

JLynnPaperCo also sends out a free sampler with your order.  This one is a Cinderella theme.  It's adorable.

Cute, huh?

You can find JLynnPaperCo on Etsy here.

And her Instagram is @JLynnPaperCo.  New purchases receive a discount code on future orders too!

And if you haven't already signed up for money back discounts through Ebates, do that before placing any order on Etsy.  You can receive money back on your purchases.  Here is my link if you decide to join.

Uh oh...it's $2 Tuesday again!  Catch ya later!

January 25, 2017

So now they are all called Kate Middleton.

When I started planning, I made it up in my mind that each planner would have a different name.

Do you know how many planners I've been through in the past two years?  I can't keep up with all of those names!

I realized that I just called whatever planner I was using at the time the same name as the previous one - Kate Middleton.

So now all my planners are named Kate Middleton.

It's so much fun (for me only probably) to have conversations like these:

"Hello!  Would you like to go see a movie with me on Saturday?"

"Oh, that's sounds fun but let me check with Kate Middleton."

Or on the days (most days) when I am running late and can't find my planner I yell out, "Has anyone seen Kate Middleton?"

So now that it makes perfect sense why my planner has the same name as the future Queen Consort of England...meet the latest Kate Middleton.

This version of Kate is an A5 Webster's Pages Color Crush planner that can only be found at Joann's.  I had been stalking my local Joanns for months trying to find this pretty lady.  On the day I got my Christmas bonus, I called the store and asked if they had ever gotten any in.  The response was yes, they were in stock.  I couldn't believe it.  I drove there immediately and grabbed one up.  It was a present to myself but I wrapped it up and put it under the tree.  Thanks Santa!

Haven't finished decorating the inside pockets yet.  So far the chair clip is from Two Lil Bees and the notepad that you can just barely see is from The Planner Society.  The dashboard is one I picked up a long time ago from a shop on Etsy called SouthernMessDesign.

Inside I am using printed inserts from KraftyKoalaPaper on Etsy.  I love the layout of the horizontal so much better than any vertical I've ever tried.  I just can't do vertical.  I like these inserts but the paper isn't as top notch as my order from SewMuchCrafting.  It's good paper but not quite as thick as the others but it's still pretty danged good.

I decorated this layout with stickers, washi and embellishments from The Planner Society kits.  I also have a mix of different shops here and there.

So that's what I'm rocking lately.  Remember, you can always see my latest layouts and whatnot on my Instagram and this blog has it's very own Facebook page you can like and follow.

Getting back in the swing of things

It is my sincerest hope to get back to posting here on this blog.  I have been lax because I've taken the easy route and just posted on my Instagram lately.  My love of writing seems to come and go and while it's here, let's take advantage of it!