Saturday, November 17, 2018

Exciting News!

Hey everyone!

I am back today to tell you some very exciting news for our shop PrettyPaperPieces4U on Etsy. My mom and I have been working on this idea for quite some time now and I am so excited that I am finally able to share it with all of you. 

This creation has been in the works for years and it has finally been possible to release it!
As you all may or may not know my mom, Lisa is pretty creative. She used to design invitations and from there went to scrapbook layouts and now she designs cards, tags and so much more. She has her own blog and Instagram dedicated to her crafty-ness! Whenever I need a card or tag or dashboard for my planner, she is the one that I turn to and beg her for yet another crafty design. 

With all of that being said, she designed the cutest little character and has been drawing it since she was in high school. Now I won't tell you how old she is but its been a while😝

Ever since I opened my Etsy Shop I knew that I wanted this character but we had no way or means of bringing it to life. It was my dream to see this come to life. 

Well ladies and gentleman, we have brought it to life. We have made that dream a reality. We actually did it and I could not be happier. I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you. 

I would like to present, Squiggly!!

This fun new character has been a dream for so long and I am beyond excited to be able to make that dream a reality today!! I hope that you all love Squiggly as much as we do.

Stay tuned for even more Squiggly releases in the next few weeks!

Thank you all for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Use the Stickers!

Hi everyone! 

I wanted to share my weekly spread and talk a little bit about my style of planning.

I have been in the planner community for 3 1/2 years and in that time I have acquired quite the sticker collection. Binders full of stickers ranging from functional to decorative. I know I am not the only one who struggles with this so that is why I am writing this post.

I find it hard to use certain stickers so instead I hoard them. I know I am not alone. I know countless of us other planner gals and dudes do this as well. 

I have been asked what good is that going to do to hoard them?!

Well I am not quite sure lol. Anybody have any guesses?🧐

So this week (after 3 1/2 years of planning) I decided to use the stickers. 

What good is hoarding them doing? 


They are still going to remain in the binder and I won't be able to enjoy them. By using them I will be able to view them throughout the week. I will also have a picture of the spread which will more than likely be posted to Facebook and Instagram. 

So I have decided. I am going to use my stickers. I am going to use all the cute stickers that I have been hoarding because they were too cute to use. 

Too cute to use?!

That is the point! Use the cute stickers. Use the cute washi. Use it all!

So in honor of this light bulb moment in my life😝here is a picture of my spread from this week. 
I used Planning Made Easy's October Sub Box from last year. I used the remaining stickers from the sheet because I had used this kit last year. So all the stickers that I decided last year I was going to hoard, I used this year for this week's spread. So here is my before and after the pen spread. 

Please let me know what stickers you have been hoarding for the past few years because I would love to know! 

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - November 2018!

Hello my crafty friends!

Can you believe it is November 1st? Where did October go?

Well if you have been following for me for at least a month you know what today is. 

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll fill you in.

The 1st of every month is when the Planner Series New Releases are shared from Paper Sweeties. 

This month we are bringing you a GREAT set that can be used in all types of planner spreads. This stamp set is called Everyday Basics. It is just that; stamps that you can use for all of your everyday tasks and events. 

This stamp set includes times!! Times!! How perfect is that for all of us planner girls?!

I have used the time stamps from my daily work schedule to my monthly view for shows and such. I really love having times in stamps. My work schedule is set each day and the times do not change so these are perfect for recording times that don’t change daily. 

I used a few more stamps from this set including "Get it Done, Nap Time, Remember and Work." I was able to add in the times after stamping the word "work" throughout the month. I love adding in all of these different phrases! Nap Time is my personal favorite and I just love how it angled on every Saturday for the month of November. 

I also used other stamp sets from Paper Sweeties. I used Appointments, Celebrate, Fall Sentiments and Get Your Craft On. 

The word "Show" is from the Planner Series "Appointments" set. 

The "Birthday" and cupcake stamps are from the Planner Series "Celebrate" set.

The acorn and leaf are from the Planner Series "Fall Sentiments" set.

The phrase "Blog Post.," "New Release," and "Social Media" are from the Planner Series "Get Your Craft On" set. 

I really love all of the stamp sets in the Planner Series Collection at Paper Sweeties. They are all so functional and they just add such a nice look to my planner. They are also in such a cute font that I love reading all of the tasks and events that I have in my planner. 

Make sure to post your PS projects each month and tag Paper Sweeties for a chance to win a $25 gift card at the end of the month. 

Also make sure to check out the rest of the group to see how they are using their new Everyday Basics this month!

Maria Patrick

The new stamp set Everyday Basics will be released on November 15th so mark it down in your planner! So if you feel like you would like to shop then and now head to the shop where you can find all of the other products listed! Then make sure to join us on the 15th so you can purchase your Everyday Basics and start jotting down your timed to-dos.

Thank you all for stopping by today and make sure to check out these and all of the other Planner Series stamp sets at Paper Sweeties!


Products Used

Everyday Basics
Fall Sentiments
Get Your Craft On