Monday, 21 July 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - My Crafty Life - Part 1

Hello, my friends!

My goodness, it's been so quiet online this past week!
We must all be outside enjoying the fabulous summer weather! :o)

Today I have a fantastic new kit to share from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.
This kit is different than the past kits I've worked with. 
This kit is found in the "Planner" section of the store. 
It's called "My Crafty Life" and you can find it right HERE.

This is an incredible tool for those of us who need to start writing things down to keep track of our lives.
Also, it's wonderful for those of us who are on design teams, involved in swaps, or like to join challenges.

A few things about this project before we get into the photos.
I will be sharing this kit in three parts.
The planner pages measure 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". 
In a future post, I will share about the binder I am using...and that you can use too.
If you have never used a printable kit before, or if you like to conserve ink, then this is the kit for you. 
The entire kit prints with black ink. you will see in my project...that doesn't mean that it has to be all black and white.
For those of us that like colour, we just need to choose choose any colour of paper!
The kit comes with video instructions on how to print the pages back-to-back.
I opted to print them single sided, giving me much more room for extra notes and such.

Here we go!

The first section of my planner is entitled "My Crafty Life."
I created a tabbed divider and added the name.
I fussy cut this beautiful wreath out of one of the pages.
Then I simply wrote a great Bible verse inside it.
This verse used to be on the top of my store website.
It's found in 1 Thessalonians 4:11, which says:

"...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life:
You should mind your own business and work with your hands."

Isn't that fabulous advice? :o)

On the left is a beautiful big pocket. 
It would be ideal to hold receipts for all your crafty purchases. 
If you really like to shop, you can print out as many pockets as you need! lol
To the page on the right, I added a cardstock pocket to hold some of the great list tags included.

Please take note of all the beautiful graphics and images on each page!

Love the quote on this one..."will work for craft supplies." lol

These pages would be so helpful for our DT work.
To the page on the right, I added one of the "today" list cards using a ribboned paper clip.

So pretty!

Since I printed these pages single-sided, the back of each is blank.
That gives me LOTS of room for extra notes and design ideas.
However, for this right-hand page, I opted to adhere it on three sides to the next page to come.
This creates a pocket for me to house all the gift receipts for the gifts listed on the page. 

Again, so lovely!

On the left-hand side, I added a little corner pocket to hold some of the other fun tags.
The right side is the divider for the next section.
Hmmm...I wonder what it will be? ;o)

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printable Planner Kit - My Crafty Life;
Blue and black cardstock;
EK Success Punch;
Paper clip from Walmart;
WRMK Envelope Punch Board. 

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So there you have it!
The first section in my new planner. 
You probably noticed that I have left it all blank for these photos.
I wanted you to see that it can be TOTALLY customized to whatever your needs are. 
Pages can be added...or omitted...however you like!
Debbie has done a really incredible job of designing this planner!
I hope you'll come back to see Part 2, and all the goodness it holds!

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful "My Crafty Life" Planner Kit for your own use!
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


Natalie said...

The graphics are beautiful! What a lovely notebook for a design team! I'm sure it will keep everyone on schedule nicely!

Vivienne Holden said...

OOOH! You is DA BOMB!! I LOVE Ephemar's Garden and have a ruck of stuff I am yet to use. (I will, soon). This is magnifique my gud bud!! I know exactly where to come for lessons in vintage stuff...HERE! xxx

Kat W said...

I love that something so useful can be so beautiful as well; I bet it will be a joy to use :-)

I am trying to put together my own planner right now; it won't be as pretty as this but will be totally personalised... if I ever get it finished!

Hugs, Kat x

ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

Nancy WOW! What a great idea, and so useful. I never even saw this kit in the store. I might need it, but then again I want all of Debbie's designs. Awesome project!

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

Fan-fricken-tastic! I love the blue and black together so much. Thank you for giving this kit your unique, special touch!

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Ira Huberts said...

This is awesome! Love the design and graphics Nancy, fab!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely splendid! I love the colours and feel of this, and the little pocket and clips add such delight!

Penny said...

How pretty, Nancy! Love the vintage feel to this planner! I imagine you will have a good deal of fun filling this up! :^)
Hugs, Penny

aussie aNNie said...

A gorgeous creation and graphics are awesome...♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

Tracy said...

I'm all about getting organized right now, but I'd have to get organized before I could start this project. LOL Little irony there huh. hee hee This looks like it will be so handy for you to keep track of things with. Awesome design Nancy! HuGs!

alexandra s.m. said...

serene and beautiful Nancy!!

Marilyn said...

This is fabulous Nancy... you create such gorgeousness with your albums and this planner is no exception!