Fake it till you make it…

You guys!  I scrapbooked!  There has been precious little of that this summer and it feels like AGES since I last sat down to document a feeling or memory!

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For this layout, I started with Jillibean Soup line called Hardy Hodgepodge!  It has a paper in the pack that is covered with succulents and I wanted to use it.  I may or may not have then gone and snapped the photos I needed for that paper.  And then, wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t even end up using that particular paper!  I did use the succulent die cuts from the die cut package and decided that was enough.

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And I know I recently promised an end to all things foil, but you guys, I can’t.  Not yet anyway.  Maybe soon.  So this time I used the Prima rub-ons that leave you with a sticky surface for adhering your foil.  I used the Gunmetal color of Minc foil to match the other colors on the layout.

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I typed my journaling on a vintage typewriter that has to be manually advanced between each word, and cut it into strips which I then sewed in place.  The journaling says, “One time, a greenhouse plant expert attributed my lack of success with growing things, to being an unnurturing kind of person.  That stung a little.  Nevertheless I continue to try.  And where history supports that theory, I buy fake succulents.  I’m just glad they’re so convincing.”

And please don’t tell me succulents are the easiest thing to grow.  Brooke.  These plants were in the best shape of all my plants when I returned home this fall after being gone 3 months.  Like a puppy, they didn’t even mind that I’d been gone now that I was home again.  That has to count for something!

That cute little “thumbs up” stamp on the label upper left, is from the Carpe Diem roller stamp.  Cuteness overload!

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There are also feathers and daschunds in this paper line.  Now I just have to decide between buying a puppy or a bird.

Have a fabulous day!

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This post was written by Norine on November 30, 2016

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Plan It Like It’s Hot

Morning all!

There’s a married lady here with you today…psssst…it’s me, Brooke! Yes, I got married on Friday! Yes, it was magical & wonderful & lovely & exciting and we are floating on cloud 9 right now. We are currently  on our way back to Winkler from Thunder Bay (where we had the wedding) so that we can fly to Mexico tomorrow for our honeymoon. Yay! I’ll have a blog post up while I’m in Mexico detailing my handmade bridal bouquet so stay tuned for that crafty goodness!

Today I’m sharing a peek into my Carpe Diem planner for the week leading up to the wedding. I knew the wedding week would be hectic so I wanted to make sure I had my planner ready to go to try and keep my sanity a little bit. It worked! (Well, as much as I could keep my sanity while having a wedding).

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I used the Carpe Diem Posh line for my November 21-27 weekly spread. I wanted it to be bright, pretty, and simple to fill in.

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I added in my “to-do’s” and schedule as I decorated which isn’t how I usually do it. I usually decorate a bit then add in my personal stuff and then decorate a bit more.

I appreciate how bright and functional the Posh line is and that it coordinates with the ResetGirl inserts. It makes it easy to mix and match to get more bang for your buck.

Carpe diem reset girl planner posh spread wedding planning washi tape stickers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

I love to add little 2×3 pictures throughout my planner to add a personal touch and remind me what I’m really planning for. The little picture of Ryan and I was taken a few weeks before the wedding when we went to check out our venue. That’s when it started to really hit us that we were getting MARRIED. And now we are! (Can you tell I’m still super excited??)

Carpe diem reset girl planner posh spread wedding planning washi tape stickers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

The first thing I did to this “planner spread” was add Prima watercolours. Watercolours in your planner? Yup. The paper is so sturdy that it can take the watercolour quite well. It ripples a bit as you can see in the picture, but that doesn’t bother me since the other side of the page will be getting decorated as well anyway. I used my Prima waterbrush (best tool ever!) to quickly swipe paint around the pages, left it to dry while I went to get a snack, and came back to a pretty “canvas”. I also added some of the Posh bits & pieces over the watercolour for a bit more oomph. The bits & pieces are my fave and they’re so great for scrapbooking projects.

I forgot to snap a pic but you can see in the background of the picture that I’ve been using my Posh bookmark tablet to do some wedding listing. The notepads are SO handy and they slip so nicely into the vertical pocket at the back of the planner!

Carpe diem reset girl planner posh spread wedding planning washi tape stickers brooke gorrell for love is in the details

I’m glad I had my planner to help me this past week.

Wedding planning is hard, guys. Even if it’s a small wedding without a formal reception. I can’t even imagine planning a big shindig with 300 people.

I’m glad it’s over and now I’m excited to share wedding crafts and pictures with you!

Stay tuned, friends!

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This post was written by Brooke on November 27, 2016

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