Memory Keeping In My Happy Planner

If you haven’t noticed already, I am a huge advocate for documenting memories.  It’s a great way to remember all the events that have happened in your life, even if you swear you’re going to remember it!

There’s also a great feeling when you look back through the pages and remember all the feelings that are associated with each event.  It’s very special.

In this video, I show you how to do some memory keeping in a planner.  Planners already have the dates written into them.  All you have to do is plug in the memories!  So easy!

I’m using the mini Happy Planner found in Michaels stores, along with the Happy Planner sticker books.


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Things my husband says…

I have a series on my personal blog, Living life in the carpool lane, about “things my husband says..”

This time, it involves crafting and I thought it would be more appropriate on THIS blog..

I’ve been working on my daughter’s 2nd birthday party invitations. 

This set is probably THE most simple set of invitations I have ever made. 

I created the design in Photoshop, printed it out on white cardstock, cut them to size, and then matted them onto a piece of colored cardstock.

Matting them onto the colored cardstock is the most time consuming part of the process, and even that is super simple!

Hubby then says to me:

“Can you once just make a card that is just a card?  Not a card on top of another card?”

Now I know, it’s probably one of those “you had to be there” moments, but it just makes me laugh.

He does realize that most of the other cards and invitations I’ve made in the past have been much more involved and much more time consuming. 

I’m literally adhering two pieces of cardstock onto each other and considering it done.  Now he has something to say abou it?!

Husbands can be so silly sometimes.


Project 10-39 of 50 – Housewarming invitations

I have a friend that recently moved into a new home.  She asked me to create some invitations for her housewarming party.

She needed 30 so that was a great boost to my whole 50 Projects challenge.  This project was also the reason I had to take a little break on the blog.. I had initially posted this picture to give you a little peek at what I was working on..


What I did was stamp 120 cupcakes on to a 12×12 piece of yellow cardstock. The stamp is from an old stamp set I purchased when I first started cardmaking. Then I stamped 60 cupcakes on red cardstock and 60 on craft.

I paper-pieced the bottom “cupcake holder” with either red or craft colored cardstock. Yes, I fussy cut 120 cupcakes total. It was hard work, but definitely worth it because I LOVED the way the cupcakes turned out.

After they were all paper-pieced and a dot of red Stickles placed on top, I carefully applied glossy accents onto the “frosting.”


I applied the Glossy Accents before fussy cutting the entire cupcake out of the yellow cardstock for several reasons. One, it kept things neat by not having a bajillion little cupcakes floating around my craft table. Two, it reduced the risk of warping as the Glossy Accents dried.

Once dried, I fussy cut each of the cupcakes out of the yellow cardstock.  No.. I’m not crazy.  🙂

I glued the cupcakes along the left margin of the card. I typed up and printed the text using my printer. I used my Silhouette Cameo to type out “Party Time” in a fun, easy-to-cut text.


Then I used my Cameo and found a cute little candy die cut. I assembled it and added some Crystal Stickles for added fun. I put that on the lower right corner.


To add some continuity, I stamped the corner of the envelope with the same cupcake stamp I used for the card. I think it’s just the perfect touch for this super cute party invitation!


I love the way this invitation came out! It’s 5 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in. It’s a flat card, which means that all the decoration and all the information is found on the front.


30 cards = 30 projects

I’m more than half way done with my challenge!!!