Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lindsay from Planner Creative Team: Planning 2016

new year. new style. new planners.
if you're anything like me, you REALLY like planners.
i have a lot of planners, and i'm not someone who can "switch them up" every week or two. I feel like I need to be using all of them all of the time.
something i really love about marion's planners, is the fact that the inserts come undated.
this allows me to use the planner at my own pace, using it for days that are important for my schedule.

as you can see, the inserts already have some flare to them, with a floral print down the sides, and coloured sections for dates.

her monthly inserts are also undated, with a cute floral scene in the background.

there is plenty of room to write things inside each box, and as you can see, each month there is space for six weeks of monthly planning.

stickers are a really easy, functional, and cute way to enhance your plans.

i like to decorate my pages with washi tape and stickers. the open space in these inserts allows for plenty of creativity and personalization. marion also has an adorable line of stamps (that i forgot at home when i moved back up to university), but they would look really cute in your planner. stamps are great for planning because unlike stickers, they never run out :)

the final product is something personal, fun, but also functional. i find that planning (in this beautiful fashion) is like simplified scrapbooking (but without the photos). it is a great memory-keeper!

show me how you use your heart of gold (or other marionsmithdesigns) planner by tagging me on instagram! my account is @lindsayplans.
I can't wait to see your beautiful pieces of artwork!
happy planning,
XO lindsay

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Coin Envelope for Quotes from Shanna

Hello to all you amazing crafters out there. 

Well I got this 1-2-3 Punch Board and thought I would have some fun. I played around trying to make envelopes until I figured it out (took me 3 tries). I decided then to make a envelope to go into my planner for quotes. 

I had tons of fun just layering and inking the edges on the paper, keeping it simple, and clean. 
I took scraps from the Junque Gypsy line and glued them down on the envelope base.

I added some glitter stickers from my sticker bin to give it the title of "quotes" and then finished on the envelope with brads and jute string. However I think here a magnetic closure or velcro could also work. 

Next step is to write tons of quotes down and stick them in for next year so I can read a quote a day or a quote a week like a "Motivational" idea. 

I so hope your inspired to create your on envelope for goodies! 

Until next time thank you for stopping by and keep coming back for more inspiration! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Little Bookmark by Irene Tan

Hi Marion Smith Designs fans! It's Irene here. Time really flies and we're on the countdown towards year 2016! When I thought of today's blog post, the first think that came to my mind is creating a resolution book. But I'm sure everyone is doing that at this time. Therefore, I think I want to create something a different. I want to create a little something that I will use for the year 2016 and it will remind me of one of my resolution.

With that, I've created a little bookmark which says "typewriter". This little bookmark will reminds me to document down my sweet, sour and bitter experiences in 2016.

This is just a little idea for you all and I'm going to create a few more to remind me throughout 2016. It will be a perfect little reminder for someone who loves to read or love keeping a planner.

Supplies Used:
Sweet Something, Forever/Romance Novel Ch. 2 

Hope you all are inspired and Happy 2016!!!
xx Irene Tan

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Layout with Yuko

Marion Smith Friends! It's Yuko here!

Today I will shear  my 12x12"layout using many  different collections!


It is also a feature of Marion Smith was made by taking advantage of the little vintage feel.

It is important photos taken by daughter and cosmos field!

We've used theeDistress embossing powder(Brusheed corduroy)r in the processing of chip board.

<Marion Smith >
Romance Novel CH.2 True Story.Telegram, my type/
MOTERY Anthlogy/Never Grow Up SleepoverJunque GYPSY Dalce Vita

Thank you looking❤

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Time To Fly Art Journal Page with Shanna

Hello all you lovelies. With Christmas getting closer, I decided to take a step back and just have fun and not think about Christmas.

Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, the smell of pine trees, those cinnamon pinecones, the foggy chilly mornings and hot cocoa... I mean I can really go on. 

But I haven't done an art journal yet with my Marion Smith Design papers so I thought why not play. 

Here is my recent art journal spread. I started with spraying the background. Then I glued down my papers with a gel medium.  I even added some texture with gel medium using a stencil.

I then did a a coat of CLEAR gesso. I took my Iced Coffee gelato and went around the edges of one of my papers.  The outer edges got a green and blue gelato. Just use a baby wipe to blend the gelato around. 

I used this ticket to stamp the date I created the art journal page. 

I added some black splatter across the page as well. I finished it off with some Big Chat stickers. 

I just had fun creating this and it was so simple and my fingers got to get a little messy. So I encourage you to add some of these fabulous papers to your journals. 

Items Used:
Junque Gypsy Collection - Nota Bene
Junque Gypsy Collection - Sans Souci
Junque Gypsy Collection - Faux Pas

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Create Memories Mini Album by Irene Tan

Hello Marion Smith Designs fans! It's Irene here. Today, I want to share with you all an acrylic mixed with chipboard album featuring Marion Smith Designs "Junque Gypsy" collection.

Here are more close-ups.

I've also added a resin flower and some metal embellishment on this mini album.

Here are some pages in it.

Supplies Used:
Junque Gypsy 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Tea Time metal embellishment
White Resin Rose

Hope you all like it! See you all soon!

xx Irene Tan

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Alice Layout with Yuko

Hello!  It's Yuko here!
I love ”MAD TEA PARTY" series !

I was able to take the perfect photo in this series!
It is a picture of Alice's story that was written on the wall.

Do you see jump out the rabbit and the Trump soldiers?

Mushrooms and tea cup is an item that can not take off in Alice’s world.

I wonder if became interesting work which differ slightly from the usual?It is self-satisfaction.

<Marion Smith>
Rabbit Hole
roses R Red

Thank you!