Saturday, November 8, 2014

New Filofax Saffiano Set up

The last months of the year are the most exciting for us planner enthusiasts when all the new calendars and planers start hitting the stores. I wanted to start using a new planer in January kind of "New Year New You mantra" but I could not wait and bought myself a new Filofax.

This time I picked a Filofax Saffiano in Poppy red. As you can see in the picture it matches my Kate Spade iPad cover perfectly (gasp!)

 I love the A5 size but it was getting a little too heavy to carry around so I downgraded from an A5 to a personal size for portability for the first time.

 As soon as my planner got home I started the homework of creating a new kit of dividers, embellishments, post-its and other goodies.

 Target Dollar Spot is my favorite place to get all of my supplies.

But my major inspiration was the paper collection Modern Romance from Webster Pages and the Heidi Swapp Project Life kit that I used for embellisments.

I made my own dividers with the help of my daughter (Thank you Mija!) because the ones that come with the planner are a little too formal for me.

 Here are some of my dividers and inserts:

 These ones are a printables I made in my computer.

In this one I used a greeting card cut to size with a quote I love.

I used Project life cards as decorations:

This is my dashboard that has an amazing gold title from Heidi Swap.

I plan to use my new planner starting December 1st because of the red color that remind me of the holiday season. I'm gonna call it my early Christmas present.
Thank you for reading and please leave your comments below.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Filofax decorated pages from October

As promised here are the designed pages in my planer for the month of October. Mostly the designs are Halloween themed but you can see how much fun I had playing with the different goodies I had in my stash.

Design for the first week using gold tones to start the transition to fall pages. For this page I used post it notes from Studio 112 (Joann's Stores) Me and my big ideas clear stickers and gold Washi tapes from my stash (mostly purchased on eBay).

Design for the second week is more simple just using the amazing 3x4 project life card from Me and my big ideas. Washi tape from Michael's stores.

For the third design I used another 3x4 card this time from We r Memories Keepers. Stamp set and Washi tape from Studio 112.

And finally last week of October design with another 3x4 by We r Memories and washi tape from Studio 112. The cat is a chipboard sticker from the Masquerade Party collection from Teresa Collins.

Thank you for reading I will be back next month with another set of pages.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Teresa Collins Masquerade Party album

 Last June while I was attending the scrapbook convention I was so happy when I found the whole collection Masquerade Party from Teresa Collins. I love her products, they are so elegant and of great quality. I purchased a set of papers and the coordinating stamp set and used it for my home decor, with the leftover papers I created this file folder mini album that was so easy and fun to make.

I love Halloween and making projects to display on my home during this season it's so much fun. I used this album as decor for my foyer.

The construction on the album is really simple. I used different paper sizes and scored them in the middle and simply used staples to hold all my pages together.

For the cover I used a 3x4 project life card (Mambi), some chipboard elements from the collection and a chipboard frame that I made.

The colors are the basic Halloween colors: orange, black, white and a hint of metallic touches.

Every page is really easy to decorate, just using the amazing designs of the papers.

The only embellisments I used were some cuts from my Silhouette and the chipboard stickers from the collection.

 With the papers I created a flip photo book to add more photos later.

 I used a lot of tabs and different paper sizes to give my album texture. That is something that I always do to create more interest when the album is closed.

With the paper I had leftover from another collection, I attached this mini book as a fun element.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Halloween treat boxes using Project life cards

For my Halloween treat or trick boxes this year I wanted to make something special that can also double as decoration for my home. With this in mind I created these boxes using cardstock and project life 3x4 cards as decoration.

These treat boxes are really easy to make. For materials you will need: heavy cardstock, 3x4 Project life cards, adhesive and any other embellishment you would like to use.

For this project I actually used one sheet of scrapbook paper that had different 3x4 sections. I bought it at Hobby Lobby for 59 cents.

To create the box use heavy cardstock in any coordinating color and cut to size 11" x 7". Then score at 5" & 7" on the 11 inch side, and 1" and 6" on the 7" side. Then glue all of your pieces together.

After that comes the fun part: decorating your boxes.

 And as the main decor use your project life cards.

I added my candy in a little plastic bag for freshness.

And easy as that, you have your treat boxes ready.

I am displaying my boxes on my dining room table. They bring a nice and festive touch to my home.

Happy Halloween and thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Filofax Decorated Pages

A few months back I wanted to start a weekly series showing my designs for my planner pages, but long story short, my life got crazy and I didn't follow through. I decided to start again and this time, I'm planning to do a monthly series of pictures showing how I decorate my planner for each month. 

 Currently I am using my Filofax Original in A5 size and I'm loving it. It was my first splurge for my planner obsession, and decorating my pages every week is one of my favorite things to do.

I designed my own insert pages using Photoshop with the help of my daughter (she is the Technology guy at home) and I use different elements to create themes for them weekly. 

These were some of my favorite designs this year:






Gold tones:

 And my absolute favorite: Heidi Swapp inspired page. This one she personally liked on Instagram which made me really proud.

I post my pictures weekly on Instagram (@CraftroomSecrets). There you can see more designs. I will see you here at the end of the month with all pictures from the month of October. Thank you so much for reading and your comments!