Chic Planning:  December 19-25, 2016 – Christmas Time Is Here

Hello Everyone!!!!!!  

I hope you all are enjoying this Christmas Season. I still have a couple more gifts to get, but hope to be done by tomorrow. With the Spirit of Christmas here with us, I just couldn’t let this month go without a Christmas layout in my planner, so let’s get started. 

Here is the left side of my layout. I knew going into this layout that I wanted to use a Timree Notepad (from last Christmas at Michael’s) in my layout. I also thought the fashion girl with her Santa hat would be a good touch. 


On the right side, I continue with the red bow garland and washi Tape. 

Here is the completed layout before the pen. I love how the garland at the top just pops out at you. I feel as though the extra stickers and stamped images complete the overall look of the layout!  Thank you so much for joining me on a look into this week’s planner layout. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Until next time,
Happy Planning!

Nati J. 

A Little Christmas DIY – Catchall Dish

Hello Everyone!

I know it’s been a while!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you all are blessed during this Christmas Season. Today I wanted to share with you all a quick, easy, and inexpensive DIY Christmas Gift idea for any special woman in your life. So let’s get started!  


So today’s DIY is a catchall dish. The materials needed to complete this project are the following:

  • Reinforcements
  • Metallic Gold Sharpie Oil Based Paint Marker
  • Any small plate – I got mine from Dollar Tree
  • Masking Tape
  • Alpha Stencil Set
  • Foam Pouncing Brush 


First, get your plate and figure where you want to place your Stencil. Use the masking tape to hold the Stencil in place. 


Next, get your Foam Pouncing Brush and Oil Based Sharpie Paint Pen. Dab the paint pen onto the foam brush. 


Make sure you generously moisten your brush. 


Now you want to completely Stencil your design. In this case, I am adding the paint to my Alpha Stencil, but you can use any design you like. During this step, you may need to add more paint to your brush several times. 


One you are finish painting your entire image, you’ll want to carefully pull the masking tape from your plate. 


Now it’s time to randomly place the reinforcements and color the inside with the Paint Marker. 


It’s best to work in sections. Once you have 5-7 reinforcements colored in go ahead and carefully pull off the reinforcements with a pair of tweezers. 

If any of the paint gets under the reinforcements (or stencils) you can remove the excess paint with finger nail polish and a q-tip. 


Here is the completed plate. But I wanted to take it one step further to make the paint permanent. 


To take it that one step further, place the plate in the oven. Once the plate is in the oven, set the oven to 350 Degrees and bake the plate for about 30 minutes. 


Once it completely cools, it is now ready to use!  I left my plate in the oven until the oven completely cooled. 


The catchall dish can now be used for jewelry or…


even for craft embellishments. 


And here are two more dished I was able to make. I will pair these dished with 2-3 piece of jewelry for each gift recipient. 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. If so, please leave a comment and let me know!  Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Nati J.