Feel the Sea Planner Layout + mini tutorial

Hello and Happy Friday Eveyone!!!!!

Today I will be sharing my planner layout for this week with you all. But before we get started, I want to first share with you all my monthly planner layout for February.

I decided for my monthly spread I would keep it pretty basic and plan around theme of love for Valentine’s Day. Nice, simple, short and sweet…simply put together with stickers and a little Washi Tape.

Now let’s get to this weeks planner layout!

I guess with all the playing I have been doing in my art journal lately, I decided to go with a slight art journal approach for my planner layout for the week.

As I looked at the blank pages in my planner I first decided to go with the smushed/paint splatter effect. So I grabbed my Tim Holt’s Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Salty Ocean, some plastic packaging and my water spray bottle.

I inked up the acetate with the ink and sprayed it with water. I placed it down in my art journal first (so it wouldn’t be so wet when I placed it on my planner pages – this will also give me a background to work with later in my art journal) and then on my planner page and spread the ink out.

And this is how it all came together on my planner pages.

Next, I grabbed my Jane Davenport Matte Medium and Collage Papers. The collage papers are like napkins. I cut the images I wanted to use out. Since the collage sheets are 2-ply, I carefully pulled the backing off, and then placed the images where I felt they would look best on my layout, and then applied the matte medium on top.

The matte medium acts as a glue and dries clear.

I used the extra pieces of the collage sheet in my art journal for a spread to work on at a later date.

This should be something fun and interesting for later. LOL

Anyway, here is my full completed layout, before the pen. I used a regular ball point pen to write over the matte medium. Even though it’s not summer yet, this layout really makes me look forward to the warmer days ahead as well as the beautiful colors at sunset during that time of year.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this planner layout! And until next time,

Happy Planning!!!!

Nati J.


October Layouts!

Hello, Hello, Hello!

Today, I just wanted to share with you all real quick my October layouts in my planner. I posted them on my Instagram, but wanted to make sure that I shared them here as well.

So here we go!

The monthly spread. Dedicated to my family in the island. And in memorial for those who lost their lives during Hurricane Maria.

This layout was a camping theme to celebrate our first Girl Scout Camping Trip!!!

Just decided to throw in a little Black Girl Magic.

I made this shaker pocket to go along with the theme.

I found these pretty girls on Pinterest and decided to print them and add them to my planner.

Somehow I forgot to take this photo before them pen…so here it is after. Here I was getting into the Halloween Spirit.

And lastly, this was my layout for the week of Halloween.

As usual, I had so much fun decorating my planner and making it all pretty. And if you’re interested, below you can find more creative happenings from October.

That’s it for today! Tomorrow I will be sharing my layouts for November so far.

Until next time, Happy Planning and Crafting!

Nati J.

Planner Swap: Coffee Cup Mini Album

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Planner Meet-Up…and EVERYTHING WAS NICE!

So today, I wanted to share with you all pictures from the meet-up and the finish product of the swap I brought.

Planning Ladies. Here we are working on our Make-And-Take….a cute little plush pumpkin. As see below.

And here is my coffee cup album. I followed a tutorial by Wilna Furstenberg on You Tube.

And here is the swap I received.

So many cute planner goodies!!!!

I truly enjoyed the planner girl meet up and look forward to the next one.

Let me know if you have ever made a coffee cup album or if you are planning on making one. It’s such a great way to recycle your coffee cup and create something beautiful.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Nati J.


Chic Planning: Last Week of Summer Love – September 11-18, 2017

Hello, hello, hello!!!!!

It’s the last official week of the summer season!!!! Where has the time gone?!? To celebrate this last official week, my planner layout for this week is dedicated to the last official week of the season so let’s get started!!!

Last week, I received my new Gorjuss stamps in the mail and I just knew I had to use one in my planner layout for this week!!!

I decided to go with this little beauty.

My youngest didn’t like the fact that she didn’t have a nose or mouth so I drew them in and then accidentally smeared the ink before it was dry….but I still added her to my planner page. I used Jane Davenport’s Magic Wands to color this little beauty.

And as a side note, I like to stamp images on a piece of heavy cardstock or in this case, some watercolor paper so I can color or paint the image for later use on scrapbook pages, cards or for my planner.

So after coloring this Gorjuss beauty, I cute her out….so she was ready to go in my planner.

For my planner, I started out with adding the scalloped stickers followed by some palm leaves and a beautiful large flower and some little ones too. All of the stickers are from one of the large sticker packs from Me and My Big Ideas.

Next, I pulled out my scrapbook chalk by Pebbles, Inc. I seriously think this chalk is at least 9-10 years old!!!!

I used the chalk and lightly brushed the colors across my layout. This technique just some additional interest to the layout.

I finished off the layout by adding stamps and my Gorjuss image that I showed earlier.

Here is the left side of my layout….yea, there was a lot of cleaning at the beginning of this week.

And here is the right side of the layout. I also added some glitter to my Gorjuss girl image to make her dress even prettier.

Above is the full layout before I added the pen to it.

That’s it for today!!!! I hope you all enjoy the rest of today and have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Until next time, Happy Planning!

Nati J.


DIY Starbucks Paper Clip Tutorial

Hello, hello, hello!!!!

I hope you all are doing well. Today I will be showing you all how I made this DIY Starbucks Paper Clip for my planner.

The materials needed to this DIY are as follows:

  • Starbucks cup warmer
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Any cardstock or printed scrapbook paper (in this tutorial I used a piece of watercolor stationery that I had in my stash)
  • A paper clip
  • Glue stick
  • Glue Gun
  • Stamps (optional)

First you will want to cut out the Starbucks label and then trace it onto the back of your cardstock or printed scrapbook paper.

Cut the circle that you traces and set it to the side.

Next turn your Starbucks logo over and add glue from your glue gun to it. Be careful not to burn yourself with the glue.

Place your paperclip on top of the hot glue and you can even add a little extra glue on top of the paper clip.

Next grab you piece of cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper and place it on top of the hot glue and paper clip. Press hard.

I placed a heavy object on top of the paper clip for a minute or two just to ensure everything binds together.

And here is the front of your completed paperclip!!! It’s really that easy!

Here is the back of my paper clip. The next part of this tutorial is optional, if you would like to make this a reversible paper clip.

So if you do, grab your favorite stamp set and ink and stamp an image on top of your cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper!

I decided to keep mine simple and just add the word, “hustle” to mine.

That is it y’all!!! I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on how to make a DIY Starbucks Reversible Paper Clip.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Nati J.


Chic Planning: Planner Girl – September 4-10, 2017

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!!!

Today I’ll be sharing with you all my planner layout for this week. I had so much fun creating it. So let’s get started!!!

My source of inspiration for this week came from The Paper Studio The Pink Passport paper pack from Hobby Lobby!!!! These scrapbook paper designs are so beautiful! The actual paper itself is thinner than I would like personally, but again, the designs are beautiful and can easily be added to any of planner layout, scrapbook layout or card.

So yes, this is where I gained the inspiration for my planner layout this week.

Here is the original design in the paper pack next to the one I altered.

I knew I wanted to add some color to my girl, so after cutting her out, I decided to use my Copic Markers to add some skin tones as well as add some additional color to the flower in her hair, lips and for the frames of her glasses. To complete the look, I added some Glossy Accents to her glasses.

While waiting for the glossy Accents to dry, I added some Paper Studio Washi Tape to my planner and then glued my girl down on the left side panel.

After looking it all over, it was time to add some stamps from The Sassy Clubto my layout to complete the look.

Here is the left side of my layout, followed by the

right side of my layout.

Here is the completed look of my layout. I ended up adding some scrapbooking/paper chalk to some of the edges around the boxes as well as to the calendar at the top of the left side of the page. I may go back and color in Darla and the other stamped images on the layout. But for now, that’s it.

Join me tomorrow as I give a tutorial on how I made the reversible paper clip in the top right corner of the layout.

Until next time, Happy Planning!

Nati J.


I’m back!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!

It has truly been a long time! Well, I don’t want to waste any time so let’s just jump right into it!

Today, I will be quickly sharing my September Monthly Spread and tomorrow I will be going into a little more detail about my planner layout for this week. So let’s get started!!!

Here is my layout for the month of September. In general, I like to keep these pages a little more simple so I have enough room to write everything throughout the month as they come up. I basically just used rub-one that have been in my stash the last year or two and some Washi Tape.

Recently, I placed my FIRST EVER Planner Sticker order from Oh So Paper and I loved it!!!!! The woman on the left panel came from that company and after adding her, I felt the look I was going for with this layout was complete! Below, you can see some of the other stickers I purchased from Oh So Paper Co. The thing I like the most about these stickers is that the girls come in various shades, making it to where they will work for anyone.

Also, yhe prices were great and I look forward to ordering more in the future.

Well, that is it for today everyone. Please check back tomorrow to see my layout for this week and how it came together.

Here’s a sneak peak:

Until tomorrow, Happy Planning!

Nati J.