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.

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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.

Chic Planning – February 13-19, 2017:  Hearts and Things 

Hello Everyone!!!

I hope you all are doing well, since this is the week of love, hearts and xoxo’s, I naturally decided to do a simple, quick layout to fit he occasion….Valentine’s Day!  So let’s get started!


Here is the left side of my planner layout. I knew I didn’t want to go all pink and red overload with my layout so I picked a white, blue and gold foil Washi Tape. I also love the Gandhi quote at the bottom of the page. How fitting!


On the right side, I continued with the Washi Tape and added some additional love themed Washi. I also love the cross Washi at the top of the page. I was happy about finding some religious themed Washi at Michael’s. 


I love the overall look of the layout and how it’s not to lovey…but just right. I think my unconventional blue heart theme worked out great and all the stickers tied the theme together nicely. 

I also wanted to quickly share with you all my full February monthly spread….now that we are in the middle of the month.  Sorry!  But here it goes:


So much love is in this layout!  The girl holding the heart is beyond perfect to me for the month of February!  I found her on Pinterest. All the paw prints are school related things. We are the Tigers!  LOL. I also tried something new with my splashes and blots of watercolor. I actually like the watercolor effects a lot and hope to do them again in the future. 

Well, that is it for today. Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Nati J. 

Chic Planning:  February 6-12, 2017:  My Black Is Beautiful 

Hello Everyone!  

Today I wanted to first share with you all last week’s planner spread:


I had a lot going on last week so I wanted to keep the spread as simple as possible. I used the BoHo Collection by Basic Grey Rub-Ons that I’ve had for YEARS, some MAMBI stickers and for the Super Bowl stickers I cut those from a P&G coupon book.  Overall I like the Soft look of the spread.  

So on to this week. With February being Black History Month, I wanted to make sure I did a spread in honor of those who have come before me. I was thankful for the free printable by Victoria Thatcher as it was right on time and perfect for the occasion. So let’s get started!


Above is the free printable from Victoria Thatcher. 


Here is the left side of the spread. I wanted to make sure that I used the majority of the stickers from the printable. 


I love the large size planner space fillers with three women that I have always admired for their smarts, strength and beauty. 

Here is the full spread. The three areas that are filled with watercolor bring out the something extra that I felt this layout needed. I think this layout came out perfectly and it makes me feel happy and inspired. 

Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Nati J. 

Chic Planning:  January 23-29, 2017 So Soft and Lovely

Hello Everyone!

Today I will be sharing my planner layout for the week. This time, I wanted to use some of my new Washi Tape and planner stickers by Recollections as well as use some of the new Jane Davenport items which have quickly become my favorite. So let’s get started!  


Here on the left side of my layout, I used a one of the beautiful faces stamps by Jane. I tried to make an afro for her hair. I used the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to paint her Afro and to color in the stamped image. 


Here on the right side, I just continue with the Washi Tape, stickers and stamps. 


Pictured above is the completed layout along with some of the products I used minus the stamps and the mask. 


I love the softness of this layout. I think the flower mask that I used for the background tied the entire look together nicely with the other stickers and the girl. I also made sure to keep the layout nice and soft by using a Momentous London Fog ink for the stamped images in the previous photo versus black ink.   That is it for today. Until next time, 

Happy Planning!

Nati J. 

Chic Planning:  January 9-15, 2017 – So Pretty!

Hello Everyone!  

I hope all is well in your world. Today I will be sharing with you all my planner layout for this week. If you read my post from earlier today, the Layering Washi Tape Tutorial, this is the layout in which I used that technique as you will soon see.  So let’s get started!


Here is the left side of my planner layout. As you can see, in the center of my layout, I used the Layering Washi Tape Technique. I like the DIY sticker with the image found on Pinterest of the little girl looking at her shadow – and she sees a princess/queen. We all need to see ourselves as such and this was just a little reminder of the queen within me who wants to shine everyday in every way. 


Here on the right side of my layout, I continued with the Washi Tape and ivy stickers that I’ve had FOREVER!  To mark the 109th founding of my electrifying sorority, I had to pay tribute to the oh so pretty ladies, my sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. with both the ivies, the “pretty” sticker and the #J15 portion of the layout. Some of you may not know, but Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first and oldest African-American Sorority. So, there’s no way I could go without adding something to my planner for my sorority.


Overall I love the simplicity and strength in this planner layout. I’m glad that I was able to pair both images found on Pinterest with images from a free printable set by Victoria Thatcher. What makes your planner layout for this week stand out?  Comment in the section below as I would love to hear. 

Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Nati J. 

Chic Planning – January 2-8, 2017: I AM…

Hello Everyone!  

I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the cold weather. I know for me, I will be indoors most of the time and drinking hot cocoa and hopefully getting some craft time in. 

This week my planner theme is:  I am!  “I am” because what comes after is so important!  We believe what we think. So in the spirit of the new year, I wanted to make sure that I made only positive affirmations on my life. So, let’s get started with this week’s layout!


On the left panel, I made sure to have the “I am” statement stand out. 


And here on the right side, I wanted to still have positive thoughts in the layout. 


Here is the full spread. I like how the affirmations stand out. The arrows are moving forward towards the future. Overall, I like the look and feel of the layout and how all the pieces came together.  What are some of the affirmations you plan on making in your life this year?  

Until next time,

Happy Planning,

Nati J.