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.

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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.

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 16-22, 2017  Plan with Me – It’s Jane Darling 

Hello Everyone!

I’m so excited to finally share this week’s layout with you all, so let’s get started!


First things first…when I was thinking about this week and what I wanted to do, one thing was for sure, I knew I wanted to use some of my new Jane Davenport items. I can’t stress enough how beautiful the collection really is!  So I grabbed the paper pack along with my pencil pouch where my Mermaid Markers are housed. 


After going through the paper pack I decided to cut this beauty out so I could use her on my layout. 


The first thing I did was color each individual square. I used one color at a time.  So like with the Beach Mermaid Marker, I added a little color to each square and then moved on to the next color and so on and so fourth. Next, I glued down the girl that I cut out from the paper pack and finally I added some Washi Tape to the layout. 

At this point my layout was basically finished. Now it was time for me to add my stamps and stickers so I could plan for my week. 


Here on the left side of my layout, I added my gym time and parts of the girls dance schedules. Also the girls started selling Girl Scout Cookies this week, so I used one of my Girl Scouts DIY stickers on the layout. 


Here on the right side, I continued with gym and dance classs and more Girl Scouts things. 


At this point I am completely finish and ready to add my weekly to-do’s and appointments to my schedule. I also added a flag sticker from Hobby Lobby to commentate the Inauguration of our 45th President here in the United States. 


Here is another look at the completed workout before the pen. When using the Mermaid Markers, my pages did buckle a little bit, but after being put in my planner they are now laying flat. There was also some bleed through – not too much, but there was some. For me, this doesn’t bother me because it will just add a little extra to next week’s layout. 

In stamping this layout I used Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, I also outlined the the calendar portion of the layout. I think the black outlining of the squares as well as the stamped images helped to draw the eye to the center as well as make the planning for the week stand out. Overall, I’m enjoying the vibrancy of this layout. It is very colorful and happy which is what I wanted!  I hope you all enjoyed this Plan with Me Post.  Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Nati J.