Freckled Fawn | July Month View

Hey there, Kim here to show you how the embellishment kit works flawlessly as a planner kit!  As you can see from the shop already, that the planner kit is sold out! #yeah  But this embellishment kit is absolutely spot on for use as a planner kit instead!

The chipboard pieces, like the sun, star and phrase sticker, add fantastic dimension and texture to your layout.  If you have concerns about them being too bulky on your page, just take an xacto knive or even the point of your finger nail to decrease the bulk of the paper layers, to what ever height you would like.  

Then run it through a Xyron machine or add you're own adhesive to add it to your layout easily!

 This corner I got a little goofy, split the watermelon chipboard in 2 and made it into an emoji-like dude with drawn teeth and an enamel dot eyeball. Those alpha stickers, printed on super think and lux vellum add a great, fun font choice to this view. And don't forget to document some memories along the way, which I did with the label stickers and a picture of my favorite Luke!

There are so many details in the this layout, from the glitter icon stickers to the resin two toned heart,  I can always stop back and see something I didn't know I had put there before! Thanks for joining me today and I would love to see how you use the embellishment kit in your planner!

Freckled Fawn | Two Ways to use the July Planner Kit

I've done several planner spreads with it and I totally love the summer vibes feel associated with it!
The best part of these kits are the flexibility of them; you can be either unstructured or structured in nature depending on your style of planning!  Today I'll show you both ways, using the same planner.

My first planner spread using this kit is totally unstructured. 

The alphas in this kit mirror the washi tape so well I wanted to feature them together in this fun little corner mimicking a camp sign post.

I used the labels to write down some tasks for the day and I also included a picture of our recent vacation since I was reminiscing on how fun a time we had!

I have no problem stapling the rubber shapes onto the page! It always adds a bit of fun texture to your layouts along with the glitter icon stickers!

Now, here are the pages for the structured layout!

On the top part of the page, I used the alpha to highlight the activities we have for each day.

Then on the bottom of the page, with a background of watercolor, I added my to do lists.

The label and chipboard stickers are a great fill in for the space left over and the perfect place and some more reminders!

I love the versatility and variety in each and every kit.  Go grab yourself one too!


Freckled Fawn | 3 DIY Planner Accessories from the June Kit

I love to not only jazz up my spread but the planner outside itself.  Of course there is a bow in the kit that you add to a clip to decoratively hold your pages together, but there are also some elements in this months kit that inspired me to make 3 additional fun things to pair with my planner this month.

The first thing is a planner bookmark pictured above.

The only additional items besides the  awesome pearl-essent circle stickers is a hot glue gun and some embroidery floss or string of your choosing.  All you have to do is stick a pearl to the floss.  Then dab the tiniest of hot glue on it and face with another pearl of you choosing.

I did some alternating colors but you can do as you please.

The next is this cute planner charm.  Armed with a drill and a small drill bit I easily drilled a hole in 2 of the acrylic shapes and the wood veneer.  Using 3 jump rings and an alligator clasp to gain some distance from the "hello summer" sun I then connected the popsicle and watermelon with a small chain.  

How cute did that turn out?!!?

The last accessory I made was using the washi strips.  Since the kit came with 4 sheet, 2 of each design, I thought I could spare a few to make a fun paperclip.

All I did was face three strips with the same design. So simple.

I then stacked all three, folded them in half to make a loop then threaded the loop end through a paperclip.  After putting the ends through the loop I pulled tight and then fish-tailed the orange strip with scissors.  

Now you have some fresh ideas on how to make some fresh planner accessories using your fab FF kit!

Thanks for stopping!

Freckled Fawn | June Monthly Layout

Hello Summer! So happy to be joining you on the other side of school concerts, sports playoffs and final exams! It's time to get ready for our brief time off with my monthly June layout using this retro-fun kit!

This cute little corner was made possible by those fabulous washi stickers.  I used the scalloped strip bleed for the left edge and nestled this three some of circles together to fill in rare empty date.  I separated the heart and star washi decoration on its own so that I could place each on game dates. Since they start at the same time and at the same place. it seemed like a logical solution to simplify and honestly I wasn't too jazzed about writing "Tyler's baseball game @6" 10 times:)

Each of the numbered acetate die cuts are so varied in print and color but I think the six paired well with the washi strips and the enamel hearts to round out this corner.

I doesn't take much or time to add some zest to our planners.  A smidge of eye candy to see while reminding me of those important dates and also to suggest that this is the time for rest and refreshing....between baseball games:)

Thanks for joining me!

Elle's Studio | NSD 2017 Challenge #9

I participated in Elle's Studio National Scrapbook Day Challenge this year! Join in if you'd like to you can still upload your link until midnight PST on Friday, May 12th, 2017:)

The challenge was to create a travelers notebook spread!
I did so using the Little Moments Collection which paired so well with my succulent picture.

I gave the flowers that I cut out from the 12 x 12 sheet a little dimension by gluing them only in the center and turning the edges up.  They really do stay like this even when the TN is shut!

I added a whole bunch of bits from the collection to the corner!  I love it when designers think about the salvage cut ends because I always look to use them in my layouts too!  Nothing is sacred, even packaging!  

Thanks for joining me!

Freckled Fawn | May Kit in two planners

This planner kit is so versitle and generous I could use it for a month in my planners.

Today I'm showing you how I use it in a structured layout and one a little less rigid.

I covered up the days of the week with the Washi and then added an additional puffy letter sticker on top to make it pop!

Unstructured I used the chipboard backing as a stencil to make task boxes on my page.

Adding several pops of yellow really makes this page pop!

On this day I repeated the washi and added the dimensional stars and those wonderful vellum stickers.

I got a little goofy doodling using the circles from the "stencil"  along with a few more of the chipboard shapes!
Thanks for stopping by!

Elle's Studio | NSD 2017 Challenge #4

I participated in Elle's Studio National Scrapbook Day Challenge this year! Join in if you'd like to you can still upload you link until midnight PST on Friday, May 12th, 2017

Here was my Challenge:  Challenge #4 | Pair colorful photos with bold, bright tags.

I used the Little Moments collection exclusively!

Our Trip to Boston last summer was fantastic and even better it is now recorded with love!

Thank you for stopping!

Paislee Press | Weekend Vibes

Liz has a new release called Weekend Vibes and I was just so tickled how the layout came together I thought I'd share with you the little bits about it!

There was a circle inset .psd so I thought it would be perfect for a mini close up of the moss that had so much texture.  Luke is looking up from the foot chimes which makes a perfect backdrop for the digital adventure pocket guide template. Black stars from Color Cast Designs were a great focal point for that burst journal card.

Eli took a spill on the slippery bridge and Jack hugged him for comfort!  Love those boys which who always seem to ham it up in this same spot each time I take a picture. I love how her digital elements always compliment the photos no matter what the circumstance!

The whole layout came together with just the right mix of digital and physical!

I appreciate you stopping by today!

Freckled Fawn | Bible Journaling and May Sketch Challenge

Hi there!

We've got another sketch challenge for all of you this May!  And just like last month, I used my bible for the base of my project.

I think this sketch could go a lot of different ways and I hope that you play along!

I didn't use photos like last time but instead used the boxes to highlight the verse I was focusing on, which was Ecclesiastes 2:17, btw.

Instead of using paint, I used stamp pads with varying degrees of texture, color and liquidity to create a foundation for the journaling  and the perfect velum stickers used in this May kit.

I added some chipboard shapes and the paper clip to the page instead of on the top by making a quick slit with an xacto knife.

And here is the process video on my You Tube Channel which shows you how it all came together!

Hope to see you link up!

Studio Calico | May Kit REVEAL

I love the first of the month!  We get to see what's going on at our favorite companies!  

This month I was asked to be a guest designer over at Studio Calico!

Here is the YT video of the unboxing!!

Here is a preview of the project that I've created and will be featuring all month long here, on my Instagram Feed  AND my You Tube Channel

I hope to see you everywhere!

One Little Bird | Between Us

I tried a few new techniques I hadn't tried (or seen) before.  Super sure they aren't new and there is no 'wheel inventing' either, but I just wanted to share them with you guys.  

The first picture above, I added a One Little Bird's "Between Us" paper digitally and then added the physical paper (with dimension) to the photograph. I added a few silver stars to round out the picture.

 I also used a blurry pictures that was totally un-salvageable...thought it would be a good idea to use it as a backdrop for one of the collections Journal Cards! I did this digitally but probably would have preferred it physically with dimension. I guess there is always next time!

I tried to play it loose with the collection elements circling the 'No.4' in honor of his birthday and adding a photostrip of him blowing out the candles.  His expression is priceless to me!

Another completed page for the 2016 album!  Yippee!  Thanks for stopping by!