Bullet Journal Planner | December

Hey there planner friends.  I'm going over my September, October and November layouts in my bujo with you for today's video, then getting into some changes for December.

To view on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBMOI9eIvJ0

Daily to-do's will go beneath the weekly boxes.  I'm still not sure what I will do on the side.  Stay tuned to my planner video playlist on youtube to find out.  ;)

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Stampin' Up:
Smoky Slate Ink Pad: Clicky
Clear Block A: Clicky
Clear Block B: Clicky
Clear Block C: Clicky


Inspired By Butterfly Quilt

It's been awhile since I've done a video for my Inspired By classroom at StampNation.  The design team had been busy playing "Tag, You're It", but now we are back to our regular schedule.  My inspiration this month comes straight from a quilt by Shabby Fabrics.

Honestly, I cannot tell you how many times I have used this quilt as inspiration for design.  From the colors, to the flow, to the tulips and the butterflies.  There is so much to pull from this piece.  I think I may need to buy the kit and make one of these for myself to hang on the wall.

Here is a sneak peek of my card.  If you would like to see the full card, along with the video tutorial and other inspiration pieces from Melissa Miller and the rest of StampNation, clicky.    You must be a StampNation member to view it, but at just $9 per month, it is worth the investment in some "me time" for yourself.  :) Clicky to find out more and join now.

Supplies from the Foundations Box
Stamps: For Everything (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Orange Twist, Rockin' Red, Midnight (CPD)
Paper: Bright White (CPD)


Sew Saturday ~ SSMQG Field Trip

This past summer our guild took a field trip to the lawn of the state capitol in Olympia, WA to enjoy the outdoors and learn how to take better pictures of our quilts.  I'm pretty sure this will become an annual tradition.  It was fun to meet in a new location, and the ground of the capitol turned out to be a beautiful place to capture our quilts in a unique light.

Cecile, our president, revealed our new guild banner to be displayed at meetings, the county fair, sew-ins, arts walk and more.

Some of us really got into the art of photography.  Using props like trees and hedges, benches and steps. Meagan even got on the ground to get a better angle of her quilt.

Grandma's quilt was almost done.  I had just finished the quilting and needed to attach the binding.  I was leaving the next day to fly down and see her because she had taken a turn for the worse.  My plan was to take the quilt with me and finish the binding on the flight and while I was down there.

I loved this park bench as a prop.  I'll definitely be going back here to take more pictures of my finished quilts.

This was one of my favorite pictures.  Kara on the steps of the capital building, sitting on her quilt with the setting sun shining on her.

This picture of grandma's quilt with the capitol in the background is pretty special too.  :)