Instagram - 100 Follower Giveaway!

Sometime around Christmas, I came to realize there was quite a bit of crafting awesomeness going on without me being aware of it.  I had created an Instagram account quite a while ago, but I had pretty much just posted a photo of Rico and then got distracted and stopped playing with it.  I didn't even remember my username.  

When I started watching Copic colouring videos on YouTube like a woman obsessed (well, yes, I was obsessed), I would frequently run out of videos to watch after I had watched all the videos posted by the people I subscribed to (I watched a lot of videos).  I needed more, more...MORE!  I followed one YouTuber over to Instagram and that was that.  Oh my.  So many photos!  So much information...so fast!  

Anyway, the point is, I like Instagram.  I have found so many wonderful artists and crafters to follow, many of whom are really nice people with interests similar to mine. Craft supply hoarders gatherers, "procraftinators", enablers, encouragers, inspirers...it's a little community and I feel like I have fellow tribe members there.  No one raises an eyebrow when I share my latest crafty purchase; they all know I "need" it, and what's more, they approve.  Yes, they say, we are happy for you that you now have this thing.  You are one of us and you deserve it!  

Last Friday, I reached 100 followers on my account.  I haven't promoted myself; I've just posted my crafty creations, which some people apparently like.  I couldn't help giggling about it all day.  Imagine!  

So, as you do in the world of Instagram, I am hosting a giveaway to say thanks.  Details are over on my Instagram account, here.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Planner Love

Oh my...it's been a bit longer between postings than I had planned.  

I had full intentions of posting about my new Erin Condren Life Planner when it arrived, but no sooner did I get it and start using it than this happened:

And it really knocked me back. I don't remember feeling that awful in a long time, and for so long.  Anyway, that was then and this is now, and I do love my planner.

It took me a while to be ok with putting anything permanent in it, and everything I wrote was in pencil until I was able to lay hands on some Frixion erasable pens.  

I had to keep it pretty.  Until I realized I really didn't have to.  

Beyond being a place to keep myself organized, my planner is a place for me to express myself, and it should make me happy when I look at it.  

So, far from being pretty, a typical layout for me might look like this (sorry for the bad lighting):

I felt I'd need some extra motivation on this particular Monday, due to some things going on that I'm having a bit of trouble...let's say...adapting to.  That glittery unicorn sticker cracks me up and it seemed like he was sending me a message.  And the red Swingline stapler sticker is one of a few sets I designed and cut out with my Silhouette.

I'm still working out which way will work the best for me, but I am having fun with it.  And I feel like that is the point.  :)