I’m sure by now you’ve all heard of The Reset Girl, right?
Well, if not, then today’s your lucky day…
Cori Spieker, aka The Reset Girl, is a major player in the planner/list-making phenomenon that’s sweeping the creative world…and she’s pretty awesome.
Every month Cori presents a listing challenge – i.e. a set of journal prompts to complete throughout the month. It’s a fantastic way to document the things about you you may never think to record (she even has a Junior Listers set of prompts that are perfect for the lister-in-training!), and not only is it a perfect way for newbie crafters/journalers to get started, it’s also a super-cool way to create a little something every day.
Here are just a few of the prompts Cori offered for August:
*People who bring a smile to my face
*When I was 16…
So fun, right?
OK, I’ll give you a little bit more information on how to find Cori and her challenges (and YouTube Channel, Instagram, SHOP! and class) in a minute…but I want to share an album I created especially for my August lists…
Now, over the past year or so, I’ve started a number of different challenges like this. And I will admit to never having finished a single one. You know…life gets in the way /the little notebook I’m using for my lists makes its way to the bottom of THE PILE/I lose my prompts/whatever. But when Cori started her challenge back April I was determined to stay on task. And guess what? This month (August) I actually finished a challenge! What? I know! I’m so excited!
So here are some things I’ve learned over the past few months about myself and my list-making abilities…
1. I need to keep things simple. Like siiiiiiimple. If I put too much pressure on myself to make things pretty I won’t finish.
2. I need to get things set up in advance.
3. I need to allow myself to not go in order.
4. I need to allow myself to not have to be poetic, overly wordy or even interesting.
5. I need to keep my list book/album/sheet in plain view…like in the kitchen…where I spend so much time…so I can finish a list or two while I’m cooking.
So, taking all that into consideration, I set about creating a special place for this month’s lists. I started with one of Heidi’s Mixed Media Cinch Kits…
…and jazzed up the cover with some white acrylic paint, a pin-dot stencil & some Silver Metallic Texture Paste.
Then I simply glued one of the wood words from the brand new Michaels’ sticker collection to the cover. It was already painted black, so I didn’t need to do a single thing to it to make it perfect.
I knew I would need more listing space than the album as-is would provide so I cut some patterned paper (from the Hello Beautiful collection) down to 10×8, folded it in half and added that as well. (I adhered the open ends of each page, punched holes with my Cinch and inserted the new page into my album folded side out).
OK…so once I had my album all ready to go I figured the easiest way to stay on track was to use little Project Life cards (I chose my cards from the new Prismatic kit) for each of my lists (I’ve seen Cori do this, and I think it’s a brilliant idea). I grabbed a stack of cards, used some of Heidi’s new puffy stickers to number each one and set them near my album. I created my lists whenever I had a minute…and when I was done with each one I just popped it into my album.
It worked BEAUTIFULLY for me! The small size of the cards made me feel less pressure than an entire blank sheet would have because I didn’t feel like I had to write tons and tons and tons to fill up the page. 2 cards fit well on each page…and when they were adhered I added a strip of washi and a sticker or two and called it a day. I was really focusing on getting my lists done…not making the pages beautiful…so I allowed myself to completely under-embellish. Man, that felt good.
Here are a couple examples of what my pages look like…
See! Not much decoration at all…easy peasy.
I even added a photo! I like the way it fits right in…and I think I may go back and add some more.
*To see the rest of my August album pages, visit my blog HERE*
With all the added pages and cards my album got nice an chunky as the month went on. I just love to look at this side-view! OH! FYI – I did have to substitute a larger Cinch coil for the one that came with the kit…
I love that I actually finished this month’s Listers Gotta List challenge! I may go back and add a little more to my lists…and I may even go back and embellish a bit more. But I’m really happy with what I have – so if I never get around to adding to it, I’m OK with that.
It’s free to join the Listers Gotta List challenge, and there is tons of inspiration available (by searching the hashtag #listersgottalist) if you’re unsure of how to start. You can find Cori and links to all of her social media outlets by clicking HERE (theresetgirl.com). I highly suggest you give Cori’s challenge a try…there are no rules…you are in charge…you make it exactly the way you want it and you take from it what you wish. Who knows? You may even learn a little something about yourself….
Now go get to listing!
SUPPLIES: Project Life Core Kit Prismatic Edition, Puffy Number Stickers Black & White, Puffy Number Stickers Pink, Puffy Number Stickers Gold, Wood Words Today, Washi Tape Pack Mint, Washi Tape Pack Pink, Washi Tape Pack Gold, Washi Tape Pack Silver, Washi Tape Pack Black & White, Teal Glitter Alphabet Stickers, Paper Clip Flags Black & White, Glitter Puffy Alphabet Stickers Gold, Word Jumbles Mint Gold, Frames Glitter Bright, Bulldog Clips Pink, 6×6 Stencil Dot, Silver Metallic Texture Paste , Heidi Swapp Cinch Machine, Memory Planner 12×12 paper pad , Cinch Album Kits Chipboard Ticket
By now you have heard all the hype about the new Michaels Stickers set? Because if you have not, stop now! Go back. Read the past three blog posts here on Heidi Swapp’s blog and check out all the colorful goodness. Jamie here, and I am IN LOVE with this new collection of washi and word stickers and labels! It’s just totally my thing. Sort of like raw materials to work with. Plus words! Oh yeah…this is good. This is real good.
Today I just had to show off a recent layout using this new line of colorful happiness.
For this story of this little 5-year old’s antics, I started out with a piece of watercolor paper so that I could add a bit of Mixed Media Texture Paste.
The Teal Texture Paste complements the mint and teal stickers beautifully. I just added some random polka dots with the 4×4 stencil and it made for me a great canvas to allow those stickers to tell this story.
What I think really gets me is all the sweet pieces perfect for layering and adding depth and dimension. I love that! Seen here is a cluster of Labels and Notepads plus Teal Glitter Alphas and washi and enamel shapes. Color me happy!
Before I go I wanna share one little embellishment tip with you.
These word stickers are so the best stickers ever. They are translucent and you will be seeing them almost everywhere on my projects for a while. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Here is the tip: if you want to embellish these on a clip with tags and labels, but don’t want the sticky, stick the word sticker to a piece of vellum. Trim away the excess vellum, and you have the advantage of a clear tag that clips perfectly and stays translucent all at the same time. You can thank me later.
My challenge to you: have fun! grab a few of these new embellishments. Mix them in with your current stash. Give some away in a pocket swap. And have fun with the new color sticker set from Michaels Stores.
Supplies: Michaels Stickers: Black and White Acetate Words. Black and White Washi Tape. Teal Glitter Alpha. Mint Gold Word Jumbles. Black and Gold Notepads. Teal Label Stickers. Teal Glitter Enamel Shapes. Dipped Tags: Blues. Bull Dog Clips: Greens. Mixed Media: Teal Mettalic Texture Paste. 4×4 Insta Patterns Stencil Set
Hey everyone! Maggie here…
Did you see Heidi’s post yesterday?
I am FREAKING OUT over the new sticker collection now available at select Michaels stores!
And today I’m going to share a layout I created with some of my very favorite items from the new collection…so, if you haven’t done so already, go back to yesterday and check out all of the brand new products…then come back here and I’ll show you the ones I love the most!
OK…so now that you’ve gotten a good look at what’s available, I’m assuming you’ve picked your jaw up off of the floor and I can go ahead…
These are my faves…in no particular order:
*those word jumbles…holy moly.
*the dipped tags…I’ll need like 20 packs. In every color.
*the acetate words…especially the teal pack.
And here’s the layout I created:
I started my page with my photos and a large word (fun) from Heidi’s recent Mixed Media collection (also available at Michaels)…
I sprayed the letters across the bottom with Mustard Color Shine and then added a layer of Butter Color Shine about mid-way up. I left the tops of each letter white to give the word an ombre look.
Next I placed my photos and my letters onto my cardstock and then filled in the rest with stickers from the new set…
Really now…those acetate words! And I love how the new number stickers all have different patterns on them…
And who says the tags have to be used as tags?
I used mine to help embellish my page…and I love how the neutral kraft with just a touch of color adds so much to my layout.
I, for one, still love the whole ink blot look. And I rarely create a page without at least a few. The new icon and enamel stickers are just perfect for adding those finishing touches…without the mess of real ink.
And, in true Heidi fashion, the mix of colors and patterns in each pack work together beautifully for any kind of project you’re working on!
Soooo…now I’ve shared my favorites…how about you? What are you crazy about in the new sticker collection?
SUPPLIES: Acetate Words Teal, Puffy Number Stickers Black & White, Word Jumbles Mint Gold, Label Stickers Teal, Glitter Enamel Shapes Metallic, Glitter Enamel Shapes Black, Dipped Tags Blues, Color Shine Butter, Color Shine Mustard, Color Magic Alpha Dot
we love new goodies to play with! am i right?? and pretty much… when there is something that we LOVE, we want one in EVERY COLOR! of course you just have to have BLACK and WHITE – basic enough to work with everything!! and for sure, metallics all the way! i can’t get enough of the silvers and golds! Bring on the PINK and TURQUOISE!! and well, there is no living without MINT!!
bull dog clips, flag paper clips, bow stickers and glitter frames? yep… i used these over and over! But don’t forget alphas, labels, random word stickers and adorable puffy stickers… ALL of which are just easy to use! they are BASICS! These are essentials for every paper crafting need! So you make cards?? the bows and clear words are necessities!! You love Project LIFE? check out the word jumbles and epoxy shapes in every color!! You are a planner addict?? just wait until you see my newest WASHI TAPE sets!! oh, and you will want the colorful and glittery tag sets! OH MY!!
yes… these are real. $9.99 for 7 different styles including 2 glitter rolls! (gold might be my fav)
i can never get enough of these – clear word – sized for titles and have about a million uses!
all these fun paper clips? they are functional and adorable!
i can’t resist theses… they are flat enough to place inside pockets, and add delish details to cards, envelopes and baby’s heads!
look at all these cutest colors! you can never have too many bull dog clips!
frames and tags are just those bits and pieces that you love having on hand – easy to use. great for layering… and double as gift tags!
you can’t really tell… but these are sparkly, pretty touches of sparkle! epoxy in so many shapes!
are you an instax fan? cute little poloroid style frames… so cute!
all these lables are just perfect for planners and organization! there is a hoarding warning on these…
these are just the cutest little booklets – sets of 2. great little gifts and places to capture ideas!
and these titles are super cute- they are metallic on top, but colorful foam inside. they just are the cutest!
look at these mini note pads? i couldn’t love them more! (more hoarding issues with these!)
fun, and happy puffy stickers! you can never have enough numbers!
these word sets are a combination of raw and colorful… super cute, super easy to use!
and really… these are super useful. these practically craft themselves!
all of these little happy elements have been created for your paper crafting pleasure! ESPECIALLY for you! and specifically to MAKE PRETTY STUFF!! i hope you can get your hands on them!
Click here to see the list of selective Michael’s stores that will be carrying this collection!
Have you spied the brand new Washi tapes, Wood words, Bows and other delish goodies at Michaels? Hi, Kim here and I am totally in love with all the newest bits and pieces and I have chosen a few of my favorite items to create a layout to share today! Now when I first started I was thinking how could I create my layout without pattern paper? I found that strip of paper in my stash from an older Heidi collection but I wasn’t sure how I could get some colour onto my page without pattern paper! However once I got started and I began layering the tapes and that darling map Art screen from the Mixed Media collection my layout came together so easily!
I began with the Silver Art Screen Ink and Map Art screen from the You are Here Screen Kit and added it to the top a piece of Bazzill cardstock.
Once dry I started with the yellow ( of course) striped frame from the 4×4 Bright frames pack and layered over the glittery wood word from the Lucky pack and the prettiest little gold and white spotted Fabric bow! I then tucked in and around a few of the Jumble clear stickers with gold words, these are to die for!
Then I grabbed my packs of Gold and Silver Washi and began layering!
I really love the contrast between the gold and silver. I must admit that wide white tape with the Dream Big words might just be a hot fav of mine! I can see myself using it A LOT!
To finish off I used some of the Glitter Puffy Alphabet Gold stickers and the Black and White Puffy number stickers to add my final touches of embellishments. To complete my layout I added some splashes of Ocean Color Shine and my layout was done!
Next time you are at Michael’s, be on the look out for these gorgeous new items to add to your stash, they really help you Make Pretty Stuff!
Fabric Bows Gold, Puffy Number Stickers Black and White, Wood Words Lucky, Washi Tape Gold, Washi Tape Silver,
Glitter Puffy Alphabet Stickers Gold, Word Jumbles Clear Gold, 4×4 Frames Bright, Color Shine Ocean, Silver Metallic Screen Print Ink , Screen Kit You are Here