The Cut Shoppe DT | National Scrapbooking Day: Stitching With A Cutfile Challenge

Hi there! Can you believe National Scrapbooking Day weekend came and went already? Yep, this year’s #nationalscrapbookingday fell on Saturday the 5th of May, and it was amazing!

I, for one, had half of the day to myself and I literally dedicated it all to scrapping! Plus, I had the honor of joining The Cut Shoppe for a challenge! I also joined with Citrus Twist Kits and their challenges on their Facebook page. You can find a separate post sharing the three projects I made that day.

I was so excited to be participating on the fun with The Cut Shoppe team this year. The fun ran from Thursday until Sunday. I took part of Day 2’s challenge: Stitching with a cutfile! 

So today I am actually going to be sharing the full spread here in my blog, but before I do that, I invite you all to visit the TCS blog first to find all of the awesome inspiration that came from this weekend. Although the giveaways are already closed, you can still try some of the challenges!

So, here is my take on The Cut Shoppe’s NSD challenge, Stitching With a Cut File:

You guys! I really hope you like my take on the challenge. I decided to go stitch-crazy and I created a full stitched background of the gorgeous cut file!

I’m literally stitched the whole background using a gorgeous cut titled, Wood U Be Mine, which you can purchase on the TCS Estsy shop. And, here is the background all stitched up:

I think it’s stunning!! It took me about a whole 6-8 hours of stitching, but I managed to finish it within two days. I really wanted to see the finished product, so you bet I hurried my little crafty butt up!

Now, here’s a look at the back, cause why not share the hot mess? Hahaha.

It isn’t perfect at all, but the results are worth all that hard work! I’m sure you can tell better on this back photo how I changed up my colors of thread to create a fun ombré effect.

It’s very subtle in the color changes, but you can totally see the shift in those pretty colors. And… So. Much. Texture.

So, after admiring the finished page I knew it was time to partially cover it. I brought out some cute Paige Evans supplies and created a fun cluster with a photo of my 3 month old son, at the time:

The big “love” word is from Dear Lizzy, but the rest of the supplies were from the Turn The Page and Pick Me Up collections. It was literally sooo easy to finish the layout portion of this layout, because the stitching was giving it so much life!

Here are a few more close-ups:

So, friends, that is it for this super awesome stitching layout share!

I hope you have enjoyed it, and that I have inspired you all to go stitch away a whole entire background!

Will you take the challenge? If you do, I would love to see your projects, so tag me on Instagram or leave me your links below!

That’s it from me now! I will be back very very soon! Stay crafty, cuties.

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Traci Reed Designs 2018 Hybrid Team!!!

Welcome back, I am here to share some awesome news this Fri-yay!

I am so excited to share with you all that I am now part of the brand new…

Traci Reed Designs Hybrid Design Team!!

I am so excited to be joining my second hybrid design team!!

This team will consist of using Traci Reed’s designs that include regular scrap collections, project life collections, and traveler’s notebooks collections!

I super excited to be working with Traci as she is super talented and designs for amazing companies like Simple Stories and my good old Gossamer Blue, which no longer exists.

I hope you guys are ready for this amazing season of scrapbooking coming to All The Neffyness!

As always, thanks for stopping by and giving me your support! I’ll be back very very soon with tons of inspiration and scrapbooking for you. I wish you all a happy Easter weekend!

Planner Set Up 2018

Hello!

I am excited to be back because I am sharing my FULL planner set up for 2018. Well, with the exception of my Memory Planner which is a whole blog post on its own. Either way, I am so ready to share this topic with you all because I have yet to share my whole planner set up on my blog, and it’s the perfect time of year to do so!

So, how many planners do you normally need for one year? That might seem like a silly question, but I’m here to share why I need a total of 5 planners!

Yep, you heard that right. I have a total of five planners. It’s might seem absurd to some of you but trust me when I tell you that they all have their purpose.

Here is the list of what they all are:

1. Social Media/Design Team Notebook 

This book is completely dedicated to all my social media and design team responsibilities

As a scrapbooker, I find it very important to keep all of my scrappy details all in one place. So, I have decided that they fit best in a custom notebook.

I found the golden mini binder from Target’s Spot section and most of the fillers are also from the dollar spot.

I have added different sections inside that help keep my projects, duties, and ideas all sectioned so that I keep perfect track of what is due and what’s coming ahead.

I also keep a section for my monthly calendar spreads. But I’ve also included a weekly planner section so that I can list out with more detail everything that is due or must go up on social media.

Keeping my Design Team projects and scrappy schedule all in one book, personally allows me to keep that whole aspect of my life orderly and organized.

2. Positivity Planner

First of all, I LOVE THIS BOOK!

This one is dedicated to help me in my personal neverending journey to positivity and healthy living.
You will almost not believe me when I tell you that I found it at Wal-Mart! I payed only $5 for it, but it’s worth so much more.

Inside, it’s designed to be filled on a weekly basis. It gives you the same weekly prompts that help you focus on only the good things: I’d love to, I’m looking forward to, I need to, fitness goals, I’m grateful for, I enjoyed, I accomplished, silver linings, and mindful moment. 

This one can also be considered my journal because only my personal thoughts go in it.

However, I find that it’s important that I keep it with my Planners so that it is available for me to open it and fill it with positive goodness.

I am most excited to see what changes this might bring to my life.

3. Personal Planner

This planner works just as the name suggests, it is dedicated to what my life is full of on a daily basis.

I also found this book at Wal-Mart and I payed less than $10 for it! Nothing like a good deal right?

But most importantly this book is very much like one I had from Sugar Paper L.A. a few years ago. It’s got a great monthly and weekly format that works well for me.

The months are undated and run from January to December, which is perfect! I hate it when I have to start a new planner in the middle of the year, especially now that I am not in school this year.

Each week has a two page spread with so much space to help organize your life. The left side is has a weekly dashboard that includes sections: to buy, to call, to clean, to message, and my favorite, food, a weekly meal plan section

The right side has the weekly spread in a horizontal format that works perfect for me!

This one is definitely a staple in my collection of planners because it fits my life and mind so well!

4. Monthly Planner

This planner is also a staple in my planner collection for one reason: it simply shows me my monthly spreads in which I list it ALL for me to see all in one place.

There’s nothing better than to have a place in which all the things are listed: bills, due dates, appointments, work shifts, the whole shibang!!

I also found this specific planner at Target and payed less that $5 for it. I love the bright me on colors inside it.

The only downside is that it runs only through June of this year. But they seriously sell these all year long, so I won’t mind buying another one mid-year as much as i would mind buying a full-on planner.

5. Dump-Book Notebook 

This book is a must in my planner collection as it holds any ideas, thoughts, or notes I might have at any random moment.

However, there is absolutely nothing special about it, because it’s just a notebook!

Nevertheless, it’s a necessity that I have this little notebook in my collection of planners because I use it as my main source of writing notes. I might make plans for a birthday party inside it, I plan my meals inside it, I jot down my grocery lists, etc.

I would recommend that you all add a little dump book to your collection of planners. You will see how it will quickly become a staple, especially on those busy days where an idea might pop into your mind and you just need somewhere to write it down before you forget!

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So, how do I manage all of these, you might ask?

I understand that for some people, one planner works best. That’s GREAT, too!

No matter how many planners I might have, I have found that just these five planners have helped me keep things separated but organized! That’s the main goal right?

I hope that this in depth share of my Planners has given you some ideas of how you can use different set ups for your own organization.

Also, I would love to know which one you like the most! Leave me a comment below, and let’s chat.

That’s it for today lovelies! I will talk to you all on my next post! Xo

One Little Word 2017: FOCUS 

Hi there scrappy friends, welcome back!

I am here today to take a moment to share my One Little Word for 2017. 


Yes. FOCUS. 

I have decided that this OLW is what I want to use to inspire me personally, my goals and help me grow this year. There are a few aspects of this word that come into play and I’m here to share with you what they are. But also, I want to put this down in writing as I want to be able to look back in a year and see how much this Word has made a positive change in my life. 

There are four aspects of my life that I want to put this word into practice so here they are:

1. FOCUS… ON THE GOOD


I feel like I have been struggling this past year to focus on all the good that is around me. The daily struggles of life have distracted me from appreciating what blessings I have and have led me to compare myself to things and people that do not help me live a happier life. 

That is why this year I want to focus on the good. I want to focus on the blessings big or small that come my way. I want to focus on the happy moments with my family. I want to focus on what I have instead of what I don’t. 

If I do this, I see myself being happier and feeling blessed with what I have.

2. FOCUS…. ON ONE THING AT A TIME. 


I think that this past year, more than ever, I have over calculated how much I can do. I have left myself overwhelmed more that once by creating a bigger agenda than I can handle. 

I want to change that this year. I want focus on one thing at a time so that I can do more! I will no longer push myself more than I know I can’t handle. I want to focus on one thing at a time so that I may savor it and enjoy the process. 

As I step into a new stage of my scrapbooking career I really want to take this into account. I want to succeed in my efforts to keep growing so I think by taking it one step at a time I can get there. No more overloading projects, no more adding to the list. I simply want to focus on what is in front of me at the moment and ENJOY! 

3. FOCUS…. ON QUALITY TIME. 


I think that including my family is always important for my OLW. This year I want to focus on quality time with my son, with my husband, and quality time together as a family. 

As a stay-at-home mom I found how easy it can be to take the day to day life as granted. I don’t want to do this anymore. I want to give my son quality time every day. I want to spend quality time with my husband alone (just the two of us) because it will help strengthen our marriage and our friendship. But I also want to give all three of us quality time to spend together and bond as a family. 

I hope to slow down a lot and give the boys in my life the quality time they deserve from their momma and wife. 

4. FOCUS…. ON MYSELF.


Seriously, I don’t want to sound selfish. That’s not what this is about. This is about taking care of myself so that I can take care of the rest. 

I think that I deserve to focus on myself. I want more naps, more pampering, more coffee in the mornings, more doing things that make me happy. I can totally continue with that list of “more’s” without a problem right? Haha. But that’s the point! 

I feel that I have reached a point in my life where I just have to take it as it comes but I really want to ENJOY it as it comes, too! I want to be happy with myself by taking better care of myself. Because if momma is strong, she can keep her household strong too. 


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I am excited to have such a strong and powerful word guide my goals this year. After much growing last year, this year I want to slow things down a little and focus in on the people I love, the things I love to do and savor each big or little moment as it comes. 

2017 is MY year! Let’s do this!!! 

Xo
Thank you so much for stopping by. So, what is your One Little Word for 2017? I would love to know! Leave a comment below, let’s chat. 

D.I.Y. Furry Tassel Tree Skirt


Welcome back!!

Today I am sharing with you all my favorite craft so far this year, and that is this fabulous Fur Tassel Tree Skirt! I got the idea from one I saw on Pinterest from an upscale store and immediately knew that I could get a knockoff done in no time!  Did I mention it’s a no-sew project??

I hope you enjoy!!

D. I. Y. Furry Tassel Tree Skirt

So first off let’s gather up our supplies!

You will need:

  • 1/2 yard-1 yard of fabric (This all depends on the size of your tree. I used 1/4 of a yard to get mine done for a small 3′ tree)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors

Once again, I have a fun process video that shows you how simple it is to make this super cozy tree skirt. You can check it out here:

I hope you enjoyed the process! It really is amazing how simple it is to make this knockoff Tree Skirt that gives your tree a cozy and fab look!

If you haven’t checked out my other 12 Days of Cozy Christmas Crafts you can find DAY 1 here and DAY 2 here.

Stay tuned for the following days as well. I will be having new projects everyday on a countdown to Christmas Day!

So what do you think? Isn’t this Tree Skirt just fabulous and super easy to make? Do you think you will give this project a try? 

Leave a comment, I would love to chat!