Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I Love You And Donuts - Coloring With Prismacolor Pencils

I'm going to be completely honest....I want a donut!  A big, pink, sprinkle donut.  But alas, I'm on a low carb kick and I'm not eating that kind of food right now.  So...I thought I would try to satisfy my craving by stamping and coloring a few donuts!  (It didn't work...but it was fun!)

I've had this I Love Donuts stamp in my stash for quite some time.  But I haven't really had an opportunity to use it.  I love that there are different sizes of donuts and different "toppings" that you can add.  So much fun!  There are several sentiments that come in the set, but you could easily add a simple "sweet" greeting and stretch this set even further.

I used my Prismacolor Premier pencils to color the donut images.  I love coloring with colored pencils.  It's such an easy way to add color to your stamped images.  I used the Inky Antics Gamsol kit to blend out the colors.  I'll show you exactly how I did this in the video below.  (The colors I used for the donuts are PC 1034, PC 928, PC 941, PC 946, PC 942, PC 929.)

To top off my ooey-gooey donuts, I added some Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter and some Glossy Accents.  They look good enough to eat.  But...they didn't cure my craving.  My next cheat day has a pink sprinkle donut in it.

As always, I've linked the products below.  Just click on the link to go directly to the product page.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed this project and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Color Coded Planner Labels - Using Your Printer To Create Customized Planner Labels

A few weeks ago, I shared my planner (you can see that post by clicking HERE).  Since then, I've gotten several requests to show how I use my printer to color code my labels.  I've put together a quick video tutorial for you!

I use the Avery 5418 Removable labels to color code appointments, kids' activities, work and blog information in my planner.  I use my printer to make my entire sheet of Avery labels that color that I want.  You can save them on your computer so you don't have to create them every time you need more.

If you don't want to waste your printer ink, you can also use a highlighter or marker to color code your labels.  This will allow you the freedom to do just a couple at a time as well.

I'll also show you quickly how to download the templates for the Avery labels, so that you can type in text on the labels as well.

I've linked all of my planner products below!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope this helps you out!  And I hope you have a fabulous (well organized) day!

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