Ahhh Autumn, I love you and I love changing up my planner to my Halloween and Autumn stickers and planner setup. I have so many favourite stickers and shops for Autumn goodies, but thought I would share with you my favourites this year.
There are two shops on Etsy that are my go to place for great quality and stunning ephemera and planner die cuts; Away With The Fairies Co and Little Rainbow Moon. The Autumn/Fall Fashion ephemera is stunning. I haven't used it yet, but can't wait to get it stuck in to my creative journal, I will definitely be using it for my Plannercon Europe travel journal. Jo from LRM is always a favourite, stunning hand painted watercolour images. I won the set off Jo last year and still use the cute woodland animals in my journaling and planner pockets year on year. You can see my haul from LRM here - Little Rainbow Moon Prize Unboxing.
Autumn Planner Stickers:
My favourite Etsy shop for planner stickers is Hazy Days UK and not just because I am on the PR Team, I do genuinely think they are the best out there. Kelly makes amazingly gorgeous sets and the two above are my absolute favourite Autumn stickers. The Fallen Leaves kit is stunning - please do go and see for yourself. You can even grab 15% off if you use the code KERRY15. In addition the Woodland Fairies kit is another stunner and favourite of mine.
Autumn Printables for your Planner and Journals:
Anna Brim has some stunning printables over on her Mrs Brimbles Patreon Page as digital collage sheet downloads. There are around 10 sheets each month and this month (September) has some stunners. In addition to the ones above there are also her gorgeous hand painted watercolour animals. Do consider becoming a patron, it is so worth it.
Halloween Planner Stickers:
Finally on to my Halloween stickers for this year. For my monthly layout I am using stickers from The Mix and Match Planner, which are beautiful, you can't beat a bit of goth girls in your Halloween planning. I also have the Kawaii Halloween Stickers on order from Hazy Days UK (again use code KERRY15 for 15% off), I can't wait to receive them.
I have a bit of a 'vintage ephemera' obsession of late. I am in love with the pretty journals I see on Instagram that use old botany/floral images and vintage ladies. So I have had a look around the internet and found the ten best free vintage ephemera printables / digi scraps sites for use in your planners, smash books, journals, collage art, mixed media and scrapbooks. Have fun browsing, scrapping and journaling.
Follow my Ephemera boards on Pinterest: Creative Journaling Process Videos
6. Free Vintage Digital Stamps
This is my favourite, another stunning collection of ephemera and digital stamps. Ephemera from all vintage eras and a lovely collection of vintage lady printables. The images below used ladies from their collection. Most can be used on website banners cards to sell too.
7. The Graphics Fairy
A gorgeous collection of digital downloads for scrapbooking and journaling. Some are free, some are from the weekly email archive and some are premium downloads. A great resource.
8. Wings of Whimsy
Lots of cute holiday based ephemera, lovely Easter images.
9. The Old Design Shop
Lots of old book images and pretty vintage ephemera, a haven for vintage goodies.
10. Sweetly Scrapped
Scanned ephemera from the link above - all vintage and all beautiful. Click the link to the main site from the banner for all of her digital resources. A scrappers and creative journalers little bit of heaven. Great quality scanned and edited images to use as the originals or as blank tags.
I hope you enjoyed the links as much as I enjoyed browsing them to put this post together. Please do tag the shops if you post your creations on Instagram or Twitter etc. I would love a tag too, would love to see what you have created. Use the tag #kmmam (Kerrymay._.Makes A Mess). Don't forget to have a browse through my printables and my Best Free Planner Printable Sites.
Take Care, Kerry xx
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I have had the idea to make my own watercolour journaling cards / project life style cards for a while now, just never had the time to give it a go. So during half term week (I work as a teacher), I decided to give it a bash. I must say I do love the finished result. Credit goes out to http://joannesharpe.com for the inspiration.
Creative Journaling Series:
This post will be the start of one of many in my Creative Journaling Series. After the popularity of the Art Journaling Series I want to focus now on my first love. It will be a mixture of mixed media, watercolour, collage, smash booking and planning / journaling all in one, what could be better? Anyway, I digress... on with the tutorial.
I have converted two of the cards into digital downloads for you to use in your journals (please don't make available for sale or distribute, but feel free to pin on Pinterest). There are two sizes - 3x4 and 4x6 so they can be used in Project Life books. For optimal printing, print as actual size as they were sized correctly in 600 DPI before being converted into a PDF file. I hope you like them and please do share what you have created with me on Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #kmmam - leave a comment below to let me know.
Planning on a budget? Looking for free planner printable sites? - Read on. Anyone that knows me knows how frugal I am, I love a good bargain, even when I have some spare money around I feel guilty spending it. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I have already given budget tips for art resources in the post here. In this blog post I will share my organisation tips for using free planner printables, along with my favourite freebie planner printable sites as part of the Planner Girls Collective series of posts.
5 OF THE BEST FREE PLANNER PRINTABLE SITES:
CUTE DAISY.COM: http:///cutedaisy.com
Maryam's website was the first printable site I found and to top it all off she is a lovely lady too. She has tons of cute sets for Happy Planners and Erin Condren sizes, but they can easliy be adapted for any layout. I used them in my horizontal Carpe Diem and used the Erin Condren ones and reduced the size when printing to 87% and that worked a treat. The owl and birthday pages below both use her gorgeous freebies.
Another great free planner printable website that I found from Pinterest. I love the variety of layouts they have, I got most of my gold sparkly printables from here like the set in bottom left of the image above.
What can I say about this site other than WOW. Victoria has amazing free printables, some of the best around in almost any style or theme you can think of and they are all stunning. If you have not visited her page you must...go on, go now! (Make sure you come back here though, he he he). Part of the Olympic set in the image is from her site and I have saved many more of her gorgeous layouts and even used some in my journaling for my Liverpool trip (yes she even has a set on The Beatles).
Monica's facebook group is a cavern of wonderful goodies. I have never seen any drama there and it is constantly being updated with goodies. Monica often runs polls to ask what people want and she is always adding new content such as tv show sets and comic style layouts. Can't recommend enough.
Garrie's facebook group is another of my first planner groups I joined. She has an amazing selection of functional stickers in the files section and everyone is always so helpful. She has been taking a bit of a break, but there are plenty of goodies to save for every topic (fitness, parenting, trackers, health, date nights etc).
You can follow my Planner Printables board on Pinterest below for many more freebie sites and layouts (these are not mine, just re-pinning amazing free sites). - https://uk.pinterest.com/KerryMayMakes/planner-printables/
Make sure that you have a read of the other girls fantastic blog posts as part of the
'Planner Girls Collective'.
Do let me know of any other free planner printable sites in the comments, I wouldn't want to miss any gems.
See you soon,
I would like to wish all of my blog readers of 2016 a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
Make 2017 Awesome!
Hi I'm Kerry a Notts UK blogger and a planner, art & creative journal fanatic. Make a cuppa and browse my tutorials, musings and crafty makes.