Thursday, December 9, 2010

my new planner . . . aka "my brain"

Angie and Wendy over at ELLA Publishing sent all of us on the Ella Friend Team this awesome planner for the new year! I am so excited to start using it! It was made for the scrapbooker in me.

You'll have to excuse the "fog look." This picture was taken with the title page slipped inside the cover. One thing I love about this planner is that my artwork will be protected by the plastic front cover.

The backside.

And the inside. Throughout the planner there are 12 archival pockets to put a 6x8 picture--you can actually stash 24 pictures in here if you put two pictures in each page protector. On each picture I am doing a little "scrapbooking" with the enormous amount of letter stickers I seem to have accumulated.

Did you notice my personal calendar . . . look extra close . . . yes, friends, I will be at CHA for my birthday this year! For my non-scrapbooking friends, this is the biggest scrapbooking/craft tradeshow that is held twice a year--it is for store owners and designers to come and pick out the latest and greatest. I'll be there picking out the latest stuff for Green Tangerines Kit Club. Is it obvious that I am excited??

Thanks again to Angie and Wendy for this swell gift!

Last, but not least . . . Happy Birthday to my husband . . . he's quickly approaching the 40 mark!

We celebrated by making him his favorite dinner, meatloaf and mashed potatoes along with a "sugar cookie cake" for dessert. The girls decorated it of course . . . and Christmas decorations were what we had on hand. We celebrated a day early because Tim has a work function that goes until bedtime tonight. Seth could not take his eyes off the candle. Happy 38th today! I love you!


Donna Jannuzzi said...

I love what you did with the planner! How did you get the hexagons? Is that a punch? Because if there is a hexagon punch out there I need to know how and where to get it! :)

Brenda Johnston said...

The hexagon punch is an old Creative Memories punch . . . I am pretty sure they still sell them. Glad you liked it! :)

Christal and Craig said...

Nice planner...and a fun job for you on your birthday!! Exciting.
please tell Tim Happy Birthday for us! I can't believe that slipped my mind this year. I like to at least send a card. I hope he had a great day today!

Laura T. said...

What a fun and colorful planner!

Cravinchoc said...

Happy Birthday Tim! I forgot his birthday was in December!

Keshet said...

Love what you did with it, Brenda! So so cute!