Wednesday, March 4, 2015

moments inked planner-unboxing {scrappy shopping}

I was super excited when I first heard about the Moments Inked Planner by Papertrey Ink. I read every blog post I could and watched all the YouTube videos I could find. And then I placed my order.
And I waited. And waited.
It took about two weeks to arrive. Which was disappointing, BUT I think a one-off because I ordered right in the middle of their annual anniversary sale (aka their busiest time of the year). So I'll give them a pass on the delay.
The planner arrived today and I wanted to share my initial reactions from my unboxing.

When you purchase the planner you have to buy a cover separately. They arrived in a box-the planner was securely shrink wrapped and the cover was loose in the box.

I immediately put the cover on my planner.
Love this color combo-makes me happy just looking at it.
The coil is rather large but it's very flexible and I don't feel like it will get in my way at all. The planner overall is MUCH smaller and more portable than anything I've ever used. I really happy with the "petite" ness of this planner. It feels perfect in my hand!
Oh, you guys, the paper. It is soooooooo nice. It has a slight texture feel to it. It is really the nicest paper I have ever seen in a planner. It's such a huge difference from other planners. I won't show you every layout in the planner but I do want to show you a few that I thought sets it apart from other planners.
The beginning of each month has a full page quote. Love this.
Monthly spread (I've already started adding a few stickers here and there...)
Weekly spread (similar layout to Erin Condren Morning, Afternoon, Evening layout, just smaller)
Daily pages. Oh, can we talk about how much I love these daily pages. Full color daily pages. With everything I've wanted in a daily page for as long as I can remember, DREAM. COME. TRUE. And, yes, each planner comes with monthly, weekly, AND daily pages. LOVE. :)
The back of the planner has address pages (so pretty), notes pages, and a year in review.

I am so beyond happy with this planner. It really has exceeded my expectations on first impression. I will give a full review after I have been in it a month or so. But for now, I'm in planner bliss.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or want to see more photos. I was in no way compensated for this post-PTI has no idea I am writing this and probably doesn't even know who I am. I'm just a crafty momma who likes to be organized.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

hello there

I'm still alive. I haven't scrapbooked since last October and that makes me really sad. I spent some time this week organizing my craft room and putting together some pages kits. I've been reading some blogs again. I'm feeling the need to create again. To write again. To SHARE again.

Anyone else out there have to step away for a really long time to get perspective? How did you start back? I want to just jump back in but it feels so overwhelming.

Hoping to get at least one layout done this weekend. If that happens, I'll share it with you. If not, maybe I'll just share what's been inspiring me lately. :)

In fact, I'll start with this:

I just purchased this beautiful planner from Papertrey Ink. I can't wait for it to arrive. The colors, the set up. Everything about it just speaks to me and inspires me. And you all know how I love my planners. :)
I'll share some pics when it arrives.

What's been inspiring you lately?