Can’t stop, won’t stop! Emilee is on a roll with her health and fitness planning. She makes it easy to track and super pretty by adding stamping in her planner. Read on to see what tips and tricks she has for you.

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Emilee here! I’m on a pretty large journey to getting healthy.  I keep a separate planner for my healthy meal planning, tracking my weight watchers points, and exercises.  I could use a phone app, but I really like having something tangible that I can flip through.  Since this is something that is very important to me, I wanted to make sure it was fun and pretty.  Today I’m going to show you what stamps I use in my health & fitness planner.

In my sidebar I use stamps to notate what my allotted weight watchers points are for the week.  With weight watchers, as you lose weight your allotted points go down.  So I like to keep track of that at the start of the week so I know exactly how many points I can use. For this, I use the large box from the Basic Tabs set.  If you’re not on weight watchers and just interested in keeping a health/fitness planner, you could use this box for any reminder.

I’m not a huge breakfast eater [I’m working on it…] so I usually have a protein smoothie. How CUTE are these blender stamps with the sentiment “STOP Smoothie Time”?!  They are available in the new August Release set, Kitchen.

Next in my sidebar I have the matching dashed circle from Basic Tabs.  This is where I notate my weekly weigh-in loss [or gain…].  To show this, I use the scale icon from Plan Fitness.  Also, from Plan Fitness I use the running shoe to represent my Fitbit tracking.  Using the word “goal” from Like a Boss, and the weekly date tracker from Rupert Tracker.  I will put an X on the days I met my step goals or I’ll color it in.

I work from home on week days so I don’t really plan my lunches.  Usually I make a fruit & veggie snack plate, but I want to make sure I write down what I eat.  So I use the plate & utensil icon from Plan to Eat in this box.  I leave the rest of this box blank so I can fill in my lunch and any snacks I had.

In the last box I use the super ADORABLE meal half box stamp from Half Box Decor for the dinners I’ve planned.  Under that I used more tracking stamps to track my hunger level for the day.  I find this has been incredibly helpful for me.  I can look and see what I ate each day that either had me feeling satisfied or not.  I can also cross reference this to see if I was hungry because I was hormonal or emotionally “hungry”.  Finally, I have a section where I write down the total points I ate that day.  This week I used a stamp from the new set More Tabs.  Each morning when I sit down to look at my planners with my coffee, I fill in this box pulling the info from my weight watchers app.

I’m LOVING the new Whimsy Weekend set for Saturday and Sunday.  I use the long weekend stamp in this spot because I don’t work out on the weekends.  Speaking of workouts, once again we’re pulling from the Basic Tabs and Plan Fitness sets.  I use an activity icon from Plan Fitness to represent my workout for that day.  These are very general because I keep an actual detailed list of my workout on my phone since I’m not hauling my planner to the gym.

I’ve been using this planner for health & fitness for a little over a month now.  It has been amazing for motivation and documentation.  My Sweet Stamp Shop stamps help me personalize my layout to fit my needs each week!

Do you keep a health & fitness planner or journal?  What are your favorite Sweet Stamp Shop sets to use in yours?

*I made the paperclips in the first picture using stamps from the new sets Kitchen and More Tabs*
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How do you use your planner? Are you a functional planner, decorative planner, or do you use your planner as a memory keeper? Sparkle shows us her colorful layout today and how she uses the pocket pages to document all her adventures!

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Hi Sweets, Sparkle here and today I am sharing a pocket scrapbooking layout I made in my planner. I have a group of crafting friends that I originally met online. Over the years, we have grown close and are now the best of friends! With most of us living far apart, we don’t see each other often. This past year, one of our friends in the group moved to Eastern Washington. That gave us a great excuse to have a girls weekend in the Seattle area.

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To document our trip, I used a combination of stamps and sticky sweet stickers. I picked a rainbow theme for this week, so I color blocked each day with washi tape and coordinated the pocket page to match as well. Some events we were planned, but for those that weren’t, I went back and added them to my planner. Our first stop after getting into town was getting pedicures and manicures. We ate dinner at a Mexican dinner and shopped at Target. I know we all love hanging out at Target, right?!?

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The day after was filled with craft and planner shopping, seeing other friends, and relaxing at our hotel. We decided to do face masks, so I knew Spa Day would be a great stamp set to use for this. The pockets on this sheet are all sized 2 inches by 2 inches, so after cutting some cardstock, I stamped the image and colored her in. I used sticker paper for the cucumber slices over her eyes. I printed and trimmed all of the photos to fit into the pockets as well.

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I am a coffee addict and I must have it first thing! We went to the Starbucks Roastery to pick up some exclusive coffee blends and hung out for awhile. Overall, we shopped, ate, drank, and laughed a lot. Trips like this are never long enough and it’s always a wonderful time spent with these ladies. I’m blessed to have such a great group of friends. I love how I have everything documented about my trip in one place and in my planner!

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Do you pocket scrapbook? Or memory keep in your planner? Let us know in the comment section below and I’d love to see it if you do. Tag me @sparkle__creations on Instagram, and @sweetstampshop too, so we can all see what you create! I hope you all have a wonderfully sweet day!

Sparkle


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Callie is representing Sweet today with THE cuteset gift tags! She uses a plethora of our stamps and stickers to showcase that you can take any of our images and make it into a personalized tag of your own.

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Hello Sweet friends! Callie here and I am up back on the blog today to share a tutorial on making gift tags.  I don’t know about you, but I have come to rely on gift bags for my gift giving most of the time, instead of dragging out the wrapping paper and wrapping a gift.  The only thing I always wish that I had at the ready are cute tags.  Wouldn’t that make a quick wrapping job even quicker?  Well, Sweet Stamps and Sticky Sweets to the rescue!  I made myself a nice little stash of gift tags that are ready to tie onto a package. Now how Sweet is that??

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I like to pick up pre-cut tags when I see them on sale at the craft store, and often I run across them at other discount stores in the stationary section. You can also quite easily just cut your own from some card stock, maybe round the top corners and punch a hole at the top for the string.  If I make my own I like to reinforce the hole with a hole reinforcement sticker.  There are also some punches available on the market that make tags.  Use whatever you have and have fun with it!

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The first thing I did, was to pull out a few stamp sets and sentiments that would work for birthdays, thank you, and all occasion tags.  I also grabbed some of my Sticky Sweet’s.  I decided to stamp my images on a piece of sticker paper rather than directly on the tags. Since I am using some black and Kraft colored tags, stamping directly to them wouldn’t work as well as on the white tags.   I stamped multiples of most of the images, so that I would have lots to choose from.

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It was a lot of fun to just color in all the images and was a good way to practice my coloring skills as well 🙂

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Next [and this was the really fun part] was to start laying out stickers on my blank tags. This part took me maybe 15 minutes, I didn’t worry too much about it, I just started combining and making them super cute!  I then stamped on some of the various sentiments. Some are birthday, some are thank you, and some are just left kind of blank for any occasion that may come up. For the black cardstock, I heat embossed the sentiments in white and, I wrote on them with white gel pen and I think it looks pretty cool!

The last thing I did was to cut some twine and tied a piece on each tag, so they really are ready-to-go!

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I ended up making quite a good amount of tags with just that one sheet of sticker paper and a couple of Sticky Sweet stickers.  I’m really happy with how they turned out and that I have them all ready to go when I need them.   I’m going to store these in with my gift bags and have a ready to go tag!  I think my gift recipients are going to enjoy these little handmade tags and I encourage you to do the same!

Thanks for stopping in to read the blog today, please be sure to share your creations on social media and be sure you tag us on Instagram,Facebook, or Pinterest and tag me on Instagram @CallieCoPaperTrail so we can all see what you create.

Callie xoxo

Stamp Sets Used:
Nod to Mod Hats Artsy Fartsy Too Hip Deer Me Happy Birthday Royal Wish

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Is it too early to start thinking about the holidays? Angeline doesn’t think so! She’s getting ahead by making some Christmas tags to have on hand when the busy season comes.

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Hi, it’s Angeline here with some Sticky Sweet inspiration for Christmas! I decided it’s good to be ready for the holiday season and make some Christmas gift tags.

I LOVE the Fall Into Sticky Sweet because it has a mix of images which are perfect for different occasions. For this project, I am only choosing the Christmas images. I first colored the cute images in with my Copic markers. You can choose to just color it in one single shade, or even blend it in a few! Your choice because these stickers are AWESOME for coloring!

 

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Then I added some glitter with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, because what’s Christmas without some sparkle? 🙂

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I grabbed some 3×4 Christmas journal cards and added some washi tape for the border. Then it was time to have fun and get my Sticky Sweet on! 🙂 You may also use patterned papers for this or create your own.

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Next I took the Fall into Christmas stamp set‘s sentiments to stamp the background of the card using a light colored ink. This set is just PERFECT to compliment your Sticky Sweet.

 

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I  also added the “HO HO HO” words in with a darker shade of ink using the Outline Lower Alpha stamp. You may choose to color in the letters or leave it as it is.

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Finally, I punched a hole and tied a glittery ribbon to finish it up! 🙂 YAY!! All done!

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So, here are my finished gift tags for Christmas.

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Here are some close ups of the tags.

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I also added some hand lettering to some of the tags.

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Thanks for taking time to stop by for my tutorial today. I’d love to see your Christmas gift tags, so please tag Sweet Stamp Shop on InstagramFacebook and PinterestYou can also tag me on Instagram @scrappyscrappy_.

 angeline

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We are loving all these cute and simple projects the contributors are sharing with you! A couple weeks ago, Amy showed you how to make petite page markers, and today, Samantha is featuring some corner bookmarks.

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Hello, Samantha here with you again today sharing some simple and AWESOME bookmarks! These bookmarks are fantastic for planners or books that you’re reading! And the best part is, you can make them CUSTOM to YOU! 🙂 They just slip right onto the corner of your page! Perfect!

Let’s get started! 🙂  I used a LOT of Sweet Stamp Shop sets – you just can’t beat it when they all work SO well together! 🙂 Ha!

I used images from Bright Star, Like a Boss, Lil Moon, Mark It, Spa Day, Bumps and Bruises and Craft Night! 🙂 I also colored up a bunch of images from other sets, because I wasn’t sure which ones I wanted to use! There are so many choices! Ha! 🙂

Ok, so once you have colored your images, it’s time to create the ‘corner’ part of the Corner Bookmark! 🙂

Step 1 – select your patterned paper and cut two pieces of scrap paper into 6cm x 6cm squares
Step 2 – place one of the pieces square in the corner of a your patterned paper and trace lightly

Step 3 – place the second square next to it and trace

Step 4 – move the second square template to the other side of the fist square template you placed down

Step 5 – use a ruler to draw a diagonal line in two of the squares drawn

Step 6 – cut out along the diagonal lines and then erase the pencil lines! 🙂

Step 7 – fold over one of the ‘triangles’

Step 8 – add adhesive and fold over the other ‘triangle’. Easy!

Next is the fun part – add your colored images!!

Once you have adhered your images, you’re ready to get distracted by the cuteness mark your planners and save your spot in your book as needed! 🙂

A few tips: to make this EVEN EASIER – cut the corner from an envelope, add some Sticky Sweet Stickers – DONE!
I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial on adding extra Sweet to your life! Please be sure to like, love, follow Sweet everywhere (I’m talking Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, people!)! This month is EPIC in the Sweet Stamp Shop, so you’re not going to want to miss a thing! 🙂

Thanks again for spending some of your day with me!!
~Samantha

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