Special Guest, Andrea Gray – you may know her better as Retrohipmama, created a video showing her process on creating this totally rad scrapbook layout documenting her favorite mix of songs! We love seeing Sweet Stamps being used as you document your memories.



Hey friends! I am so excited to be back here as a guest for September! I am using some fun sets from August to document some of my favorite tunes from the summer.

To add some fun, I did a process video to take you through the making of this page. Check it out here and then we’ve got some detailed photos below!

Here are all the details up close and if you have any questions, please ask me below or ask directly in the You Tube Video.

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Happy stamping!

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Every Sweet Stamp can be made into a peekaboo card! Angeline shows us how she created her interactive card that is perfect for kids and adults alike.

Hi Sweet friends. Angeline here to share a quick tutorial on how I made this peek-a-boo card.
Here’s the super cute Pug Life stamp set that I used for my card. I absolutely LOVE this set. I love all the different faces and bodies which you can mix up and just have a pugtastic #puglife party! 🙂
So, first up, I am outlining three squares using my acrylic block to get the peek-a-boo windows. If you have square dies, you could use those too. Then cut out three sides of the squares leaving the top of the square uncut — which you will score instead, so that you can flip the peek-a-boo windows easier!
Next, I am adhering a piece of white cardstock onto my card base — which you will be stamping on this piece. Then grab the piece with the peek-a-boo windows and lay it on top of the white cardstock to just draw out where the windows will be with a pencil. This will show you where you can stamp on.


Once you’re done, simply erase the pencil marks that you have made earlier and you’re ready to finish up your card.
To cut down time, I grabbed some pre-colored Sticky Sweet donuts and fussy cut them. These donuts can be found on every Sticky Sweet sheet and yes.. yes.. YES! You can use them too. DO NOT THROW them out!! 🙂
I adhered my peek-a-boo piece onto my card and then tied some twine. Can you spot the awesome donuts? 🙂

And here’s a peek at the cute pugs, which I have colored with my Tombow markers. Aren’t they just the CUTEST?
Hope you like my peek-a-boo card and do try it out for yourself!
Be sure to share your creations on social media and be sure you tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and tag me on Instagram @scrappyscrappy_ so we can all see what you create.Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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Are you a #plannerbabe? Emilee shows us how two of her loves: puppies and planning go hand in hand today. She recently added a new fur baby to her family and she walks us through how she plans puppy activities in her daily schedule.


Hello friends!  Emilee here and today I have something a little different for you animal lovers.  Let me give you a short backstory:  About 4 weeks ago, we adopted a puppy from the Humane Society.  Normally I wouldn’t have chosen a puppy, but I fell in love with her and she honestly looked like an old dog!  Then we found out she was only 6 months old. She has been the most amazing companion for the last month.  I have a very, very busy daily schedule.  I am lucky enough to work mostly from home, but my day is still jam packed.  Having a puppy is like having a toddler: she puts everything in her mouth, she eats, sleeps, and potties.  I live in a loft apartment in the business district of my city and the closest grass is 2 city blocks away.  This requires a well thought out meticulous potty break and walk schedule.  So being the planner girl that I am, I created a planner just for baby dog!

I grabbed a spare Happy Planner (I have an addiction to purchasing these and having no use for them, they’re just so cheap!) that I had on hand.  I got out some scrapbook paper and my Sticky Sweet stickers to create a cover.  I used Sticky Sweet Dog & Cat and Lower Outline.  I colored the Sticky Sweet stickers in with colored pencils, then ran the cover through the laminator.

I’ll be using the month on two pages to notate appointments and when she needs flea medicine.  I’ll also track other preventative medicine here like heart worming, then also notate little milestones and memories.

Now for the meat and potatoes of the planner: I sit down at the start of each week and plan our week.  I try really hard to keep our routine the same, but some days I have to alter bathroom walks around things I have to do that day. This helps me stay organized and have our day scheduled so there’s no surprises.  I put special appointments in just like you would your personal planner.  Like this week, Callie has a grooming appointment on Friday.  Each day I’ll schedule walks, dinner times, training sessions, appointments, and designated play time.  I obviously play with her all throughout the day, but she’s a puppy and very active.  She needs a good long play session to tire her out so she doesn’t get bored and misbehave.

In my sidebar I use the “Notes” section for anything I need to write down and remember.  I also put a shopping list at the bottom of the sidebar to remember what I need to pick up specifically from the pet store.  I have cats too, so you’ll see “cat food” on my shopping list.  They obviously don’t need a planner, so their shopping list gets merged in with this one.

This is a quick and easy way to stay on top of your pet schedules if you have a lot going on like I do.  I love using my Sweet Stamp Shop stamps in this planner to make things cute.  I know I’ll want to look back on her planner when she’s older and remember her puppy days.  I’ll even add in pictures along the way.  The primary purpose of this planner is to organize our day, but I’ll treat it as a memory book as well.

You don’t have to have a special planner for this if you don’t want to. You can just use some of these ideas and stamps and incorporate them into your personal planner.  With planning, it’s always most important to just do what makes sense for you and your day. Do you create planner layouts for your pet schedules? If you do, please share with me how you stay organized! For more planner layout ideas, check out more Sweet on social media and be sure you tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.


Stamps Used
Basic Tabs
More Tabs
Plan Pet
Time For
Walk For Hope

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Do you have a favorite go to layout or theme that you use while planning? One of Sparkle’s favorites is coffee and she shares that love with us today!


Hi everyone, Sparkle here today. Next Thursday is National Coffee Day here in the States, so I thought it would be fun to do a coffee theme for that week in my planner. Coffee is one of my loves in life, so it seemed fitting to celebrate. My favorite drink is a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. For my layout, I used a combination of stamps, dies, and sticky sweet stickers.


This Happy Planner is an un-dated version, so I stamped the dates in on top. I typically use the top section of my planner for daily events and appointments. The middle section is where I put most of my to do lists and the bottom section is used for meal related items. Since I tend to have less in the bottom section of my planner, that is usually a catch all for the extra things that are going on or space to decorate more.


I like to color my images with Copic markers, but they will bleed through your planner. Because of that, I stamp and color most of my images on sticker/label paper first. Now that Sweet as coordinating dies, it’s super easy to die cut these images and stick them in your planner! If that’s not really your cup of joe, don’t worry, just color a sheet of sticky sweet stickers and you’ll be ready to go!


Do you pick themes for your planner layouts? If you do, what inspires you? 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 @sparkle__creations so we can all see what you create! Hope you all have a sweet day!

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Worried that you’ll be short on time during the holidays this year? Callie has got you covered! Using just a few of our planner stamps, she walks you through how she plans for the busy months ahead.


Hey Sweet Friends! Callie here and I am back on the blog today to share my fun idea for a Christmas countdown and holiday planning. Once the holiday’s start in October, I really need to focus my energies to make sure that I have time to get all of the things done that I want, but don’t wear myself out trying to do too much all at once. The holidays roll around so quickly, and without a plan I often find myself rushing around at the last minute to complete all of the tasks that I need to do. This year, I decided to do a Christmas countdown beginning on Oct 1st. This way I can plan back from those important dates to be sure I allow enough time to compete my tasks. I am sure you can relate! Here is a photo of how my finished project came together

Main photo

The first thing I did was to grab my favorite holiday stamp set, Fall Into Christmas, which as the name implies, will take your from the beginning of Fall all the way to Christmas. I also grabbed the new More Tabs set and the Number Mixup set. I thought these would all work together to help me create the perfect countdown, with the added cute factor of the stamps!

Stamp sets

I then pulled October, November, and December monthly layouts from my planner and stamped a circle onto each date using the More Tabs set. Then I went back in and added the countdown from 0-85 – and let me warn you to be careful here, it’s too easy to mess up and stamp the wrong numbers. I was extra careful and double checked as I went along, but things could have gone wrong so easily! The numbers are large, and I like that because they serve as a really good visual reminder of just how many days I have left before the BIG holiday of Christmas Day.

Monthly pages with countdown stamped
I then took every image from Fall Into Christmas and stamped each one several times onto a sheet of sticker paper. I like to do it this way so that I can color with my markers and do a little layering on my pages with the stickers. Stamped images

Then I went to town coloring in all the fun images! 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 🙂

stamps colored
I decided to add a little extra element to each monthly page by cutting some scrapbook paper and gluing it down on the side of each month. I like the way it adds a punch of color to the page – and hey, it just makes me happy! Once the scrapbook paper was glued down, I started laying out the stickers and stamping in some of the sentiments that are included in the set. I tried to keep in mind the larger must-do type of tasks that I would need to accomplish for each holiday and started writing those events in where I wanted to be certain to complete them.

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I can now easily plan each week, with my major tasks in mind and always be aware of how many days remain in total for me to be ready in time. I hope this idea will be something you can implement into your holiday planning. 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.

Thanks for stopping by today! Callie xoxo

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