Instagram and I’ve Got the Planner Bug!

So, two things have happened, that I never expected.  The first one is Instagram.  I always said that Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and my blog were enough (it really should be, right?).  Famous last words.  This hashtag thing is such a timewaster fun! LOL!  The next thing I need to do is put my Instagram link in my sidebar here on my blog.  If you want to follow me – I’m @kimmerbe  I’ve been posting (almost) daily photos of my life – my kitties, my art, and … that brings me to the second thing that I never expected – my PLANNER obsession.  I guess it kind of started (for me) last year with the Documented Life Project, (which has changed into more of an art journaling focus for this year).

This is going to be a long post – first one in a while, with lots of photos.  I hope you enjoy!  :)

I have two “planner-like” journals on the go.  I am using Moleskines for both of them, because it is what I have on hand (a novel idea – use what you have…don’t buy more! lmao).  I’m using one for the “Listers Gotta List” challenge being run by The Reset Girl.  It started in April, and basically there are daily lists to be made.  Well, I’ve done 10.  But, I don’t really care that I’m so far “behind” – I’m enjoying the process.


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The other planner is a real planner – a Moleskine too, but I have been using it as more of a memory keeper.  Equally fun.  I do find my Moleskine to be a bit small, though…if I keep the planning up into next year, I may venture into a larger one – I’ve been eyeing the Erin Condren planner.  But, having said that, it’s pretty expensive, and there are so many less expensive options out there.  I could even make my own.  Stay tuned…

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A NEW Art Journaling VIDEO!!!

I uploaded this a few days ago, but I’ve been feeling poorly, so haven’t blogged about it yet.  This is my final video in this series inspired by Shannon Green’s challenge.  Even if you haven’t seen my previous videos, you may enjoy watching me complete 20 pages in my Dylusions art journal.  I even do a flip-through of the completed pages.

Thank you SO much for stopping by!  As always, I would love it if you left a comment.  :)

Art Journaling by 5s – Part 5a – VIDEO!

Journaling by 5’s – Part 4 – Art Journaling Video

Journaling by 5’s – Art Journaling Video

Here is Part 3 of my version of Shannon Green’s challenge.  Enjoy!  I finally received my Dylusions paints, and was able to use them in this challenge/video!  :)

Listers Gotta List…Days 3, 4, and 5

I’m so proud – I finished 3 pages this weekend!  Mind you, my studio looks like a cyclone went through it…lol

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#Listers Gotta List and Random Stuff

First of all, there’s this:

Apr 23 weather

Last week, we were having summer-like weather and temperatures, and hubby was playing tennis OUTDOORS!  Today, I woke up to SNOW on my patio furniture.  Ack.  Meh.  Oh well, at least we know it won’t last.

So, this will probably end up being kind of a long, random post, but that’s just the way I roll (blog). ;)

I got a new computer, so had to go through all of my files on my old computer.  Since it’s Thursday, thought I’d share a couple of old photos of family members who are no longer with us.  RIP Bev, Mom, and Nac.  (My aunt, Mom, and sister)

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#Listers Gotta List

I came across this new challenge group – Listers Gotta List #listersgottalist (cuz, yep, I need another one lol) – and decided to play along.  Let’s see if I can keep this one up.

It was started by “The Reset Girl” and it’s basically a planner challenge (I don’t really have a planner in the true sense of the word, which makes this even funnier).  I started it because I thought it was something I could do while watching TV at night – “couch art”.  But, I quickly discovered that I can’t really do this challenge without all of my “supplies” nearby.  Cuz, yah, I have a HUGE stash of stuff that I want to use up – (another reason why I decided to do this project).  The photos of these “lists” are all over social media – Instagram, Facebook, Youtube.  It began on April 1st, so I’m already WAY behind, but that doesn’t really bother me.  It’s just about making lists, so I will just participate on my own timeline.

Many participants are using separate journals for this project, but I have so many journals that are partially filled, that I thought I’d try to finish one of my existing journals, which is a Moleskine sketch journal that I used to do a Pan Pastel class with Donna Downey a couple of years ago.  So, I didn’t decorate the cover of this journal.  I did do a “title page” of sorts, though, which is below.

I got the tag (on the left side) from Joanne Sharpe, when I took a class with her a year or so ago.  The “splats” in the background are made with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.


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Page 1 – “Reasons Why I Love Being a Planner Girl”.


Page 2 – “Favorite Songs of All Time”.  I just chose 10 random favorites…I have WAY more than that.lgl4

And, the two page spread:lgl34

That’s as far as I ‘ve gotten so far, but it’s FUN!  If you have any questions at all, or just wanna say “hi”, please leave me a comment!  I always enjoy comments.  :)

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