November 25, 2008

TJ Blogstravaganza - Holiday Planner and BLOG CANDY

With Thanksgiving a few days away, and Christmas quickly approaching, I thought some Blog Candy was in order to help kick off the Holiday Shopping Frenzy! But before I get to the Blog Candy - I want to share today's TJ Blogstravaganza post. Pat had recently posted a great tutorial on making a Holiday Planner - not having any file folders in the house, I wanted to make mine with product I had at hand, and I wanted mine to fit nicely inside my purse. So....I used her tutorial as a guide and set out to create my project.

I started with a piece of card stock that was 10" x 8", using my Scor-Pal, I score my card stock at 2-1/2", 5" and 7-1/2", then rotated my card stock and scored at 2-1/2" (this will be the flap that folds up). The printed sheets inside my planner can be found here, just print them out and cut them to size - how easy is that!

The designer paper used in my planner can be found here, I cut these panels to 4-7/8" 2-3/8"(you'll need 5). Leave 1 piece that size for the front cover, then take the remaining 4 panels and cut off a piece that is 2-3/8" x 2-3/8", the smaller panels get placed on the pockets, the larger panels on the top half. I added a Jumbo Eyelet to the left and right page of the planner so that I could tie on my Chocolate Grosgrain. I also used sticky strip to adhere page two to page 3, so it opens like a book.



To create the words for the front and inside of my planner - I used my JustRite Harmony Rectangular Stamper Set and Times New Roman Paper Crafting Font (25pt), I stamped them in Riding Hood Red ink on white card stock, then punched them out with my SU Large Oval punch, and placed them on the inside pages of my planner. For the one I used on the front cover, I adhered my stamped oval to a piece of Riding Hood Red punched circled and a punched Chocolate Chip Wide Oval, inserted my silver brads, then adhered to the cover using dimensionals. I love the JustRite Fonts and Harmony Stamper set, because my options are limitless for creating words or sentiments!


Details:

Stamps - JustRite Times New Roman Paper Crafting Font,Harmony Rectangular Stamper Set
Ink - Riding Hood Red
Card Stock - White, Chocolate Chip, Designer Series
Other - Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate Grosgrain, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Crop-a-Dile

Be sure to stop by Pat's Blog to see the links for today's TJ Blogstravaganza







Now for my Blog Candy....

As a thank you to my blog readers, I'm giving one JustRite Monogram Self-Inking Stamper Kit 1 5/8"! To enter, simply leave me a comment here on this post and let me know which of the TJ Blogstravaganza projects I've posted so far is your favorite. Be sure to leave your comment by 11PM on Sunday, November 30th. I'll have the random number generator pick the winner and post it here on my blog on Monday. Please remember, you need to check back to see if you've won, as Blogger does not store email addresses for all posters. One comment per person, please.

85 comments :

Melissa said...

Hi Lisa! I really love that Santa Ornament! But that Framed Snowman is my Favorite! That is so gorgeous!! Would love to receive that as a Christmas gift!

Hugs, Melissa

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow Lisa, the planner is great!...and the giveaway is just super. How generous of you! Just like Christmas! hugz...

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
I would be so honored to receive this gift as I LOVE all that you have done with the Just Rite Stampers! I just can't afford to buy any at this time! Thanks for your inspirations! Jociel

Darlene L said...

Great adaption Lisa. Very nice project. Thanks for the link to print the inserts. Yummy blog candy--thanks for the opp to win.

Darlene

Trish D said...

What a fun project, and what a FABULOUS giveaway! Would love to one of these self-inking ones so I could crank out multiples. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

My fav is the paper weight. It is unique and elegant.
dorisjackson4@hotmail.com

donna calamari said...

Great projects. I really love the paperweights. They are a great gift item.
donnacalamari@msn.com

Robin said...

This is an excellent planner!! I love the paperweight, the nesties faux rim card, heck I just love all the things you have shared. Actually, the chocolate suckers in the pail. I just got that set from JustRite and have yet to ink them up!! I would love to have a chance to win your blog candy, Lisa!!
Robin

Diane M. Witt said...

My favorite project is definitely the holiday planner! Being the mother of 14 children, my purse during the holidays is a train wreck full of list, receipts and more receipts! This would be so great for me to organize it all! Great design!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

I think if I have to pick a favorite, it would be the Joy to the World card. I love that image and the way you used the black and blue is SO striking! Gorgeous!

jsreader said...

I love the Jar with the Decor Element on the front. I am going to make one to put christmas cookies in and give away as gifts to co-workers.
June

Stefanie said...

Lisa this is such a cool project! You are a master with that just rite stamper. :)

My favorite though is the Santa ornament. It's gorgeous and the ribbon you used throws it over the top.

ktstamps said...

I love the Holiday Planner but I like all of them. I can use them for all occasions just by changing the stamps. I love the tutorials!
This is a great gift and I hope my number is selected! Happy Holidays! kt

mudmaven said...

I think my favorite so far is the framed Santa. I just love what you did with the Holiday Lineup set! ~chris

Betty Jo said...

I really like this planner. Had not seen one of these before and I think it is great! I enjoy getting your blog and your great ideas. Keep it up. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful planner and what a cute stamp set. Please enter me in the drawing.
kmiwen@msn.com

Lynn Mercurio said...

This by far is my very favorite blogstravaganza project mainly because during the holidays and our endless list of things to do, having some sort of way to organize it all is the ONLY way to make sure it all gets done. Your planner/organizer for the holidays is 'da bomb!

Preoccupied said...

I love the holiday tin with the chocolate on the sticks. A close second would be the planner. I really need to make me one of those.
Just ordered my first sets of JR stamps so I would love to win these. Thanks for sharing all your great projects.
Tina

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa. It is ahrd to really pick a favorite. I love all that you do....but,if I had to pick,I would pick the paper piecing one you did with the snowmen card. I love snowmen and that one is so cute.TFS!!!

Gail :-)
Booboostamper@aol.com

Vicki Romaine said...

i've just started viewing your site so I'm a little behind, but I really liked the paper piecing snowmen!

vickiromaine@yaho.com

Carolyn said...

Lisa, I loved the ornament, but my favorite is the holiday planner. I made several of these for a swap during the summer with the file folders and it was a nightmare. They turned out great, but were such a chore. I think the ones you have done with the cardstock would be much easier.

thanks so much for offering the candy, I have wanted these for a long time, but never had the extra cash to order them.

carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com

Rene said...

Your planner is wonderful! I've been just itching to use those JustRite stamps. They look to have so many uses! thanks for the blog candy opportunity and all the inspiration!

Rene' Mewes
RM3116@charter.net

Jackie Smith said...

Hi Lisa,
I can't decide which I like better in the TJ Blogstravaganza but I would have to pick the Holiday planner. Would love to receive it for Christmas.

many thanks,
Jackie

Judi Markel said...

Hi Lisa,

I love all your projects but I like the organizer the best. Great blog candy also. That would make a perfect Christmas gift.

Judi Markel
juicy262001@yahoo.com

Susan Hackney said...

I like the paper piecing with the Holiday line up the best. :)

Susan B said...

My favorite is the paper pieced Holiday Lineup. Too Cute! Love that blog candy too. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Stampin' the Good Life said...

Oh my goodness... THIS planner has got to be my favorite project! I'm going to give it a try, I think... :)

Nelly said...

Hi -- I do love the santa ornament, but my love of lists and paper organizing, I do also like the holiday planner. Thanks for the offer of this giveaway. I have been wanting to get one of these for months now.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my...the holiday planner is fabulous! I have Just Rite on my wish list!

DizzieNoodle said...

Wow! Your projects have really been a source of inspiration, but my favorites are the CD holder and the chocolate tin. This is a really generous giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

Mindy Ussery said...

I just found your blog a week ago and I am loving it. I made these planners last year, but I like that this one is purse sized. The stamps you used are adorable.

I am nominating you for a Kreativ Stamper award. I am sure you get plenty of these awards, but it is all new to me. :) Check out my blog for the details...

Lori A. said...

I love all the projects!! I really like the planner, though. I want to make one for myself and other family members!

Anonymous said...

What great projects...but my favorite is this planner. I was just getting ready to sit down and make one. I love the Holiday Lineup paper piecing snowmen too..so sweet and great colors!

Ad K.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
You have been such an inspiration this Christmas, with so many helpful ideas - thank you so much. My favourite is the holiday planner - I will make one, and hope that as I'm doing it I will be inspired with gift ideas etc. What awesome blog candy!
Hugs, Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Val said...

Wow! You have had so many wonderful projects, so it's hard to say which one is my favourite! at the present time, I would have to say that the paper pieced Snowmen is one of my favourites! Thanks for a chance to win an this awesome candy!!

jeannen2 said...

I think that this holiday planner just might be my favorite! Although I do have to say that I loved the monogram gift set too! TFS! Jeannie

robin d said...

Well, besides today's holiday planner and all the rest, I really love the look of the bucket of chocolate suckers. I've been drooling over all the JustRite projects and hope to be able to get some of the stamps someday! Thanks for the chance to get started! Happy Thanksgiving!
memphisrobin@yahoo.com

Nancy Y said...

Hi Lisa!
so many of your projects are great for the holidays - but I think my over-all favorite are the Paper Weights - what grand gifts they are!

Michelle Wilkerson said...

great planner..love how you made with what you had on hand..have been thinking about getting one of the monogram stamps..Hope you and your family have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Stampndragon said...

Hi Lisa,
Ohhh! Blog Candy - love it and have been considering for a while getting these. Hope I win! Anyway, I loved everything, but I reaaly liked the CHocolate Holiday Tin Pail. It is soooo cute....I have been searching for ideas for a craft fair and may have to case this one...different stamp set since I don't have the HOliday LIne-up, but sure I can find something ;-) Have a great Thanksgiving Day

jackiestamps4fun said...

I really love today's planner the best, but have to admit that I'd be more likely to do the Santa ornament because is looks less time-consuming at this point! Great job! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

bfiddy said...

Just found your blog, you do great work, and have already given me several ideas. Happy Holidays!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Lisa, your planner is so cute! I really don't know how you do it all, you're so prolific! It amazes me how much you share with us all!

Christina Gerloff said...

Hi Lisa, I love the the one you just posted! What a creative way to do your planning. I have been wanting that Justright Monagramer for a while now! Hope I win!

leenda said...

Of course all of your projects ROCK! I like the CD holder & the Planner & Home for the Holidays but my favorite is the SCS202 Joy to the World card. It's stunning w/the black & blue that brings out the focal point. What awesome holiday blog candy! Thanks Lisa for a chance to win these jewels!!

Tracy in Michigan said...

Lisa, I love the monogram gift set you made - it's so elegant and yet useful! Thanks so much for the chance to win such awesome blog candy! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Tracy in Michigan, crazyforsu@aol.com

Deb Lenox Leesburg, Virginia said...

Hey Lisa.
I love all you do..but I really think the frame snowman is my favorite. I just got the holiday lineup stamp set and really love all I see with that set...
thanks so much for sharing
Deb

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, my! I guess I'd have to say the Season's Greetings card with the Holiday Lineup image. Those snowmen are just too cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lyn S said...

I've been enjoying all your blogstravaganza projects Lisa! I think my favourite is the Santa glass ornament!
Lyn Smith

Jennifer Evans said...

Just found your blog and love it! Thank you for taking time to share!

Kerry H said...

I like the holiday planner. Keeps everything neat and organized. Great blog candy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa!
I love all your projects, wonderful creativity but the holiday planner is my favorite and I can imagine it converted to planners for other times of the year like school time and summer vacation. Great giveaway also. thanks for all inspiration.
Priscilla
cilla1649@yahoo.com

Isabel Z said...

While I always enjoy all the things that you post, my favorite is the planner. My purse is always a mess even though I clean it out regularly and have good intentions. During the holidays it's even more of a mess so a planner would really help me out. Thank you for inpsiring me and happy holidays to you and your loved ones.

Leslie Canuel said...

There have been so many wonderful projects... too many to choose from, but I really like this holiday planner.

Thanks for the blog candy... I can already think of several new projects I could use it with.

Leslie Canuel
lcanuel@shaw.ca

Karrie Gajdorus said...

Lisa,

As always your creativity amazes me. My favorite is the pail of chocolate suckers. That is so cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Just Rite Stamper.

Karrie Gajdorus

inkedx2 said...

My favorite project is Nesties Faux Rim Mini Tutorial card. That is just too cute.

Robbie

Carol O. said...

The framed Santa is lovely, truly but I also LOVE the snowman card. The paper piecing is adorable!

Carol O.

supermom said...

My favorite is the Santa ornament. Wow, it is just gorgeous! You have some beautiful projects on your blog.

SusanH said...

I like this one - I also didn't have any manila folders in the house and was wondering where I could snitch some! But why not just use cardstock!! Genius!

Roxanne J said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win . I love your holiday monogram gift card set

Kathryn the Teawife said...

Oh, Wow! What lovely blog candy. Your Blogstravaganza projects have been fab! I really liked this holiday planner AND the Nesties snowman. Hard to pick one over the other.
Cuddles, Kathryn McAllister
teawife@yahoo.com

Karen from Ontario said...

Hi Lisa,
I like all your projects but my fav is the Santa ornament. So vintage looking.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, my favorite project is the chocolate can of sweets (who doesn't love chocolate) and my second fav is the faux mini shaker with the snowman. You are awesome!! Debbie F. MDFunnell@aol.com

Cat said...

i just LOVE this pocket planner the best. don't get me wrong; your paper pieced snowman, cd holder, and chocolate tin are VERY cute too, but i just love the idea of a planner to keep all my thoughts from falling out of my brain :) thnx for sharing, and for the great blog treat give away.

SherylH said...

Hi Lisa, I have enjoyed all of your projects so far, but my favorite is the Paper Piecing with the snowmen group -- so cute.

Would love to try out the products from JustRite.

Sheryl

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa The Santa ornament is my favorite. Of course, I love all the others too. Thanks for posting them for us.

Thanks, Marie

Roberta W said...

Since I have this set, I have to pick the paper pieced Holiday Lineup. Please enter me in the drawing. I would love to win a JustRite stamper. Thanks for the chance.

Cheryl said...

I like the Holiday Line up the best. And the best part of it is that my daughter has this set and I have my dibs on it to make this!! Oh how a great plan comes together!!!! LOL Thanks so much. I would love this stamper.
Cheryl Sims

Beth Anne Vella said...

Wow! What a great blog candy!!! I really like the jumbo tag idea. Your sample is beautiful. My mind is reeling with lots of ideas using that jumbo tag.
Happy Thanksgiving :)

Michele said...

Does it have to be a card? My favorite is the Santa ornament! :)

Michele

Sue D said...

It is hard to pick just one--I like all your cards made with the ODBD stamps but my favorite project is the paperweights since they would make such great gifts.
Thanks for the chance to win.

sandyh50 said...

I really like the broken gingerbread card with the cute sentiment inside! All your projects are great!

Jennifer said...

I love the faux rim tutorial!!! Awesome.. gonna try it too! Thanks for the opportunity of blog candy!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the card using Labels II. I've been contemplating acquiring this set...now I'll have to. Thanks for such fantastic inspiration.

Larry Dushane
stampindude@bex.net

Linda said...

I think my fave so far is your version of the planner!!
Thanks for the opportunity to try to win ;)

Paula said...

Hi Lisa, The holiday planner is my favorite. Thats so generous of you to giveaway a gift like that.
Thanks for the chance. Paula

Sharon said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful candy! I love the paper pieced card! So cute!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

I have been intrigued by these for a while...but seeing what you create with them, makes me even more intrigued!!! I think it would be a fun addition to my stamping stash!!! Crossing my fingers here. Hisses, Rockin Robin

Donalda's Blog said...

Girl it would be so hard to say which one is my favortie but if I had to choose I would say the Santa Ornament dear. But your planner is gorgeous too they all are dear

shaz hank said...

I love the Planner. I have made a couple. But I think I like the card with the Paper trey house the best!

David and Susan said...

I LOVED the planner!! I can't wait to try this one...it will make wonderful gifts, so please enter me in the blog candy drawing.

susan said...

LOVE the planner, what a great idea!! I plan to TRY to make some for gifts this holiday season.
Please enter me for the candy drawing.

Donna said...

Hi Lisa! I'd love to see instructions on your "folded tree" that you submitted to TJunkies.

Would also love to win this blog candy you're giving away. I've been wanting this, but have been to poor to buy it.

Thanks for the opportunity.

DonnaWB

Maryann said...

I love them all, but I really want to make the holiday planner. It
can be made for so many occasions, a great gift idea to have on hand. Mary Ann

windycindy said...

Greetings! What a fantastic giveaway prize package. I really like the
"Chocolate Holiday Tin Pail" and the
"Believe" Santa Card. Please add my name to your drawing. Many thanks,
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

 
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