Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I'm a first timer - I got my Erin Condren Planner 2014/2015

Wait before I go into the planner, I have to point out that this is only my 3rd post of 2014 and the year is half way over....I totally fail at blogging. BUT with that being said maybe I can use my planner to get back on track. lol (don't hold your breath)

Okay so I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to switch from my filofax and go to the Erin Condren Life Planner....I love that it's spiral bound. I love the colors, it just makes me so HAPPY! 

Now I was not too pleased with the cover options, there was not one thing that just screamed pick me, so I decided to design my own.  I figured they give you the option to upload a full frame picture so why not go for it.

I'm not a digital scrapbooker by any means but I do create invitations and cards for some of my clients (I have a photography side biz) and I do know my way around photoshop, so I went for it.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  Now they did mess up and leave the L out of April and I am patiently waiting for a response from the company but I am very glad the covers are interchangeable so I can live with this for a bit.

I first created the woodgrain background, and I added some paint splatter brushes and then I added my pictures with a drop shadow and the final piece was the silver sequins.  The front are pictures of my husband and I, my kids and my furbabies.  I love frogs and photography so a frog holding a camera seemed fitting. lol The back are a couple of pictures and some various things that I just like, pictures, quotes etc.

All in all I am so happy with the outcome (except for the name issue) and I am already thinking up a design for my next cover.  Oh the possibilities....

The quote on the front, under my name, is hard to read in the picture but it says "Turning my Can'ts into Cans and my Dreams into Plans"

Can't forget the token "My Box Has Arrived" picture. 


Michelle Todd said...

Hi! Beautiful cover! What instructions did you give to get the full frame picture on the back over too? Thanks!

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