New Releases: Ultimate Planner Kit

Hello Planner Friends!

It’s New Releases time in my Etsy shop!

This month I’m introducing my “Ultimate” planner kit.

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My “Ultimate” planner kits are three pages and come with more of pretty much everything!  There are more full boxes, ombre heart checklists, headers, scallop boxes, and half ombre checklists.  This kit also comes with lots of “little things” variety boxes!  I’ve been wanting to add “little things” boxes to my kits for a while now and am so happy that I finally got the time to do it!

I’m releasing three “Ultimate” kits this week!  They are:

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I’m also releasing two new horizontal printable kits.  They are:

Head on over to my shop and get a better look at all my new kits!  I know you’re going to love them as much (if not more) than I do!!

While shopping, don’t forget to use the blog exclusive coupon code “BlogBonus” to save 15% on your order of $10 or more! 🙂

Happy Planning!

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September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello, planner friends!

I have this month’s free printable release to share with you today!

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I love the purple of September in the Erin Condren LifePlanner!  It’s such a great color for the transition from summer to fall!

Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

 

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format. I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF. It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. PLAN!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT September Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

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Peony Bunches Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my weekly planner printable release!

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I created some beautiful peonies for this week’s printable!

The colors look fantastic this month in the vertical Erin Condren LifePlanner.  The pinks match perfectly!

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Here’s a better look at the printable!

My mom pointed out that it would look great on Mother’s Day, and I have to agree!  It would be very pretty!!

Before I give you the file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT Peony Bunches Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

For printing and cutting tips, check out my previous printable post.

Happy Planning!

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Sherbet Blossoms Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my weekly printable release!

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I had some fun with abstract florals and dots in this sherbet colored printable!  I love it so much that I’m thinking of making another sheet or two with corresponding designs!

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Here’s a better look at the printable.

I decided to add some bottom washi strips to this week’s printable.  I always like it when kits come with bottom washi, so I figured you’d like it on your printables too!

Before I give you the file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT Sherbet Blossoms Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

For printing and cutting tips, check out my previous printable post.

Happy Planning!

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Spring Fling Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my weekly planner printable release!

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After releasing the spring showers printable, I created some spring flowers for you too! 🙂

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Here is a better look at the printable!

I love the colors I chose for this printable!  They’re so springy and fun!

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I’m planning to use these flowers as washi strips!  They’ll look adorable whether they’re cut vertically or horizontally!

Before I give you the file there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT Spring Fling Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! 🙂

For printing and cutting tips, check out my previous printable post.

Happy Planning!

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Fresh Floral Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hi everyone!

Those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I’ve become obsessed with my Erin Condren LifePlanner in the last few months.  I spend lots of time (and money) decorating my planner!

Along with being planner-obsessed, I’m also an Advertising major.  My major involves working with many of the design programs in the Adobe suite.  Last week, I decided to combine my love of planners and stickers with my love of design!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to release my very first FREE STICKER PRINTABLE!! I’ve been working for a week now designing many different decorative and functional stickers.  These stickers are formatted to perfectly fit the vertical Erin Condren LifePlanner.  They can easily be cut to size for other planners as well.

I’m hoping to release one planner printable a week.  Some will be decorative, some functional, and some a combination of the two like the set I’m releasing today called “Fresh Floral.”  My friends helped me come up with the name, and I love it!

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Coincidentally enough, the blues of this printable coordinate perfectly with the January color scheme in my ECLP, so I’ll be using it in my layout next week!

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Here’s a closer look at the printable.

Before I give you the file there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT Fresh Floral Sticker Sheet!

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! 🙂

Printing Tips!

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  • For those of you that don’t already have a sticker paper preference, I recommend Avery Sticker Project Paper (found here). If you do have a sticker paper preference, leave a comment below! I’d love to explore more paper options!
  • Make sure your printer is printing at 100%.  For some reason mine was defaulting to 94%.

Cutting Tips!

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a Silhouette sticker cutting machine, so I’ll be cutting my stickers by hand.  If you have to cut by hand like I do, it won’t be too tedious because most of the stickers on this sheet are made of straight lines.  I bought a Fiskars paper cutter to make cutting the full boxes and such much easier.

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I cut my sheet in sections to ensure that I didn’t accidentally cut the wrong thing.  Even with dividing it into sections, I still managed to mangle a flower or two! Whoopsie Daisy!

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I used a little circle punch to cut out the larger, yellow flowers.  I didn’t have the patience to cut them out individually with scissors.

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Here is everything cut out.  I’ll go back and trim the flags, checklists, and envelopes with scissors later on in the week when I get close to using them.

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To end this post, I wanted to show you a little example of how I might use these stickers in my planner.

Instead of cutting the little, blue flowers out individually, I’ll probably end up using them like little washi stickers. Too cute! I’ll also use the little loops as washi strips and fun space fillers!

I hope you enjoy this printable!  Don’t forget to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram and use the hashtag #pinkbowstwinkletoes when you use these stickers!

Happy Planning!

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Easy DIY: Floral Monogram Puzzle Pieces

Hi everyone!

For the past three years, I’ve made monogram puzzle pieces for my sorority’s (Kappa Kappa Gamma) Big Little Reveal.  We welcome each new Little to the Lazy Daisy Family with a monogram puzzle piece that connects to their Big’s piece.

They’re super cute and pretty easy to make, so I thought I’d share them with you today!

IMG_5122Supplies:

  • Wooden Puzzle Pieces (Mine are from Hobby Lobby)
  • Wooden Letters
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes (various sizes)
  • Tacky Glue
  • Pencil
  • Bowl

IMG_5124Acrylic Paint:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Wedding Cake
    • Chamomile
  • Americana
    • Primary Blue

IMG_5126Start by using a bowl to trace a half circle on the puzzle pieces to create the center of the daisy.

IMG_5131After tracing the center, draw some flower petals.  Since the puzzle pieces are meant to connect, I like for my petals to overlap.

These two pieces are meant to connect to two other pieces that I made previously.  You can see a tiny sliver of my Little’s piece in the upper left hand corner of this photo.

IMG_5135Painting time!

I like to start with the yellow and then move on to the white.

I paint right over my pencil lines.  After a few coats, the pencil marks will no longer be visible.

IMG_5136Here are the pieces after the first two coats of paint.  As you can see, the pencil lines are still somewhat visible.

IMG_5177Add at least one more coat of white paint, which will bring you to three coats of white.

There should also be three or so coats of yellow paint on the centers.

IMG_5180While you wait for the flowers to dry, begin painting the wooden letters green.

These will also require three coats of paint.

IMG_5197Now it’s time to add the blue paint!

Americana is a much thinner paint than Martha Stewart, so more coats are necessary to achieve an even application.

I like to have a few Q-tips handy at this point.  Whenever I get blue paint on the white, I quickly lick a Q-tip and clean up the mess!

IMG_5201I ended up using three coats of blue to achieve an even application.

IMG_5204It’s very important to remember to paint the edges of each puzzle piece.

If the sides aren’t painted, the puzzle pieces will look unfinished.  Nobody wants that!!

IMG_5222Once the puzzle pieces are dry, begin preparing the wooden letters.

When gluing wood to wood, I like to apply Tacky Glue with a paintbrush.  I like to make sure that the items I’m gluing will not detach.

IMG_5232Once you glue on the letters, the puzzle pieces are complete!

I absolutely love the way these look!

In reality, both pieces with the letter J connect.  I took a square picture though, because I thought it would be cuter! 🙂

Happy Big Little and Happy Crafting!!!

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Planner Perfect: Get Organized This Semester

Hi everyone!

I’ve decided to share a bit of my recent planning hobby with you today!  For those of you that follow me on Instagram, some of this will be a repeat for you.  For those who don’t follow me on Instagram, you really should! (pinkbowstwinkletoes)

I discovered the Erin Condren LifePlanner earlier this summer.  After seeing it, I knew almost instantly that I needed one too!  So the planning adventure began!

IMG_2770When ordering my planner, I chose the custom colorway option and picked out this delightful cornflower blue and white! I love how crisp and clean the color combo is! It’s professional but still fun!

I knew when I ordered my planner that I was going to jump right on the planner sticker band wagon!  I actually received my first two sticker orders several days before my planner arrived!  As I mentioned in my last post, I tend to jump into new things with both feet! 🙂

IMG_3082This was my first planned out week.  I’d only received a few sticker sheets when I designed this spread, so it’s a little bare.  Looking past all the white space, I think it’s pretty cute for my first week!

I love using little pencil stickers to mark when my classes are.  I also have some special college flags that I use to mark when assignments are due.

I haven’t really used a planner since High School, so this is a fun way for me to get organized again!

IMG_3888Skip ahead a few weeks and we have this hot air balloon spread!  This is the first design that I was completely happy with!  I love the way the stickers complement the page colors.  So pretty!

I used quite a few of the college assignment flags on the latter portion of this week.

I decided at this point that I was going to add a corresponding quote in the left side bar each week.  I usually go on Pinterest on Sunday nights and see what kind of short and sweet quotes I can find!

IMG_4045I chose a bright red and yellow floral theme for this week. The mason jar stickers I had corresponded nicely with the reds of July and the yellows of August.  Super convenient!

I picked out a fun Lilly Pulitzer quote that I thought fit quite nicely with the color scheme!

IMG_4210I messed up the sidebar quote for the week of my brother’s wedding, so I had to get creative with my photo!  Whoopsie! 🙂

Vintage Gypsy Road (one of the sticker shops I love) sells a fun cake decorating sticker set that allows you to build any size cake you’d like!  I thought that was perfect for Robert and Hayley’s wedding day!

IMG_4365A Florida summer isn’t complete without a little watermelon!

IMG_4446I got the majority of the stickers I used for this spread from Libbie & Co (another one of my favorite sticker shops).

She sold a mystery box in early August that came with tons of adorable flamingo stickers!  You know how much I love mystery/subscription boxes, so I couldn’t resist!  I’m hoping she offers another one soon!

IMG_4611This floral theme is my most recent spread.

Sorority recruitment ended this week and Kappa’s bid day theme was Picnic, so I was trying to portray that a little in my spread.  It didn’t turn out overly picnic-y but that’s okay!  The red gingham box is all the picnic I really need!

Now that I’ve shown you all of my designs, I’m going to explain a little about the supplies I use and how I go about designing the spread for each week!

IMG_4637I buy/use a ton of stickers, so I bought this accordion folder at Target to store all of my stickers.  I also bought the corresponding file folders.

I like to store my stickers alphabetically by shop. When the pockets of the accordion folder filled up, I started sticking the file folders in the accordion pockets to created more divided spaces.

IMG_4640Here’s a picture of the inside of my accordion folder.  You can kind of see where I stuck a filer folder to create more space.

IMG_4647On the bottom of each planner page, I like to add some coordinating washi tape.  The washi adds a lot of color and covers up some of my unused white space!  Win win!

I’ve bought washi at all of the craft stores and Target!  Target sometimes has it in their Dollar Spot, which is a fantastic deal if you find some you like!

Michael’s is the best place to buy the basics.  They sell thin, solid washi in large packs that you can oftentimes use a coupon on!  What a deal!

IMG_4646These are some of my favorite sticker sheets!

IMG_4649Every Sunday night, I sit down with my planner and start designing my layout for the week.  I typically have a few Post-Its with important events on them.

IMG_4651I then go through my stickers and pick out the ones I think I’m going to use.

IMG_4655Planning is definitely a process.  I don’t fill out the entire week on Sunday.  I just fill out what I know I for sure have going on.  I like to leave a little blank space in case something pops up!

IMG_4659I then added my quote and made a few more sticker additions.

IMG_4662This is what I ended up with!  I’m not in love with my washi tape design, so I’ll probably end up changing that before the week is through!  I’m pretty satisfied with the rest of it though!

If I still have some blank spaces at the end of the week, I’ll go ahead and add in more decorative stickers!

Planning can be quite time consuming, but I find it very rewarding!  It’s such a fun way for me to stay organized and make sure I don’t miss any important events or assignments!

Check out my Instagram on Wednesday and Sunday for more pictures of this spread!

Are you a planner addict too?!

What are some of your favorite sticker shops?!

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Watercolor Wednesday – Pineapple Practice!

Hi everyone!

I have some watercolor trial and error paintings to share with you on this Watercolor Wednesday!

IMG_4078I bought a few new watercolor brushes at Michael’s over the weekend, and I couldn’t wait to try them out!

There are a few things I would really like to change about these paintings, but since I’ve only been practicing for a little over a week, I don’t think these are too bad!

IMG_4085I got the idea to paint a pineapple off of Pinterest!

If it weren’t for the one rouge triangle (I’m sure you can guess which one I’m talking about), I would absolutely love this!

I got a little wild and used two different greens for the leaves!  I used a darker blue green and a lighter yellow green.  I think the effect is quite nice! 🙂

The pineapple was pretty easy, so I’ll definitely be trying it again soon!

IMG_4088I love the way these flowers turned out! I’m pretty happy with the “bloom” too!

My paint set didn’t come with a purple, so I mixed a few colors to make my own.

Next time, I’ll use a smaller brush for the stems.  They’re just a little too thick for my liking!  I’ll also make the stems a little longer (or move the bow up a little), so there’s greenery coming out of the bottom of the bow.

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All in all, I’m pretty pleased with this week’s paintings!

I’ll be back next week with some more progress!

Happy Crafting!!

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DIY Hand Embroidery Motif – Personalized Floral Wreath

Hi everyone!

I have a fun, personalized project to share with you today!

IMG_3775Supplies:

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery floss
  • Fabric (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

IMG_3778DMC Floss Colors:

  • 4230 – variegated blue
  • E415 – metallic silver

We’re going to start the project by printing off the letter of your choice is a festive font!  I chose “N” for Natalie, typed it up, and printed it out.

I used the Onyx typeface, which I believe came standard on my computer.

Once you print out your letter, trace it onto your fabric.

IMG_3781We’re going to start by using the satin stitch for the serifed areas.

As I’m sure you’ve figured out, I never do the satin stitch.  Because I never use the satin stitch, I’m not very good at it!  So this project is practice for me!

IMG_3784Use a larger than normal back stitch for the straight lines.

IMG_3786Do the same for the other side of the letter.

IMG_3792Now comes the fun part!

We’re going to satin stitch the entire center portion of the letter.

IMG_3803This is where you really get the see the variations in the thread!

IMG_3806Keep going until you reach the bottom!

I’m actually rather pleased with how my satin stitch looks!  I know its just straight lines, but I’m still impressed with myself! 🙂

IMG_3808To make the edges look cleaner, we’re going to add a few of the large back stitches around the edge of the satin stitch.

IMG_3812Add it to the other side as well.  I also added a stitch across the bottom just to clean it up a bit.

IMG_3867Now we’re going to use our silver thread to stitch a wreath around the outside of the letter.

Use the feather stitch for this portion and alternate the side that the “feather” falls on.

IMG_3870I didn’t realize until after I’d stitched around the entire hoop that I had the wrong number of feathers.  The first and last one ended up being on the same side! Oh no!!

IMG_3875To fix that problem, I went back with the straight stitch and added a second feather.

IMG_3876Much better!

IMG_3881Now we can add some French knot flowers.

I triple wrapped all of these French knots.

IMG_3889So pretty!  I love the color variations!

IMG_3894Once the knots are complete, our project is done!

IMG_3907I had a few setbacks with this project, but I love the way it turned out!  The silver thread really brings out the little silver spots in my fabric!

Happy Crafting!!

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