Florence Antonette's Blog Posts

Hey Crafty Friends!

Florence here back with another blog post. In my entry a couple weeks ago I shared my October Daily Project and said I would show you a couple of my project photos :) I actually ended up creating a challenge with my friend for some guidance requested by a handful of people. I also created loose leaf pages for now because I’m indecisive and originally wanted this to be in a TN, then thought hey this would look great in a planner too. First world problems- having options. 

Day One was my October Bucketlist. Normally I have a huge list, but reality sank on things I actually CAN do versus what I want to do. So I kept it simple and picked only 8 things. 

1. Go to the Pumpkin Patch

2. Craft Date in Southern California

3. Apple Hill (my ultimate favorite Fall activity in Northern California)

4. San Francisco Fall Fun

5. Caramel Hot Cocoa at Ghirardelli (San Francisco, CA)

6. Downtown Disneyland

7. Old Sacramento

8. Plan a fun day date

Sometimes simple, less detailed bucket lists are more doable. Sure I could've done a longer list of 31, but what is the likelihood of me actually accomplishing it? 

I also created some creative layered tags. These are so simple!! Especially with layering! I think they look good by themselves or added on to a page as well. These tags can have endless possibilities! 

Lastly, I wanted to share with you my Day 9. This was a throw back photo of 26 years ago with some of my cousins, my brother, and I. Isn't it interesting how photos can just bring back a day and memories can surface? That's one of my most favorite things about memory keeping. In the planning world, we call it memory keeping, in the paper crafting world it's called scrapbooking. I choose to scrapbook in TN's and planners and preserve this through memory keeping LOL! See what I did there?

Are you still a traditional scrapbooker? Or are you a planner girl turned memory keeper? I love how this community has evolved into something SO amazing and we can inspire each other through our photos.

Keep an eye out for my next blog post this month where I will teach you how to make simple box stickers with our digitals!! Did you know that we have a digital store? I love it because it's readily available especially to those who aren't without a storefront scrapbook store. Until next time!!




Hey Sweet Creative Friends!

This year is just flying by and October is just around the corner. I printed the digital monthly freebie for the Travelers Notebooks. I’m going to glue this into my insert I’m using for October. I absolutely love Halloween and knew I wanted to use the Simple Vintage Halloween Kit for my Planning!

I also used some of our stamps, I am loving how perfect they are to complete a page. Some people say they aren’t stampers. Honestly neither was I. But I think once you find your groove and favorite products they’re so easy to use! 

I am also going to be doing October Daily. With this, everyday I do a challenge and document it. Whether it’s big or small and I just decorate it Halloween theme. It can be as simple as going to Starbucks to buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte, to taking my niece and nephew to the pumpkin patch. 

I have another blog post early October where I’ll be sharing you some of my inside pages as I will be documenting daily! Feel free to follow me on @livelifeandcreate to see my October Daily journal entries :) 

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall- which one is your favorite?! Hands down for me, FALL is my most favorite of all. I challenge you to dust off your paper crafting stash and lets use what we have to document October! 

Till next time!


Hey Sweet Friends!
I can’t believe that August has flown by in a blink of an eye and September is just around the corner. As some people look at September being the end of Summer, I look at it as the beginning of my favorite season- Fall!! I used the free monthly A5 printables for my month on two pages. 
Since I absolutely love the new Forever Fall line, I wanted to use some of the new stamps as well as some stickers and ephemera! This is a busy month for me as I’ll be traveling to Arizona and Portland as well as doing little trips within a hour radius of me. Here in California it still is hot- but I’m already California dreaming of the fall. It’s time to get cozy, put on your sweaters and boots, and enjoy some yummy warm drinks. 
I wanted to share with you the before the pen layout. We in the planner community love to share with you before we decide to lock down our priorities and make permenant plans :)

The month on two pages is probably my hands down most favorite thing to decorate. It slowly brings realization on all of the upcoming events and how busy life can get. Don’t forget to schedule some “me time” while Planning. This definitely goes along way especially with a busy schedule. 
What’s some of your favorite fall things to do? I’m most looking forward to going back to NYC and enjoying fall foliage there AHHH!!! So be prepared for some traveling documentation soon 
Until next time!!