We Are Memory Keepers Planner Punch Review

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the long awaited We Are Memory Keepers Planner Punch Review!!

Planner Punch Board review

I learned about the Planner Punch before Creativation this year.  I don’t remember where but when I saw it I knew that I had to stop at the We R Memory Keepers booth to test this one out. That I did and I’ve been waiting for this product to hit the stores so that I could get one for myself.

Let’s get started:

The Planner Punch Board comes with Adjustable Punches

we r memory keepers planner punch
The Planner Punch Board comes with 5 circle inserts.  Use these inserts for ring binder planners.

we r memory keepers planner punch board

The Planner Punch Board has a Punch Position Number chart. You use these numbers to align the punches up correctly.

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The Planner Punch comes with hole catcher that opens so that you can empty it out.

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You can store your inserts flat within the base.

we r memory keepers planner punch board

The directions are printed directly on the back of the punch board. (After reading the direction, I found the sticker for the happy planner

we r memory keepers planner punch board

Lets see how this tool works:

Mind you, I did not read the directions before playing with it.  I wanted to see if I could figure this tool out just by playing with it. 

The paper I used was Canson Watercolor paper weighting 140lbs.

I started with the circle binder inserts that came with the punch board. I have a two ring binder that I wanted to add a watercolor insert.

  1. I measured one of the pages inside the binder to cut the watercolor paper to the correct size.we r memory keepers planner punch board
  2. Then I used the middle line in the page protector to center my paper.  Once that was done, I placed the inserts in the corresponding punch position number.  Which is 10 and 63.
  3. I punch the holes. we r memory keepers planner punch board
  4. The holes were punch cleanly.we r memory keepers planner punch board
  5. The page fits perfectly in the binder. we r memory keepers planner punch board

For the next test I used the circle inserts to create a watercolor panel for a 6 ring binder.

  1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from above.
  2. For the 6 ring binder, you only need three of the inserts.
  3. Line the paper up using the grove on the left side of the punch and punch the first three holes.we r memory keepers planner punch board
  4. Turn the paper around and punch the other side of the paper to punch the other 3 holes. we r memory planner punch board
  5. Fits perfect in my 6 ring binder. we r memory keepers planner punch board

The planner punch board is only for ring binders.  They have inserts to fit the other planners on the market.

Check out the other inserts:

we r memory keepers planner punch board inserts

The inserts on the left are called the Disc Punch Inserts and the ones on the right are called the Spiral Punch Inserts.

The disc punch inserts work in the same fashion as the circle inserts.  The spiral punch inserts work a bit differently.

Lets start with disc punch inserts:

  1. For the disc inserts, I used one of the pages from my mini planner to line up the disc inserts.
  2. There are 7 rings but the package comes with 6 inserts.  So you have to turn the paper over to punch the last hole.we r memory keepers disc inserts
  3. The planner position numbers are 2, 15, 28, 53, 65 and 2 again for the last one.we r memory keepers disc punch
  4. It fits perfectly in my planner.we r memory keepers disc punch inserts

The spiral inserts are a bit different. You only get one punch for the different punches.

The pink insert punches 4 holes per inch.

The gold insert punches 3 holes per inch.

The teal insert punches 2 holes per inch.

Lets take a look:

According to the directions, you place the punch at line 37 and use the center line to start. I didn’t do that.  So you will see my photos different then what the company may show.

  1. Place the insert inside the punch board.
  2. I used the line guide to line my paper up so that I can punch.
  3. Then I used the guide on the side of the punch to punch even space holes in my paper.
  4. Punch the entire side of the paper.we r memory keepers spiral inserts

we are memory keepers spiral punch

we are memory keepers spiral punch

I went against the directions and started where I wanted to.  
we are memory keepers spiral punch

we are memory keepers spiral punch

Take a look at all three of them together.

we are memory keepers spiral punch

All punch and the inserts are super easy to use.  The possibilities are endless with this tool You can make a varsity of handmade pages.

Here is a tip for your inserts:

They clip together so that you don’t lose a piece.

we r memory keepers planner punch board

So here you have it!!  The Planner Pouch Board!

What do I think?

I love it!!  I recommend it for those of you who are planner lovers.

  1. This tool is easy to carry vs. the bigger punches for each planner system.
  2. It fits right in your bag.
  3. With this tool, you can create pages for any planner, not just the one you have.
  4. It’s inexpensive.
  5. You can create custom pages for your planner.
  6. You can also create your own book with it.
  7. It cuts thought thick paper with easy.

I put in an order with Simply Charming Bags for a custom bag for my punch and the additional inserts.  I will share it when it arrives.

So what do you think?  Would you add this to your planner supply collection?  I would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. )

We R Memory Keepers - Planner Punch Board        We R Memory Keepers - Planner Punch Board - Disc Punch Inserts       We R Memory Keepers - Planner Punch Board - Spiral Punch Inserts

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Rubber Dance Stamp February 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Rubber Dance Stamp Theme Challenge!!

The theme is “Lots of Layers”!  All you have to do is create a piece of work that has a lot of layers.

Check out what I created to inspire you:

love-rds

I tried to keep my tag pretty simple since that is more my style, but I also wanted to play around with some mixed media.

Are you asking yourself, where are the layers?  I was hoping that you would ask.

Here you go:

  1. I add gesso on the top of the tag and let it dry.
  2. Then I blended Distressed Ink Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserve.
  3. After that, I used Rubber Dance Stamps Round in Circles stamped paired with StazOn Jet Black Ink to stamp the circles.
  4. Then I used the Rubber Dance Stamps Think Again stamp set to stamp the sentiment with the StazOn Ink.
  5.  To finish the tag off, I colored the Crinkle Ribbon with Mustard Seed reinker and added it to the tag.

Thats four layers!!! Yayyy!

What do you think? Please let me know below. I would love to hear from you.

The winner will win five fabulous stamps fromRubber Dance Stamp!! Wait, if the winner used stamps from Rubber Dance Stamp, they will winner another five stamps! That’s a total of 10 stamps!! Wow!!!

You have until February 28, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, February 27, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in the US is a day behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

round-in-circles  think-again

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Winter Fun

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!

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Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Winter Fun!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the November release.  I went with the Huggles Christmas Star stamp set from this month’s release  for my project.

Take a look at my project:

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YNS Supplies: Little Village Die Set, Stitched Circle Frame Die Set, Huggles Christmas Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Big Shot Plus, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves, Fun Foam, Stampendous Shaved Ice

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.

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Thank you so much!

~Kymona

How to Blend Colors for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge!!!  How exciting is this!!! 

Since its the first of the month, its time for our new challenge!!!

Here is the inspiration photo that guided us this time around:

April 1_2016

Now take a look at my card:

Enjoy (S&S)

I love how this card turned out.  These colors are awesome together.

Here is how I blended these colors to created this card:

I gathered all of my supplies. I used the Distress Ink Kits 13 and Kit 14, My Favorite Things Stencil Circle Burst, Ink Blending Tool, Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy, Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

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Then I started inking in the middle with the Distress Ink Abandon Coral.

ink blending 2

Next in line was Distress Ink Fossilized Amber. I took my time and tried to blend the colors with ease.

ink blending 3

After that, was Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio. Always moving in a circular motion.

ink blending 4

Moving right along, up next is Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon.

Ink blending 7

Now its time for the big reveal.

ink blending 6

Super cool effect!

Then I used Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die and cut out 4 enjoy’s.  I glued them together and adhered it to the front of the card.

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment and finished the card off with a couple of Stampin’ Up! rhinestones.

enoy close up (S&S)

Nice and easy!! Perfect blending of colors.

Wait before I go, I was asked to show this same effect using the Clarity Brushes.

clarity bursh blending

I posted my comparison on Instagram a couple of weeks ago when I created this card.  You can find it here on Instagram.

What do you think?

Now its your turn to give this challenge a try!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile Stamps!!

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The winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift card to their online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for the next month.

Supplies used:

Mini Ink Blending ToolRecollections White Heavyweightcircle burst stencil painted enjoyWink of Stella clear Basic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveDistress Ink Mini 13  Distress Ink Mini 14Clarity Brushes

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

CASology 182 – Adore

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card just for you!!  

This week’s cue card is:

Week 182 - Adore

Take a look at my card:

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When I saw the cue card and who the sponsor was, I knew I had the perfect stamp set for this challenge!!

To create this card, I stamped the sentiment and two hearts from Concord & 9th Love You. Mean It., using Versafine Black ink.  Then I cut the front card panel down by 1.5 inches.  I then added a stripe of pattern paper behind that front panel.  I added some glossy accents to the two hearts for an added pop! Nice and easy!!

I created another card but thought it was way to simple.  I like this one!! I used the circle stamp this time!

Take a look:

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What do you think?  Please leave a comment below letting me know.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our Guest Designer this week:

Jenny

Our Sponsor this week is Concord & 9th!

Supplies used:

Love you Mean It Onyx Versafine Ink glossy accents

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 147 – Wedding

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card for you!!

This time of year is awesome! I love graduations, proms, birthdays, and wedding.  I love seeing all of the buzz and pretty dresses.   This week’s cue card is sure to please.

Week 147 - Wedding

Now take a look at my card:

Bridal showerNow I know your wondering, what in the world does my card have to do with the cue card.

The umbrella’s are not for a baby shower but for a bridal shower!! Yes, the bride-to-be has to have a bridal shower!!

Congratulations on her wedding to be!!  This is the place where she gets all of those sexy gifts.

Amazing right!  Are you wondering if this card is simple?  It took me all of five minutes to finish this card.

Here is how:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 5.50 by 4.25 scored at 4.25.

2. I cut my card panel to 5.25 by 4.00.

3. I used the 3rd largest Simon Say Stamps Stitched Circle die and the umbrella from WPlus9 Love Showers Layers Die to die cut both piece together at the same time. I die cut those 3 times.

4. I used the same circle die to cut the 3 circles out of My Mind’s Eye Fancy That pattern paper found in the Simon Says Stamp May 2015 card kit.

5. I adhered the circle together making sure the gold dots on the pattern paper was showing through the die cut umbrella.

6. I attached the 3 circles to the card panel with foam tape.

7. I stamped my sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set using the new Simon Says Stamp Blush Pink Ink Pad found in the May 2015 Card Kit.

8. I adhered the card panel to the card base using fun foam.

That’s it!  I told you it was simple.  Just some die cutting and stamping only once.  You too can achieve this look.

What do you think? Let me know below.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Carol

Our Sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps.

Supplies used:

Stitiched CircleWPlus9 LoveS howers Layers DieMay 2015 Card Kit Fun Foam

Thank you so much!!

~Kymona

There’s No Place Like Home….

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Casology Challenge Week 118: Home!

Week 118 - Home

First let me say Thank you to Judy and the other ladies over at CASology for choosing my candy apple card as an Honorable Mention.  I was so excited to see my card on the list.  Just in case you missed that card you can find it here.

Now on to the card for this week.

When I first saw the cue word, I wasn’t sure what to do because I do not have any home stamps, dies nothing.  I have pattern paper with homes on them but that didn’t appeal to me.

On Wednesday, as I was cleaning up and organizing my dies, I found a Lawn Fawn Die that I didn’t even know I had.

Happy Trails Lawn Cuts

Its the Happy Trails die set. I said to myself, why do I have this and not the stamp set.  That didn’t make sense to me.  I look thought my stamps every day and have never seen a set that matches this.  So, I didn’t give it a second thought.

On Thursday, something told me to check my stamp sets to check if I had the matching stamps that goes with that die.  If I do not have that set, then I would give the die set away.  So, I check and BAM, there was the stamp set.  I laughed so hard because we are all guilty of buying stamps, dies and there tools and forgetting that we even have certain things.

So, I looked at the stamp set and wondered what can I do with this set?  What did I buy it for?  Then it hit me, people live in there RV’s too.  I do have a home stamp.  Now I can enter the challenge!!

Here is my card:

Home

Yeah, I can see a family calling this RV home.  Out in the woods, enjoying nature and not having to worry about anyone bothering them.  Imagine moving your entire home from state to state without having to pack.  I love it!!!

I used these Copic colors to color my RV: YR02, YR04, YR07, R24,N4, N5, BG02, Y15 and Trees: G02, G07

I created a mask to cover the entire card front except the circle.  I used Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink for the sky and Ranger Archival Ink Leaf Green Ink for the grass.

So what do you think?  Can this pass as a home?  Let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Happy Trails Copic MarkersAudrey Blue InkLeaf Green Ranger Archival InkLF ClarksABCs