Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Planner Society - TPS Crop 2017 - Meet Up Event - Workshops


The Planner Society (aka: TPS Crop 2017) Crop is a two-day event where I got to participate in workshops, work on my planner, socialize and do some memory pages in my travelers' notebook.  The event was put on by Christy Tomlinson who is the creator of the Scarlet Lime and "The Planner Society" monthly subscription kit.
Christy Tomlinson at the #TPSCROP2017 Event
The first day of the crop was filled with mini-workshops and gave us the opportunity to work with the new Fairy themed kit that was provided for us.  Here is a peek at some of the Workshops:

1st Workshop :
The first workshop was Memory Keeping with Florence Antonette,  

who shared with us how easy it is to memory keep in a Travelers Notebook. She shared how she sets up her memory pages using a variety of materials like the Planner Society Papers, stickers ephemera, and other items.  
This was one of the slides Florence used to show different elements in memory keeping.
She starts out by prepping her pages in the travelers notebook. She does this using stickers, papers, and other ephemera.  
A page from one of Florence's Travelers Notebook inserts.
She then adds photos while making sure to leave space to add information later.  To get us started on our memory keeping adventure, Florence encouraged us to make a bucket list of things we would like to achieve that weekend.
Florence Antonette's Bucket List for TPS2017
Then she challenged us to fulfill the bucket list and to get out of our comfort zone.  Here is a picture of my bucket list.  The last item was sadly not achieved because I love bunny stickers and Bree had a pop-up booth for her company www.rainbowbunnyco where I bought some things. 


I have been using my Hobonichi Weeks as a memory book. Here is what I do:
1) I usually lay down some stickers, 
2) I list various events for the week,
3) I notate how I feel (if I am sick, energetic, etc)
4) I take photo's with my phone
5) I print the photo's from my phone and then add them to the pages.  This last step may take me a while, so at least if I do step 1 through 4, I have put the important information in the book.  Below is a picture of one of the pages from October that still needs to have photos added. I will often use a tip-in page to add in photos while still keeping the notes I wrote on my page accessible.

Florence spent a few minutes showing us how we can use various fonts and/or draw our letters to make the page more interesting.

Florence also mentioned that Christy had supplied us with several Fuji Instax Mini 9 instant cameras with the film to take pictures at the event to use for our own memory keeping.  

The TPS CROP crew had even set up a cute photo corner that had all sort of items that could be used for Instagram style photos.  I had never used one of the Fuji Instax Mini camera's and was surprised at how easy they are to use. 

They also take pretty good pictures (for an instant camera).
Second Workshop
The 2nd Workshop was a shaker dashboard given by Sharr. 

Where she taught us how to make a shaker card (which has little bits and pieces in it that

 move when you shake the card) using the

"We are Memories Keepers" Fuse Tool and full size page protectors. 
They also had a laminator table set up for those who wanted to laminate anything.

I have one of these fuse tools that I got on Amazon which I had not previously used, so it was a treat to attend a workshop where I learned how to use it properly.  Here is how my cards came out. I chose not to laminate it because I wanted to make them double sided and use them as an insert for my travelers notebook.  



I made four shaker cards so just
keep scrolling down.

This shaker card is my favorite.  I just love the fairy theme of this kit.

The Third Workshop
The third workshop was an Instagram Photography tips workshop with Meka. Where she demonstrated how to take better pictures for Instagram.
Meka is in the reddish orange shirt.
The Fourth Workshop
The fourth workshop was how to make pocket folders with Dedra.  She showed us how to use the template she provided (in personal size) to make a pocket folder for our travelers notebook. Here is how mine came out.  It looks even better with all my other pieces from the kit.  I just love the patterns and colors of the Planner Society Fairy kit.
Pocket Folder I made from TPS Paper.
The Fifth Workshop
The fifth workshop was making a Bookmark and decorating pages with Marci.

I did the blue dashboard in the photo below in her workshop.

The Sixth Workshop
Christy Tomlinson started her workshop with an informal talk which gave us some insight into how she started the company and why designs these beautiful paper kits. She also inspired us by sharing with us on how she learned to use digital programs by watching YouTube videos and just working on the programs (learning as she went).  After the brief talk, she presented us with the Planner Society September 2017 paper kit and a personal ring bound planner.

Additional Workshops:
I also got to do a "Make and Take" type of workshop at the Prima Marketing
Pop up booth where they were selling all types of planner and travelers notebook supplies.

It was to decorate a travelers notebook insert.


We had so much fun doing all these projects.  The two days just seem to go by so quickly.  I am already looking forward to next year's event (if she has one). Once again, this was an amazing weekend. You can see that we were kept pretty busy throughout the event.  Also, the workshops were so helpful. I really enjoyed them and am thankful to the wonderful group of ladies who volunteered to teach them.

Disclaimer: I am not associated with "The Planner Society" organization, nor was I paid to do this review.  I paid for my ticket with my own funds and these are just my memories and opinions of the event.  My experience may differ from someone else's.






Friday, November 17, 2017

The Planner Society - TPS Crop 2017 - Planner Meet Up Event Photos


I thought I would just use this post to share some of the fun moments

we had at the Planner Society 2017 Crop Event (TPS Planner Meet Up Event).
I have to say that Christy Tomlinson and her team spent a lot of time planning this event so that
those of us who attended could have a great time.

While she offered mini-workshops, we also had time to socialize with each other.

 The schedule was loosely followed which I personally loved.  There was also a shopping area so we could pick up stickers, charms, and other planner related stuff.
  The best part was making new friends who share my love of planning.


There were so many funny moments shared with friends at this event.



I found that the TPSCrop2017 event was a very uplifting and empowering event. I learned so much from the presenters and from my new friends.  I am so glad that I was able to attend.

During the event, Christy shared with us how she taught herself all the computer programs that she needed to know to run a business.

She has achieved everything in life by working hard and working smart.  I was so inspired by her speech that once I got home I signed up for a couple of college classes that I need to up my computer skills.

There was also a beautiful moment when people were encouraged to write about someone who inspired them.

I think it started as a way for people to nominate someone for a prize but with all these amazing women in one room, it was more of a gratitude moment. The nominations were read out loud and they were so moving. There was not enough time to read each item written but it was the act of appreciation that was truly moving.

                       

 I forgot how important it can be to appreciate people and let them know they are appreciated.  Sometimes, I get so busy with work and school that I forget to look beyond my schedule and be in that moment instead.  It was really wonderful to see how much women can support other women and how they share their knowledge and skill set with others to make this world a better place. Again, I was truly moved by the experience and really found the entire weekend to be a wonderful experience. I really look forward to next years' crop and hope I am able to purchase a ticket before they sell out.


Note:   I will upload pictures of the various kits, swaps, and more from the crop next week.

 Disclaimer:  I am not associated with "The Planner Society" organization, nor was I paid to do this review.  I paid for my ticket with my own funds and these are just my memories and opinions of the event.  My experience may differ from someone else's.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Planner Society - TPS 2017 Planner Meet Up Event - Day 1 - Part 1

The Planner Society September Kit - 2017

I recently had the opportunity to attend "The Planner Society" TPS 2017 event where I got to spend two days planning, socializing and having a great time with ladies who shared my love of planning.  The event was put on by Christy Tomlinson who is the creator of the Scarlet Lime and "The Planner Society" monthly subscription kit.

  As we entered the room for the event, we were greeted by several of the TPS crew and they

handed us an amazing swag bag full of really fun items that we can use in our planners and or memory planning, that included the July Planner Society kit.
These were the contents of the #TPSCROP2017swag bags.

As if that wasn't enough, each seat had a place setting of items that included:


  • a Planner Society Baseball Cap
  • a Planner Society Mug
  • a Fairy Themed Travelers Notebook
  • a Planner Society August Kit and more.


Here is a picture that shows some of the items that were included in the August kit. 

The blue travelers' notebook you see in the picture is the new Planner Society Fairy themed travelers notebook.

Here is what it looks like opened up.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Planner Society, here is a little background on monthly kits.  The monthly Planner Society Scrapbooking and Planner Crafting Kit are all designed by Christy Tomlinson and her team.  The Planner Society Scrapbooking and Planner Kit can be ordered as a single kit with or without add-ons.  The Basic Planner Society kit is $24.95 plus Shipping.  The basic kit offers two-sided printed papers (sometimes they are made from vellum or other printable paper), stickers, planner clips, colorful tabs (with pre-printed labels you can attach) and so much more.  I did a review of the Planner Society August 2016 kit that you can read to see examples of the different types of items that can come in a kit. You can also add a Sticker Kit for an additional $16.50 plus shipping (if you subscribe to the box the shipping is free). If you use a planner with boxes, like the Happy Planner's, you should know that Christy Tomlinson also offers a box sticker kit which sells for $17.50 plus shipping.  The last add-on item is the Washi Tape Kit. The Planner Society Washi Tape Kit sells for $11.95 plus shipping and includes three different sizes of washi tape that share the theme for that specific month. If you love pretty floral prints, then you will love these kits.  You can get a better idea of the kit contents and how to use them by checking out the Planner Society Instagram Account, where Christy uploads sneak peaks into the upcoming kits.  The Planner Society also has a fan Facebook page where people post some of the layouts that they do with their kits.

There was a photo booth area filled with props and cameras

where we could take photos throughout the event.

Once everyone was settled in, Christy gave an opening speech which was followed by the workshops. I will do a separate post on the workshops. For those who are interested, I have included below the schedule of events for each day.

Schedule for the first day 9/22/17:
(We will NOT be doing any swaps or gift exchanging this day)
12:30PM- Registration Begins
1:15PM- Welcome Opening
1:30PM-2:30PM Memory Keeping with Florence
2:30PM-2:40PM BREAK
2:40PM-4:00PM Shaker Dashboard with Sharr
3:40PM-4:00PM Instagram Photography tips with Meka #1
4:00PM-4:15PM BREAK
4:15PM-5:00PM How to make a TN pocket and decorate it with Dedra
5:00PM-6:00PM Making a Bookmark with Marci
5:40PM-6:00PM Photography demo with Meka #2 
6:00PM-7:00PM DINNER BREAK
7:15PM Christy’s Workshop
Candy was provided through out the day to provide a sweet break.
The candy table.

The Crop Room was available until MIDNIGHT for us to stay and work on our planners or crop!


Schedule for the Second day 9/23/17:

11:00AM- CROP opens!
11:00AM-2:00PM- Swap Time. Plus there are 2 pop up shops in the registration area filled with fun sticker sets from @rainbowbunnyco, and a booth that sold some adorable planner charms.  Plus, there are 2 make and takes you can participate in.
12:30PM- PLANNER BINGO GAME #1 + raffle prizes
2:00PM- PLANNER BINGO GAME #2 + raffle prizes
2:30PM-5:30PM 2 NEW Pop Up shops. One of which was the Prima Booth where we had a chance to view their newest travelers notebooks and other supplies.  There was a fun collection of pop stores that included @rainbowbunnyco , Crown and Crumpet Tea Salon, Prima, and a few others.
4:00PM- HASH TAG GAME #3 + raffle prizes (the prize for this one was a Scriver Creek Travelers Notebook).


5:30PM- $15 GIFT EXCHANGE (if you want to participate in this, please
bring one wrapped or bagged item(s) that’s worth $15).

6:00PM-7:00PM DINNER BREAK!
(Don’t forget to bring/ change into your pajamas!!)

And more fun pajama moments.


After the dinner break, there will be two more pop up shops selling some fun Kawaii style grab bads, tea and some fun sticker sets.
7:00PM-10:00PM 2 NEW shops + 2 make and takes will be in the
registration area
8:00PM- GAME #4 + raffle prizes
10:00PM- #HASHTAG challenge (game) raffle prizes
10:30PM- Start to pack up and say goodbyes!
There was even a trash to treasure table where people dropped off things they did not need anymore and could take things they did need.

Below is a look at some of the Bingo Game Sticker Packs and Paper Set prizes.

Note: There was a poll in the TPS2017Crop facebook group as to who had the cutest/ coolest PJs.  I cannot remember who won but I think they were all cute.

 You can see that we were kept pretty busy throughout the two days. Also, there are so many photos and amazing moments that I decided I will break down this event review or overview into several parts.  So check back to see more.

Disclaimer: I am not associated with "The Planner Society" organization, nor was I paid to do this review.  I paid for my ticket with my own funds and these are just my memories and opinions of the event.  My experience may differ from someone else's.