Filofax Starter Kit Giveaway Winner And Video

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas is in one week!!! Crazy.. Crazy :) Time sure flies when you're having a great time. Boy I have been having a wonderful time over here. My lastest giveaway has had so much exciting on Instagram and it warms my heart. I love giving and wish I could give more!

My giveaway started last Tuesday December 10th and ended last night December 17th. I had an overwhelming 403 entries! And the giveaway winner is......
@lovesaving on Instagram


 I have also included a video regarding the winner. You can view it

Until next time folks!! :)

Filofax Starter Kit Giveaway!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Who is ready for a Christmas Giveaway!!!! {{{{{{Raises her hand}}}}}} MEEE!!!! I love giveaways no matter if I'm entering a giveaway or hosting the giveaway myself! This time I'm hosting my fourth giveaway! 

Instagram has been a wonderful way for me to get my blog out into the cyber world and meet so many awesome people from across the world. It's amazing to find many people who share in the same interests as you. I love to give back when I can so I have come up with some great items for a Filofax Starter Kit! 

I was going to host my fourth giveaway when I hit 1,000 followers but with the huge success of my 3rd Giveaway "Smashbook Giveway" I'm nearly at 1200 followers now. Awesome Sauce!! :) 

Here are the items in the giveaway: 

Here is a you tube video so you can get a closer look at the giveaway items: Click Here -->
Below you will find all the details for my giveaway:
  1. Must follow me on my Instagram account @thevelvetfilo
  2. Find my giveaway photo see example to right ---> 
  3. Repost the photo and tag @thevelvetfilochristmasgiveaway
  4. Must be 18 years old to enter
  5. Giveaway is from Wednesday December 11th  thru Tuesday December 17th. Closing at 8:00 p.m. central time.
  6. Only one entry per person. 
  7. Open internationally but given the extra postage it may take me a bit longer to ship.  
I hope everyone enjoys this giveaway! No matter if you are new to Filofax or need to add to your collection this giveaway will sure get you started with all the goodies.  

Good Luck everyone!!! 

Until next time :) 

Filofax Page Decoration Month End Review - November 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hey there!! I'm back again with another month end page decoration review.  Christmas is 2 weeks away, I've hardly bought any presents and my family and I just got over the flu. So much left to do and so little time so here we go with my month review! :)

Week 1 (45) November 4th - November 10th 

I was really excited to start week 45 because I developed a brand new week on 2 pages concept I wanted to use. You may or may not know but you're always changing your filofax process. A little bit of tweeking here and there always happens until you find what is right for you. I've owned a filofax for 10 months now and I can honestly say I still don't have it how I want it but I'm getting closer. 
I created this week on two pages with specific things in mind. I wanted room to add my washi tape since I do that every week. I bought a new stamp at the top left hand corner where I wanted room to put that. I then designed a blank area on the bottom right that says Don't Forget and also has empty room. I then printed it out double sided on card stock and I just love it! Really works perfect and with the card stock I can use any type of paper and not have to worry about bleed through. I hope to put up this layout on my etsy store very soon.I decorated with cute fall stickers I found at Micheal's for $1.49 and fall colored washi tape.

Week 2 (46) November 11th - November 17th

At target I found these cute squirrel stickers in the $1.00 bin so I thought why not make a theme week right?! If you have followed me for a while you will notice I normally decorate around the season and what stickers I have. While at Target I came across some Halloween washi tape on sale which happen to have Wood looking washi tape! LOL so funny I thought it went really well with the squirrel theme. I added coordinating green color washi and thought it all went together. :)

Week 3 (47) November 18th - November 24th

Well considering my yard was covered in leaves all over the place I thought it would be good to use my "leaf" washi tape. I ended up getting a bunch of new washi on sale for $1.29 at Jo-Ann's 2 of which had leafs on them One was the green down the middle and the other one is the washi at the bottom. It's hard to see but its a lighter style with little birds and leafs. I coordinated with my other fall stickers I had to complete the week. 

Week 4 (48) November 25th - December 1st

Thanksgiving has come and gone. You plan for several weeks and within a day it's gone. With black Friday starting on Thanksgiving Thursday it's hard to enjoy the whole day but we had a wonderful thanksgiving in our new home. I found these adorable Thanksgiving stickers at a local Scrapbook store. They was a little pricey at $2.99 but I think they was well worth it. I also spent a little more than I wanted on the brown poke-a-dot washi at $3.99 but I haven't ever seen that before online or in a store. Turned out to be a cute week. 

Until next time, 

New Video: Scrapbook Etc, Michaels and Happy Mail

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I'm back with another video! I stopped by a local Scrapbook store because I was looking for some cute Thanksgiving stickers. All the one's I've seen at Michaels and Hobby Lobby weren't what I was looking for. While I was inside... WOW So many neat goodies!! I'm not sure why I haven't stopped in there before. A lot of the items were higher priced but if you really think outside of the box, there are many neat items you can use in your Filofax!

Click here to watch my video --->

On a side note I'm slowly working on a video recording studio and working on getting an actual camera so my videos will have better quality. Thanks for watching :)

Until Next Time,

Filofax Page Decoration Month End Review - October

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks! WHAT! Someone please stop time. It seems the time is flying faster and faster every year. I hope everyone has enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. It has been beautiful so far. If only it was Fall all year long that would be the best. Don't you agree?

I am a few weeks late on this post but better than never correct :)

Here are my Filofax page decorations for October!

Week 1 (40) September 30th - October 6th  

For this week I went with a lady bug theme as you can see. I got the stickers at either Wal-Mart or Michaels. It was so long ago I don't recall. I do love and use it often. 
Week 2 (41) October 7th - October 13th 

I must say I think of all the pages I have deocrated thus far I think this weeks theme is my favorite! Mary Poppins!! Who doesn't love Mary Poppins. I got these stickers at Hobby Lobby on sale and I knew right away they would make a perfect theme page. I used the pretty blue Sidney skyline washi on the bottom and the bicycle washi in the middle. Many people messaged me saying how pretty it was and I don't do this often but I do agree. That friday I opened my email and I saw that my page had made it on the Filofax UK mass email that was set out for the week! I was so excited!!! Here is the photo I posted on my Instagram account. See that is my page!! LOL I just love that. Made my whole week!

Week 3 (42) October 14th - October 20th

 I got these Debbie Mumm stickers at a thrift store awhile ago and I thought they would make a great page. I don't really like the way it turned out. This is probably my least favorite page of the week. We had free tickets to Elmo live so I'm sure my 2 year old daughter had a great week :)

Week 4 (43) October 21st - October 27th 

This weeks page happen by accident. If I'm deocrating and not happy normally I try to fix it up but this week I was so unhappy that I took everything off I had done and re decorated it with this fall theme. You can't see but that is mostly why I have the huge stickers LOL. turned out great though.  

Week 5 October 28th - November 3rd

Last of the month is Halloween of course!! I had to get Halloween washi tape and stickers to match of course! I also started a new design where I separate out each day by drawing a semi line with circles down the middle. I really like it. Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Until next time, 

Congratulations to my third giveaway winner!

Monday, November 11, 2013

As you know I hosted my third giveaway in honor of 500 followers on Instagram! I'm still amazed at hitting 100 followers well alone 500 Followers.

In my previous post here ---> click here you can see everything I gave away in a huge Smashbook giveaway. It was a much bigger success that I had imagined! I had a total of 346 entries. WOW lots of Smashbook lovers out there :) 

Winner was @karlardz_01!! Congratulations again :) 

Until next time,

October Filofax photo a day challenge Overview

Monday, November 4, 2013

If you recall last month I posted that I have decided to do four Instagram challenges. Sadly I didn't finish two of them. Doodle a day and Photograph a day. I'm only missing 5 or 6 days on both so I might go ahead and finish them and then re post them later. It was a lot of work but it was fun doing the challenges.

**WARNING Graphic Heavy

Here of the photos for Filofax photo-a-day:

1. First Love

2. Go-to

3. Where's your planner now?

4. Up close & personal

5. Brand

6. Rings, Rings, Rings!

7. Doodle it

8. Paper

9. Black and White

 10. Charming

11. Favorite part

 12. Planner paparazzi

13. How many?

14. With someone speical

15. Addiction

16. An event

17. Top 5 

18. Yay, for fridays!

19. In your pen loop

20. Appointment

21. Somewhere relaxing

22. Baby

23. Happy Hump Day

 24. Gotta have it!

25. Your plans this weekend

26. Whatcha doin? 

27. Nature Shot

28. Something pretty

29. Pattern 

30. Sideways

31. A treat 

If anyone who has a blog through blogger and knows how to title the photos like 3 photos in a line, Can you let me know? Thanks :)

Until next time,

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