The Spring Color Collection…

Well, it’s been a while since I created a digital kit, but I’ve got the design bug again & I hope to be adding lots more to my SHOP at in the near future!

First of all, I think I should probably announce the winner of this collection from my previous giveaway. Randomly selected via, the winner of mt new “Spring Color Collection” is comment #5 – LANEA!  Congratulations! Please send me an email at to get your new kit!

You can purchase the “Spring Color Collection” HERE.





Here’s a few layouts I created using the new collection…

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Valentine’s Day Freebie

I was making some valentine’s for my girls to take to school & thought I’d share these with my readers too.  I used my Epson R2000 printer, along with Epson’s Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte to print these.  Make sure when you print your valentine cards to put the setting on “borderless”.  You’ll then cut the pages in half & then score them in the middle to make a card…easy peasy!  I hope you enjoy them!

You can download them HERE.




2014 Life Planner Video

This is a quick video of my 2014 Life Planner. You can purchase the download HERE.

Also, here’s a few testimonials from women who have used my planner over the years…

“There are many planners, calendars, “to do list”, organizers, but just one Life Planner and it is this one.  This life planner has changed my life.  I love the fact that it has everything you need to have an organized, planned, and balanced life…all in one place. Also, it thrills me that every section has inspiring quotes that invites you to reflect on how to work that section to your fullest! When you work full time and have two wonderful active boys, a husband, a house and even a new puppy, it can be overwhelming to keep track of all the things that you need and want to do without forgetting to take time for yourself.  With this planner I have been able to juggle all my responsibilities by using the “PLAN”, “CREATE”, “DESIGN” AND “CALENDARS” parts by lifting my spirit, body, and mind with the “NURTURE”, “LIFT”, and “INCREASE” sections.  During this year I was able to enroll in a Gym, complete the 30 days gratitude challenge, start many projects that I wanted to do for a long time, and nurture my family and friends relationships among many other things. All of these things have been planned, designed and achieved in part thanks to the excellent resources available in this planner.  I’m counting the days to get the 2014 Life Planner so I can start designing a new year full of positive thoughts, uplifting plans for me, my family and friends. My goal is try to be as organized and productive as I can without forgetting that the most important thing is to live one day at a time doing my best. Thanks Crystal for helping me with this wonderful creation! It is an enormous blessing!”  - Glenda de Hoyos, Puerto Rico

“I purchased Crystal’s planner & it has been my all-time favorite planner!  Not only has it kept me organized, but I love the motivational aspect of it.  It reminds me to keep moving forward towards my goals & helps keep me on target in all areas of my life.  The bright colors & beautiful design gives me a daily boost of energy:)  Thanks Crystal~ for keeping this busy mom-preneur of 4 kiddos & 2 biz super organized!!”  - Monique Reyes

“Crystal, I have been following you since I discovered your digi-scrapbook papers, that I totally LOVE!! Last year I downloaded your planner and I used it daily. Let me start at the beginning. I had started to feel VERY overwhelmed by how busy my life had become. Being a wife, mother of 4 small children, working full time, and holding a Primary calling was making my head spin trying to keep everything organized. I hadn’t used a planner of any kind since my school days and so I was thrilled to find your 2011 planner. I knew the moment that I saw it that it would work for me. It took me a little while to figure out how to weave it into me life but once I did I couldn’t go a day without using it! I have noticed such a change over the past year. I am more focused, prepared, and productive. One of the best things about the planner is that it is not just about keeping dates and appointments organized but it keeps me aware and focused on the ‘big picture’ things in life as well. Reminding me of who I really am, why it is important to spend time on me and how I am able to serve my family and others around me. You have truly blessed my life and made my head stop spinning. I am so excited to see more of the new planner and to put it to good use.” – Heather Cooper

“I used your planner, and I loved it!!! I felt more together and everything was right there. I loved the quotes, and added to it through out the year. I love all the different areas of focus and made me step back and think about myself and how things could go better in life. I think that your previews look awesome!!! Can hardly wait to get myself on track for the new year!!! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing with us!” – JoLynn Thomas

“I downloaded your planner & LOVE it!  It helps me to prioritize my time & when I stray  it helps me refocus, re-prioritize & gives me fresh inspiration!  Thank you so much!”   Love, Oly

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Today I’m going to walk you through the different PDF files associated with the Life Planner.  In your download for the cover of the planner, you’ll find that there is a larger size & a slightly smaller size.  The larger size is for the outside cover of a small binder.  The smaller size is for the inside page protectors.  You’ll want to make sure to print these on the “borderless” setting, so as not to resize them.

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Each section comes with a title page, a quote page, & divider pages.  These are all formatted to fit the mini page protectors.  Once again, be sure to print these on the “borderless” setting.  You can customize your planner however you’d like.  For example, you can just print the title & quote page…or you can pick & choose which divider pages you want to use….or you can use them all. The divider pages just help to organize the planner a little more & keep your pages separated.  I also love that they add some more color & patterns to the planner.

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Each filler page has four different options for printing. I’ve explained the different options below & also shown you where to punch the holes…

(Note: If you print using options 1 or 2, you’ll cut the pages in half at the 5.5′ mark.)

*You can also watch a video I created that explains this in a little more detail HERE.

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*If you’re wondering where you can purchase the mini sized binder, I’ve found them at office supply stores & WalMart (although sometimes they can be hard to find as these stores don’t always have them in stock).  You can also purchase it online HERE…and you can find the plastic page protectors HERE.