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Damask Divas Everyday Life Planner Blog Hop

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Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hi all! Welcome to the Damask Divas Team Blog Hop featuring our Brand New Everyday Life Planner from Close To My Heart. Have you seen it yet? It's so awesome. I'm excited several of my team members and I are going to be sharing it with you on this hop. I hope we're able to give you a variety of ideas for using it.

Are you the planner type? Or do it all digital? I tend to keep track of things both in a paper planner format and online. There are some things I need to pop up and alert me but others I want written down that I can see and check off as I go. And let me tell you ... I'm SOOOO excited that Close To My Heart now offers a planner line, it's amazing! Not only can you use it as a planner but you can document your day to day life, add pocket pages for pictures and picture my life (PML) cards, plus add in My Crush pages to do like a mini scrapbook. Eek... it's so fun. The possibilities are endless.

There are so many different ways you can use your planner. I debated whether I wanted to use it to track my new diet/exercise program, everyday activities, blog schedule, work, kids, etc.... I ended up using the weekly spread as my check list of things I need to do that day which combines a little of it all. As a busy mom with 4 kids (2 are in school), you can imagine all the running around I do, plus their sports (karate, gymnastics and volleyball), and I work from home. So my list is quite long and this weekly layout gives me the perfect amount of space to keep a list of what tasks I need to do, errands I need to run, bills to get paid, etc.

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I wanted mine to look even more jazzed up so I cut out small rectangles using the sheets in the My Crush pack that is an add on item for theEveryday Life Planner line. They were cut out at 2" x 1.5". I added the sticker strip that comes with the calendar pages to the bottom of each rectangle. I loved the look of it but also plan to add text there too. I used some of my Close To My Heart stamp sets (Camper Crazy, My Life and Crazy Good)

For the inside cover page I used this months promo cards, which you so NEED.... they are called Live Your Day and are only $8.95 this month. They can be used for the planner pages, put on cards, home décor, scrapbooking, and so much more. I added a little washi tape, some treasured puffies and just had fun making it look cute. At the beginning of each month I am using the pocket memory protectors and putting the month and birthday list that came in the Live Your Day cards. I mixed in some other PML cards and will add in some pictures on the back side once I print some. :)

And if you're wondering what it looks like when you get it, here it is...

Hope I gave you some ideas ... I know my team has lots more. So let me pass you over to the next Damask Diva on the hop list.... Jennifer Dykstra. CLICK HERE to head on over and check out her fabulous planner pages.  

If you're interested in ordering your own Everyday Life Planner or would like to check out Close To My Heart products, CLICK HERE or on one of the Damask Divas Team Members links. We're all happy to help you!!!

Posted by: Cheri
Thursday, January 14, 2016 @ 1:48:52 PM

You have made this even more beautiful!

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{Craft - Makeup - Office} Room Tour

Category: My New Goodies  |  Permalink

Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2016

I finally had a moment to make a video of my new {Craft - Makeup - Office} Room for all of you who wanted to see....


The Workbox 2.0 was purchased at The Original Scrapbox Company. I'm absolutely loving it. Everything has a place, it stays tidy and it sure looks pretty, don't you think? I had searched around to see how others had organized their workbox's as I was waiting on it to arrive and hadn't seen anyone else add the paper but for me that was a must. It was the first thing I wanted to do. I think it added so much not only for covering up what is inside but for the décor in the room. I'm loving the black & white stripe look with pops of gold.

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I love that I can adjust the shelves and make it work for exactly how I need it. Having the perfect size space for my Close To My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Sets sure makes me happy too. Most all of my craft products mentioned in the video are from Close To My Heart. You can check them out HERE if you'd like. On top of my Workbox I showed that glitter M that lights up and the lipstick bank, both are from Hobby Lobby. And then I have a bunch of my Close To My Heart awards that I've earned.

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My vanity table and desk table were ordered on Amazon. I loved the size and they worked perfect for the space. My Hollywood vanity mirror is from Impressions Vanity. It's the glow mirror and I got the LED frosted lights for it. I absolutely love it! It lights up the entire room so you can imagine how awesome it is for when I'm applying my makeup and doing makeup videos. My most frequently used Younique makeup products are displayed in a clear organizer that I purchased at Home Goods. I love having them out and handy to grab what I need. The rest of my makeup that doesn't fit on my vanity is in an aqua Ikea Raskog cart and is hidden behind the Workbox doors on the left. On the vanity table I also have a gold vase with white flowers that I purchased at Home Goods and the framed Be You Tiful piece is something I found at Ross. I love those types of stores for affordable home décor pieces.

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And I just had to share this cute pic of Londyn (my 3 year old daughter) playing with her makeup on my vanity. She loves the play makeup from Little Cosmetics. :)

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Still trying to figure out what I want to do for that random corner with the aqua rack. I thought it would be great to have my TV, printer and misc things on but I was wrong. It doesn't really go. :( So pretend you didn't see that area and lets hope I find something I love for that corner soon. If I could elimate it all I would but as I mentioned in the video my kiddos like watching cartoons while I'm in here crafting, doing my makeup or working so it kinda needs to stay.

On my desk table I just have my all-in-one computer, postage scale, kate spade stamp set and business cards.  The décor pieces on the wall are from Home Goods, Marshalls and Ross. The frame with wire to hang stuff is from Close To My Heart. The drawers below my desk are the sterilite brand and I just jazzed them up with some patterned paper. I also store my Younique makeup trunk that I earned under the desk.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of my room. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer.

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My Updated Craft/Makeup Room

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Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hi all!!!

Wanted to share my new craft/makeup room with you. I just got the new Workbox 2.0 from The Original Scrapbox Company as an early Christmas gift from my hubby. He sure is a gem!! Have you seen it before? They start as a closed cabinet and open up to be 9ft of storage space. I have dreamed of having one of these for so long and can't believe I now have one. Ahhhh.... pinch me!

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After many hours, my husband and I got this bad boy built. It was quite a task to build it. Then it took me 2 days of loading it up, decorating and making the labels. Lots of work but so worth it cause I'm loving it.

The makeup area is new as well. I got the vanity table off Amazon and the Glow Mirror with lights is from Impressions Vanity.

I'm thinking I may do an updated room tour video. Would you like to see that? If so, comment below and let me know.

Posted by: Valerie
Saturday, January 09, 2016 @ 4:13:35 AM

ok I'm jealous of your craft room......

Posted by: Lori
Sunday, December 20, 2015 @ 7:31:22 AM

I would love to see a tour also. I love the cabinet!

Posted by: Kathleen
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 6:10:11 PM

I would love a tour!!! This is a beautiful piece!!!!

Posted by: Charlotte Cosci
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 3:06:16 PM

It looks amazing. Can't wait for the tour.

Posted by: amy
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 2:25:02 PM

would love to see that

Posted by: Jayma
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 11:10:11 AM

It looks AWESOME!!!

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Which Stamp Set is your Fav?

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Published: Monday, November 09, 2015

Alright, I'm curious which stamp set is your favorite? A, B, C or D.


I know I'd have a hard time deciding cause I love them all. But if you would like one of these 4 stamp sets for FREE then all you have to do is shop my website between now and November 16th. Easy enough, right?! It's a great time to get a few Christmas gifts crossed off your list or even get some supplies for your holiday crafts. Our base and bling jewelry is so fun and would make adorable gifts. We have awesome card kits, scrapbook kits, things to make home décor, even Studio J digital scrapbooking. Head on over to my site at, click on SHOP and check out all the fabulous products we have available.

Once your order is placed I will email you to find out if you'd like stamp set A, B, C or D. I'll be ordering all the sets and will be personally shipping it out to you.

Don't miss it. Feel free to share this offer with your crafty friends.

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Happy Halloween

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Published: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween from the Leahy Family!!

Hope you are having a wonderful one. I just whipped up this scrapbook layout from the pics of our Halloween Photo Sesh this year and wanted to share. We are a SUSHI family for Halloween this year. It was so fun coming up with all the costumes and a little challenging thinking of 6 of them. haha! We had everything covered from the Sushi Chef, Sushi Waitress, Sushi to the Sriracha Chili Sauce and Soy Sauce that are served with sushi. It was a lot of fun!!!

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With limited time lately with having 4 kiddos keeping me super busy I decided to create this layout using Studio J. I thought it turned out super cute and was very easy to do. What do you think? Have you used our Studio J program? It's free to use. You can check it out and create your layouts, you only pay if you're wanting to order the prints/jpeg of it. If your short on time like me but still want to document your memories in a fun and creative way, then you should totally check it out. If you go to and click on products, then click on Studio J you can give it a try.


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