Clearly Kelly Planner Blog Hop + giveaway!


Hello and welcome to the Clearly Kelly Planner Blog Hop! Today we’re excited to bring the new Clearly Kelly line of planner products to our store! They’re also available at your favorite retailer, where they’ve already been a huge hit. If you love to plan, we know you will love these stamps!

Make sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find our list of hoppers, and to learn about our prize giveaway! But first, we have some fabulous planner ideas from our Creative Team member Jayne Nelson. Take it away, Jayne!

I’ve kept an annual planner for many years. Not only does my planner help me organize my daily work and monthly activities, but I love that it becomes a journal of my past year. When I saw the new collection of Clearly Kelly planner stamps and inks, I was thrilled! I’ve used a variety of these new supplies to create meaningful and fun entries on my monthly and weekly calendars.

Kelly Purkey Planner Blog Hop by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For each month, I like to choose a set of three or four colors that I use throughout the month to decorate my planner. The Clearly Kelly ink cube packs make this so easy! For October, I used AF324 Kelly’s Outdoor Inks, a set of vibrant, autumn colors. Using DC173 Kelly’s Planner Banners set, and a variety of sentiments and icons from the other Clearly Kelly planner stamp sets, I made lots of colorful banners for my month-at-a-glance calendar. These banners are perfect for flagging the significant events of each month, like birthdays, holidays, and vacations.

Kelly Purkey Planner Blog Hop by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

When I prepare my monthly calendar, I like to cover any calendar boxes that are not actual days of the month. So, after cutting a collection of banners from a single piece of cardstock, I used the cut cardstock as a stencil. Then, I stamped a collage of Clearly Kelly planner sentiments across the pattern. Just for fun, I also made a bookmark by adhering two stamped banners to a paper clip tied with a bow.

Kelly Purkey Planner Blog Hop by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I covered the printed design that appeared at the top of another calendar page by repeatedly stamping the “Make it a Good Day” sentiment from CL920 Kelly’s Work Planner set using the same four ink colors. I used banners to mark areas on the calendar for recording monthly goals and books that I hope to read.

Kelly Purkey Planner Blog Hop by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

For my week-at-a-glance calendar, I like to stamp my to-do items and reminders directly on the page. It’s quick, easy, and adds tons of color and fun! One of my favorite tricks is to use the back of a rectangular stamp to create a block of solid color on the calendar, and then stamp the sentiment over the inked block. This is a quick way to highlight and color-code reminders. Stamping blank lines for recording specific details about weekly events is another great way to organize calendar information beautifully.

First up on the hop is the one and only Kelly Purkey!

After visiting Kelly, hop along to the entire list of talented bloggers!

Kelly Purkey
Lisa Spangler
Nicole Reaves
Krista Wells
Suzanne Dahlberg
Barbara Picinich
Amy Tsuruta
Libby Hickson

Which is your favorite Clearly Kelly planner product? We’d love to hear! Leave us a comment below to be entered into our drawing! We will be giving away a selection of Clearly Kelly planner products to one lucky hopper. The winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Monday, October 12th. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Wednesday, October 14th. And be sure to visit and comment on every post along the hop for more chances to win!!

And as you use your Clearly Kelly planner products on your own projects, tag your Instagram photos with #clearlykelly. We love to see them – and they will end up on the Kelly Purkey landing page!

Happy Hopping!



PS… Don’t forget, our October 2015 My Monthly Hero kit is only available through Sunday night at midnight. Find all of the details on the Kits landing page!


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