The Daydream Collection

There's a brand new planner sticker kit in my shop!
Blue, green, grey, floral, hot air balloon planner stickers.
The Daydream Collection is full of soothing, dreamy, summery blues and greens and I designed everything in it myself!  This collection was inspired by a photo I took of Baxter as a puppy - he had been chasing butterflies on a perfect, bright blue summer day before he passed out on the grass under the sunshine!  Such a sweet, happy memory!
Blue, green, grey, floral, hot air balloon planner stickers.
There is a six piece kit which is full of everything you'd need to beautifully decorate your planner or journal. 
Blue, green, grey, floral, hot air balloon planner stickers.
There are also two "Bonus" sheets that can be purchased separately from the main kit.  One sheet is full of washi style stickers.....or Fwashi as I like to call it (that's Faux Washi)!

There's also a sheet full of flags and other simple shapes that have been decked out in beautiful colors and prints.

I love how versatile these sheets are.  You can use them with the six piece kit or you can use them on their own in any size planner or journal or scrapbook or card making project or any paper craft you can think of!
Blue, green, grey, floral, hot air balloon planner stickers.

Blue, green, grey, floral, hot air balloon planner stickers.
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love for you to visit my shop!



The Preppy In Pink Collection

These are a few of my favorite patterns that I designed for the Preppy In Pink Sticker Collection. In addition to all the florals, plaids, stripes and polka dots, I had to make a Cavalier sticker! 
Preppy pink and green surface patterns for stickers and fabricBaxter was my model in this collection and Betsy will be immortalized in sticker form very soon. I'm also going to open a Spoonflower shop (print on demand fabric) full of the patterns that I'm designing. I can't wait to make quilts with my very own Belle and Buttercup fabric!!!
And these are a few of my favorite stickers sheets in my new etsy shop.  These stickers are called Full Boxes in the plannering world and they're 1.5" x 1.875."
Preppy pink and green stickers and surface pattern designs
These are washi tape style stickers and you can use them for a zillion different paper crafts!
Preppy pink and green washi tape stickers
And this sheet is full of decorative stickers - hearts, flags, quotes, flower bouquets and my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Baxter!Preppy pink and green heart, flag, quote and dogs stickers
I'd love for you to visit my etsy shop and I'll be releasing my second collection, Daydream, later this week!




For all of my non-Plannering friends who are wondering what on earth you do with planner stickers......this is a before and after.

You can either look at a plain, boring planner all week or you can dress it up with as many stickers as you want!

I use mine for so much more than scheduling and remembering what I need to do that day....mine is more of a journal or scrapbook for me.  I write down 3 things I'm grateful for every day, I record exercisde and my weight, I write down ideas, accomplishments, goals or interesting things that happened that day. 

Some people use it for meal planning, recording the weather, inspiring quotes, affirmations, books they're reading, what they watched on t.v. or things they bought.  The skies the limit!



Grand Opening!

We're open!!! I'd love for you to visit my planner sticker shop, Belle and Buttercup on etsy. I have created all of the artwork myself and you won't find these designs in any other shop. I have spent months creating every single pattern, motif and layout from scratch and I'm thrilled to finally be able to share my first collection, Preppy In Pink with all of you! 
I'm almost done with my second collection, Daydream which is full of soothing, summery shades of blue, green and grey.  
And if you're not into planning yet.....or "Plannering" as I like to call it....you will be soon. Who wants to look at a boring black and white planner every day when you can cover it with colorful, happy stickers instead???!!! You can also use these stickers for scrap-booking or card-making or decorating a journal or any other paper craft you can dream up!

You can visit my shop by clicking HERE!



National Pink Day!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in pink tutu with planner stickers
We're so excited because tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!  We're opening our planner sticker shop tomorrow!!!  We'll be releasing our first collection called Preppy In Pink and the timing couldn't be more perfect because today is National Pink Day!  And over the next few weeks, we'll be releasing several more collections in all sorts of beautiful color palettes and styles!

The shop is called Belle and Buttercup which are the names of angel Emma (my first Cav) and Baxter's dog Moms.  It will be on etsy and I'll post a link to the shop once it's open for business.

But for now, Betsy wanted to share this sneak peek with all of you and say.....Happy National Pink Day!!!



Hard At Work

Baxter the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel napping on a desk with a Pantone book in front of an iMac
Remember how I told you that I was so excited because I was going to be opening a new sticker shop on June 3?  Well.....a broken printer put a slight damper on those plans and my new opening date is June 24!  I'm actually secretly thrilled that the printer broke because it forced me to buy a new, much higher quality printer and it's giving me more time to design more collections for the Grand Opening.  So, it's definitely a win-win situation!  I have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the first collection, Preppy In Pink and Baxter is choosing colors for the next collection which is appropriately titled, Daydream!

We'll post some sneak peeks very soon!



Baxter vs. The Foxtail

My poor, sweet baby boy had to have surgery last week for a foxtail in his paw that caused a nasty infection!  And while he was under anesthesia they found four bad teeth that had to be extracted!  Yikes!
Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in e-collarThis guy just can't catch a break.....in the last 5 weeks, he's had a slipped disc in his lower back, a foxtail stuck in his ear, a foxtail stuck in his back paw, surgery for the latest horrible foxtail attack and four dental extractions.  But somehow....through it all.....he's maintained his sweet, loving, happy, playful, snuggly Cavalier spirit!  He's my hero! 
Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with paw wrapped in bandageThe first night after surgery was rough......he had no idea who I was and he was actually scared of me for a few hours!  But since then, my little man has made an amazing recovery and he doesn't understand why I won't let him run and play or take him for walkies!
As Baxter continues to recover, I'm continuing to work as hard as I can on a new, exciting project that I've kept secret until now!  I'm going to be opening a planner sticker shop on June 3!  I'm designing all of my own artwork for the stickers and I can't wait to start sharing sneak peeks with all of you.  This is going to be so much fun!


P.S.  If you're wondering what a foxtail is......they're bristly plant awns that are common in the west, especially California.  They can easily work their way through intact skin and are covered in nasty bacteria and teeny, tiny barbs that help them quickly migrate throughout the body once they get under the skin.  They are the arch-nemesis of any dog living in California.  I meticulously check Baxter's feet and his whole body EVERY DAY for foxtails and they have still slipped by me! 


Live Like Emma

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hugging Mommy on the beach

One year ago today we said goodbye to Emma after she bravely battled cancer for ten months. We're feeling a lot better now but life will never be as sweet as it was when Emma was here and we'll forever be a bit lost without her. 

Even though we always cherished every second with her, the longer she's gone the more I realize how amazing she was. She enjoyed the simple things in life. She was wise, mellow, loving, brave, confident, forgiving, sweet, funny, lazy and happy. She was my zen master, my hero and my role model. She never worried and she unapologetically went after whatever she wanted. If something bothered her she didn't pick a fight, she just walked away. She gave the best hugs EVER! She was the embodiment of everything we should all strive to be and I was so incredibly lucky to have her in my life for nine wonderful years. 

I will forever be grateful to all of you who showered me with love and support during her cancer battle and the months that followed. And I will forever be grateful to Emma for teaching me everything I need to know about life: live in the moment, love with all your heart, be grateful for everything good in your life, enjoy the simple things, greet everyone and everything with a joyful, positive attitude and spread sunshine wherever you go! 

The world would be a better place if everyone remembered to Live Like Emma!



Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Golden Retriever by Christmas tree
Merry late Christmas and Happy New Year!  We hope your holidays were full of lots of love, fun, snuggles, treats and happiness!

Over the holidays we turned our house into a tartan plaid, woodland, Christmas wonderland…..

Christmas decor collage woodland, tartan theme with Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

And had our picture taken in front of the F-15 that Baxter, Betsy and Sammy’s Daddy flies……

Family Christmas photo with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels by F-15 fighter jet

And we went on our 2nd Annual Pre-Christmas Snowy Mountain Day Trip…..

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniels playing in the snow

And we took a mini pre-Christmas vacation to beautiful Carmel, California……

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Golden Retriever by Christmas tree

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at table in outdoor restaurant

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in car

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleeping in Christmas sweater at dinner table

And Betsy got to enjoy her first Christmas as a loved and pampered Princess after being rescued from the horrible and abusive backyard breeder where she spent the first four months of her life!

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on Christmas pillows

And now we’re looking forward to a fresh new year that will be filled with wonderful new memories!

Big Hugs!

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