Hello everyone it’s Zinia here and this week on the blog is dedicated to planners!
Whether you are an obsessed planner girl or you just jot down your appointments on a wall calendar we all need a little bit of organization in our life. And since we are creative people it’s only natural to reflect that creativity in our planner. I keep trying different planning system and layouts to decide what I’ll use for 2018 and I was so pleasantly surprised to realize that the new American Crafts planners are perfect for my needs.
For me it is really important to have a really simple design that gives me the extra space to add my own decorations. I also need a nice and spacious monthly calendar cause that’s what I use the most.
Although I love adding color to my planner, I try not to overdecorate. The main focus should always be the planning itself so I avoid distracting elements. That being said I always like adding fun little elements at the margins to personalize every spread. For my January calendar, I decided to use the gorgeous Creative Devotion rub-ons and clear stickers to highlight the some areas. Because these products are translucent, they allow the text to peek through.
I also used a mix of Sweater Weather and Stargazer stickers to create a festive scene at the bottom of my spread.
Since January is not here yet and I don’t have a lot of confirmed assignments, instead of writing things down on the planner, I used the colorful Creative Devotion sticky flags. This way I can move them around until there’s a set day for them.
Now here’s the thing, I don’t usually have a daily to do list or any sort of daily planning to be more accurate. So I decided to tweak my weekly pages to fit my needs. Although I don’t plan on daily basis, I still keep all sorts of notes and information in my planner and the weekly layout is perfect for that.
I used banner stickers from the new American Crafts 30-page sticker books to cover the days of the week and re-label each section. This way I can keep any information I want and still have a weekly to-do list on the side if I need it.
I also like attaching pieces of paper in my planner using washi tape. I do that for lists that are not relevant to a specific week or month. Once the days pass, I can move my list to the next spread without writing everything all over again.
I really hope you got some ideas and inspiration on how to setup and use your American Crafts planners. Until next time, happy planning! :D
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