Planner Weekly Layout and Monthly Spread for March 2018: Hi! Just sharing a few spreads I made for the month of March, using items from my stash. This monthly and weekly spreads are about flowers, happy colors and focusing on the positive. In the following video project share, I go over items I’ve used and altered for this spiral planner.
I hope you enjoy this video and I hope that it inspires you to decorate your own planners. They truly do help break your day down. Enjoy!
Pink Glam Traveler’s Notebook Setup and Flip Through
For this Pink Glam Traveler’s Notebook Setup I used items from my stash and embellishments made with paper-cutting-dies from Spellbinders.
Last year I found that I used my Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook more often than I did my planner. What I enjoyed about my Traveler’s Notebook last year was the ability to add as many or as little components (inserts) as I saw the need for.
With that in mind, I decided to setup several different traveler’s notebooks for 2018, each with a different purpose. And since I’m looking to have several traveler’s notebooks, I have to think about price and how much I’m willing to spend for each one. This is where my dies from Spellbinders come in.
Traveler’s Notebook Shaker Dashboard
My local crafting supplies store was running a huge sale on planners, planner accessories,
and this included traveler’s notebooks and their accessories as well. So I purchased three traveler’s notebooks along with the notebook inserts, some planning stickers and shaker dashboards.
Of course shopping for these items was half the fun; but the best part was thinking up ways to embellish my new traveler’s notebooks with items I already own! And I tell you, when you can whip out those beautiful dies from Spellbinders again and again, they really are a true money saver!
The versatility of the Traveler’s Notebook is well noted. They can be used as planners, bullet journals, and even scrapbooks that detail family vacations, road trips, etc.
I hope that you are inspired and encouraged to put together your very own Traveler’s Notebook and use it as it best suits your needs.
The following video will give you a detailed flip through of this gorgeous Traveler’s Notebook. Sub to my Youtube and bookmark this website for more paper crafting project shares, tutorials and ideas. Enjoy!
Looking for Free Halloween Printables ? Well you’re in luck! This year I’ve decided to start my own collection of Halloween downloadable printables that you can use as stickers, labels, invitations and cards!
I have designed round labels that fit perfectly on your 3×3 note cards and projects! I’ve also dabbled in a couple of Dia de los Muertos designs.
I hope you like my designs and visit me on YouTube to see how you can use these Free Halloween Printables.
If you do use these and show them in your social network, please let them know where you got them, and who designed them. I’m not charging you one dime to download the file; but please give credit where credit is due.
Free Halloween Card Printables
Here are a couple of 4×6 Halloween card printables you can use as well. Just print these in cardstock, cut and adhere to your blank cards!
Okay, I’ve already done the measuring for you. Like I mentioned before the labels (circles) will fit nicely into any 3×3 card or box, or whatever Halloween project you’re working on. And the card fronts already measure 4×6.
Hello planner friends! I’m happy to say that I finally know what to call my planner! I’ve watched dozens of videos and have read a dozen more blog posts to finally conclude that the best name for my planner is the Petals + Blooms Planner!
I got this Petals + Blooms planner at Hobby Lobby. It was a birthday gift from my son. Initially I called it a color crush planner, cause honestly… I didn’t know what else to call it. There are the Happy Planners, the Erin Condren, the Recollections Planner, the Memory Planners and even the My Prima Planner. However, no one ever talks about the $20 amazing planner you can purchase at Hobby Lobby. Because it is displayed with their house brand along with the Petals + Blooms collection, I’m calling it the Petals + Blooms Planner.
Phew! Now that I got that out of the way, let me start on the reason behind my clean and simple weekly layout for June. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that this is my work planner. In this planner I jot anything and everything down pertaining to my business. Yes, I want it to look cute; but I can’t fill it up with stickers and decorations because I need the writing space. I’m the first to claim I have one of the worst handwriting from anyone I know. Believe me. I need the space.
The pocket page that you see there (with the Home is where the Heart is sentiment) is a left-over from last year’s Heidi Swapp. All I did was adhered it to my June cover page, using double sided tape. This pocket is for notes, check receipts, etc. Because the Heidi Swapp planner pocket was a bit smaller than the cover page, I decided to add some checkerboard washi on the one side of the page and I think it serves as a nice contrast.
I decided not to fuss too much, trying to fit my Heidi Swapp remaining pages, on my new planner. I figure no one but me looks through my planner. It really doesn’t matter to me that the bottom middle hole had to be double punched. The couple of stickers and washi that I used in my layout take attention away from the extra holes I had to punch, and bring the eye to the pretty colors used.
Notice how I used the wider washi to hide the month? I don’t remember the brand of the washi on the left. I’m thinking it’s a Recollections, maybe? The wide floral washi to the right is a Hedi Swapp. I just love that floral washi! I don’t think that floral washi is still available; but if you’re looking for something like it, check these out:
I know that this month’s layouts are not that exciting, but they have to work for me. I’m seriously considering purchasing another planner so that I can decorate it to my heart’s content! The planners that I’m considering are the following:
There’s a HUGE price gap between the two. I just have to think how I’m going to use my new planner (other than just the decorating) and how much I’m willing to spend. I wonder… how many planners does the average planner love have? How many planners do YOU have? So far I have my Petals + Blooms Planner and a Webster’s Traveler’s notebook. I use my TN more like a wallet however. I use it to jot things down (when I’m out), and it goes with me everywhere.
Color Crush Planner Review. It’s actually my Petals & Bloom planner.
This past week was my birthday and my son treated me to a shopping trip at Hobby Lobby, and as it turns out they were running a sale on all items under their house brand, Paper Studio. For several weeks, I’ve been keeping an eye out for their new planners to go on sale; and even though they have more expensive planners like Heidi Swapp, Webster Pages, Happy Planner and Carpe Diem to name a few, I like the way their house brand planner was put together.
The Petals and Blooms planner collection by Paper Studio closely resembles the best of the best. The covers rival Webster Pages Color Crush, the binding system is just like the Heidi Swapp planner binders, and the paper layout is exactly what I need. They also have amazing paper pads, stickers, and accessories to go with their new planners; but what’s even more amazing is the low price! Planners are expensive! And rightly so! They give you so much to work with, but sometimes it’s just a little bit much. I know of some planner only companies, that after placing an order you’re out a couple of hundred bucks! If that is the route you choose to go, more power to you! But to me… na-ah. Not even on my best day!
The binder – I LOVE how the binder works! It’s a smooth open and close and I really like that! It seems sturdy enough but only time will tell. The binder I chose comes in a gold color. I’ve had silver planner binders in the past, and I really wanted to try out the gold for a change. I’m glad I did. It adds a touch of elegance to your planner. There’s also a magnetic planner closure! Gotta love that!
The planner sheets – The set up is perfect! I can not stand planners that give you a tiny little box for writing space. I have full days each and every day and I really, REALLY need as much writing space as I can get!
The planner accessories – Hobby Lobby can use a bit more in this department. Granted that as a crafter I can create my own dashboards and pocket pages; but it would be nice to have the option to buy these as sometimes time is a precious commodity to me.
All in all the Petals & Blooms planner collection by Hobby Lobby is a great buy, and at $20 you get a lot of bang for your buck!
The following are some pics of my new planner set up. I have some handmade planner embellishments that I’ll soon do a tutorial on. I have used some stickers from different collections; and I have also used my project life cards for sentiments and notes postings. Let me know what you think of my new planner. Enjoy!
P.S. I have a Planner Facebook Group called Plan with Me Planners. If you enjoy sharing planner layouts and planner decorating ideas, why not join our little group? Plan with Me Planners is a private group. Click here and ask to join.