As you may remember from my previous blog post and from my Instagram handle @vixwashiwizardry, I love washi! I've lost count of the number of rolls I own but it's in excess of 300. But washi's not all about rolls now, it's about strips, sheets of strips, like the A5 washi strip sheets from EllieBeth Designs. They're really versatile and handy to carry on the go in your planner. They are so colourful and used on their own, or with rolls, they can be used in a number of creative ways.0 comment(s)
Isn't it funny how people like to start their week on different days? Take for instance my Erin Condren Life Planner, it begins on Sunday for its monthly view but I prefer to start on a Monday. Using the monthly date numbers I can easily fix this by re-dating the whole month in no time at all. This sheet is brilliant, it comes with enough to date 6 months worth so two sheets and my planner is done for the year (unless you have an 18 month planner obviously ).0 comment(s)
I'm in a planner funk - my New Year setting up and planning was derailed by a hospital stay and my planner MOJO has not returned yet. In an attempt to inspire my love of all things paper and planners and get me back on track, able to focus and set up my planner systems and goals for the year I decided to go back through my planner layouts and find some that I really liked and why they sing to me.0 comment(s)
As is with anyone else, as the year comes to an end, I am always so encouraged to get my planners sorted, get my resolutions down and excited by the “get me life together” enthusiasm. As with most people, come end of January and into early February and the planner ideas are slightly fading, the resolutions (well!) they are on a note somewhere and almost forgotten and I carry on with all the habits I had the year before.0 comment(s)
Have you ever looked at planners decorated with paint and thought how great they looked but been put off trying to decorate your own planner for fear of it looking wrong? Don’t be afraid to experiment and add a bit of colour to your planner. If it doesn’t work the way you wanted it to there’s always a sticker to cover it. There IS no right or wrong when you're being creative and your planner reflects your own style.
Here's a look at how I watercolour my Hobonichi weeks.0 comment(s)
I experienced a new feeling this year when opening my new planner. I experience complete fear of starting it! This is something new to me as I’ve just dived into every planner I’ve ever had. I think I honestly looked at a blank day for 20 minutes at one point before putting it away for another time.0 comment(s)
This year I feel like I have spent longer than ever setting up ready for 2020. I think I actually started in November when I bought my PowerSheets and then journaled about the things I wanted for my planner set up for 2020. Unsurprisingly though, my line up has already changed, but I’ll come to that later.
After a period of one planner, I have gone back to multiple planners for different purposes.1 comment(s)
This week is a big planner week - the start of a new year! Whether you're starting a new planner or half way through and revamping your system it's a great time to be inspired by the planner community and try something new. Read on to find out what's on the Creative Planning Team's planner stack for the new year.
Happy New Planner Year!0 comment(s)
At this time of year the Creative Planning Team's thoughts turn to all things Christmassy. There are lots of new planner products on the horizon that complement EllieBeth Designs range of amazing collections and sizes of stickers and the Team have been exploring the options. Read on to see what's on their Christmas wish lists.0 comment(s)
So after many years of using multiple planners at the same time, I decided earlier in the year that I wanted everything (OK, practically everything) in one place. My everyday carry (EDC) was my personal ring planner and my main memory planner was my Erin Condren Life Planner which stayed on my desk at home. With life being so hectic I was finding it hard to find time to put my memories on paper. A good planner friend told me about the Hobonichi Techo Cousin, and from then on I was hooked.0 comment(s)
Planner Itch. It’s very contagious and extremely prevalent at this time of year. I myself have been suffering from a chronic bout of it, which has lasted almost 12 months. However, never fear, lovely planner people, for I am here with an antidote to planner squirrel syndrome which I hope will help you to quell the irritation and start your new year itch-free!0 comment(s)