We have three new CPT member this month and this week they give us an insight into their current planners and planner style; what stickers they use and how they use them together. If you want to see more of their creative talents you can find their social media links in the link at the bottom of the blog.
Back in March, just before we were subjected to the endless uncertainty of 2020, I did a blog on a week in the life of my planners where I shared the use of my different planners during a week. 8 Months on, we’re entering a second Lockdown and a time to review my planners, what I’m using and what I may use for 2021. This is my planner week which starts on a Thursday.
A few weeks ago I watched a tutorial from my lovely friend Clare Brown, we made mind maps of the things that make us happy.
For today’s blog post I thought it would be nice to make another one in my Hobonichi with an Autumn theme.
Greetings, stickerators! It’s me, Natalie, back for another blog post. This month, I thought I’d share with you my top five sticker sheets. These are my essentials: stickers that form the backbone of my personal planning system.
At this time of year it's easy to start thinking about what planner we might choose for next year. I'm pretty happy with my current planners and I have a system that makes changing from one planner to another really easy without anything getting lost so I thought I would take a look at some of my favourite layouts and different planner spreads and share with you why I love them.
What do you do when sitting in front of a blank planner and several folders of stickers sparks nothing creative at all?
We've all been there, especially at the moment. Plans are sketchy or non-existent and the vast expanse of white space is taunting you. EASY......
STICK THE RAINBOW!
It's the start of a new month and a new quarter so I’m sharing some of my set up process. As it's a new quarter, I start with a bit of a reflection.
In my new quarter four Amplify Planner, I use the 3 month goal page as a review of where I feel things are in different areas of my life. This is similar to the Powersheets and is something I have colour coded throughout the year. I’ve used 3 star checklists (R102) and a mix of rainbow (R098)/lunar rainbow (C043) headers to add some colour to this spread.
I was always taught to look on the positive side of things, kind of philosophy of 'if life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. But I’ve learned to be super flexible too. I started gathering resources whilst my children deschooled from main stream schools and I used Penguin Joe and decorative pages from past collections to brighten up my planner, and the long lists of resources.
At the beginning of a new school year, my new work planner naturally makes my mind wander to thoughts of a new personal planner in a few short months. So many of us are thinking hard about what we want in a planner for 2021 and some very organised planner people have already purchased theirs (if you are one of these people, I salute you!)
This is a time of potential, possibility and positivity as a planner person (say that three times quickly!) and it has prompted me to sit and have a think about why we plan in the first place. Therefore, in the style of a chart countdown, ‘from’ Top of the Pops from the olden days, I give you, the top five reasons I plan.
Hello, Stickeraters! It’s the start of September, which, for me, always feels more like New Year than the actual New Year. Maybe it’s because most of my life has revolved around the academic year, first as a student, then as a teacher, and now as a mother. This academic year is a big one for our family. My son is starting university (Where did the last 18 years go?) and my daughter is starting Year 11 - all being well, she will be sitting her GCSE exams next summer. The other day, my daughter and I were chatting about this and decided that we wanted to plan some adventurous fun for after her exams finish in June: days out, weekends away, a summer holiday, that kind of thing, and I resolved, there and then, to make losing weight a personal priority for the next nine months.