Did you know every month there is a Throwback Thursday release at EllieBeth Designs? This usually takes the form of planner kits of all sizes and creative items from a design released in the past. You can vote for which collection returns in the Facebook group for a couple of days before the release which adds some fun and excitement to the release. Well, when "Take Me To The Ocean" was voted in for release a couple of months ago I couldn't resist the "Mini Creative Pack". I thought I'd give you some ideas of what the pack entails and what you can make with it, just by adding a few things from your craft stash.
I love my arts and crafts, so really enjoy when I can incorporate a little into my planning. No matter what your planning style or planner preference, here are some ideas that can easily be rejigged to work for you.
One of my biggest planner fails is stickerating a section of my planner and never going back and updating it. Mainly the monthly pages! Oops! I’ll buy a new monthly kit, set it all up for the month so any appointments, birthdays, recycling/bin collections and any other regular events for the month. These don’t tend to be my neatest, tidiest pages as they’re my planning my planner pages. Then completely forget to go back and update it over the month. So what can I do to not forget to do this? It certainly feels like a waste of stickers and my time if it gets neglected.
Stickers are something that I find a great deal of pleasure in organising and sorting out. If I have a day off work and my children are with their grandparents, you can bet I’ve whipped out all my stickers and various storage ideas and am sorting through them.
I like to regularly go through my stash, organise and destash in order to make sure I’m using everything, that I know what I have in my collections and to make way for new stickers of course!
I’m not the creative type in that I can’t draw that well, unless stick men and the odd doodle count. I’m also not very good at visualising how things will turn out paper. I guess this is in part why I’m not so good at using entire sticker kits in my planner and why I plan mostly with functional stickers with the odd decorative one.