I am a huge Planner user…I have been ever since I was in high school. Which was many many years ago. That was before anybody really used planners. And I have always used a paper planner, even when all the cool kids moved onto electronic devices and then smartphones. I wanted everything in front of me where I could flip just like that to my monthly calendar and check for a meeting conflict. And now, paper planners are HOT.
And there are such beautiful planners out there. And people are sooooo creative with them. But I’ve always needed to be professional for client meetings. And I have paid big bucks for leather binder systems. So I haven’t moved to prettier, more creative versions. Sigh….yes that is some paper planner lust you hear there.
But a December Planner Page challenge from Kimmie Reid, owner of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps had me rethinking things. I used my family calendar that I keep on my fridge for that challenge.
That’s where I try and keep everyone in the family organized with their appointments and I put up mine too so they know where I am. I decorated it for the first time. And I loved it! So much fun!!!
So as the new year rolled around I thought hmmmm….is there a better way to do my planner pages?????
I found I wasn’t using the pages I had so well. They weren’t meeting my needs. Time to assess what I was doing and what might work better. Maybe the time had come to try my hand at creating my own pages. So that’s what I’ve just done. I identified what I needed on them to help me be organized and efficient. I decided to go back to using the larger size for very specific reasons, both for how I worked on a daily basis and went out to meetings as well as the ease of 3-hole punching– I already had both binders. I custom created a Monthly calendar page as well as Daily Planner pages. I’m going to live with them for a few weeks to see if I am happy with how they are working and then adapt them as I need to.
And today, I decided I was going to add some inspirational and motivational messages to my new pages. And maybe just a bit of glitz and glimmer! Because us krafty kirls do sweat glitter you know!!
Oh what fun! I used some of Kraftin’ Kimmie’s brand new January release stamps, Happy Thoughts sentiments. They are perfect for this use! I also went through all my stamps and pulled out different ones that I thought would inspire me.
Today, I entered these pages in another Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Challenge!!
One thing I realized, when you start doing this, there are specific sized stamps and things that suit this purpose very specifically….hmm….I have my eye on Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Planner stamps now!