Saturday, February 28, 2015
Planner Inside Pages and Illustrated Calendar
On one of my shopping expeditions I found these adorable die cuts by Jillybean Soup and decided to doodle on them and they turned out so cute that I chose to add them to my planner dividers. I think they were a great addition. I colored them with Gel Pens, Acrylic Markers, and Tombow Markers, cut each die cut in half and glued them onto the pages. So fun and such a great project to work on in the evenings when I am watching TV. You can see the one above and the one below. The light reflects a bit on the surface but I think you can get the idea.
This divider is a Mary Engelbreit Card which my daughter and her husband gave me for Valentines Day. I loved it and thought that it would be great added to my planner so I cut it down, added Washi Tape and inserted it front and center. I also did the card which my husband gave me but haven't inserted it into the planner yet. What a great way to re-purpose expensive cards.
Originally I wasn't planning to add a calendar, I have a calendar which I keep in my purse and of course always have my phone on me. In the past I have done calendars which I have illustrated and used in my planner, I did that last year in a Moleskine planner which I did with the Documented Life Project. I thought about ordering a calendar to use in the planner but being a DIY kind of person decided to make my own again this year. This is the August version. It has changed slightly as I opted to paint around the edges using my Tombow Markers. I'm currently working on October, which I love and will share that one when I get it finished.
I think this is going to be a great planner which I can use as I see fit and add new pages as I use it more and more. If you like the idea of doing a Life Planner but can't seem to keep up with the daily habit think about something which will suit your purpose more and this seems to work for me.