I am over on the Brutus Monroe Blog with a fun planner I created for my daughter. She is in high school and wants to go into criminal justice, therefore I used the “When I Grow Up” stamp sets to decorate it. Come check it out and say hi!
Can you believe it is almost Christmas! This time of year in our house is by far the busiest! Not only do we have the typical hustle and bustle because of the holidays, but two of my boys have birthdays a week apart and my son’s basketball season is in full swing. To help keep me organized and on top of things I have to have a functioning planner. I use two planners. One is a TN I carry with me that doubles as a wallet and the other is a Happy Planner that sits on my desk. The Happy Planner has the monthly overview as well as everything related to family life and my work. I did a walk thru of my planners for you.
If you have never heard of Scriver Creek I bet you think I have lost my mind and am making up words. Believe it or not, it is a company! They specialize in beautiful leather notebooks. They gained a lot of popularity real fast and underwent some criticism from the planner community because they got backed up with orders. It was growing pains and a lot of businesses go through it. I decided to give this company a chance and provide you, my subscribers, with an honest review of the company and their scallop leather notebooks. Going into this I am giving the benefit of the doubt. I can’t start of any kind of relationship in negativity and choose to see the positive. I truly believe that this is a small business that turns out great product AND supports their community. Supporting their community is what has led me to my recent purchase with them.
One of the new things Scriver Creek has started is a “Simple Scallop” line. These are notebooks that are not custom made, but are made from the leather they use or trying out in their shop. They also have hired local high schoolers to make them — they are teaching a trade! The notebooks are only available on Fridays in limited quantities. The type and colors change depending on what they have in the shop. The cost is $40 and includes shipping. I ordered one in a gorgeous dark brown that almost has a purple undertone to it. Here is the unboxing and my review:
I have desperately missed my Happy Planner. It is the first planner I ever used and old habits die hard. I have enjoyed my TN, but I have noticed that I pretty much just make it cute and don’t utilize it like the Happy Planner. So, for the month of November I am going back to my first planner love — the Happy Planner! I do plan to use my TNs for another form of planning, just not my everyday family life.
The October 2017 The Planner Society kit is GORGEOUS. I used it to set up my planner.
Here is a tutorial on how to make page flags and a walk through of the planner:
One thing I have been hoarding is a cute little shaker card I made at the Summer Creativation show in July using the new Tim Holtz die! I had the perfect spot in my planner for it. After all, October is Halloween! Super excited I get to enjoy this little shaker all month!
I really have to think about how I want to set my planner up every month because my needs change depending on the time of year. I actually struggled setting up this month. I don’t know why. Once I got it done I was pretty pleased with it.
It is that time of month — set up next month’s planner. For the month of September I used The Planner Society August kit. It is a dreamy pretty blue with a lovely girl. I decided on my rainbow glitter TN to set it up in. Here is what the inside looks like:
Hello Friends! It is that time of month again in which we start to think about what is to come in the near future. Time to set up our planners! I have been in a state of confusion lately regarding my planner. My home life is full and my career has taken on a new chapter. I also have stepped away from the Happy Planner because I can not take it with me — I really need something portable. I have experimented with a couple different set ups. For the month of August I have decided to use two TN planners — one for home and one for work. The best part is they are both easy to grab and go.
I set up my home planner for August with the June Planner Society Kit last month. So, I used the August kit to set up my work planner. I put together a video of the process. You can click HERE to watch it.
I used the fun little dots above in a whimsical fashion in my Girl Boss insert. This is my work notebook! Finally, I used the fun doodle strips to make columns for my shopping list! I like to categorize everything according to how I shop. It just makes it easier for me and saves time. These doodle strips were perfect for that!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Hi friends! I had an online friend ask me to make her a planner for her pregnancy. She is due in December and she wanted somewhere to keep notes, appointments and a few pictures. She really likes elephants and wanted it more of a grown up theme than a baby theme. I am all about that! I really appreciated that she was not doing the stereotypical type planner. She picked out the Mandala kit from Calico Collage and I had a few elephant prints in my stash. This is what I created for her using the downloadable kit and my stash:
To see the inside go here 🙂
I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to use a planner and possibly a gift for someone special.
Until Next Time — Happy Crafting!