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Friday, December 13, 2013

Let's make some plans!

Heeeeey there!  Are you a planner person?  I sure am!  I would be lost without my planner!  Every year I try to find a new perfect planner for the upcoming year.  I want one that is pretty and will hold all of my oodles of notes and dates and lists etc.  I decided that this year I was going to treat my planner as both a planner and a place to keep a light journal of the year's daily happenings.  I searched and searched for one that I thought would be a perfect fit for me (because lets face it, if I don't love it I won't use it?! LOL)  I have decided to try to really pretty up the insides with lots of fun washi tape (woooo hoooo!) and cute little colorful  stickers!  So, I needed one that had both a monthly calendar and daily pages.  I also wanted it to be mostly plain on the inside.  I didn't want to have to compete with pre-drawn designs or doodles.  I also hoped to find a pink one.  Despite my best efforts I wasn't able to find one that fit all those criteria, so I settled for two out of three!  Here is the planner I bought:

As you can see, the thing I sacrificed was the pink.  This was almost a deal breaker for me because I really, really do like pink. This one, however, was perfect on the inside.  All of the pink ones were way too done up on the inside.  I felt pretty confidant that I would be able to pretty this one up enough to make me happy so I went for it!

Here is it after I added some things!  I used white Stazon and a couple of Stampin' Up! stamps.  After I stamped them all I went back and added rhinestones to every single daisy!!  Hard to see it in the picture, but it just sparkles and shimmers! 

Here is a side view.  It is dressed up so dang pretty now!   This was the first change I made to my new planner.

This is the second!  I took one of my very favorite pieces of paper from all time (been saving this for a special occasion!) and covered the intro page with it.  It was a page that said the planner company name and the year and I figured I would much rather look at this pretty page every day.  I added a piece of thick plastic to cover and protect it and made a Washi tape border around the edge.  I am going to treat this page as my catch all.  If I can stand to cover it up (I may use the inside cover instead! LOL) to add my endless collection of post it notes to with my immediate To Dos and Don't Forgets!  This is the beginning of my planner to be for the upcoming year.  I know we still have a couple of weeks, but I wanted it to be all pretty and ready for 2014!  

I hope you are having a nice Friday!  Do you have plans for the weekend?  I will be back soonest with more to share!  


Penny Hanuszak said...

what a terrific planner Anne Marie and it's looking so beautiful with your cover and inside pages all done. Can't imagine how it will look by the end of the year, but it will be a treasure for sure!

Nancy said...

That paper is gorgeous! No wonder you have been saving it for something special.

Brenda B said...

I like your thinking for your 2014 calendar/planner. Your personal touches to a ready made one is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

That looks fantastic! I love the sparkly flowers and I have to say that I rather like the color!! :)