Sunday, May 31, 2015

DIY Daily Planner Pages

Hello dear readers,

If you've been keeping up with my blog you know that I am all about planners right now.  It is my latest obsession and I'm loving it!

I got my new planner all set up the way I want it, and I have been good about using it daily.  One of the reasons why I wanted to get a planner is to stay organized and art journal at the same time.
The planner that I selected, Websters Pages Color Crush, didn't come with any daily pages in their 2015 kit so I found some on Pinterest to use.  Check out my Journal board for some cool free downloads!

I really wanted to use this daily page but my print head on my Kodak ESP 5250 printer went bad so I can't print anything with cyan right now.  Grrr!  I found this page at the Scattered Squirrel and she has every type of free printable planner page that you can think of!  Full size and half size monthly, weekly, and daily.  Boom!

Until I can get a new printhead for my printer I'm using this one that I found at Nest Vintage Modern
I love the "Today I will dominate" title.  Very cute and empowering.
As I mentioned I can't print anything blue so I just printed these in gray.

I wrote in a previous post that I have many fancy papers.  I found most of them at Tuesday Morning for prices so cheap they'll make you cry with joy!  (sorry about the dark photos - it was a cloudy day)

The ones I will be using for my daily pages are scrapbooking paper.  They are thicker than regular paper but thinner than card stock. 
For the months of May and June I decided to use the Songbird pack.

Here's the finished product.  
Printed on the white side with the fancy part of the page on the back.

I used washi tape to secure the holes, to prevent pages being torn out by accident.

Pretty :-)

They had a sheet of embellishments to cut out and use in your projects.  I put them in my plastic pocket.

Here is an example of what I've been doing with my daily pages.
On the left page you can see a photo that I pasted on, to show what I had written about on the front side of that page.  On the right side is the next journal entry and I pasted some embellishments on the other side of it to give a visual of that day...and so on.

Stay tuned for my next post - Polaroid ZIP PhotoPrinter.  Like the LG and Polaroid Pogo and Instax photo printers, but see why I like it more.

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I'm Officially a #PlannerAddict

Howdy all!

In my previous post So I Bought A Planner I announced that I decided to buy a planner, and join the millions of women who are addicted to their planners.

Before I committed to a planner, I researched and researched and I finally selected the Websters Pages Color Crush.  The reason is that it comes with the most beautiful paper and dividers, and it was the least expensive.  No brainer!

On the kit is priced at $34.99 however, I purchased mine from for $23.47.  The only one available was the orange one but I'm ok with that.  I look good in orange >.<

If you click here you can see the Websters Pages ad for the Color Crush planners.  But one thing I noticed is that there really weren't any good photos online of the contents of the Color Crush planners so I decided to share them with you here on my blog.

When you open the planner you see that the snap strap is longer to accommodate more stuff inside.  Plus there are pockets for your stickies, paperclips, stickers, etc.  In addition to that it comes with 3 clear plastic dashboards - very cool!

The 1st divider is labelled Write it Down and the pages in that section contain:  Thoughts, Ideas, and Dreams, plus a lot of space for writing.  Great for journaling or planning.

The second section is labeled Memory Keeping.  The pages in there say A Day In the Life, where you can write a brief description of what you did each day in that month.  

On the back of each of these pages there is a spot where you can paste a photo and you can write down what people said, or various things that happened that you want to remember.  

The next section is labeled Lists to Love and in there you can create monthly To Do lists and Menu plan.  I'm really looking forward to menu planning!  Now that I'm a stay at home mom I want to plan our dinners.  I think it will help motivate me to actually cook every day or every other day.

The next section is labeled Staying Inspired, and within that section they have placed GORGEOUS papers for you to use in your planning/journaling.  Plus if you have fancy paper, like I do, you can add in more pages here.

They are beautiful and inspiring

Am I right?

Love them

This is the divider for the calendar section - so pretty!  They all are really...

First you have your monthly calendars

Your "At A Glance" if you will...

And on the back page of each month they have a page titled "This & That, little notes and daily memories for a well planned life"  
So, that Recycle divider I added in myself and labeled it Weekly for my weekly planning because they didn't have a divider for that, which I thought was weird...but what-eves.

Then you have your weekly planner pages, which come with a top-tabbed divider so you can flip right to the current week when you open your planner.  It is labeled Right Now with gold lettering and gold polkadots. Cute!

I added this last divider in from a sympathy card that I thought was so pretty.
We end in joy.

Finally, at the back of the planner you will find a plastic pocket for added storage, a note pad, and another pocket!  Yes, another one.  Love it!

This planner comes with so many cute details, including this charm/keychain that says "laugh everyday".  I think each color of planner comes with a different message on these little keychains.

In addition to planners, Websters Pages sells the coordinating CraftMate Folio so you can take various art supplies with you to decorate your planner on the go.  These sell for $14.95 on

I'm kinda broke right now so I decided to use this makeup bag that opens like a book instead.  
I'm so glad I had it!  I got it a Big Lots years ago in a makeup bag travel set.

I think it will be perfect

Not too shabby!

In my next post I will blog about DIY daily pages.
Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

So I Bought a Planner

Hello readers,

After much thought, and attempts to use the SNote on my Samsung Note 4 to journal/scrapbook, I've decided to go to paper.  My decision was primarily based on permanence of my art journal - with the SNote I could loose my journal if I didn't have it backed up properly.  Also, I have a TON of washi tape, fancy paper, embellishments, and stickies so it just made sense.

In anticipation of my planner's arrival, I got my little planner station ready.  I purchased this cute little craft caddy used for $7.  It is really practical!  I have all of my kawaii sticky notes in there, stamp pads, and my pink paper stitcher.

I purchased most of my washi tape, cute sticky notes, and this cute little stamp set from

My bear basket is holding more items for me.

The back side of the craft caddy has a spot for fancy tape or ribbons

And I keep my 6-hole punch in the little drawer

In my next post I will reveal the planner that I selected.

Thank you for reading!