The Simple Planner 2016

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Hi friends! I am so excited to show you my planner for this week because I have used some beautiful products from a fellow YouTuber, Aneika Walton of Fabulously Creative! I have been following her for a little while now and love all her work and talent and creativity. Please be sure to check out her Youtube channel, Etsy shop, and blog! I will link all of those up at the end. Take a look at my process video using her gorgeous products:

Before I started decorating this week’s page. I sprayed the background with Heidi Swapp gold spray and heart template. Then I set about adding some of Fabulously Creative’s stickers.

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Now Fabulously Creative designs her products to use in a Kikki K planner, and mine is Heidi Swapp. That really doesn’t bother me a bit – I think if you love the products then use them up!

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One of the things I love is that these stickers gave me three areas on each day. I use one area to write down our schedule that day, such as doctor appointments or lunch dates. Another area I use to jot down what blog posts are going live that day to help me plan those. The third space I can use for lists that I need to keep track of each day.

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On my dashboard I like to keep my running to-do lists from week to week. These glitter stickers are perfect for that.

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So much to inspire me for this week and I hope you are inspired too! Here are links to Fabulously Creative!

Her website/blog. 

And her YouTube channel

 

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Hi there! New week means new planner layout, so take a look at how I embellished my planner this week.

 

I received my Ali Edwards Project Life Storytelling kit last week and was delighted that the stamp set has the days of the week included! So I knew already I was going to use those. I had already misted the pages with my Heidi Swapp spray mist and heart stencils, which I just adore.

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I chose a simple gold heart washi to embellish across the top. I also chose a thin navy washi to create the divisions between the days.

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For the numbers I decided to use the Fitzgerald alpha set from Cedar Lane, and while I was pulling those I came across the word strips, so I added those in some places as well.

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Thursday of this week is an important day – our son is going into the hospital for some outpatient blood work. If you are the praying type, say a few prayers and positive thoughts for him on that day! I added a few word strips on that day, just to provide some space to acknowledge that as a big day for us.

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For my dashboard, I wanted to use these speech bubbles, they are old stickers from IKEA from last spring and I have had them laying around forever! But I thought they would be cute to write my to-do lists for this week. I added some of the word strips and stamps from Ali’s stamp set, and called it done.

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Very quick and easy embellishing this week, and I am glad I have some pretty things to look at while we work our way through this week. I hope you have an inspired and creative week too! 

See you soon,

~Theresa

**This blog is an affiliate with Amazon.com. Every post I try to include links to the products I have featured in my blog to assist you with your own shopping and scrapbooking. When you click on these links and make purchases through these links, you help to support this blog (and my family!) For that I thank you kindly.

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Ok I am going to start with a slight disclaimer: my plan was to create planner layouts that are simple, but I am not so sure this week’s layout is quite so simple! But I love it and it is bright and fun and inspiring. Take a look here:

 

So I had already misted the pages with Heidi Swapp’s spray mist and a star stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. I went through my washi tapes and found my Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy washi, and that led me to pull out that entire collection to embellish with.

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I think when Elizabeth Kartchner designed this line, she must have been thinking about planners too, because there are actually a couple of cute pieces in the collection that are great for planners. I started with the washi tape that says Fine & Dandy. Then I added a gold 5 so I can keep up with the week we are in.

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At the top of the page I added a round sentiment from the collection and a green polka dot washi strip. 

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For each of the days I laid down the washi tape and used a set of numbers that came from Ali Edwards’ Heart Story kit this month. I also added heart and star stickers next to each of the numbers. They go perfect right there.

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I also used glitter letters to note the days of the week. Thin washi separates each day.

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For the dashboard I used the list portion of the washi tape and I clipped a floral embellishment to the side. (Not so) Simple but done and lovely. Ready for the busy week ahead.

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I hope you have a great week this week. Some fun stuff planned for this week to share with you! Now go, do and create!

See you soon!

~Theresa

*This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Each post I try to include links to products I have used in today’s layout to help you with your own shopping and creating. When you click on the link(s) below, and make purchases through those links, you help support this blog (and our family!). For that I thank you kindly!

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Hi there and welcome to a brand new series on my blog called The Simple Planner! I’m so excited to jump into this area of papercrafting and have actually been prepping and planning for a while. My concept going into this is probably a bit unique: I see so many beautiful but elaborate planner pages and my honest thought is that I hate to put all those supplies to use for just one week. But I also love using my planner every week, and I also know that seeing pages that we love can help inspire us creatively in all our other areas of life. So I bit the bullet and am now embellishing my planner pages. But one small caveat: I am doing it simply. Take a look:

So to begin with, I took all of January’s calendar pages and sprayed them with a few of my favorite stencils and spray mists. So each page starts with a very understated, simple pattern of color!

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I added a gold glitter tape across the top, to add a bit of stability to the pages and for a bit of bling.

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For the heading and for the dates I used Heidi Swapp’s date stamp.

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So that I can keep up with what week I’m on for Project Life, I added a label and the Week 4.

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Then I plan to use my dashboard for my To-Do list. Mainly I use this to list my upcoming blog posts and videos. 

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I also added a shaped tab to the dashboard, so I know easily where I’m at in the planner. That is a label from Fancy Pants that is stapled into an Avery tab directly onto the transparency. Of course you know I had to have a transparent element in here somewhere!

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So let me know in the comments what you think about this way of embellishing your planner, ok.jpg” alt=” alt=”Simple Planner Vol 01″/>”/>