Ain’t No Party Like A Planner Party!

I may have arrived late to the planner party, but boy have I arrived!

By now you’ve likely at least heard of the planner craze that has taken the craft community by storm, right? Well I’ll be the first to admit that I fought it for nearly a year. I just didn’t feel that my schedule was varied enough to merit the use of a planner. Until earlier this month, that is, when I succumbed to the charms of the Chic Sparrow, or Jendori, as my fellow planner addicts will call it.

I gotta tell ya, I may have arrived late to the planner party, but boy have I arrived! This baby is a beauty.

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My Jendori is Traveler’s Notebook size and well, me being me, I couldn’t wait to pretty her up a bit.

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I made a laminated dashboard out of some pretty scrapbook paper and an insert that I designed myself to keep track of all my dailys. I call it My Daily Dashboard. Initially I designed the insert and the layout then sent it to Papier My Day, on Etsy, so she could put it into a printable format for me. It turned out fine, but I decided I wanted to make some more changes so I forced myself to stop being lazy and just sit down and create it, start to finish.

I’m really pleased with my results, but I still very much do recommend Papier My Day if you’re looking for a custom layout. Veronica is fast, friendly and easy to work with. I love my Sparrow and it goes with me pretty much everywhere I go. I find that having a dedicated place to track my water intake, nutrition, to-do list and even what I’m grateful for each day has had a very positive impact on my life.

One would think that one planner would suffice, right? Well, not for long! Once you’ve been bitten by the planner bug, it’s like something happens and you want more and more!

Enter Day Designer for Blue Sky at Target…Squeeee!


Another type of planner that’s a huge hit right now, are spiral planners. Day Designer teamed up with Blue Sky to bring a fantastic, budget friendly line to Target stores. Don’t have a Target near you? No problem, you can shop the Blue Sky website HERE.

I wanted a planner specifically for all of my Art & Whimsy projects and this ended up being a great option. They offer vertical and horizontal layouts in your choice of daily or weekly spreads. I bought 2 journals, horizontal and vertical, both with weekly spreads, so that I could compare the two and see which one worked better for me.


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Vertical Layout

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Horizontal Layout

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After looking over both of these planners I found that my brain is much more drawn to the vertical weekly layout so that’s what I’ll be working in for the rest of 2015.


This was my first week in this planner and you can see that I had a blast decorating it.

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This week’s layout was done with Scotch Expressions Washi Tape in neon pink stripe, Amy Tangerine thin washi, a Heidi Swapp word sticker and  Kaisercraft die cuts from the Fly Free line. it’s so much fun being able to check things off of my to-do list on pages that are so colorful and vibrant!

I also just signed up for the Planner Society monthly kit and was able to snag one of the remaining July kits!


Photo property of Scarlet Lime

Just LOOK at all this yummy goodness to jazz up my planner pages. I can’t wait for it to arrive! If want more info on signing up for The Planer Society Kit it’s available HERE.

Thanks for reading. Wishing you a great weekend!



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