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Free Christmas Planner Printables

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and you know what that means to many of us planner girls… we get to deck not only the halls, but our planners too! I’ve added a touch of Holiday Cheer to some of my inserts to help keep us organized and on track during this busy holiday season.

Enjoy!

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All of my free planner inserts can be found HERE and are yours to enjoy for FREE. All I ask are that you:

  • Please don’t sell them or try to profit from them in any way
  • Please help me spread kindness. If you come across a fellow planner addict that might benefit from their use, please tell them about my blog and where to find the printables.

Oh! Just one more thing… I would love, love, love it, if when you use the printables and post photos to social media, if you would give me a shout out so I can show your post some love and see my creations in action.

IG / twitter: @ArtandWhimsy

Facebook: ArtandWhimsy

Thank you and Happy Planning!

Free Planner Printable: A5 2-page Vertical Insert

Hello planner lovelies. I created an A5 2-page vertical insert for myself. I thought I’d try it out this week, see if it’s a good fit for me in my personal home planner. Of course, you know that I had to share it with you too, so here it is, Enjoy!

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You can find this new insert and all of my free printables HERE. This particular insert the first one on the page.

As always, you don’t have to be a follower of my blog to download these printables, but I’d sure appreciate it. All I ask in return are a couple of things:

  • Please don’t sell them or try to profit from them in any way
  • Please help me spread kindness. If you come across a fellow planner addict that might benefit from their use, please tell them about my blog and where to find the printables.

Oh! Just one more thing… I would love, love, love it, if when you use the printables and post photos to social media, if you would give me a shout out so I can show your post some love and see my creations in action.

IG / twitter: @ArtandWhimsy

Facebook: ArtandWhimsy

Thank you and Happy Planning!

Also, if you enter your email on the home page you’ll get an email notification when I add new content for you to enjoy.

Enjoy & Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

My Week In Color – Hello Fall!

The October Planner Society Kit is the stuff my dreams are made of and I couldn’t wait to jump right in and decorate my A5 Fuchsia Filofax.

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I used a few Project Life cards from my stash to make laminated dashboards and a set of pretty ribbon paperclips, purchased from Rubies and Grace, that coordinated with the kit beautifully.

 

2015-10-28 07.31.41For my weekly insert I used one of the free Planner Printables that I offer here on the blog.

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I received my first planner tassel as part of the PSK and couldn’t wait to clip that baby in! I also used a couple of the resin bits that came in the kit and used them to make a flower planner clip.

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After prettifying my weekly A5, my daily Kate Spade needed some lovin’ too so I made a washi card, and used some of the felt flowers in the kit to make 2 rosebud clips (right side). I also added more of those ribbon clips by Grace and Rubies and a couple of cute clips from Peach Pom (left side, fuchsia pom & blue flower). Oh! after watching The Creative Planner, a workshop offered by Christy Tomlinson, I also made my first planner pocket using some of the gorgeous paper from the kit.

Thanks for looking and…

Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

2016 Franken Planner Mashup Video – Uncoiling & Re-Housing My Plum Paper Planner + Discount Code

As the last couple months of 2015 get underway, many of us have already begun to give thought to next year’s planner set up. Are we staying in the same planner, trying something different, etc?

After researching the many different planners available, I decided to go with a Plum Paper for my business planner because of how customizable it is and the dedicated blog section add-on that they have available. I also wanted to be able to do some stamping in my planner and the paper quality will allow for that.

You can buy Plum Paper planners on their Website and on Etsy. The awesome folks at Plum Paper were kind enough to offer a 10% discount code to followers of Art & Whimsy, good through December 31, 2015. WHIMSY10

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I currently use an A5 Filofax for my personal home planner and really like the roominess of it so I decided to take the plunge and uncoil my Plum Paper and re-house it in an A5 or in this case, “Classic” sized binder style planner. Below is a video walk through of the finished planner.

After seeing the new Planner Love collaborative collection between Franklin Planner and My Mind’s Eye, I knew I’d found the perfect new home for my Plum Paper.

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The first step was to uncoil my planner. If you decide to do this, I highly recommend using a good pair of wire cutters like these here to completely cut off the crimped ends of the coil. Believe me, it will make this So. Much. Easier.

Since the size of an A5 or Classic is perfect to hold a Plum Paper, the only trimming that needed to be done was to trim off the pre punched holes along the left side and punch new holes. For this particular set up I used a Franklin Covey Hole Punch that I got from Amazon.

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Using the My Store Line from My Minds Eye, I made dividers and dashboards and added some extra goodies. The planner goodies from the line are available on the Franklin Planner website and some of the other items, like coordinating paper, washi & journal cards are available thru Scrapbook.com

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*A quick note regarding size: This is my first Franklin Planner and you’ll hear me repeatedly refer it its size as A5 in the video. Franklin Covey has different names for their sizes and the correct term, when referring to comparably sized Franklin planner is “Classic”.

OK, and now for the video…

Thanks for watching…Enjoy!

xo,

Belen

 

Planner Walkthrough Video – Daily Set Up In My Kate Spade

Hey planner peeps,

Today I’m sharing my first planner walkthrough video… “Daily set up in my Kate Spade – Planning on the go” and it’s available to watch now. I still don’t quite have the hang of speaking on camera, so please excuse my awkwardness! ?

Thanks so much for watching!

xo,

Belen

Introducing Free Planner Printables by Art & Whimsy

Hello Planner Girls… I promised you a Big Announcement today and here it is! I’m So Excited to announce that I’ve added Free Planner Printables to the blog and they’re ready for you to download and enjoy!

Free Planner Printables

They are all located on their own page HERE and can also be found on the left side of the Home page.

I currently have several inserts available and will continue to add more as time allows and as I create them for my own use. I also share some handy info for printing and punching your inserts, so be sure to check that out.

These free planner printables are just my little way of saying thank you to all the wonderful people in the planner community that welcomed me so warmly. I’ve learned a lot from you ladies, thank you so much!

xo and Happy Planning,

Belen

Planner Set Up – On the Go In My Kate Spade

A few days ago I introduced you to my A5 Filofax Fuchsia Patent. I LOVE that planner; it’s a beauty and a great size for my home planner. What I found, however, is that it wasn’t really  working for me as a planner to track my dailys since I wasn’t carrying it around with me. I needed something smaller and little more portable. Something I could toss in my bag and carry around with me.

And suddenly there she was and it was love at first sight. Her name is Kate.

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I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Kate Spade Wellesley planner at the outlet not too far from where I work. To be honest, I went in hoping for a rose gold, but got there minutes after the last one was sold and was a little bummed so I got the black. But now, oh my goodness, I could not be happier with the black one!

The black exterior and the pop of the hot pink interior really lend themselves beautifully to my fondness for bright, bold colors.

I’d never had a zip around closure planner but now, after carrying it around for the last couple of weeks, I find that I’m really loving it. This personal sized planner goes with me everywhere and I like knowing that its contents are safely secured inside.

Having a dedicated place to track all of this information has been a Huge help in my daily pursuit to a better me

I gave some serious though to how I wanted to use this agenda. I knew that I wanted to use it to track my dailys, such as nutrition, fitness, to-do lists, shopping lists and personal growth so I reformatted my custom A5 daily inserts to fit the personal size of this planner. Having a dedicated place to track all of this information has been a Huge help in my daily pursuit to a better me.

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My daily inserts are 2 pages, but I find that I really only use 1 page on the weekends as I don’t have as many errands and to-dos.

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While I do keep a monthly overview calendar in here for quick reference, I won’t be doing a lot of actual “planning” in this planner. I’ll be using it as more of a brain dump. A place to jot down notes, random thoughts, inspiration, and also a place to keep track of online purchases and things that pique my interest that I want to research in-depth when I have more time.

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Since we’re already well into October and Dia de Los Muertos is right around the corner, I immediately set about to prettify my Kate Spade with some inserts, a dashboard and a few planner clips. I’m drawn to the imagery and bright colors associated with this holiday and figured that the theme would go well with the hot pink interior color. Side Note:These Day of the Dead clips are currently available in my Etsy shop.

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I needed some stickers to spruce up my inserts so naturally I turned to Etsy and found these cuties by Inky Dinky Printing that coordinated perfectly with my clips… Score!

I’m so beyond pleased with this Kate Spade Wellesley planner and feel that I have finally achieved planner peace, at least for my dailys!

Thanks for reading and as always, I wish you Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

 

 

Planner Clip Storage

Planner clips, I love them! Whether I make them myself or buy them from some of the amazing ladies on Etsy, I just can’t get enough of them. Not only are they functional for marking particular pages in my planner and keeping smaller bits securely attached, they’re also an easy and fun way to add some bling!

While my planner clip collection is still small, I continue to make and buy more. They’re like potato chips, you can’t have just one. Ok, who am I kidding, they’re like Planners… You Can’t Have Just One!

As my collection grows I’ve found myself in need of a way to store them so that I can easily see what I have and where I purchased them. Having that info comes in handy when posting to my blog and social media.

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This is what I came up with and it seems to working well for me. Using trading card sleeves and a 3 ring binder I’m able to keep my clips neat and organized. By adding in a pre-printed card that has space for me to write where I purchased the clip and from whom, I have the info that I need at the turn of a page.

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Planner Clips by Art & Whimsy (left), The Planner Society (top), myluckycharm_ & emileespeaks (bottom)

I’ve found that this even works with the chunkier polymer clay planner clips, I just clip them to the top of the card rather than push them into the pocket.

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To make your own, you’ll trading card sleeves, like these HERE, a binder and some pre-printed cards. I made mine using my Silhouette.

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Once your info cards are printed, trim them with your paper cutter to fit the pockets of your trading card sleeves. Standard size will be 2.5 x 3.5. I insert mine so that the info faces away from me so that when I open the binder I see my pretty clips and the info isn’t obstructed on the back, but you can see which works best for you.

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Planner Clips by Art & Whimsy

All that’s left to do is just stick your planner clip filled pockets into your binder and you’re done!

Thanks for reading & Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

Fall Into Planning

Well it’s official, I’m a card-carrying planner addict and have fallen for the planner craze like a love struck teenager! With Fall upon us, a new Filofax Original A5 Patent Fuchsia waiting to be moved into and an unopened September Planner Society kit, I recently found time to play.

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The first order of business was to create some laminated dividers and a dashboard. I selected some pretty colors that would go with the patent fuchsia, but still carry me through Fall.

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Originally, this A5 was going to be my daily planner, a place for me to track my dailys, like To-do lists, shopping lists, fitness, etc so I created these custom inserts. I quickly found that since I wasn’t carrying this planner around with me, it wasn’t a system that was going to work for me. I’d find myself out in the world wondering what I was supposed to pick up at the grocery store, while the shopping list sat in my pretty planner at home!

Just last weekend I reformatted these inserts for a personal Kate Spade that I love and carry around with me everywhere, but I’ll blog about that at a later date.

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I used a few of my own planner clips, ones that I carry in my Etsy shop,  and some of the yummy items in the September Planner Society kit, including that awesome hand sketched planner girl card that I turned into a dashboard, to prettify my planner and give it that lived in feeling.

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“Why have 1 planner dashboard when you can have many” is what I say, so I made another using more of that ridiculously cute Planner Society paper and embellished it with stickers die cuts from the kit. I even cut out one of the sketched girls, gave it a splash of watercolor, laminated it and created a custom planner clip!

Thanks for reading and sharing in my original A5 set up.

xo,

Belen

My Week In Color with the August Planner Society Kit

I gifted myself an extra day off work, to make it a 4 day weekend, so I spent the day hanging out with my Beloved, listing and playing in my planner. I used the August Planner Society kit for next week’s layout and made up a couple of extra planer goodies that snap right into the coils… a cute little pocket and a mini “To Do” dashboard.

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The colors in this kit are positively swoon worthy! And get a load of that pen that looks like a small camera… Adorable!

I used a couple of bows from my stash to make some coordinating clips and a button as a “clasp” for the pocket envelope.

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1st half of the week.

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2nd half of the week

 

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This sweet little card was just begging to be laminated and turned into a mini dashboard that I could move from week to week.

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Planner pocket

The quality of the paper in the kit is unbelievable and I love finding fun, new ways to use it in my planners. This time I made an envelope style pocket with my Silhouette.

Thanks for sharing in my week in color.

Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

 

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