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Thursday, January 21, 2010

planner pad decor8ing

while creating a visual journal in mexico last week, i decided to take some paint, paper, tissue paper, and envelopes to my 2010 planner pad to fancify it.

the top 4 images are examples of my new tabs (created from colorful scrap paper plus tape), tissue paper layered inside the back pages to add a splash of color and additional pages, an envelope for me to keep index cards of goals, and a top view showing my ribbon covered paper clip and the various colors/textures sticking out of my planner. makes it more fun, eh?

julie barnes (second to last 2) and amy williams (last 2) passed along images of their inner and outer cover decoration similar to the one i shared on a former tranquility du jour video.

i hope these ideas help infuse some fun into your "to-doing." after all, we need a schedule. we need goals. we need direction. we need to know when to be where. we need to have lists. why not make them colorful, sparkly, and pleasing to touch?

any additional planner pad ideas you have? do share!


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Emily Anne Carson said...

Yipee! I did a similar project to ring in the new year.

I really enjoy planners - but I love them even more when they are bedazzled and sparkle-fied!

I like the idea of an envelope for goal cards. Thanks!

Zoƫ said...

If you've not done so already and don't mind pages going a bit wavy you could also get a big brush and do a very quick pale watercolour wash over the white daily pages, so you can still write on them. Or paint just around the edges in purple (a la Sark books!)

I do this in my diary. I look forward to a new 'coloured week'.

You can do it in pale acrylic paint too but watercolour is easier to quickly "wash" over the pages.

I had a couple of planner pads but I just can't seem to work with them so I've given up and gone back to a standard diary kinda thing!

Anonymous said...

ooh- pretty!! I love the 2nd, 3rd and 4th pictures- especially the 3rd. I got my first plannerpad this year (yay! I heard of it first through you) and covered it in some prety purple paper that I got at paper source:

I think I'm going to add an envelope too (I have a lovely handmade red one that I could add), as you suggest


Anonymous said...

I am still unsure how to use the goals/projects calendar. would love to know how you use yours (I did listen to your planner pad pursuits podcasts which I totally enjoyed)


Katy said...

love it that is brilliant - definately a project for this weekend!

Meg said...

This is great. Where can I find a planner pad? I would LOVE to do this project :)

kimberly wilson said...

pick up your own planner pad at, lovelies. my fave go-to for about 5ish years now. it's saved my organizational life! xx

Zell said...

LOVE IT!! I've brought some extra painted and gesso'd (sp?) papers from the retreat to put in my planner pad. i have a date with myself on Wednesday to finish it! thanks for the reminder...i'll have to add an envelope also!
Beautiful photos! -Hilary