If you are like me you love the current paper planner craze for a number of reasons. One of those reasons propels you to overcome procrastination by viewing the creativity of those in the planner community. And the community never ceases to amaze me at how it uses graphics, 3D elements and bright colors to give planner dividers the magic touch. Here are some of the best dividers I’ve seen in the past month. Be sure to share photos of yours in the comment section if you’d like them featured in a future post.
Today I sat down to plan the week ahead but encountered stale-brain and unmotivated lethargy. Because I’m responsible not only for my schedule but also for my husband’s, I couldn’t afford to stay uninspired for long. Enter these creative planners who helped me get back on track just by looking at their clever works of art.
Gorgeous colors and positive words helped buoy my spirits.
The creamy luster of the pearls plus golden words and candlelight created peace and banished my pre-planning anxiety.
The graphic design, black-and-white repeat-pattern, frame, generous use of white space and bold colors made me smile.
Neon brightness of the Filofax Fluoro Pink always boosts my mood. Juxtapose it against polka dots, plenty of bows and a hot pink tassel and I’m feeling that much happier!
Polka dots and bunting plus camel, brown and cream layer beautifully against this planner’s gorgeous handwriting.
Who inspires you in the planner community?
It’s okay to be disappointed by some of the ideas you see paraded during Fashion Month.
Photo: Marc Jacobs SS2016 RTW
Doesn’t mean you’re negative, pessimistic or opinionated. Just indicates you’re a critical thinker, not being blindly led.
Photo: Tracy Reese SS2016 RTW
Right now we’re in the midst of Milan Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2016 offerings. When a polished designer wants us to pay for the privilege of looking worse than we do when we awake in the morning, that’s where we should draw the line.
Photo: Leanne Marshall SS2016 RTW
Here are the 10 most disenchanting shows so far.
Photo: @plaidpanache on Instagram
Photo: @trendfudge on Pinterest
Before I got involved in the planner community, the act of planning filled me with dreaded anxiety. Now that I’ve immersed myself in the world of Filofax fans, Erin Condren creatives and Kikki K. connoisseurs, I not only enjoy planning but also look forward to referencing my layouts during the week.
Part of the fun is in the colorful themes of planner accessories. Here are some of my recent favorites.
Paper & Glam Journaling Cards.
Sequin-Bow Planner Bands in Bright Colors.
Cute Stickers from Alexis Giostra.
Neon Pink Page Flags.
Photo: @scribbleprintables on Etsy
DIY Planner Supplies with Belinda Selene on YouTube.
Photo: @BelindaSelene on YouTube
By the way, Belinda will not only save you money but also allow you to customize. Alexis also has some handy DIY videos! Let me know whose accessories you currently love.
Being a pen addict is in my DNA. After church every week, Dad would stop off at the convenience store for ice cream and PaperMate’s Flair markers. Mom, my three siblings and I would wait in the car shivering in the Erie, Pennsylvania winters, anticipating the new colors he would choose. My favorites were hot pink, purple and green.
I still love Flairs yet somehow continue to raid the aisles of stores and online for the next pen that will make my writing experience that much more enjoyable. Here are some of my favorites, not because of their outward appearance but how they feel.
STAEDTLER TRIPLUS FINELINERS.
These have triangular barrels! So much fun and they improve my writing.
SHARPIE PEN FINE.
UNIBALL VISION MICRO.
PILOT PRECISE V5 EXTRA FINE.
UNIBALL VISION NEEDLE MICRO WATERPROOF FADE PROOF.
PAPERMATE FLAIR POROUS-POINT FELT TIP ULTRAFINE UF.
So those are my favorite pens for 2015, so far. What are your go-to markers?
Thanks to @somedayshabby on Instagram for recommending the gorgeous gold and sparkly Swarovski pen featured at the top of this post!
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