Do any of you use a planner? I have seen so many cute ones and I am thinking that I want to get into this. The ones I really like are:
*Note: I pulled these photos from the website- they do not belong to me. I am sharing them to show how other's are using their planners.
I think I like Webster's Pages and Simple Stories the best so far but I'm not sure. Do any of you use these and if so, which are your favorites and why?
Or maybe I should design one myself. What do you think about that possibility?
I don't use a planner like these, but If You made one I would use it. This would be one helpful tool… Like Diana said, your colors, inks & images…. Woo La La…. Possibilities!!!! :)
Hmmm, I will definitely give this some thought!
Diana Scott said:
Please design one yourself! Use your colors, inks, favorite images, etc. I would purchase one - maybe more as gift for friends! Love the idea!
When I had the kind of job that required more time management then I have now, I definitely used one (and loved it). Now the calender on my laptop is plenty good enough. What I could use now is a organized container for the cards that I am making up. Love all your baskets in you dinning room/work space but have not been to IKEA yet.
I still use a planner and would love a project to create one. I enjoy the new cards you design but love to do projects.
Haha! Well, you never know, right? :)
Diana Scott said:
Bonnie, like your idea also. Maybe we need a "full line" of Gina K Products - planners, storage containers, a monthly Birthday/Anniversary Planner with pockets would be nice, desk accessories, etc. I could keep going - just ideas as I'm working on getting my craft room organized and looking nicer! And Gayle, maybe she could make it so we could use some of her great Paper Pack paper! I'm sue she has a ton of extra time! LOL! Hugs!
I love my planner. I designed mine my self adding all the stuff I love.
It took a ton of time. I would love one that was already designed and
all I had to do is scribble my notes in. Great Idea!
I'd love to see something that you design for a planner. That would be awesome!
I actually have a home business that specializes in inspirational planners and accessories especially designed for women.
: ) We have both dated and undated varieties and even offer a FREE 28 Day Challenge to help you get your home in order. Our planners are beautiful and functional, and can be filled with everything from calendars to daily housekeeping suggestions to devotional helps to homeschooling pages and more! I'd love for you to check us out at www.hisgraceworks.com!
Gina -- I have used a variety of planners, from the spiral-style sold in drugstores to the higher-end Day-Runners and ones sold by Levenger. Over my 25+ year career, I have my own preferences but here's some thoughts.
1. You've already got a GREAT headstart with the Organize It! stamp set, as many of those stamps are also elements for a personal planner --as your videos have shown using the Stamp TV kit for OI!. Also, Melanie's holiday frame fillers have holiday-themed mini-stamps that lend themselves to marking/decorating calendar pages.
2. A binder-style would lend itself to personalization more easily than spiral-style, as with Simple Stories and Webster's pages. GKD could offer the binder in 8 1/2 x 11 and a 5 1/2 x 8 size, each 1" and a thicker size, in 3-4 colors that would coordinate with the patterned papers used for the section dividers. That would allow for choice between standard notebook size and trade paperback size, with two thicknesses. One "thin" for those who like streamlined minimalism; "thick" for those who like to carry EVERYTHING in one place. The binder should have a pen holder and interior pockets, like the Webster's Pages binder
3. Filler Pages: Pre-printed, with everything (months, days of the week, calendar, address pages) filled in --OR-- bare skeleton, to allow for maximum personalization. For example, most planners have address-book pages. Would these be offered as pre-printed filler pages -- OR -- in a coordinating stamp set, a blocky stamp with lines for name, street, city, etc. that one could stamp on a personal choice of paper (patterned or not) GKD could offer solid notebook-weight paper for stamping out the "address book" pages (and other filler pages) in papers that coordinate with binder colors. Or digital downloads -- or freebies, like the journal pages for the vacation picture boxes. Or, all three!
4. Stamp Sets: Organize It! starts you off. Other useful stamps: months, days of the week, numbers, address block, seasonal and holiday mini stamps for decorating. Other ideas for useful planner stamps?? mini-stamps of soccer balls, ballet slippers, A SWIMMER, etc. for after school-activities; a schoolhouse for PTA meetings or parent/teacher conferences; a tooth and a stethescope for dental and doctor appointments. I think the numbers would be especially fun -- each person would be able to stamp calendar grids with personalized "red-letter" days! Or color-coordinate ink-stamped days of the week for gym-days, church activity days, etc.
5. Accessories: pens, stickers, washi tapes, etc.
I have really enjoyed your papercrafting videos, as well as the card-making. Using Moleskine 5x8 1/2 notebooks, I made covered journals and matching pens sets for folks at the office. They loved them -- and I know I will get orders for quickie birthday presents in the future.
I think your idea to branch into planners has real potential. You've got such lovely papers and stamps sets that lend themselves to planners. After carrying a heavy "all-in-one" planner, I now carry the slim bound volume leatherette one from Barnes and Noble. I decorate the endpages and doodle on tne "Notes" pages. Need to get Mel's frame fillers in there to decorate the days!
Sorry this is so long -- but my little grey cells got activated!
I just ordered one from Erin Condrin. I've never had one before, but thought it would be very helpful to have so many different things in one location like birthdays, anniversaries, family activities & appointments and I will have a place to keep all of my team challenge commitments. I haven't gotten it yet, but the one I ordered is brightly colored and happy! I plan to use my stamps, washi tape & colored pens to personalize it a bit.