Sunday, July 20, 2014

Photo Collage in my Erin Condren Life Planner

I bought these Simple Stories Snap page protectors just so I could add one to my EC Life Planner.

I used the photo sheet that has 12 2x2 squares on each side. I printed several of my favorite quotes from Pinterest, I made a few on my own using some funny quotes and I printed some of my favorite pictures from Instgram of my family,  dogs, mom and best friend.

After I put them all in the slots I took the edge that had the three punched holes and covered both sides with washi tape. I used a black chalkboard one just because it was thicker and not transparent. I trimmed the excess off then cut about 1/8 off. Added a coil clip and snapped it in.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Planning Session - Erin Condren Life Planner

I thought I would give you a glimpse into my process, I previously used a personal size pink Domino Filofax but I never felt like I could get creative with it.  It seemed small and cramped, I just wasn't happy with it.

Moving into the new Erin Condren Life Planner took some revamping to they way I was doing things and it gave me a chance to look over and reevaluate my system.  I currently have two major categories of planning time a Monthly Session and a Weekly Session.

Today I'll tell you more about my Weekly Planning Session, how I do it and what all it entails. I plan to write out my guide here and then post a video where I walk you through how I plan my upcoming week.

I have two tips for you before we get started....

1. Plan time to Plan, I know that sounds funny but I have found if I have a set time that I give myself to plan, I get way more done.

2. Have all your supplies in one place, I have a craft studio/office and I have a set place for all my planning stuff.  It just makes it all so easy when I sit down to decorate or plan my week.

Okay let's get this weekly planning session under way.

Week Debrief -

I sit down and write up a week summary, I created a week debrief paper and insert it into the week.  I do this summary mainly because I'm behind in project life and this helps me remember weekly events or happenings in detail when they happened.

Dashboard Clean Up -

I go through all the sticky notes or loose items I clip into my planner.  I put the post its on the week the even will happen if I don't want to write it down just yet and I file away papers to clean it all up.

Weekly Goals -

I look to see if I completed the items I wrote in my "Get Done This Week" & "Phone Calls to Make" section on the left side of my weekly pages.  If I don't complete something I will move it to the upcoming week.  The items I write here are just items that I need to do but they don't have to be done on a specific day of the week.

Week At Glance Notes - 

I keep blank ones in my planner so I can jot down things that I may not be ready to put into my planner, I like it neat and organized and sometimes I cannot do that right then.  This helps me organize my week and when I sit down to plan out my upcoming week I know what days I am not available or times I'm not available.

Month View - 

Then I look at my monthly calendar to see if there are any events or items that I need to put on my week view.  I don't move my bills into my week view, I have a budget divider for that.

Well that pretty much sums it all up below is a link to my YouTube video that will walk you through it all and you can see it in action.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below and I will be happy to answer any questions.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Planner Pouch Tutorial

Okay I made another planner pouch.  This time I made a little smaller than my last and it's a silver and black chevron with a yellow damask lining.  So cute!  I love it, in fact I love it so much I decided to make one more and film it as I do it so I can post the tutorial.  It was so easy, any sewing newbie can do it.

This was only my 3rd time sewing something, lol and I ended up with three planner pouches, if I can do it then anybody can.

Here is the ones I made in the tutorial and then right below it is the one I made earlier today.  Check out the bottom for a YouTube video tutorial on how I made the green pouch.