Here's a fun little no-pressure project for when you're itching to create: decorate planner pages. My only rule is "no purchases." I have to use art and crafting items we already own. Most decorators are devoted to Filofax, but my favorite planner from Studio O is just as easy to mod. I don't decorate every week...just when I'm feeling a little craft deprived.
|My favorite 5 x 7" planners from Studio O Creations are available at BAM! bookstores.|
|Vertical week on two pages allows me to place my to-do list into timed slots. My running to do list goes in the boxes on the bottom margin. I place prayer requests or memos in the "Week in Review" slot.|
|A closer look at the left hand page. I like the look of inking cutouts and then putting a bit of washi tape behind them. The wrinkles drive me nuts -- one of the hazards of using your art!|
|Close-up of the right hand page. I'm quite partial to my gecko punch :-)|
The beautiful thing about planner decoration is that you can change up styles and materials every week. I have dreams of Zendoodles, pencil sketches, fabric swatches & pattern tissue, postage stamps, and more. It also makes the planner a lot more fun -- and likely -- to be used on a daily basis, too. Whether you're rocking a Filofax or making do with a printable, have some fun with an otherwise mundane part of life.
P.S. I'll try to update with a finished shot of these pages after they've been filled with to-do's and doodles.