Three for Thursday: Best Laid Plans

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While I do have a passion for papercrafts, in my heart I will always be a planner girl. I was over the moon when Stampin’ Up released a planner in the new catalouge. Not just a planner, but also lots of other items that can be used in planners too. Here is my pick of the top 3 planner products in the new catalogue.

  1. Love Today Planner Kit [£33 Item #144357]
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    How gorgeous is the Love Today Planner? The planner is abut A5 size and it is Night of Navy with gold foil swiss dots and gold corners. It contains undated inserts for the entire year, photo pocket sleeves, sticky notes, stickers, page marker and pockets.
  2. Tabs For Everything Photopolymer Stamp Set [£15 Item #143907]
    I have just recently gotten into stamping in my planner so I was really pleased to see these stamps in the latest catalogue. The Tabs for Everything photopolymer stamp set includes 53 stamps that can be used to create tabs and headers for Planners, but which can also be used for other projects to. There is also a tab punch coming which fits these perfectly, but it is on back order at the moment.
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  3.  Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips [£5.50 Item #144167]
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    As a planner girl, if there is one thing I love then it is a shaped paperclip! I’m far too ashamed to admit how many drawers – that’s right I said DRAWERS – are full of clips in a variety of shapes and sizes! Of course, I will STILL be placing an order for these gorgeous Eclectic Shaped paperclips there are 24 clips across the 3 different shapes – triangles, banners and leaves!

You can order these products, or anything else from the Stampin’ Up! range by visiting my online store. Don’t forget to use the hostess code 3TFRY2CQ to receive a free gift on orders over £25.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

My Monthly View #PlannerGirlsCollective

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Welcome to another Planner Girls Collective post. I’ve decided to move this over here from my old blog (A Life Lived In Words) as I am working to combine the two. I love this week’s topic which is ‘My Monthly View’. One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear, especially from new planner girls is ‘how do you use your monthly view’? Hopefully the collective can come together and offer some ideas to help you out if this is something that you have been struggling with! I also think it is going to answer another common question – ‘how do you forward plan without decorating ahead?’ So, let’s get on and check out how I use my monthly view.

Forward Planning With My Monthly View

When I have appointments or events planned a few months in advance I either pencil them in or use little sticky notes and page flags to mark them. I have learned not to pen them in place as I now re-date my monthly view so that the week begins on a Monday!

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My Month at a Glance

I decorate my Monthly View during the last week of the previous month so that I have an ‘at a glance’ look at the month ahead. It will already have all of my post it notes in place from my forward planning, so my first step is to re-date the page – I cannot cope with the week starting on a Sunday! So I buy monthly kits that start on a Monday and re-date my monthly view to reflect this! Next I will transfer in all of those dates that I have from forward planning. Finally I mark in all of the bills that are due for the coming month. Here are a few examples of my monthly view (some private appointments are blurred).

January

February

March

April

May

Using That Side-Bar

One thing I have always found wasn’t getting used was the Side Bar on the monthly view. Since I use mine as an at a glance for the month, I did not have many ‘notes’ to go there. However, the lovely Michelle @ UglyBugPlans mentioned how she would use her Side Bar for monthly bills and I gave it a go. As you can see it is now a permanent feature. I use it as a checklist – once the bill is paid I mark it off!

So, that is my monthly view in a nutshell, don’t forget to check in with the rest of the Planner Girls Collective to see how they are using their monthly views!

Happy Planning.

Sig

 

 

 

 

Plan With Hannah

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Easter @ Scarlet Moon Crafts

It seems like this year is flying by. I can’t believe that Easter is almost upon us! With just over two weeks to go, it is definitely time to start dressing those planners for Easter! That’s why I thought it would be a great idea to share some of the Easter items that I currently have available in my Etsy Store! Also, as a little added bonus you can use the code EasterBlog for 10% off when you spend £5 or more (Expires April 15).

One of the most popular items that I have been selling this Spring has been this bright and cheerful Daffodil Planner Clip. We sold a bunch around St David’s Day, but they have continued to be popular throughout Spring.  These are priced at just £2.00 and are the ideal addition to your planner either as a pocket decal or a page marker.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when I think about Easter the very first thing that springs to mind is probably bunnies and boy do we have bunnies for you! Let’s start with some planner bands! These adorable bunny planner bands are £2.99 and you can choose a grey bunny on a pale blue glitter band, or a white bunny on a pink glitter band.

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20170402_213648Now, if you thought those guys were cute then what if I told you that we also have matching planner clips? As well as clips featuring those very same white and grey bunnies, we also have the cutest little bunny head clip as well! These are priced £2.00 each.

So, we have the obligatory Daffodils. We have the Easter bunny. What is missing? Oh, of course! We are definitely going to be needing some Easter eggs! We have several designs of Easter Egg planner clips and planner bands in store for you to choose from.

 

The first design is our Resin Easter Egg planner clips. Those have been incredibly popular and some of the designs are already sold out. We do still have 5 designs in stock though so grab em while you can!

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If the resin is not your thing we also have some pretty felt Easter Egg Planner Clips as well in a range of designs and colours. These are priced at £1.50 each.

Also in stock at the moment I have a selection of imperfect designs / seconds. These were designs that I was not happy with and decided to discontinue. These are now priced only to cover materials and are a great way to pick up a bargain. Some of the Easter items in stock include foam bunny clips, Easter egg planner bands and of a different design of felt Easter egg clips.

Hop on over to Scarlet Moon Crafts on Etsy and grab yourself an Easter bargain. Don’t forget about that discount code – EasterBlog to get your discount on qualifying orders.

Sig