Thursday, August 8, 2013

DIY Planner Update!!

Well after briefly flirting with tumblr, we have officially called it quits.  I am not going to lie, I have no idea what the heck that thing is about.  Plus, I found a blogger app for my phone too, so it works just as well.

So without further preamble, how about some sample planner pages from the 2013 DIY planner!!  Here are a smattering of different layouts.  I'll try to keep the photos pretty big to show the details.

The circles are from my mini-Spirograph set.  I did them on a different sheet of paper and glued them in.  Dates are stamped in, from a set I purchased.  So this is a two page layout for the first week of January.

I have a giant collection of washi tape at this point, so I am trying to include that more and more.  I use it less for planning purposes and more for decoration.

The dates on this page are from a small DIY calendar section I found at Hobby Lobby, same with the "January" sticker.

More Washi Tape....
The calendar grid on this page was made with a clear/cling stamp, it was part of a "Calendar" set.

For this week I used two sheets of a Rhodia 5x5 dot pad and glued them in.
I tend to use the one week on a page format a lot because it is quick and easy to make.

Wow! I didn't realize I had so many different layouts. Sometimes it is small tweaks, like the dot grid paper and sometimes it seems like there are really big changes from week to week.

For the pens I used in this, it ranges from the giant triplus set, stabilo sets, some copic markers, a few sliccis, hi-tec-c, all types of the uni-signos, zebras and various sakura gelly-rolls.  I would say 99% of what I have used in my planner has been purchased from JetPens.

I have a lot more to post, but I didn't want to post too many pictures at one time and I wanted to make sure I wasn't boring you.  So unless tons of people tell me they are tired of these posts I have more planner pics coming!


  1. W00t! THose are stellar layouts. I like the tape and dot grid.

  2. Also I like the layout opposite the worst week ever

  3. I loved all the different layouts :) which pens DON'T bleed through the paper, because that's always been my trouble? I want you to plan my next planner, LOL :)

    1. Because this is built on a moleskine, most of the pens shadow through lightly. But I find sharpie pens virtually unusable. I use the uniball and triplus pens the most I think. But I am less cautious with bleed through because if that happens, I just glue in something on the back of the page to cover it up.

  4. I love to see all these DIY planner pages! I especially like how you have played with so many different layouts. I always think I should try some different layouts, but then I always back down and stick with the one I always use.

    Also love your Spirograph designs on the first page. I had a Spirograph when I was a kid and I loved it, but I got rid of it years ago. I wish I still had it...

    1. Thanks Heather! For the spriograph, several years ago I bought a vintage one from ebay. But I found something like this little set: from a Blick store a couple years back. So it is much easier to store this with my craft stuff and makes decent doodles without dragging out the whole spirograph kit.