My Planner, My Friend Part 1

Creative planners have been all the rage these last couple years.  In many ways I’ve kept a creative planner for many years.  I have tried putting appointments on my phone, tried electronic planners but they’ve never worked for me.  I like seeing what needs to be done.  I like to have it right in front of me.

For years I’ve been doodling in my planner so it was natural when this became a craze . . . I embraced it.  I thought I’d give you a peek into my creative planner.  It keeps me on track, keeps me sane and I feel is like a faithful friend.   I thought I’d share some of my favorite supplies, later maybe some more favorite pages, tutorials, many ways to use washi tape, and some of the places I enjoy finding fun goodies.

A couple more thoughts on creative planners . . .

  • Christy Tomlinson is such a sweet gal.  I’ve had the pleasure of spending some neat time with her at different artist events.  Her Planner Society Kits and community is wonderful!
  • A favorite place for me to score some awesome and encouraging planner stickers is the Reset Girl. These are some of my fav.
  • My planner happens to be a Kikki K and each month they offer a fun download on their site. The code for the download is found in my planner the first of each month.  Fun stuff.
  • There are some fun free planner downloads (but make sure to leave some fun praise and thanks as they offer free goodies).  Check out here and here.
  • Remember to use your scrapbooking or art stash to fill and make your pages fun. This doesn’t have to be expensive.
  • I enjoy drawing and painting in my planner.
  • A company close to where I reside and a fav for many years is that of MAMBI (Me and My Big Ideas).  Check out their fun planner products and site here.
  • Target dollar spot has the cutest planner goodies. Their planner section is oh so yummy too.
  • Creative planner groups are popping up all over!  I’m a part of a So Cal planner group.  It’s lead by sweet Tammy Santana.  Click on her name and message her for more information.
  • First Creative Planner conference will be held in San Francisco, CA.  Check out more here.

Question for you?  Do you use a creative planner?  Are you looking to use one?


  1. Tanya Napier says:

    I haven’t gotten into the planners, but I admire the work of others (like you!) who are. I didn’t realize Target had a section of fun planners.
    Love those puffy doughnut stickers!

    • artsychick says:

      Hello sweet Tanya. Next time I see you, remind me and I want to give you some puffy donut stickers! Sure miss you. Thank you always for your sweet comments on the blog! Xoxoxo

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