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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?

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide