Thursday, June 6, 2013

New planner/Journal/Filofax

I got bitten by the Filofax craziness going on right now and decided to use this method for my planner this year.

  Filofaxes are amazing but on the expensive side so I purchased a similar version called Day Planner, that of course I personalized to my taste. I decided on this type of planner for the versatility of being able to change your pages and to add fun accessories.

The planner brings your basic filler pages like calendar, reference, contacts and blank pages. I decided to add my own tabbed sections with my personal interests.

Using scrapbook paper I created this feminine but still fun theme throughout the planner. I also used inspirational quotes printed on vellum paper.

I tried to color coordinate all my other accessories using paper and Washi tape as decor.

Available online are a great variety of printables that you can use as add-on for your planner. Another solution is to create your own templates using your computer, like this bill planner.

On the back of my planner I created a post it storage solution using acetate. As you can see Post-its are my newest obsession.

I used color lined paper to beautify my planner. I also added a variety of fun items like pockets, paper pads and pictures.

I'm planning on using a color coding system to keep me organized. Pens in different colors and stickers will help me achieve this.

 It is all about making something that you would love and use through the whole year. Something to keep you inspired or that will make you daydream.

A more detailed video is available in my YouTube channel.

Thanks for reading and your comments. 


  1. Just found your blog via Instagram and love what I've found! I've been trying to go paperless but after seeing this post, I may have to change things again!

    1. I do use my phone for some things..but I love to have things to write and look at..thanks for your comment

  2. I'm new to your blog, came across it on Pinterest :)
    I really like the way you made your planner - so many great ideas!

  3. I'm brand new to your blog! I LOVE THIS WONDERFUL PLANNER/JOURNAL/FILOFAX!!!!!! You have a new follower to your blog and a new subbie on YouTube!! I can't wait to try my hand at one of these. Thanks so much for all your inspiration!! p.s. I'm a huge post it note addict! ;)

  4. Can u make one for me?! Love it!!!

  5. Really love this. I am inspired to go see what I can do with my cardstock.

  6. Liking how you set this up a lot. Colorful, pretty, organized, and definitely makes you want to use it. Nicely done.

  7. Just found your blog on Pintrest. New to the whole blogging thing but I love YT. What is your YT id/address?