Hello! I am Amanda and I write a blog called She's Eclectic. I'm very proud to be joining the Annie's Paper Boutique team and I will be posting on the first Friday of the month about planning and getting organised.
I have been a stationery addict for as long as I can remember. When I started using a Filofax at the beginning of last year I found my passion was reignited as I discovered new ways to get and stay organised. I also met some lovely people who enjoyed decorating their planner pages and they inspired me to have a go myself. I don't think I would have stuck with using my Filofax for the past 18 months if it hadn't been for getting creative with my diary pages.
In today's post I will be showing you some of my favourite products from Annie's Paper Boutique that I use in my planner.
Pictured: At Home Planner Stamp Set
Trendy Page Dots and At Home Planner Stamps in action.
I use my diary to keep track of various appointments and events, to do lists and my blog statistics. Decorating the pages doesn't take very long and I enjoy doing it. I start with adding washi tape to the top and bottom of my pages and the Trendy Page Dot reinforcements. I like to write an inspirational quote in the notes section, something to keep me positive or make me smile when I check my planner.
After that I fill in my daily to do lists and reminders using the planner stamps and then write in anything else I need. I will stick a couple of stickers onto the pages but I make sure to leave myself plenty of space so I can doodle or add more notes as the week goes on.
I like to use cute paper clips, like this Love My Cup Of Joe one, and the To Do Tags in my planner. I punch holes into the tags so I can add them onto the rings of my Filofax. I usually use these tags to list the things I need to do at some point during the week, things that don't need to be done on specific day.
I also find them handy for when I use the planner stamps. I line up my stamping block on top of the tag and then I have a perfectly straight line to follow when I put the stamps onto the block. I am a bit of a neat freak and like things to be "just so". I don't like crooked stamps!
Weekly to do list added to my rings
I continue to fill in my pages during the week and tick off the things I complete. The photo above was taken on Wednesday, so half way through the week and the one below is from today.
My nearly completed week
If you fancy prettying up your planner pages stop by the store and take a look at all the goodies available!
See you next month.