This is going to be short and sweet. Maybe. Right now, I’m putting in 50 – 60 hours a week, not including drive time. I’m really enjoying my work – the higher-ups put a huge challenge in front of me, and I’m looking forward to meeting it. It does tend to leave me in a couch-vegetative state when I get home, though.
So, my planner spread for the month of March is a no-brainer, do-it-in-my-sleep spread. Heck, I may have actually been asleep when I did it, who knows?
- Archival Ink from Ranger:
- Fluid Chalk Edger from Prima: English Ivy
- Days of the week – Jillibean Soup Day 2 Day
- “Monthly Goals” – Studio L2E Goals + Habits
- Goal lines: Lawn Fawn Plan on It
- Dates – Recollections Toon Alphabet stamp set
- Background – Deep Red Stamps Vines background (discontinued)
- “Sticker” – Sweet Stamp Shop More Tabs and matching die
- “Baby Cakes” – a stroke of luck stamp find at Dollar Tree (it’s actually a damn good stamp set for $1.00).
You can achieve similar results with any large background stamp.
First, create a mask outline around the area you don’t want your large background stamp on. I used 3×3 Post-it notes, but you can use anything with repostionable adhesive on it. To save some money, I masked one area at a time, stamped it, and moved the Post-its. Next, ink your background stamp with Prima English Ivy and stamp within your masked area(s).
Then, I set-up my headers. One of the great things about the Goals + Habits set from Studio L2E is that it’s essentially two stamp sets. Each word is included twice, just with a different font. You can use matchy-matchy fonts, or you can mix it up. Stamper’s choice. Me, I like to mix it up, so I went with the bold, all-caps, “GOALS,” in Library Green, and the softer, scripty, “monthly,” in Shadow Grey. To finish that section off, I went with the Jillibean Soup days of the week headers in Library Green.
Third, I filled-in the essentials. Shadow Grey is a great, unobtrusive, yet visible color to use in your planner for stuff that doesn’t need to jump out at you, but that shouldn’t just fade into the background. I stamped-out the dates in each square with the Toon Alphabet set from Recollections, then I followed that up by stamping the lines down the left side under my monthly goals.
Next, I added a few flavor stamps – got a birthday coming-up in March, so I marked it with a cupcake stamp. I’ve also got a half-day training event to attend, which I found out about after the ink was dry, so-to-speak. I keep stamped & cut address label paper in my planner, so all I had to do was pull-out this one, stamped from a Sweet Stamp Shop set, add the details, and stick it down.
Adding my monthly plans
Lastly, I penned-in my blog plans for the month. This bit, I did during the brief pause I take for lunch (sandwich in one hand, pen in the other). I got a little creative – stick pins indicate I need to do something with Pinterest. The poorly-drawn YouTube icons? Take a guess. Yup, I’m gonna try my hand at YouTube.
I told you it would be short and sweet, didn’t I?
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