Michael’s had 12 month spiral bound planners on sale for 3 bucks!
I’m struggling like a donkey in quicksand right now with being unable to find planner peace. The week on one page I was trying doesn’t have enough fucking room. Grrrr.
So I found these two planners. This floral one has the vertical layout I like:
…but the cover is ugly as fuck. Florals ain’t my jam.
This fox one is an adorable cover, but has a shitty horizontal layout:
So I decided to swap the covers.
I cut the covers at the binding. Like this:
So they came off like this:
It didn’t take me very long and now I have a layout I want with the cover I want!
I love Franken Planning!
In my very first happy planner, I took outdated calendar pages and mixed media’d all over them to make backgrounds for art journaling.
I’ve been using them as backgrounds for lettering practice.
But I wanted some heavier paper in my planner for Watercolor play.
First I traced an old divider as a template.
Then I cut it out & used the happy planner punch to add it to my Franken Planner 😍
I saw someone had done this so I had to try it. I’m hoping it helps with the chewed pages issue.
Before. An out of date page to experiment on.
I ran washi down the punches side of the page.
I covered the opposite side with a scrap piece of paper to catch the bits of washi so it wouldn’t jam the hole punch.
Ta! Da! A happy planner page with a washi edge.
Ugh. I caved. I bought a new happy planner. I blame my craft store enabler. 😂
It’s so PRETTY
Here’s my last happy planner. I liked the customizing options but I hated the way my pages got eaten.
The remnants of two planners I cobbled together.
The new planner is 2019 only. So I stole an unused month from the remains of the previous two planners.
I washi-d the top and stickered over the dates.
And worked my way through the rest of December.
In my old happy planner I had art journaled some out of date months so I added those in too.
I’m also experimenting with building my own dividers. 😁
So the bitchy planner has returned to happy planning. Guess I’m a happy bitch planner now. 😂😂😂
If you press and hold the space bar on your phones keyboard it enables you to move your cursor through the text. This is so much easier than trying to tap inside the text with your finger!
I’ve only tried it inside of messaging so far. I’ll try it elsewhere and update this post with the results.
Yay! New Techie Tip!
When your washi comes in a box, you’ve ordered too much. 😂
(Shut the fuck up. No such thing! 😂)
And here’s it’s safely napping in its new home. 😍
NPR but definitely organization related!
I have this 2 ft x 3 ft cork board that has seen better days. Cue me forgetting to take a before pic…again. 😂
Here’s the new support for the back of the cork. Before it was just foam core and cardboard. The cork was warping from lack of support. I bought new foam core.
And lots of pretty fabric. I should not be left unattended at Joann’s. I even called the husband to tell him I was skipping through the store with my daughter trying to buy ALL THE THINGS. 😂
Cut the foam core the size of the plywood backing.
Glued the foam core to the plywood.
Glued the foam core & plywood to the cork.
Laid it cork side up and centered the fabric.
Lots of spray adhesive.
Put it back in its frame & added some support pieces at the edges.
Finished and hung up.
IT’S SO CREEPY I COULD DIE!
I fucking love it. 😍