Thursday, January 7, 2016

My planner for 2016

I am keeping a planner again this year.
I love my planner and I love planning …. or I love decorating it…either way, its fun :)
I use the Day Timer and its inserts.

Here is my 1st pages of the year.
Because it had the last week of December on these pages I adhered some pretty pattern paper to cover up the days (I am planning on writing my goals on here).
Because not much was done the 1st and 2nd of January, I just added some die cuts that I had extras of.

To decorate up the pattern paper I adde some of the Heidi Swapp washi word tape.

Here is my first full week decorated.
I am thinking I am going with the gold theme this month ;)

I cut some flags out of the same pattern paper that I had used on the first pages.
I then added a piece of the washi tape to the flag :)
It wasn't until I posted this photo that I noticed the pattern in the paper and the washi tape are the same pattern…pretty cool eh..and I didn't even plan that :)

I am loving the look of the gold  Heidi Swapp washi tape.
But am a bit disappointed as to the quality.
Some of the washi tapes are hard to peel off the roll as it sticks to the roll, it rips when I tried to pull off a section, and one tape I wasn't even able to use :(
I had the same problem with some of Tim Holtz washi tapes years ago.
Mind you, I have to say, I love most of their other products :)

I am just sitting here chuckling knowing that I will never be asked to review a product from a manufacturer, lol.

I am using other planners for other purposes and will share those in a future post.
I was actually thinking of using a different planner this year, instead of my Day Timer…but this is my 4th year using a Day Timer.
I just wish they would make this size pages in a vertical format…but you know what they say about wishing ;)

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)


  1. Fabulous start to your day timer, love the gold and the hearts. The only planner I keep is one for my design teams to keep the challenges straight, not that that always works lol.

  2. Your planner looks great! The pink and gold are so pretty! Put a suggestion into the company- you never know! Others may want that too!

  3. Love the look of your planner pages a lot! I have been using my Franklin Page-a Day Planner for years and am now beginning to decorate it...such fun. hugs, Julierose

  4. Oohh, this is gorgeous!! I love the gold accents with the pretty pink!! You decorated it so beautifully!! I need to do this to my day planner!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. So pretty, Tracy, and what a great coincidence that the patterns matched! I actually considered going back to this style of planner because I need something in addition to my TN, but I'm really trying to hold off on buying more things. :)

  6. I love the gold, so pretty and perfect for the new year! I used gold for my first week too. Once you find a system or style that works, it's hard to switch :)

  7. Love the look of this - the gold and pink is wonderful! TFS


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