Monday, 26 September 2016

Kingfisher Malden Filofax - Sneak Peeks - The Planner Society August Kit

Hiya Planner Peep's how are you all??? Me I'm doing ok! Now. Been having a bit of down-time while I was recovering from a slight relapse of my Mental Illness where I had to have my Medication Increased. But I am Happy to report that all is well now.... Yay!!!!

I have recently moved into my gorgeous Kingfisher Malden Filofax... its so pretty and matches so well with the August 'The Planner Society' kit.

Through September I tried a slightly different week on 2 page layout in my planner and for now I am liking it but I'm not sure how it will work long term so I will try another few months to see. Also through September I have been using my first subscription box from the lush 'The Planner Society' is a nautical theme and I am loving it but I am being a bit frugal with it so that I can use it that much longer by mixing in a few elements from my stash like colour co-ordinating labels, stickers and thin washi tapes.

Here are my weekly pages from September...

Week 1
I have divided the pages down the centre's to have one side for Work/Blog and one for Home/School. I can now clearly see what needs doing and for what so I can prioritise my days

Week 2
I've been trying out a lot of different printable stickers that I have then cut out by hand (i have a Cameo but havent had the time to set it up just yet), I still don't really know what types of stickers/stamps I prefer so I am trying out various as i go and hope to settle on particular types

Week 3

I adore Pens!!! and Washi so theese do take up most of the room on my desk and are the main focus on my pages and planners

and finally Week 4
Last week I slipped back into old habits of quote stickers and alpha stickers. I love to see inspiring positive quotes and words that make me smile. My planner after all is my way of keeping my mental health and anxiety at bay. I have always been obsessed with organising and planning but now I'm being creative in my planning it feels nicer somehow like the brightly coloured pages and stickers change the way I feel. So I am going to be keeping up this planning habit/addiction. Hubby is happy with it too as he has noticed a big difference and he loves that I am more positve and less frustrated. The planner is helping me to focus and where I can't remember things it is like having a back up brain. I read once that if you write things down you are more likely to get them done. Almost like writing it down helps us to commit.

Before I go I wanted to share with you this lovely picture I found online it has such a lovely statement that I think more of us Girls should read and Remember xx

Anyhow thats enough of my ramblings today. I will be back tomorrow with more sneak peek's into the world of the KraftyPlannerGurl!!!

Krafty Hugs xx

Thursday, 30 June 2016

New Stamp Storage Solution - at last

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog

Over the last few days I have been having a huge sort our and reorganize mission in my Kraft/Planning Korner and the rest of my Kraft/Bedroom

I dont have a lot of space but have managed to utilize every bit of available space with some clever storage solutions but I have never really addressed my stamp storage issues - Way too many stamps in way too many boxes - which takes an age to sort through every time I need to use a certain stamp or stamp set so I thought I need to start a proper storage system for them - I can up with the solution - Ring Binders, I have started out with 6 for stamps I got them from my local Poundland Store so didnt spend too much, I also brought a pack of 50 laminating sheets from Lidl for £2.49. I had everything else I needed in my stash so i only paid £8.59 for all the storage I have created whilst also using up some of my stash (which is something else I need to do...use what I have)

I added some info to packing labels to attach to the side so I can easily grab the right binder each time I need them.

I cut and stuck all the clear stamp backing sheets to white A4 cardstock, I then laminated them and stuck the stamps to each sheet with the corresponding pictures on, I then put a piece of A4 acetate over the stamps and used a hole punch, to punch though both layers and added to the binder 
This was very time consuming but I think it will be worth the time spent with how much easier it will to find the right stamps

Here are a few pics from the insides of the Binders

first 6 pics are of my 3 Planner Stamp Binders - yeah 3 full folders full of planner stamps
(obsessed much?)

This last pic is from one of my Bee Crafty Stamp binder's to show I have now decided to sort all my other stamp sets
(this will take a lot of time and a lot more binders)

I thank you for visiting my blog where I talk about random Kraft/Plan related things, please come back soon as I will be writing more regular posts from now on

Krafty Hugs

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Confessions of A Krafty-Planner- Addict #1

Hiya and welcome to my Blog 

This weekend I have been having a massive tidy/clear out/organisation of my krafty-planner korner and it has been a real eye opener to the sheer volume of krafty-planner stash I actually own 

Yesterday on my Facebook Wall I shared pics of most of my Washi Stash (not all as I have a load more for my esty shop - just not listed yet - ooops) and it got me thinking maybe I should do a few posts on this Blog to confess my sins muhahaha not that I even care that I have way too much stuff - neither really does my hubby he just rolls his eyes at me and says 'babe thats obsene' but thats it as he isnt too worried at all

please do send a friend request if you want to have a looksie at what else I get up in my krazy kraft planner world xx

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So here are a few pics of my immense Pen/Pencil Stash - im sure there are more somewhere - plus I have a full box of etsy shop stock pens too

I did try to get a photo of the whole lot but you cant really see much of whats there except to see there is a lot so below are a few close ups of them 

This pic above shows my Copic Sketch markers (1 set of 72 left to buy) and my artist colouring pencils

The Kakhi Kipling case, mint case and the Orla Kiely live on my desk all the time with my most used pens in - the other pens and cases are pulled out from cupboards just to show them

This pic shows my pen carosel that lives on my desk with all my fave fineliners/frixions etc in, also a draw full of spare sakura's and my distress markers - plus quite a few other case full of sakura pens, spare fineliners, sharpies etc

This pic and the one below arre just closer pics to show better the sakura's and the pets full of my kawaii pens colllected from ebay and etsy

This last pic is just to show how nearly full my pencil box is  

I think you can safely say I am a completely obsessed stationery addict - some might think I need to cured of this addiction but I say NO!!! I'm not hurting anyone, myself included - if i look back at past unhealthy addictions like alcohol and smoking this is a much better thing to be addicted to and they are pretty too - I love my pens and use them every day wether writing, drawing, planning or crafting so I know they are really a good investment 

I recommend bulk buying and hunting on eBay, Amazon, Etsy etc for some bargains - I always price check everything and go for the best deal I can find - Sometimes this means buying full sets/bulks of same pens to get the best deals - I share with my children as they all love pens/pencils too - I add some to my sales and online shops if I find I have way too many - but overall I just love them - I love looking at them, using them and rearranging them - yes its a complete obseesion - I do confess to that 

Thank You so much for stopping by today to have a loosie at my Pen Stash and to read the ramblings of a Stationery Hoarder/Junkie lol

Krafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

My Etsy Shop - Krafty-Planner-Gurl - Is Now OPEN!!!!

Hiya and welcome to my Blog today

I just wanted to let you all know that I have listed my first Planner related Items for sale in my Etsy Store

I would love for you to visit and give me a Favourite so you can be updated when my other items are listed and when I have sales/offers xx

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will be back soon to see what else I have been doing x x

Krafty Planner Hugs xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Half Term Tuesday with Kezzla!!!

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog - it's Half Term which means I am home with all 4 of my Lovely Children and we have been Busy Little Bee's so far!!

Yesterday was Room Sort Through Day!! we do this every half term, going through all our stuff and filling Charity Bags with anything we have that we no longer need - so far so good with 5 full bags from just the 2Girls-Ashleigh&reBecca's-Room and my eldest Son William'sRoom - Ethan the cheeky Little Monkey and is continuing with his today. (we donate monthly to our local St Clares Hospice Shop) xx

For Me the plan today is to carry on with the declutter of my Craft/Planning Korner/Bedroom. Im making the space a lot more easy to use with things I use daily closer to me and anything I have used for a while sorted into stash to keep or stash to sell/donate. I feel like the Clearing Out is helping me to focus more on the New Year/ New Me mantra that I started the year with and that I hope to continue with.

So far it's all looking really good and a lot neater than it was but I still have this little lot on my Bed to find homes for and then on to the draw units in mine and hubby's wardrobes

The Pen Carousel Organizer is going back on my desk so I can use all my pretty coloured pens in my planners

I do love to give my Korner a good sort through every 2 months or so, then I know I only have the things I need to keep but I also can then see what I need more of for my Cardmaking as well as my planner's. The main reason for this massive clean up this time though is to get ready for my Esty Store opening which will be in a few months once I have had the time to sit and make all the crafty/planner things I would love to sell... as in Flower Embellishments, Planner Mystery Bags, Planner Clips, Stickers and lots of other Cute Little Things... I will also be listing several different styles of Handkrafted Cards and Gifts - I will update you all when I get closer to this Goal x x

Right that's enough of my Rambling for one Post - will leave you all while I get back to Operation Organised House!!!

Hope to see you all Back Again soon

Krafty Planner Hugs xx

Monday, 15 February 2016

New Blog - For Planners and all those yummy things that I love to buy xxx

Hiya and Welcome to my New Blog for my Planner Bubble

Here I will post about my Fave Planners, my Plan/Kraft Area, any new buys or new planner shops I have found either online or locally - I hope you will like what you see and will visit me often x x

So first for a few pics of my Planner Collection...

On the Top Shelf of my Korner Desk are my 6 Webster's Pages planners, one of my Happy Planners, and some of my Personal Size Filofaxes x x

I must admit I love this Shelf of Personals, i love all the colours - 6 are Sandringham's & 5 Filofaxes

9 A5 Filofaxes and 1 A5 Carpe Diem - I do love to collect lots of similar colours

The Pockets and Mini's are so so cute x x

& my Rose Gold - Kate Spade Wellesley xx

I absolutely love all my planners - there are a couple not in the pics and i also have 3 more on the way - I know its crazy but I just cannot help myself x x

I even have my 4 children into planning too, William 15 has a Black Personal Zip Planner, Ashleigh 13 has a Lilac Piazza Filofax personal, Webster's pages Teal & Light Pink and a personal Floral Filofax, Ethan 9 has a Black Finsbury Personal and little Becca 7 has a Pink Classic personal Filofax, Webster's Pages Light Pink and a Pink Finsbury pocket Filofax. They all love washi and stickers and keeping track of their homework and activities in them. I am training them all well x lol

I have a few layout's from the last few weeks to show you aswell

I love to mixed up my weekly, monthly and daily pages using my washi's, stickers and my craft stash too - I am beginning to see a favourite style coming through with vintage, shabby chic mixed with pastels - I do sometimes use slightly brighter colours but only as a hint of rather than lots 

I absolutely adore these little stickers that I buy from eBay from Japan and Korea. The floral washi's are a Fave of mine aswell. I tend to use pen colours to match into the colour theme ive picked for the week. I am also learning to make my own stickers using my Cameo machine and label paper 

This week's theme is a little brighter due to the washi I chose for the ring strenghtener strips, I like to do that to prevent tearing of my pages in my always over stuffed planner's x The planner I am using for February is my Sea Green Sandringham personal size - its such a beautiful planner and the Leather is amazingly soft and lush x x

Ok that's it for my first post as it's a little long and a lot rambly - I hope to see you here again soon 

Krafty Planner Hugs xx