My One Little Word for this year is Capture. Capture more love, more moments, more life. As part of my efforts toward that goal, I bought this beautiful Heidi Swapp planner.
Oh the luscious black+white stripe of it all!
I loved it.
But it sat.
And then one day…as in Friday, this girl here, finally took it out and really looked through it to get herself organized. (Don’t worry, I don’t talk in the third person that often.)
It was time to make a plan on how to plan.
But as I studied the content and studied what I needed from a planner, it just wasn’t going to fit. I needed a planner that opened to a spread for a week and not one that counted as days on the spread (it could be something like Thurs-Tue and that doesn’t work for me). There’s plenty of space to write and I love the concept of mixing current events with business so that I only need one panner, but those darn numbered days were throwing me for a loop.
I was incredibly sad.
But I figured if I was going to start my trip down Organization Road, I needed to work with something that would work for me.
I looked at many other planners out there and tried to figure out just what was going to work for me. I started sketching and writing and doing all the things that good planner people do and decided to make generic planner pages that suited my needs.
And then Tuesday morning came and I had an epiphany.
Why not cover the numbers with days of the week stickers?
Yeah. So me and my good buddy Silhouette ventured down Print+Cut Lane and came up with this little idea using sticker paper. (Yeah, I know, they got a little off. Shh.)
And this is how they look covering up the numbers
I finally feel like I am on my organization journey. And I love the idea of including bits and pieces of what I’ve been working on that week, like my very first Minc experiment. (Heidi, Heidi, Heidiiiiii…)
I do have some more ‘planning’ to do because I also need sheets that coordinate with the different sections of what I do for business and helping me remember the ideas that are often only in my head as well as implementing said ideas. I will be putting those sheets in this album as well (I took out Jan-May on account-a I didn’t use them anyway.)
I’m so happy that I was able to get this to work after all. It’s just too darned pretty not to use and it saddened me greatly that it wasn’t going to work.
Thank heaven for epiphanies. :)
And now I know it’s not Friday, but I thought I’d share this file I made for anyone else that would like to use it. If you’re using the SVG file with the Designer Edition, you can ungroup it and the background and the letters are both grouped separately so that it’s easy to change color.
There are 26 sets to a sheet of the ‘weekend’ version so you can print it on two sets of sticker sheets and have your year’s worth! Plus there’s a version with Saturday and Sunday, if’n ya preferred that lineup.
This is it. This is my year to get organized and capture more of…everything.
(We just won’t talk about how it’s June now. Shh.)