Let The Planning Begin!

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.

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Oh the luscious black+white stripe of it all!

I loved it.

But it sat.

and sat.

and 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?

Say what???

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.)

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And this is how they look covering up the numbers

 

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Simple.

Sweet.

Subtle.

Love.

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…)

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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.

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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.)

2017-05-18T16:01:42+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|freebies, organization, planners|18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Natalie (QSOgirl) June 3, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Very cool solution, Kerri! I love planning and organizing– thank you for the sticker sheet download. You’re so generous to share!!

  2. Julie June 3, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Some times the best ideas are the simplest! So cute!

  3. Elizabeth June 3, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Kerri, you are a genious! I’ve passed over so many planners that I loved (the design, that is) because they were dated in a way that didn’t work for me. This idea would have been perfect for fixing that. Alas! I settled on a Color Crush and did design my own pages . . . which I love! But I’m definitely keeping this idea on file for future reference!

  4. andrea June 3, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Kerri…do you have a tutorial on using the print and cut feature with the Silhouette?? I’ve never done it, and I LOVE the idea of these day circles!!!

  5. andrea June 3, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Yeah…and I don’t have the deluxe edition software, so nothing on my screen matches what you’re showing. Thanks anyway.

    • Kerri June 3, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Oh, it’s v2, that’s why it probably doesn’t look the same.
      But the information applies over both programs. It works the same.

  6. Allison Kimball June 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thank you!

  7. Candace June 3, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Thank you, Kerri! I’ve had my Heidi Swapp planner sitting here since March (and I even took her Capture30 class). This was just the incentive I needed to get it out and start getting organized. The days stickers are perfect!

  8. Daniela Dobson June 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you!!

  9. Judy W. June 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I LOVE it when things click and solutions to our problems are created. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lorretta June 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I love this idea! Thank you SO much for sharing the epiphany and the stickers!

  11. Pamela McGillin June 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you Kerri, amazing as always.

  12. Sue FitzGerald June 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I hope you are going to share snippets of your planner from time to time because I know it’s going to be awesome and inspirational. Oh, and thank you for the days of the week too :-) x

  13. Karen Peterson June 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    And it’s not even Friday…lucky day today!

  14. Jewel June 4, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for the download Kerri! I too bought this adorable planner but it has been sitting on my desk for months unused as I was trying to figure out how to make it work for me. I will give your idea a go and see how it goes!

  15. Melanie A. June 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome sauce! You are brilliant!

  16. Andi Walsh June 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Pure genus! I have the same planner and the way the weeks and the calendar are layout totally mess me up!!!!

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