Welcome back for week# 11 in my planners! I’m working like mad to get ahead on posts this week because Spring Break is right around the corner and I don’t plan to have much free time to keep up. It’s raining cats and dogs today so what better way to spend some time than watching a movie with my little and sharing with you. So let’s jump right in with my CarpeDiem.
CarpeDiem Week# 11
Here’s the full spread for the week; it makes me want to go out for a picnic and plan. I made a personal goal to see how many weeks in March I can use green washi in honor of St. Patrick’s Day/Spring. Any little bit helps to get me using up my stash instead of running out to get the newest and prettiest!
It seems that when I’m busiest I need to keep my spread as simple as possible so this week is really just used washi and my DIYs. Most of these stickers debuted last week but the “Dentist” sticker is the newbie this time. That particular set of stickers was printed on my inkjet that was giving me trouble with the black ink. It’s a little faint compared to the ones done on my laser printer. Did you notice my little Silhouette machines? Last week’s said “sticker time”.
You can really see the difference in the printer types in these closeup. Don’t hold it against me that some of my cuts are off. These were test prints but no reason to waste them. I preprinted my dates for February thru March so I plan to use those up too then I’ll make the fixes for the sizes and shapes or just go clear.
I have had both of these washis for over a year and have barely used them. These mason jars look like they have fireflies in them, one of my favorite parts of Spring! It’s always nice when a washi is designed in a way that you can trim it up to use different ways. I am still loving this printable but the Weekly To Do has way too much empty space. A quick fix could be to line them up along the right to make room for my daily water intake. It only has five lines but I don’t track during the weekends anyway, win/win.
Happy Planner Week# 11
What a contrast my Happy Planner is to my CarpeDiem! They both represent my style but I really lean heavily towards this one because it caters to my need to craft. I’ve been using this planner exclusively to test out my DigiScrap Planner Stickers that I’m prepping for my shop opening.
As I mentioned in my week# 10 post, I try to offer at least a few different sets with each kit. This is the demo for my add on Pink and Brown set. I used some of the bits from the original set so there’s a lot less white space compared to my usual setups. I really wanted to show how the kits can be mixed up.
This weeks layout is a great example of how DigiScrapping works; it’s basically digitally overlapping elements to create a unique design. I only do a little grouping in my kits then cut out the rest so that your creativity can take over. A few examples are the double arrows, the calendar overlay, and the “Be Daring” quote. They wouldn’t add much bulk if layered as individual stickers but I feel they offer inspiration for the rest of elements. In contrast, if the weekend banner were individual stickers you would be adding lots of bulk to a concentrated area. It’s really fun to come up with different ways to put these together. Take a look at some of my variations in these closeups.
I really hope you like these and are getting as excited as I am for the shop opening. Don’t forget, quantities on ready to ship product will be limited when GingerPaperCo opens, so if you want to be notified by email of the opening you can sign up here
Also, if you haven’t signed up for my giveaway take a look here
; it ends at midnight on 3/19/16. I’ll be back on Thursday with an Easter Sticker Freebie.