2016 Planner Layout, Week# 45

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 45

Hi There!

I’m happy to be here with another planner layout but why does it seem like the weeks are flying by!

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 45

For this layout I want to feature another sticker shop that I’ve had in my stash for too long. This sticker set is the “Purple Paisley Boxes and Flags” made by Little Lullaby by Diana but she has since changed her shop name to The Police Wife Planner.

I purchased this set when I was trying to build up my sticker collection. Now that I’ve used it, I realize I should have ordered some coordinating elements. I have five more sets so I may need to scoop those up before I forget.

Without the extras, I had to get a little creative but I think this set worked out pretty good. It’s always nice to find stickers that can fit just about any size planner. I layered the flags with my daily routine labels and icons. Yes, I realize the font is too light on some of these but I’m trying to use them up.

From the looks of this #endoftheweek spread, I think I stayed sufficiently productive but it seems I’ve been slacking on writing down the extra tasks I do. I literally bounce from one thing to the next and back again so I need to get a grip on tracking what I actually accomplish at my desk.

I spent two days working on some Friday new releases for my shop and I was good to go until my youngest got sick at school. Life happened and it completely slipped my mind to activate the listings. So I’m being more attentive this week to make sure I do better notations and don’t miss any more major deadlines.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the Business Boutique conference I recently attended. I’m planning to share more about this event on Thursday so I hope to see you then.

God created you on purpose, with a purpose. ~Christy Wright
2016 Planner Layout, Week# 43

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 43

Hi Friends!

It’s time again for another planner layout… already! This week has flown by and I’m so glad I documented most of the tasks that got done this week. Our weekend was filled will lots of fun Halloween Activities with our friends and neighbors. Let’s get started, I can’t wait to share this week.

AngieHalesCreates~ 2016 Planner Layout, Wk# 43

I am finding that pastels really are my favorite to use in my planner. It doesn’t hurt that Gabi’s Paper Co made the most gorgeous pink and gray kit. I’m also really favoring skinny and floral washi right now. I think this #beforetheink is gonna be tough to beat.

AngieHalesCreates~ 2016 Planner Layout, Wk# 43

I love that I was able to make these personal size stickers work in my Passion Planner. Here’s a tip, if you have boxes that are a bit too big; place them on wax paper then cut to size. You may notice in the image below, I didn’t figure that out until after I placed my Today headers. Honestly, I goofed on several bits this week but who’s keeping track anyway.

I’ve been holding on to this goodness for months! Jennifer really knocked it outta the park with this kit. It’s so soft, dainty, and perfectly feminine. I like how my DIY words coordinate nicely too.

Are you ready to see my end of the week chicken scratch? I really hate making notation mistakes in my planner, but not so much that I’m willing to use pencil. Oh Well.

I didn’t do much pre-planning for my week because I knew how limited my time would be. I had four outside activities on top of prepping for an upcoming conference out of town. So, I was keeping busy and had to remind myself to write down tasks before moving onto the next. I’d like to point out that we have a new Zaxby’s in town, hence the multiple meals we had there this week. Don’t judge, it was a busy week for us! Technically, I attempted to meal plan, it just didn’t work out as planned.

Well, that covers my week. I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my layout and got a bit of inspiration too. I’ll be back Thursday with an update to my schedule and what I hope to do with this blog. See you then.

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 42

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 42

Hey There!

I’m back again with another planner layout. I’m excited to share my new Passion Planner and the way I customized it. I spent a lot of time resizing stickers to fit this model. I also customized word stickers to coordinate with my morning routine and whatever miscellaneous tasks I do throughout the week. I love how everything turned out.

AngieHalesCreates~ 2016 Planner Layout, Week# 42

For starters, on this #beforetheink, you can see most of the custom word stickers I made. I realize it takes lots longer to add these stickers as opposed to just handwriting them but I dislike my handwriting enough that it’s well worth it to me. I’m hoping to add many of these to GingerPaperCo soon. I just love these colors together!

And here goes the full spread with my notations. I worked on these stickers on/off all week so that’s why it looks like I haven’t gotten much done. The reality is, there just isn’t much time between dropping off and picking up my boys. Throwing a sick kid into the mix just really makes things a little harder to manage. That being said, I consider this past week a win in the whole scheme of things.

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 42

I’m having difficulty adjusting to the timing of natural lighting right now. It seems that my perfect lighting isn’t available until about 2pm and I’m just not patient enough to wait that long. I gotta get things done; like making that ribbon bookmark!

This is my second Passion Planner and I wanted to have some pretty stuff attached to it too. I added a ribbon to my last one so I just stepped it up a notch this time. I like that I can divide the ribbons to bookmark different areas in my planner and still have the tassel look. Function meets Fun.

Well there you have it for last weeks planner layout. I hope you liked it and you’re inspired to do more in your own planner. I’ll be back next week with another layout featuring a set from another Etsy shop you should check out. See you then!

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 41

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 41

Hey There!

Welcome back to weekly planner layouts! I’m so excited to finally get back into the swing of things and getting my planner ready for the week ahead. In the past, I’ve done my spreads before the ink but I’m gonna try to do both. I don’t make any promises on consistency as I figure out how to make these posts appealing and motivating. Either way, I hope you’ll stick around.

AngieHalesCreates~2016 Planner Layout Week# 41

I really wanted to get another Passion Planner but the price was a lot more than I wanted to spend on my planner. I knew if I really searched, I probably could find a good substitute. I found this one at Barnes & Noble for a price I was comfortable with and it had the format I had been wanting; monthlies ahead of vertical weeklies. I liked everything about it so it came home with me.

This planner is pretty close to an A5 size and thought I could make it work in my new TUL Discbound Notebook. I took out a few note pages from the back to test punch. I could definitely make it work but I would need to washi all the punched edges to make sure they stayed put. I wasn’t willing to commit to that for the long haul so I put that idea aside.

As with any new planner, it’s hard to make that first mark in it because they are so pretty when they are newbies. Even so, I needed to get a move on. I decided to use a mini kit I had gotten from Little Dog Paper Co. months earlier.

This kit was sized perfectly for this calendar and I love the colors! I added a few of my own stickers and left it at that for now. I didn’t want to over plan, since my boys would be home for the week, so I included only a few necessities and decided to see how things work out.

This spread is pretty bare compared to what I would normally do. I wanted to be sensible and decided I would add in details as the days went, then maybe fill in any bothersome gaps. I posted this #beforetheink on Instagram and wouldn’t you know, I discover my coveted Passion Planner is on sale for 50% off! I definitely ran right over to get my hands on the Undated Compact Monday planner.

All that to say, this adorable and functional Do It All planner will be making a one time appearance. That evening, a friend said she needed to get a planner. Ha! Guess where this new baby is going? I don’t think she’ll mind a free planner with one week of my notes in it.

Knowing that I’d be sending this planner to a new home, I opted not to embellish it any further. Instead, I filled in most of what I had going on so I could take pics before I lost my window of opportunity. I even made a Flipagram to show the inside for anyone interested and just in case I’m drawn back to it.

Well that’s it for now; I’ll be back Thursday with a follow-up lifestyle post. Hopefully I’ll be ready to share my new Passion Planner layout with you next week.

March 2016 Recap

March 2016 Recap

Hey There!

Hope you didn’t mind the lack of Thursday posts during our Spring Break. I said I would be back in April but I’ve been thinking of ways to make it easier for some of you to follow along and thought I would try out Monthly Recaps. Since today is the last Thursday, I figured now was as good a time as any. My goal would be to eventually transition them into a monthly Newsletter. I’m not sure how well these will be received so I’ll see how it goes.

This post is picture heavy so to keep the content to a minimum you can click on the image headings to read the original posts. 

March 2016 Planner Layouts

Week# 9


Week# 10


Week# 11


Week# 12


Week# 13


I share my weekly layouts, #beforetheink, every Tuesday using both an A5 Carpe Diem and a Happy Planner. I haven’t been consistent in sharing my resources in my posts so they’re listed below, with any applicable links.
PrettyFiloPlanner Printable Inserts
GingerPaperCo Stickers  
PlannerMania Stickers
* Target / Dollar Spot
* Dollar Tree

Printables ~ Freebies

These posts have proven to be my most popular so far. No doubt everyone likes to get their hands on freebies but this really helps me to know what to keep offering in the future. I love creating my own printables/stickers for my planners and general home organization. Now that I know they’re useful, I’ll continue to offer a variety of stickers and inserts. Here’s what rolled out this month:

Planner Appointment Freebie ~ with bonus stickers


St. Patrick’s Day Planner Stickers

Easter Planner Stickers

Note: These planner stickers were designed to allow for use outside of their holiday theme. Just skip the colored eggs and leprechauns and you’re good to go. And yes, clovers are a Spring element.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this little recap. Overall, I think March has been my most productive in all areas.  I’ll be sharing an update soon on how things are going with my “Word of the Year”; you can read up before then by checking out this label on my sidebar. See you next week.
2016 Planner Layout, Week# 10

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 10

Hi Friends,

I can’t believe we are already in the double digits for weekly layouts! Every week seems to be going faster and faster. We are so close to Spring and we have temps in the upper 60’s this week. I’m so excited I even worked some Springy elements into my layouts.

CarpeDiem Week# 10

After last weeks lack of enthusiasm to sticker search I think this one more than makes up for it. These little critters are the cutest and I would love to see a few of them run across my lawn. These cuties came in a sticker pack from the Target Dollar Spot. I’m terrible at tracking where my washi comes from so I can’t say for sure who the source is. 
As I was putting this spread together I realized I have no cloud washi so I used watercolor and floral tapes instead. Each of these stickers, other than the critters, were made by me for GingerPaperCo. They have been on my list to get into rotation so they’re finally here! I love those little laundry baskets and at the last minute I changed them up a bit by adding the “Wash Today” label. Now I can use one to represent whats washing and the other as a reminder to put laundry away. 
There isn’t a whole lot to share about this side but you can see I changed up the headings again. I am so glad I came up with these clear header labels but now I need to change my weeklies over too.  If your interested, I ordered these printable sheets from PrettyFiloPlanner on Etsy. Here are a few more mini closeups; just click the image to enlarge.

 Happy Planner Week# 10

It’s Happy Planner Time! These layouts are my favorite to create every week. I’ve been using demo sticker sheets from my shop as I increase my inventory. This full week spread shows my newest set in Green and Tan to coordinate with last weeks set. If you would like to see Week# 9 click here.

Now that I’ve created this add on Green and Tan set I can see how neutral last week really was. I’m good with neutrals but color is even prettier. I decided since these are coordinating sheets I would incorporate some of the stickers from the first set. My goal is to build kits that offer lots of elements that help extend the sets to at least 2-3 layouts. 

This layout a has new weekend header and even date stickers for the top of the page. It looks so feminine with the wooden numbers. I may need to make a set of just date headers to add to the kit too. I think I’ll be adding more dark metals to this sheet to balance it off a bit. Now for more mini closeups.

I really hope you loved these as much as I do because these are so fun to create and share. I’m working on something different for my Etsy shop to keep things moving forward for my launch this summer. I’ll keep you posted but don’t forget, quantities on ready to ship products will be limited when GingerPaperCo opens. If you want to be notified by email of the opening you can sign up here.

I’ll see you back on Thursday with a St. Patrick’s Day Sticker Freebie and a Giveaway Announcement. 
2016 Planner Layout, Week# 8

2016 Planner Layout, Week# 8

Hi There,

Welcome back for another installment of weekly layouts. If this is your first visit, I encourage you to take a look at my previous posts to get a taste of my style. I know a majority of you are linking over from Philofaxy so I added a follow by email to make it easier to keep up with new posts. I’m so glad you’re here and hope you like what you see.

CarpeDiem Week# 8

This previous week I started photographing my layouts #beforetheink and I’m so glad I made that decision because it forces me to get my pics done right away. Last week I used a special add on kit I made for Valentine week but I’ll be returning to my usual decor in this planner. Since this is my personal/daily planner I intend to use stickers from a variety of resources. 

Now that we’re up close and personal, let me tell you who made what stickers in this layout. Those adorable little planners are from Two Lil’ Bees via The Planner Society Kit. Also from the monthly kit are the antlers, the little things flags, and the plan tab with the flower. I’m using up my stash from PlannerMania; Shanni made the blue tub, the car, pills bottle, the dryer and kawaii camode. The rest are made by GingerPaperCo; including the journal and pen stickers you see down the left side. Please ignore the poorly sized date stickers. I haven’t had time to correct and reprint my own.

I love how nice and neat this side starts out. Those are all Shanni’s doodles on this page too. The washi tape I used this week is from a tube set I purchased at Michaels. I think I’m ready for spring.

Happy Planner Week#8

I’m really enjoying the process of staging my GingerPaperCo demo stickers in my Happy Planner to see how well everything works together. This is the final set of my first sticker kit; each set can be used on it’s own or mix the entire kit to make it more your style.

I wanted to make sure I had something for everyone so for set three I pulled from the darker colors and added more of the hard metals and lots of text. This set has an abundance of bits and pieces that can be overlapped to add dimension to your layout.

The text on these stickers are supposed to be solid black but they look more like a dark gray or teal. I mentioned last week these are demo stickers and I have been experiencing inconsistency with black ink with my printer.  So I finally had the opportunity to upgrade our printer and got an awesome deal on a laser printer. The colors are now crisp and detailed. 
I really hope you like these. Come back on Thursday for the FREEBIE printables of this kit. This freebie will be available as full sheets that you may print and cut for personal use only. These stickers will also be available in my shop but they will be reformatted to fit smaller sheets.
Don’t forget, quantities on ready to ship product will be limited, so if you want to be notified by email of my shop opening you can sign up here