Do you use a planner each year? I do, not as much as I wished I did. I will start with keeping track of everything and then usually life gets in the way and I let it sit for a while, then I decide to reorganize my life and pick it back up again.
This year I wanted to repurpose or reuse something rather than purchasing a new one.
I came across this
It was a daily engagement calendar that I never used last year. I just loved looking at all the great art photos. So I decided to repurpose this into my planner for 2013. I gathered my supplies.
I LOVE glue sticks!!! I am sure that I did not get to use them enough when I was young. I absolutely love to cut things out and stick them down with a glue stick! Give me scissors, magazines, and glue stick and I am happy for hours!
I created a template and copied it on my copier and then wrote in the months and dates for each month of 2013. I glued them to one side of the planner. (I glued some pages together in the planner for support.) I used card stock for the calendar pages to provide more support. I wrote in the dates of birthdays for my family and other dates that are important to me. I plan on doodling more on the calendar pages - I wanted to get the basic form done first.
I created one page that have my words for 2013.
I put a pocket in the front cover for stuff and then in the middle I pasted a small paper bag for another pocket. I will be using markers on this of course to liven it up a bit!
I have a collection of 'stuff' that I've saved, images, quotes, scrap paper, etc. I hate to throw things away and this was a great way to use them! I went thru the pages and pasted and glued to my hearts content.
Some of the pages I just loved the art piece and so I did nothing. Others I pasted over and used tape and scrap paper to create space to write in. I am sure I will go crazy doodling and writing notes in this.
I'm going to add more things today. Sew up a small blank page book to attach. I plan on attaching some tabs on the sides to help me find my spot. I envision this filled with ideas on blogging, art ideas, basic lists, whatever strikes my fancy !
What kind of planner do you use? I'd love to see what works for you!