Monday, June 15, 2015

My #krafttex #fauxdori / #Cahier is coming along nicely. I still...



My #krafttex #fauxdori / #Cahier is coming along nicely. I still need to trim my inserts, but I’ve handled the cover quite a bit and so far it’s holding up well. #craft #crafty #creative #art #mixedmedia #papercraft #planner #papercrafts #handmadewithlove



Thursday, June 11, 2015

DIY Planner Update

Eleven days in, and I'm not as happy with my DIY planner as I'd hoped. I guess I'm giving in to keeping up with the Jonses, because I ordered a Happy Planner today from Hobby Lobby. With a 40% off coupon, the shipping and taxes were more than covered.  It would have been nice to actually check out the planner in the store, but the shelves were empty :-(. I was so disappointed, but it all worked out. Hobby Lobby shipping is slow, but when I checked on Amazon, there was a notice that said the product usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks. That was too long to wait. Let's hope Hobby Lobby can do better than that.


I like what I've done with the cover of my DIY Planner. I just don't have the time that I thought I would have to create weekly pages and other custom pages. I'm hoping that as I decide what formats I need for the various departments of my life, I will be able to insert pages as needed since the Me and My Big Ideas (mambi) Happy Planner uses a disc system. I like the flexibility it offers which allows me to still do my own thing.

Stay tuned for an unboxing post or video....


Monday, June 1, 2015

My DIY Planner

Today is the first day that I'm officially using my DIY planner. I've made a few entries, but I know that I want to further customize each day of the week to work for me.



I would like to schedule multiple actcities for my crafting and my graphic design. I also need to have room for personal activities. I knew going in that a prefab planner wouldn't work for me. I hope to sort out a custom layout for my 2016 pages soon. I also need to develop a color scheme. I like pink A LOT but it's not doing it for me with this planner.

I did a little craft shopping for the pet album I'm working on today, and I picked up a roll of black Kraft-tex from Hobby Lobby. I originally wanted to use it for the cover of the album, but it was too thick for my design.



After looking at photos on the packaging, I had one of those great ideas of mine. I can use the Kraft-tex to create a cover for my 2016 planner! All I need is the binder rings and I will have complete control over the size and design of my planner! I don't know why I have the need to make everything. Maybe it's the control freak in me.


I'm not happy with the hard cover binder on my planner now, so switching to the durable and flexible Kraft-tex cover will be great! I can even make my own pockets on the inside cover.

Have you created anything with Kraft-tex?