In February 2014, I bought for myself my first official planner – a FiloFax Saffiano personal size in raspberry. Not that I don’t plan out my days and weeks before getting it, but I used to use a table calendar and a notepad to list my to-dos and that was about it. Subsequently, my daily life seems more organised and I documented the daily happenings into my little but handy planner too.
It is always fun and therapeutic to decorate the pages in my planners, yet it could get overwhelming when it comes to selecting the ‘suitable’ stuff to decorate them. I don’t haul a lot of stationery although secretly I wish to have this and that and many many more others when I saw what other fellow planners shared on their social media account. LOL. Talk about enablers! But having said that, I did feel more time was spent than it should be while I tried to pick the right stickers or matching washi tapes as I went through my stash. After which we’d comment that time is not enough… hmmm… sounds familiar? :p Anyhow, that is when a kit comes in handy and timely. I got to use what is in the kit and then perhaps add a few extras from my own stash. This sure saves quite a significant amount of time!
And so, when I was invited by Christy from The Planner Society to be her July guest and got to play with her planner kit, I gave her a BIG YES right away! Come on, I must be out of my mind if I were to refuse this awesome invitation. Her planner kit is one of a kind with plenty of exclusive items such the pattern papers she designed, stickers, memo pads, die cut tags, journal cards and many more. Psst.. if you are a planner lover who loves to decorate your pages, you have to take a serious look at what she got to offer. And don’t say I didn’t warn you, her subscription is filled up till the month of September (if I’m not wrong). Quickly snag a kit for yourself while you can, because her kit just keeps getting better each month!
Recently I was gifted a FiloFax The Original Monochrome by a sweet sweet friend and it was the prefect timing to shift into this pretty planner with the vibrant colors of the July planner kit. And so expected, I had so much fun using the kit!
I’ll let the photos and process video to do the talking and you see for yourself just how versatile the kit is and the many ways to decorate up the pages. No rules, no right or wrong, but to go with the flow and where your heart takes you to. Have fun and add colors to your life!
PS – pardon me for the flickering of the lighting of my process video. Mr Sun was playing hide and seek with me during the filming. ><” Nevertheless, I hope you’ll enjoy watching it!
Thank you for joining me here and I hope you enjoyed what I have shared with you. Till then, keep creating!
Much LOVE, Rach
Today I’m sharing with you my third and last PL spread using Citrus Twist July Pocket Life kit – Sunkissed and PL Embellishment kit – Hello Sun.
My PL spread tends to contain lots of photos. And on top of that, we had a 3 days 2 nights staycation at our famous little island – Sentosa, celebrating the husband’s birthday. Gosh, it was such a challenge to keep the number of photos under control! And since I had no intention to create a mini album on this getaway of ours, Project Life works for me.
After much planning and selection of photos, I decided to use the multiple flaps technique to increase the card space in order to accommodate the many photos.
Viola, here’s the full spread of my week 25 – displaying lots of blue, showcasing the sun, the sea and the sand. It was a fun-filled and wonderful week! I couldn’t say more at just how prefect the papers by Simple Stories were. Every piece of supplies goes so well together and I love this July kits to bits!
I was invited to be Citrus Twist’s July guest designer and I got to play with a box filled with assorted brands (mostly of my favorites) of supplies!
Citrus Twist is a sassy kit club where they put together crafting kits and deliver them to your doorstep on a monthly basis. That’s just so cool and of great help – especially so for some of us who does Project Life (PL). And speaking from my past experience on my PL documenting journey, it has always been a struggle to keep up and stay current. To date, I’m 70% done with year 2013 and a few weeks into 2014… Eeek! OMG! What a horror!
Within a week, I have completed 2 weeks of my PL spread! Yay! Btw, I’m currently in love with big photos in my spreads (with the intention of no straining of my eyesight many years down the road when I flip through my albums kekeke).
Here’s my share on my latest spreads – nothing fancy but I’m so glad I’m done with 2 weeks of memories keeping. ;D
– Week 23 | 2014 –