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Setting Up My Planner Dashboard
I also had received some gorgeous paper in an ephemera swap I took part in over at the Dream, Create, Journal Facebook Group. It is so beautiful and I knew it would look beautiful as a dashboard. The paper is double sided and features the work by the artist Maria Pace Wynters - mariapacewynters.com. I cut the paper to size, then put it through my laminator to make the dashboard.
Finally for the dashboard area I used a gorgeous junk journal style tag from Susie Bray over at QueenMabelandDoris. I love how it all looks so fresh and all the elements compliment each other. The metal clip I brought in a set from Ali Express - Metal Binder Clips.
My Current Planner Insert
One thing I am totally in love with is this perfect Rainbow Bright Travelers Notebook insert which is from the lovely Stephanie from Scurry and Peck, it is so pretty and uses dot grid paper that is of an excellent quality and vintage Rainbow Bright wallpaper for the cover. It's so unique and compliments the inside of the dashboard perfectly. We joked that the girl on the left is like Rainbow Brights older sister.
So there we have it, my summer planner set up, so bright and pretty. I love it all and it motivates me to keep going back to my planner...not that I need an excuse! What's your current set up? Pop me a comment, would love to know what planners you are using. You can tag me on social media using #kmmam (Kerrymay Makes a Mess) my Facebook Group.
The craft cart is a great way to store my on the go and go to craft items. My craft room is downstairs and my lounge is upstairs, so it's great to have the trolley in my lounge to use whilst watching tv.
I do have a place for my art goodies in my craft room, so I need to be careful that the tote doesn't become a dumping ground for messy craft items by making sure I am only putting things in there that are on the go items or things that I frequently use (which is not 100% the case at the minute).
KMMAM Junk Journal Challenge Returns for August 2018
20th July-1st August post a picture of your supplies
10th-20th August - Post updates of your progress
25th August - Post a sneak peek of your pages
31st August - post a pic and or video of the finished journal.
Use old supplies up that you may be hoarding or that you were going to throw out use scrap paper, old paper, doily's, ephemera and they can be bound however you choose (rings, sewn, stapled, embellished or not), so start gathering your bits and pieces now.
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Just a short post today to share the video, see the full post here Blog Planning Organisation and Planning Goals for 2018 and for my old planning system you can read about that here - Blog Planning, Organisation and Productivity. Don't forget to like my Facebook below too for all the latest posts.
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I shared a flip through of my art journals, so I thought I would do a quick video of a peek into 3 of my art journals to show you the art work I have created recently and when I started. Have a look at the video below for a peek inside.
One of my favourite art pages that started out as a swatch test page of the Jane Davenport Brights and the Prima Pastel watercolours.
A short post today to share the video, but I hope that you enjoyed watching. Please leave a comment to let me what you thought either here or on You Tube and don't forget to subscribe to my channel for art video updates, you can view the first half of the book here. Art Journal Flip Through #1
Art Journaling Series
1. Full Planner Kit Vertical Layout:
Even though I use a blank notebook for my planning pages I like to use vertical layouts. I was struggling on how to do this in a regular travelers notebook, but think I nailed it with this layout. It's one I'm definitely going to repeat. The beautiful kit is from Kelly over at Hazy Days UK, use code HAZY15 too for 15% off and add KERRY to the notes for my free sampler sheet.
2. Photo Kit Planner Layout:
This is a gorgeous vertical layout uses a photo kit that I won in the raffle at Cambs Planner Con and is made by the lovely Managing Mischief Co... go check them out.
3. Hand drawn and Stickers Planner Layout:
My favourite planner page spread that I have done. I was directing Wizard of Oz, so drew out a design, then added a variety of stickers and writing. Most stickers are from Hazy Days UK.
4. Vintage Style Planner layout:
Every now and then I like to change things up a bit and make my page more like my Creative Journaling pages. Here I used Tim Holtz stamps to distress the page, then added vintage ephemera. You can see the process video for this here - Plan With Me Vintage Planner Layout
5. Horizontal Planner Layout:
Sometimes I miss my Carpe Diem Planner and prefer the horizontal layout, so I keep it simple with washi tape and stickers.
6. Busy Bujo Planner Layout
I love how this page has a mix of everything; doodles, stickers, check boxes and washi strips.
I hope this has inspired you to get creative with your planner layouts. What's your preferred planning style and what layouts do you use? Drop me a comment below.
Take Care, Kerry xx
Happy National Scrapbook Week
This month as part of the Mrs Brimbles Creative Team I have been playing with watercolours and drawing gum again, but in a completely different way to last time. In Anna's latest Patreon tutorials, she has been showing us how to create something called 'Journal Spots', journaling cards that use drawing gum to create a resist area that we can then use to write or journal on. I love them! It's also National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, so happy scrapping!
I have created 4 different cards, each with a different purpose in mind. The one above is for my Happiness and Bloom Journals (both of which are junk journals). I have used the cards as prompts for further journaling. The one below is one of my long term goals: To move to Spain, it is something that I WILL be doing, even if takes until retirement to get there.
The Growth and Happy journaling cards are my Words of the Year, so something I have been holding dear and trying to live up to. Happy seems to be working for me at the minute. I have been much happier in my work and this has had a knock on effect in all areas of my life. I have used the card to document my weekend at Cambs Planner Con last week and you can see this in my journal below. It was such a lovely event and great to finally get to meet some of the lovely people I have spoken to online and to see friends that I have already met through the planner and journaling community. The page also uses stickers from Anna from both the ones that were sent with our ticket and ones from the latest Brimbles Box (Planner Nerds Bright's).
I've loved creating and using the Journal Spots and it is something I will be creating and making again. Do check out Anna's Patreon Page, she has updated it to include lots of new goodies and rewards including a tier where you can get the Brimbles Box included.
Take Care and I will see you soon,
Hi I'm Kerry a Notts UK blogger, planner, art & creative journal fanatic. Make a cuppa and browse my tutorials and makes.