Oooo the C word is quickly approaching, so that means it's out with my Christmas planner and one of my first tasks; The Christmas Bucket List. I am using the Christmas travelers Notebook inserts from the lovely Susie over at Queen Mabel and Doris over on Etsy, you can use code KERRY10 for 10% off and visit the fb group queenmabelanddoris... or you can of course wait for the Black Friday sale of 25% off.
My Christmas Bucket List:
I don't have a huge list this year, most of my list is practical rather than going places. I have added a few planner events I have been to or am going to. You can see my full Christmas Planner Set Up here, but I will be doing an updated one soon.
1. Sweet P Planner Event - check - It was a lovely event, so have a look at my mini vlog.
2. Mrs Brimbles Jingle and Mingle Event - This is fast approaching and I can't wait.
3. Visit a Christmas Market - not a big one like last year, any market will be fine.
4. A Christmas meal somewhere.
5. A bit more 'me' time.
6. Mini planner get together at my house in January before I go back to work (exciting!).
7. Christmas films binge, I just hope I get the time, we break up Friday 22nd, so not much time for fun before Xmas.
8. Clean the house - I'm on it!
9. Marking done before the holidays...I'm so not on it!
10. Book Tenerife for Easter.
11. Try a winter drawing gum page - just done one! Check.
12. Christmas Eve buffet and games - always a family tradition.
13. Time to fill in my Christmas Planner.
14. AVOID SPENDING ALL MY MONEY ON STICKERS IN THE BLACK FRIDAY PLANNER SALES!!! - Yeah right!
So there it all is on my page. I have used stickers from the lovely Kelly over at Hazy Days UK (You can use code KERRY15 for 15% off no min spend), the link should apply the discount if from a computer... or you can wait till the Black Friday sale and get 20% off no min or 25% over £10.
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So excited to be writing a post for Kelly over at the Hazy Days UK blog. You will all know that I love Kelly's stickers, they are so varied and have stunning graphics and cuteness. So rather than me just showing you pictures of the pretties, I thought I would share some ways you can use them in both planners and journals.
Using Full Kits in Weekly Layouts:
I am using my stickers from HazyDaysUK.etsy.com (a variety of different kits, both functional and decorative). Using full kits for weekly planning is the most obvious way to use stickers in your planner and many of you will do this already. I like to be a bit different in that I use a blank tn insert and draw out my layouts each week using a different layout or style. I love that I can vary them up and mix and match things. The image above uses the Three Bears kit which is stunning. For this layout I have used a vertical TN boxes layout, whereas the with the stunning autumnal Little Red Riding Hood kit below I have chosen a more streamlined horizontal layout similar to the Carpe Diem.
Here are just a few of my experimental layouts using Kelly's stickers.
Using Functional Stickers and Deco Sheets
I love functional and decorative stickers. I must admit to using decorative more to add a bit of prettiness to my planning. I am definitely more an aesthetic planner than a functionality planner. That said, Kelly's icons are great to add to monthly and weekly pages as you are filling them in. Here's a few ways I have used the two sets of stickers for a more functional style bullet journal/bujo style planner layout.
Using Planner Stickers in Creative Journaling and Bullet Journals
I have also used stickers from Kelly in my creative journal pages and in my bullet journal, in particular the deco sheets. In the image above you can see the gorgeous bujo pastel headers of the days of the week (I use these a lot) and you can also get a set of number/date stickers in the same styles and colours. They are stunning. Below is part of a page I created for my Summer holiday break up day.
My very first purchase from Hazy Days was their reading log stickers, which went straight into my bullet journal on my reading page. It's a lovely long sticker which you can use to track your reading on the go. I have also used Kelly's stickers on my dashboards. The gorgeous dreamcatcher came from a boho feathers set and I just love it.
Monthly Planning Using Sticker Kits
Finally, I use my Hazy Days stickers for planning my monthly layouts. I have used two of Kelly's monthly kits: The Boho/Tribal Kit and the Flowers Monthly kit. They are both gorgeous. You can see how I used the tribal kit here Monthly Planning in my Traveler's Notebook (Planner Girls Collective).
The beautiful flowers kit I have used here (complete with a plan with me video)
Monthly Kit Plan With Me
I hope this post has inspired you to be more of a creative planner or given you a few ideas for using your stickers. Now go and check out Kelly's shop (You can use code KERRY15 for 15% off no min spend), the link should apply the discount if from a computer.
Thank you for reading, Kerry xxx
My Summer Planning:
To help with the planning of my Summer Holidays I decided to create a creative journaling page using the gorgeous ephemera from Shona at Away With Fairies Co, it really is beautiful and far too pretty not to use. I added a couple of journaling cards that I prettied up and a few cute Tiki Summer kit stickers from the kit by Kelly at Hazy Days UK. (You can use code KERRY15 for 15% off too).
My Summer Plans:
So on the to the plans them self.
Over in my Art Journaling group we are also having a couple of journal challenges, so I will be making my junk journal for the social media challenge and will be starting and sending off my first page for the travelling journal circle. You can read about it/join in the challenges from my links here - Travelling Creative Journal Circle and here Art Journaling - June Creations & July/August Sneak Peeks.
Be sure to check out the other lovely planner ladies blogs as part of the Planner Girls Collective
Click the names to hop to each blog post and give them a like, comment, like and follow too.
Michelle - Ugly Bug Plans - also the creator of some of the lovely stickers in the layout above.
Louise - The Vintage Planner
Debbie - Chaotic Paper Geek
Phew, so they are my plans, what have you got planned for the summer? Going anywhere nice? Joining in with my challenges? I hope to see you over in my Facebook Art and Creative Journaling Group - Kerrymay Makes A Mess.
Have a great summer, Kerry xx
Back to School Planning
A very short blog post today to share my Plan With Me process video of my weekly layout and planner pages. I used the gorgeous Flamingo weekly kit from www.hazydaysuk.etsy.com and it is stunning. Have a look at the process/PWM video below. Use code KERRY15 to grab a kit from Kelly's shop. Video is below or you can visit directly at https://youtu.be/hjUzcuWPo7A
I hope that you enjoyed the video, I finally have got the filming just right, much clearer on my phone than on my HDD video camera. It has been such a boring few weeks for my planner in terms of what I am writing in it, I haven't been out, just work, work and more work :( Oh well just 6 weeks till the summer holidays - yay!
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So how has your weeks planning gone? Busy week? Boring week? Too much work week?
Hi all, just a quick round up of what I have been up to over the end of term school holidays...aww, it's so lovely to have a break from work and so nice to be able to catch up on my planners, creative journaling, smash books, art and blog. I really have been using the break for a bit of me time... the marking can wait. I can't believe it is Easter already, where is time going? Crazy!
ART JOURNALING GROUP CHALLENGES:
If you missed the post about the new Art Journaling Group you can see it here or you can join the group directly here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/KerrymayMakesAMess
There is quite a bit going on in the group. We took part in the first group challenge last week on Tea Bag Art. You can see my results of that above and pop in to the group to see the creations the lovely members made... they are awesome! The hardest part of this challenge for me was that I don't like tea. No, not just don't like it, I hate it, hate the smell and hate touching wet tea bags. It certainly was a challenge.
We are now on to challenge 2 which takes inspiration from acrylic fluid painting and drawing circles. If you're up for the challenge then pop on over and share your creativity.
The group also has places you can share your work and is a place you can go to relax, chat or get inspiration or ask for help.
Above is a couple of new pages in my art journal for the 2nd group challenge, it's a bit of a 'creative mess' so hopefully I will have a go at a better one this weekend (after I have done at least 'some' of my marking before I go back to work (hahaha). The second image is a page from my smash book, which I love. I received some gorgeous washi tape and ephemera from the UKPA group on Facebook as part of their Wishes post, so have put it to good use. I am on a No Spend on planner, art or stationery of any kind from now until 22nd May (I know, I know, violin please and a huge dose of willpower thrown my way). See more of my Smash Book pages here.
Hazy Days UK Mystery Planner Kit Unboxing:
Below is a video of my unboxing of the April Mystery Kit from Hazy Days UK. If you haven't seen her shop then get over there, some gorgeous stickers and supplies for planners. Use code KERRY15 for 15% off no minimum spend Visit the shop - Hazy Days UK.
If you are reading this from an email or blog/feed reader then copy and paste the following link to view the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMxiFQT1hI
A Note From Kelly - *Just a note to anyone interested in buying one of the mystery kits...
The 'extras' each month will be different but there will always be 5-7 sheets of stickers which have a design on exclusive to the mystery kits so once they're gone they're gone!
The value of the contents will always be more than the cost of the kit as well :)
**May & June kits are available in the shop for pre-order now and will ship on the 5th of the corresponding month xx
So what have you been up to? Any art? Planning? Or just enjoying the run up to Easter? I have no children myself, but can imagine it's not a time for getting much me time if you have.
View my other unboxing posts and videos:
Little Rainbow Moon Planner kit Unboxing
Ugly Bug Plans Art Box Monthly Kit Unboxing
Take Care all, don't forget to pop over to the group and feel free to pin any of the images on Pinterest. Have a Happy Easter ._. xx
Yay, I'm delighted to say I have made it on to Kelly's Design Team for Hazy Days UK. I am so excited and can't wait to share some of my creations with her fantastic stickers. Watch out for a post in the coming week on how I have used Kelly's amazing Book Lovers stickers and tracker.
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