I made these gorgeous 'Planner Girl' style desktop backgrounds last week and they are far too pretty not to share right? The images are full quality jpeg images and should fit any standard desktop size on a PC or laptop.
Simply click the image to save the file and then locate where you saved it. Right click and click set as wallpaper background, that's all there is to it. Enjoy!
Planner Queen Desktop Background
Plan It, Do It Desktop Background
Planner Queen Desktop Background (Without the dots)
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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.
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.
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
Guest Post for Ugly Bug Plans
This is a guest post from the lovely Michelle over at Ugly Bug Plans, the maker of the gorgeous Ugly Dori travelers notebooks along with her husband Trevor. I haven't done a flip through or current setup of my planner for a while so thought I would share how I am currently using my stunning Ugly Dori.
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How I am Currently Using my Travelers Notebook:
My Ugly Dori is my main planner and I have been in it since January of 2018 without changing it. I obviously change around the notebooks and the dashboards and pockets to fit the seasons, but I haven't changed the actual notebook cover or planner itself. The planner is beautiful, so roomy with an extra re-enforced spine. It holds so much. I currently have 5 notebooks in the planner, but could easily get in 2 more, possibly 3 with extra jump bands.
1. Weekly Planner
2. Monthly Planner
3. Cambs Planner Con Creative Journal
4. Latest Bullet Journal/Lists Journal
5. Old Bujo Lists Journal
Have a look at my flip through video below of my current setup.
The frame came with four postcards already on it, but as my craft room wall is fairly dark I swapped a few out for a few lighter coloured postcards to make it stand out on the wall and to make it easier to see the clips. I also cut small slits in to some of the postcards to make it easier to attach the paperclips to the cards.
I also added a few pieces of my favourite ephemera and die cut pieces and finished it all off with some copper fairy lights around the edge (also bought cheaply from Primark). The whole frame with lights cost less than £10 in total.
I love the finished look. I finally have a new planner space in my craft room as before I only had a desk for my art. The scissors wooden block filled with my favourite pens really finishes off the look and I love it.
Related post: My Craft Room Tour
Planner Charms Display Storage:
I'd love to hear how you store your charms and clips and what your favourite planner girl or craft storage hacks are... pop me a comment below.
Take care everyone and have a Happy Easter,
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As you know from previous planner posts, my planning style is very much a blank page and changing up of the layout each week. My current insert is beautiful dot grid notebook from Scurry and Peck on Etsy made by my good friend Stephanie. The cover has a map of the Canary Island as it's cover to which I added a beautiful doily made from a book by one of my other lovely planner friends Sheryll over at Jenny Lane Creations.
Other Planners I am Using
In addition to the above planner, I am also using:
Well a girl can never have too many planners now can they? What about you? What planners are you currently using or hoarding? Let me know in the comments below.
Mini Planner Meet at my House (Kerry's Crafty Meet)
On Wednesday 3rd January I hosted a mini meet for 11 people (and two kiddywinks) at my house. This was a chance for the Nottinghamshire Planner girls to get together to craft and plan and of course to chat planners. To say it was a small and informal event we certainly packed it all in, with crafting time, planner time, tea, cake and buffet, swaps table and of course a planner stack.
I had a lovely day and it went so fast. Thankfully I missed out on the enabling conversations from Kylie due to hosting obligations... (yes she did persuade people to buy an Hobonichi and a set of Midliners) hahaha. It was also to see Hannah's little one joining in with the art and planning.
Planner Meets and Conventions I attended in 2017
Click the links to see the blog posts for each event.
Mansfield Planner Girls Meet - A regular event a few planner friends in the Mansfield area hold in the half term and school holidays, usually hosted at a tea room in Mansfield.
Pamper Plan, Create - This was one of my favourite events, such a great weekend, complete with planning and crafting time, a meal, pamper sessions and pyjama planning till late.
Leanne's Planning Clan - A lovely get together in Annesley (Notts) for the East Midlands Planner Girls (set up by Leanne Bates, Clare Collins and Katy Evans).
Plannercon Europe - Wow an amazing event in Brussels and I was so lucky to win my ticket from UKPA.
Sweet P's Christmas Planner Meet - Rosie Meers event in Hartshill, Nuneaton, a lovely meet up.
Mrs Brimbles Jingle and Mingle - Anna brims Christmas get together in St Neots, a relaxing event with time to plan and craft.
Other Notable Planner Events
UKPA Big Meet - I haven't ever attended one of these, I only found the group last year so missed out on that one and the one this year was only a month away from Pamper, Plan, Create so I couldn't afford both. UKPA is an invite only group for UK Planner addicts. Tickets are sold out for 2018.
Manchester Planner Bee - This looked amazing, I didn't go, but it looked like a great event to attend.
Mrs Brimbles Cambs Planner Con - Usually in April, I will be attending this this year. Tickets will be available soon from Mrs Brimbles Happy Place
Scotcon - If you are Scottish planner addict then this is event for you. Head over to the group to keep updated. Scotlands Planner Girls
Photo by Studio Monte, courtesy of plannercon.eu
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