Thursday, April 2, 2009

A new planner mid-year? Why not?

So I found myself itching to create my own planner a few weeks back for some unknown reason. I searched for different ways to approach it, based on my personal preferences concerning size, color, shape, etc. How would it fit it my bags? How would I bind it? How many pages would it contain? How would I address the issue of starting a new book in the middle of the year? Finally, after much deliberating and playing in Illustrator, I now have my very own hand-crafted agenda book!
This is the format I chose for my pages. After printing onto both sides of a cream-colored cardstock, I sliced the paper horizontally, as the book features two days per page. Then I punched two holes on each page using my Crop-a-Dile and bound that baby up! So much fun, I tell you! I love when I get on these creative kicks because it becomes all-consuming and I get super excited! Plus, agenda books have always thrilled me to no end and the blank fluorish on all the pages allows me to fill in the date as I go - flexibility is a must! Additionally, this format could be used for anything - a journal, a planner, a notebook, a recipe book, anything at all!

If you would like to create your own book using this layout, leave me a comment and I will send you a PDF copy via e-mail. Or just click on the layout photo and save it as a JPEG. Either way, please feel free to enjoy! :)

(The covers are made of Hambly's chandelier overlays and a thin chipboard cut to size. The number stickers are complements of American Crafts Thickers.)


  1. Oh my gosh Ann-Marie! Soooo cute!! Id love the file...gotta love the chandeliers;)

  2. ana mariaaaa!
    what the heck! i did not know you had a scrapbooking blog! that's so fun! and i'm using all exclamation marks right now because i'm really excited to find another blogger! hahaha. your planner is quite adorable and i just lost mine this week and am quite devastated, so i have to get a new one. ASAP, too! i'm dying without one.