Customizing the Carpe Diem Planner with Teri
I'm so geeked about this planner for a couple reasons. First, I love the planner's large A5 size because it gives you lots of room to write and embellish. And I love the ring binding system because you can take pages out and add pages in. You can really customize your planner to your heart's content. I love that!
The first thing I did with my pink planner was to rearrange the months. Since I started using it in November, I moved the November and December sections to the front of the planner. (Hello, friends! How could I possibly wait until January to start using it?! Kid in a candy store, but I digress.) I also moved the piece of pencil paper to the front of my planner. It had previously been in the back of the planner. It's just so cute!
I immediately delved into planning November. I removed some of the "day" planning pages that the planner came with and replaced them with some "Who What Where When" pages from the Carpe Diem Basic Inserts pack.
I added a number date to each day with the Carpe Diem Number Stickers. Rather than being uniform about that, I randomly put the date circles into the three columns. I just kinda love that random, tossed together look.
My handwriting is extra messy on these pages, but I think addition of colorful stickers made the pages fun and cheerful and distracted from that messy writing! I mean, how cute is that coffee cup? Yes, I know!
I also created a cute little dog clip for November! It was easy to make! I adhered the dog (from the Carpe Diem Bits & Pieces) to a large paperclip with some glue dots.
Flip it over, and you'll see I added a little bit of paper washi tape to cover up the adhesive. Easy peasy!
Speaking of paper washi tape, I used it to add a little color to the top of those Who What Where When pages, as well as the November month calendar pages.
Finally, I included a "This Month" page (also from the Basic Inserts pack) to my November section.
It's great because I was able to add some important dates for the month that I definitely don't want to forget. I also was able to document some of my goals for November. Always good to have something to strive for... wink!
I made the page a little more interesting visually by adding some stickers and die-cuts to it.
Thanks for letting me give a peek at my planner. I'll see you again soon!