I’ve been participating in a daily photo challenge centered around planners this August. Here are my shots so far!
Despite my love for my gold kikki.K, I’m simply too much of a spontaneous hermit to get much use out of planner, hence my silence and lack of planner-related posts for the past weeks. I’d been dedicating significant brainpower to figuring out how I could still use this gorgeous, amazing binder without actually printing out planner inserts and trying to keep track of my life that way. So I decided to turn the kikki.K into a ring-bound art journal. I loved the single-ring art journal I had earlier this year, and it seemed natural to upgrade, so to speak. In order to protect the hardware, leather and fabric of this beautiful planner, I take each page out when I work in it, unless it’s a simple sketch or paint-less preliminary design. 🙂
This system of having an art journal and an “everything journal”—wherein I keep daily rants, ephemera from life, notes, to-dos, plans, lists, dreams, ideas, fiction, literally everything—seems to be working very well for me. And of course, I have tons of sketchbooks as well. 😛 In addition to these, I also have a large plain Moleskine with a soft cover in which I paste all my beautiful received mail.
From the very start, I wasn’t pleased with the inserts that kikki.K gives out with their planners. The designs are mediocre at best and the paper quality is abysmal for such a nice leather organizer. I knew I’d be designing my own sooner or later, and I’ve finally made switched from kikki.K’s inserts to all of my own—as well as extra cool notebook papers ripped from various journals!
If you’d like any of these inserts for yourself, feel free to check out the Free Printables page where you can find links to the PDFs for these inserts and more. 😀
Merely click on the image to be taken to the PDF in Google Drive.
I created this flexible book journal to go along with my coffee lover’s collection. There’s a layout for fiction and non-fiction as well as extra notes pages for when you’ve got lots to say. Here’s the fiction layout.
The non-fiction layout has space for citation, key points and other important tidbits.
To help with my own blog planning, I added another insert to my pink and gold collection: this undated blog planner features monthly and weekly views as well as a more in-depth post planner. Please enjoy!
This is part two of my DIY Printables tutorial wherein I share some tips and tricks on how I design my layouts using tables to create gridded and ruled layouts. You can catch the first part here!
Last night I was watching Iron Sky and painting watercolor patterns for inserts when it hit me: why aren’t there more coffee-themed inserts? Paintbrush in hand, I set out to create some illustrations for custom inserts, and I just finished them! I’ve been pretty much neglecting everything else in favor of making inserts lately. WHOOPS. It’s just so fun! 😀 So these inserts are what I came up with. Tell me what you think, planner lovers! I totally dig the coffee stain circles for writing in the dates. I gave myself a huge pat on the back for that one. 🙂 Find the PDF here. As usual, they’re A5 sized, but below you can see photos of them scaled up to US letter. These PDFs are high quality. 😉
Of course, I’ve updated the Printables page. If you’d like to see it in action, look no further!