Hello, Planner Friends!
While the Northern part of the world is gearing up for Winter, here in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re bracing for Summer, which has sporadically stuck it’s head out a few times only to retreat behind some Spring rains. Which makes for a difficult time predicting weather, but I love Spring rains so I don’t mind too much.
It’s also the time of year when I really think about gardening. I don’t have too big a garden – just a lot of plants on my balcony – but it’s nice seeing them come into flower after Winter.
As a result, I’ve had a lot of Spring-themed planner layouts recently, and they make me so happy!
This week I used the English Garden sticker bundle by Mrs Brimbles to create a fun, horizontal layout. The kit has stickers that would work for both horizontal and vertical layouts, but I really wanted to play with the illustration stickers this week, and this is the result.
For the full process, check out this video:
It’s been a while since I played with a LOT of coloured washi tapes and I have to say, it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. There’s nothing like pops of colour to really brighten your day. I find it impossible not to look at this layout without smiling, because everything about it is so cheerful, and that’s exactly what I need at this time of year when everything starts to get hectic in the lead-up to the holidays.
I wish I could say I had a formula to where I placed the stickers, but I honestly don’t (and I’m pretty sure I break a lot of design rules, too… but hey, rules are meant to be broken, right?). I just wanted to make sure I not only had a pretty layout, but a functional one, too, with plenty of room for my to-dos and upcoming events.
My horizontal layouts always have eight boxes – the eight being for a ‘notes’ section. Which in my layouts is always more decorative than ‘notes’ (because that’s just how I roll!), and it’s position in my layout tends to fluctuate depending on how much space I need.
So this week it’s in the middle of the week and I really don’t mind that!
I hope that wherever you are, you are being inspired and living your best life, and that your planner helps you to do that.
If you’re looking for more planner inspiration, I post planner videos every week on my Youtube channel.
Happy planning, friends!