After years and years of being a part of the planner community, I decided to share my passion for paper craft in my first Plan with Me video.
For those not familiar with this particular hobby, planning, in this sense, can be described as the intersection of paper media scheduling books/agendas/day journals (a “planner”) and scrapbooking. Styles can range from strictly functional planning with little to no decor all the way to “no white space planning” in which nearly every spot on the page is covered with stickers. Planner enthusiasts often use a mix of decorative and functional stickers, washi tape, ink stamps, pens and simply their own humble handwriting or crafted hand lettering to note, record, remind and remember the day-to-day. Great examples can be found on Instagram by planner masters such as @kellofaplan, @planwithlaken, @athomewithquita, @ajmcgarvey, @neatlyplanned, @nowhitespacestickers.
As for me, my style always includes a bit of Disney magic! Most of the Disney inspired stickers that I use I find on Etsy and other small shop websites. I’ll be highlighting them here and linking to their shops.
While I’ve used a few different planners over the years I have used consistently and favored The Happy Planner. There are hundreds of styles and layouts (arrangements) offered. Currently I am using the Happy Planner mini vertical Planner Babe for personal planning (which I will highlight here) and the Amy Tangerine classic vertical Happy Planner for work.
Last week I used a weekly kit (pack of stickers designed to be used on a given calendar week which includes a combination of decorative and functional stickers) I had in my stash for months from The Stickery Co. on Etsy. I really enjoyed playing with this fun and vibrant kit and was really pleased with the quality as well the variety included. Will definitely be buying from her again!
Here’s my video! A “plan with me” is exactly like it sounds - I speak very briefly at the beginning and end of the video but most of it is just watching me lay out the stickers on my weekly spread. There are tons of these kinds of videos on YouTube and you can find them by simply searching “plan with me.” The Instagrammers I listed above are a great place to start if you’re curious!
Hope your days are filled with magic and you have a great big beautiful tomorrow!