Planner Girl Collective - Current Planner Set Up

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Planner Girl Collective - Current Planner Set Up

This weeks post is all about our respective set ups.  This has come a rather fortuitous time as I am currently in the middle of changing my set up.

Those of you in the know will have read previously that I resented paying loads of money to import a planner from the US so, had in fact started to make my own inserts. 

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However, I am very lucky and was gifted a fabulous pack of planner goodies from a friend in the States who was feeling my pain.  She sent me both A5 IWP inserts (IWP being my planner of choice) and a Recollections horizontal.  They arrived a few weeks ago and I have done nothing but look at them and stroke them (I think this is a mad planner thing).  I was getting the same feeling you get when faced with a beautiful sheet of good quality unsullied white paper.

But.....I digress

I decided it was time to man up and use at least one of the new planners, the other I will save for next year and will invest in some re-dating stickers.  I am very much a one planner girl and am in love with my Malden.  


So how to make the recollections fit.  My first plan was to remove a few of the inserts and fit in to my Filofax as is.  Unfortunately everything was a bit too big.  The pages barely fit but the dividers with tabs stuck out way to far.


The next plan was to trim off the coil holes and then punch to fit.  This was way more successful.  the pages are still clearly bigger than the A5 they protrude further but with the holes taken off even the dividers fit nicely. 

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 If I had decided to use a Carpe Diem either page system would have worked as the binder is definitely larger than the other A5 products on the market.  However, the quality is not Malden quality.  It really depends on your outlook as to which system you would choose

I have to say I am really impressed with the quality of the paper in the Recollections planner.  I haven`t actually stamped on it yet but it feels as though it will hold up well.  Looking forward to April and my new layouts.

hope you all have a great week  Jo x

why not have a look at the other planner girls



The Decorated Planner - Snowdrops - Joanna`s Planner

The Decorated Planner - Snowdrops - Joanna`s Planner

This week has been a bit manic, well a lot manic as far as social media has been concerned.  Since my all singing all dancing internet connection has gone live I have been on a mission to have a go at all the things I have wanted to do with my blog.  This weeks focus has been on filming my first tutorial.  

What I thought would be relatively simple has turned in to a long job for which I currently require an IT savvy five year old.......

The Decorated Planner - Hey Chick -Joanna`s Planner


Joanna`s Planner - Hey Chick - The Decorated Planner

This week`s planner features the `Hey Chick` stampset from Stampin` Up which can be obtained free of charge during Salebration which finishes at the end of the month 

Decorative Planner Stamping - Joanna`s Planner - Just for You


Decorative Planner Stamping - Joanna`s Planner - Just for You

This week I thought I would play with some stamping techniques in my planner and I have chosen to use this delightful set from Stampin` Up.  It is called `Just For You` 

Planner Girls Collective - An Updated Wish List

Planner Girls Collective - An Updated Wish List - Joanna`s Planner

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Do you have a wish list?  Well, it is Monday and time for the Planner Girl Collective  (PGC) to post again.  This week it is about `Wish Lists`.  I believe the other girls are updating their current wish lists.  Up to this point I really haven`t had much of a list because on the whole if I want something I make it.  I really resent import duties so doing it yourself takes on a whole new meaning.

However, that is all changing.  As you cannot fail to have noticed I have updated the blog and more importantly (in case you missed it) I have a decent broadband speed at last, which means I can finally upload with a decent speed instead of having to pop to my local coffee shop for some free WiFi and a cup of coffee...Life has been very hard.

But now I have a wish list...I have things I want to do, products I want to review, tutorials I want to make and I want all of the stuff!!!!!

All the stuff you might ask....well not actually all of it but bits of it.  


Top of my list right now is an Erin Condren or at least some pages.  In fact pages would be preferable as I will not need to go through the `stroking` phase.  Stroking is something that most planners will recognise when faced by a pristine new planner.

To order now whilst they are half price or not?  After all this is what date stickers are for


Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps...There are a couple of sets I have my eye on and the promise of more cat sets to follow.


Lawn Fawn...I placed a pre-order weeks ago and am still waiting on some Easter stamps.  I am sure it has been more than 6 weeks since I ordered these stamps and some fabulous new Doodlebug Washi.

So, just a few items....and of course these are achievable.  I can plan and budget!


What I would really, really, really, like though is a Filofax `Jack` in A5 format.  They do this in the Original range but sadly it only has 25mm rings.  My unicorn would be the same planner with 30 or even 35mm rings.  hmmm! wonder if that will happen?

and look what I have found

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How amazing is this one that has been customized by Raspberry Patch to give it a vintage feel.  It has a super soft look to it.  Would I dare????

Have a great week everyone and if you have time why not have a look at some of the other planner girl blogs

Decorative Planner Stamping - Giraffe Printables

Decorative Planner Stamping - Giraffe Printables

Decorative Planner Stamping - Giraffe Printables - Joanna`s Planner


So, check this out.....

Those of you that follow me on a regular basis will know that I often use digital stamps on my layouts as they are cheap, easily obtained and can be easily resized to whatever planner you are using.

Whilst perusing some of my favourite digital image sites I came across a designer (scrappers delights) who is selling a complete digital planner kit that can be accessorized with add on kits.

A New Look - Pennygate Crafts - Joanna`s Planner

A New Look - Pennygate Crafts - Joanna`s Planner

Oh, I am so excited.  The sun is shining and my broadband has just been upgraded.  I can`t tell you how exciting this is.  


So, off with the old and on with the new...

I spent a lot of time yesterday and a fair bit today totally upgrading my blog.  I have given it a more appropriate name as it never really got used as a craft blog.  It has a brand spanking new URL of its very own, and a bright fresh new look.

I am hoping to be able to use it a bit more now to show some plan with me`s and tutorials now I actually have some upload speed.  So, hang on to your hats more to follow............