For you filofaxing friends, I need to catch up with showing my pages for several weeks now. Here’s week 40 in my personal.
Checked (with dots) background paper – Elle’s Studio Saltwater
Week days – My Mind’s Eye Collectable Journey
Arrow – October Afternoon Midway Balloons & Darts
Digits – peel off stickers (gold, colored with black Posca pen)
Happy and Stuff stickers – Heidi Swapp Dreamy Word Jumble Stickers
All I Want rubber stamp – Reprint Artstamps
Create rubber stamp – Catslife Press
Konst och Ta dig samman rubber stamps – Inger Andersén
You’re right, it’s been a LONG time since my last post. Fact is, I haven’t paper crafted at all since then. Or any other crafting. Besides one thing – I’ve picked up my cross stitching again. To make a long story short, I haven’t been feeling well, and I needed some kind of crafting where I didn’t have to think. Which makes cross stitching perfect, I just have to check the chart and make the stitches it says I should make. However, showing what I’ve stitched or am stitching now will be in a future post.
This post is about my first step back into paper crafting after these two months. Not paper crafting as in cardmaking or scrapbooking, but filofaxing! I’ve been decorating my filofax pages for over a year now, and it’s still what makes me actually use and check my planner. 😀 Okay, these past several non-crafting weeks I didn’t decorate it. But, last week I finally did it again! Instead of just adding a bit of washi tape and stickers or stamping or rub-ons, I’ve kind of got into scrapping the entire pages. Week 38 in my daily planner was decorated with papers from DCWV Street Lace:
And yes, for those of you who understands Swedish – I actually write down “water plants” in my planner. Before I started doing that, they were lucky if they got watered every second week…!
Besides my daily planner, I have another one where I write notes about things I put on Tradera (Swedish eBay), what I create, blog posts and snail mail. Haven’t decorated these pages either for several weeks, but here’s an old spread from week 30. A bit over the top, but I enjoyed doing it. Not sure where all the supplies are from – it’s a total mish mash of everything!
If you’re interested in starting to decorate your filofax or other planner, search Instagram or Pinterest for lots of inspiration. There are also monthly planner kits for purchase, such as Paper Addict Planner Kit and Happie Planner Kit. Starting very soon, is also Studio Calico’s online class Agenda.
Last summer I discovered the world of Filofaxing. I stumbled upon it on Instagram, and quickly learned that there are zillions of creative Filofax photos on Instagram, videos on YouTube and groups on Facebook. People who collect Filofaxes, or who love to decorate the pages.
Every year I buy a new planner, but only stick to it for a month or two, then I forget about it. I’ve tried to use the calendar on my smartphone, but never did anything else than adding my work schedule. Everything else, I tried to just remember anyway. So, neither planner nor smartphone calendar worked for me. Until all the online inspiration made me get my first Filofax last summer. It works perfectly for me! Decorating the pages makes the planner more fun for me, and I remember to look up what I’m supposed to do as well as writing down everything I need to remember.
Here’s last week. A bit of rubberstamping, and of course washi tape (after all, I am a washi addict).