Friday, January 22, 2016

My Must Have Planner Accessories

My list of must have planner supplies and accessories for 2016 are:

1. Stickers
2. Washi Tapes
3. Tassels (not essential, but nice to have!)

Stickers

A few months ago, I decided to start using word stickers on my vertical planner, just to make it look neat and uncluttered. I tend to do similar things each week and it was easy enough to produce gazillions of these word stickers, since I have a Silhouette cutting machine.


My weekly personal planner is pretty much just an overview of the week - I don't put too many details on it these days, since I now use a daily planner to schedule my time during the day.

Washi Tapes

Nothing beats decorative borders using washi tapes! They come in hundreds and thousands of assorted designs and patterns, they're light weight and re-positional. And most of all, they are quite affordable! Usually, a basic pattern washi tape roll is around $2 to $3 AUD. $5 or more for some of the more fancier ones. There are also washi tape samples from $1 in Etsy.

Aussie shops which sell washi tapes are: Chiyogami Designs, Washi Lane, Washi Tape Australia. These are all online stores and they deliver worldwide.

Update: ...more shops! Washi Gang, Carefully Crafted and of course, plenty from various Etsy sellers. Also, Erin Condren and Happy Planner now sell washi tapes.

Washi Tapes

Planner Tassels

A year ago, I wasn't a fan of these "planner tassels" - to me, they looked like they should be hanging on curtains! But I received one from the Planner Society Kit a few months back, and I grew to like it dangling from one of my planners. So, I decided to try out a couple more from someone who I've followed on Instagram since I joined - Hautepinkfluff on Etsy. I received them a couple of weeks ago and they are simply gorgeous! Especially with the little charms that came with it. I like how these tassels just fall nicely. They're well made and looks like they will quite awhile.

Hautepinkfluff Planner Tassels

So far, these are my fav planner supplies and accessories, which I'll be using more this year! Make sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to see more planner goodies and planner inspiration.  Instagram.com/catherina.amor.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Planner Supplies Addict

So it seems that I buy a lot of stationery and planner supplies every month! >◡< There was a time when most of my spending money went on clothes, shoes and makeup... but these days, it's all about my crafty planner things! Stickers, washi tapes, pens and pretty accessories! #stationeryaddict! :D

Lemon Paper Co. Planner Stickers

Lemon Paper Co. Stickers

First up... these adorable Lemon Paper Co. stickers! The owner, Jessica, was so generous and kind sending me these kawaii planner stickers (which I now use all the time)!! I would have to say they are now some of my favourite must have stickers and they've become part of my "staple" stickers to use on my planners. Shop at lemonpaperco.etsy.com to get some of these super cute stickers!!

Planner Society Valentine's Day Kit

It took awhile to get to me, but this Valentine's Day Planner Kit from The Planner Society is so worth it! Love the papers, pretty sticky notes, the washi tape and of course, the stickers!! Their monthly planner kit is the only one I'm subscribed to at the moment and it never disappoints. This particular kit is a holiday special and it's too awesome for words! :D

Planner Society Valentine Kit

One of the shops I regularly go to is Kikki K - there's a couple in the main CBD of Brisbane and it's just walking distance from where I live! How can I not go there a lot, right?

Well, I finally got their cute watermelon planner in medium - small enough to fit in my hand bag, which I carry with me everywhere. So many lovely planners and stationery these days that my spare change usually get spent on these. What can I say? It's my weakness!!

Kikki K Watermelon Planner

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Stationery Holiday Haul

You know that time when you're supposed to be buying gifts for other people, except you end up buying more stuff for yourself? Hehe. Well, true story! Although I did buy Christmas presents for the usual suspects, I think I spent more on a whole lotta stationary for myself! >◡<


Apart from so many planners I bought to try out, I couldn't resist these fabulous stickers from Planner Sudio. The photo doesn't do it justice - the quality of her stickers is top notch! The print is so good and it looks as if it will last a very long time.

Erin Condren Planner

I also splurged on Erin Condren stuff! But, this was lot was purchased from a $50 #ECFanFriday voucher I won on Instagram! I spent it on a spiral notebook, planner pockets, washi tape and another of their original sticker book! Woohoo!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year New Planners!

I had so many things planned to the start this year off, BUT.... I ended up getting sick! I've had a cold & flu the past few days, therefore, I've just been taking it easy and doing minimal work related things. I'm now on the mend and I'm able to at least, update this lil' ol' blog.

Wasn't 2015 planner crazy!? Well, it was for me - hehe. So many planners being released during the last half of the year, that my planner addict mind went bonkers trying to decide which ones to use!! Just at the last moment, I made up my mind to which gorgeous planners I'll be using for the year 2016! How excitement!

Erin Condren Planner

So here are my planner buddies for 2016:

Erin Condren Vertical Planner - for everyday stuff, like appointments, events, family happenings, where I'll be shopping, things to do, etc.

Adore Daily Planner - my daily Business schedule. Time to really take my creative business and Etsy Shop more seriously this year!

Carpe Diem Planner - where I'll be keeping  all my other Business related things, like expenses, suppliers, inventory, goals worksheets, monthly statements, etc.

The Happy Planner - my diet and meal planning planner! Yes, I have to lose excess weight I've added during the past few years.

Daily Planner