Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year, New Day Planner

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One of the things I like to start fresh with for the New Year is a new wall calendar in my kitchen and a new day planner for my desk.  While there are lots of designs to choose from for wall calendars, day planners don’t have too much to offer ~ they are usually plain and come in several solid colors. 

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Like this black one I picked up at Walmart.  It was the least expensive one they had with the lay-flat binding.  I decided to alter it a bit to suit me better.  Grabbing a variety of scrapbook papers, tags and embellishments that I already had I got to work.

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I used this glue tape to attach the papers to the book.  I did the back and front outside covers with this document paper that has a black background.

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On top of that I layered this decorative cut chipboard piece, covered with another paper.  I used glue dots to attach it to the covered front of the book, which gave it some dimension.

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I added some sticker numbers for the year, that I had from a set of letters and numbers, and a few wood clock faces.

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The back got the same black document paper, but no additional embellishments.

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On the inside, I did the inside front and back covers.  I added two pockets, one to each inside cover.  For now I tucked tags in there, but these would be good to hold appointment cards, receipts, stamps or anything that needs your immediate attention on a day-to-day basis.

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Then I just did the facing page in the front. 

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I didn’t add anything to the inside pages, as yet.  I figure I may do that as I go along, if I decide to do it at all. 

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All set to go once 2013 arrives and I think it is more customized for me this way!

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Happy New Year!

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Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Happy New Year, Kathy!!!


Anonymous said...

So coo1! Love what you have created! I haven't used a day planner for years, just ical, but this makes me want one! Love all the layers of paper and touches. Thanks for sharing

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy!
Your new planner turned out so cute and functional! Great way to use some of my papers that I forget I have too.

Happy New Year to You!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love it! Happy New Year!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

Love the dressed up date book! You do the cutest things!
Happy New Year to ya!

Pamela said...

Kathy that is such a cute notebook! I need one for all the projects I hope to complete this new year. Hope you have a fabulous NEw years Eve!! Thanx for joining THT.

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Kathy- I need a new book for the year and I really like this one- Thanks for the idea- Blessings- xo Diana

Jane said...

Wow, that turned out cute! I've never heard of "glue tape", but now I have to find some and try it. Loved this project as it has given me some inspiration for a couple of my own. Sending you wishes for a blessed new year!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful design, Kathy. Happy New Year!

Okio B Designs said...

Now that's what I call a day planner! I should jazz up the one I just got from Quill which is utterly boring - ha! Happy new year, sis!


JP said...

Good Golly "Miss Molly" aka Kathy!Another lovely project to are too much and I love it!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy,
Oh I just love your new day planner. You created a one of a kind gem and how inspiring to greet each day with this on your desk.
You could even sell these my friend.
Wishing you a wonderful new year.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love your new day planner, Kathy, so elegant and practical. Happy New Year!

Jane said...

I love your makeover of the day planner. It really is a piece of art now!!
Happy New Year.

This N That said...

It looks great...You should sell them..I know I'd buy one..

Jean @ said...

Wow, that's really nice! But, planning? What's that?!! lol!

vivian said...

Great idea Kathy! I have my new work planner in my bag that I carry back and forth to work. I think you have inspired me to do something with my very plain black book as well. but im a little concerned that it will get ruined being carried around.. I have to think about it. maybe I need a new bag to carry with an extra pocket just to carry the day planner in!
Happy New Year my creative friend!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

This is such a cute idea, Kathy! I've been looking for a desk calendar and hadn't found one that I liked, so this just might be the answer. Thanks so much for sharing!

Laura Turner said...

Love the journal, Kathy! I just became a member of your blog.

--Laura from Sunday View

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It is so beautiful and elegant! You are a talent!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your planner is just gorgeous. Those papers are some of my favorite from Hobby Lobby.

I would love if you joined my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays." This first one is all about New Years Goals. Your planner would be a perfect addition!

Have a great week!

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