Washi Ideas and Tips on Changing Out Inserts

Before we get into this week’s video, I wanted to tell you that I’ve got some fun things in the works! If you’ve been following me since the summer you may know that I'm hosting a Virtual Crafternoon Tea in November, pop your name and email into the tag at the end of this post to make sure you don't miss any of the details and also to get notified when the cart opens on Thursday.

OK so let’s dive into this week’s video. I’m back with even more washi tips and tricks for you. This time they all have to do with the function of using washi instead of decorative like my last two videos. Pop on over and watch this video now.  

If you haven’t seen the other washi videos, pop on over to this playlist and watch those too!

Last week I gave you some great tips and tricks on how to adapt planner inserts to fit the planner that you want to use, even if they weren’t made to fit in that planner. Check that out here:

Finish Off 2019 with a Bang! 💥

As we round the corner into the last leg of 2019, I have a lot planned for you to make it an amazing year, but I also have tonnes of things lined up for 2020 to make it your best year ever. No "hindsight is 20/20", you are going to go into next year with foresight, a clear view and an action plan! So, keep an eye on my channel for those videos coming soon.

Let's do it!

Leading up to Christmas, I will have 5 videos throughout the fall that will help you have a peaceful Christmas season.


Make sure you are subscribed to my channel (you can do that HERE) and that you have the notification bell turned on, and 'all' selected.

This will make sure that you are getting notifications for all of the videos and you won't risk missing anything!

The first video in the PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS VIDEO SERIES has already gone up and if you've missed it, you can watch that here:

The purpose of this series is to help you start early so that you can reduce your stress levels and actually enjoy the season. By getting everything done ahead of time you allow yourself the time and energy to do all the activities that make you happy.

I've got a Fall Setup for you on my channel as well and a peek at all the new Simple Stories and Carpe Diem products for Fall and Winter.

So let's make the best of these last few months of the year, enjoying every moment and preparing and planning for 2020.

Customise and Alter a Spiral Planner? It is possible!


Now, on to that VIDEO! And it's a good one!

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You know how limiting spiral planners can be, well I’ve got 3 ways for you to add things to your spiral planner and customise it to suit your needs. These tips will work for most spiral notebooks, happy planners and book bound planners too! So grab your planner and hit play!


3 Easy Ways to Find More Time This Summer!

Planner Setup Budget Style

Before I tell you about this week's video, I'd like to ask if you'll be near Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 10. If so we'd love to have you join us for my Crafternoon Tea planner event. We are going to have an elegant afternoon tea prepared by a Scottish chef who used to go to Afternoon Teas with his grandmother. I've seen the menu and it looks divine! Then we get out craft on and tackle new techniques and tips to make your planner not only pretty, but practical as well! Click on the link here for more information and to sign up:



This week's video is a planner setup, but not just any planner setup! I take you through my setup of the brand new Carpe Diem BUDGET planner! I am so in love with this planner! Having a pretty place to track where my money is going makes it a lot easier. Of course even if you don't want a budget planner there are still lots of tips and tricks to help you with any planner set up. So grab your planner and hit play!


Summer Planning FUN Inside!

Summer is here and that means less time inside to play with your planner!😢 I have a video coming up in a couple of weeks to help you with that but in the meantime I've got some quick summer planning for you. My YouTube channel is heaving with new videos for you to watch. I did an extra video a week the entire month of June so that means lots more video fun for you.

First this fun and oh so quick planner pouch tutorial. Attach a pouch to your planner so that you have everything you need to plan while you are on the go this summer. Make it up quickly, throw in your scissors, your favourites pens and as many rolls of washi that will fit. Put your planner in your bag and plan to your heart's content while your children slide and swing at the park.

Summer marks the year's half way point! Can you believe the year is half over? This video has got some great tips for reaching your 2019 goals. Take a few moments out for yourself and to slow down. Grab an icy drink and your planner and make plans for the rest of your year.

Summer memories are always the sweetest, aren't they? What have you got going on this Summer? What not record your memories in a TN insert, they make a wonderful memory keeper to look back on once the weather turns cold again.

Carpe Diem just released 4 brand NEW planners for Summer!! Watch this video today to see if any of them are a fit for you. There are two 17 month planners with an August start, a Budget planner and a Home planner. They are GORGEOUS!!


Your Planning Secret Weapon! 🤫 Become More Productive Today

Before I get into this week's video I want to remind you of the Crafternoon Tea event in Edinburgh! Time is getting short and registration will be closing soon. Click on the photo and I will see you in Edinburgh!
Now, on to that video!! I am sharing one of my favourite planning secret weapons to keep you organised and productive. Plus! We'll be setting up some spreads for June! Grab your planner and your favourite stickers and hit play.

Happy Planning!

Fast and Easy DIY Planner Accessories You Can Make Today!

Before I get into this week's video I wanted to mention that if you were planning to come to the Crafternoon Tea event in Edinburgh and were going to choose the VIP option then you better hurry as there are only a few spots left! 

What you get: delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches and sweets, a planner workshop, a goodie bag full of Carpe Diem product as well as others surprises, plus a bonus goodie bag (I may or may not have just ordered some washi mugs!), a planner talk, time with me and a glass of champagne. What are you waiting for?

Click on the photo and I will see you in Edinburgh!


Now, on to that video!! Carpe Diem has the fabulous cut apart sheets that make planner bookmarks and washi sample cards super easy to make. Of course you can use any paper you have on hand! Switch on your laminator, grab your favourite paper and hit play.


Easy DIY Customised Inserts

Make your life easier with traveler's notebook inserts that suit your needs perfectly! Sometimes you don't need an entire insert full of monthly spreads, right?!? In this week's video, you'll learn how to mix and match to customise an insert that fits your current needs and will keep you organised.

Grab your favourite inserts and an eraser (yes, an eraser!) and hit play on the video:

PS. Don't forget about my Crafternoon Tea planner event in Edinburgh! Spots are filling up so don't miss it. Take some time for you and spoil yourself with this elegant afternoon spent with planner friend and planner goodies! Click here for more information:


Cheerful Project Planner | Traveler's Notebook Setup

When you have a big project to tackle, a great way to keep you on track and motivate you and complete all those tasks inolved is to setup a planner that makes you smile. In this week's video, I've used the colourful Oh Happy Day! collection from Simple Stories. These are my happy colours and their bright tones really put a smile on my face. I'm in a TN but you can use these products in any planner you'd like. Grab it and your favourite drink and hit play!

Next week, I'll take you through the process of setting up a custom insert to completely suit your needs as you plan any special project, so don't forget to subscribe.

Click here for more information on the Crafternoon Tea events!


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