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Plan Like Cindy Guentert-Baldo - Llama Letters

For a challenge, I decided to spice things up in my planner by trying a new style and taking inspiration from another planner girl. I chose Cindy Guentert-Baldo from Llama Letters because I love her style and because her method of decorating is so very different from mine. She uses bright colours and bold layouts with lots of fab doodling and lettering.

I'm going to try to add a bit of her style to my August monthly spread all the while brushing up on my doodling and hand lettering, eep!

I decided on a spread of hers from May to be my inspiration. I like the colours and I know I have similar supplies on hand so it won't require a trip to the store and extra money to complete the challenge.

Here we go, hit play and watch as I try my hand at Cindy's style!


Here's her original:

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And here's my take on it:
I tried my hand at the lettering, but I passed on the doodling, I was too nervous to do it, next time I will practice beforehand.

Llama-letters-letteringOf course, I had to add a little cluster or two as a little touch of 'me' to the spread.

Llama-letters-my-touchWhat do you think? Let me know in the comments what you think I nailed and what I failed. You can watch her process video here: 

Cindy Guentert-Baldo

I think that my favourite part about Cindy's style is when will use washi tape to span days or even weeks to signify a child's activities, vacation or some long term event. This is something I used to do a bit but then completely forgot about. I need to start doing this again. Not only is super practical, I LOVE the look of the washi strips over several days.  

Have you used washi in this way? I've got 21 ways to use washi in this YouTube video: