Papercraft, Planners

Easy Traveler’s Notebook planner pocket insert : New Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy!

I am a true planner girl at heart but to be honest I don’t really do the decorating on the inside of my pages… I like a bit of wash tape and a couple of stickers but I can’t focus when I have a full page layout.. so I like my planners to be pretty on the outside, with functional decoration!

My a6 Ugly Dori has had the same internal decoration for about 6 weeks now and I really fancied a change.. as I am preparing for a big event this weekend I didn’t have the time to laminate all my dividers and I wanted something that was going to be functional to store receipts.

I came up with this simple and easy template to make these pocket folders! You can view the process video HERE!

Product Ingredients:

A7 (Micro):

  • Cut paper to: 9″ (228mm) x 6″ (150mm)
  • Score at: Longside – 4.5″  (114mm) and then 3″ (76 mm) either side of score line. Shortside – 1.75″ (44mm)

A6:

  • Cut to 9.25″ (235mm) x 12″ (305mm)
  • Score at: Longside – 6″ (152mm) and then 4.25″ (108mm) both sides of the centre score line. Shortside – 6″ (152mm)

Regular:

  • 12″ x 12″ (305mm x 305mm)
  • Score at: Longside – 6″ (152mm)) and then 4.5″ (114mm) both sides of the centre score line. Shortside – 8.25″ (210mm)

Field Notes (Pocket):

  • Cut to 6″ x 12″
  • Score at: Longside – 6″ (152mm) then 3.75″ (95mm) 

    either side of centre score line. Shortside: .25″ (7mm)

If you have been inspired by this project then I would love to see your creation, you can reach me by tagging me @uglybugplans on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Anyone placing an order, via my online shop,  who uses the current months Hostess Code (located in the right hand side of the screen or HERE) will receive a free gift from me at the beginning of next month, if your order is over £150 then please do not use the code as you will earn your own free rewards on your order.

I have an amazing team and am looking to expand, if you are interested in earning free products, receiving a discount on all personal orders and earning commission on all customer orders then click here:

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Papercraft, Teamie Tuesday

1 Product 3 Ways : New Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight stamp set and punch!! – Teamie Tuesday

Todays Teamie Tuesday blog hop had the theme 1 product 3 ways! I decided to use the brand new Daisy Delight stamp set and boy was I impressed.. The stamp and coordinating punch can be used in a variety of ways and are perfect for the beginner to the more experienced crafter.

My 3 makes were cards, the first is aimed at a beginner and only uses stamp, ink and paper, the 2nd uses the punch to make a 3d daisy and the 3rd card uses a double stamp for the boarder and an extra embellishment in the centre of the daisy.

Product Ingredients:

  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock
  • Daisy Delight Stamp set
  • Gold Faceted Gems
  • Daffodil Delight Ink
  • Daisy Punch

You can view the process video here!

These products will be available for customers to purchase on the 1st June, if you would like them before this date then you can join my team for just £99 and chose £130 of products from the new range!

View the other ladies taking part in todays Teamie Tuesday:

Kelly – The Crafty Bat

Alyson – Scarlet Moon Crafts

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DIY Sticker Storage / Accordion File / Card Holder

The original idea for this project came from this video that I stumbled across whilst looking for inspiration for another project. I’ve been looking for a pretty and portable way to store and carry my planner stickers for a while and as soon as I saw this I knew that I could adapt it to fit my stickers and it would be perfect.

Product Ingredients:

  • Pop of Pink DSP 141648 (retiring) cut at:
    • 7.5″ x 2″
    • 4.75″ 7.5″
    • 4″ x 8″ (2 of these)
    • 1″ x 2.5″ (3 of these)
  • Basic Black Card 124267 cut at:
    • 12″ x 8″
    • 8″ x 5.5″
    • 4″ x 8″ (3 of these)
  • 11″ of ribbon or lace
  • Paper Trimmer 129722
  • Score Board 122334
  • Adhesive 104332

Don’t forget that every person who places an order on my website receives a free gift from me at the end of the month, when they use the hostess code to the right of this post!

To view the process video click HERE!

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Planner Girls Collective : My Planning Style

Casual and aloof… that’s how I’d describe my planning style.. I love nothing more than spending an hour stickering up my planner to then find it pickles my head to try and use it as my main planner.. I’ve battled with my love/hate relationship with stickers and a “busy” looking planner since I peeled my first sticker from the sheet and laid it in my planner.

So I finally think I’ve found a way to have the best of both worlds but that involves multiple planners!

I use my ECLP as my main planner, the monthly pages contain everything from holidays and school appointments to bills and my blog schedule. I use full kits to decorate the weekly pages which are then used as my family planner.


My recollections horizontal planner (I am happy with this planner, I do NOT need an ECLP verticle when they come out.. if I repeat that enough do you think I will believe it?) is then my blog and work planner. I use it as a bullet journal and colour coordinate my blog and YouTube posts. I break down each day into 2 columns with my most important todo’s on one side and any appointments or important events on the other side. I have a key to keep track of each task and if it’s been done or rescheduled and to highlight important points.


I then have my every day carry which is an a6 UglyDori with a hobonichi techno inside,  I use this to keep track of events while I’m out and about so that I don’t have to carry a large planner with me 🙂


So there we have it… my planner “Style” I’m not quite sure that I fit into any particular box.. I’ve always liked to be different 😉

Don’t forget to check out the other ladies taking part in today’s blog hop;

Hannah – Plan With Hannah

Emma – The Stationery Geekette

Debbie – My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Stephanie – A Ska Loving Geek

Louise – The Vintage Planner

Joanne – Joannes Planner

Giveaway

Technophobe!! – UglyBug Newsletter & Giveaway

Ok so there is a reason that I love paper wayyy more than technology, you know where you stand with paper, it is innocent, does what you want it to do, doesn’t have a double agenda and would certainly  never double cross you by giving you information on google and then failing to do what you wanted it to when you followed the steps to.the.letter!!

Rant over!! anyone who would like to join my newsletter can do so by clicking this link and filling in your email address and first name. Newsletters will only go out once a month and will contain special offers, hostess codes and workshop information, you will be able to sign up for workshops through them and see the theme/products that we will be using that month. Newsletters go out on the 20th of the month and on the 21st of the month, at 8pm, there will be a question on my blog relating to the newsletter.. The first person to correctly answer the question will win an amazing prize of a brand new “Lift Me Up” stamp set!


I promise not to spam you and would never give your details out to third parties or use them in any other way than for this newsletter!

Please spread the word and remember that you have to be registered for the newsletter before the 19th March for a chance to win this months prize!

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Raising money for Carrie, for medical bills not funded by NHS

Edited to add new prizes:

  • The £50 UglyDori voucher has now been increased to any size UglyDori with any tooling/paint/customisation.. this is a whopping prize and Trevor is happy to work with the winner to create their dream UglyDori!!
  • A stationery Bundle from Three Little Buhos
  • £20 shop credit from Kelizabethplans

 

One of my lovely ladies on my PR Team, Carrie, is.. in totally understated words “a bit poorly” her condition….. in fact why don’t I let Carrie tell it in her own words…

Carrie’s Fund is about helping to raise funds to cover the increasing medical costs my complex condition brings.

Thanks to my stretchy-gooey-fragile connective tissue I have legs that wobble, the stamina of a sloth and an ability to facepalm the floor numerous times a day. I have complete intestinal failure, am fed directly into my heart (TPN), my upper spine is collapsing which is crushing my brainstem, I am losing my sight and my immune system is breaking down – my whole body is literally falling apart.

Sadly, there are many aspects of my condition which are not recognised or treated on the NHS or in the UK. As a result I have to fund a lot of my medical care, pay for expensive equipment and in the near future I may need to fund surgery and treatment in other countries

Carrie’s Fund is to help ease some of the burden of these extensive costs. Some of the things that the fund has paid for and will help pay towards in the future include :

  • Specialist powered wheelchair
  • Upright MRI scans in London for spinal instability (CCI)
  • Consultations with CCI neurosurgeon in Spain
  • Travel fridge to store TPN to allow travel away from home for appointments and short breaks.”

As you can see this beautiful lady has so much to deal with and still takes time out of her day to help others and raise awareness of the condition. You can read more of Carrie’s story HERE and follow her blog HERE

and the point of this post is: I decided to see if I could raise funds for Carrie’s medical treatment by donating a custom UglyDori to be raffled off, I posted in a UK sellers group on Facebook and the mega generous sellers jumped in with their own contributions to create one mega prize. Tickets are £2.50 and can be paid by PayPal at http://www.paypal.me/michellemills please only put the word Carrie in the notes and I will email you your ticket number (this will go to your PayPal email so please check that).

Competition closes on the 3rd April at 9am and the winner will be drawn live at 2pm that very same day. All money will be transferred to Carrie’s fundraising page that day (so please pay by friends and family to maximise the amount raised.

The prize…

There are more amazing contributors to come so keep checking back. If you are a seller or have an item you would like to donate to help this cause then please do contact me and I will make sure to add you to the list.

 

Papercraft

Planning My Week : A6 Traveler’s Notebook, Hobonichi Techno (bullet journal) and Erin Condren

What does a planner obsessed she devil do when she can’t make her mind up in a single planner system??? She uses them all haha.


I love my hobonichi techno (a6) and have carried the bullet journalling system over to her, she sits in my a6 UglyDori and comes everywhere with me as a purse. She sits in my desk and I use her day to day to track my to do lists and appointments, the split column on the page means I can seperate the hourly tasks and to do lists so that I can efficiently manage my time, she’s my task master and haunts me if I fail to complete all my tasks, I have carried over the “migrating” of tasks but been really trying hard to set manageable tasks and allocate time for them.

My ECLP sits open on my desk as kind of a master planner, I like to see the up coming week and be able to plan my time around future events… the reason I plan is that I am an epic fail at time management.. those 100 tasks I need to do are really important.. but YouTube always comes calling and scrolling on Facebook is always more appealing, by seeing the week ahead I find it almost spooks me into doing the task today, fear of a never ending list spooks me.

Multiple planning systems can be hard work and need a few “rules” the main one is schedualing appointments, if I am home they go straight into my ECLP in the monthly section; as that is my “master planner” I always transfer the tasks over to my A6 on a Sunday so rarely miss anything, if I’m out they go in my Hobonichi, the problem I had with that is, even with the best intentions, I found I often (read here always haha) forgot that I had scheduled anything in, due to it being a day on one page (DO1P) if I let it sink into the black obvlivian that is my memory I rarely remember it until I am in that daily page. To combat this I use good old stick notes (say what?? They actually have a function?!?) I either write the appointment on the sticky note only or pop it into the day too. The sticky note then goes on the front page of the Hobonichi and doesn’t come off until I have written it in my ECLP.

It’s my perfect system: for now!! But don’t forget to check back next week and find out my new favourites, the fickle beast I am!!


There is a video coming in the next day or two of me setting the 2 Planners up for this week, alas time disappeared yesterday (YouTube) and I haven’t edited it, feel free to pop over to my YouTube channel. You can now watch the video HERE!

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New, custom, A6 traveler’s notebook set up with hobonichi techno

When I started this year I, like every other planner and Stationery geek, went out and purchased the Planners I needed to help me keep my life together. 

I knew I wanted a wo2p desk diary, a do1p and then a traveler’s notebook to carry around with me you can see the products I chose in my post HERE.

There I was, cruising along the Planner peace highway when my friend Jayme sends me a hobonichi techno in a6… it was love I’m telling you, if you can love an object haha.

Of course she needed a new home and I’d been asking Trevor to make my Harry Potter themed a6 for ages… this is what he came up with..


At the front I have 2 large secretarial pockets and at the back I have 4 card pockets, this will be my daily carry so will house my cashcards and coupons etc.

Inside I have my 3 dot notebooks and the hobonichi techno at the back. The leather is so soft and floppy it’s stunning. Now I just cannot wait for my next planner kit to arrive so I can pump her out, I purposely left the inside nude so that I can change my colour scheme as often as I like without fear of clashing.


I filmed a flip through of this notebook that explains everything in more detail HERE.

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Valentines Day Bucket List!! Art/Creative Journal

Today’s topic for our weekly Planner Girl Collective Post is “Valentines Day Bucket List” I love having buckets lists in my art journal and although we hardly celebrate Valentine’s Day (we both have our birthday between Christmas and Valentines so it’s never been a big elevation for us) we do always make sure we acknowlege it in small ways… we always have a nice meal and some sofa time without social media.

I started by watercolouring straight into my regular size art journal, it’s a chunky beast now and I love it..


I purchased the big stickers in paperchase  on my birthday and the big sheet of stickers I’ve had for ages, they are from the love story range from Lori Whitlock.

The washi is American Crafts that was recently stocked in TK Maxx.


I have the process video on my YouRube channel HERE

https://thestationerygeekette.com/ – Emma-Louise Smith

https://abeautifulplan.co.uk/ – Kelly Vizma

http://beautifullybrokenvicky.blogspot.co.uk/… – Vicky Buckley

http://pennygatecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/… – Jo Whight

http://purelyamy.co.uk/ – Amy Hunt

http://www.thepaperjunkie.net/ – Rej Relova

http://superaena.com/ – Rej Relova

http://www.itsjustmehayleyd.com/ – Haley Daley-Hannibal

https://bestlaidplans2016.wordpress.com/… – Louise Parkinson

http://www.alifelivedinwords.com/ – Alyson Duncan

https://pineappleandbutton.com/ – Hannah Saadat Jones

http://skalovingeek.blogspot.co.uk/ Stephanie Kaye

https://mychaoticallyeclecticlife.wordpress.com/… Debbie Binnersley

https://planwithhannah.wordpress.com/… Hannah Marriage (Smith on FB)

https://sallyannmade.wordpress.com/ Sally Bartlett

 

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A6 Traveler’s Notebook set up and Studio Calico Unboxing

I am absolutely loving life in my A6 UglyDori, the inserts from @annieplansprintables work well for me (although I’m not a fan of the fold out pages) but my whole set up just didn’t have my heart singing with joy!

I knew my Planner Society kit from Scarlet Lime Crafts would be arriving soon and hoped that I could pimp my planner out with that!

Then my studio calico scrapbooking kit hit my doormat and I fell in love,  I’m not  normally a floral girl but the florals in this are bold and colourful, the colour palette both clash and compliment each other at the same time and looking at the whole kit together I could literally feel spring bursting from the pages!

I knew as soon as I opened it what the first project would be and I am so pleased I did. I filmed the unboxing and first part of my planner set up which you can see HERE, unfortunetly I have managed to misplace the second half of the footage..

In my eagerness to craft this sensational kit into something wonderful for my UglyDori I also forgot to take any pictures of the whole kit.. so today’s blog and video go hand in hand and by watching/reading them both you’ll get the whole picture haha.. I promise to be more careful with my footage in future and less eager to use the products so that I can snap a few pictures… who am I kidding, I’ll end up doing the same again next month haha.


I used 4 of the papers to create dashboards for my inserts, I had some gold foil stickers from simple stories that I placed on the blue cover and decided that this will be my positivity journal and that I’d write down all the positive things that happen to me every day.